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    2019 Brisbane Masters & Ekka Events Summary

    Ladies & gentlemen! The Brisbane Pinball & Arcade Collective (BPAC) are proud to officially announce the running of the 5th Annual Brisbane Masters, in conjunction with the 10-day Ekka Showcase.

    This year's event will be held at the beautiful Brisbane Showgrounds during the 10 days of the Royal Brisbane Show. Players who pre-register for events via the Eventbrite links will receive FREE ENTRY to the show on the day of their event(s). (Links will be made available soon).

    Not only will there be a jam packed line-up scheduled at the Showgrounds for the 10-days, there are also a few other events planned in the local area, to give everyone the opportunity to experience some of the best arcade/pinball locations across South East QLD.

    Full IFPA Event Schedule:
    Click on the links below each event for format, times, ticketing & pricing info.

    **Friday 9th August**
    10am-6pm: BM Best Game Qualifying.
    6.30pm: BM Best Game Finals

    Event info: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...ame-August-9th

    **Saturday 10th August**
    10am-6pm: BM Classics Matchplay & Finals
    7pm: BM Classics Frenzy

    Event info:
    Classics Matchplay - https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...ay-August-10th
    Classics Frenzy - https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...zy-August-10th

    **Sunday 11th August**
    10am: BM Fair Strikes

    Event info: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...es-August-11th

    **Monday 12th August**
    1pm: Under 16s Double Elimination Comp
    6.30pm: Pincadia Mini Matchplay

    Event info: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...nts-(Brisbane)

    **Tuesday 13th August**
    1pm: Under 16s Double Elimination Comp
    4pm: Brisbane Pinball Club

    Event info:
    https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...e-Pinball-Club

    **Wednesday 14th August**
    1pm: Under 16s Double Elimination Comp
    6pm: Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club

    Event info: (Coming soon)

    **Thursday 15th August**
    10am-6pm: BM Warm Up Qualifying
    6.30pm: BM 3-Strikes

    Event info:
    'Herb' Warm Up - https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...-15th-amp-16th
    3-Strikes - https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...es-August-15th

    **Friday 16th August**
    10am-6pm: BM Warm Up Qualifying (Day 2)
    6.30pm: BM Warm Up Finals

    **Saturday 17th August**
    10am: 2019 Brisbane Masters Qualifying - presented by AMD.

    This event is part of the world 2019 Stern Pro Circuit.

    Event info: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...-17th-amp-18th
    Stern Pro Circuit info: https://www.ifpapinball.com/circuit/

    **Sunday 18th August**
    10am: 2019 Brisbane Masters Finals - presented by AMD.
    10am: Brisbane Masters B/C/D Finals - presented by AMD.
    6.30pm: BM Flip Frenzy

    Event info:
    Flip Frenzy - https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...zy-August-18th

    Other Events Schedule:

    **Sunday 11th August**
    7pm: Split Flipper Championship

    **Saturday 17th August**
    8pm - Stall Ball Cup

    There are also plans to host Master Classes and Demos throughout the 10 days.

    Machines:
    As you can imagine, an event of this scale will require quite a number of machines for the 10 day duration. We are looking for machine owners who are happy to donate the use of their games for that time. Your machines must have a working coin mech fitted that accepts $1 coins.

    Bump in and out times will be advised soon.

    Games when not used for tournament play will be set to pay-per-play at $1 per game. Breakdown of takings will be as follows:
    * Owners - 50%
    * Ekka - 40%
    * BPAC - 10%
    Owners who provide 2 or more machines will also receive free entry to either the Brisbane Masters or Classics Matchplay event.

    If you are willing to provide any machines for the 10 days, please email Jason Lambert at dj_j2008@hotmail.com . We will require a good mix of older Solid State machines, along with the 90s and current DMDs/LCDs

    A list of available machines for the tournaments will be provided closer to the event.

    Questions:
    Jason Lambert - dj_j2008@hotmail.com
    Jimmy Nails - jimmy@netherworldarcade.com
    BPAC committee - (email available soon)

    BPAC website - link available soon
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    Links to each event have now been added (except for Coolangatta Pinball Club event).

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    Hey mates

    Just some updates

    Firstly, if you are not already, please follow the Facebook event page for all news and updates:

    www.facebook.com/events/320606265463578

    Secondly, the Zipper 10 Day Pinball Pass for the BPAC Showcase tickets go on sale at midday on the 2nd of April. After that, on the 16th, all events will be sold individually via eventbrite.

    The price for the Zipper pass is $300.

    Ticket includes entry in to all IFPA and non-IFPA endorsed pinball events from the 9th to the 18th of August, 10 x Ekka gate entry passes, a Brisbane Masters t-shirt, a limited edition pin and a bunch of other swag provided by our generous sponsors. It's over $350 worth of event entry fees plus all the extras. Lovely lovely day

    Events included in The Zipper Pass are:
    Pump & Dump Pinball Comp
    Classics Target Matchplay
    Classics Flip Frenzy
    10 Strikes Fair Strikes Comp
    Split Flipper World Championships
    3 x U/16 Double Elimination Pinball Comp (IFPA)
    3 x Parent & Child Pinball Comp
    Mini Matchplay at Pincadia
    Brisbane Pinball Club at Netherworld
    Pinball Club at Coollangatta/Tweed Timezone
    BM Herb Pinball Event
    BM 3 Strikes Comp
    QUEENS-Land Women's Pinball Championship
    BM Herb Finals
    BM Random Teams Side Comp
    Brisbane Pinball Masters Qualifying
    Stall Ball Cup
    Brisbane Pinball Masters Finals
    BM Closing Party Flip Frenzy

    Ticket link below

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bpa...ts-58987880338

    Massive thanks to our major sponsors Hutchinson Builders

    On the 2nd of April we will have full website going live also. Will do another post in a day or two about who and what BPAC is.

    Thanks mates

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    Hey mates,

    We thought some people might be wondering who and what BPAC is.

    BPAC stands for the Brisbane Pinball & Arcade Collective Inc and is comprised of representatives of the local gaming venues, and pinball and arcade players in Brisbane. While we would love to have include everybody in the committee we feel we have included a good representation of the local scene.

    Committee Members:
    Jimmy Nails - President
    Vincent Kemp - Secretary
    Jason Lambert - Treasurer
    Scott Barber
    Jon Tannahill
    Tanya Lowe
    David Lowe
    Benjamin Nichols
    Chris Wade
    Stephen Holmes
    Babak Hadi
    Hugh Dickson
    David James

    First and foremost we would like to express that BPAC is an incorporated association. Meaning it is a not-for-profit enterprise and all proceeds from sponsorship, entry fees, coin drop and merchandise go either directly into the prize pool or operating costs of the event.

    Every single person on the list above and any volunteer you will see at the event is giving their time, some of them hundreds of hours, freely for the sole purpose of promoting and expanding what we all love so dearly: Brisbane's world class competitive pinball and arcade scene.

    The goals of the incorporated association as agreed at our inaugural meeting are:

    - To promote, produce and advance competitive pinball, arcade, and classic gaming competitions throughout Australia

    - To elevate the awareness and visibility of pinball, arcade, and classic gaming across Australia and to try generate media coverage and exposure in a fun and positive manner

    - To honestly, transparently, and fairly use the funds raised for the sole purpose of running events

    - To run events in a professional manner adhering to the International Flipper and Pinball Association (IFPA) suggested formats, guides and rules

    - Where possible, to raise funds through donations and sponsorship to aid in providing high prize pools, prizes, and celebrity guests to enhance the players’ experience

    - To offer any donated pinball or arcade machines to hospitals within the Brisbane region

    - To donate potential excess funds to local charities within Australia

    - To use potential excess funds to help local pinball and arcade players compete in competitions around the world

    This year we have been incredibly fortunate to have been offered an amazing major sponsorship from Hutchinson Builders. From discussions with Hutcho's and within the committee we have decided to this year to spend a portion of the money on flying over some arcade and pinball celebrities from the USA.

    We feel this will firstly enhance the player experience and give many attendees the chance to meet people they have been watching play pinball and arcades for decades, but also aid in getting the worlds attention of what we are doing here in Brisbane. In future years we aim to direct event funds towards enhancing the experience of local players, but we would be remiss to not take the unique opportunity that Hutchinson has presented us to make the first year of the BPAC showcase as impactful as possible.

    We also have some minor sponsor to thank too:

    - Netherworld are sponsoring The Australian Kong Off 3
    - 1 Up Arcade are sponsoring The Australian Arcade Championships
    - AMD are sponsoring the Brisbane Pinball Masters
    - Game The System are sponsoring the Classic Target Matchplay and Flip Frenzy

    We hope everyone is excited about the BPAC Showcase and we can't wait to announce the guests we’ll have attending!

    Big love, the BPAC massive

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    Hey mates. Just a note that the entire BPAC Showcase is OPEN TO ALL AGES though there will be a couple of stipulations.

    The Stockmans Bar next to the pinball and arcade space is closed to under 18's after 8pm each night. BUT, any paid up junior players are able to stay in the gaming area post 8pm provided they have a guardian and are wearing a wrist band.

    Netherworld will also be giving special consideration to junior players that week and allow under 18's competitors in to the venue for the Brisbane Pinball Club on the Wednesday night.

    Huzzah!

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    Hey mates

    Just in preparation for the 10 Day Zipper Pass going on sale Tuesday that includes all major and side pinball comps, I thought I would break down the cost of the other events so you can get a clear view of the savings.

    Basically, the full cost for all the main and side pinball comps would be $365 or $395 if you play in the women's comp (not including coin drop for the Pump & Dump or buy ins for the Stall Ball Cup).

    The Zipper Pass gives you all main and side pinball comps for $300 (excluding coin drop for the Pump & Dump or buy ins for the Stall Ball Cup) plus a Brisbane Masters t-shirt, limited edition pin and a bunch of swag from our sponsors.

    9th - Pump & Dump - $10 (coin drop extra)
    10th - Classics Pinball - $40
    10th - Classic Flip Frenzy - $30
    11th - Fair Strikes - $30
    11th - Split Flipper - $10
    12th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - $15
    13th - Brisbane Pinball Club at Netherworld - $15
    14th - Tweed/Coolangatta Pinball Club - $20
    15th - Herb Warm Up - $50
    15th - 3 Strikes - $20
    16th - QUEENS-Land Womens Championshp - $30
    16th - Random Pairs Side Comp - $10
    17th - Masters - $75
    17th - Stall Ball Cup - $10 (plus buy for each game)
    18th - Closing Party Flip Frenzy - $30

    As for the amount of tickets available, The Zipper pass is limited to 60 as that is the maximum amount of tickets available for the Classics Flip Frenzy. All other comps can handle around 150 players.

    Just a reminder too folks that every event entry fee includes one free gate pass for the Ekka showgrounds.

    If you have any other questions let me know mates.

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    Today is the last day to get your 10-day Zipper pinball passes for the BPAC Showcase event in August. There are still approx. 15 passes remaining. If you are planning on attending all 10 days of events, or perhaps even attending most and miss a couple, this is a great value all-access pass.

    Includes entry into the Ekka for all 10 days, entry into 15+ pinball events, an awesome swag bag, and limited run Brisbane Masters T-shirt.

    Check out the link for tickets and more info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-bpa...ts-58987880338

    Individual tickets for events at the BPAC Showcase will go on sale likely later this week.

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    SPECIAL GUEST ANNOUNCEMENT !!!

    Bowen Kerins - tournament director of the largest pinball event on the planet, destroyer of reactors, champion of pinball diversity, number cruncher and the human responsible for teaching more of us how to play pinball then anyone else in the history of the planet via the PAPA tutorials is coming to the Brisbane Pinball Masters!!!!

    Bowen will be in town all week so everyone will get a chance to catch up with one of the nicest humans in the pinball scene. Bowen will also be around to help commentate the QUEENS-Land Women's Pinball Championship and may even throw down the first TNA reactor 9 on Australian soil if we are lucky.

    Bowen has also been working for Spooky Pinball and is responsible for the rules on Alice Coopers Nightmare Castle and provided we can get one to the venue will do a deep dive on the rules and blow up the machine live on stage over the final weekend of the BPAC Showcase.

    Thanks again to Hutchinson Builders for their sponsorship and making all our arcade and pinball dreams come true.

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    Hey mates

    Couple of updates

    Firstly, the BPAC Merch Store is officially open. Thanks to our mates at Indigo Wolf you can now order all the posters, Brisbane Pinball Masters and Kong Off 3 merch your heart desires.

    https://indigowolf.com.au/bpac/

    We have both designs in uni sex sizes, womens sizes, long sleeve tees, hoodies and hats. You also have 4 colours to choose from and whether you would like the main design on the front or on the back with a sweet sweet pocket.

    The biggest thing to please keep in mind is that all merch must be ordered before Monday the 15th of July. All merch will be sent to Netherworld and can be collected when you drop by to pick up your gate passes, lanyards and showbags. Again, you must order before this date as a second run of printing is at this stage not on the cards and only super limited stock will be available at the event.

    Also we have a link up for people to complete a quick player bio. They have started rolling in from some players and we are loving reading them.

    The form is here: https://forms.gle/yQnX1UFvxuSbRoEu5

    Profiles here: http://bnepac.org/player-bios/

    Just reminder that all tickets must be purchased through eventbrite. Go to www.eventrbite.com and put BPAC in to the search bar and all available events will pop up. Just a reminder that the Classics Flip Frenzy has SOLD OUT.

    All special guests have now been announced and can be found at http://bnepac.org/special-guests/

    Any questions please feel free to shoot me a PM.

    Cheers!!!

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    Morning mates

    Just some friendly reminders.

    Sales for ALL merchandise ends on July the 15th.

    THERE WILL BE NO MERCHANDISE FOR SALE AT THE EVENT

    https://indigowolf.com.au/bpac/

    Please get your orders in with Indigo Wolf for collection from Netherworld the week starting the 5th of August.

    When you collect your showbag from Netherworld it will contain you lanyard, all your gate passes for the week, any merchandise you have ordered and all the super rad swag from our sponsors.

    Also from this Sunday the 7th at midday we will have 20 more tickets for sale for the Classic Flip Frenzy. Set your alarms. These will last minutes.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bpac-cl...ts-54967885425

    All ticket sales end on the 28th of July at midnight.

    The Brisbane Masters is 100% going to sell out so please don't wait any longer to grab your tickets. Lambo and I will be making a decision on when to end sales very soon.

    Thanks for all your support mates. All event numbers are looking amazing.

    Tickets for the Mortal Kombat 2 tournament coming this week too. Wahooooooooooooooooo!!!!!

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