Come down and have some pizza and beer with us.
When: Wednesday 10/16. 7 PM start time. You can enter as late as 8 PM, but you will be slotted into the next available game.
Where: Hi-Life Pizza in downtown Oakland, 400 15th Street. It's at the corner of 15th and Franklin Streets. The sign says "Rico's Diner". DO NOT BE FOOLED. Games are upstairs.
For BART, take 12th street exit and it's a five minute walk.
Parking: Meters run until 6. Street parking is usually not bad in this area.
Entry: $5 to enter the tournament, and then quarters for your games.
Who can play: This event is open to all players, ages and skill levels.
Format: "One and Done" qualifier. You get one qualifying attempt on Star Trek. The top 8 overall and top 8 novice qualifiers will play in the Finals.
Am I a novice?
1) Have you ever won Novice Division before, such as California Extreme?
2) Was your WPPR rank ever better than 500?
3) Did you ever finish top 3 in a pinball league, or top 3 in an Open Tournament such as CA Extreme?
If the answer to all of those is 'NO', then you qualify for Novice.
What if I qualify for novice but qualify in the top 8 Then you play in the Open Final with the big dogs and you have a shot at some cash.
WPPRs: This tournament will award world pinball player ranking points (wppr) at 1/3 value.
How is cash paid out?:
Top Woman: $10
5th - 8th: $10
4th: 10% of remaining pot
1st - 3rd Novice and Open, and top woman will win plaques. Top Open, Novice and Woman will win a translite as they are available. There will also be some raffle prizes.
Obvious: Please don't bring in outside food or drinks.
I don't like tournaments. Can I come hang out and play ST after the tournament? Sure.