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    Thread: 2018 North Qld Tropical Winter Pinball Carnival 15/16 June

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      2018 North Qld Tropical Winter Pinball Carnival 15/16 June

      Hi All,

      @AlexMc and myself will host another North Queensland Tropical Winter Pinball Carnival in Townsville in June 2018.

      It was a great weekend for our first run last year, so are keen to go again in 2018. We plan on having 4 separate competitions. Flip Frenzy on Friday night starting around 6pm or so at Alex's place (in Townsville, near airport), as well as qualifying for the West End Wizards comp - finals for the West End Wizards will be held Sat night at Alex's place. Then a 4 or 5 round matchplay Townsville Open at my place (15 mins south of Townsville) from 9am Saturday, plus a quick side comp - likely a single ball of death (ie: plunge 1st 2 balls, and only use flippers for the last ball).

      We will lock in Friday 15th from 6pm (although can qualify for West End Wizards from 4pm on Friday, through until late Saturday night. This worked well for people travelling last time. We will work out more details later on.

      There will be around 12-15 machines at both venues, mix of SS and newer machines.

      Note - the machines are in our private collections, and i have 4 young kids running around, so please respect the machines and our property. Rage tilts, loud swearing, shoving of machines or poor sportsmanship will not be tolerated and you will be asked to leave.

      The main purpose of this post, was to let people who might wish to travel take advantage of some Jetstar sales that are on now (until Thurs 28th Dec), with $59 flights from Brisbane, $69 from Sydney and $79 from Melbourne for that date. If you flew in by 4 or 5pm on Friday and leave anytime Sunday, that will give plenty of time for comps and socialising!

      @acejas @Dicky @Replay @roland rat @timmychap @chopchop @Ryza @Cursed @ItsUrFeminitzNYImNietYoma @Manny65 feel free to tag others, these were just people i've talked to recently who may be interested.


      In terms of logistics...

      We would like people to start qualifying for the West End Wizards from lunchtime onwards on Friday - so if you arrive early, head to Alex's place (5 mins from airport) and play your 8 qualifying games and submit your scores.

      The West End Warm Up Comp will start at 6:30 pm Friday night at Alex's place. Alex will have a BBQ set up, and there is an IGA 300m down the road, as well as a Thai takeaway place, so if you want to grab some tucker, or meat for BBQ, please do. We want to keep things on time, so won't be waiting around for those who wander off!!

      Saturday morning at my place (Alligator Creek, 20 mins south of Townsville), will be a relatively early start. Comp will kick off at 8:45am and people are welcome from 8am onwards. I will supply morning tea and lunch - the kids will sell some soft drinks and water. If you want to BYO beers etc, i will make some room in the fridge or organise and esky.

      We will prob finish up at my place sometime between 3 and 4:30, then head back into Alex's for the top 16 Finals of the West End Wizards (what people qualified for on Friday arvo) - there may be time for latecomers to complete their qualifying games Sat arvo.

      Same as Friday night, Alex will have BBQ set up, or we can order pizzas or buy a few chooks or similar. Alex will also have fridge/esky for beers etc.

      Comp Details:

      Alligator Creek Open – Sat 16th June (Rob’s Place)
      Entry $20.
      1st – 4th will receive a trophy plus prizmoney
      Start 8:45am - No practice games once competition has started
      5 round matchplay with finals


      Round 1:
      4 player games on 3 machines.
      Players grouped randomly
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 2:
      4 player games on 3 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 1 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 3:
      4 player games on 3 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 2 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 4:
      4 player games on 3 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 3 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 5:
      4 player games on 3 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 4 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      After Round 5, top 8 progress to the semi-finals
      Semi Final:
      4 player games on 3 machines randomly selected
      2 groups of 4 based on seeding 1,4,5,8 and 2,3,6,7
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th) - the top 2 from each group will progress to the Final

      Final:
      4 player games on 3 machines.
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      In the event of any round having a tied ranking for the final or to make the cut for a qualifying round, those players who are tied will play a multiplayer tiebreaker game on a single machine randomly drawn.


      Single Ball of Death Side Comp - Sat 16th June (Rob’s Place)
      Entry $5
      1st to 4th will receive a trophy plus prizemoney
      This is just intended as a bit of a fun event, and will have a reasonable degree of luck involved. These games can be played between rounds, or if a machine is free during a round (you need to ensure there are no groups waiting to play it). Need to play in groups of at least 2, to record scores.
      Qualifying:
      Will be conducted on 3 machines: Likely to be Sinbad, Paragon and Rolling Stones.
      You must plunge the first 2 balls, and NO FLIPPER hits are allowed before or during the ball is in play. Nudging is permitted. If a player accidently touches the flippers once during either of the first 2 balls, their score will be recorded as whatever the score is after draining that ball. If the flippers are touched more than once in the first two balls, they will have a score of 0 recorded for that game.
      The 3rd ball can be played as normal
      Scores will be recorded for each player with scores ranked highest to lowest. Highest score will get 100 points, with decreasing values from there using the scoring system where 1st position gets 100 points, 2nd 97, 3rd 95, 4th 94 and decreasing by 1 point from there.
      The top 4 ranked scores will play a best of 3 finals (on the same 3 machines), under the same rules (ie: first 2 balls plunged, no flippers), 3rd ball played as per normal.
      Scoring will be IFPA 7,5,3,1 for the finals component.


      West End Warm Up Comp 15th June (Alex’s place)
      Entry - $15
      1st – 4th will also receive a trophy and prizemoney.
      Fri 15th June

      Start 6:30pm, Finish 10pm
      4 round x 2 game matchplay comp with finals


      Round 1:
      4 player games on 2 machines.
      Players grouped randomly
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 2:
      4 player games on 2 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 1 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 3:
      4 player games on 2 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 2 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      Round 4:
      4 player games on 2 machines
      Players grouped based on Round 3 seeding (tiered Swiss)
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)


      After Round 4, top 8 progress to the semi-finals
      Semi Final:
      4 player games on 3 machines randomly selected
      2 groups of 4 based on seeding 1,4,5,8 and 2,3,6,7
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th) - the top 2 from each group will progress to the Final

      Final:
      4 player games on 3 machines.
      IFPA scoring (7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th)

      In the event of any round having a tied ranking for the final or to make the cut for a qualifying round, those players who are tied will play a multiplayer tiebreaker game on a single machine randomly drawn.


      West End Wizards (Alex’s Place) 15th and 16th June
      Entry $15
      1st – 4th will receive a trophy and prizemoney
      No practice prior to qualifying.
      Qualifying as a single player game from 1pm on Friday 16th June, until 6:00pm, or after 10pm Fri 16th June (to allow for warm up comp) , or after Alligator Creek Open, between around 4pm to 6pm Sat night 16th June.
      Qualifying - each player plays 8 machines, with scores ranked highest to lowest. Highest score will get 100 points, with decreasing values from there using the scoring system where 1st position gets 100 points, 2nd 97, 3rd 95, 4th 94 and decreasing by 1 point from there.

      The top 16 qualifiers will play off in a quarter final which will be a best of 3 games.
      The quarter finals will start around 6:30pm Sat 16th June at Alex’s place
      Top 16 will be allocated into 4 groups as follows:
      Group A: 1,8,9,16
      Group B: 2,7,10,15
      Group C: 3,6,11,14
      Group D: 4,5,12,13
      The top 8 will progress to a semi final - top 2 from each group of 4 in quarter final as follows:
      Semi Final – Best of 3 machines in this round (Based on positions in previous round)
      Group E: A1, B2, C2, D1
      Group F: A2, B1, C1,D2
      The top 4 (top 2 out of each group in semi final) will progress to the Final – 3 machines in this round
      Final 4: E1, E2, F1, F2

      All matched for the 3 rounds of the finals will be scored using the 7,5,3,1 system – ie: 7 points for 1st in a group, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd and 1 point for 4th position.
      Ties for any cutoff positions (ie: progressing from round 1 to 2, or 2 to 3) will be decided on a head to head match on the shortest playing machine available. Ties for positions in the top 4 will be decided in the same manner.
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      Lets see if we can get the Pinball Mafia along to support this event. From reading last years thread it looked like it was a blast. I'd be keen....

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      I'm in. Just booked my flights

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      Thanks for the invite Rob and Alex, but I can’t make it this year as I have “World Cup duties” this June.

      Maybe next year?


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      Just a bump as Jetstar have anothr sale on at the moment for that time of year, although the sale runs out tomorrow (Fri) night i believe.

      $69 flights from Bris, $79 from Sydney and $89 from Melb.

      At Alex's recent monthly comp, we had some great competition from locals, so be good to get a few more visitors in for a fun filled few days of pinball and socialising!

      Also remember, most of the rest of Australia will be freezing its nuts off during winter, while we enjoy temperatures of 28 degrees!

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      OK all, we have about 8 confirmed from Brissy so far, other out of towners are more than welcome.

      First post updated with 4 x competition details, which are being submitted for IFPA approval.

      Some people expressed interest in shirts, Alex will be getting prices this coming week.

      If others are thinking of attending, let us know as it would be good to get an indication of numbers - at this point we are prob running about 30-40 people. Remember, all of southern Australia will be freezing in the middle of winter, while we are kicking around in shorts and t-shirts. Great food, socialising, company and pinballs are guaranteed!

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      There’s a group of five that are coming up mate


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      Hi All.

      We are organising getting shirts made up for those interested. Cost is $25 per shirt and it can be a grey coloured polo or a blue chambray button up shirt.

      The grey polo will be similar to that in the pictures however will have Winter Pinball Carnival 2018 at the base.

      The blue chambray will only have the logo on the front pocket and nothing on the back.

      If you are keen on a shirt please let us know what style and what size. We would need to know numbers by mid May.

      For those still considering, likely machines are

      Alex

      JD GB ACDCLE STTNG FT DH TZ ToM Kiss Fireball Harlem Globetrotters Sinbad Bugs Bunny Teed Off Spy Hunter Black Pyrammid Meteor Far Out

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      Spiderman JM Sinbad Paragon Dialed In Medieval Madness Xmen le ACDC CFTBL Maverick Rolling Stones Locomotion Tommy Ngg whirlwind

      Maybe TAF Baywatch Supersonic Clown and Whitewater if I get them ready in time

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      Back of polo

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