Just The Tap’s Twice Monthly Pinball Tournament: Every Third Sunday!
Registration will open at 5pm, with the tournament beginning at 5:30 p.m. The entry fee is $5 (plus coin drop), with a $100 pot splash that is provided by Just The Tap and Waterland Arcade. All entry fees + pot splash paid out as prizes to the top 3.
And, Waterland pays your $1 / per-player IFPA fee.
This tournament will use one of 6 different formats. The format for a given month will be announced at least two weeks in advance on the tournament’s Facebook event page. All but one of the five formats should earn a tournament grading percentage (TGP) of at least 50%. In addition, the formats will be setup to keep the tournament duration reasonable. https://www.facebook.com/events/719626319920224/719645023251687/
#1) Group Double Matchplay: This qualifying format features four rounds of 3-player and 4-player games, with each round being played on a bank of two games, a modern and a classic. With fewer than 16 players, qualifying will go for 5 founds. Finals will follow the same modern + classic format, but with two banks per round.
Expected TGP is 112% (8 to 15 players) or 128% (16+ players).
#2) Group Matchplay: This qualifying format features five rounds of 3-player and 4-player games. Finals will accommodate 4 to 8 players and will consist of one or two rounds, with each round consisting of 2 to 4 matchplay games. If there are at least 16 players, then finals will include eight players; otherwise, finals will include 4 players.
If 20 or fewer players show up, we may choose to alternate rounds of moderns with rounds of classics in order to allow time for more rounds to be played (to earn more WPPR points).
Expected TGP is 56% to 72%, with the higher number coming when there are 8 players in the finals.
#3) Max Matchplay (partial round robin): This qualifying format features ten rounds of head-to-head (one-on-one) games. The finals format will be the same as for the Group Matchplay format.
Expected TGP is the same as for Group Matchplay (56% to 72%, depending upon number of players).
#4) Best Game (Herb style): This qualifying format features single-player games, with players attempting to earn the highest scores possible on each of 15 different machines in a 3 hour period. Entry fee (plus coin drop) allows each player to make up to 20 high score attempts. No rebuys.
Finals will take 4 to 8 players and will utilize the same format as for Group Matchplay finals.
Expected TGP is 84% to 100%, depending upon the number of machines available for qualifying and the number of players who show up.
#5) Group Knockout (Fair Strikes or Progressive), with no separate qualifying portion. This format features primarily 3-player and 4-player games.
Expected TGP of 56% to 64%.
#6) 4-Strike Knockout, head-to-head / one-on-one with no separate qualifying portion: This format likely will be used only if the number of players who show up is fewer than 8.
Expected TGP is 44%