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What's the benefit of registering your league with IFPA?

By fattdirk

1 year ago

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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Vengeance
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    #25 1 year ago
    Quoted from zacaj:

    1. Combine a whole year of leagues or whatever ( as mentioned above). Makes your even worth something and it costs less. We used to have a weekly three strikes for mostly casual players, now we've just combined it into a quarterly 'league'. No one cares about a dime from their weekly entry fee, and it's worth enough points to 'matter'. Annoying that we had to do that, and that you can 'game' the system that way, but work with what you've got...

    This is only true if your players also participate in other IFPA-sanctioned events. Thanks to the Modern pinball credit card league shennanigans a couple years back where people didn't know they were playing in a league, you still need to play in 5 events and have a valid rating before you start contributing points to events you participate in. Your league could run all year and have the event still worth 0 points if the participants didn't have any other IFPA events under their belt.

    If your players are worried about this, IFPA now allows "challenge match" 1v1 submissions that impact rating but not ranking. (https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa-partnering-with-matchplay-events-for-ifpa-challenge-matches-and-more/) If everyone submits their own few challenge matches to indicate they are serious about competing, then they'll contribute points to events that they play in.

    When people are brand-new to pinball and figure a league must be a thing but don't know where to find one, the IFPA website is a good way for them to find out about official events in the area. We've had a number of people find our league and events that way.

    I don't think everyone's going to go the IFPA route moving forward, but it's been on the whole good for our events. Do whatever makes your players happy.

    #26 1 year ago

    FWIW, IFPA also has a "good TD" system that relaxes the submission requirements a little over time once you've shown you can organize and report correctly.

    Adam/Josh usually intervene and comment on how they'd like things to be done with your first few submissions (event listings are always a must, but the pictures not as much, always submit TGP explanation, etc) but if you get new players to your events and have players return over time the bar gets lowered a little bit.

    #32 1 year ago
    Quoted from TigerLaw:

    Pictures? What sort of pictures? I’m in the middle of running a league now and wasn’t told I had to take pictures. Is that a new requirement? Thanks in advance.

    The OP mentioned that someone (probably Adam) asked him to post a picture of the winner to the fb group where they listed the event when the results were submitted. Probably a good idea but not a requirement afaik. On second look, it might've just been the winner announced and not necessarily a picture.

    Quoted from fattdirk:

    The icing on the cake was when I submitted the league results, they mentioned the winner wasn't posted on the facebook and didn't accept the results. Everything is documented in matchplay and the link was sent. Maybe other people haven't had such a crappy experience. I'd really like to hear your opinions on what I should do.

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