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PinFest Tournament 2019 - A Stern Pro Circuit Event


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1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    We are very happy to announce information about the PinFest Pinball Tournament, taking place on May 3 and May 4 in Allentown, PA. We are proud to be part of the Stern Pro Circuit once again.

    http://www.pinfesttournament.com

    Highlights

    * The Main Event will be a similar format to last year. We are increasing the number of free entries from 2 to 4 and limiting the number of entries to 20 games. Everyone in the Top 48 will get a payout like last year.
    * We are introducing a new Friday Classics "Gauntlet"; Event - Each person who enters gets a single card to play five games.
    * We will have an official IFPA One-Ball Side Contest worth 4% TGP - The Lowest Allowable by Law!

    **Main Event - May 3 and May 4**

    Qualifying - Friday (All Day) + Saturday (Morning)
    Best Game Limited Entry
    Best 4 Games Count
    First 4 Entries Free
    $10 an Entry for Additional Entries
    Max 20 Entries

    Finals
    Saturday Afternoon
    Top 48 Make Finals
    1 to 24 - A-Division
    25 to 32 - B-Division
    33 to 40 - C-Division
    41 to 48 - D-Division
    The Top 48 Qualifiers will receive prizes from the Prize Pool.

    **Friday Classics Event - May 3**
    Qualifying (Morning)
    "The Gauntlet"
    Card-Based Entry
    Only One Entry Allowed Per Person!
    5 Games Available - Play Each Game Once
    $20 to Enter

    Finals (Afternoon)
    Top 12 Make Finals
    PAPA-Style Groups of 4 where all four games are played at once!
    All Finals Qualifiers will Receive Prizes. Prize schedule to be published closer to the event.

    **One Ball Challenge! - May 3 and May 4**
    Qualifying - Friday (All Day) + Saturday (Morning)
    Single-Ball Game
    Unlimited Qualifying
    $1 an Attempt
    Finals (Saturday Afternoon)
    Top 4 Make Finals
    Single Game to Determine the Grand Champion!

    50% of the Proceeds will be Donated to Charity; 50% to the Prize Pool. All Finals Qualifiers will Receive Prizes. Prize schedule to be published closer to the event.

    4% TGP. The lowest allowable by law!

    More information about the tournament format can be found at: http://www.pinfesttournament.com/event-format

    **Looking For Machines!**

    Pinball machines are what makes this event possible and we are hoping to have about 20 available for the tournament. If you are interested in bringing a machine, please go to this Survey and let us know: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y8-oEW8aIbLgU37rqtgGJ31cQ4MoQa8gCQKk7-bXhdg/edit This year we are offering $80 in tournament credit or $60 in Cash for machines that are part of the event. Please check out this page for more information: http://www.pinfesttournament.com/bring-a-machine

    **Looking for Volunteers!**

    We are also once again seeking volunteers! We are looking for help with set-up and during the event. Let us know if you are interested by filling out the Survey here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y8-oEW8aIbLgU37rqtgGJ31cQ4MoQa8gCQKk7-bXhdg/edit and you will be the first to have an opportunity to select timeslots. Volunteers get $20 in Tournament Credit for each two-hour slot and all volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in the Volunteer Hour of Main Event qualifying on Friday evening. Please check out this page for incentives and to sign-up! http://www.pinfesttournament.com/volunteers

    We encourage everyone to check out our website at http://www.pinfesttournament.com.

    Please reach out if you have any questions or comments. We're happy to answer any questions here or you can drop us a line directly at pinfesttournament@gmail.com.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from VectorGamer:

    Please clarify this one. In the past Pinfest didn't open until noon. So assuming qualifying starts for the Classics tournament when the doors open, when are the finals?

    @djreddog is on top of it as usual. Thanks! Direct link to schedule -> http://pinfesttournament.com/schedule/

    Friday Classics qualifying is scheduled for 12pm to 5pm. I should have used the terms "Afternoon" and "Evening" in the summary write-up.

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    #7 10 months ago

    We're happy to share the logo for the PinFest 2019 Tournament, coming up on May 3 and 4 in Allentown, PA! Thank you to the awesome folks at Rage Tilt Pinball for the logo design.

    Moo!

    Shirts will be available at the event.

    If anyone is interested to volunteer, we are looking for help with set-up and during the event. Let us know if you are interested by filling out the Survey here https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1y8-oEW8aIbLgU37rqtgGJ31cQ4MoQa8gCQKk7-bXhdg/edit and you will be the first to have an opportunity to select timeslots. Volunteers get $20 in Tournament Credit for each two-hour slot and all volunteers will have the opportunity to participate in the Volunteer Hour of Main Event qualifying on Friday evening. Please check out this page for incentives and to sign-up! http://www.pinfesttournament.com/volunteers

    We'll be sharing more information about machines, pre-registration, and the event in general in the coming weeks leading up the event.

    The website is at http://www.pinfesttournament.com.

    We also have sponsorship opportunities available for those interested. Please drop us a line directly at pinfesttournament@gmail.com if you are interested.

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    #8 10 months ago

    **Pinburgh Ticket Giveaway!**

    We are proud to be a recipient of two Pinburgh tickets that will be given away at PinFest!  As a result, we are adding a Pinburgh Division to the Main Event!

    Participants in the Stern Pro Circuit Main Event at PinFest on May 3 and May 4 will have an opportunity to win a ticket to Pinburgh. The entry fee will be a one-time cost of $30, which will be on top of regularly-priced purchase entries for the Main Event. The highest finishing player in the event that has paid this fee will receive a Pinburgh ticket. The second ticket will be raffled amongst those who did not win the first ticket. The net proceeds from the money raised will be donated to the Replay Foundation.

    Many thanks to the Replay Foundation for providing this opportunity!

    **PinFest Needs Volunteers!**

    We have opened up registration for volunteers for the PinFest Tournament taking place on May 3 + 4 in Allentown, PA!

    Firstly, we wanted to say thank you to those that helped last year and to those who are new and willing to help this year.  Without volunteers, this event would simply go down the drain and we'd be stuck with a one-game tournament on my broken Eight Ball Deluxe.

    We have three main categories of volunteering:

    – Event Set-Up on Thursday May 2
    – Tournament Volunteers (Scorekeeping/Desk) (May 3+4)
    – Machine Techs (May 3+4)

    Event Set-Up and Tournament Volunteer Sign-Ups: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4da9a92fa1fe3-pinfest

    If you are interested in being a Machine Tech, please drop us an e-mail at pinfesttournament@gmail.com and we'll be in touch!

    What you get:

    – Every two-hour shift will earn you two free entries into the tournament ($20 value).
    – Access to the Volunteer Hour of Qualifying from 8pm to 9pm on Friday

    If you have any questions, please reach out!

    Any questions can be direct to pinfesttournament@gmail.com.

    Website: http://pinfesttournament.com

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    #9 9 months ago

    PinFest t-shirts are in! They will be available for sale at the event.

    We also have two oversized stuffed cows that will be given to the Main Event and Gauntlet winners! There are lots of mini-cows that will be for the winners of the different divisions of the Main Event.

    We also wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU to all of our awesome sponsors!

    PinCrossing - http://www.pincrossing.com
    Railroad Street Bar and Grill - http://www.railroadstreet.com/
    Pinball Gallery - http://www.pinballgallery.com
    PinSound - https://www.pinsound.org/en/
    PinballSTAR - http://www.pinballstar.com/
    Rock Fantasy - https://www.rockfantasy.com/
    Modern Pinball - https://www.modernpinballnyc.com/
    Starship Fantasy - https://www.starship-fantasy.com/
    CoinTaker - https://cointaker.com/
    Stern Pinball - https://sternpinball.com
    Mrs. Pin's Pinball Podcast - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Just-For-Fun/Mrs-Pins-Pinball-Podcast-1962454560736663/
    Marco Specialties - https://www.marcospecialties.com

    We will have all sorts of trophies, prizes, and giveaways during the event thanks to our sponsors! Today, we are sharing the awesome trophies for the Women's Division courtesy of Mrs. Pin's Pinball Podcast! More will be revealed leading up the event.

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    #10 9 months ago

    Greetings to all!

    This is a summary note about the happenings in the PinFest Tournament coming up on May 3 and 4 in Allentown, PA. We are proud once again to be on the Stern Pro Circuit!

    http://www.pinfesttournament.com is the main website for the event.

    **Official IFPA Tournaments**
    * Main Event - Friday & Saturday
    * "The Gauntlet" - Friday Only
    * One-Ball Charity Challenge - Friday & Saturday - benefiting To Love a Canine

    Info: http://pinfesttournament.com/event-format/

    **Free Registration! Now Open!**

    Skip the initial lines and sign up NOW directly on the NeverDrains website! Choose your password for self-queuing and you'll be given a player number. Everyone gets FOUR free entries to the Main Event.

    https://www.neverdrains.com/pinfest2019/playerIndex.php?disp=preReg

    **Volunteers Wanted!**

    We still have a few volunteer spots still available for Scorekeeping and Registration Desk! Those who sign-up for a 2-Hour shift will be given $20 in tournament credit.

    https://www.signupgenius.com/go/8050c4da9a92fa1fe3-pinfest

    **Main Event (Friday and Saturday)**
    - Up to 20 Entries; Top Four count for scoring.
    - First FOUR entries are free; $10 for each additional entry.
    - See a team member to queue up for a game.
    - Top 48 make Finals and all receive prizes!
    - 1-24 [A-Div] 25-32 [B-Div] 33 to 40 [C-Div] 41 to 48 [D-Div]
    - Womens, Seniors, Kids, Young Adults, and Newbie Divisions. Top 4 in each will receive additional prizes!
    - Pinburgh Ticket Giveaway! $30 Entry into the Pinburgh Division where the winner gets one ticket and a random player gets the other!

    **Main Event Finals**
    For A-Division Finals (Top 24), we are conducting a Tiered-Strike Format for this event which is a hybrid between PAPA-Style finals and a Strikes format. We know this is different, so we wanted to be clear on the structure. This is so that we reach 100% TGP, give top qualifiers an advantage for game and position selections, avoid the need for any tiebreakers, and aim to wrap up finals in an expedient fashion in order to be finished by the time the show closes on Saturday night.

    Details in the rules document here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RvlZs4HDXxFNP_9kqWobKwvCmFBt4KiDDadRXeuqb_U/edit#heading=h.yar0ksos59du

    Example Bracket here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/15Gj4G-A4TmU71PpINipH5DdPkLVfp0f8WhvMk03CBUo/edit#gid=157964115

    **The Gauntlet (Friday Event)**
    - Purchase an Entry for $20; Play five games in a row.
    - Only one entry per person! All games count! Top 12 will make Finals.

    **A comprehensive rules document can be found here:** https://docs.google.com/document/d/1RvlZs4HDXxFNP_9kqWobKwvCmFBt4KiDDadRXeuqb_U/edit?usp=sharing

    **Prize Announcements**
    - All Main Event (top 48) and Gauntlet (top 12) Finals qualifiers will receive cash + an awesome cow trophy! Those who go further into Finals will win more money and more prizes!
    - The overall winner of Main and The Gauntlet will receive a GIANT STUFFED COW with the PinFest logo! And lots of "mini-cows" for winners of various divisions.
    - The Top 4 in each of our Divisions (Womens, Seniors, Young Adults, and Newbie) will receive money and prizes!
    - The Top 4 Kids (11 and Under) will each receive a PinBox3000!
    - Winner of the One-Ball Charity Challenge will receive a full PinSound installation kit!
    - The Main Event Finals will feature "Grudge Matches" where winners will receive awesome translites courtesy of Stern Pinball and PinballStar!
    - We have lots of additional prizes to give away courtesy of sponsors!
    **We also wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU to all of our awesome sponsors!**

    PinCrossing - http://www.pincrossing.com
    Railroad Street Bar and Grill - http://www.railroadstreet.com/
    Pinball Gallery - [http://www.pinballgallery.com](http://www.pinballgallery.com/)
    PinSound - https://www.pinsound.org/en/
    PinballSTAR - http://www.pinballstar.com/
    Rock Fantasy - https://www.rockfantasy.com/
    Modern Pinball - https://www.modernpinballnyc.com/
    Starship Fantasy - https://www.starship-fantasy.com/
    CoinTaker - https://cointaker.com/
    Stern Pinball - https://sternpinball.com
    Mrs. Pin's Pinball Podcast - https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Just-For-Fun/Mrs-Pins-Pinball-Podcast-1962454560736663/
    Marco Specialties - https://www.marcospecialties.com

    **Streaming**
    We are partnering with Habermania for streaming this year! We'll be doing a test run on Friday and will look to stream live on Saturday. Bear with us though, as we hear the Internet can be spotty. If we can't stream live we will record and archive later on.
    https://twitch.tv/habermania

    **Upcoming PinCrossing Events**
    PinCrossing is the group hosting this year's PinFest Tournament! We're in Linfield, PA and have 16 awesome pinball machines! http://www.pincrossing.com

    Here are some upcoming events:
    * PinCrossing League, starting May 8 - https://www.facebook.com/events/292318405014104/
    * Flip Frenzy, May 15 - https://www.facebook.com/events/288932385330263/
    * Flip Frenzy, June 19 - https://www.facebook.com/events/573804503141454/

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    #11 9 months ago

    We're packed up and heading to Allentown for tournament set-up! Reminder that all players can pre-register for the Main Event to get their player number and four free entries: https://www.neverdrains.com/pinfest2019/playerIndex.php?disp=preReg

    #12 9 months ago

    I wanted to give a BIG shout-out to our volunteers today! The tournament area is nearly set up and ready to go!

    All players should pre-register for the Main Event to get their player number and four free entries: https://www.neverdrains.com/pinfest2019/playerIndex.php?disp=preReg

    Show doors open at Noon. Self-Queueing and Tournament start will be turned on as close to Noon as possible assuming the tournament directors have cleared the games for play.

    Here is the anticipated game list, with the caveat that games could drop out tomorrow if we see any problems. Notes for all machines at available on NeverDrains under the individual game pages:

    https://www.neverdrains.com/pinfest2019/

    One-Ball Charity Challenge, supporting To Love a Canine:
    Scared Stiff
    $5 for 2 Games
    Winner will receive a PinSound installation kit!

    Friday Gauntlet - play will occur in the following order:
    G1 - Raven - You must queue on Raven to enter the queue for The Gauntlet.
    G2 - Eight Power Ball
    G3 - Little Chief
    G4 - Supersonic
    G5 - Pinball Pool
    G6 - Motordome

    Main Event:
    Atlantis (Bally) - Modded ROM, see Notes on NeverDrains.
    Bank Shot
    Big Valley
    Black Knight
    Black Knight: Sword of Rage (Pro)
    Deadpool
    Doodle Bug
    Earthshaker
    Fandango
    Fish Tales
    Gorgar
    Joker Poker
    Rancho
    Stars
    The Getaway: High Speed 2
    TNA
    Wild Card

    Thank you again to everyone who has supported the event, and we look forward to seeing everyone this weekend!

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    #13 9 months ago

    Due to a greater than anticipated participation rate, we are expanding the Main Event A-Division finals from 24 to 32 individuals.

    A-Division is now expanded to 32 people.
    3-Game PAPA-Style with 4/2/1/0 scoring
    Predetermined Banks to be Used
    1 to 8 - 2 Byes | 9-16 - 1 Bye
    **1:00pm - A-Finals Start**

    C-Division will still be 33 to 40 and the same two-strike group format
    D-Division will still be 41 to 48 and the same two-strike group format
    **3:00pm - C-Finals (33-40) and D-Finals (41-48)**

    Please spread the word to those who are participating!
    If there are any questions please see the Tournament Desk.

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