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2024 Summer Pinball Classic

August 15 @ 1:00 pm - August 18 @ 5:00 pm

$290
summer pinball classic

2024 Summer Pinball Classic August 15th-18th

  • 3-4 Tournaments over 4 days Thursday-Sunday; Including 2 IFPA Certified Tournaments!
  • Main Event has A/B/C Division Finals
  • 5 Tournaments over 5 days if you come on Wednesday
  • 6 Tournaments over 6 days if you come Tuesday
  • All 6 tournaments IFPA approved for WPPR points

-Brief Summary-

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I have comfortably scheduled 4 tournaments in 4 days. 2 IFPA Certified Events and 2 Knockouts. One of the knockouts overlaps with IFPA certified classics finals on Friday. Everyone makes finals on Sunday in either A/B or C division with no restrictions based on IFPA rank. You also get to play as much pinball as you want at practice times and in-between rounds, as all the games are on free play the whole weekend.

Thursday afternoon-evening Certified Classics Qualify (10 Rounds 2 Games per round) with finals Friday Morning
Friday Morning also has a 3 strike knockout at the same time as the Finals for Certified Classics
Friday Night we play the 1st half (5 Rounds) of the qualifying for the Certified Main Event
Saturday Morning-Afternoon we complete the 2nd half (5 more Rounds) of qualifying for main event. (10 Round 2 Game Banks with 1 modern & 1 Classic Per Round in total)
Saturday Night has an 8 Strike Fair Strike Knockout (All Games)
Sunday Morning-Afternoon has A/B/C Finals for Main Event – Everyone makes it to finals in one of the divisions

Registration opens Saturday June 8th, 2024 exactly at 11AM Central Time. Registration fee is $290 if paid by June 23rd, 2024. Registration instructions are below.

More Tournament Pinball if you come early!

Tuesday August 13th & Wednesday August 14th each have a nightly tournament at District 82. They require separate registration, separate cost that is paid at the door (not in advance). These 2 tournaments have no cash prizes, only IFPA points & trophies.

Tuesday August 13th we have our Tilt’n Tuesday Tournament. 5PM Doors Open. 6PM Tournament Starts. $25 per player paid in person at the door. Registration is Open now. Sign up here: https://district82.com/event/2024-tiltn-tuesday-15/

Wednesday August 14th has a 5 hour timed classics only match play tournament called Beat The Clock from 6PM-11PM (Doors Open 4PM) for $25 paid in person at the door. Registration is open now. You can sign up for that here: https://district82.com/event/beat-the-clock-tournament-spc-2024/

IFPA Approved for WPPR Points

  • The 2 Main Tournaments (Classics Thursday Qualifier with Friday Final and the Main Event Friday-Saturday Qualify with Sunday Finals) will be IFPA Certified with 200% base TGP and a 25%-50% Event Booster based on number of player we have. That is a total of 250%-300% the normal WPPR Points for each of these 2 events. We do need 48 players to run a certified format for the finals. If we have less than 48 players the finals portion will be adjusted to have 50% of the players making the finals and then the tournament will be a total of 200% TGP for IFPA points.
  • The 2 Knockout Tournaments should grade out to 100% TGP (or very close) for WPPR points from IFPA, same with the Wednesday Beat The Clock tournament. Tilt’n Tuesday is 112% TGP.

NEW PLAYERS WELCOME!

Cost

$290 Per Player ($160 Admission to District 82 $130 to Prize Pools) if you pay before Sunday, June 23rd. If you pay after June 23rd the entry fee cost will be $320 ($190 Admission and $130 Prize Pool) This pays for all 4 tournaments Thursday-Sunday. District 82 pays sales tax, IFPA fees, Credit Card Fees, trophies, etc out of admission costs. This entry fee cost is PAID IN ADVANCE WHEN YOU REGISTER. Not at the door when you arrive. Please read the refund policy below. If you pay and then cancel you WILL NOT get 100% of your money back.

100% of Prize Pool Fee goes back to the players as prize money (paid in the form of a check from District 82). That is $19,500 with a full field of 150 players.

The Tilt’n Tuesday and Wednesday Night Beat The Clock Tournaments are separate from the Summer Pinball Classic and have a separate charge and registration. $25 Cost paid at the door. Registration links are above for these 2 events.
You can come and go all 4 days with all 100+ games on free play the whole time. Click here for current game list.

Capacity

150 Players for these tournaments

All Tournaments Wed-Sun will be live streamed via Twitch by Fox Cities Pinball Stream

3 Hotel Deals:

Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in De Pere is a newer hotel (building built in 2022) and is offering a corporate rate on hotel rooms for District 82 events. The rooms are all really nice and the hotel is located 2.1 miles from District 82 in downtown De Pere. The room rates start at $109 per night. Use this link https://be.synxis.com/?Hotel=37764&Chain=7721&promo=DIST82 or Promo Code DIST82 when booking through them directly.

Nuks Executive Suites in De Pere is very close by. Please call them at (920) 425-7129 or email them at [email protected] and tell them your with District 82 to get the 15% discount.

Kress Inn also offers a discounted Hotel rate through the website. It is only 2 miles away from District 82 right in downtown De Pere as well. The discounted rate gives up to 15% off the best year round price they have. You can call them at 800-221-5070 and reference District 82 Pinball or use the following link for an online booking: http://www.choicehotels.com/ires/en-US/html/ArrivalInfo?hotel=WI118&srp=LDIS82&pu=no

Lighting

Overhead ‘house’ lighting will be on for Summer Pinball Classics Thursday-Sunday Tournaments. Overhead lighting will be off for Tuesday & Wednesday Tournaments.

Registration:

Registration Opens June 8th at 11AM Central Time. Register First – then pay entry fee.

I will be registering up to 10% of the register list, 15 people, in advance whom are either sponsors, last year’s winners, and those helping to make this event happen. Also, The IFPA Board of Directors (they don’t count in the total).

Registration for The Summer Pinball Classic is a 2 step process

  1. Secure your spot – be one of the first 150 people to register on this site when registration opens on June 8th at 11:00AM Central Time — That is the rush part and is the same it has always been for all my events. Exactly at 11AM a blue button that says ‘Register’ will appear (you need to hit F5 to refresh your browser). Click that button and give me your name and email then click submit. You can only register for one person at a time. Once you have secured your spot the rush is over, take a minute, and correctly pay for it.
  2. Pay for your registration – June 8th, after you register above, pay with a credit card by clicking the “Buy Now” button below which takes you to Square Pay or sending [email protected] a pay pal with the required funds. Pay Pal you can use either merchant or friends and family. The total prize is $290 if you pay before Sunday, June 23rd and $320 if you pay after June 23rd. Make sure you put your name that you registered with somewhere in the notes of the payments. I have to manually check the registration and payment systems separately and match them up. You can pay for more than one person at a time, just give me a note or send an email as to whom you are paying for. You can also pay cash for a $10 Discount. Just send me an email saying you are going to pay cash in person and when. If you don’t pay or don’t send me an email saying when you are going to pay you will be removed from the registration list. All sales taxes, fees, etc, are in that cost. If you pay first and don’t secure a registration your money will be refunded (less any fees incurred by District 82). Follow the instructions and Register First, Pay Second. Make sure you read and understand the Refund Policy stated below.

THIS ENTRY FEE NEEDS TO BE PAID WITHIN 24 HOURS OF REGISTERING. IF NOT PAID I MAY REMOVE THE PLAYER FROM THE REGISTERED LIST.

Pay for your entry into all 4 tournaments (Thursday-Sunday) using the button below AFTER you secure your spot in the Summer Pinball Classic. Do not pay any money if you are not registered. Do not pay any money if you are on the waitlist. You will be contacted by email if you move up from waitlist to registered.

Register above first, then click buy now to pay entry fee!

2024 Summer Pinball Classic

2024 Summer Pinball Classic

$290.00

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$290 Total Cost Per Player broken down below

Admission to District 82 is $160

Admission costs go directly to District 82 and includes all games on free play, sales taxes, credit card fees, IFPA endorsement fees, trophies, etc.
We will not be open to the public during this event. The Summer Pinball Classic is an exclusive event only for the players who are participating in it. We do not have a separate tournament area, free play area or viewing area. You may have someone stop by for a short amount of time but they may not hang out here while the tournaments are in progress.
You can come and go with all 100+ games on free play the whole time. Click here for current game list.
You can bring in your own food and drinks. BYOB is fine. You can order food and have it delivered. I should also have a food truck out front most days (depends on number of players we have) Tuesday-Saturday too.

Prize Pool Money is $130

$70 Per Player goes to the Certified Main Event
$40 Per Player Goes to the Certified Classics
$10 Per Players goes to 8 Strike Knockout
$10 Per Player goes to 3 Strike Knockout
$0 Prize Money in Tilt’n Tuesday Tournament
$0 Prize Money in Beat The Clock

Schedule of Events August 13th-18th, 2024

2 Optional Pre-Events on Tuesday & Wednesday
Tuesday August 13th
5PM – Doors Open Practice
6PM-11PM – Tilt’n Tuesday Tournament ($25 cost)
Wednesday August 14th
4PM Doors Open
6PM-11PM Beat the Clock Tournament ($25 cost)

—— Summer Pinball Classic Events Below ($290 Cost)——

Thursday August 15th
11AM Doors Open
1PM-10:30PM Certified Classics Qualify
5:30-7:00PM Dinner Break
11PM $5 Volley
Friday August 16th
8AM – Doors Open Practice
9AM – 4PM 3 Strike Knockout All Games
9:15AM – 4PM Finals for Certified Classics
12:00-12:30 Short Lunch Break
5PM – 11:30PM Certified Main Event All Games 1st Half of Qualifying (Play Rounds 1-5)
Saturday August 17th
8AM – Doors Open Practice
9AM- 3PM Certified Main Event All Games 2nd Half of Qualifying (Play rounds 6-10)
3:00-4:30 Break In-between Tournaments
4:30PM -12:30AM 8 Fair Strikes Knockout All Games
Sunday August 18th
8AM – Doors Open Practice Starts
9:00AM – 4:30PM Finals for A/B/C divisions

Friday has 2 separate events running concurrently. The certified finals are only for the top 24 players that qualify for it. The other tournament is open to all players including the top 24 qualifiers who are playing in the finals. I will automatically remove the finalists in the certified events from the concurrent tournament. If you want to play in both at the same time you need to specifically tell the Tournament Director (Erik Thoren) that and I will put you in both.

Prize Money for the top 16 players in the Certified Classics Event
Prize Money for Top 16 in Certified Main Event A Division
Prize Money for Top 8 in Certified Main Event B Division
Prize Money for Top 8 in Certified Main Event C Division
Prize Money for the top 8 players 3 Strike & 8 Strike Knockouts

Food Trucks

Tuesday          4-9PM TBD
Wednesday    5-9PM  TBD
Thursday        5-9PM TBD
Friday              11AM-2:30PM & 5-9PM TBD
Saturday         11AM-2PM TBD & 6-9PM TBD

Where:

District 82 Pinball Arcade
800 O’Keefe Rd Suite F
De Pere, WI 54115

When:

August 15th-18th, 2024

Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the first tournament each day to check in. Only check in once per day.
If you have not checked in by start of tournament and haven’t communicated that you will be late, you may be removed from tournament.
If you need to leave early or know you can’t make it please let me know.

Registration:

4 Tournaments, 1 registration starting Saturday June 8th, 2024 at 11AM Central Time.

Please see all the details above on how to register.

Bottled water is free and sponsored by our friends at Lumberjack Johnny’s
Soda will cost $1 per can
You can bring beer, soda and food yourself. Just please bring a cooler; I don’t have much extra fridge space for you items.
District 82 Pays the $1 IFPA Fee per player, per tournament

Sponsors:

Prizes:

Plaques or trophies for top 4 in each tournament

Prize Money for top 16 in the Certified Classics Event Finals, prize amount is based on number of players and prize pool for that tournament. Paid out as a check from District 82.

Prize Money for Top 16 In Certified Main Event Finals A Division, Top 8 B Division, & Top 8 C Division. Paid out as a check from District 82.

Prize Money for top 8 in 3 Strike & 8 Strike Knockout, prize amount is based on number of players and prize pool for that tournament. Paid out as a check from District 82.

Prize Money for the 3 Strike will be based on the number of players that were in the Certified Classics Events since most of the time those players that qualified for finals don’t play in the alternate tournament. Example: if the event sells out at 150 players then the 3 strike prize pool will be based on 150 players even though only about 126 are competing in it.

You will be responsible for any income taxes. If you win over $600 in prize money from District 82 in a calendar year you will need to fill out a W-9 and will receive a 1099-MISC for the total amount of your winnings. You will also get a check from District 82 not cash.

Certified Main Event with $70 Per Player going to prize pool
Prize Pool of $70 per player will be split between A/B/C Divisions

A Division 70%
B Division 20%
C Division 10%

Prize Money % for 1st-16th in A Division

  • 1st 30%
  • 2nd 20%
  • 3rd 10%
  • 4th 8%
  • 5th-8th 4% Each
  • 9th-16th 2% Each

Prize Money % for 1st-8th in B & C Division

Prize Money for 1st-8th

  • 1st 35%
  • 2nd 20%
  • 3rd 15%
  • 4th 10%
  • 5th-8th 5%

*Example Assuming 120 Players: $8,400 Total Prize Pool (Actual Prize Pool is based on number of players)

A Division 70% of $8,400 = $5,880

  • 1st  $1,764
  • 2nd $1,176
  • 3rd $588
  • 4th $470.40
  • 5th-8th $235.20 Each
  • 9th-16th $117.60 Each

B Division 20% of $8,400 = $1,680

  • 1st $588
  • 2nd $332
  • 3rd $252
  • 4th $168
  • 5th-8th $84 Each

C Division 10% of $8,400 = $840

  • 1st $294
  • 2nd $168
  • 3rd $126
  • 4th $84
  • 5th-8th $42 Each

Certified Classics Tournament with $40 Prize Pool
Prize Money for 1st-16th

  • 1st 30%
  • 2nd 20%
  • 3rd 10%
  • 4th 8%
  • 5th-8th 4% Each
  • 9th-16th 2% Each

*Main Example Assuming 120 players $4,800 pot — actual payouts will be depending on number of players

  • 1st  $1,440
  • 2nd $960
  • 3rd $480
  • 4th $384
  • 5th-8th $192 Each
  • 9th-16th $96 Each

3 Strike & 8 Strike with $10 Prize Pool Each
Prize Money for 1st-8th

  • 1st 35%
  • 2nd 20%
  • 3rd 15%
  • 4th 10%
  • 5th-8th 5%

*Example Assuming 120 players $1,200 pot — actual payouts will be depending on number of players

  • 1st  $420
  • 2nd $240
  • 3rd $180
  • 4th $120
  • 5th-8th $60 Each

Tournament Formats:

Event 1: Certified Classics Qualifying; 10 Rounds of 2 Classic Games each round

Thursday Aug 15th, 2024
11AM Doors Open for Practice
1PM Tournament Starts
10:30PM Projected End Time

The Group Match Play Qualifier will be played in groups of 4 (3 when necessary).
Random Seeding to start, then Tiered Swiss Style thereafter. If Tiered Swiss not available then Swiss will be used. MatchPlay Software will most likely be used for the tournaments.
Each Round will consist of a 2 games played, 1 at a time, on the older, ‘classic’ games at D82.
You will receive 7/5/3/1 scoring on each game
Automatic Tiebreakers will be turned on
Once 10 rounds are completed (20 Games Total) the top 24 players make it to the final
8th & 24th place will not use the Automatic Tiebreakers. All players tied with the same amount of accumulated points for the 8th or 24th position will have a 1 GAME tiebreaker to determine who gets into the final and who doesn’t. This 1 GAME tiebreaker is significant and will result in the final placing for all players who finish 25th or worse in the tournament. Example. We have 10 players with the same amount of points who finish from 21st-30th in qualifying. They all get to play a 1 GAME tiebreaker. The person with the lowest tiebreaker score finishes the tournament in 30th place. If a tiebreaker is needed to determine 8th place we will use those results for 9th, 10th, 11th, etc.

Game List

Game list for the Certified Classics Qualifying as of April 2024 is listed below. This may change a little as we get closer to the tournament date but will be very close.

The other tournaments may use all the games and alternates between newer and older each round. The complete list of pinball machines at District 82 is here: https://district82.com/game-list/

Because of the number of players most groups will be playing game 1 on a certain game and then a second group may have that same machine as their game 2. Just wait for the 1st group to finish then play your game.

If a game goes down and cannot be repaired quickly you will be given a replacement game.

  1. 1964 Palooka
  2. 1967 Melody
  3. 1971 Doodle Bug
  4. 1974 Sky Kings
  5. 1975 Hi-Deal
  6. 1975 Triple Strike
  7. 1976 Volley
  8. 1977 Stingray
  9. 1978 Lectronamo
  10. 1978 Mata Hari
  11. 1978 Memory Lane
  12. 1978 Stars
  13. 1978 Strikes & Spares (Bally)
  14. 1978 Wild Fyre
  15. 1979 Dolly Parton
  16. 1979 Harlem Globetrotters
  17. 1979 Hot Hand
  18. 1978 Kiss (Bally)
  19. 1979 Magic
  20. 1979 Meteor
  21. 1979 Paragon
  22. 1979 Star Trek (Bally)
  23. 1979 Supersonic
  24. 1979 Trident
  25. 1980 Alien Poker
  26. 1980 Flight 2000
  27. 1980 Frontier
  28. 1980 Gorgar
  29. 1980 Hotdoggin’
  30. 1980 Mystic
  31. 1980 Seawitch
  32. 1980 Skateball
  33. 1980 Silverball Mania
  34. 1980 Six Million Dollar Man
  35. 1980 Viking
  36. 1980 Xenon
  37. 1981 Barracora
  38. 1981 Eight Ball Deluxe LE
  39. 1981 Flash Gordon
  40. 1981 Jungle Lord
  41. 1981 Pharaoh
  42. 1982 Vector
  43. 1983 BMX
  44. 1984 X’s & O’s
  45. 1985 Comet

Event 2: 3 Strike Knockout

Friday August 16th, 2024

8AM Doors Open for practice and check in
9AM Tournament Starts

Tournament will use most of the 100+ Pinball Machines inside District 82 Pinball. It will use all games except the ones being used for the Main Finals which are games in rows 7/8 & Rooms AC1/AC2. Each round will alternate the era of game played on. Odd Rounds will be LCD/DMD games Even Rounds will be Classics/EM games. The matchplay software will pick the games played and match the players up in groups.

The Knockout Tournament is a 3 Strike Tournament played in groups of 4 (3 when necessary).
Random Seeding to start, then Swiss Style. Games drawn randomly.
Groups of 4 will play against each other on a single machine
The 2 players with the lowest scores in a group will receive a strike (3rd, 4th Place in the match)
3 player matches (as needed) lowest score (3rd Place) will receive a strike.
Once a player has 3 strikes they are out of this tournament
The tournament continues until there is one player remaining.
Only ties for trophies or prize money will be broken with another game played but those players will be tied as far as IFPA points are concerned.
Top 4 Trophies, Top 8 Prize Money

Event 1 Finals: Classics Certified Playoffs

Friday August 16th, 2024

8AM Doors Open Practice and check in
9:15AM Finals Start for 9th-24th position

No practicing on the games in Rows 7/8 or AC1/AC2 (Finals Games) the day of the finals until the finals are complete. This includes everyone not just the players in the finals.

Top 24 Players from the Main Event Qualifying will play in the Finals. If someone doesn’t show up the 25th or next highest person from qualifying will take their place. The format will consist of 4 rounds of 3 game banks. Top 8 qualifiers get a 1st round bye. Groupings for first round will be (9th, 16th, 17th, 24th), (10th, 15th, 18th, 23rd), (11th, 14th, 19th, 22nd), (12th, 13th, 20th, 21st) Games will be played one at a time. High seed in each group will get choice of Bank and Order on 1st game. Subsequent games the order choice is reversed with 4th place getting to pick first, then 3rd place next, etc. The games that are in the banks will be chosen by the tournament director before the start of the tournament and won’t be revealed to the players until the morning of the playoffs. The banks will be slightly different each round. These banks will consist of all classic era machines. Scoring will be 4/2/1/0 for each of the 3 games. Top 2 advance bottom 2 are eliminated. Should there be a tie for 2nd/3rd place a 1 game playoff will be played by the 2 affected players. That game is pre-selected on the Bank Sheet as the Alternative Game or another game will be chosen at random by the TD if needed.

The 8 Eliminated players from 1st round will ranked 17th-24th according to how many points they accumulated in this round. Ties will not be broken.

In the Quarterfinal Round, the players advancing from the previous round will be reseeded according to their original ranks and divided into four groups as follows.

16 Players

Group 1:  1   8    9   16
Group 2:  2   7   10  15
Group 3:  3   6   11  14
Group 4:  4   5   12  13

The 8 eliminated players will be ranked 9th-16th according to the accumulated points in this round. Ties will not be broken.

For the Semifinal Round, the 8 players advancing will be divided into two groups of four. The groups will be organized according to the original qualifying rank as shown here:

8 Players

Group 1:   1   4   5   8
Group 2:   2   3   6   7

The 4 eliminated players from this round will be ranked from 5th-8th based on the accumulated points from this round. Ties will not be broken.

The four remaining players advance to the final round. The final round is conducted in the same manner as the Semifinal Round. The total scores for this round will determine the ordering of the winners. All ties in the final round are considered significant and will be broken with a 1 game playoff. The final reporting of points to IFPA will show 1st-4th place with no ties.

Top 4 Trophies/Plaques and Top 16 Prize Money

Event 3: Certified Main Event Qualifying Day 1; 5 Rounds of 2 Game Banks

We are going to play 5 Rounds On Friday Night, then 5 Rounds Saturday Morning for a total of 10 rounds.

Friday Aug 16th, 2024

5PM Tournament Starts
11:30PM Estimated End Time

Tournament will use all 100+ Pinball Machines inside District 82 Pinball. Each Bank will consist of 1 Modern Game ( roughly 1992 & newer) and 1 classic game (see list above).

The Group Match Play Qualifier will be played in groups of 4 (3 when necessary).
Random Seeding to start, Rotating Order, then Tiered Swiss Style Pairings thereafter. If Tiered Swiss not available then Swiss will be used.
MatchPlay Software will most likely be used for the tournaments.
Each Round will consist of a 2 game banks consisting of 1 Modern (roughly 1992 & newer) and 1 Classic (see list above)
You will receive 7/5/3/1 scoring on each game
Automatic Tiebreakers will be turned on
Points will carry to Day 2 of qualifying

Event 3: Certified Main Event Qualifying Day 2; 5 Rounds of 2 Game Banks

Saturday August 17th

8AM Doors Open Practice
9AM Tournament Starts with round 6

We are continuing with rounds 6-10 in the manner listed above and your points have carried over from day 1.

Once 10 rounds are played (20 Games Total) the top 24 players make it to the A division finals, 25th-40th make it to B division finals. 41st and higher make it to C division Finals
8th, 24th, & 40th place will not use the Automatic Tiebreakers. All players tied with the same amount of accumulated points for the 8th,24th & 40th position will have a 1 GAME tiebreaker to determine who gets into the A/B finals and who doesn’t. This 1 GAME tiebreaker is significant and will result who gets into which division of finals, byes, & 1st round bank selections.
Examples- We have 5 players tied with 7th-11th. They all get a 1 game tiebreaker. Based on that one game the finishers at 7th & 8th get a first round bye. 9th, 10th, 11th will get a pick of bank in 1st round of finals based on that one game tiebreaker score. We have 8 players tied with 22nd- 29th place. We have one game tiebreaker for them. Based on the score of that one game 22nd-24th make it into A division finals, 25th-28th make it to top of B division finals and get 1st round pick of bank. 29th also makes it into B division with no bank selection in 1st round in this example. We have 11 players with the same amount of points who finish from 35th-45th in qualifying. They all get to play a 1 GAME tiebreaker. 35th-40th make it into B division finals. 41st-45th place get into C division finals.
IFPA Rank Restrictions – This tournament will not have any IFPA rank restrictions. Anyone can play in any division based on how well you do in qualifying.

Event 4: 8 Fair Strikes Knockout

Saturday August 17th, 2024
4:30PM Start Time
12:30AM Projected End Time

This Knockout Tournament is an 8 Strike, Fair Strikes Format Tournament played in groups of 4 (3 when necessary).
Tournament will use most of the 100+ Pinball Machines inside District 82 Pinball
Each round will alternate the era of game played on. Odd Rounds will be LCD/DMD games Even Rounds will be Classics/EM games. The matchplay software will pick the games played and match the players up in groups.
Random Seeding to start, then Swiss Style. Games drawn randomly.
Groups of 4 will play against each other on a single machine
1st Place No Strike, 2nd and 3rd Place 1 Strike, 4th Place 2 Strikes
3 player matches (as needed) 1st Place No Strike, 2nd Place 1 Strike, 3rd Place 2 Strikes
2 player matches (as needed) 1st Place No Strike, 2nd Place 2 Strikes
Once a player has 8 strikes they are out of this tournament
If you go out with 9 strikes and someone goes out in the same round with 8 strikes, the 8 strike person will be placed ahead (not a tie) of the 9 strike person in the overall results.
The tournament continues until there is one player remaining.
If needed – Ties between 2nd-8th position will be broken with a 1 game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. The randomly selected tiebreaker game will be either a classic or modern based on what the next game in the tournament would have been. When reporting this to IFPA for points those ties will be reported as ties. No playoffs or finals.

Top 4 trophies, Top 8 cash prizes

Main Event Finals

Sunday February 18th, 2023
8AM Doors Open Practice
9:00AM Start Time for C division in Rows 1-4
9:15AM Start Time for A Division in Rows 5-8
9:30AM Start time for B Division in Rows 5-8
5PM Projected End Time

We are basically breaking up District 82 in halves for the finals. A & B get a half and C division get the other half. Everyone makes finals in one division. C division will run the finals tournament at its own pace. While A & B division will wait until everyone group is finished before moving on to the next round.

No practicing on the games in Rows 5-8 or AC1 & AC2 at all on Sunday. This includes people whom are not in the playoffs as well.

We will start the finals for C division 1st in Rows 1-4, then we will start finals for A Division Round 1, and finally B Division Round 1 both in Rows 5-8 & AC1/2 rooms. All the finals will be running at the same time.

A Division

Top 24 Players from the Main Event Qualifying will play in the Finals. No points carry over from qualifying. If someone doesn’t show up the 25th or next highest person from qualifying available will take there place. The format will consist of 4 rounds of 3 game banks. Top 8 qualifiers get a 1st round bye. Groupings for first round will be (9th, 16th, 17th, 24th), (10th, 15th, 18th, 23rd), (11th, 14th, 19th, 22nd), (12th, 13th, 20th, 21st) Games will be played one at a time. High seed in each group will get choice of Bank and Order on 1st game. Subsequent games the order choice is reversed with 4th place getting to pick first, then 3rd place next, etc. The games that are in the banks will be similar or the same as the ones used in qualifying but will have 1 classic, 1 mid, and 1 modern pin in each bank. The banks will be the same round to round in finals so once the high seed chooses a final bank that same person cannot choose that bank again for the rest of the tournament. Also, once a bank is selected it is out for that round so other players may not choose that same bank that round. If a game goes down during finals and cannot be fixed that high seed in that group gets to pick a new game of the same era to play from any of the available games in the finals area that does not have another group playing on it. If there is tie that needs to be broken the higher seed involved in the tie gets choice to pick game or order on the game. Any game from the finals area, from any era, may be played as the tiebreaker game. The other player then gets to choose order first. Scoring will be 4/2/1/0 for each of the 3 games. Top 2 advance bottom 2 are eliminated.

The 8 Eliminated players from 1st round will ranked 17th-24th according to how many points they accumulated in this round. Ties will not be broken.

In the Quarterfinal Round, the players advancing from the previous round will be reseeded according to their original ranks and divided into four groups as follows.

16 Players

Group 1:  1    8    9   16
Group 2:  2   7   10  15
Group 3:  3   6   11  14
Group 4:  4   5   12  13

The 8 eliminated players will be ranked 9th-16th according to the accumulated points in this round. Ties will not be broken.

For the Semifinal Round, the 8 players advancing will be divided into two groups of four. The groups will be organized according to the original qualifying rank as shown here:

8 Players

Group 1:   1    4   5   8
Group 2:   2   3   6   7

The 4 eliminated players from this round will be ranked from 5th-8th based on the accumulated points from this round. Ties will not be broken.

The four remaining players advance to the final round. The final round is conducted in the same manner as the Semifinal Round. The total scores for this round will determine the ordering of the winners. All ties in the final round are considered significant and will be broken with a 1 game playoff. The final reporting of points to IFPA will show 1st-4th place with no ties.

Top 4 Trophies/Plaques and Top 16 Cash Prizes

B Division

B Division will be conducted the same as above except only 3 rounds in total as no one has a bye. They will start at the quarterfinals section above and continue on to the end.

Top 4 Trophies/Plaques and Top 8 Cash Prizes

C Division

C division will be a 10 strike progressive knockout tournament played in Rows 1-4

Nothing carries over from qualifying.

You will play in groups of 4 players (3 when necessary), random seeding to start, then swiss style pairing thereafter. You will get 0/1/2/3 strikes per round (1 game per round). Once you receive 10 strikes you are out of the tournament. Once eliminated, you may stay and play all the games on free play the rest of the night. We alternate between A (1992 & newer DMD/LCD) & B (1985 & older Classics) Groups each round. The tournament continues until 1 player is remaining. Your final position will be determined by the round and number of strikes you have. Example if you go into a round with 8 strikes and someone else in a different group goes into a round with 7 strikes; you both get 4th place adding 3 strikes to your total. You would have 11 strikes and finish behind the person who ended the same round with only 10 strikes.

Ties between 1st-8th position will be broken with a 1 GAME game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. Game will be selected by tournament director and the game itself will be either classic or modern based on what the next game choice would be been. When reporting this to IFPA for points those ties will be reported as such.

Cash Prizes for 1st-8th

Trophies or Plaques for 1-4

Overall IFPA Position in Tournament (Assuming 120 Players)

You overall position in the tournament will be dependent on your finals performance too.
A Division: You are playing for 1st-24th in the overall tournament
B Division: You are playing for 25th-40th in the overall tournament
C Division: You are playing for 41st-120th in the overall tournament

Refund Policy:

You cannot ‘sell’ your tournament registration to another person. You need to go through District 82 if you want to attend or cancel your registration for this event. If you cancel your registration by the following dates I will send you back some but not all of your money. Make sure you are able to attend this event before you send payment. The amounts are listed below. Anyone from the waitlist who gets in will still have to abide by the below refund dates so please make sure you want to attend before you send me your money.

Registration Cancellation Dates & Refunds:
Before Saturday July 6th, 2024 6PM Central Time $280 Refund
Between Saturday July 6th & July 20th, 2024 6PM Central Time $230 Refund
Between Saturday July 20th & August 3rd, 2024 6PM Central Time $150 Refund
Between Saturday August 3rd & August 10th, 2024 6PM Central Time $100 Refund
Between Saturday August 11th & August 14th, 2024 6PM Central Time $50 Refund

After August 14th, 2024 No Refunds of any amount. If you participate in only part of the tournaments or can’t continue no refunds or credit to future events will be given either.

How to Cancel

You can unregister by clicking the unregister link on this page (next to the Register/Waitlist Button above then it sends you an email that you then need to click on to confirm cancellation) or by sending a detailed email to [email protected]. Both are time and date stamped and I will process your refund in the same manner you paid (Credit Card, Pay Pal, etc.) as soon as I can. This is not an automatic system so I personally need to process any refunds. It may take a couple days if I’m not in town when you cancel.
If the coronavirus or some other disease numbers go crazy (crazy is relative to every person individually) but I am still legally allowed to hold these tournaments, then the tournaments will go on as planned and no refunds will be issued.

If Event is Cancelled

If this event is cancelled for any reason then a full refund will be issued to everyone. I would base any weather related cancellation or delays on the weather in Green Bay, WI. If I delay the start of a day I may make up that time by limiting breaks, etc. Please save the email address [email protected] in your contacts folder so email updates don’t go to spam folder. District 82 is not responsible for any other costs you may have incurred like lodging, car rental, or airfare for this event.

Video Recording and Photography

By participating in this and any event at District 82 you agree to have yourself video recorded and also photographs to be taken. These will be used to record the event and for promotion of future events.

Live Stream:

Tournament live streamed via Twitch by Fox Cities Pinball Stream

All Tournaments will be live streamed on Twitch by Tom Graf with Fox Cities Pinball Stream.

By participating in this tournament you agree to be filmed for Fox Cities Pinball. This can include moving the camera rig onto your game in-between balls. By signing up for this tournament you agree to this.

Private Parties at District 82 Pinball

Have District 82 Pinball host your Private Event, Team Building Event, or Birthday Party! We have 2 different options. You get the whole place to yourselves not just a side room.

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Venue

District 82 Pinball
800 Okeefe Rd
De Pere, WI 54115 United States
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Phone
(920) 621-9631
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