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2018-2019 IFPA LA State Championship Pinball Tournament

Louisiana State Pinball Championship for Year 2018, Sat Jan 19, 2019

Designated as: Event is a tournament

IFPA LA State Championship Pinball Tournament to be held on Sat Jan 19, 2019 in Lake Charles, LA.
Start time to be around 1 pm. Arrival time 11:30 am to 12:45 pm if playing in the LA State Championship Tournament. Practice time from 11:30 am to 12:45 pm. Contact Mike VanEtten at or 337-962-4078 for address and directions to this private residence. Our host has agreed to let us stay and visit and play pinball in their gameroom after completion of the LA State Championship Tournament.
The top 16 ranked players from IFPA-sanctioned events and leagues held in Louisiana from throughout 2018 will compete for the chance to be crowned the 2018 IFPA LA State Pinball Champion, as well as the opportunity to go to Las Vegas, NV area and represent LA in the 2018-2019 IFPA National Championship.
Tournament machines will be a mixture of e-m's, classic solid state types, dmd type, and modern pinball machines, with year of manufacture being from approx. 1970's up through 2018.

Head-to-Head Single Elimination Format. Each 2-player match is Best-of-7 games on the winners side of the bracket, except best of 3 for deciding 3rd/4th places in the consolation match. All other finishing positions will also be played out in best-of-three matches to determine 5th through 16th places.
Entry fee is likely to be $0 per player, but there may be a small fee to cover hosting expenses. Cash prizes for all 16 places based on IFPA predetermined payout percentages tied to money collected during tournaments held in LA during year 2018.
More info can be found on ifpapinball dot com website.

A small side tournament will also be held after the main state championship tournament is finished.
This side tournament is open to the public to play in (not just the top 16 players in the main tournament).
A $1 fee per player will be charged and collected and sent in to IFPA to cover IFPA tournament endorsement fees. An additional small fee may also be collected to cover cost of trophy for 1st place winner.

Side tournament: Varkon Pinball Challenge
The Varkon pinball machine will only be used in the side tournament, and not in the main tournament.
Initial round: Each player entered will get to play 2 games on Varkon, recording both scores, with the highest of the two scores being used to rank the players. The four players with the highest scores will advance to the play-offs. For the play-off round, all four players will play 1 game, and the players with the two highest scores will advance to the finals. The two players with the lower scores will finish in 3rd and 4th places. For the finals round, a 2-player game will be played to decide 1st and 2nd place. A trophy or plaque will be given to the winner. All players entered will earn IFPA points. If Varkon machine were to break down and can't be fixed in a timely manner, then an alternate machine will be selected by the tournament director.

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2018-11-06 09:02:29



This is a one-day event.

  • Saturday January 19th, 2019
    From 11:30 to 20:00


4820 W Shoal Creek Dr
West Shoal Creek Drive 4820
Lake Charles, LA US(Look up)

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