Full event format:
The 3rd Annual Final Battle is a 24 hour long non stop marathon tournament taking place the weekend of November 4th-6th and is a PAPA circuit event. Cost of entry is 60$ for the main event and registration will open Monday May 9th at 7PM either in person at The Sanctum or online at tothesanctum.org. This will be limited to 100 spots. Registration details will be posted on the website before it opens.
The event kicks off Friday November 4th with a pre battle pingolf tournament open to all to give players a chance to see the games being played and try them out. Cost of entry is 15$. We will have 6 classic games setup for pingolf with a match play finals for the top 10%. Golf starts at 3PM. Round must be completed by 7 PM. Finals start immediately after that and the facility is closed at 10 PM so everyone goes home to rest.
The main even starts Saturday the 5th at 10 AM. Doors to the facility open at 9 AM. This is a matchplay format with straight Swiss seeding throughout the event. The first round will be a complete random pairing of groups.
Each round will be 4 player groups playing 3 preselected games. Scoring is 3-2-1-0. In the case when people drop out as the event goes on and we have a 3 player group they will always be at the bottom and scoring will be 3-1.5-0.
After the first round is complete we will immediately start the next round. New groups will be formed by top points working our way down. We will play as many rounds as we can in the 24 hour block. Since this is daylight savings weekend we gain an hour so the event will commence at 9 AM on Sunday.
We will have a few small periodic breaks in between rounds to allow people to head out to local places for food/supplies. We will have a fridge for everyone to use and a water cooler. Please bring your own water bottle to fill to help us keep down on the waste and clutter of empty cups everywhere during the event. We have chairs and couches for seating but welcome people to bring folding type chairs for sitting in our hallway. We will be using matchplay.events for tracking results and this will provide text message notifications to all players when rounds are starting and will be paid for by us.
Prize money will be structured as follows:
Starting with the first round we will have a 100$ bounty available to any player who at any time during the 24 hour period can beat The Final Battle on The Shadow.
After round 1 if any player scores a perfect score of 9 for the round they will receive a bounty of 50$. If more than one player scores a 9 the 50$ bounty will be split between all of them. If not one scores a 9 the 50$ moves on to the next round and another 50$ is added to the bounty purse. This continues for every round and keeps building until collected and then starts fresh with another 50$ for the next round.
When we start the final round every group is playing for a prize purse. The top 4 players will be awarded trophies and the following cash prizes
After that the 4 players in each group below are playing for a prize purse for the winner of the group you are playing in. The higher your group number the higher the prize purse. The purses are as follows
This is all based on a full field of 100 players and is subject to change it the field is not full when we start the event.
This is a marathon tournament so there is no finals and anything can happen in the last minute just like in a marathon. Don't let someone with a burst of energy bolt past you in the final round!
Every player who plays for all 24 hours and never sits out a round will be awarded a completion medal just like finishing a marathon. These will be custom cast medals just for this event.