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Introducing the 2018 QLD STATE PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

This event is being held in conjunction with the Brisbane, Netherworld, Saccharomyces, Flipswitch, Gold Coast, Coolangatta-Tweed, West End Wizards & Pinball Grotto Clubs

 

2018 is going to be yet another massive year in pinball, especially in the 'sunshine state'. We are really pumped and excited to be able to bring this event to life and crown the next QLD STATE PINBALL CHAMPION.

 

The GRAND PRIZE:

* The winner will win FREE ENTRY into the 2019 ACS Tournament (if eligible) and essentially be QLD's representative at the event.

* The prize also includes Airfares & Accommodation for up to 2 nights.

* If the player is ineligible or unable to attend the 2019 ACS, a suitable and equivalent prize will be awarded.

 

The only way to get involved in the QLD STATE PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP is to finish in the Top 3 in any of the above club's monthly IFPA meets during FEBRUARY-NOVEMBER 2017 including:

* Brisbane Pinball Club Monthly Tournament (held every 2nd Tuesday)

* Netherworld Flip Frenzy (usually held on the 1st Saturday of every month)

* SBC (Saccharomyces) Pinball Tournaments (usually held Sundays)

* Flipswitch (Yeerongpilly) Monthly Tournaments (usually held on the last Saturday of every month)

* Gold Coast Pinball Club Monthly Tournaments (usually held on the first Wednesday of every month)

* Pinball Grotto Matchplay events (usually held on the 3rd Sunday of every month)

* Pinball Grotto 3-Strikes events (usually held on the 1st Friday of every month)

* The North QLD Winter Pinball Carnival (to be held on June 15th & 16th)

* Pincadia 2-strike & Mini Matchplay events (every Monday fortnight)

* Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club (3rd Wednesday of every month)

* West End Wizards Monthly Tournaments (Townsville) (3rd Friday of every month)

There will be over 100 events for players to participate in at this stage, so there is plenty of opportunity for players to qualify for the big dance! Qualifying by players from other states is also welcome!

 

The FINAL for the 2018 QLD STATE PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP will take place on Sunday 9th December from 9.30am at TIMEZONE COOLANGATTA - The Strand, 72-80 Marine Pde, Coolangatta QLD, 4225.

 

There will be no cost for the players that make the final. This tournament is being supported through the clubs and players that attend each of the club meets throughout 2018.

There are also plans to run a few social side comps again on finals day for any spectators and others possibly interested in getting involved with competitive pinball.

 

FINALS QUALIFYING:

* Players will be placed into groups of 4 chosen at random (4 player games)

* Each group will be assigned 3 games at random. Each game has the same points ... 7 for 1st, 5 for 2nd, 3 for 3rd, 1 for 4th

 

* There will be a total of 4 qualifying rounds (12 games per player). After each round, new groupings will be selected, according to points earned in the tournament to date

* Groupings are determined from the scoring in each round thereafter as follows: 1,2,3,4 .... 5,6,7,8 .... 9,10,11,12 .... 13,14,15,16 .... 17,18,19,20 .... 21,22,23,24 .... 25,26,27,28 .... 29,30,31,32 .... and so on, until all players have been grouped.

 

* All games will be played as a 4-player game (unless machine is unable to allow it).

* Matchplay software will allocate the games and order for each match.

 

* The top 16 players will advance to the Finals once completed. Ties for any player in the Top 16 will*be broken by the*player with the most number of wins, then broken by 2nd placings, then by a tie-break game (if required)

 

FINALS:

* Finals will be played via a single elimination bracket. Each match will be contested as a best of 5 series.

* Highest seed has either choice of machine or play order. Machine chosen will remain the same for all 5 games (if required), while play order alternates between games.

* The winner will be the last remaining player.

 

The winner of the QLD State Pinball Championship will win the Grand Prize of Free Entry into the 2019 ACS Tournament wherever it is held (if eligible), plus Airfares & Accommodation for up to 2 nights (extra nights stay are to be paid for by the prize winner). If the prize winner is ineligible, or is unable to attend the ACS Tournament, a suitable and equivalent prize will be awarded.

 

This year, we will also be hosting a Group 3-strikes elimination event on Saturday 8th December @ 4pm.

This will be a free entry event and will be open to everyone who wishes to play, not just the QLD Championship finalists.

* Players will be sorted into groups of 4 by Matchplay and allotted a game to play. The bottom 2 players in each group will be given a strike (bottom player only in a 3-player group).

* Once a player has received 3-strikes, they will be eliminated from the Tournament.

* The winner will be the final player remaining in the Tournament.

 

Massive thanks must go the following TDs of each of their respective clubs for their assistance in putting this event together:

* Netherworld - Jimmy Nails @Jimmi Nails

* Flipswitch - Corey Hamilton @corey.hamilton.587

* Gold Coast/Surfers Paradise - Gavin Drogemuller @droogi

* Saccharomyces/West End - Dirk Booy

* Pinball Grotto Matchplay Series - John Cosson @chopchop

* Brisbane - Jason Lambert

* North QLD - Rob Milla @robm

* Pincadia - Dave & Tanya Lowe

* Coolangatta/Tweed - Hollie Mills @mollie_hills & Peter Watt @greengoblin

* West End Wizards/Townsville - Alex McClarty @AlexMc

* Timezone Gold Coast - Jamin Jacub

 

All TDs have been filled in with Tournament details, so feel free to ask any of us any questions about the event at any time.

We couldn't wait to share this event with the pinball community. Good luck to all and we hope to see you at your next monthly club meet!

 

Players who have qualified as at 5/11/2018: (players in BOLD have confirmed to attend)

* Abby McClarty

* Adam Vesly

* Alex McClarty

* Andrew Potter

* Ava Granshaw

* Barrie Valentino

* Ben Bronson

* Chris Jennings

* Chris Sommerville

* Chris Wade

* Cliff Tucker

* Corey Hamilton

* Dan Olejniczak

* Dan Trego

* Dave Porter

* David Clarke

* David Irving

* David Stavleu

* Dirk Booy

* Emily Cosson

* Emily Smith

* Gavin Drogemuller

* Gino Thimios

* Glen Charles

* Glen Geeves

* Grant Christophers

* Grant Quinn

* Grant Stephens

* Greg GEE

* Greg Field

* Hollie Mills

* Hugh Dickson

* Jacob Paint

* Jasen Mouritsen

* Jason Lambert

* Jimmy Nails

* John Cosson

* Jonathan Chabowski

* Kelly Buxton

* Luke French

* Malcolm Byrne

* Mark Robinson

* Matthew Hetherington

* Michael Saunders

* Michi Henning

* Mick Collins

* Mike Pascale

* Mitchell Setschnjak

* Nicolas Noben

* Oliver Dickson

* Paul Carter

* Paul Jones

* Paul Raynham

* Peter Watt

* Rob Burnes

* Rob McIntyre

* Rob Milla

* Rob Singh

* Roland Kaegi

* Shane Archer

* Shane Reed

* Simon Baird

* Steven Riding

* Terry Granshaw

* Thibaut Allender

* Tim Walle

* Tony Hauser

* Tony Woods

* Travis Bishop

* Travis Johnson

* Warren Beetham

* William Facey

* Zack Foster

 

 

Qualified, but unable to attend:

* Jason Lynch

* Jessica DeNardo

* Jordan Leibinger

* Kerrie McAloney

* Nathan Brant

* Richard Rhodes

* Russell Dagger

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Qualifying months will be February-November only.

 

Here is the full list of events that will be eligible for qualifying for this year's QLD Championship:

 

FEBRUARY

Feb 2nd - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Feb 3rd - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Feb 4th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Feb 5th - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Feb 7th - Gold Coast Pinball Club - Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia

Feb 13th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Feb 18th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Feb 19th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Feb 21st - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Feb 23rd - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Feb 23rd - Feb 24th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

Feb 27th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

 

MARCH

Mar 2nd - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Mar 3rd - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Mar 5th - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Mar 7th - Gold Coast Pinball Club - Surfers Paradise, QLD, Australia

Mar 11th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Mar 13th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Mar 19th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Mar 21st - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Mar 23rd - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Mar 27th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Mar 30th - Mar 31st - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

 

APRIL

Apr 2nd - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Apr 4th - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Apr 6th - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Apr 7th - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Apr 8th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Apr 10th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Apr 15th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Apr 16th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Apr 18th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Apr 20th - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Apr 24th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Apr 27th - Apr 28th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

Apr 30th - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

 

MAY

May 2nd - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

May 4th - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

May 5th - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

May 8th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

May 13th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

May 14th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

May 16th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

May 18th - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

May 20th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

May 22nd - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

May 25th - May 26th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

May 28th - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

 

JUNE

Jun 1st - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Jun 2nd - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Jun 5th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Jun 6th - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Jun 10th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Jun 11th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Jun 15th - Jun 17th - North QLD West End Wizards - West End, QLD, Australia

Jun 17th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Jun 19th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Jun 20th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Jun 22nd - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Jun 25th - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Jun 29th - Jun 30th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

 

JULY

Jul 3rd - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Jul 4th - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Jul 6th - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Jul 7th - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Jul 8th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Jul 9th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Jul 15th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Jul 17th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Jul 18th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Jul 20th - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Jul 23rd - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Jul 27th - Jul 28th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

Jul 31st - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

 

AUGUST

Aug 3rd - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Aug 4th - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Aug 6th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Aug 12th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Aug 14th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Aug 15th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Aug 17th - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Aug 19th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Aug 20th - Pincadia 2 Strike - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Aug 24th - Aug 25th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

Aug 28th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

 

SEPTEMBER

Sep 1st - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Sep 3rd - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Sep 5th - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Sep 7th - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Sep 9th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Sep 11th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Sep 16th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Sep 18th - Pincadia Strikes - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Sep 19th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Sep 21st - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Sep 25th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Sep 28th - Sep 29th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

 

OCTOBER

Oct 1st - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Oct 3rd - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Oct 5th - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Oct 6th - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Oct 9th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Oct 14th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Oct 15th - Pincadia Strikes - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Oct 17th - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Oct 19th - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Oct 21st - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Oct 23rd - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Oct 26th - Oct 27th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

Oct 29th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

 

NOVEMBER

Nov 2nd - Grotto Strike - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Nov 3rd - Netherworld Flip Frenzy - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Nov 6th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Nov 7th - Gold Coast Pinball Club, Surfers Paradise, Australia

Nov 11th - SBC Pinball - South Brisbane, QLD, Australia

Nov 12th - Pincadia Strikes - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

Nov 16th - Townsville West End Wizards Monthly Comp - West End, QLD, Australia

Nov 18th - Pinball Grotto Matchplay - Burleigh Heads, QLD, Australia

Nov 20th - Brisbane Pinball Club - Fortitude Valley, QLD, Australia

Nov 21st - Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club - Coolangatta, QLD, Australia

Nov 23rd - Nov 24th - Flipswitch - Yeerongpilly, QLD, Australia

Nov 26th - Pincadia Mini Matchplay - Woolloongabba, QLD, Australia

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The first of the qualifying events for this year's QLD State Championship starts this Friday, with the Pinball Grotto Strikes tournament this Friday night.

There are a grand total of 115 events for players to be able to finish in the Top 3 and qualify.

A full calendar of events for 2018 has been listed in post 3 of this thread, or click HERE

 

Good luck to all!

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We are only 2 tournaments in and we have our first 6 qualifiers so far. With 2 more events today and tomorrow, no doubt we will have a few more players being added.

So get on down to SBC (West End) today or to Pincadia tomorrow night for your chance to qualify!

If you don't make the top 3 - don't worry! There's still loads more events for the opportunity to qualify until November.

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More players have qualified for the QLD Championship. This is now up-to-date including tonight's event at The Pinball Grotto, but still waiting on confirmation on results from the recent Coolangatta-Tweed Pinball Club event.

Once I have confirmation from that event, I shall update the player listing once again.

 

See you at Netherworld's Flip Frenzy tomorrow!

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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A couple more names have been added to the QLD Championship at the end of the year.

Greg Field qualifies through the SBC comp on Sunday, while our friend Jessica De Nardo from Portland qualified with a 2nd place last Wednesday night.

Wonder if Jessica @Twazu will make the trip over to contest the Championship ??? :D

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Sorry Chris it's only this afternoon that I realised you hadn't qualified yet. So used to see you in the top 3. But it happened at the ACS and overseas :)

 

I remember you told me equal 3rd counts as 3rd last night.

 

Also DbP didn't count for the QLD finals? Doesn't matter anyway, I think you're all there now.

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Updated player listing tonight.

We would like to welcome Grant Quinn after finishing 2nd in Pincadia's 2-strikes comp on Monday, as well as Chris Wade and David Stavleu who finished equal 3rd in the same event.

 

Cheers,

Lambo

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Updated player listing tonight.

We would like to welcome Grant Quinn after finishing 2nd in Pincadia's 2-strikes comp on Monday, as well as Chris Wade and David Stavleu who finished equal 3rd in the same event.

 

Cheers,

Lambo

 

So isn’t 2 first places in a week good enough to get me on the list?

 

 

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We have had a plethora of players qualify for the QLD Championship in just the past few days:

 

Gold Coast - Rob Singh

Pinball Grotto - Jasen Mourtisen & Ben Bronson

Netherworld Frenzy - Grant Stephens & Shane Reed

SBC - Hugh Dickson & Jacob Paint

 

Congratulations!

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Jetstar has $29 flights from Tsv-Bris....

 

That's truly ridiculous. The wonders of the modern economy that, somehow, manage to turn running a business at a loss into an advantage :(

 

just need to qualify now!

 

Just a minor detail, nothing to worry about ;)

 

Michi.

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