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Pincadia Big Bash - Sun 15th March


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  • [QLD] - Pincadia Big Bash - Sun 15th March

    14 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba

    Doors open 9am
    Registration from 9.30am
    Qualifying starts from 10am

    This will be a Target Matchplay event open to all players.
    We are also hoping to run a couple of side events, plus there will be a Flip Frenzy at the completion of the finals.

    * Players will be sorted into random groups of 4 using the Matchplay software and a machine will be allocated. We will be using the 'Balanced' option rather than random.
    * Each round will consist of 1 game using the 7-5-3-1 point scoring method (7-4-1 for 3 player groups).
    * The first 16 players in a field of 32 or more players to reach the target score of 40 points will advance to the finals. In the event that there is less than 32 players, then only the Top 8 will advance. Once you reach 40 points, your name will be removed from qualifying as you have already advanced.
    * Ties for ANY placings during qualifying will be broken by finishing score, then by a single game playoff on a machine to be determined at random.

    * Players will be sorted into groups of 4 and will play a 3 game round, using the same points system as above. The Slaughter method will be being used for the finals to allocate groups.
    * Matchplay will allocate the choice of machines and play order for each game.
    * The Top 4 qualifiers (ie. first 4 players to reach 40 points) will receive a WILD CARD at the start of finals. This will give them one opportunity to replace and nominate a machine of their choice at any stage during finals.
    * The Top 2 players in each group of each round will advance to the next round. There will be a one game playoff on a machine selected at random for any ties for 2nd place in either group.
    * The winner will be the player with the most points earned in the final round. In the event of a tie for any of the Top 4, there will be another single tie-breaker game chosen at random.

    This event is IFPA approved.

    Players can either pre-register via here, the Facebook event page, at the venue, or simply turn up on the day before 10am. Tournament Directors is Jason Lambert.

    Entry fee is $30 per player and includes a drink voucher. All players are welcome, and new players are encouraged to join in.
    Children under 18 are welcome to play in this event, however venue policy states that they must be accompanied by a parent or suitable guardian at all times.


    Entry fee: $20 per player
    Start time: 7pm

    - First, each machine is randomly assigned two players. The remaining players are placed in one central queue

    When a match is completed:
    - both players return to the tournament directors desk to record result
    - the loser will play on, unless he/she has lost twice consecutively, in which case the winner stays on
    - the other players goes to the rear of the queue
    - Matchplay software will draw the next match, machine and play order.

    - Extra balls and ball saves turned off where possible

    - All rulings and malfunctions will be based on the rules for the IFPA World Pinball Championship

    At the end of 3 hours no more games may start. Ties will be broken by the most wins.
    Last edited by Lambo; 25 February 2020, 06:50 AM.

  • #2
    Details updated in the first post. We will also be running a Flip Frenzy at the completion of the finals.


    • #3
      As per previous Big Bash events, there will be a guaranteed $1000 in prize money up for grabs, thanks to Pincadia.


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