Project Pinball Charity Tournament

This is an IFPA sponsored charity tournament to benefit Project Pinball, which is an organization that donates pinball machines to Children's Hospitals. Details of the campaign can be found here:

The entry fee for the main tournament is $20. Each entry in the side tournament is $5. All of the entry fees collected will go to the Project Pinball organization.

The main tournament will be played on 6 machines which include:

Star Trek: The Next Generation

No Fear

Demolition Man

Judge Dredd


Royal Flush

Each participant will play one game on each machine and record their score with the scorekeeper. Players will receive points based on their ranking on each machine as per our typical format. For the finals, the top eight qualifying players will participate in a head-to-head, single elimination bracket. The top seeded player will have their choice of machine or playing order. The person picking the machine can choose any available in the arcade, and are not limited to the tournament machines.

The side tournament will be played on two machines:

Wizard of Oz

Police Force

Each entry fee will provide the player with two tickets, each good for one entry on either machine. Players may purchase as many entries as they like. Only the top score on either machine will be counted. At the end of qualifying, the two players with the top 2 scores on each machine will play a 4 player final on a randomly selected machine. In the event that one or more players qualifies on both machines, the player(s) with the next highest aggregate score(s) will be selected.

All official tournament machines will be set to free play. Other machines, if selected for use in the finals matches, will require quarter play at the expense of the players.

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  • Leslie P.

    A great time as always! So nice to see everyone, and to help with a great cause. Congrats to the #1 champs, Craig and Shawn. Thanks Shawn for hosting such a fun afternoon with good friends, and to Dan for providing such a wonderful place for all of us to play!

    1 · July 20

  • Shawn L.

    Huge thanks to all our competitors! We raised $660 for Project Pinball! And huge congrats again to the winner of the main tournament Craig Aker, who was a most worthy champion! Congratulations as well to 2nd place finisher Ken Kemp, and Dan Allen, who took 3rd. And lest not forget the side tournament finalists, yours truly, followed by Todd Fogler, Brett Emerson, and Leslie Peake.
    Thanks again everyone for making this such a fun event!

    2 · July 19

  • Craig A.

    I always have the best time at these meetups, and it's because of all the great folks who come and participate, and the amazing facility and hospitality at Cactus Jack's. Thanks again Dan, Carolyn, Shawn, and each of you!

    2 · July 19

  • Sean P. E.

    pure awesome!

    2 · July 19

  • Shawn L.

    I forgot to mention that the side tournament is worth half WPPR points relative to the main tournament.

    July 18

  • Shawn L.

    For the folks planning on participating in the side tournament, I should warn you; Police Force Has quirky scoring which is unbalancing. For example, on the last ball of a multiplayer game, each player has one chance to steal the highest player's score. So, if you're not down for that sort of action, you should probably play that game as a single player game.

    1 · July 17

  • Leslie P.

    Sounds like a blast for a great cause! Count me in, hope to see all of you there!

    1 · June 15

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