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: http://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa-project-pinball-fundraiser-campaign-july-2014
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
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
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.