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Pinball for Change - PinBaseball Charity Tournament


By brewmanager

3 years ago



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    #1 3 years ago

    Want to try a brand new Pinball Tournament format?

    On Saturday April 2nd, Pinball for Change will be running the first ever (in Toronto, at least) PinBaseball Tournament. I need to thank Echa Schneider for the format idea.

    It works like this. You play 9 games. Each game will have a set of score objectives posted on the machine.

    Example - High Speed

    300,000 - Single - You get a new runner on First Base and all runners move up one base.
    700,000 - Double - You get a new runner on Second Base and all runners move up two bases.
    1,300,000 - Triple - You get a new runner on Third Base and all runners score.
    2,000,000 - Home run - You get a run and all runners score.

    The top 8 players will qualify for the Postseason, where we will play a set of head-to-head matchplay series.

    Round 1 - Division Series - Best of 3 Head to Head Elimination Match
    Round 2 - League Championship Series - Best of 5 Head to Head Elimination Match
    Round 3 - World Series - Best of 7 Head to Head Elimination Match

    Entry Fee is $15, with $5 per round played being added to the prize pool and the other $10 being donated to my family's ongoing efforts to raise $5000 for Free the Children to help provide Primary Education to children in Rural Ecuador.

    Additional rounds can be played for $10, with $2.50 being added to the prize pool.

    This tournament is IFPA approved and will be awarding WPPR points.

    In addition, there will be a side tournament (Minor Leagues) for people wishing to play non-competitively, and we will also have a rookie ball division available for the under-16 set. Those are $10 and $5 respectively, with no playoffs, prize pool or IFPA points.

    Please visit www.portunionpinball.com to get more details and to indicate your interest in participating. Space is limited but qualifying rounds take place over 9 hours, so we should be able to get lots of players in.

    #2 3 years ago

    How does ties work in that format?
    Also is there seeding for the postseason?

    #3 3 years ago

    Good questions. Ties will be determined by the wild-card game round, which I will add in to the website shortly. Seeding will be in place as well, 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5.

    #4 3 years ago
    Quoted from brewmanager:

    Good questions. Ties will be determined by the wild-card game round, which I will add in to the website shortly. Seeding will be in place as well, 1 vs 8, 2 vs 7, 3 vs 6, 4 vs 5.

    well based on the rules you can have alot of ties.

    Also will games be in fixed order or players choice as with the rules it makes so they should pick there best game for last (it if they can get at least a Single on all other games) also in that setting an no waiting rule makes it unfair to some people.

    Sounds like a cool format. To bad that Toronto, ON is a long drive for me.

    #5 3 years ago

    Player's Choice, but no machine can be played more than once, obviously.

    C'mon, what's a 10 hour drive and an International Border crossing for Pinball?

    #6 3 years ago
    Quoted from brewmanager:

    Player's Choice, but no machine can be played more than once, obviously.
    C'mon, what's a 10 hour drive and an International Border crossing for Pinball?

    Maybe if it was more then a one day event and I Had more time to plan.

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