Designated as: Event is a tournament
2023 IFPA Louisiana State Pinball Championship tournament to be held on Sat Jan 20, 2024 , 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 and lunch 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 located near Elmwood, LA, in Vernon Parish, LA).
Note: It is not 1800 Cooper Church Rd.
The top 16 ranked players from IFPA-sanctioned events and leagues held in Louisiana throughout 2023 will compete for the chance to be crowned the 2023 IFPA LA State Pinball Champion.
The winner will get an invite from IFPA to the IFPA natl championship for yr 2023, and is on Mar 7, 2024.
This official IFPA State Championship event will earn IFPA WPPR points for year 2024.
This year's tournament machines will be a mixture of mostly solid state types from the 80's, and a few e-m type, with year of manufacture being from approx. mid 1970's up through late 1980's/1990. Eight or nine machines are planned to be used in the state championship tournament, with a 10th 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 as players advance through 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 LA yr 2023 final standings.
#1 seed to play #16 seed, 2 -vs- 15, 3 -vs- 14, etc.
If some of the top 16 players don't commit to play in the state championship that earned IFPA points in 2023, 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, with preference given to next highest player in the IFPA LA 2023 end-of-year standings (17th place in standings, 18th, 19th, etc.).
No entry fee for main tournament, and the $1 per player IFPA endorsement fee is waived by IFPA for all state championship tournaments.
Cash payouts for this LA state championship will follow % breakdowns set by IFPA for finishing positions, and $ pool size as reported on IFPA website for LA yr 2023 standings.
An IFPA Trophy to be awarded for 1st place.
We plan to follow IFPA standard rules and format for this officlal IFPA state championship.
More info can be found on ifpapinball dot com website.
Side tournament: tbd
There likely will be a side tournament, which players can enter & play in, and earn some IFPA WPPR points.
Side tourney to start later in the day, after most of main tournament matches have been completed.
A trophy would be given to the winner.
A small entry fee would be charged to cover cost of trophy and the $1 per player IFPA fee.
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.
More details on the website:
This is a one-day event.
1800 Cooper Church Rd
Cooper Church Road 1800
Leesville, LA US(Look up)
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