PATL - Pinball at the Lab - Match Play Classic!

HI all! Time to mark your calendars for Pinball at the LAB 2022!!

2-Day match-play tournament held at the RIVERSIDE GAME LAB!
Sat Sept 24th and Sunday Sept 25th.

IFPA sanctioned and “certified” event!

Maximum number of players is 100! Registration coming soon and will be announced here.

On-site registration (if available) and check-in: Sat., Sept 24th at 10:00am
Practice from 10:30am-11:00am
Qualifying match play rounds start at 11:00am and continue until 11:00pm or until all finals slots are filled.
Finals on Sunday, Sept 25th starting at 10am.

Format: Target Match Play
Entry Fee: WPPR rank 1-250: $100, rank 251+: $60
Game list: TBA

Qualification Rounds:

Players will be placed into four-player groups (occasionally three-player) to compete on an individual, randomly selected machine.
Points will be awarded based upon performance on that machine (7/5/3/1) and added to a running total for the tournament.
A player qualifies for finals by reaching or passing a target value of 70 points at which point the player no longer competes in the qualification rounds.
Match play will continue until all available finals positions are filled. If the time allotted for match play expires prior to filling all finals positions, the remaining positions will be filled based upon rankings tabulated at the conclusion of the final match play round.

Final Rounds:

Top 12 go to ‘A’ finals, next 8 go to ‘B’ finals.
If we get at least 64 players we will bump the ‘A’ division to: Top-16 qualify.
Players with WPPR rankings 1-250 will be restricted from playing in ‘B’ finals.
Players that placed 1st for 2019/2021 will be restricted from playing in ‘B’ finals.
4 Player groups with the same scoring as the qualification rounds (7/5/3/1).

Project Pinball Side Tournament - Game TBA, Format: TBA

Watch here and for more details and updates coming soon!

Welcome back to competitive pinball! We would love for you to join us!

Jim and Karl


Mark your calendars! Registration for Pinball at the Lab will open up on Saturday, August 6 at 10am Pacific on We have a 100 player max capacity. Please only sign up if you intend to come.

The entry fee is $100 for Division A players (WPPR 1-250) or $60 for Division B players, payable at tournament check-in.

You really should make sign up at Midnight, PST, LOL, just so the East Coasters have to do it at 3am! :wink:


revenge! :smiley:

Anyone who wants to share a room Friday night through monday night hit me up!

Friendly reminder that registration for Pinball at the Lab opens tomorrow (Saturday) at 10am Pacific on To register you will need to input your name, IFPA Player Number, and email address.

We hope to see you there!

3 spots remain… Sign up today!

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Tournament is full… Thanks to everyone who signed up today!

Waitlist is now open! Get your name on the list as some spots will most likely open up as we get closer to the event date.

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Hi all…

PATL 2022 is only 9 days away!

We are full at the moment (100 players), but we expect a good amount of waitlist movement in the next few days. So if you were on the fence and now would like to play, get your name on that waitlist!

Oh…and here’s the 1st peek at the game list…

Bad Girls

Torpedo Alley

Metallica pro

Iron Man

Cactus Canyon

GZ pro

Family Guy



Roller Games

Banzai Run


Robo War

Dr Who

IMDN prem


Johnny M

Bally Grand Slam


Class of 1812



Doodle Bug

Black Knight pro

Bally Atlantis

Dead Pool pro


Joker Poker


Bally Lady Luck

Grand Prix

And as always, we will be running our ‘Project Pinball’ side tourney! ---------- Are you ready to be a “Flip Ninja”?? :wink: - More details soon!


So many Gottliebs! This is gonna be great…I can’t wait to get last on SF2. :wink: