More info have been released as well as the facebook event:
After a long COVID break NW Pinball Championships is back, BETTER and BIGGER than ever!
This year we are running FIVE IFPA events, including THREE CERTIFIED IFPA events (+20% WPPRs boost).
We also continue to be part of the Stern Pro Circuit
2022 updated changes:
New schedule for events, please refer to the website scheduling page for latest details.
MORE FINALIST in the High Stake division (if we reach 64 certified qualifiers).
NEW REVENGER group knockout tournament on Sunday if you did not make the Open finals or got knocked out in the 1st round.
NW Pinball Championships 2022
September 9th to 11th (Qualifying Fri noon-midnight / Sat 10am-midnight, Finals Saturday for Women’s and Classic, Sunday for Open and High stake tournaments)
100% of the tournament tickets/cards money is paid back to the players as prizes, topped with generous contributions from our sponsors. Over $15,000 was paid out in prize last year (including trophies)!
We are continuing to receive great feedback about our new venue of the past 3 events and we are happy to announce we will be returning to the Lynnwood Bowl & Skate for 2019!
More at http://www.nwpinballchamps.com/
We take great pride in having an extremely dialed and enjoyable lineup and overall providing a world-class tournament experience.
The OPEN division qualifying will continue with the “card of 5 games” format this year. The bank will be expanded to 8 games this year.
The CLASSIC tournament qualifier will be “Best game/Herb” format.
The WOMEN’s tournament qualifier will use the same format as the OPEN division, with a “card of 4 games” out of a bank of 5.
The HIGH STAKE division will use the same format as the OPEN division, with a “card of 5 games” out of a bank of 5.
The SUNDAY REVENGE tournament will be a 4 player group Knockout tournament on the Classic bank.
We will be streaming the finals on Saturday and Sunday all day. We will also stream the qualifying on Friday and Saturday (depending on availability). All this thanks for our partnership with GeekGamer.TV
The Northwest Pinball Championships is open to players of all skill levels and ages. It is a multi-day qualifying tournament followed by a day of finals. During qualifying on Friday and Saturday players purchase cards for OPEN/HIGH STATIC (5 games per card) or individual tickets for CLASSICS/WOMEN’s to play on the tournament machines. Players may purchase as many cards or tickets as they like but there will be lots of opportunities for free tickets (Volunteering, pre-tournaments…).
To help us cover our location rental cost a $20 registration fee which will includes 3 free tickets for the Classics division.
OPEN/AMATEUR division cards (5 games per card) will be 1 for $20, 3 cards for $50 and 5 cards for $75 (AMATEUR can purchase 3 cards for $40).
CLASSICS/AMATEUR division individual tickets (1 game per ticket) will be 1 ticket = $5, 3 tickets = $10, 7 tickets = $20 and 20 tickets = $50
WOMEN’S division cards (4 games per card) will be 1 for $15, 2 cards for $25 and 5 cards for $50 (AMATEUR can purchase 3 cards for $30).
HIGH STAKE division cards (4 games per card) will be 1 for $40 (AMATEUR can purchase ONCE their FIRST card for $20).
Combo #1 - 2 Open Cards, 5 Classics entries, and 1 High Stakes Card for $80 (a $25 discount)
Combo #2 - 1 Open Card, 1 Women’s Card, 5 Classics entries, and 1 High Stakes Card for $70 (a $15 discount)
Each player’s best score on each machine is tracked in a computer and those scores are ranked against all the other competitor’s scores on that machine. Players then receive an aggregate of their machine rankings (on a card or through all their best individual tickets) to determine their overall qualifying position in their division.
Anyone making it to a final on Sunday will get cash prizes! All top 4 finalist will get trophy/plaques to take home!
There will also be several activities including charity drive, swag raffles and more…!
We will have more announcement in the future as well as the banks line up!