2023 Triple Flip Open
June 24 @ 9:00 am - June 25 @ 5:00 pm$190
2023 Triple Flip Open Tournaments
3 Tournaments over 2 Days – New Format – Certified Classics Main Event
Saturday will feature an all Classics Certified Main Event Qualifying then a Progressive Knockout Tournament using all games that night. Sunday will have the finals for the Main Event and a Target Match Play Tournament using all games at the same time. These 3 Tournaments will have prize money. We will also have a 4th ‘warm up’ tournament that counts for IFPA points, but no cash prizes on Friday Night June 23rd. Registration for the Friday night tournament opens 15 minutes after the Triple Flip Open at 11:15AM. You can click this link for more info and/or to register for that tournament. Friday Night Registration Link: https://district82.com/event/8-fair-strikes-knockout-tournament-triple-flip-open/
Main difference in the format from last year is we are not doing 3 ‘equal points’ tournaments and combining for an overall prize this year. This year we have a Main Event with finals, 2nd Tournament, and a 3rd tournament that will be held simultaneously with the finals of the main event. Plus a 4th tournament on Friday night if you want to come a day early and get some more pinball.
All tournaments will be live streamed on Twitch with Fox Cities Pinball Stream Here: https://www.twitch.tv/foxcitiespinball
Cobblestone Hotel & Suites in De Pere is a brand new 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.
We also have a discounted Hotel rate through the Kress Inn which 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
10 Rounds 2 Games Per Round of Classic (Older, faster playing) Pinball Machines. Tiered Swiss Pairings. Top 24 Players Move onto finals for Sunday. All 24 finalists will receive prize money.
IFPA Certified Approval
These tournaments will be approved for IFPA points. The Main Event follows the certified format for 2023 and will be certified+ if we have 128 or more players. The main event will be 200% TGP with a 25%-50% event booster based on number of players which will put it at 250%-300% for WPPR Points. The Friday 8 fair strikes knockout, 10 strike knockout tournament and target match play tournament should be about 100% TGP each.
$190 Per Player ($110 Admission to District 82 $80 to Prize Pools). This pays for all 3 tournaments Saturday-Sunday. District 82 pays sales tax, IFPA fees, trophies, etc out of admission costs. 100% of prize pool money goes to players as money prizes. This $190 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.
The Friday Night 8 Fair Strike Knockout is separate from the the Triple Flip Open and has a separate charge and registration. $25 Cost paid at the door. Registration link is above for this event.
150 Players for these tournaments
Registration Opens April 8th at 11AM 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, last years winner, and those helping to make this event happen. Also, The IFPA Board of Directors (they don’t count in the total).
Registration for The Triple Flip Open is a 2 step process
- Secure your spot – be one of the first 150 people to register on this site when registration opens on April 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.
- Pay for your registration – April 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. 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 for a $10 Discount ($180 Total), but only if you are coming to the April 11th Tilt’n Tuesday or Great Lakes Pinball Open on April 14th-16th. Just send me an email saying you are going to pay in full on one of those dates. 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 $190 NEEDS TO BE PAID BY NOON ON SUNDAY APRIL 9th. 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 these tournaments.
Pay for your entry into all 3 tournaments using the button below AFTER you secure your spot in the Triple Flip Open. 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.
DO NOT ‘BUY NOW’ UNTIL YOU’RE REGISTERED ABOVE!
3 Separate Tournaments over 2 Days
Saturday June 24th, 2023 – Sunday June 25th, 2023
Main Tournament ($50 per player prize Pool Money) spans both days and will be between 250%-300% TGP for WPPR Points from IFPA
Saturday Knockout Tournament ($20 per player Prize Pool Money Each) should be 100% TGP each for WPPR Points from IFPA
Sunday Target Match Play Tournament ($10 per player Prize Pool Money Each) should be 100% TGP for WPPR Points from IFPA
Friday (Warm Up Knockout Tournament) will be 100% TGP for WPPR points from IFPA
$190 Total Cost Per Player broken down below
Admission to District 82 is $110
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 Triple Flip Open is an 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 Friday, Saturday & Sunday too.
Prize Pool Money is $80
$50 Per Player goes to the Main Event
$20 Per Players goes to 10 Strike Knockout
$10 Per Player goes to Target Match Play
$0 Prize Money in Friday Night Tournament
Schedule of Events June 23rd-25th, 2023
Friday June 23rd is an extra day if you want to come early and has a separate charge of $25 not part of Triple Flip Open
Friday 2PM – Doors Open
Friday 5PM – 8 Fair Strikes Knockout (IFPA approved but No Cash Prizes)
———–Triple Flip Open Schedule Below———-
Saturday 8AM – Doors Open Practice
Saturday 9AM-4:30PM – Certified Classics Main Event Qualifying
Saturday 12:30PM – Short Lunch Break
Saturday 5:30PM-Midnight – Event 2 – 10 Strike Progressive Knockout All Games
Saturday Dinner Break will be in-between tournaments
Sunday 8AM Doors Open and Practice on Non-Finals Machines
Sunday 9AM-4PM Main Event Finals
Sunday 9:15AM-5PM Event 3 – Target Match Play All Games
800 O’Keefe Rd
De Pere, WI 54115
June 24th-25th, 2023
Doors open and Practice Starts 1 hour before each tournament begins
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 may be removed from tournament.
3 Tournaments, 1 registration starting Saturday April 8th, 2023 at 11AM Central Time.
Once you register you need to pay for your spot. You have until Noon April 9th, 2023 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 can also pay cash for a $10 Discount ($180 Total), but only if you are coming to the April 11th Tilt’n Tuesday or Great Lakes Pinball Open on April 14th-16th. Just send me an email saying you are going to pay in full on one of those dates.
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 Saturday Only. 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 Starbucks (that’s new right next to McDonalds) 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.
Thank You to all of our sponsors who are a big part of making this event happen!
Trophies for top 4 each tournament
Main Event pays out all 24 players who play in finals
Money Prizes for top 8 in 10 Strike & Target Match Play, prize amount is based on number of players. Paid out as a check from District 82.
$50 per player goes into the cash prize pool for the main tournament and $20 for 10 Strike Knockout & $10 for Target Match Play.
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.
Certified Main Event
Prize Pool of $50 per player
Main Cash Prizes % for 1st-24th
5th-8th 4% each
9th-16th 2% each
17th-24th 1% each
*Example Assuming 150 Players: $7,500 Total Prize Pool
10 Strike Progressive Knockout
Prize Pool of $20 per player
Cash Prizes for 1st-8th
- 1st 35%
- 2nd 20%
- 3rd 15%
- 4th 10%
- 5th-8th 5% each
*Example Assuming 150 players, $3,000 prize pool — actual payouts will be more or less depending on number of players
- 1st $1050
- 2nd $600
- 3rd $450
- 4th $300
- 5th-8th $150 each
30 Point Target Match Play
Prize Pool of $10 per player
Cash Prizes for 1st-8th
- 1st 35%
- 2nd 20%
- 3rd 15%
- 4th 10%
- 5th-8th 5% each
*Example Assuming 150 players, $1,500 prize pool — actual payouts will be more or less depending on number of players
- 1st $525
- 2nd $300
- 3rd $225
- 4th $150
- 5th-8th $75 each
Tournaments will be IFPA approved and will be submitted ASAP after each tournament.
Main Event Qualifying
Saturday June 24th, 2023
8AM Doors Open for Practice
9AM Tournament Starts
4:30PM 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 3/2/1/0 scoring on each game
Automatic Tiebreakers will be turned on
Once 10 rounds are played (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.
Game list for the Classics Main Event Qualifying as of March 2023 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 some 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.
- 1964 Palooka
- 1967 Melody
- 1969 Post Time
- 1971 Spanish Eyes
- 1972 Pop A Card
- 1973 Hi-Lo Ace
- 1974 Sky Kings
- 1976 Volley
- 1977 Mata Hari
- 1977 Stingray
- 1978 Lectronamo
- 1978 Lost World
- 1978 Memory Lane
- 1978 Stars
- 1978 Strikes & Spares (Bally)
- 1978 Wild Fyre
- 1979 Dolly Parton
- 1979 Harlem Globetrotters
- 1979 Hot Hand
- 1978 Kiss (Bally)
- 1979 Magic
- 1979 Meteor
- 1979 Paragon
- 1979 Star Trek (Bally)
- 1979 Supersonic
- 1979 Trident
- 1980 Alien Poker
- 1980 Flight 2000
- 1980 Frontier
- 1980 Hotdoggin’
- 1980 Mystic
- 1980 Seawitch
- 1980 Silverball Mania
- 1980 Viking
- 1980 Xenon
- 1981 Barracora
- 1981 Jungle Lord
- 1981 Pharaoh
- 1982 Vector
- 1983 BMX
- 1984 X’s & O’s
- 1985 Eight Ball Champ
- 1985 Comet
- 1985 Fireball Classic
Event 2: 10 Strike Progressive Knockout
Saturday June 24th, 2023
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 (1991 & older 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 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 except a tie for 1st place. 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
Main Event Finals
Sunday June 25th, 2023
9AM Start Time
4PM Projected End Time
No practicing on the games in any of the finals banks at all on Sunday. This includes are people not in the finals too. Rows 7 & 8 will be designated as the finals section for this tournament. Rows 1-6 will be used for the Target Match Play Tournament.
Top 24 Players from the Main Event Qualifying will play in the Finals. No points carry over from qualifying. You will finish the overall tournament somewhere between 1st and 24th based on your performance in finals. 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. 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 will be chosen at random by the TD.
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.
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:
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 24 Cash Prizes
Event 3: 30 Points Target Match Play 3/2/1/0 scoring
Sunday June 25th, 2023
9:15AM Start Time
5PM Projected End Time
This tournament is going to run at the same time as Main Event finals but not use the same games. Any player from the finals can play in this tournament at the same time if they choose too but they run the risk of an intentional delay of more than 60 seconds. They can absolutely join the tournament late if they choose to also. They would just start at 0 points on whatever round we are on. 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 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. 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
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 April 22, 2023 6PM CST $180 Refund
Saturday May 13th, 2023 6PM CST $150 Refund
Saturday May 27th, 2023 6PM CST $100 Refund
Saturday June 17th, 2023 6PM CST $50 Refund
After June 17th, 2023 No Refunds of any amount. If you participate in only part of the 3 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.
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 the whole place to yourselves not just a side room.