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Pinball Asylum PAPA-Style Event August 18-19
« on: August 03, 2018, 01:19:25 PM »
Registration is NOW OPEN for The Pinball Asylum's Saturday-Sunday, August 18-19th event-- The 4th Annual "PAPA-Style" Tournament.

Our "PAPA-Style" Tournament begins Saturday morning, August 18th. Doors open at 10:00am. The event continues through Sunday, August 19th at 9:00am.  (For complete schedule, see below).

Like last year, we will have both an Professional and Amateur division, with trophies for both divisions, and cash payouts for the Pros. High-Score Contests for prizes will be held on both days.

As usual, you do not have to play in the tournament to participate in the FUN!  We'll have over 60 machines on FREEPLAY both days.  If you just want to hang out and play pinball, regular admission for both days is just $15.00. Kids under 12 get in free.

DETAILED INFO on hours of operation, and the tournaments can be found below.

If you are not on our mailing list, and you'd like to attend, please email us at:

Hope to see you there!

David, Matt B., Matt M., Mike, Jeff, and Scott

Details on the Asylum's PAPA Style Tournament:

Our PAPA-Style tournament is a Saturday-Sunday Event.

The hours of operation will be:
Saturday, August 18: Doors open at 10:00am. Qualifying for Pros and Amateur's: 10:30am - 10:30pm. Amateur qualifying ends at 10:30pm, and Pro qualifying continues Sunday.
Sunday, August 19: Doors open at 9:00am. Qualifying for Pros: 9:00am - 1:00pm. Finals for Amateur's starts at 10:00am. Finals for Pros starts at 2:00pm.

Both Professional and Amateur Divisions will be awarded trophies, with cash payouts for the Pros. IFPA points for Pro Division only. (Those who have previously played Pro Division at The Pinball Asylum, or other similiar venue(s), or are ranked above 3000 on the IFPA website, may not register as Amateur)

HIGH-SCORE CONTESTS: Both a Friday and a Saturday High-Score Contest will be run on a single machine(s), with prizes to be determined.

About the format:
PAPA (The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association) holds an annual world Championship tournament where the best players in the world vie for the title, World Pinball Champion.  In support of that goal, PAPA previously designed a very challenging format that allows the best of the best to rise to the top.  While PAPA has moved on to a new tournament format in the last couple of years, The Pinball Asylum is "old school," and has continued this very challenging tournament again for 2018.

The format for OUR "PAPA-Style" Tournament calls for each player to put together their best single entry or scorecard during qualifying.  An entry consists of five (5) games chosen by the player from a bank of nine (9) available machines. All games in each entry count equally toward a player’s qualifying total, meaning the system is intended to reward consistently good play, rather than a mixture of good and poor play.

The player selects in advance what games each card consists of in an attempt to get the best composite score on those five (5) machines. Players may play as many entries in any combination of the five (5) qualifying games as they like, but each scorecard stands alone and cannot be combined with any other entries.

Scores from each game in each qualifying attempt are ranked against all other players, yielding a qualifying point total. Only a player’s single best multi-game qualifying total will determine his or her qualifying position for the final rounds.

With this format it is virtually impossible for a player to buy his or her way into the final rounds.

Advanced pricing for the tournament is as follows:
-- Professional Division Tournament: Admission, and Five (5) Tournament Entry Tickets/Cards Included (25 Plays Total, 5 plays each ticket/card)— $40.00
-- Amateur Division Tournament: Admission, and Five (5) Tournament Entry Tickets/Cards Included (25 Plays Total, 5 plays each ticket/card)— $20.00
-- Admission Only, Non-Tournament Players: $15.00 for both Saturday and Sunday.
-- Each Additional PRO Entry Ticket (5 plays): $10.00
-- Each Additional AMATEUR Entry Ticket (5 plays): $5.00
(PLEASE NOTE: Pre-Purchase Discounts for additional entry tickets are available when you pre-register on-line!)
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