ANNOUNCE: 3rd Annual "It Never Drains in So California Pinball Classic"!

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ANNOUNCE: 3rd Annual "It Never Drains in So California Pinball Classic"!


By pinbwzrd

5 years ago



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    #1 5 years ago

    Hello all.....

    We are formally announcing the 3rd Annual “It Never Drains in Southern California Pinball Classic”!
    A PAPA circuit event!!

    Tournament Dates: January 17th-19th (MLK weekend)

    NEW Location: Chaparral Lanes in San Dimas, Ca
    Plenty of lodging and food options within walking distance of the tourney location.

    Qualifying:
    Friday, Jan 17th, 11am – midnight
    Saturday, Jan 18th, 10am –mid (scorekeepers only from 11pm-mid)

    Finals:
    Classics and ‘B’ finals: Sunday 9am
    "A" Finals will begin after the conclusion of "B" & Classics Finals

    General Overview

    The tournament consists of open qualifying and match play final rounds. During open qualifying, each player may make as many qualifying attempts as he or she likes. A point system is used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who rank highest at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds.

    Divisions
    All players’ qualifying attempts are considered “open” attempts. However, to ensure that some less experienced players at the event will win prizes, the players will be split into two groups of qualifiers. Those who finished in positions 1-12 will qualify for the “A” division playoffs. Those who finished in positions 13-20 will qualify for the “B” division playoffs. To prevent top players from taking advantage of this, any player ranked in the top 200 of the World Pinball Player Rankings at the time the tournament begins shall not be eligible to play in the “B” playoffs. If such a player is in a position between 13 and 20, the next lower eligible player shall qualify instead. At the discretion of the tournament officials, any other player whose past tournament performance indicates that they should be treated as an “A” player may be also ineligible for the “B” division. [They probably know who they are.] If the total number of ‘players’ exceeds 50, the number of ‘Open’ qualifying slots will increase to 24 (1-16 ‘A’, 17-24 ‘B’).

    A Classics Division side tournament will be held on older Electromechanical and or Solid State games. Entries fees will be the same as for the “A” and “B” divisions. The top 12 finishers will qualify for the Classics playoffs. There are no skill division splits within the Classics tournament.

    Prizes and Fees
    Prizes, as % of total entries are shown in the table below.
    1st 20% 8% + trophy / plaque + sponsor prizes
    2nd 14% 6% + trophy / plaque + “
    3rd 8% 4% + trophy / plaque + “
    4th 6% 2% + trophy / plaque
    5th–8th 4% 1%
    9th–12th 2% n/a
    13th–16th 1% n/a
    “Classics”
    1st: $500 + Trophy + sponsor prizes
    2nd: $250 + “ + “
    3rd: $150 + “ + “
    4th: $100
    5th-8th: $50
    9th-12th: $25

    Top Qualifier in ‘Open’ and ‘Classics’ divisions will receive $50 each.
    Top score on each machine pays $20.

    Fees
    A one-time $5 registration fee is required of each player who wishes to compete to defray the cost of trophies and other non-cash prizes, if any.
    Registration does not include entries in any division; each entry is sold for an additional fee. All players who reside outside of California and travel to the tournament to register as a player will receive two free entries for both the main and classics tournaments.
    The entry fee is $5 for 1 entry, $10 for 3 and $20 for 7 entries. Unplayed entries will not be refunded.

    Practice games will require coin drop; the proceeds will be used to defray the cost of trophies or plaques and other non-cash prizes, if any. Any remaining monies from coin drop will be added to the prize fund.

    Scoring
    Each player’s best score on a machine will receive a point value based on its rank compared to all other players’ scores. We will use the common system where the #1 score earns 100 points, #2 earns 90 points, #3 earns 85 points and #4 through #87 earn one point less per position, i.e. 84 points down through 1 point. Ranks below #87 earn no points on that machine. A player’s overall score is the sum of their ranked scores on 4 of the 5 machines in that division of the tournament, whether or not the player has played all such machines.

    NEW THIS YEAR: Division banks will contain 7-9 games to choose from out of which only the top 5 games for each player will count towards their qualifying point total. A player may choose to omit qualifying attempts on 2-4 of the 7-9 games in each bank with no detriment to their qualifying point total.

    Because the rankings will change as new scores are posted on each machine, the overall score of each player may change as the qualifying rounds progress.

    Tournament officials will endeavor to provide up-to-date scores and rankings. The overall ranking scores are used to determine which players qualify for the playoff rounds.

    Points are counted separately for the Open [“A” + “B”] tournament and the Classics tournament.
    Playoff Rounds
    Format

    In the “A” division, Players 1-16 will play in the first match play round, grouped thus:
    i. 1 + 8 + 9 + 16
    ii. 2 + 7 + 10 + 15
    iii. 3 + 6 + 11+ 14
    iv. 4 + 5 + 12 + 13

    In the Classics division, players ranked 1-4 will receive one bye. Players 5-12 will play in the first match play round, grouped thus:
    i. 5 + 8 + 9 + 12
    ii. 6 + 7 + 10 + 11
    The top 2 finishers in groups i. and ii. move to the next round as follows:
    iii. 1 + 4 + top two from (i.)
    iv. 2 + 3 + top two from (ii.)
    The top 2 finishers in each group will move on to final round.

    Machines Selection
    The machines used for final rounds in each division will be the same as those used in qualifying with one exception. The #1 qualifier in the “A” division may switch one machine with the practice bank and the finals bank, provided that the machine was available for all players to play during qualifying hours. The #1 qualifier is not required to do so, nor are they required to choose to play that machine during the final rounds. The “B” division will use solely the games used in qualifying.

    Playoff Round Scoring
    Each group will play three four-player games, scored as follows:

    1st – 4 points; 2nd – 2 points; 3rd – 1 point; 4th – 0 points

    The majority of the detailed rules are adapted from PAPA.org, whom we thank for making them available for other tournaments.

    Games Used:
    9 machines used in Open and 7 machines used in Classic divisions. Games titles will
    be announced in the coming weeks.

    TOPPS tourneys' for both Master and novice players.

    IFPA sanctioned tournament. WPPR's will be awarded!

    PAPA circuit event!! PAPA TV will also be on-site, live-streaming the event!!

    More details to come!

    If you’re interested in seeing the full list of rules and details or
    need any other info like lodging etc., check out our website:
    http://www.iepinball.com/neverdrains
    January is a great time of year to come visit CA! Make your plans now to get out of that snow and rain and spend some time with us! []

    Co directors: Karl DeAngelo and Bob Matthews

    Always looking for more sponsors! Let us know if you'd like to be added to the list!

    More updates coming soon!

    Happy flippin!
    The INDISC team

    1 week later
    #2 5 years ago

    Hello all,

    Some updates:

    Confirmed 'Open' division games:

    FH
    TRON
    DH

    Confirmed 'Classic' division games:

    Joker Poker
    Lady Luck (Bally)
    Laser Cue

    Also, we decided to eliminate the 'coin drop' for the tournament banks. Along with this, we slightly changed the entry fee: 7 entries for $20 [instead of 8]
    Coin-drop will still be required for all practice bank and side tournament games.

    Finally, we have a lot more room this year, thanks to the new venue. So, we are looking for some more games to fill the practice area. Anyone who brings games get to keep 50% of the coin box. The other 50% will go towards tournament costs. Games just need to be in good working order and ready to take quarters! If interested, send me an email at pinwzrd@aol.com.

    More updates soon!

    #3 5 years ago
    Quoted from pinbwzrd:

    Saturday, Jan 18th, 10am –mid (scorekeepers only from 11pm-mid)

    So the score keepers have a chance to Belsito Belsito?

    #4 5 years ago

    That's an interesting way to look at it. =)

    #5 5 years ago

    Can I ask why the classics finals are 1+4+top two from (i), rather than, say, 1+4+winner (i)+2nd place (ii), just to vary the groups? Yes, this might hold up one of the semifinal groups, but it reduces the amount that players are stuck together.

    #6 5 years ago

    Hello all,

    Just some quick Xmas Eve updates:

    2 more confirmed 'Open' games:

    HRC
    NBAFB

    Also, beginning the search for scorekeepers......
    For every 2 hours of score keeping you'll receive 4 entries (usable in any division).
    Plus, you get that extra hour of qualifying on Sat night.

    Email me direct if you're interested!
    pinwzrd@aol.com

    Merry Xmas everyone!

    #7 5 years ago

    excited for this! A lot of machines I've never played!

    1 week later
    #8 5 years ago

    Scorekeeper signups are now available online: http://www.doodle.com/vgen22m3cyhzmw8f

    2 entries for every hour plus scorekeepers receive an extra hour of qualifying on Saturday night as thanks for helping. We're going to have 16 games between both modern and classic banks so we need all the help we can get.

    #9 5 years ago

    JPB, do you know how the scoring is going to be recorded for NBA Fastbreak? Just played it last night and realized you get a 'basketball' score as well as a pinball score. The basketball score seems dominant but I could see there being ties etc. It's hard to figure out how scoring pinball points works on that machine although 'baskets' is much easier... thanks!

    #10 5 years ago

    Happy Sunday all!

    Some updates:

    Still need more scorekeepers...please sign up at http://www.doodle.com/vgen22m3cyhzmw8f

    Flintstones added to modern bank

    Stars, Paragon and Fireball 2 added to classics bank

    MetLE will be one of the side tournament games

    We could also use more practice bank games.....please email me if interested in bringing 1 or 2 or 3 ......

    More updates soon!

    p.s. NBA scoring will be Basketball points....however, player will get a 1000 point bonus for each 'Ring' they acquire.

    #11 5 years ago
    Quoted from pinbwzrd:

    Happy Sunday all!
    Some updates:
    Still need more scorekeepers...please sign up at http://www.doodle.com/vgen22m3cyhzmw8f
    Flintstones added to modern bank
    Stars, Paragon and Fireball 2 added to classics bank
    MetLE will be one of the side tournament games
    We could also use more practice bank games.....please email me if interested in bringing 1 or 2 or 3 ......
    More updates soon!
    p.s. NBA scoring will be Basketball points....however, player will get a 1000 point bonus for each 'Ring' they acquire.

    Hope you mean 100. 1000 would make everything else not worth doing. Also if you have to resort to making up custom scoring for a machine for a major tournament you probably should not be using it. JMO of course. Also doesn't that game have a random number of jet hits to start mode even in tournament mode?

    1 week later
    #12 5 years ago

    Happy Sunday all!

    Wow, 5 days to go........where does the time go?

    Updates:

    All classic games confirmed. Looks like were going to have 8 machines, still only need top 4.

    Laser Cue
    Lady Luck
    Joker Poker
    Target Pool
    Paragon
    Stars
    Fireball 2
    Air Aces

    Modern Updates:

    FH has not been behaving.....replaced with WH20 [and yes, KME, no more baked potato! ]
    NBA FB
    Tron
    HRC
    Flintstones
    DH
    TDK

    1 game still undetermined, 1 game known. Let's do some trivia for the 'known' game. 1st person to answer correctly wins 1 free game entry!

    First clue: Coconuts!

    Good Luck
    www.neverdrains.com

    #13 5 years ago

    Cue

    #14 5 years ago

    I'm bad with the acronyms, is TDK Batman The Dark Knight?

    #15 5 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    I'm bad with the acronyms, is TDK Batman The Dark Knight?

    Yes. What happened to pinball auto links on acronyms?

    #16 5 years ago

    Yes, TDK is Batman the Dark Knight.

    #17 5 years ago

    The known game is Gilligan's Island?!?

    #18 5 years ago

    Not Gilligans or Surfin Safari......or Cue (?)

    Next clue....

    Game Quote: "You got me hot shot, okay!"

    Good Luck!

    #19 5 years ago

    Is the game Tee'd Off?

    #20 5 years ago

    Tee'd Off it is!

    1 Free entry for you, if you're coming, of course.

    More updates soon!

    #21 5 years ago

    I have a question... Are the games going to be regular rubbers or polys?? Or a mixture?

    #22 5 years ago

    9 out of 10 tournament players agree.....Regular Rubber only! =)

    Updates!

    Final 'Open ' Machine is Whirlwind

    Also, 4 of the machines used in the tourney are on location at Lake Alice Trading Co. (in downtown Riverside) until Thursday! Go play!

    DH
    LL
    Tron
    JPoker

    + 4 other games:
    SS
    SnS
    MM
    CBW

    We could still use a couple more practice games. 50% of the coin drop will be yours. Bring a game and make some $$!

    Also could use a couple more score keeping and desk volunteers....... http://www.doodle.com/vgen22m3cyhzmw8f

    3 Days to go!

    #23 5 years ago
    Quoted from pinbwzrd:

    Tee'd Off it is!
    1 Free entry for you, if you're coming, of course.
    More updates soon!

    I'll be there! How do I redeem it?

    #24 5 years ago

    Just come find me on Fri!

    #25 5 years ago

    Someone bring an Iron Man and I'll dump in all my money!

    #26 5 years ago

    Any Black Pyramid fans? The latest pinball shirts and hoodies that Free Gold Watch has made are dope and have a stylized Black Pyramid playfield on the back and either a black pyramid or cobra on the front. They are pretty sweet and if anyone wants one I can pick one up for you to bring down. They have other designs too Photo by freegoldwatch.png

    #27 5 years ago
    Quoted from sk8ball:

    Hope you mean 100. 1000 would make everything else not worth doing. Also if you have to resort to making up custom scoring for a machine for a major tournament you probably should not be using it. JMO of course.

    From the PAPA rules, Rule X.1.c:

    c. On the game NBA Fastbreak using basketball-style scoring, each championship ring collected by the player shall cause their recorded score to be increased by 1000 points.

    So it's not like INDISC is making up things of their own accord. Presumably PAPA hasn't used NBA FB in the A bank in a few years

    #28 5 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    Any Black Pyramid fans? The latest pinball shirts and hoodies that Free Gold Watch has made are dope and have a stylized Black Pyramid playfield on the back and either a black pyramid or cobra on the front. They are pretty sweet and if anyone wants one I can pick one up for you to bring down. They have other designs too

    Photo by freegoldwatch.png 806 KB

    Damn it Gene.. how did I miss this.. I will own that machine one day. I will text matt and see what he can print me..

    #29 5 years ago

    Also.. regular rubbers.. yeay!!! See yall soon!

    #30 5 years ago

    Damn! KME just put up a score of 312 on NBAF, That's more than double the #2 score.

    #31 5 years ago

    Reminder: Live finals coverage starts at 1 PM ET / 10 AM PT today.

    http://www.twitch.tv/papatvpinball

    EDIT:
    See: http://papa.org/2014/01/19/indisc-coverage/

    Looks like coverage will start between 2 PM ET / 11 AM PT and 3 PM ET / 12 PM PT .

    #32 5 years ago

    BUMP.. coverage is about to start.. its fun to watch those A division players next

    im an A division player from holland.. which couldnt make it all the way to california this time *actually never been there before* but it looks sweet

    EDIT: they will continue the broadcast shortly *intermission time*

    #33 5 years ago

    "I am from Holland everyone. Isn't that weird?". Hi Roy. You may not remember me. We once talked about "A Bridge Too Far". Hope to see you at Pinburgh!

    #34 5 years ago

    Congrats to KME for another win! Robert Gagno was 2nd, Andrei M. 3rd, and Zach Sharpe 4th. Great to see some of the action on PAPA.tv.

    #35 5 years ago

    @DutchTommy the Scandanavian countries were representing - did you see the "Go Denmark" sign that Mads put on the side of NBA to be seen on PAPA TV?

    #36 5 years ago
    Quoted from pinbwzrd:

    NEW Location: Chaparral Lanes in San Dimas, Ca

    Excellent!
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    #37 5 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    @DutchTommy the Scandanavian countries were representing - did you see the "Go Denmark" sign that Mads put on the side of NBA to be seen on PAPA TV?

    yeah i did saw that Gene i also saw u on the footage at certain times .. nice to see you and all other familiar faces up there, i only wished i could give keith a little run of his money up there thou

    #38 5 years ago

    Posted a few shots from the weekend just now: http://papa.org/2014/01/20/indisc-photo-report/

    #39 5 years ago

    Thanks to Jim, Karl and all the people I don't know the names of who put on INDISC for all of us to enjoy! I had a great time playing pinball and making friends.

    #40 5 years ago
    Quoted from genex:

    Posted a few shots from the weekend just now: http://papa.org/2014/01/20/indisc-photo-report/

    Great photos Gene!

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