CenLa Open Pinball Tournament at Wayback's Arcade

Pinball tournament at Wayback's Arcade, Pineville, LA, Sun Dec 4, 2022

Designated as: Event is a tournament

Central LA open pinball tournament at Wayback's Arcade on Sun afternoon Dec 4th, 2022.

Main tournament format:
Head-to-Head Single Elimination format. Each 2-player match is Best-of-7 games as players advance through the bracket, except best of 3 games for deciding 3rd/4th places in the consolation match. All other finishing positions can also be played out in best-2-out-of-3 game matches to determine 5th through 16th/last place.
Tournament bracket will be seeded based on highest scores per players scores recorded during qualifying.
Example: #1 seed to play #16 seed, 2 -vs- 15, 3 -vs- 14, etc.
Any remaining initial open positions in the field of 16 (or 24, or up to 32 max) can be filled randomly with other players present during the 2 to 2:15 pm time frame even if they don't have a qualifying game score.
Note: If more than 16 players enter the tournament, the tournament director (t-d) may elect to change/reduce the number of games per 2-player matches from best-of-7 down to best-of-5 for all rounds through the bracket in order to help shorten tournament duration.

Side tournament: CenLa Pin-Golf Side Tourney
Format: Pin-Golf, (9) holes = (1) game played by each player on (9) different machines.
Each machine will have a pre-determined goal that players try to achieve in as few balls played as possible.
Players will mark down their golf score on their score sheet for each hole(machine) played.
Max score per 3-ball game = 4. Max score per 5-ball game = 6
Example: If you accomplish the goal on a certain machine by the end of ball 2, then your score for that hole is 2. If the game ends after ball 3 and you have not reached the objective, then you get a 4 for that hole.
Top 2 to 4 players with lowest overall total pin-golf scores will advance to 3-hole playoff round to determine 1st place winner. Number of players advancing to playoffs determined by the t-d, and the number of players entered in the side tourney. Tie-breaker game(s) can be played as needed.

Wayback's Arcade opens at 1 pm on Sundays.
Players can practice on machines for up to 1 hr before start of tournament.
Tourney player sign-ups begin at 1:10 pm, practice (and qualifying) time from 1:15 to 2:15, go over rules and initial round player match-ups at 2:15, and start main tourney at 2:30 pm.
Tourney action will probably last 2 to 5 hrs depending on how far you advance through the bracket, and if you also enter the side tourney or not.

Tournament machines will be a mixture of classic solid state types, dmd type, and modern pinball machines, with year of manufacture being from approx. 1980's up through 2020. Nine (9) machines are planned to be used in the main and side tournaments, with a 10th machine on stand-by if major issues arise and a machine can't be quickly repaired.

Wayback's daily entry price is $12 per player.
Machines are set on free play, so no added charge per game played.
If we have enough players the group price per player may be a bit less than the normal daily price.

Tournament entry fees: main tourney $10, side tourney $5
Tourney fees help cover costs of: trophies/plaques, the $1 IFPA fee per player per tourney, and misc other expenses.

Trophies/plaques awarded to tournament winners (1st/2nd/3rd place for main tournament, & 1st place for pin-golf side tourney). No cash awards. Other prizes may also be given out (t-shirts, etc.).

Both tournaments will be registered with IFPA, and players can earn IFPA points that count towards IFPA Louisiana state NACS standings for year 2022.
We plan to follow IFPA rules. More info found on IFPA website.

Wayback's Arcade has food and drinks available for purchase.
Please see Wayback's Arcade website and read/follow their rules, including not abusing their machines.
Alcohol may not be allowed in Wayback's due to family-friendly type place.

Feel free to coordinate via phone calls, text msgs, & emails.
Let us know if you are planning to participate in one or both tournaments.

Mike VanEtten
[email protected]

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2022-10-20 03:54:40



This is a one-day event.

  • Sunday December 4th, 2022
    From 13:00 to 20:00


1305 Military Hwy
Military Highway 1305
Pineville, LA US(Look up)

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