2018 NWPAS Pinball Tournaments
June 8-10, 2018

Satellite Tournament Series
March 26th to May 28th

Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show (NWPAS) provides competitive pinball players in the Pacific Northwest a high quality pinball tournament experience, that begins with the satellite series, and ends with several major events at the show, including the prestigious NW Women's Pinball Championship, a uniquely designed Open Match Play Tournament, and the nation's best attended PinGolf event.

This page provides a summary of the NWPAS tournament schedule and summary of each tournament at the show, Friday June 8 through Sunday June 10, 2018.

For information on the satellite tournaments held across the PNW, from Portland to Bellingham and everywhere in between, Click Here

Tournament Machines

The machines to be used in the tournaments have been revealed by Geekgame.TV, who will be streaming live seminars from NWPAS all weekend long during the show.

In two of their preview segments, Chase Nunes and Ashley Weaver talk about the tournaments and reveal the machines that will be used. Watch now! Click on the links below.

  • Part 1 - Saturday May 12, 2018
  • Part 2 - Sunday May 20, 2018


    NOTE: Registration Closes 15 minutes prior to round start, or earlier if a round fills up.
    Registration generally opens a few hours before a round; see individual tournament page for when registration opens for any particular round.

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

    Tournament Seminar: Clash of the Champions: Robert vs Raymond! Fri 7:00pm-8:00pm, Front Lobby Seminar Area.

    Northwest Women's Championship, Qualifying Rounds: A: Fri 4:30pm-7:00pm, B: Sat 1:30pm-4:15pm
    Northwest Women's Championship, Playoffs: 7:30pm-11:30pm

    Open Match Play Qualifying Rounds: A: Fri 1:15pm-4:15pm, B: Fri 8:15pm-11:15pm, C: Sat 10:15am-1:15pm, D: Sat 4:30pm-7:30pm, E on Classics: Sat 8:00pm-11:00pm.
    Open Match Play Playoffs: Sun 9:00am-3:00pm

    Classic PinGolf Tee-Off Times:Fri 1:10pm-10:05pm, Sat 10:10am-2:45pm. Plan 1Ĺ hours to complete course.
    Classic PinGolf Playoffs: Sat 4:15-7:30pm

    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.

    Northwest Women's Pinball Championship, Sponsored by Nitro Pinball

    NWPAS is please to once again host the Northwest Women's Pinball Championship! For each of the last two years, it was the largest women's pinball tournament in North America, with players attending from Washington, Oregon, British Columbia, Colorado, California, and New York! This year, a New-in-Box Hobbit Black Arrow Special Edition, sponsored by Nitro Amusements, is the top prize!

    Two qualifying rounds, one on Friday, other on Saturday. Women who play in the Friday round but don't qualify may try again in the Saturday round if round does not fill up with new players.

    Woman who don't play in Friday round have priority to register for the Saturday round.

    Winner of this tournament wins a New-in-Box Hobbit Black Arrow Special Edition! $500 guaranteed for 2nd place!

    Match Play Pinball Tournament, Sponsored by Shorty's

    The Open Match Play tournament with its unique qualifying and bonus scoring format was the second largest match play tournament in the nation for several years in a row, second only to Pinburgh, the world's largest tournament. 35 players participate in the playoffs on Sunday, earning their way by finishing in the top 7 of one of the five qualifying rounds.

    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! Trophy or plaque for top 3 finishers.

    $250 for B-Division winner. Check the Monday Night Pinball / NWPAS Player Search Page if you're currently eligible for B division.

    Any player who is not ranked between 1st and 250th in the IFPA WPPR rankings and have a Matchplay.events Rating lower bound rating of 1575 or lower is eligible for both A and B division prizes. Players ranked in top 250 or have a Matchplay.events lower bound rating above 1575 are only eligible for A division prizes.

    In rounds with more than 52 players, any player tied for 7th to qualify, but loses tie breaker, will receive a $25 "just missed" cash prize.

    Classics PinGolf Tournament, Sponsored by 8-Bit Arcade and The Triple Knock

    For the past two years, the Classic PinGolf event has attracted the most players of any PinGolf event in North America. This popular format returns to NWPAS 2018!

    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 trophy or plaque for top 3 finishers.

    Top 28 players make it to 3-strike Knockout, PinGolf style.

    Rookie & Amateur Tournament, Sponsored by Another Castle Arcade Edition

    Casual Match Play 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 and have a Matchplay.events Rating lower bound rating of less than 1400. Check the Monday Night Pinball / NWPAS Player Search Page if you're currently eligible for Rookie/Amateur Division.

    $200 Guaranteed prize for winner; $150 Guaranteed for 2nd place. Plaques for top 3 finishers.

    Kid's Tournaments

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

    Tournament Machine List

    To be announced a few weeks prior to the show.

    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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