Quoted from TigerLaw:
Anyone going to this tournament on June 24th in Pioneer, Louisiana? http://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=14062#
I can't say I have heard of Pioneer, Louisiana before (and it is ridiculously far from Lake Charles and New Orleans) but I sure like the rules they have for the event (and the entry fee is pretty funny too):
Tournament Date: June 24, 2016
Bring your best trash talking abilities paired with a sense of flipping a small silver ball around a playfield to FreeGoldWatch on Friday, June 24th!
5 rounds of qualification in groups of 4 players with 5/3/2/1 scoring.
The top 12 players qualify for the playoffs, with a bye round for the top 4.
Playoffs will also be in 4-player groups.
Rules: normal pinball rules with one major caveat. Remember that defense is the best offense? Well, in this tournament
that will be truer than ever. Opponents are allowed to heckle each other during play similar to the movie Baseketball. Think you can smack talk? Bring it to the Haight! (Certain restrictions will apply, for example no mentioning/jokes of player's bodies or medical disabilities. The idea is to psyche-out your opponent using clever verbal sparring.)
When: Friday, June 24th at 7 PM. Registration open from 6:45 until the last round of qualifying.
Cost: $1 or five of your best yo mama jokes.
Can't make this one I'll be on vacation that weekend. But it sure does sound fun