Special when lit thanks to Donny for your help and teach me when the major malfunction happens!!!
Sebastian & Tatiana
Since it was brought up here-
For the record, the call made to restart the final 4 game after a power failure was incorrect. What I was describing when asked "what do we do" was in fact what should have been done, but since I was involved in the finals match, as was Sebastian who was the TD, we all agreed to let a third party make the call and we all accepted it. Even though I was winning the match at that point, it really was not that big a deal from my perspective to press the issue with my friends about it even though it was for points, trophies and money.
But since we are all trying to learn and want the best most accurate experience: for future reference here is the exact wording from IFPA of how to deal with a catastrophic failure that includes a power loss which is exactly what we had
5. Catastrophic Malfunctions
A catastrophic malfunction is any event, not caused by a player, which immediately ends play for all players on the machine.
Examples of catastrophic malfunctions include:
The game system crashes and/or resets due to a software error or component failure.
Power is lost or interrupted.
A new game starts.
A major malfunction repeatedly recurs in spite of attempts to repair the machine.
Any event caused by a player, intentionally or unintentionally, including Slam Tilts, is covered under “Player Errors” below.
When a catastrophic malfunction occurs, if the scores are able to be recorded, players will be provided the appropriate number of additional ball(s) of play on a new game once the machine has been repaired. If the scores are not retrievable, players will be forced to start their game over. No attempt will be made to estimate scores, or reestablish state, at any time.
If a machine affected by catastrophic malfunction cannot be repaired in order to continue play, it is considered disabled; please see “Disabled Machines”.
The 4 scores were immediately displayed when the power came back on, but the game was "over". So the scores were retrievable.
So as I said in the match, players 1 through 3 had already played 2 balls and those are history. Record the scores and players 1 through 3 get exactly one ball to play. That 1 ball score for each player is added to the recorded score. All progress to that point is lost and cannot be re-established.
Player 4 was in the middle of his second ball. Since he was still playing when power cut out, he gets 2 balls to play to add to his recorded score. All progress to that point is lost.
Hope that helps in future cases.