IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship Overview

The IFPA, Stern Pinball and Raw Thrills are teaming up to host the IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship.

The 2017 IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship is scheduled for Saturday, October 28th, 2017 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Las Vegas, NV. The Heads-Up Pinball Championship coincides with the Big Buck World Championship held Friday and 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?

Hard Rock Cafe
3771 Las Vegas Blvd S, Ste 120
Las Vegas, NV
– A block of rooms are available through the Big Buck World Championship at New York, New York – Click HERE for details
– VIP Passes to the Big Buck World Championship are also available in advance of the tournament – Click HERE for details
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 September 30, 2017 for a discounted rate ($30), or register on-site on Friday afternoon October 27th for $50.

WHAT GAMES WILL BE USED IN THE TOURNAMENT?

Tournament games will consist of 3 different titles – Star Wars Pro, Ghostbusters Pro and Aerosmith Pro (subject to change)

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 $50 per player. Should a player register by September 30th, there is a discounted fee of $30. 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 Aerosmith 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, October 27th, 4pm-10pm –> OPEN PRACTICE

Saturday, October 28th, 1pm –> TOURNAMENT BEGINS

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

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