A WEEK OF CELEBRATION OF PINBALL
THE PINBALL HQ MARATHON IS DESIGNED FOR ALL AGES AND SKILL LEVELS RANGING FROM NOVICES TO THE AUSTRALIA'S BEST PINBALL WIZARDS. NOW IN ITS FOURTH YEAR, THIS EVENT BECAME ONE OF THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER EVENTS ON THE PINBALL CALENDAR. IT REACHES OUT TO THE PINBALL WIZARDS AROUND AUSTRALIA AS WELL AS TO THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES WHERE ENTIRE FAMILIES CAN ENGAGE IN ONE OF THE MOST EXCITING TOURNAMENTS.
JUST COME ALONG AND PLAY ANY TIME FROM 11 AM MON, FEB 20TH THROUGH SUN FEB 26, SEE THE EVENT DETAILS BELOW!
MINORS ACCOMPANIED BY AN ADULT CAN STAY BEYOND 7PM (TILL CLOSING TIME) THROUGHOUT THE ENTIRE PINBALL HQ MARATHON
Prize Pool - Over $2,000
SPECIAL AWARD FOR ALL JUNIORS (UNDER 15 YEAR OLD) WHO PLAYED EACH OF THE MACHINES IN THE QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS AT LEAST ONCE.
All 24 finalist will receive $10 Coogee Dollars which can be spent on the food and drinks at Coogee Diggers.
1st $600 + Trophy Cup
2nd $300 + Trophy Cup
3rd $200 + Trophy Cup
The highest ranked Rookie (player without IFPA ranking) - $100
The highest ranked qualifier - iPad Mini + Trophy Cup
The highest ranked female player - iPad Mini + Trophy Cup
The highest ranked under 15 year old - Quad Blade 4 Channel 2.4 GHz RC Helicopter or similar + Trophy
The highest ranked under 10 year old - Quad Blade 4 Channel 2.4 GHz RC Helicopter or similar+ Trophy
Additional prizes for 2nd and 3rd place for juniors.
A MEDAL FOR ENDURANCE FOR ALL JUNIORS (UNDER 15 YEAR OLD) WHO FINISH ALL GAMES IN THE QUALIFYING
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Event Name: Pinball HQ Marathon 2017
Location: Pinball HQ at Coogee Diggers, Cnr Carr and Byron Sts, Coogee, New South Wales, Australia
Date: Monday FEB 20 to Sunday FEB 26, 2017
Opening Hours: 11AM till late (10.00 PM +)
Estimated Number of Players: 50 to 100 (there is no limit set)
Prize Pool: Over $2000
Number of competition machines: all machines at Pinball HQ (currently 15)
Cost: Registration is FREE but necessary, all games are “pay per play” throughout the entire event $2/1 credit, $5/3 credits
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS (unlimited)
ALL SCORES TO BE VERIFIED BY THE TOURNAMENT OFFICIALS
–Dates & Times
Monday, Feb 20, 11AM till late
Tuesday, Feb 21, 11AM till 7PM
Wednesday, Feb 22, 11AM till late
Thursday, Feb 23, 11AM till late
Friday, Feb 24, 11AM till late
Saturday, Feb 25, 11AM till late
Sunday, Feb 26, 11AM to 2PM
QUALIFYING TOURNAMENTS – Format
Each player can play unlimited number of games, the highest achieved score is recorded and the players are ranked as per their scores on each of the competition pinball machines. For example, if 100 players participate, the highest scoring player on a particular machine will earn 100 points, second highest 99 points etc. The players ranking will be determined by the total of all points gained on the machines. The top 24 players will qualify to enter the final.
FINAL– Date & Time
Sunday, Feb 26, 3PM till late
FINAL– Format (head to head)
Same format as in the last Pinball HQ Marathon. Six rounds plus grand final, 64 games played altogether.
Round 1,2,3 - contains main bracket (best of 3 games) and sudden death bracket (one game)
Round 4,5,6 – are sudden death (one game only)
Round 7 - The Grand Final – 4 player game, best of 5 games (4,2,1,0)
Pinball HQ Marathon is an IFPA endorsed event. All players will earn points for the the IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking.