2016 NWPAS Pinball Tournaments
June 3-5, 2016

Satellite Tournament Series
March 28th to May 30th

The 2016 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show (NWPAS) Tournaments will be bigger and better than ever. Here is a summary of the events at the show. Click on tournament for details of that specific tournament.

Match Play Pinball Tournament, Sponsored by Shorty's

This is the main pinball tournament of the event, offering IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points. This event is open to all. $20 entry, maximum two retries allowed, qualifying at specific times on Friday and Saturday, playoffs on Sunday.

Guaranteed $1000 for A division winner! Trophy for winner and plaques for 2nd/3rd Place, sponsored by Shorty's.

B-Division winner, as well as top two B-Eligible players who qualify for A division final 7, earn entry into Nitro Rising Star Championship Match.

Any player who is not ranked between 1st and 250th in the IFPA WPPR rankings, as of March 15, 2016, is eligible for B division and Nitro Rising Star Championship Match.

Classics PinGolf Tournament, Sponsored by 8-Bit Arcade

This is another IFPA-ranked tournament that will be run on a variety of pre-1990 Pinball machines. This event is open to all. $20 entry. Qualifying on Friday and Saturday, playoffs on Saturday evening. $500 Guaranteed prize for winner; with Trophy for winner and Plaques for 2nd/3rd Place, sponsored by 8-Bit Arcade.

Northwest Women's Pinball Championship

Women compete to be the Northwest Women's Pinball Champion, and qualify for the one-game sudden death Nitro Rising Star Championship Match, to win a Nitro Amusements Custom Edition pinball machine. Plaques for top 3 sponsored by 8-Bit Arcade.

Nitro Rising Star Championship Match sponsored by Nitro Amusements

The Nitro Rising Star Championship Match awards the winner a TBD Custom Nitro Edition pinball machine, to one of our region's up-and-coming pinball stars. Nitro Editions are pinball machines that are refurbished and uniquely retrofitted by Nitro Amusements that any pinball enthusiast would want in their collection.

Up to four players can qualify for this one-game sudden death match, as follows:

  • Winner of Northwest Women's Pinball Championship
  • Winner of B Division of NWPAS Match Play Pinball Tournament
  • Up to the top two B-Eligible Players who qualify for the NWPAS Match Play Pinball Tournament A division Final Seven.

    Prizes:

  • First: Custom Nitro Edition Pinball Machine
  • Second: $200
  • Third: $150 (if 3 or 4 players)
  • Fourth: $150 (if 4 players)

    NWPAS Rookie Grand Championship Match

    The NWPAS Rookie Grand Championship match awards the winner a Bally Galahad Pinball Machine, sponsored by NWPAS, to the top Rookie Player of the weekend.

    Up to four players can qualify for this one-game sudden death match, as follows:

  • Winner of Rookie Knockout Tournament
  • Up to the top three Rookie-eligible Players who qualify for the NWPAS Circuit Match Play Event's quarter finals.
  • A player cannot play in both the Rookie and Nitro championship matches. If a player also qualifies for both, then they will play only in the Nitro Rising Star Championship.

    This is a winner-take-all match. Each of the eligible players will also receive the cash prize according to their finish in the Main or Rookie tournament.

    Rookie Knockout Tournament

    Casual tournament on Sunday for players who are relatively new to competitive pinball or have limited experience in tournaments. Tournament is restricted to Rookie-eligible players. players with an IFPA ranking that is not in the top 1700, subject to *ranking constraint identified below. Plaques for top-3 sponsored by 8-Bit Arcade.

    Rookie-Eligible Players: For purpose of the 2016 NWPAS Tournaments and Satellite Pinball Events, Rookie-Eligible are players who have an IFPA ranking that is not in the top 1700, and who do not have an average of more than 2.0 WPPR points per tournament played if they have less than 20 tournaments played. Rankings as of 3/21/2016 will be used.

    Click here for IFPA Top 2500 as of March 21, 2016.
    Click here for players not ranked in top 1700 who are not eligible due to average of 2.0 or more WPPR points per tournament played.

    Kid's Tournaments

    Details to be announced in May 2016.

    Major Tournament Sponsors

    Additional Information

    Every attempt is made to keep the rules and information on this website accurate and up-to-date, and to run tournaments per the advertised structure and schedule. However, due to the nature of pinball and the fact that the tournaments are entirely run by volunteers, the tournament officials reserve the right to modify the tournament structure or schedule until the start time of that tournament. Late or last minute changes will be announced as appropriate prior to the start of the tournament. Changes to the tournament structure will not be made mid-tournament unless circumstances make such a change absolutely necessary.

    For regular updates and discussion on the tournament, please visit our public Facebook event page.
    For questions and inquiries regarding tournaments at NWPAS, please contact wapinball@gmail.com.

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