7 Round Match Play Qualifying/1 Game Per Round
Top 8 advance
Finals Will Be 3 Games Per Round 7/5/3/1 Scoring 4 Player Groups Random Pairing Randomly Assigned Games Rounds Rotating Between Classics, Solid States, And Moderns
Doors at 11, tournament starts at Noon.
All ages and skill levels welcome
Rulings will adhere to the PAPA/IFPA Tournament Rules
$10 Entry ($1 to IFPA) with trophies and cash payout to the top 4.
It is that time of year where we pack up our pins and head back to Lodi again.
The arcade will be closed from Thursday through Monday, so if you want your pinball fix come visit us at the festival on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday.
For one entrance fee play all the pinball you can swallow on FREE PLAY... No quarters necessary!
Pinball, Vendors, Saturday Swap Meet, Tournaments, Friends, Fun, and more.
Visit GoldenStatePinball.org for more info
Season 2 (2023)
FEBRUARY 28, 2023- APRIL 21, 2023
Check in around 7pm. Starts at 7:30pm
Finals are on Friday, April 21, 2023 at 7pm
Group matchplay format
4 games each session
Lowest 2 weeks scores are dropped in your total
Only need to make 4 appearances to qualify for finals
We are returning to the format that started the kids group. These will not strictly be 'open play' events like some of the past Saturdays.
The format is similar to the adult league. There will be 6 Saturday meetups that create a season. At each meetup the kids will be randomly split into groups of 4 (or 3 depending on attendance). Each group will play 4 games together, rotating order each game to make it fair. Each child will have a chance to play first and last. At the end of each meetup all kids will earn a wooden buck (these can be exchanged for items in the wooden buck cabinet. Like stickers, etc. The more bucks they save, the bigger the prize).
Each meetup the groups will change. Points are awarded based on the positions they place on the games. At the end of the season each weeks points will be added up to create the final standings. There will be trophies for the top 3 scores.
If the groups finish before the end of the session (11:45am) the remaining time becomes open play. Most likely all groups will finish with ample time for open play. I imagine there will be at least a good hour remaining most of the time.
For parents or siblings (not in the 5-12 yr age) that attend, but want to play, can purchase a rist band for $5 open play. Keep in mind that certain games will be designated for the kids league only. So there will be a limited number of open play games available until all matches are complete.
***Please do not bring a Little Flipper if they are not going to participate in the league. The intention of The Little Flippers is to learn the skills and joy of pinball by playing with other kids. There will be plenty of time after their 4 games for open play. We really want to stress this part, so it is not awkward when you arrive. If your sole intention is to play as a family, we are open six days a week with regular hours.
There will be volunteers from the adult leagues that will rotate each week to help the kids.
The cost is still $5 per child and $5 for the non little flipper open play.
Doors will open at 9:30 for check-in. We will take rollcall and begin at 10am. There is no admittance once the session starts at 10am because players cannot be added while games are in progress. Please be early.
I know this is long winded and sounds like a lot, but it's super simple and easy. Here is the condensed version... Show up between 9:30 and 10am to check-in the kids. They play 4 games with a group of their peers and then earn a wooden buck they can use to buy stuff. Then they go play what they want the rest of the time.
Doors open at 9:30
Starts at 10am
On Saturday, May 20 The Little Flippers will have a Meet-up in Lodi, CA at Golden State Pinball Festival . More details on that soon.
You will still need to register with matchplay.events and use this app/website to enter and track the scores/progress. The season lasts for one month. There is no "Finals" tournament. Instead, whomever the leaders are at the end of the season are in fact the WINNERS!
The top three winners will earn TFR Wooden Bucks.
2023 Season 1 - March
Begins March 1st and ends at close on March 31
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