Pinball Tournaments

The Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is pleased to host pinball tournaments throughout the weekend of the event. There will be plenty of opportunities for both the serious competitive pinball player and the casual fan to have fun, compete, and (hopefully) win prizes!

SFGE an official 2016 PAPA Circuit Event

PAPA Circuit EventThe Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo is proud to host the fourth-annual Southern-Fried Pinball Tournament PINVASION over the course of the show weekend. This world-class event will be sanctioned by the IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) and is a stop on the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) tournament circuit. PINVASION will place novice and experienced players alike in head-to-head competition to earn World Pinball Player Ranking points, prize money, trophies, and bragging rights among pinball nerds everywhere!

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2017 Facebook Tournament Page

Friday – June 9, 2017: TBD
Saturday – June 10, 2017: TBD
Sunday – June 11, 2017: TBD


Main Event

Qualifying:
– Friday 4pm – 12:00am
– Saturday 9am – 11:00pm (12am for volunteer scorekeepers that worked 5pm to11pm Saturday)

Finals:
– Sunday 8am – 4pm

Players will compete on a bank of nine total machines. Only a player’s single highest score on each machine will be counted. Player’s best scores from a total of five machines will equal your qualifying score. Since only your best top 5 scores count only a maximum of 500 points is available if you placed 1st on five machines.

Making the Finals:
The top 87 scores on each machine are given points…
100 points for 1st place
90 points for 2nd place
85 points for 3rd place
84 points for 4th place
…decreasing to 1 point for 87th place.

Finals Format: PAPA-Style
The top 16 players move on to the A finals. Next 8 players play B division finals. (B dvision will be WPPR restricted)


Classics Event

Qualifying:
– Friday 4pm – 12:00am
– Saturday 9am – 5:00pm

Finals:
– Saturday 5:30pm

Players will compete on a bank of six total machines. Only a player’s single highest score on each machine will be counted. Player’s best scores from a total of four machines will equal your qualifying score. Since only your best top four scores count only a maximum of 400 points is available if you placed 1st on four machines.

Making the Finals:
The top 87 scores on each machine are given points…
100 points for 1st place
90 points for 2nd place
85 points for 3rd place
84 points for 4th place
…decreasing to 1 point for 87th place.

Finals Format: PAPA-Style
Top 16 players will move on to a single elimination best 2 of 3. Next 8 players will play in B division single elimination best 2 or 3. (B dvision will be WPPR restricted)

For more information about the IFPA and WPPR points, please visit www.ifpapinball.org