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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 to play games on the tournament machines. Players may purchase as many cards 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 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 B-division).


OPEN DIVISION                                                                                                    
Open Division is the main event. It is for players familiar with pinball - From casual players to experienced pinball players.
- 10 games in this division. Each qualifying card must have 5 out of 10 games. Best 2 cards submitted count towards your qualifying ranking.
- Top 40 qualifiers make the finals, with qualifiers 1-4 receiving a double bye and 5-16 receiving a single bye.
B DIVISION

- Top 8 players with an IFPA ranking of 1,000+ not qualified for the top 40 Open division will compete in an B division final on Sunday.


CLASSICS DIVISION                                                                                    
Classics Division is for all players interested in competing on classic electro-mechanical and early solid states pinball machines.
- 8 games in this division.
Each qualifying card must have 4 out of 8 games. Best 2 cards submitted count towards your qualifying ranking.
- Top 24 qualifiers make the finals, with qualifiers 1-8 receiving a bye.

B DIVISION

- Top 8 players with an IFPA ranking of 1,000+ not qualified for the top 24 Classics division will compete in an B division final on Saturday.

                        
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.

- 6 games in this division. Each qualifying card must have 4 out of 6 games. Best 2 cards submitted count towards your qualifying ranking.

- Top 8 qualifiers make the finals.

HIGH STAKE DIVISION                                                                                                    

The High-stake Division 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.
- 6 games in this division. Each qualifying card must have 5 out of 6 games. Best 2 cards submitted count towards your qualifying ranking.
- Top 8 qualifiers make the finals.
- Maximum of 80 players can play and submit scores for this division.

The Women's and High-stake divisions are sharing the same bank of machines. Please pay attention to schedule.

For finals, a player cannot repeat the same machine pick across all the rounds in the finals. The tournament director will track the machine pick to make sure there is no repeated machine choice until that player picked all the games available.
All the games and position shall be picked by the players at the beginning of each rounds for all 3 games in that round.

Sunday Classic Revenge Group Strike tournament                                                                                                    

Group progressive 11 strike classic revenge tournament, limited to 48 players. $10 sign up, anyone is welcome, registration open at 10:30AM, close when full or at 11:00AM. Trophy for winner, pay out to top 4, 100% TGP tournament.

                    
COST TO PLAY                                                                                                
Open Division (5 games per card):
- 1 card = $20 

Classics Division (4 games per card):

- 1 card = $15

Women's Division (4 games per card):
- 1 card = $15 

High Stake Division (5 games per card):

- 1 card = $40

Combo #1 - 1 Open Card, 1 Classics Card, and 1 High Stakes Card for $70
Combo #2
- 2 Open Card, 2 Classics Card, and 2 High Stakes Card for $130

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

 

Registration, maximum of 140 players  

A $40 registration fee which will includes 1 free Classics Card for the Classics division is required to play in any of the tournaments (also required to use free entries).

Registration open Saturday 1st of June at Noon PST. Now through an online ticketing website, see link on main page.
100% refund by July 1st, no refunds post July 1st but please let the organizers know if you cannot make it.

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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Open Tournament Payout:
1st = 21% (+/- $2,000 in previous events) + trophy

2nd = 14% + plaque
3rd = 10% + plaque
4th = 7% + plaque
5th to 8th each = 3.5% 
9th to 16th each = 2%
17th to 28th each = 1%
29th to 40th each = 0.5%


Open B division:
1st = $100 + plaque

2nd = $50 + plaque

3rd = $30 + plaque

4th = $20 + plaque

Classics Tournament Payout: 

1st = 21% + trophy

2nd = 16% + plaque
3rd = 11% + plaque
4th = 8% + plaque
5th to 8th each = 5% 
9th to 16th each = 2%
17th to 24th each = 1%


Classics B division:
1st = $100 + plaque

2nd = $50 + plaque

3rd = $30 + plaque

4th = $20 + plaque

Women’s Championship Payout: 

1st = 27% + trophy

2nd = 21% + plaque
3rd = 14% + plaque
4th = 10% + plaque
5th to 8th each = 7% 

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

 

Classic Revenge strike Tournament Payout: 

1st = 34% + trophy

2nd = 28%

3rd = 21%

4th = 17%

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


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

Player list:
 

Adam M Thompson

Alexa Philbeck

Ally Vides

Andrew Hopper

Angie Parker

Ashleigh Kolla

Ashley Weaver

Ben Simmons

Beth Stein

Billy Brown III

Brandon Atchley

Brandon Lorenz

Cameron Chernicoff

Carlos DelaSerda

Casey Benton

Cayle George

Chase Martin

Chris Barnes

Chris Chinn

Chris Hebert

Chris Mullen

Christopher Daniels

Clinton Peterson

Conrad Rustad

Cory Lampe

Craig Garrett

Daniel DeGregorio

Darse Carruthers

Dave Grant

Dave Stewart

David Chernicoff

David Johnston

David Oliver

Dawnda Durbin

Dawnda Durbin

Derek Price

Dustin Goldbarg

Dwayne Collins

Eden Stamm

Elliott Johnson

Emily Reilhan

Eric Merchant

Erin Malysa

Esther Ahronheim

Gabe da Silveira

Germain Mariolle

Gus Voss

Hannah Hatch

Hayden Harker

Jack Slovacek

Jaclyn Tingco

Jared Garvey

Jasmijn DeJong

Jason Werdrick

Jason Zahler

Jeannie Rodriguez

Jeff Diebert

Jeremy Collison

Jette Chhoun

John Cambareri

Jon S Bell

Jonathan Salzman

Jonathan Soon

Jonathon Duncan

Joshua Francis

Joshua Simon

Karrie Hill

Katie Janis

Kelli Goins

Kevin Skerl

Lawrence Aguiar

Lee Ford

Leslie Ruckman

Lonnie Langford

Louise Wagensonner

Luke Nahorniak

Maka Honig

Mandy Woodard

Mark Mcclure

Matt Ramey

Matt Strzelecki

Matt Walton

Matthew Harjo

Matthew Roggenkamp

micaela wolf

Michael Bailey

Michael Rausch

Michael Tomber

Michael Ulman

Mike wolff

Miles Grant

Misha Alexeeff

MK Walker

Nathan stellhorn

Neal Joslyn

Neil Kubath

Nic Stein

Perry Rodgers

Phillip Saltzman

Randy Nelson

Raymond Davidson

Richie Terry

Rick Deml

Robert Gagno

Robert Homan

Robert Matthews

Roland Nadeau

Roxanne Lewers

Ryan O'Donnell

Ryan Slanicka

Sanjay Shah

Sarah Hager

Sarah Munden

Scott Kelly

Scott Macias

Sean Irby Irby

Sean Lind

Shawna Teale

Stephen Donaldson

Sterling Emry

Steve Stein

Steven Bowden

Steven Zahler

Sunni Williams

Theresa Martin

Tim Hansen

Tim Miller

Tom Walsh

Travis Maisch

Trevor Mcdonald

Vanessa Ish

Vincent Poudrier

Vincent Sperrazza

Wesley Stein

Winnie DeGregorio

Xyren Silvers

Zac Wollons

Zolaire Arcade

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