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2022 IFPA Wisconsin State Pinball Championships

January 21 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 pm

$25
2022 IFPA Wisconsin State Pinball Championship

Final Results

District 82 Pinball will host the 2022 IFPA Wisconsin State Pinball Championships

Tournament Details:

You need to qualify for this tournament. This is not an ‘Open’ Tournament. We will be following the NACS Official Rules (2022) for this event.

This event will be live streamed on Twitch by Fox Cities Pinball Stream

Live Update Bracket with tournament standings are here: https://challonge.com/oto0tfkc

Player List

Seed Name IFPA rank
1 Escher Lefkoff 1
2 Neil Graf 8
3 David Daluga 29
4 Jason Werdrick 23
5 Kassidy Milanowski 42
6 Josh Sharpe 32
7 Tom Graf 38
8 Erik Thoren 48
9 Erik Rentmeester 68
10 Drew Geigel 62
11 Matt McCarty 89
12 Eric Strangeway 71
13 Mike Weyenberg 85
14 Jordan Semrow 70
15 Zach Sharpe 28
16 Michael Reiman 126
17 Ryan Spindler 96
18 Timothy Enders 134
19 Andrew Kasten 146
20 Tim Sexton 43
21 Sheldon Olson 165
22 Jim Radovich 214
23 Brian Leuthner 163
24 Mike Schlumpf 236

When:

Saturday January 21st, 2023
8AM Doors Open
8AM-9AM Practice on Tournament Games
After 9AM No more practice on Tournament games but other games will be available for players to practice on
9AM Tournament Starts

Friday Night January 20th, 2023
Open to public for drop in play. We also have a 3 strike knockout starting at 6PM. You do not have to register for this. Just show up if you want to play. $25 per person.

Registration:

Top 24 Players (Who want to play in this championship) Qualify. You will have until 8PM CST on January 7th, 2023 declare if you are playing in Wisconsin or not. You declare this by contacting Erik Thoren at [email protected] to say you are playing in Wisconsin. You will need to register on the IFPA website to claim your spot in the finals. You will be notified if you are potentially the top 24 via the email address you registered with at the IFPA. You must be registered with the IFPA to play. Here is the current standings list:

https://www.ifpapinball.com/series/nacs/2022/standingsView.php?l=WI

Cost will be $25 Per Person to play in this tournament at District 82.

Everything will be on free play. This is your only cost.

Players CAN bring a guest to watch. They cannot play any games.

Game List:

This is the game list for the 2022 NACS State Championship for Wisconsin. No other games will be added to the games available for play list. I may remove a game if it develops an issue or I find out about an exploit that makes it bad for competition.

Games Available for State Competition Practice Games (No Competition) Turned Off (No Comp or practice)
1964 Palooka 1969 Post Time 1982 Baby Pac-Man
1967 Melody 1971 Spanish Eyes 1991 Bride of Pinbot
1974 Sky Kings 1972 Pop A Card 1991 Slugfest (Pitch & Bat)
1976 Volley 1973 Hi-Lo Ace 1994 WWF Royal Rumble
1977 Stingray 1977 Mata Hari
1978 Lectronamo 1978 Lost World
1978 Memory Lane 1978 Kiss (Bally)
1978 Stars 1979 Star Trek (Bally)
1978 Strikes & Spares (Bally) 1980 Silverball Mania
1978 Wild Fyre 1980 Mystic
1979 Dolly Parton 1980 Seawitch
1979 Hot Hand 1981 Pharaoh
1979 Harlem Globetrotters 1983 BMX
1979 Magic 1985 Eight Ball Champ
1979 Meteor 1989 Police Force
1979 Paragon 1990 Funhouse
1979 Supersonic 1990 Pool Sharks
1979 Trident 1992 Addams Family
1980 Alien Poker 1992 Black Rose
1980 Flight 2000 1992 Lethal Weapon 3
1980 Frontier 1992 Fish Tales
1980 Hotdoggin’ 1994 Corvette
1980 Viking 1994 Flintstones
1980 Xenon 1994 The Shadow
1981 Barracora 1995 Theatre of Magic
1981 Jungle Lord 1995 Who Dunnit
1982 Vector 1999 South Park
1984 X’s & O’s 2003 Terminator 3
1985 Comet 2005 NASCAR
1985 Fireball Classic 2007 Spider-Man
1987 F-14 Tomcat 2007 Wheel of Fortune
1988 Cyclone 2013 Star Trek Premium (Stern)
1988 Robo-War 2017 Guardians of the Galaxy Pro
1989 Earthshaker 2021 Godzilla Pro
1989 Mousin Around
1990 Whirlwind
1992 Doctor Who
1992 Star Wars (Data East)
1992 The Getaway
1993 Bram Stoker’s Dracula
1993 Indiana Jones
1993 Judge Dredd
1993 Jurassic Park (Data East)
1993 Last Action Hero
1993 Tales from the Crypt
1993 Twilight Zone
1993 White Water
1994 Demolition Man
1994 Road Show
1994 Tommy
1994 World Cup Soccer
1995 Indianapolis 500
1995 Jack-Bot
1995 Johnny Mnemonic
1995 No Fear
1997 Cirqus Voltaire
1997 No Good Gophers
1998 Champion Pub
2001 Monopoly
2002 RollerCoaster Tycoon
2003 The Simpsons Pinball Party
2011 Tron Pro
2012 X-Men LE
2013 Metallica Pro
2020 Iron Man VE
2014 Mustang Pro
2014 The Walking Dead Pro
2015 Game of Thrones LE
2015 Kiss Pro (Stern)
2016 Ghostbusters Premium
2017 Aerosmith Pro
2017 Attack From Mars SE
2017 Star Wars Pro (Stern)
2018 Deadpool Pro
2018 Iron Maiden Pro
2018 Monster Bash SE
2019 Jurassic Park (Stern Premium)

NACS Official Rules (2022)

Quick Overview

The IFPA North American Championship Series is an annual pinball competition with players qualifying throughout the entire calendar year. Included in the NACS are the IFPA State Championship Series in the United States, IFPA Provincial Championship Series in Canada and the IFPA District Championship Series in Washington D.C. At the end of each calendar year, the top 16 ranked players (or 24) with the most WPPR points from each state will qualify for the playoffs, where they will play for the title of IFPA State/Province/District Champion within that area.

From there, these champions will be invited to play for the IFPA North American Pinball Championship, details of which can be found below. Any mentions of the SCS below also apply to the PCS and DCS.

Competition Details

  1. How to qualify

Unlike most tournaments where the qualification process takes place over a couple of days at the tournament site, qualifying for the IFPA State Championship Series is based on results from all the IFPA endorsed tournaments held throughout the year in each eligible state. Utilizing its World Pinball Player Rankings, the IFPA will be tracking results based on where those IFPA endorsed tournaments are held, maintaining separate state rankings made up of those filtered results.

For example, the Illinois State Rankings will be made up of IFPA endorsed tournaments including Pinball Expo’s Flip Out tournament, Chicagoland Pinball League, Gameworks Pinball Tournament of Champions, Illini Pinball League, Gameworks Monthly Pinball Tournament, Pre-Expo Fall Classic, etc. Those 16 (or 24) players that earn the most WPPR points based only on these subset of events, will qualify for the IFPA Illinois State Championship. Similar to the World Pinball Player Rankings, only a player’s best 20 events within that state will count towards their standing.

No player will be eligible to play in more than one IFPA State Championship, so it is likely that the IFPA will have to move down the state rankings list to find 16 (or 24) eligible qualifiers to participate in the State Championship. It is possible to qualify for an IFPA State Championship within a state that player does not live in, and it is even possible for players that live outside of the US to qualify for an IFPA State Championship should they earn enough WPPR points within a state to qualify.

It is the player’s responsibility to make sure they have an email address on file with the IFPA, or they run the risk of not being contacted for participation in any State Championships they are qualified for. Please fill out an IFPA profile to ensure we have a way to contact you. If you see a green check within your profile information on your IFPA profile page, it means we do have a registered email address on file for you.

While all States will have a minimum of 16 players that qualify for the State Championship, certain states will be eligible to expand their qualifying field to 24 players. Any States that have a minimum of 400 unique players and 100 events held within that state during the calendar year will be eligible for that expanded 24 player final.

  1. Fees

An endorsement fee of $1 per player, per event will now be required for events to be endorsed by the IFPA and award WPPR points within the United States, Canada and Washington D.C.

Tournament Directors are responsible for submitting payment to IFPA after results are approved. WPPR points will not be posted until payment has been received by the IFPA.

The fees collected will be allocated to the prize pool of that state (70%), prize pool of the North American Championship (20%), with 10% of the fees being withheld to cover processing fees related to those payments. Please note for Canadian Provinces the endorsement fee will be paid in CAD, however the funding for the North American Championship will be at the USD total. Based on current exchange rates this makes the PCS split roughly 65% province, 25% to the North American Championship and 10% fees.

Format of Matches

  1. Seeding of finalists

Once all participants are finalized, the 16 or 24 players will be seeded based on their State rankings position at the end of the calendar year. In the event that any players are tied with the same amount of In-State WPPR points, we will look at the overall WPPR rank of those players as of the end of that calendar year. Any players tied on the qualifying bubble with the same State ranking position will result in a play-in tiebreaker game to determine who joins the field of finalists for the State Championship. Game and position will be pulled at random by the TD.

  1. Machines Chosen

We have a lot of pinball machines. The game list has not been chosen for the finals yet but it will be a lot of machines. I will have a list of “tournament games” that will be used for the tournament. These games can only be practiced on from 8AM-9AM on Saturday January 21st. I will also have a list of Non-Tournament Games. You can play these whenever you want.

  1. Head-to-Head Single Elimination Format

Players will be placed in a single elimination bracket once the seedings have been completed.

First round pairings are as follows:

1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14, 4 vs. 13,
5 vs. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9

Second round pairings are as follows:

1/16 winner vs. 8/9 winner, 2/15 winner vs. 7/10 winner,
3/14 winner vs. 6/11 winner, 4/13 winner vs. 5/12 winner

Third round pairings are as follows:

1/8/9/16 winner vs. 4/5/12/13 winner,
2/7/10/15 winner vs. 3/6/11/14 winner

Fourth round pairing are as follows:

Two winners of round 3 play for the State Championship
Two losers of round 3 player in the Consolation Final for 3rd/4th place.

Each match will be a best-of-seven. The higher seeded player will have choice of machine or position for the 1st game, with the loser of each subsequent game having choice of machine or order, until someone has won 4 games. A machine may not be played more than once in the same match unless there are less than 7 machines available. If that is the case, only after all machines have been chosen can either player select that game to be played for a second time within the same match. Once a player verbally announces their game choice, or chooses position, that decision will be locked in and cannot be changed.

Each player will have the opportunity for 30 seconds of practice time before starting every game of every match. This is to ensure that both players have a chance to get familiar with the machine.

The winner of the match advances to the next round, while the loser is eliminated.

The 3rd/4th place Consolation Final will be played as a best-of-three instead of a best-of-seven like all other rounds, using the same rules. It is up to the IFPA State Representative as to whether matches will be played out to determine 5th through 16th (or 24th) place.

For any state that is eligible for the expanded field of 24 finalists, the top 8 players will receive a bye, with the 9th through 24th seeds playing in an opening round. The rest of the bracket will play out as above.

 

  1. Winners

Winners will receive cash prizes as cash or check during an awards ceremony shortly following the conclusion of all final rounds. Winners need not be present to receive prizes; prizes will be supplied via postal mail if necessary. All taxes are the sole responsibility of winners. Certain tax forms may need to be completed, as directed by tournament officials. All decisions by tournament officials regarding winners and prizes are final.

Any state with 16 finalists will have the following payout structure:

1st place – 30% of the prize pool

2nd place – 18% of the prize pool

3rd place – 12% of the prize pool

4th place – 8% of the prize pool

5th through 8th place – 4% of the prize pool each

9th through 16th place – 2% of the prize pool each

Any state with 24 finalists will have the following payout structure:

1st place – 28% of the prize pool

2nd place – 16% of the prize pool

3rd place – 10% of the prize pool

4th place – 6% of the prize pool

5th through 8th place – 4% of the prize pool each

9th through 16th place – 2% of the prize pool each

17th through 24th place – 1% of the prize pool each

First Place will also receive the title “IFPA Wisconsin State Pinball Champion”. This title remains in effect until the next annual IFPA State Championship Series, or will expire after two years if the IFPA State Championship Series is discontinued.

Rulings and Malfunctions

All rulings and malfunctions will be based on the rules for the IFPA/PAPA unified ruleset, available HERE.

 

IFPA North American Championship

As part of the prize package for each IFPA State Championship, each IFPA State Champion will win free entry into the IFPA North American Pinball Championship. If the IFPA State Champion is unable to attend the IFPA North American Pinball Championship, the runner-up at the State Championship will be allowed to participate and serve as the representative of that state.

The IFPA North American Pinball Championship will be held on March 9th, 2023 at District 82 Pinball. Additional details on the format and prizes is available HERE.

Organizer

Erik Thoren
Phone:
(920) 621-9631
Email:
ekthoren@yahoo.com

Venue

District 82 Pinball Arcade
800 Okeefe Rd
De Pere, WI 54115 United States
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Phone:
(920) 621-9631
Website:
https://district82.com/
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