Author Topic: TONIGHT & SATURDAY, 3rd Annual PAPA-Style Tournament & Dialed-In Launch Party  (Read 575 times)

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HELLO Friends and Fellow Asylum Inmates--

TONIGHT TONIGHT TONIGHT begins The Pinball Asylum's 3rd Annual PAPA-Style Tournament. Doors open at 6:30pm.

We have our Amateur and Pro line-ups completed-- see attached photo of Amateur's line-up!

AND in case you missed it, we ADDED a Jersey Jack "Dialed In" Launch Party to the mix!  Here's your chance to play it for FREE and win prizes!

Our "PAPA-Style" Tournament begins TONIGHT, August 18th. Doors open at 6:30pm. The event continues through Saturday, August 19th-- 9:00am-9:00pm.

We will have both an Professional and Amateur's division, with trophies for both divisions, and cash payouts for the Pros. A Dialed In High-Score Contests for prizes will be held on both days.

As usual, you do not have to play in the tournament to participate in the FUN!  We'll have over 30 machines on FREEPLAY both days.  If you just want to hang out and play pinball, regular admission for both days is just $10.00. Kids under 12 get in free.

DETAILED INFO on hours of operation, and the tournaments can be found below.

Hope to see you there!

David, Matt B., Matt M., Mike, Jeff

Details on the Asylum's PAPA Style Tournament:

Our PAPA-Style tournament is a Friday-Saturday Event.

The hours of operation will be:
Friday, August 18: Doors open at 6:30pm. Qualifying for Pros and Amateur's: 7pm - 12am. Doors close at 12am.
Saturday, August 19: Doors open at 9:00am. Qualifying for Pros: 9:00am - 5:00pm. Qualifying for Amateur's: 10:00am - 1:00pm. Finals for Pros: 6:00pm. Finals for Amateurs: 1:30pm. Doors close at 12am.

We will have both an Professional and Amateur's division, with trophies for both divisions, and cash payouts for the Pros. IFPA points for Pro Division only. (Those registering for Amateur cannot be ranked above 3000 on the IFPA website.)

PROFESSIONAL DIVISION (for IFPA Points) Qualifying begins at 7:00pm on Friday night and goes until 12:00 Midnight. We open back up at 9:00am Saturday, and Qualifying ends at 5:00pm. Finals start at 6:00.

AMATEUR DIVISION, same schedule as above, except that Saturday qualifying starts at 10am and ends at 1:00. Amateur Finals start at 1:30pm. Exact tournament format to be determined.

HIGH-SCORE CONTESTS: Both a Friday and a Saturday High-Score Contest will be run on a single machine, with prizes to be determined.

About the format:
PAPA (The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association) holds their annual World Championships where the best players in the world vie for the title.  In support of that goal, PAPA has designed a very challenging format that allows the best of the best to rise to the top.

The format for OUR "PAPA-Style" Tournament calls for each player to put together their best single entry or scorecard during qualifying.  An entry consists of five (5) games chosen by the player from a bank of nine (9) available machines. All games in each entry count equally toward a player’s qualifying total, meaning the system is intended to reward consistently good play, rather than a mixture of good and poor play.

The player selects in advance what games each card consists of in an attempt to get the best composite score on those five (5) machines. Players may play as many entries in any combination of the five (5) qualifying games as they like, but each scorecard stands alone and cannot be combined with any other entries.

Scores from each game in each qualifying attempt are ranked against all other players, yielding a qualifying point total. Only a player’s single best multi-game qualifying total will determine his or her qualifying position for the final rounds.

With this format it is virtually impossible for a player to buy his or her way into the final rounds.

Advanced pricing for the tournament is as follows:
Pre-Registration for Professional Division: Five (5) Entry Tickets/Cards Included with Admission (5 plays each ticket/card)— $40.00
Pre-Registration for Amateur Division: $20.00 (Exact format to be determined).
Pay At The Door: $10.00 Admission.
Each Additional Entry Ticket (5 plays): $10.00

A complete set of rules will be posted soon.

The Pinball Asylum is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) private space to play pinball-- open to pinball enthusiasts, collectors and players. We currently host both informal gatherings and officially sanctioned IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) tournaments.

The Pinball Asylum's Mission is to contribute to the revival of pinball with a vision to bring S.W. Florida a unique venue where the fun, art and sport of pinball can be enjoyed by everyone. Keeping alive this wholly American pastime, while raising monies for The Children's Hospital and other local charities is our ultimate goal.
When in Fort Myers, visit THE PINBALL ASYLUM!

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I'm glad that I was able to rearrange my schedule to get down for this.  I played badly, but this is still my favorite tournament of the year.  I really like the PAPA style tournament and I'm glad the Asylum is carrying on the tradition even if PAPA isn't!
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