2021-2022 Louisiana State Pinball Championship


Designated as: Event is a tournament

Louisiana State Championship Pinball Tournament to be held on Sat Jan 15, 2022 by Lake Bruin, LA.
Start time to be around 1 pm. Arrival time is from 11 am to 12:45 pm if playing in the LA State Championship. Practice time from 11:15 am to 12:45 pm. Review tournament format, rules, and player pairings from 12:45 to 1 pm.
Contact Mike VanEtten at [email protected] or 337-962-4078 for address and directions to this private residence (that is not actually in Newellton).

The top 16 ranked players from IFPA-sanctioned events and leagues held in Louisiana from throughout 2021 will compete for the chance to be crowned the 2021 LA State Pinball Champion.
IFPA is not holding official IFPA state championships or a natl championship for year 2021.
Thus, the winner will not get an invite from IFPA to a natl championship for yr 2021 in the 1st Qtr of 2022.
This event will earn IFPA points for year 2022, but is not an official IFPA State 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. 1960's up through 2020. Eight machines are planned to be used in the state tournament, with a 9th machine on stand-by if major issues arise and a machine can't be quickly repaired.

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 games for deciding 3rd/4th places in the consolation match. All other finishing positions will also be played out in best-of-three game matches to determine 5th through 16th places.
Tournament bracket will be seeded per IFPA player points earned in yr 2021.
If less than 16 players participate that earned IFPA points in 2021, then the remaining open positions of the field of 16 can be filled with other players present during the 12:45 to 1 pm start time.

Entry fee for main tournament to be $10 per player, to help cover cost of trophies, hosting expenses, and the $1 per player IFPA endorsement fee.
No cash payouts for this state championship.
Trophies awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place.

We plan to follow IFPA standard rules and format for state championships as much as possible even though this is not an officlal IFPA state championship.
More info can be found on ifpapinball dot com website.

Side tournament: Big Bang Bout for Project Pinball
Machine: Big Bang Bar (Note: this machine not being used in the main tournament)
A fundraiser type side tournament will also be held that supports Project Pinball.
This side tournament is open to the public to play in (not just the top 16 players in the main tournament).
This tournament will not earn IFPA points.
A $5 fee per 3-ball game played will be charged and collected and sent in to Project Pinball.
Players can purchase/play multiple games to try to improve their best/highest score at $5 per game, assuming players are willing to wait their turn to allow other players to play a game.
Highest verified/recorded score of the day takes the prize.
Ending time for game play to be determined by host.
A trophy will be awarded to the 1st place finisher. Likely an additional prize will also be awarded.

Host will provide the main dish/meal to serve to players & guests.
Players/guests can bring snacks & sides to contribute to the event, and bring their choice of beverages.

For those travelling from fairly long distances away from event location, and would like to stay overnight one night nearby, then feel free to contact Mike V. or Rob B. for details.

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2021-12-02 02:36:31



This is a one-day event.

  • Saturday January 15th, 2022
    From 11:00 to 20:00


778 LA-604
Louisiana 604 778
Newellton, LA US(Look up)

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