Pinball HQ Grand Final
THIS IS NOT IFPA ENDORSED EVENT
Win BEAT THE CLOCK pinball at the Pinball HQ Grand Final
WHEN IS THE GRAND FINAL GOING TO BE HELD?
The Pinball HQ Grand Final will be held in December 2017. Top 16 players will qualify to enter the final. It will be played over 3 Wednesdays:
December 6, 6:30 PM
December 13, 6:30 PM
December 20, 6:30 PM
We'll try to start earlier if the players are available to finish as many rounds as possible.
The Grand Final Format
We chose a format which respects your well-earned club ranking made by the points you accumulated througout the year. It advantages the player with higher ranking but also gives a fair chance to a player at the bottom of the table to climb up and win the pinball.
13 rounds will be played, three games played in each round, all games are 4 players with 4, 2, 1, 0 points awarded at each game (1st = 4 points, 2nd = 2 points, 3rd = 1 point, 4th = 0 points). The first round is played by the players ranked 16, 15, 14, 13. Three games are played but only one player (with the least points gained) drops out from the tournament at the end of each round. The other three proceed to the next round where the next player from the top 16 table joins in (that would be player ranked 12 in round two). This process repeats until the final round where the winner wins the pinball. The player with higher ranking chooses his/her order of play, which stays the same for all three games.
All games are played on the machine which is given out as the prize (BEAT THE CLOCK). In case of a major malfunction we'll choose randomly another machine. Any ties will be resolved by factoring in the aggregate score of the three games. We estimate that each round may take an hour, meaning 13 hours to play 13 rounds. This cannot be done in one installment therefore we’ll play the final over 3 Wednesdays: WED Dec 6, WED Dec 13, WED Dec 20. You will need to be present to play your turn otherwise you can miss out altogether on your chance to win the pinball. We won’t have time to wait for you. Nor you could join in later. We’ll try to play minimum of 5 rounds on the first Wednesday, if we can play 6 or 7 rounds, even better. The table below gives you a rough indication when your turn is likely to be. The real timing can be very different. Sometimes games go fast and your turn can be sooner than you anticipated, or your turn can be on different day than indicated in table below. You need to keep an eye on the dynamics of the event and be ready to play.
x = top three from the previous round