Rookie & Amateur Knockout Pinball Tournament, Sponsored by The Triple KnockCasual tournament for players who are relatively new to competitive pinball, and who want an introduction and preliminary competitive experience.
This tournament is restricted to players with IFPA ranking of 2000 or below and have played in 20 or more ranked tournaments.
For players who have played less than 20 ranked tournaments, players are eligible if their average points is less than 1.5 per ranked tournament played.
Please note that Tournament Director reserves the right to classify someone as non-amateur if their IFPA ranking is artificially low due to very few recent tournaments played.
Any player who has never played in a ranked tournament is welcome and encouraged to play. This is the ideal first tournament for you!
You can check your current player ranking using the IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking player search page.
Registration opens Sunday 9:00am, closes 9:45am.
Tournament afficionados will be on hand throughout the tournament to answer any questions you have about pinball competitions.
Entry fee is $5. No re-entries.
This is a 3-Strike Knockout tournament. This format means you keep playing until you have lost 3 games. This is the same format used in most of the weekly tournaments in the Seattle area.
At the start of each round, players are randomly matched against another opponent for a 2-player game, on a randomly-selected machine.
Order of play each game is determined by a coin flip.
The winner of the game moves on to the next round without an additional strike. The other player gets one additional strike, but also moves on unless it was their 3rd strike.
After each round is complete, a new round commences, with new random matchings among all players who do not yet have 3 strikes.
The one player who remains after all other players have gotten 3 strikes is the tournament winner.
Pinball Enthusiasts who are unranked and have never played in an IFPA ranked tournament are eligible, and highly encouraged to play in this tournament.
This tournament will primarily be played using Classic Tourney Bank of machines plus a few machines from the main bank that are not being used for the main tournament playoffs. Show floor machines may also be used if there is a large turnout requiring more machines.
Prize PoolTrophies for top 3 finishers.
Winner guaranteed $100.
Cash for top 12 finishers.
Tournament Co-Directors: TBD
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