The NWPAS Satellite Pinball Tournament Series is a promotional tour of local establishments in Seattle and the Pacific Northwest. A total of 15 tournaments are scheduled in the month’s leading up to the NW Pinball and Arcade Show (June 2 – 4).
• Estimated dozens Tournament Prizes to be won!! for a combined prize pool valued at over $10,000!
• Any player can win up to 2 weekend passes, and up to 2 tournament entry packages, during the tournament series, to give one to a friend or family member.
• Variety of tournament formats: Match Play with Multi-Play finals, 3-Strike Knockout, 8-Strike Progressive Strike Knockout and Pingolf.
• IFPA World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points towards state and international rankings for many events
• Entry $10
• Lots of raffle prizes at every event
• Win Guarantee – details on NWPAS website
• New special offer, participate in 3 events and if you do not win a weekend pass, you can purchase one for $100
Details concerning specific tournament rules and prizes can be found on NWPAS website: http://nwpas.wapinball.net/satellite.html
Todays event: Memorial Day Masters
IFPA points: yes
This tournament will run similarly to the qualifying portion of the Classic PinGolf at NWPAS, with just a reduced number of Tee-Off times (72 slots).
• Two players tee-off at a time, but still play as one-player games. May 15th update: Reserve your tee time online at https://tinyurl.com/memorial-day-masters-2023
• Every machine will be set to 5-ball play, and will list a target score. Reach the target score in 1 ball for a hole in one. Reach it in 2 balls, then get a score of 2 strokes, and so on. If the target score is not reached after 5 balls, then earn a stroke score of 6 to 7, depending on how close to the target score reached. The score ranges (0-50% and 50-100% of score) will be shown on a note on the backglass.
• When a player reaches their target score or their game ends, they should raise their hand to call over the scorekeeper to verify and record the score.
• Extra balls can be played, and counts as an extension of the current ball being played. Thus if a player earns an extra ball on ball 2, and during that ball 2 they reach the target, they get a score of 2.
• When a target score is reached, the player stops playing and informs the scorekeeper of the number of strokes it took them. All subsequent balls for that player will be plunged.
• Scores on each machine will be tabulated. The players are ranked from lowest to highest score, with lowest score being declared winner at the end of the event.
• TOP 16 FINALS at 6 PM, players will play in a four-player five-strike fair-strike tournament, using Pingolf scoring.
• During this round, players are assigned to a machine (hole). Scoring is the same as during qualifying round. The winner of the game gets no strikes. The loser of the game two strikes. 2nd and 3rd in a 4-player game, or just 2nd in a 3-player game, will get one strike. In case multiple players are tied for number of strokes on a hole, the tied players only move on to the next hole and play a 3-ball game. If a player doesn’t reach target score, they still get a score of 6 through 7. If there is still a tie, tied players move to next game, and begin the hole-in-one challenge: If one of players gets a hole-in-one and other player(s) doesn’t, that player wins. If no player gets a hole in one, highest score wins. If both players get hole in one, they move on to next machine and repeat this hole-in-one challenge until someone does not get a hole-in-one.
Players must show up to at least 15 minutes before their scheduled tee-off time and pay their $10 entry fee, or may lose their reserved tee-off time to someone on the Standby list. Registration closes once all tee-off times are filled. Players can get onto a standby list if available to play and there is a no-show.
Refer to the NWPAS Website, http://nwpas.wapinball.net/satellite.html, for full details and official rules.