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6th Annual Critical Hit
Tickets go on sale Friday, June 30 @ 10am. iepinball.eventbee.com
Dates: September 9-10, 2017
Location: AYCE Gogi in Van Nuys, CA
Format: Match Play with Spell Cards
Entry Fee: $60* or possibly FREE if you're EXTREMELY lucky with a D60
First tournament using the new Critical Hit Match Play Edition cards
Maximum of 64 players! Every player will receive 2 random spell cards at registration. In addition, each machine will have a set of goals to earn additional spell cards throughout the tournament. Other methods of earning spell cards TBA.
There are two phases to the tournament:
Phase 1: Match Play - Saturday 9/9, 10am-8pm
Players will be placed into groups of 4 (sometimes 3) to compete on a single, randomly selected machine. Points are awarded (3/2/1/0) and added to a running total for the tournament. The top 16 players at the end of the day will advance to finals.
Phase 2: Pinburgh-style Finals - Sunday 9/10, 10am
4 player groups, 4 game finals WITH spell cards (as applicable) still in play. 3/2/1/0 scoring. Top two from each group advance to the next round.
Will you save your cards for finals, or use them to get yourself into the finals?
Players that attend both Critical Hit and Pinball at the Lake will have their tournament player fee waived for 2018's It Never Drains in Southern California.
Details from 2016's tournament (3-strikes):
Time for another Critical Hit! Modified a bit from last year's tournament but sure to be another hit. More spell cards and a higher player cap this year with the move to 4 player groups. I've been told it's the most fun tournament in SoCal
Format: Match Play / 3-Strikes Tournament with Spell Cards
When/Where: December 10th / Fontana, CA
Cost: $20 or possibly FREE if you're lucky with a D20
Maximum of 40 players! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to register for the tournament.
Every player ranked WPPR 251+ will receive two random spell cards at registration. WPPR 1-250 will receive one random spell card. There are two phases to the tournament:
Phase 1: Match Play / Earn Spell Cards - 10am-1pm
Placed into pseudo-random groups of 4 (sometimes 3) the top two players after each game will earn a spell card. Upon the conclusion of Phase 1, additional spell cards, if available, will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds going to the Pinball Outreach Project. Games and positions will too be randomly assigned during this phase.
Phase 2: 3-Strikes - 2pm
Placed into random groups via card draw of 4 (sometimes 3) the bottom two players after each game will receive a strike. In the case of a 3 player group, only the 3rd place player will receive a strike. Games and positions will be selected via D20 roll with a Critical Hit earning both game and position selections. Each player can only select each game ONCE for the entire tournament until all selections have been exhausted. Players are eliminated from the tournament once they receive 3 strikes.
Final spell cards for 2016 will be announced slowing running up to the tournament. Check here or the Facebook event page for cards as they're released.