We’ve heard you — all of you! Holidays are stressful. It’s hard to find time for pinball. “Hey we’d love to do your tournaments but it’s a big time commitment”. I’m with it! It’s hard to find a full day to play pinball, and with the holidays bearing down like a homicidal MAC truck with a Ringmaster on the front, who needs more stress. So finally: A quicker, shorter, cheaper, and still a lot of fun The Lower Playfield tournament to wrap up the year.
Holiday Overdrive will consist of 15 head-to-head games of Max Matchplay — the replacement to the good ol’ Flip Frenzy we used to play all the time! Players will be randomly placed on games against players you hopefully haven’t played already that day for a head-to-head battle. The top 8 players will move on to a 4-player, 3 game matchplay group scored 4-2-1-0 where the highest seed will have choice of two of the games, and the 3rd will be a randomly assigned “short play” game. Play continues until we crown a champion!
Didn’t make the playoffs? No problem! Everyone who missed the playoffs will be put into a head-to-head, single game bracket. The winner takes home a prize as well!
WPPR Fiends: This will calculate to 27 TGP, or 108% WPPR value. The single elimination bracket is not IFPA certified and is just for the prizes!
This is essentially the same format as our recently held anniversary tournament, with a few small changes to keep things moving better throughout the day! And now we know how long these will take: We expect the Matchplay tournament to run 3 and a half hours. The two playoffs will take roughly 2 hours for the top 8, and about an hour and a half for the single elimination players. All matches should be done by 6 at the latest, though most play should be done by 5 — plenty of time for last minute holiday shopping!
Players who have Registered (manually updated, please be patient)
Registration will open at 6PM Eastern on October 25th, and will remain open until 32 spots are filled. At that time, the registration link will be posted at the top of the event page on TheLowerPlayfield.com. Once/If 32 spots are filled, waitlist registration will remain open until the week before the tournament on November 26th. Payment of fees within 72h of registration via PayPal/Venmo will be required. If you prefer cash at the door, and have played in 2 past tournaments at Lower Playfield before, we will accept cash at the door. Please contact Derek or Jordan directly to confirm you will be doing so, or to make arrangements, or your registration may be cancelled. If you are registering for multiple people (Friends/Siblings/Children/Alien Overlords) please fill out the form twice!
Once you confirm you are on the registration list above, please make payment via:
Registration fees will be fully refundable until November 26th. After November 26th, refund requests will be accepted less the house fee. Exceptions made on a case-by-case basis.
Payouts as follows assuming a full field of 32 participants. Some form of trophy will be present for the first place winner: