Sent a survey out yesterday to the current Power 100, and realized it was probably best to at least semi-publicly post the possibility of this, as qualifying is happening RIGHT NOW based on our Power 100 metric.
Here was an excerpt of the email with details on the venture:
If you’re getting this, it means that you’re currently in the IFPA POWER 100.
What’s the POWER 100? We introduced a new metric a couple of months back. Read up on it here:
The current POWER 100 list is available here:
We’re looking into putting together a tournament strictly for those players that finish in the POWER 100 at the end of the year, as a high stakes ‘private’ event being held at IFPA Headquarters (a.k.a. my basement).
The idea wouldn’t be anything fancy. Just a basic 3-strikes tournament with whoever in the POWER 100 wants to show up. Entry fee would either be $100 or $250.
The idea would be to run this in conjunction with Pinball Expo in October of 2018, specifically the Friday of Expo week.
Quick survey results so far, 39 of the Power 100 have answered (side note - 60 of the Power 100 are from US/Canada at the moment).
- 25 out of 39 voted they would play in it
- 18 of those 25 people said this would motivate them to attend Pinball Expo when previously they were not planning on attending
- 16 of those 25 people preferred the $100 entry fee to the $250 entry fee
I brought this up to my wife last night, who responded with the “Do I have a choice?” . . . which is the current level of me successfully negotiating a hall pass.
We’re likely to go with a $100 entry fee, and then three SIDEPOT levels at $150, $200 and $250 for anyone interested in playing for higher stakes.
There will be an official announcement if we do proceed, but figured it was best to bring this up since we will lock in that Power 100 group at 12/31/17 for purposes of this event.