Level 257 Monthly Pinball Super League – Starts January 2016!

The IFPA and Namco’s Level 257 are pleased to announce the start of a new monthly pinball ‘Super League’ at the Schaumburg Level 257 location in Woodfield Mall. The kickoff party tournament will take place on Tuesday, January 5th at 7pm.

Details for the kickoff party tournament:

Entry fee will be $5 plus the cost of games. Tournament format will be best game qualifying (100-90-85-84 scoring), with one attempt allowed on each machine. The top 4 players will advance to the finals to play a 3-game PAPA style final (40/30/20/10% payout).

Level 257 will be offering special “pinball game cards” which will allow IFPA players the ability to play the pinball machines on a per credit basis rather than having to purchase time cards to participate. These cards will be available for purchase at the front desk for $20, with each game available at $.75 per play starting January 5th and going forward.

Immediately following the kickoff party tournament, the LEVEL 257 MONTHLY PINBALL SUPER LEAGUE will officially begin. Qualifying will be available all month during business hours, with the finals of each month happening on the first Tuesday at 7pm (last qualifying game starts at 6:30pm the night of Finals).

Here is how it will work:

STEP 1 – Fill out a registration form at the front desk and pay the $5 entry fee to join

STEP 2 – Play anytime! Take pictures of your best scores and email to ifpapinball@gmail.com! All photos must include a picture of the player and their score on the display.

STEP 3 – Follow along the LIVE standings at: http://www.neverdrains.com/level257

STEP 4 – FINALS NIGHT! First Tuesday of every month at 7pm! Win cash and prizes! All participants from the month are invited to finals. The top 4 spots will play the “A” finals, next 4 in the “B” finals, next 4 in the “C” finals, etc. The winner of every division will win $10, with the remaining entry fees going to the top 4 finishers (40/30/20/10%). Should there be more than 40 players for the month the “A” division will feature the top 8 finalists instead of the top 4. Finals format will be PAPA style 3-game rounds.

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I’m surprised Pittsburgh and some Michigan organizers haven’t jumped on the Super League band wagon yet. Shocked it took Chicago so long to adapt actually.

Welcome to the dark side.


This starts after the 5.2 rule change right? so…

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Why only one attempt per game? How would that be enforced?

The opening night kickoff party is one attempt per player because I want to be home before midnight.

Going forward from there it’s unlimited qualifying all month long. I’ll try to make that more clear :smile:


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Sounds like a Hilton Tournament Josh.

Well done! :smiley:


Minus the best-of-19 final :wink:

I have 8 months of earnings data on these pins. Extremely curious to see if the open qualifying all month moves the needle at all on these things. If so that will be great news for the location.

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Lmao! That is true.

Depending on the direction the needle moves.


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