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2022 The Pinball Super Series

October 6 @ 1:00 pm - October 9 @ 5:00 pm

$370
2022 pinball super series

6 Tournaments over 4 Days – Over $20,000 in prize money – Play More Pinball!

Registration Opens July 16th at 9AM Central Time. Don’t pay until you are registered!

I will be registering up to 10% of the register list, 15 people, in advance whom are either sponsors, 2021 winner, or those helping to make this event happen. Also, The IFPA Board of Directors (they don’t count in the total).

Registration for The Pinball Super Series is a 2 step process — This is New for District 82

  1. Secure your spot – be one of the first 150 people to register on this site when registration opens on July 16th at 9:00AM Central Time — That is the rush part and is the same it has always been for all my events. Exactly at 9AM 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 – July 16th at 9:15AM or later 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. 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 that 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, but only if you are coming to the July 19th Tilt’n Tuesday and you send me an email saying you are going to pay in full on that date. No matter your payment method the total cost will be exactly $370. All sales taxes, fees, etc, are in that cost. This is my first Pre-Paid event. 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 $370 NEEDS TO BE PAID BY NOON ON SUNDAY JULY 17th. STARTING AT NOON ANYONE NOT PAID WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE REGISTERED LIST AND THE NEXT PERSON ON THE WAITING LIST WILL BE REGISTERED AND GIVEN 1 DAY TO PAY THE REGISTRATION FEE.

I will not be offering individual tournament registrations on this series of tournaments.

Pay for your entry into all 6 tournaments using the button below AFTER you secure your spot in the Super Series. 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 if you move up from waitlist to registered.

The Buy Now Link below is currently deactivated and will be enabled on July 16th at 9:15AM.

This is to help ensure people Register First and Pay Second.

DO NOT ‘BUY NOW’ IF YOU ARE NOT REGISTERED ABOVE!

2022 The Pinball Super Series

2022 The Pinball Super Series

$370.00

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The Pinball Super Series Tournament Details:

6 Separate Tournaments over 4 days
Thursday Oct 6th, 2022 – Sunday Oct 9th, 2022
All tournaments should be 100% TGP for WPPR points from IFPA
Each tournament will be submitted and approved by IFPA prior to July 16th for approval
The top 100 players in each tournament will receive points (1-100). These points will be added together from all 6 tournaments. The player with the most points over the 6 tournaments will be the Grand Champion of The 2022 Pinball Super Series.

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

$370 Total Cost is broken down below.

Admission to District 82 for all 4 days is $220

Admission costs go directly to District 82 and include all games on free play, sales taxes, credit card fees, IFPA endorsement fees, etc.
We will not be open to the public during this event. The Pinball Super Series is an event only for the players who are participating in it. We do not have a separate tournament and free play 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 all 4 days 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 of the time too.

$1,500 from The Pinball Company is also paid to the top 3 players ($1,000, $300, $200) for the overall series

All 6 Tournament Fees Total $150

$150 Tournament Fees are separate and 100% tournament fees go back to the players as cash prizes (paid in the form of a check from District 82)
$15 Per Player Per Tournament will be paid to the top 8 players in that tournament
$10 Per Player Per Tournament will be accumulated from all tournaments and paid to the top 20 players for the overall series
The monetary payouts are listed below under prizes.

Schedule of Events

Thursday 1PM – Doors Open Practice Starts
Thursday 5PM – Event 1: 10 Strike Progressive Knockout
Thursday 8PM – Short Dinner Break
Friday 8AM – Doors Open Practice Starts
Friday 9AM – Event 2: Double Up Group Match Play
Friday 1PM- Short Lunch Break
Friday 5PM – Event 3: 8 Fair Strikes Classics Knockout
Friday 8PM- Short Dinner Break
Saturday 8AM – Doors Open Practice Starts
Saturday 9AM – Event 4: Classics Target Match Play
Saturday 1PM – Short Lunch Break
Saturday 4PM – Event 5: 4 Strike Knockout
Saturday 8PM – Short Dinner Break
Sunday 8AM – Doors Open Practice Starts
Sunday 9AM – Event 6: 13 Round Group Match Play
Sunday 1PM – Short Lunch Break
Sunday 5PM- Estimated End Time

150 Player Capacity

Where:

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

When:

October 6th-9th, 2022
Doors open and Practice Starts 1 hour before each tournament except Thursday which has a 4 hour practice session.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start of 1st tournament each day to check in
If you have not checked in by start of tournament and haven’t communicated that you will be late you will be removed from tournament.

Registration:

6 Tournaments, 1 registration starting Saturday July 16th 9AM.
Once you register you need to pay for your spot. You have until Noon July 17th to pay via Credit Card or Pay Pal. Once you have paid you are all set. If you do not pay you will be removed from registration and the next person on the waitlist will be moved up and given 24 hours to pay for there spot.
You may also pay with cash ONLY if you are attending Tilt’n Tuesday on July 19th AND send me an email saying you’re paying with cash on that date.
All machines are on Free Play so no additional costs, you can play any game you want in-between rounds, during practice & breaks the whole weekend.

We will have short designated breaks for lunch and dinner on all days. You will not have time to go to a sit down restaurant. You will have time to go to Quik Trip, McDonalds, Taco Bell or order food and have it delivered.

Bottled water is free 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.

Sponsors:

Thank You to all of our sponsors who are a big part of making this event happen!

Prizes:

Plaques for top 4 each tournament
Cash Prizes for top 8 in each tournament, prize amount is based on number of players. Paid out as a check from District 82.
You can win up to 7 different cash prizes (6 individual tournaments and the whole series prizes) based on how well you play in each tournament.
$15 per player goes into the cash prize pool for each tournament and $10 goes into the Series Cash Prize Pool for Overall Winners
You are 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 actual cash.

Each Individual Tournament

Cash Prizes for 1st-8th

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

*Example Assuming 150 players, $2,250 prize pool per tournament— actual payouts will be more or less depending on number of players

  • 1st $787.50
  • 2nd $450
  • 3rd $337.50
  • 4th $225
  • 5th-8th $112.50 each

Tournaments are IFPA approved and will be submitted ASAP after each tournament.

Overall Series Prizes

The Pinball Company is generously sponsoring this tournament series and plaques awarded to the players. With the added sponsorship The Pinball Company is going to award the Top Player in the overall series with a check for $1,000! The Pinball Company is also boosting the prize for 2nd and 3rd place overall by $300 and $200. This is in addition to any prizes that player won in an individual tournament!

Each of the 6 tournaments will be scored in a linear fashion from 1st to last place with 1st receiving 100 points, 2nd 99 points, 3rd 98 points etc. Then all of these scores from all 6 tournaments will be added up and prizes award to the top players. No additional IFPA points for the overall series standings.

Series Overall Winners

  • 1st 20% + $1,000 The Pinball Company
  • 2nd 10% + $300 The Pinball Company
  • 3rd 8% + $200 The Pinball Company
  • 4th 7.5%
  • 5th 7%
  • 6th 6.5%
  • 7th 6%
  • 8th 5.5%
  • 9th 5%
  • 10th 4.5%
  • 11th 4%
  • 12th 3%
  • 13th 2.5%
  • 14th 2.5%
  • 15th 2%
  • 16th 2%
  • 17th-20th 1%

*Example Assuming 150 Players at all tournaments $9,000 prize pool

  • 1st $1,800 + $1,000 The Pinball Company = $2,800
  • 2nd $900 + $300 The Pinball Company = $1,200
  • 3rd $720 + $200 The Pinball Company = $920
  • 4th $675
  • 5th $630
  • 6th $585
  • 7th $540
  • 8th $495
  • 9th $450
  • 10th $405
  • 11th $360
  • 12th $270
  • 13th $225
  • 14th $225
  • 15th $180
  • 16th $180
  • 17th-20th $90

Should there be a tie for 1st-20th position in the overall series a 1 game tiebreaker on a modern or classic game will be randomly drawn by the tournament director to determine finishing position. This money will be awarded right after the awards for the final tournament.

The prize money awarded at the tournaments are final. The tournament directors decisions on rulings are final. You agree to these terms by signing up. You can’t come back after the tournaments are finalized and dispute your finishing position or prize payout. Any discrepancies need to be brought up immediately to tournament director, at and during, the tournaments themselves.

Plaques & Overall Trophy Sponsored by our friends at The Pinball Company

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.

Cancel Registration By:
Saturday July 23rd, 2022 6PM CST $350 Refund
Saturday August 20th, 2022 6PM CST $250 Refund
Saturday Sept 17th, 2022 6PM CST $150 Refund
Saturday October 1st, 2022 6PM CST $50 Refund

After October 1st, 2022 No Refunds of any amount. If you participate in only part of the 6 tournaments and 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) 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 than a full refund of the $370 will be issued to everyone. District 82 is not responsible for any other costs you may have incurred like lodging, car rental, or airfare for this event.

Tournament Formats:

Event 1: 1o Strike Progressive Knockout Tournament

Thursday Oct 6th, 2022
1PM Doors Open for practice and check in
5PM Tournament Starts

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 (DMD/LCD) & B (Classics) Groups each round. 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.

A tie for first place will result in a 1 GAME Tie Breaker randomly chosen by the tournament director. Ties between 2nd-8th position will be broken with a 1 BALL game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. Game will be randomly selected 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 except a tie for 1st place. Also, the overall series points will be a tie as well. 1st Place is significant and will be reported as a win and not a tie. We will not be switching to all classics at 10PM as has been customary in the past at District 82. No playoffs or finals.

Cash Prizes for 1st-8th

Trophies or Plaques for 1-4

Event 2: Double Up 2 Game Bank Group Match Play

Friday Oct 7th, 2022
8AM Doors Open for practice and check in
9AM Tournament Starts

We will use all 100+ Pinball Machines inside District 82 Pinball. Each round will consist of your 4 player (3 player when necessary) group playing a 2 game bank each round. We will play 7 rounds total (14 Games Total). Each bank will consist of a classics pin (1991 and older non DMD style) and a modern pin (1992 DMD or LCD game). You will play each game one at a time (Not Multi-Match). Tiered Swiss Pairing. Once you finish both games you turn in your sheet with the results. You will get 7/5/3/1 or 7/4/1 scoring on each game. So a maximum of 14 points per round.

The player with the most points after 7 rounds is the winner. Automatic Tiebreakers will be turned on and will determine the finishing positions for everyone except a tie for 1st. A tie for first place will result in a 1 GAME Tie Breaker randomly chosen by the tournament director. If there is a tie between 2nd-8th position it will be broken with a 1 BALL game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. To be clear a tiebreaker will only occur if the software says you are tied. If someone finishes with the same amount of points as someone else but Match Play gives those players distinct finishing positions from the Automatic Tiebreakers being turned on, we will go with what the match play software says. Tiebreaker game will be randomly selected and the game itself could be either classic or modern. When reporting this to IFPA for points those ties will be reported as such except a tie for 1st place. Also the overall series points will be a tie as well. 1st Place is significant and will be reported as a win and not a tie. No playoffs or finals.

Cash Prizes 1st-8th

Trophies or Plaques 1st-4th

Event 3: 8 Strikes Classics Fair Strike Knockout

Friday October 7th, 2022
5PM Projected Start Time

This Knockout Tournament is an 8 Strike Classics Tournament played in groups of 4 (3 when necessary).
Only the games from roughly 1987 and older will be used (Non-DMD games this is the B group at District 82 Pinball)
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
The tournament continues until there is one player remaining.

Automatic Tiebreakers will be turned on if available.
A tie for first place will result in a 1 GAME Tie Breaker randomly chosen by the tournament director. Ties between 2nd-8th position will be broken with a 1 BALL game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. The randomly selected game will be a classic game for the tiebreaker. When reporting this to IFPA for points those ties will be reported as such except a tie for 1st place. Also the overall series points will be a tie as well. 1st Place is significant and will be reported as a win and not a tie. No playoffs or finals.

Top 4 trophies, Top 8 cash prizes

Event 4: Classics Target Match Play 30 Points 3/2/1/0 Scoring

Saturday Oct 8th, 2022
8AM Doors Open for Practice
9AM Tournament Starts

Only the games from roughly 1987 and older will be used (Non-DMD games this is the B group at District 82 Pinball)

This is a Group Match Play Tournament with Swiss seeding and 4 players (3 if necessary) in each group. Scoring is based on player performance for that one machine (3/2/1/0) or (3/1.5/0). This will be added to a running total for the tournament. The first player to reach 30 points is declared the winner and the tournament is over. If multiple players reach the target score on the same round the player with the higher total is the winner. A tie for first place will result in a 1 GAME tiebreaker. If there is a tie between 2nd-4th position it will be broken with a 1 BALL game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. To be clear a tiebreaker will only occur if the software says you are tied. If someone finishes with the same amount of points as someone else but Match Play gives those players distinct finishing positions from the Automatic Tiebreakers being turned on, we will go with what the match play software says. Tiebreaker game will be randomly selected and the game itself will be a classic era. When reporting this to IFPA for points those ties will be reported as such except a tie for 1st place. Also the overall series points will be a tie as well. 1st Place is significant and will be reported as a win and not a tie. No playoffs or finals.

1st-8th Cash Prizes

1st-4th Plaques or Trophies

Event 5: 4 Strike Group Knockout

Saturday Oct 8th, 2022
4:00PM Projected Start Time

This is typically the longest running tournament of the whole series. We stay until it is over. I’m NOT switching to all classics at 10PM this year but I will cut the dinner break short if we are way behind on time.

Tournament will use all 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.

This Knockout Tournament is a 4 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) only lowest score (3rd Place) will receive a strike.
Once a player has 4 strikes they are out of this tournament but are welcome to stay and play games as long as players are still in the tournament.
The tournament continues until there is one player remaining and they are declared the winner. No playoffs or finals. A tie for 2nd-8th place will result in a 1 BALL Playoff. These tiebreakers are to determine whom gets the prizes only. Game will be randomly selected and the game itself will be either classic or modern based on what the next game choice would be been. All ties will be reported to IFPA as a tie.

1st-8th Cash Prizes

1st-4th Trophies or Plaques

Event 6: 13 Round Group Match Play

Sunday Oct 9th, 2022
8AM Doors Open for practice and check in
9AM Tournament Starts

Tournament will use all 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 Format will consist of 13 Rounds of Play in groups of 4 players (3 players if necessary).
One game will be played per round per group.
Scoring will be 7-5-3-1/7-4-1
First round will be random seeding.
Subsequent rounds will be seeded using a Tiered Swiss Pairings if available in Match Play Software. If not available we will be using Swiss. Players are grouped into tiers that narrow as the tournament progresses. Later rounds will seed players with similar points accumulated playing each other. No lunch break today. The winner is the player with the most points after all 13 rounds have been completed.
Only a tie for 1st place will be broken with a 1 GAME tie breaker for the affected players. No playoffs or finals. Automatic Tiebreakers (if available in Match Play Software) will be turned on and will supersede any tie other than a tie for 1st place. If there is a tie between 2nd-8th position it will be broken with a 1 BALL game tie breaker for the affected players to determine the trophy and/or cash received. To be clear a tiebreaker will only occur if the software says you are tied. If someone finishes with the same amount of points as someone else but Match Play gives those players distinct finishing positions from the Automatic Tiebreakers being turned on, we will go with what the match play software says. Tiebreaker game will be randomly selected and the game itself could be either classic. When reporting this to IFPA for points those ties will be reported as such except a tie for 1st place. Also the overall series points will be a tie as well. 1st Place is significant and will be reported as a win and not a tie. No playoffs or finals.

1st-8th Cash Prizes

1st-4th Trophies or Plaques

Private Parties at District 82 Pinball

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Organizer

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

Venue

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