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RULES

Below is an overview of the NWPC rules.

 

The Northwest Pinball Championships is a world class pinball tournament.
It is open to players of all skill levels and ages.


It is a multi-day qualifying tournament followed by a day of finals. During qualifying on Friday and Saturday players purchase cards or tickets to play games on the tournament machines. Players may purchase as many cards or tickets as they like.


Each player's best score on each machine in their division of play is tracked in a computer and those scores are ranked against all of the other competitor's scores on that machine. Players then receive an aggregate of their machine rankings to determine their overall qualifying position in their division. For more information between the card and ticket system please refer to the detailed rules document.

At the end of qualifying, a set number of people will be eligible for the finals on Saturday night for the Women's and Classic tournaments and Sunday for Open and High-stake tournaments.
                       
The NWPC has several divisions of tournament play. Each of these divisions have separate qualifying and finals and are treated as separate tournaments (The Open and Classics division has a sub-Amateur division).


OPEN DIVISION                                                                                                    
Open Division is the main event. It is for players familiar with pinball - From casual players to experienced pinball players.
- 8 games in this division. Each qualifying card must have 5 out of 10 games.
- Top 24 qualifiers make the finals, with qualifiers 1-8 receiving a bye.
AMATEUR DIVISION

- Top 8 players with an IFPA ranking of 1,000+ not qualified for the top24 Open division will compete in an Amateur finals on Sunday.


CLASSICS DIVISION                                                                                    
Classics Division is for all players interested in competing on classic electro-mechanical and early solid states pinball machines.
- 6 games in this division. Best 5 single games count toward your qualifying scores. All games count toward total qualifying score.
- Top 16 qualifiers make the finals.

AMATEUR DIVISION

- Top 8 players with an IFPA ranking of 1,000+ not qualified for the top16 Classics division will compete in an Amateur finals on Sunday.

                        
WOMEN'S DIVISION                                                                                    
Women's Division enable female players to face off at a high level on a dedicated tournament to promote women in pinball.

- 5 games in this division. *NEW*  Each qualifying card must have 4 out of 5 games. The Women's and High stake divisions are sharing the same bank of machines.

- Top 8 qualifiers make the finals.

 

HIGH STAKE DIVISION                                                                                                    

High stake Division is the newest addition to our event. This is another opportunity for players wanting world ranking point and a change to rise to the challenge of a high stake tournament with potential high cash return.
- 5 games in this division. Each qualifying card must have 5 out of 6 games. The Women's and High stake divisions are sharing the same bank of machines.
- Top 16 qualifiers make the finals (if 64 or more RATED players in the qualifier, else top 8 finals).

Sunday Classic Revenge Group Strike tournament                                                                                                    

Group 3 strike classic revenge tournament, limited to 40 players. $10 sign up, anyone is welcome, registration open at 10:30AM, trophy for winner, pay out to top 4.

                    
COST TO PLAY                                                                                                
Open Division (5 games per card):
- 1 card = $20 
Amateurs eligible players can purchase 2 cards for $35. 

Classics Division (single game):
- 1 ticket = $5 
- 5 tickets = $20 ($4/per game)
- 10 tickets = $35 ($3.50/per game)

 

Women's Division (4 games per card):
- 1 card = $15 
Amateurs eligible players can purchase 2 cards for $25. 

High Stake Division (5 games per card):

- 1 card = $40 
Amateurs eligible players can purchase THEIR FIRST CARD (ONCE ONLY) cards for $2
0. 

Combo #1 - 2 Open Cards, 5 Classics entries, and 1 High Stakes Card for $80 (a $20 discount)

Tickets/cards are not refundable nor transferable so please plan accordingly.

 

Registration, maximum of 128 players  

A $20 registration fee which will includes 3 free tickets for the Classics division is required to play in any of the tournaments (also required to use free entries).

Pre-registration open Saturday 18th of June at Noon PST. A form will be available on the website main page to submit your pre-registration intent. You will be contacted to submit the $20 (+ Paypal fee) payment by email to confirm your registration.
75% refund by July 1st, 50% by August 15th, no refunds post September 1st.

Players must have played one full game by Saturday at Noon to confirm their registration spot. If a player has not played a game by Saturday at noon, the organizers will try to contact the players and if they cannot confirm they are on their way, their reserved spot will be forfeited and the next player on the wait list will be contacted.
If you know you are delayed, please contact the organizers to make sure you will not lose your sport.

 

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$15k cash prize pool last year, HUGE $$$ ADDED TO THE PRIZE POOL!
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Open Tournament Payout:
1st = 27% (+/- $2,000 in previous events) + trophy

2nd = 16% + plaque
3rd = 11% + plaque
4th = 8% + plaque
5th to 8th each = 4.5% 
9th to 16th each = 2.5%
17th to 24th each = $100


Open Amateur sub-division:
1st = $200 + plaque

2nd = $100 + plaque

3rd = $50 + plaque

4th = $30 + plaque

Classics Tournament Payout*: 
1st = $600.00 minimum (was $1,000 last year) + trophy  
2nd = $400.00 minimum (was $800 last year) + plaque 
3rd = $300.00 minimum (was $600 last year) + plaque 
4th = $200.00 minimum (was $400 last year) + plaque 
5th to 8th each = $100.00 minimum (was $150 last year)
9th to 16th each = $50.00 minimum (was $100 last year)
*Payout can be increased based on attendance. % breakout would then follow 23/19/14/10 for top 4 then 3.5% for 5th through 8th and 2.5% for 9th through 16th.


Classics Amateur sub-division:
1st = $200 + plaque

2nd = $100 + plaque

3rd = $50 + plaque

4th = $30 + plaque

Women’s Championship Payout**: 
1st = $200.00 minimum ($500 last year) + plaque
2nd = $100.00 minimum ($250 last year) + plaque 
3rd = $50.00 minimum ($150 last year)  + plaque
4th = $30.00 minimum ($100 last year)  + plaque
5th to 8th each = $20.00 minimum
**min. payout listed, any additional coin drop above below committed $400 will be added to prize pool to grow the payout). % breakout would then follow 33/22/15/10 for top 4 then $50 for 5th through 8th.

High stake Tournament Payout: 
1st = 40% + plaque
2nd = 24% + plaque 
3rd = 16% + plaque
4th = 8% + plaque
5th to 8th each = 3% each
9th to 16th = $40 each

Remember, for the full in-depth rules, download them HERE.


*The rules for the NWPC are subject to change without notice*

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