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2017 NWPAS Pinball Tournaments
June 9-11, 2017

Satellite Tournament Series
March 27th to May 29th

The Pinball Tournaments at the Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show (NWPAS) are some of the biggest and best in the nation!

Last year's inaugural Northwest Women's Pinball Championship was the largest women's pinball tournament in North America, with players attending from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Colorado, California, and New York!

The 2016 Classic PinGolf with 150 players was the largest PinGolf tournament in North America; that's a dozen more players than the extremely popular Pin-A-Go-Go event!

Last year, the main Match Play tournament with 176 players was 100% sold out, and was the second largest match play tournament in the nation, second only to Pinburgh, the world's largest tournament.

A large Rookie & Amateur tournament that has attracted 60+ players each of the last two years, with a top prize of $100!


NOTE: Registration Closes 15 minutes prior to round start, or earlier if round fills up. Register anytime from doors open.

Free Practice: Any Tourney Bank machine ready for play, Fri Noon-1:00pm. Maximum 2 minutes per machine.

Match Play Qualifying Rounds: A: Fri 1:30-4:30pm, B: Fri 8:00-11:00pm, C: Sat 10:30am-1:30pm, D: Sat 4:30-7:30pm, E on Classics: Sat 8:00-11:00pm.
Match Play Playoffs: Sun 9:00am-3:00pm

Northwest Women's Championship, Qualifying Rounds: A: Fri 5:00pm-8:00pm, B: Sat 1:30pm-4:30pm
Northwest Women's Championship, Playoffs:7:30pm-11:30pm

Classic PinGolf Tee-Off Times:Fri 1:20pm-10:00pm, Sat 10:10am-3:00pm. Plan one hour to complete course.
Classic PinGolf Playoffs: Sat 4:30-8:00pm

Rookie & Amateur Tournament: Sun 10:00am-3:00pm

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 at 100% grading. This event is open to all. $25 entry, maximum two retries allowed, qualifying at specific times on Friday and Saturday, playoffs on Sunday.

$1000 for A division winner! Trophies for top 3 finishers.

$250 for B-Division winner.

Any player who is not ranked between 1st and 250th in the IFPA WPPR rankings is eligible for both A and B division prizes. Players ranked in top 250 are only eligible for A division prizes.

New in 2017: In rounds with more than 52 players, any player tied for 7th to qualify, but loses tie breaker, will receive $25 cash prize.

Classics PinGolf Tournament, Sponsored by 8-Bit Arcade

This is another IFPA-ranked tournament that will be run on a variety of pre-Dot-Matrix Pinball machines. $25 entry fee for one round of PinGolf.

$500 Guaranteed prize for winner; with trophies for top 3 finishers.

New in 2017: Number of qualifiers and prize pool expanded to 27 players.

Northwest Women's Pinball Championship, Sponsored by Nitro Pinball

Women compete to be the Northwest Women's Pinball Champion, and win a pinball machine donated by Nitro Pinball!

Two qualifying rounds, one on Friday, other on Saturday.

Optional Single day-event by playing in Saturday Round

New in 2017: Winner of this tournament gets the machine! No need to play a final match against B division winner like last year.

Rookie & Amateur Knockout Tournament, Sponsored by The Triple Knock

Casual tournament on Sunday for players who are relatively new to competitive pinball or have limited experience in tournaments. Tournament is restricted to players with an IFPA ranking that is not in the top 2000.

New in 2017: ranking restrictions modified for less stronger players in the tourney, and thus more opportunity for new players to win!

Kid's Tournaments

Look for details at the show for tournaments that cater to kids 12-years old and younger.

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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