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Southern Coin-Op presents Pinball in Pelham 4, May 10th-11th 2019.

By LOTR_breath

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Southern Coin-Op is proud to present Pinball in Pelham 4 PLUS, May 10th and 11th 2019 in Pelham Alabama. The main tournament will be on Saturday May 11th. The PLUS part is an unlimited qualifying style Classics tournament on Friday May 10th with open practice on the rest of the games!

Friday May 10th
Open qualifying from 1PM to 6:30PM on five Classics games. All five games count. Scoring will be 100 pts. for 1st, 90 pts. for 2nd, 85 points for 3rd, then decreasing by 2 points for every place below that. (100,90,85,83,81, etc.) Your total for all five games will determine where you qualify. If we have at least 16 players, the top 8 players will make it to the playoffs. If we have at least 24 players, the top 12 will make the playoffs. The maximum number of players to make the playoffs will be 12, regardless. Playoff format will be 4 player groups with PAPA scoring (4,2,1,0) on 3 games. Top 2 advance from each group.
Cost: $10 entry fee + coin drop. $9 goes to the pot and $1 goes to the IFPA. Cash prizes to the top four players of 40%, 30%, 20%, 10% of the pot.
In addition, most if not all of the other games will be available for practice on coin drop. Most modern games are $1/game and classics are .50/game. A few EM’s are .25/game. Practice will be available from 1PM until the end of the Classics tourney or approximately 9PM.

Saturday May 11th
This is the PIP format that you know and love! Practice will be available from 8:30-10:00AM Central time. Tourney begins promptly at 10:15am. The format is group matchplay on banks of 3 games. Tournament games will consist of games spanning all eras (Electromechanical through the latest Dot Matrix Display and LCD games). Each bank will consist of a modern game, a mid era game, and a classic game, subject to availability. There will be 6 rounds of 3 games for a total of 18 games played. Scoring will be IFPA (7,5,3,1 in a four player game – 7,4,1 in three player game). Banks chosen are balanced. Grouping is random in the first round and Swiss for every round after that. There are no playoffs, just final point totals after the 6 rounds determines your finishing position.
Cost: $40 entry fee + coin drop. $34 goes to the pot, $5 goes to the operator, $1 goes to the IFPA. Cash prizes to the top 8 players of 38%, 28%, 14%, 7%, 6%, 4%, 2%, 1%. Tie breaking will be automatic by the software based on your number of wins and second places. Any ties after that will be broken by a single game chosen at random.

There will not be any food provided but we will take a 1 hour lunch break after the first or second round. So pack a lunch or go to one of the many places to eat within 5 minutes of Southern Coin-Op. The address for Southern Coin-Op is 108-A Hilltop Business Center Drive, Pelham, Alabama 35124.

#2 1 year ago

Birmingham Vending has generously added $250 to the pot for the Classics tourney on Friday!

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#3 1 year ago

Cahaba Brewing Company has generously added $250 to the pot for the Classics tourney on Friday!

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#4 1 year ago

Chris Royalty of Pinball Plating.com has generously added $100 to the main pot. We now have $600 in sponsorships!


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#5 1 year ago

Beef O'Brady's has kicked in $100 to the Main Pot. That's a total of $700 in sponsorships for PIP4!

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#6 1 year ago

Update: Very small change to the Classics. There will be a total of 6 games and your best 5 count. This should help to keep the lines for the games shorter.

#7 1 year ago

39 games so far with more on the way! What we have so far.


AC/DC Luci
Aerosmith LE
Deadpool LE
IMDN premium
IM vault
Jurassic Park
Rob Zombie
S-M vault
ST premium
Transformers LE

Solid State:

Evel Knievel
Flash Gordon
Joker Poker
Lost World
Mata Hari
Silverball Mania
Star Trek


Captain Fantastic

Added 22 months ago:

41 games total now. Add Torpedo Alley(SS), Team One(EM), Metallica Premium.

Added 22 months ago:

43 games now. Add Grand Prix and Kiss Premium. The Kiss premium is for sale @6k. More games on the way. Possible games coming are Bad Cats, Taxi, Munsters premium.

#8 1 year ago

Classics games announced. Of course, subject to change. Trident, Paragon, Playboy, Mata Hari, Flash Gordon, Evel Knievel.

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#10 1 year ago

Would love to make this one, let me see if ants going

#11 1 year ago

Here are a few pics of the main room with lights dimmed. Of course, the lights will be on for the tournament. There are two smaller rooms with 4 pins each. We've got more pins on the way!

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#12 1 year ago

Here are the two front rooms. Also, a new row formed today! Showing up today were Stern Lightning, Torpedo Alley, Team One and Metallica Premium. Capt'n Fantastic is now working great as well.

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#13 1 year ago

Right now we have 41 games, with several more on the way. We have 13 banks of 3 games. Our goal is to have 15 banks, with a couple spares in case of breakdowns. This will easily support 60 players. Also, some very nice trophies have been ordered. In addition to cash prizes, we will have trophies for the top 3 in Main and the top 2 in Classics!

#14 1 year ago

Some prizes came in from Chris Royalty of pinballplating.com. Thanks Chris!

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#15 1 year ago

Take a look at these crystal trophies....

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#16 1 year ago

I should be there for Saturday lots of new games since I was there last time.

#17 1 year ago

Which one will you take home?

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#18 1 year ago

Any updates to the game list?


#19 1 year ago

Yes, thanks for reminding me. I updated the list on the original post.

#20 1 year ago

Time to announce the first three banks.

1. AC/DC Luci, Count-Down, Captain Fantastic
2. Deadpool LE, Evel Knievel, Sinbad
3. Cirqus Voltaire, Aerosmith LE, Flash Gordon

#21 1 year ago

Time to reveal the next 3 banks!

4. Star Trek(Bally), Meteor, Star Trek premium
5. Iron Man, Jurassic Park, Paragon
6. Joker Poker, GOT LE, Vulcan

#22 1 year ago

And the next 3 banks are....

7. Indiana Jones, Lightning, MMR
8. Rob Zombie, Lost World, Wizard
9. Iron Maiden premium, Trident, 6M$M

#23 1 year ago

Your oasis awaits!

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#24 1 year ago

The next three banks are:
10. Power Play, Silverball Mania, Mustang
11. Playboy, Team One, The Walking Dead
12. Spider Man VE, Kiss(Bally), Jack*Bot

#25 1 year ago

Pinball in Pelham 4 Classics Pre-Registration is now available!! While registration will be available on the day of the tournament, you can also save us some time and preregister at:


The qualifying & scorekeeping portion of the tournament (including queues) will be done on MatchPlay! This will allow all players to follow their progress thru the day and also use your smartphone devices to queue into line for a pin. If you haven't registered previously with MatchPlay it is easy to do. Just follow the instructions at the link above.

Looking forward to seeing y'all in Pelham on May 10th!!!

#26 1 year ago

This should be the last update to the banks. First a change to bank 10.
Bank 10 now: Power play, Black Knight SOR pro, Mustang
Bank 13: Torpedo Alley, Transformers LE, Mata Hari
Bank 14: Kiss premium, Gran Prix, T2
Bank 15: Metallica premium, Taxi, Harley Davidson
Bank 16: Beatles, Silverball Mania, Munsters pro

1 week later
#27 1 year ago

PIP4 was a success! We had 37 players for Classics on Friday and 43 for the Main on Saturday. Attendance exceeded our expectations for classics but was lower than normal for the main. Possibly because it was Mother's Day weekend, or because the entry fee was increased to $40 plus coin drop. Another factor was the heat. Only the front portion of the tourney area is climate controlled. The majority of the tourney area is not. I promise that next year we will have this earlier in the year on a cooler day! A few pics of your winners!

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#28 1 year ago

The prize pool for classics was $833 and the prize pool for Main was a whopping $1628. The winners were quite happy!

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