PATL - 'Pinball at the Lake Match Play Classic!'

2-Day match-play tournament held at Lake Alice in Riverside, Ca

Sat Oct 8th and Sunday Oct 9th

IFPA sanctioned event!

Maximum number of players is 48, registration coming soon and will be announced here.

If we get at least 40 players we will bump the ‘A’ division to: top-12 qualify.

On-site registration (if available) and check-in: 9:30am
Practice from 10am-10:30am
Qualifying match play rounds start at 10:30am and continue until 9:00pm or until all finals slots are filled.
Finals on Sunday, October 9th starting at 10am.

Format: Target Match Play
Entry Fee: WPPR rank 1-250: $70, rank 251+: $40
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 (3/2/1/0) and added to a running total for the tournament.
A player qualifies for finals by reaching or passing a target value of 25 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 8 go to ‘A’ finals, next 8 go to ‘B’ finals.
Players with WPPR rankings 1-250 will be restricted from playing in ‘B’ finals.
Players that placed 1st for 2014/2015 will be restricted from playing in ‘B’ finals.
4 Player groups with the same scoring as the qualification rounds (3/2/1/0).

Side Tournament - Game TBA, Format: TBA (Karl is in the ‘lab’ right now brewing something up!)

Watch here and www.iepinball for more details and updates! - Sign up today!


high stake tourney, nice! :slight_smile: Wish I was closer ~_~

2 months away…Sign up today!

Will have 12 games available to play, plus a side tourney game.

Confirmed games so far:

Dr Who
Indy 500

More soon!

Like the format idea. Little to far of a drive for me!

Registration now open!


I put together a YouTube playlist of the games that have been announced for this tournament so far.

PATL 2016:

I mostly used to find these (thanks @umbilico!). The first 17 are videos that are only of the game in question, or at least start with one of the tournament games (I’m downloading these to my phone and seeking ahead is a hassle on mobile). The remainder are multi-game videos that each feature at least one game from the tournament lineup.


2 weeks away…already!

Confirmed game list (so far)

Dr Who
Indy 500
Road Kings
Hocus Pocus
Mousin’ Around

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Side tournament - Spiderman with some extra buttons… :wink:

Spots remaining…SIGN UP TODAY!!


Saw the extra buttons on stream today:
Looks very fun :slight_smile: Are you still planning on using it on Spiderman, not Iron Man?


Was just coming in here to post the youtube link:

Yes, the plan is to use it on Spiderman at Lake Alice. Should be streaming it too, at least on Saturday.


haha even better with an upper flipper machine ;p

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9 days away! Need at least 5 more players to bump ‘A’ division to top-12!

Sign up today!

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Yep! Here’s an example of a cradle, and what happens when you release the button…

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40 players…8 more spots remain.

Sign up today!

And…Have a great weekend everyone!


43 players…5 spots remain! Sign up soon!

Not free the whole weekend? Come give ‘BUTTON BASH’ a try…and support a great charity at the same time…POP (Pinball Outreach Project)!
BUTTON BASH (Spiderman edition) available for play Sat and Sun. Top 4 scores win cash!

Really trying to get my shift covered.

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3 spots remain…Don’t delay, sign up today!

Funhouse added to the game list.


There a list of those already signed up?

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