TOURNAMENT DETAILS:

OCTOBER 18-21, 2018 at CHICAGO PINBALL EXPO

Welcome one and all to another exciting year of Pinball Expo’s Pinball Flip-Out! brought to you by Tilt Amusements, Stern Pinball & Neverdrains.com!

A STERN Circuit Event!

As always featuring a Main tournament with A and B divisions, as well as Classics (Herb style-qualifying). Everyone registered for the Main Tournament plays in the finals! This year we will be using the queuing and SMS system from Neverdrains.com. And, as always, the winner gets to take home A STERN PINBALL MACHINE used in the tournament!

Registration
For Main and Classic opens at 10am Thurs. Players MUST report in to the Tournament Registration desk NO LATER than 11:59pm on Thursday in order to participate in Main Tournament.

Entry fee is $125. Entry this year includes 3-day exhibit hall pass for Pinball Expo!

MAIN

  • A and B divisions
  • 12 seeding entries per person; top score on 6 of the 9 machines will count toward seeding.
  • Thursday is for seeding only; every player qualifies for the main event!
  • If you decide not to seed, you will be randomly placed at the bottom of your division bracket
  • Top 40% of field plus A-restricted players (WPPR rank 1-250 or by tournament direction’s discretion) will be placed in A, bottom 60% into B; Winner of B division finals gets the last spot in A finals
  • Every 8 spots in seeding gets you another bye
  • “A” finals start as soon as B finals finish, no sooner than Saturday morning
  • Finals are head-to-head, double elimination; matches are best 2 out of 3 in winners and losers bracket
  • Top 32 in A finals are in the money. Top 16 in B.
  • Bounty prize: Most matches won in A and B - $100 each

CLASSICS

  • Herb style qualifying, unlimited entries
  • $10 for 3 entries.
  • All machines count toward qualifying
  • Top 16 scorers qualify, all in the money
  • Finals head-to-head, double elimination; matches best 2 out of 3 in winners and losers bracket
Over $10,000 in cash and prizes!
Sponsored by Tilt Amusements, Stern Pinball and Neverdrains.com

ADDITIONAL LINKS:

TILT AMUSEMENTS: www.tiltamusements.com

STERN PINBALL: www.sternpinball.com

NEVERDRAINS.COM www.neverdrains.com

CONTACT EMAIL:

If you have any questions or comments please Email Trent Augenstein: trent@midohio.net
Call Tilt Amusements for all your Stern Pinball needs at 740-803-2276.

EMAIL TRENT

SCHEDULE:

THURSDAY

Registration for Main open 10 a.m.-11:59 p.m.
Main Tournament Seeding 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.
Classics Qualifying 10 a.m. - 1 a.m.

FRIDAY

Main B Division Finals start 9 a.m.
Classics Qualifying 9 a.m. - 1 a.m.

SATURDAY

Main A Division Finals start after B finals finish
Classics Qualifying 9 a.m. - 11 p.m.

SUNDAY

Main A Division Finals final matches begin 9 a.m.
Classics Finals 8 a.m.

IMPORTANT:

Check bracket for match times.
5 minutes grace time or you forfeit your match if a TD has not heard from you.

PRIZES

A DIVISION

  • 1st - $4500 plus pot % OR a Stern Pinball Machine
  • 2nd - $1500
  • 3rd - $1000
  • 4th - $750
  • 5th thru 8th - $400
  • 9th thru 16th - $150
  • 17th thru 32nd $75

B DIVISION

  • 1st - $500 and last spot in A DIVISION
  • 2nd - $250
  • 3rd - $200
  • 4th - $150
  • 5th thru 8th - $75
  • 9th thru 16th - $40

BOUNTY PRIZE: Most matches won in A and B - $100 each

CLASSICS

  • 1st - $750
  • 2nd - $500
  • 3rd - $300
  • 4th - $150
  • 5th thru 8th - $100
  • 9th thru 16th - $75
  • 17th thru 32nd - $40

PINBALL EXPO 2018


FACTORY TOUR

Pinball Expo attendees will be given a special privilege to tour Stern Pinball. You will witness the production of the latest Stern Pinball Game from beginning to end.

GAMES

Our family friendly show will feature pinball machines and coin-operated arcade games both old and new. Whether you are a novice, collector, skilled player, or enthusiast, there will be fun for everyone!

SEMINAR SPEAKERS

We offer hours of learning opportunities from our seminar speakers and industry personnel. Stay tuned for upcoming announcements!

TOURNAMENTS

This year's Pinball Expo will feature a PAPA sponsored pinball tournament plus additional tournaments! Stay tuned for more details!

VENDORS

This year we have an all-time high in interest and commitment in the number of new and old vendors returning to Pinball Expo.

WIN A PINBALL MACHINE

With the purchase of every advanced and post registration package you will receive one raffle ticket which will qualifiy you to win a Stern Pinball Machine. Additional raffle tickets are also available to purchase.

PLEASE CONTACT US WITH ANY QUESTIONS

Join us for one of the longest running Pinball Shows!  If you have any questions regarding specific pricing please get in touch with us.

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