IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship Overview

The 2018 IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship is scheduled for Sunday, March 25th, 2018 at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, IL. The Heads-Up Pinball Championship coincides with the PAPA Circuit Final held the Saturday of that weekend.

Below you will find important information about the tournament including how to qualify, tournament format, prize breakdown and more! Any questions please contact the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com.

WHERE IS THE IFPA HEADS-UP PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP GOING TO BE HELD?

Bottom Lounge
1375 W Lake St
Chicago, IL 60607
HOW DO YOU QUALIFY TO PLAY IN THE IFPA HEADS-UP PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP?

The tournament is open for anyone to participate in. Players can pre-register with the IFPA by March 1, 2017 for a discounted rate ($50), or register on-site on Friday afternoon March 23rd for $75.

WHAT GAMES WILL BE USED IN THE TOURNAMENT?

TBD

FORMAT

Players will be seeded into a best-of-3 double elimination bracket based on their IFPA rank at the time of the event.

The matches will consist of Head-to-Head Challenges being played out simultaneously on two different machines of the same title. Whichever player completes the challenge first is declared the winner for that game. Matches will be played on games chosen at random by tournament directors.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Entry fee is $75 per player. Should a player register by March 1st, there is a discounted fee of $50. Payment via check or via Paypal is accepted. All entry fees will be paid back in cash, trophies and additional prizes. Cancellations are fully refundable.

Click HERE to register.

 

PRIZE PACKAGE 

1st place – NIB Stern Pro Pinball Machine + trophy + title of IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Champion
2nd place – 24% of the cash pot + trophy
3rd place – 16% of the cash pot + trophy
4th place – 12% of the cash pot + trophy
5th through 8th place – 6% of the cash pot each
9th through 16th place – 3% of the cash pot each

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Friday, March 23rd, 4pm-10pm –> OPEN PRACTICE

Sunday, March 25th, 10am-6pm –> TOURNAMENT BEGINS

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

Please contact the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com with any questions or comments you may have.