As some might know here, I don’t play tournaments really and I won’t do it in the foreseeable future. For many reasons.
One reason is that I don’t want to spend the time, vacation days and money going to tournaments abroad (I won’t play any tournaments in Sweden, ever again - that’s the plan). If I had unlimited vacation days and unlimited financial resources: sure, I would travel the world and play great/fun pinball tournaments in great/fun cities.
However, I have no interest in “grinding” local (Stockholm, Sweden) tournaments (that the best local players don’t even play) for X number of years to possibly be able to qualify for the IFPA World Championships.
I don’t know the rules for qualifying, but as far as I know you have to be in the top-64 on the rankings? Are there any “wildcards” or something similiar to get in?
I’m not saying that I want a change in this, I just want to know if it is possible to get into that tournament without grinding IFPA-rakning-points?
Other people (in Sweden) would probably argue that I’m in the “top 64” in the world, in pinball. Skill-wise (maybe not tournament-wise, we will never find out ), but as of now I have no possibilities to play in the IFPA World Championships, right?