9th Annual PinPin Plunge off Anti Drain Fest Pinball Tournament Vegas PHoF
This years tournament will take place on Friday May 25, 2018
Come one, come all (open men and women tournament) ….
Prizes: First place – 70% payout of the prize pot (based on number of entries but at very least $100) plus trophy.
Second place – 20% payout plus trophy.
Third place – 10% payout plus trophy.
What : Pinball Tournament
When/Date: Friday May 25, 2018
What Time: Register at 11:am, Tournament Starts at 1:00pm (but registration will close at Noon) on Friday May 25, 2018
Registration and Practice:
On-Site Registration will only be until noon the day of the tournament. (between 11am and noon) Practice is not mandatory. Tournament directors need to have time to create the double elimination bracket.
Where: Pinball Hall of Fame
1610 E. Tropicana
Las Vegas NV 89119
Entry Fee: $20.00 Plus cost of games played** 20 bucks gets you a $10.00 roll of quarters, (and possibly some PinPin swag that Trailer Tom can fit in his suitcase) upon arrival at the tournament.
***(Players pay out of their own pocket for every game they play in the tournament. )
Format: Double Elimination.
Games: All Pinball Games at Pinball Hall of Fame can be used in the tournament. You can select nearly any machine in the hall, but, it must be a PINBALL machine that can keep score. See this link for a list of games:
How it works: At first, players are randomly matched up for one-on-one rounds, by drawing names out of a hat. Each round is best 2 out of 3.
Each round will begin with a coin flip. The winner of coin flip will determine if they want option A,B, or C.
The winner of the coin flip will have first choice of A,B, or C; Loser gets second leftover choice of A or B.
A= what machine will be played,
B= order of play (going first or second),
C=pass your choice to the other person. (to have your opponent make first choice)
There is a ONE MINUTE time limit on making your selection of game.
The LOSER of each game played during the best 2 out of 3 round, gets first choice of again, A,B, or C. The WINNER of each game played during the best 2 out of 3 round gets second leftover choice of again A or B.
Throughout the tournament players can not pick the same machine twice, and players have to pick an open machine to play.
You are only allowed to pick your “favorite machine” one time throughout the tournament. In other words, throughout the tournament players can not pick the same pinball machine twice, and players have to pick an open machine to play. No picking your “ace in the hole” machine over and over and over again.
Example: If Tom chooses to play Attack From Mars, Tom can not CHOOSE Attack From Mars for the remainder of the tournament. Tom could end up playing Attack From Mars later in the tournament if Toms opponent were to choose Attack From Mars. As you complete each round, report the winner or loser to the tournament director (no need to report the score of each game) as well as the games that were selected by each player.
Extra Balls: Will be plunged and not played. No flipping, before or after ball is plunged. You can line up a skill shot with the plunger, but no flipping before ball is launched.
Only 3 balls per game will be scored: Some of the pinball machines have 5 balls per play. To speed up the pace of the tournament, only 3 balls out of the 5 balls will be scored to determine the winner of the match. (some older games have 5 balls, some of the new Sterns at the Pinball Hall of Fame are set to 5 balls)
Final Round: During the final round the winner of the losers bracket will play the winner of the winners bracket. The winner of the losers bracket must beat the winner of the winners bracket TWICE (must win 2 whole ROUNDS) to win 1st place in the tournament.
In this format, even if you loose every time you step up to a machine you will at very least get to play 4 “turns” in the tournament.
During tournament play for purposes of Player Conduct, Machine Malfunction, Stuck Balls, Errors, or Rulings, all final decisions will be made on a case by case basis by Tournament director and host Trailer Tom (Tom Miller).
We must respect the pinball machines at the PHOF. If you get super ago and punch or kick a machine or other player you will be disqualified from the tournament immediately.
In the event that the tournament can not be completed by the time the PHoF closes on Friday May 25, the tournament will spill over into Saturday May 26, 2018.
Example of tournament play:
Ffej and Tom are matched for a one-on-one round. Ffej Flips a coin, Tom calls Tails. It is Tails. Tom wins the coin flip.
Game One: Tom gets first choice (of A,B, or C) and chooses to play on Attack From Mars. Ffej gets choice of order of play and Ffej chooses to go second. Tom is player one and Ffej is Player two on a 2 player game on AFM. After ball 3, Ffej has a higher score than Tom on AFM.
Game Two: Tom gets first choice, and chooses to play Adams Family. Ffej gets choice of order of play and again Ffej chooses to go second on AF. Tom is player one and Ffej is Player two on a 2 player game on AF. After ball 3, Tom has a higher score than FFej on AF.
Game Three: Ffej gets first choice, and chooses to play Star Wars. Tom gets choice of order of play and chooses to go second on SW. Ffej is player one and Tom is Player two on a 2 player game on SW. After ball 3, Ffej has a higher score than Tom on SW.
Ffej wins the Round. Tom Loses the Round. Ffej advances to the next round, Tom gets bumped to the loser’s bracket if its Toms first loss, or is eliminated form the tournament if its Tom’s second loss.
On Site Methods of payment:
1) Cash- Will be accepted during on-site registration and is our only available method of payment.
Any Questions please contact
Tom Miller “Trailer Tom”
The limitation of games to 3 balls (5 ball games will only be scored to end of ball 3) is still in effect.
No kind of “have to pick an EM Electro-Mechanical” rule
There is now a ONE MINUTE time limit on making your selection of game. Must play an open game (no waiting for your favorite machine)
Slam tilt will most likely result in the player that committed the slam tilt to lose and the player that did not slam tilt to win unless an obvious machine malfunction occurred.
Games may not work 100% so if a game becomes unplayable during at match, a new game may have to be selected. In other words “Major Malfunction.”
Pay close attention that you are playing your ball and not your opponents ball, and make sure you are not playing your extra ball. If you do play another players ball or your extra ball (even if by mistake) you will most likely lose the game you are playing by default. Again this will be on a case-by-case basis as sometimes a play through can be worked out.
Report back to tournament directors after each head to head match with information on who won and who lost, and who picked what machine.