Designated as: Event is a tournament
Totally partied out from New Year’s Eve but wanting to play pinball? Maybe you came to Lake Charles to have a late night at the casinos and you play a bit of pinball? Join us for The 2024 New Year’s Day Hang Over Tourney.
Alright, the format will be best game using the matchplay best game modified decay scoring format with each game being deemed an area. You get two plays on each machine, both plays on each machine count and are entered into matchplay.
Top four qualify for the finals (it is possible the finals will be increased to eight people if the tourney attracts 17 or more players, see notation one below). Finals format will be one four player game with last place dropping out and finishing fourth. Then one three player game with last place dropping out and finishing third. Then one final head to head game to determine who the champion may be. There may be trophies for the top three finishers and its always possible for there to be a “furthest from first” trophy for last place.
Tourney starts at 1pm (see Note No. 3 below for early possible start time). You can arrive as early 12:30pm for practice. All times CST.
We are not putting a limit on attendees for this tourney, but you must register no less than 96 hours prior to the tourney. You can register with your full name, home address, cell phone number and IFPA number (if you do not have an IFPA number that is okay, we will still permit you to register and get you one the day of the tourney, but disclose that you do not have an IFPA number when you register). The registration fee for the tourney is $10. This tourney is at a law firm and we do run criminal background checks on people we do not know and anyone convicted of a felony or charged with a crime involving a minor may not attend this tourney. You can register through Louisiana IFPA rep Mike VanEtten [email protected] or with the tourney host directly by PM'ing TigerLaw on Pinside.
Note No. 1: if there are 17 or more people who show up, we reserve the right to increase the finals to 8 rather than 4 (we will announce that right before the tourney starts if we have 17 or more registered attendees...but given the holiday we doubt we have 17 or more so the finals will likely be 4).
Note No. 2: we reserve the right to move the tourney from 1807 Lake Street in Lake Charles to 6110 E. Myrtle Bay in Lake Charles (which is right down the road) should something come up necessitating the move (we will alert everyone who is registered of the location change though this is very unlikely to occur).
Note No. 3: we are going to allow an early qualifying start time of 11am CST for anyone who is handicapped, nursing a small child, or otherwise needs additional time for any reasonable reason. Either Mike VanEtten or TigerLaw are authorized to approve you for an early start time, please reach out to them if you need more time. If you play your games early under this Note No. 3 and depart the location after you get your plays in, you must return in time for the finals beginning in the afternoon else your balls will be plunged consistent with IFPA rules for no shows.
Note No. 4: you should have a phone that is capable of taking photographs. If you do not have a phone capable of taking photographs we will accommodate you somehow, but let us know at the time you are registering as we may have you come early and play at 11am CST with those that need more time.
This is a one-day event.
1807 Lake St
Lake Street 1807
Lake Charles, LA US(Look up)
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