IFPA North American Championship Series – Starting in 2018!


#61

Just don’t forget what Zach and I went through to get you that . . .

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#62

Is there a trend in europe to have more tournaments at commercial/public locations non-pinball than in private collections or arcades? I’m having a hard time thinking of any events in the US that rent out a space just for tournaments. Besides from Pinburgh even most tournaments that are at such locations are usually tacked on to shows and not the other way around


#63

INDISC and NW are both two events that come to my mind.


#64

Bat City Open also used a public venue. Buffalo Billiards bar graciously let us use their huge 2nd floor private party space.


#65

Don’t they have pins normally though?


#66

In roughly descending order of cost to the organizers, we have, among other formats [and I hope I got these examples right]:

Pay for Function Space with catering [Pinburgh / Replay]
Pay for Function Space only [Phoenix, NW Tournament]
Pay for Function Space with Hotel Room-night Offset [Atlanta, CalEx]
Pay for Existing Site [INDISC]
Pay for Active Arcade site via Coin Drop [OBX]
Clubhouse chooses payment or not [PPO, Boras, DPM]

In the function space cases, there’s also the cost of getting the machines there. If show attendees or tournament participants bring the games, this may be zero or small; if not, if may be considerable. In the US, it’s common to have people bring their own machines at no charge other than free admission to the event. That does a lot to keep costs down. The larger US events also seem to tie in to hotels more than the European ones, providing that room-night offset.


#67

They do. But they were moved to a larger space in the bar (opened to public). Operator also gracious enough to not require coin drop for the pins during Bat City Open.


#68

Taking into account picking up games from people loaning (gas/toll/time) then renting a Penske truck for (2) one day (insurance/gas) we usually earmark $500 for moving games (include straps/shrink wraps).That + Rental of the location is 60% of our cost… Less % now with the PAPA and IFPA Fee in our expenses :wink:


#69

For qualifying as a super state, if you meet this requirements in 2018, does the field expand for the 2018 championships, or will you become a super state in 2019?


#70

Just look at your states stat page for your answer as it will list prize payouts for all positions.

Here’s Michigan’s for an example: https://www.ifpapinball.com/nacs/standings.php?&l=MI#stats


#71

So once the requirements are met, the standings immediately expand?

Why is NC not a super state?


#72

I’ll defer to @Shep on this one, but I’m guessing there’s a module we have to rebuild on our side that would flag it as a Super State.


#73

In NC’s case you don’t have 400 participating players yet.


#74

LOL . . . yeah there’s that as well now that I had a chance to take a look :slight_smile:

87 players to go!


#75

I absolutely love your @Shep defense auto reply @pinwizj . :rofl:


#76

Ahh is see. I was looking at something else and thought they were over 400.


#77

It takes a little bit. Ontario crossed the 100 tournament point on Sept 27, and the stats expanded to 24 payouts today.