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    Bowland Pinball Challenge 2019 - 25th-27th Oct - Port Pirie

    Bowland Pinball Challenge 2019

    25th-27th October

    We have a great weekend of pinball planned!

    Five IFPA Events to be run over a 48 hour period.

    The BOWLAND Tenpin Bowling Centre in Port Pirie is pleased to be hosting the Bowland Pinball Challenge 2019. This series of Pinball Tournaments will take place from the Friday evening through to Sunday.


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    The Bowland Pinball Challenge is an annual Pinball event in the Mid North region of South Australia. It is going to be a great weekend!


    We are looking for anyone whom might be well equipped to do some degree of live streaming for the event. Also anyone willing to be added as scorers.






    EVENTS


    FRIDAY

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Mini League On-going - 3 scores on each of 3 arenas - 9 scores total

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Best Game Card Qualifying - 3pm-11pm - unlimited 7 Game Cards on 12 arenas

    Fun Events - 5pm-9pm - Stall Ball, Heads Up, Pingolf etc.


    SATURDAY

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Group Matchplay Saturday - 9am-2:30pm - All Arenas (7 rounds x 2 games)

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Best Game Card Finals - 3pm-6:30pm - Group Matchplay - 4x2

    Fun Events - 3pm-6pm - Stall Ball, Heads Up, Pingolf etc.

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Flip Frenzy - 7:30pm-11:30pm - Classic FF (w/-1pt for loss)

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Mini League Close - 11pm

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Presentations - 11:30pm-11:59pm


    SUNDAY

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Group Matchplay Sunday - 9am-1:00pm - Classics (6 rounds x 2 games)

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Mini League Final - 1:15pm-3:30pm - Single Elimination best of 3 games

    Fun Events - 1pm-3:30pm - Stall Ball, Heads Up, Pingolf etc.

    Bowland Pinball Challenge Presentations - 3:30pm-4pm



    The venue has plenty of space, an eatery providing a good variety of meals, and is also licensed.

    https://www.facebook.com/BowlandPortPirie/



    There will be Trophies and prizemoney for each event, including "I Played Better Than Two Other Pinheads!" trophies. The Bowland Pinball Challenge Series Winners take home a Custom Pinball Trophy like one of these...

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    REGISTRATION

    Anyone can nominate for the Registration Lists, however Registration will only be considered Complete once entry fees have been received. Entry Fee is $30 for any one of the tournaments or $90 all in for All Four. The Fifth Event is "pump'n'dump" style so entry is by submitting qualifying scores, these will be $1/game. To register, get more info, or if you have questions; post here or send a PM to @razorsedge or @digger48 , always happy to provide more detail or answer questions.

    Please post here with any input, and to Register!. Please Register as early as you can as this helps us with planning!

    Also when registering @Bowland-BOWL-O-RAMA would like to know if anyone has Beverage Preferences, fridge space is limited and if there are preferences Steve is happy to take them on board.

    Players can also register by sending an e-mail stating your name (first and last) along with Which Event/s you are interested in entering. Email to: fragpinball AT gmail DOT com .

    Registration list has been started and can be found in post.2



    GAME LINEUP

    It is intended there will be 11 banks of 2 arenas available for events. Caps will be set around these numbers.

    The Mini League will have it's own 3 arenas in addition. These will only be used for Mini League Qualifying, until the period has closed.

    There will be some new games this year. Similar numbers to last year, maybe a couple more. That would be 25-27 machines in the venue for the event. For more specific details and updates about the Arenas check post.2 .


    ASSISTING TOURNAMENT DIRECTORS

    Thank you to Steve Dite and Colin Tattoli, who will also be Tournament Directors for the weekend. TD's can not make ruling on matches they are playing in.



    SPECIAL CONDITIONS

    -Due to the flooring conditions, "slide saves" are generally prohibited. Games might slide or move in some cases without tilting, but only a limited amount is acceptable. There will be a clearly visible tolerance set, within which the feet of machines may move. If a player does move a game and it rests within the tolerance, it will be their choice to make if they want to gently move the game back to its central original position, or play on with the reduced tolerance, both have risks. The best idea is to try to not move the feet at all. Multiple competitors should be observing other players in their match as much as they can. If any part of a machine foot overlaps the floor marking (as determined from the information at hand, by a TD) then the player will receive a penalty, and the machine moved back to its original location immediately by a Tournament Director. If a player moves a machine but does not exceed the tolerance markings on the floor throughout the ball in play then they are safe, if this happens and the machine is not left central by the player, players in the match should ask a Tournament Director to move the game carefully to its proper location with consideration for the next players tilt actions. The offending player May Not correct a machine that is staged for the next players ball in play, only during their Own ball in play. Other players in the match are expected to report witnessing a slide infringement. Tournament directors will observe as much as possible, but can not be everywhere at once.

    -Unreasonable, violent, or potentially damaging treatment of games will incur a penalty. This includes "slapping" of the glass. Hitting the side of the cabinet; Only because it is so hard to put a definition "don't do it Hard", we are going to ask people not to hit the side of the cabinets please. Nudging is encouraged! . Try to learn from your tilts. Be respectful to others and the machines. All at the discretion of Tournament Directors.

    -It is a family friendly environment. Lewd, distressing or offensive vocal outbursts will incur a penalty. This is at the discretion of Tournament Directors.

    -Arguing with any expressed final ruling of any of the Tournament Directors will incur a penalty. This is at the discretion of Tournament Directors.

    -Penalties: First penalty minimum is a zero result for the match being played. Second penalty minimum is exclusion from the Event underway. Third penalty minimum is exclusion from the series. At the discretion of Tournament Directors, up to Two Penalties may be issued for a single infringement. Be advised to treat the event as though there is only one warning/penalty available, potentially, before being disqualified from the entire weekend. In the event any penalties are issued these will be recorded in a log for reference by Tournament Directors, and the player receiving the penalty will be required to initial the record to verify that they have been notified of the penalty and the reason for it. Refusing to initial the penalty record keeping log can incur additional penalty, or outright exclusion from the series.

    -Warnings: 1 May be given, in lieu of a penalty, at the discretion of Tournament Directors. For borderline cases, exception rather than rule.

    -Multi-player matches will not be split for any games that may feature the ability to "steal locks".

    -Finally, Nudging is encouraged! . Reasonable, well timed, skillful nudging is a big part of pinball! . Try to keep within the tilts, don't be excessively rough with the machines.... and have fun!


    This is all about nurturing a fun and friendly tournament environment for all players, and the penalty system is stated up front in the interests of awareness. If past events and the positive attitude of regular attendees is anything to go by then the log aught to gather cobwebs over the weekend, and never be brought out, that would be a great outcome!. Penalties are there still, and clearly outlined, to keep all players in check. I will say that some of the admittedly rare borderline behavior that has been reported (after the fact) in some past events may not be slipping under the radar without a penalty anymore. Just putting that out there as fair fore-warning. We will have additional Tournament Directors to help ensure nothing is missed.



    ACCOMMODATION

    From the outset I will state that if you do need accommodation book it as early as possible or risk facing No Vacancy! ... This is why the thread was started as early as possible, be sure not to dilly-dally about with accommodation if you are even considering attending from out of town. Do Not underestimate the capacity for Spontaneous Nyrstar Furnace Shutdowns (or any other unexpected events) to occupy All Available Accommodation in town for A Month Or More, at the bat of an eyelid!!. .... BOOK NOW!, you can easily cancel if it turns out you can not make it.






    EVENT DETAILS


    Bowland Pinball Challenge Best Game Card 2019

    Tournament Name: Bowland Pinball Challenge Best Game Card 2019

    Tournament Director: Ray Gillett

    Tournament Director's email: fragpinball AT gmail DOT com

    Tournament location: Bowland Port Pirie. 71B Esmond Road, Port Pirie, S.A.,5540.
    Private location (Y/N): N

    Tournament Date/s: Fri 25th Oct, Sat 26th Oct 2019

    Tournament times: Friday 3pm-11pm Qualifying, Saturday 3pm Finals

    Tournament fee: $30

    Tournament Website Link: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...019-Port-Pirie
    Matchplay: https://matchplay.events/live/bvgkx https://matchplay.events/live/65gdb

    Tournament format details: Papa Style Card Based qualifying. Group Matchplay finals.
    a) 7 games per card for qualifying
    b) 8 hour period for qualifying (Friday 3pm-11pm)
    c) Group Matchplay Final - 4 rounds x 2 matches each round.
    d) Finals Saturday 26th of October 3pm-6:30pm - Top 50% maximum, or top 16 players, whichever is the lesser.
    e) Ties will be broken for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places only.

    Estimated # of players: 40

    Meaningful # of games played: 25 (9q, 16f) - TGP 100% (36%q, 64%f)

    Unlimited Qualifying (Y/N): Y
    If yes, how many hours?: 8 hours




    Bowland Pinball Challenge Group Matchplay Saturday 2019

    Tournament Name: Bowland Pinball Challenge Group Matchplay Saturday 2019

    Tournament Director: Ray Gillett

    Tournament Director's email: fragpinball AT gmail DOT com

    Tournament location: Bowland Port Pirie. 71B Esmond Road, Port Pirie, S.A.,5540.
    Private location (Y/N): N

    Tournament Date/s: Saturday 26th October 2019

    Tournament times: 9:00am-2:30pm

    Tournament fee: $30

    Tournament Website Link: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...019-Port-Pirie
    Matchplay: https://matchplay.events/live/507ee

    Tournament format details: Group Matchplay.
    a) Seeding: IFPA.
    b) First round pairing: Random – Players will be randomly paired against each other in the first round.
    c) General pairing: Swiss - Players will be paired against players with the same win-loss record.
    d) Player order: Rotating - Random order for the first game, then rotates player order evenly.
    e) Scoring system: IFPA (7/5/3/1) (7/4/1).
    f) Arena draws: Balanced - Attempts will be made to assign an arena that has been played the fewest times by all opponents.
    g) Duration: Seven rounds.
    h) Matches each round: Two matches.
    i) Tiebreaker: Ties will be broken by the number of first place finishes, then by the number of second place finishes and finally, if necessary, a single game play-off. Ties will only be broken for first, second and third places.

    Estimated # of players: 40

    Meaningful # of games played: 28 - TGP 100%

    Unlimited Qualifying (Y/N): n/a
    If yes, how many hours?: n/a




    Bowland Pinball Challenge Flip Frenzy 2019

    Tournament Name: Bowland Pinball Challenge Flip Frenzy 2019

    Tournament Director: Ray Gillett

    Tournament Director's email: fragpinball AT gmail DOT com

    Tournament location: Bowland Port Pirie. 71B Esmond Road, Port Pirie, S.A.,5540.
    Private location (Y/N): N

    Tournament Date/s: Saturday 26th October 2019

    Tournament times: 7:30pm-11:30pm

    Tournament fee: $30

    Tournament Website Link: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...019-Port-Pirie
    Matchplay: https://matchplay.events/live/xwgv6

    Tournament format details: Flip Frenzy.
    a) When the tournament starts each machine is randomly assigned 2 players. The remaining players are placed in a queue.
    b) When a match is completed:
    - Both Players attend the scoring desk together, after their match is in a "game over" state.
    - The Winner recieves 1 point, the Loser is subtracted 1 point
    - PLAYER 2 JOINS THE QUEUE. PLAYER 1 IS STAYING ON THE MACHINE, BUT THEY WILL BECOME PLAYER 2.
    - The person at the front of the queue moves up to play as PLAYER 1, against PLAYER 2 whom is starting their second match on the machine.
    - at the end of 3.5 hours no more games may start. The player with the most points in that time is declared the winner. Ties will be broken by the most wins, and if still tied, by a single game playoff on a machine chosen at random. Ties will only be broken for first, second and third places.
    c) All matches are 3 ball games. Conceding is allowed, but each player must plunge their own balls and only leave the machine after the match is complete and the game is over. Collusion is grounds for immediate disqualification. Power Cycling a machine is not allowed.
    d) Players will be called from the front of the queue. If they do not present themselves after 20 seconds then they are moved to the back of the queue and have 1 Point subtracted.

    Estimated # of players: 40

    Meaningful # of games played: 25 - TGP 100%

    Unlimited Qualifying (Y/N): n/a
    If yes, how many hours?: n/a




    Bowland Pinball Challenge Group Matchplay Sunday

    Tournament Name: Bowland Pinball Challenge Group Matchplay Sunday 2019

    Tournament Director: Ray Gillett

    Tournament Director's email: fragpinball AT gmail DOT com

    Tournament location: Bowland Port Pirie. 71B Esmond Road, Port Pirie, S.A.,5540.
    Private location (Y/N): N

    Tournament Date/s: Sunday 27th October 2019

    Tournament times: 9:00am-1:00pm

    Tournament fee: $30

    Tournament Website Link: https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...019-Port-Pirie
    Matchplay: https://matchplay.events/live/n5wx9

    Tournament format details: Group Matchplay.
    a) Seeding: IFPA.
    b) First round pairing: Slaughter – Strongest seed plays weakest seed, second-strongest plays second-weakest etc.
    c) General pairing: Balanced - Players will be randomly paired with previously unfaced opponents.
    d) Player order: Rotating - Random order for the first game, then rotates player order evenly
    e) Scoring system: IFPA (7/5/3/1) (7/4/1).
    f) Arena draws: Balanced - Attempts will be made to assign an arena that has been played the fewest times by all opponents.
    g) Duration: Six rounds.
    h) Matches each round: Two matches.
    i) Tiebreaker: Ties will be broken by the number of first place finishes, then by the number of second place finishes and finally, if necessary, a single game play-off. Ties will only be broken for first, second and third places.

    Estimated # of players: 40

    Meaningful # of games played: 24 - TGP 96%

    Unlimited Qualifying (Y/N): n/a
    If yes, how many hours?: n/a




    Bowland Pinball Challenge Mini League 2019 Final

    Sunday 1:15pm-3:30pm
    Top 24 Qualifiers, up to a maximum of 50%
    Format - Single Elimination best of three matches
    TGP 100%

    https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...ni-League-2019





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    *-PAID ENTRY LIST-*


    Best Game Card
    Colin Tattoli
    Ray Gillett
    Steve Dite
    Stuart Roseberg
    Rodney Papish
    Leith Stuart
    Gary Regan
    Amity Wells
    Rob Britos
    Rob Macauley
    Scottie Taylor
    Michael Costalos
    Robert Piper


    Golden North Group Matchplay Saturday
    Colin Tattoli
    Ray Gillett
    Steve Dite
    Stuart Roseberg
    Rodney Papish
    Leith Stuart
    Gary Regan
    Amity Wells
    Rob Britos
    Rob Macauley
    Scottie Taylor
    Michael Costalos
    Robert Piper


    Flip Frenzy
    Colin Tattoli
    Steve Dite
    Stuart Roseberg
    Rodney Papish
    Leith Stuart
    Gary Regan
    Amity Wells
    Rob Britos
    Rob Macauley
    Scottie Taylor
    Michael Costalos
    Robert Piper


    A1 Pizza Group Matchplay Sunday
    Colin Tattoli
    Ray Gillett
    Steve Dite
    Stuart Roseberg
    Rodney Papish
    Craig Zeipes
    Leith Stuart
    Gary Regan
    Amity Wells
    Rob Britos
    Rob Macauley
    Scottie Taylor
    Michael Costalos
    Robert Piper
    Andrew Mathews
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    REGISTRATION LIST

    1. Colin Tattoli
    2. Ray Gillett
    3. Andrew Matthews
    4. Steve Dite
    5. Stuart Roseberg
    6. Craig Zeipes
    7. Rodney Papish
    8. Gary Reagan
    9 Amity Wellls
    10. Michael Costalos
    11. Robert Piper
    12. Edward Piper
    15. Travis Johncock
    16. Scottie Taylor
    17. Leith Stuart
    18. Rob Macauley
    19. Rob Britos
    20.
    21.
    22.
    23.
    24.
    25.



    we're working on a game lineup that includes a good variety. These are some of the available titles...

    Specific titles are listed as a guide, 24-26 will be in the final lineup.



    Torch - Gottlieb
    Time Warp - Williams
    Alien Star - Gottlieb
    Lost World - Bally
    Stellar Wars - Williams
    Seawitch - Stern Electronics
    Solar Ride - Gottlieb
    Space Station - Williams
    Swords of Fury - Williams
    Cosmic Princess - Stern Electronics



    Maverick - Data East
    Whitewater - Williams
    Gilligans Island - Bally
    Doctor Who - Bally
    The Addams Family - Bally
    Star Wars - Data East
    Black Rose-Bally
    Roadshow - Williams
    Creature from the Black Lagoon - Bally
    Checkpoint - Data East
    Fish Tales - Williams
    Party Zone-Bally



    Demolition man -Williams
    Judge Dredd - Bally
    AC/DC Premium - Stern Pinball
    Batman Forever - SEGA
    Iron Maiden Pro - Stern Pinball
    Baywatch - SEGA
    Pirates of the Caribean - JJP
    Frankenstein - SEGA
    Alien - Heighway Pinball
    Total Nuclear Annihilation - Spooky Pinball
    Deadpool LE - Stern Pinball
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    Looking forward to having you back for another flipping weekend.

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    Any volunteers please drop us a line!

    We are looking for anyone whom might be well equipped and willing to organise some degree of live streaming for the event?. Also anyone willing to be added as scorers would be a great help, for short periods during the Best Game event on Friday evening.

    Cheers!

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    Thanks to a couple of sponsors we will have fantastic pizza and ice creams available for the weekend, as well as a boost to some of the prizes!

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    A1 Pizza and Golden North ice cream

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    We have organised a Mini-League so that the Finals for it will run in conjunction with the other events over the Bowland Pinball Challenge weekend. Qualifying will close late on the Saturday night, and Finals will be the last event of the weekend. Entry will be separate to the rest of the weekends events, in that it is coin drop entry.

    This will mean we are fitting 5 IFPA events into 48 hours. Even so it all still fits fairly comfortably, and still generally with good tgp.


    https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...ni-League-2019

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    @digger48 is going to organise the registration and games lists in the coming week. Registering interest helps us with planning the event.

    Intending to submit events to IFPA by the end of the week.

    Anyone, from anywhere, with any thoughts on the formats or schedule it would be great to hear what you think!

    Within a week the formats will be locked in and we won't be able to make any major changes.

    @Bowland-BOWL-O-RAMA
    @Chaza73
    @rodneypapish


    Cheers!

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    Submissions have been sent off!

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    These events now appear on the IFPA calendar

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    One of the new games for the Bowland Pinball Challenge this year will be Spooky Pinballs Total Nuclear Annihilation!

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