The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open - March 3rd, 4th, and 5th ** SOLD OUT **

Save The Dates - March 3-5!!!

The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Open will take place at the lavish Delaware Pinball Collective. Unlimited herb qualifying (pump and dump) with Main, Classics, and Women’s divisions each with their own banks.

Full details will be released in the next couple of days. Event will be capped at 100 players. Follow First State Flippers on Eventbrite and Facebook for full details.

The Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open will deliver 3 spectacular tournaments being held at the lavish Delaware Pinball Collective. The MAPO Championship along with the B division Championship, the Classics, and the Women’s Open.

The MAPO Championship will be IFPA certified!

All 3 tournaments will feature a bank of tournament games set to free play and we will have unlimited qualifying using the herb qualifying format, also known as a pump and dump, to purchase as many tickets as you like in an attempt to qualify for the final rounds, which will be a match play finals. A point system will be used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who have the best game scores adding up to the highest total at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds. The finals will consist of 4-player groups playing 3 games each round with the top 2 players advancing out of each round until we ultimately have a winner in each division.

When: 3/3/23 to 3/5/23

Where: Delaware Pinball Collective - 1100 First State Blvd, Wilmington DE 19804

Schedule:

Friday - Doors open at 4:00pm for check in, qualifying starts at 5pm and ends at 12am for all 3 events

Saturday - MAIN qualifying from 10am to 12am. CLASSICS qualifying from 10am to 4pm with CLASSICS finals starting at 4:30pm. WOMENS qualifying from 10AM to 6pm with WOMENS finals starting at 6:30pm.

Sunday - 9am check in for MAIN finals begins. 9:15am check in for MAIN finals ends. 9:30am MAIN tournament finals begin.

4-5pm - MAIN Finals award ceremony

NOTE - Volunteer qualifying will be held on Saturday from 9am to 10am.

Registration: Eventbrite will handle all ticket sales. Registration goes live January 7th, at 12pm eastern.

Cost: $125 Registration Fee ($90 will go to the DPC to cover operating expenses/trophy fund, $1 for IFPA, $34 to the prize pool). Initial prize pool money will be split up with 65% going to the MAIN prize pool, 30% going to the CLASSICS prize pool, and 5% going to the WOMENS prize pool. Each registration comes with 6 free game entries. Each entry allows the player to play 1 pinball machine in either of the 3 divisions.

Additional entries for each game will be $3, or 8 entries for $20. 100% of all purchased entries will be added to the initial prize pool. No refunds will be issues for unused entries.

Assuming we sell all 100 spots, the starting prize pools will look like this:

MAIN - $2210

CLASSICS - $1020

WOMENS - $170

Volunteer Scorekeepers - We are looking for players and/or non-players who would like to volunteer to keep scores. All volunteer shifts are 2 hours long and in return you will receive $20 credit towards game entries. You will also be able to attend the exclusive, volunteer only qualifying hour on Saturday morning. Anyone interested in volunteering please contact us.

DIVISIONS - Main Division, a player’s best 6 games will contribute to their tournament ranking. The Main tournament bank will consist of 14 games. Those players who finish in positions 1-24 in the Main Division will qualify for the “A” division playoffs. Players eligible for the “B” division who finished in positions 25-40 will qualify for the “B” division playoffs.

A separate Classics division tournaments will be held on older Electro-Mechanical and/or Solid State games. The Classics tournament bank will consist of 10 games. Tickets purchased for the Mid-Atlantic Open are also eligible for the Classics division. In the Classics Division, a player’s best 5 games will contribute to their tournament ranking. Those players who finish in positions 1-24 will qualify for the Classics division playoffs.

The Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open Women’s division tournament will be held on a bank of 7 tournament games. Tickets purchased for the Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open are also eligible for the Women’s division. In the Women’s Division, a player’s best 4 games will contribute to their tournament ranking. Those players who finish in positions 1-8 will qualify for the playoffs.

NOTE - Any player ranked in the top 500 of the World Pinball Player Rankings at the time the tournament begins shall not be eligible to play in any “B” playoffs. If a player is in such a position, the next lower eligible player shall qualify instead. At the discretion of the tournament officials, any other player whose past tournament performance indicates that they should be treated as an “A” player may be ineligible for the “B” division. [They probably know who they are.]

Prizes:

“A” DIVISION PAYOUTS

1st - 25%

2nd - 15%

3rd - 10%

4th - 7%

5th through 8th - 3%

9th through 16th - 1.5%

17th through 24th - 1%

“B” DIVISION PAYOUTS

1st - 5%

2nd - 3%

3rd - 2%

4th - 1%

“CLASSIC” DIVISION PAYOUTS

1st - 24%

2nd - 18%

3rd - 14%

4th - 10%

5th through 8th - 4.5%

9th through 16th - 2%

“WOMENS” DIVISION PAYOUTS

1st - 28%

2nd - 20%

3rd - 16%

4th - 13%

5th through 8th - 5%

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It would be great if there were a Chinese food truck available selling MAPO Tofu during this tournament. It’s one of my favorite foods and it would be a perfect match! LOL

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Happy New Year Everyone!!!

Here is a friendly reminder that registration for our first ever “pump and dump” event, The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open goes live this Saturday, January the 7th at 12pm eastern. This is a 3-day event that includes a CERTIFIED Main Division, a Classics Division, and a Women’s Division. Entries are capped at 100 players. A quick overview of the event is below with the full tournament details available by clicking the Eventbrite link which is also where you will go to register for the event.

What: The Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open will deliver 3 spectacular tournaments being held at the lavish Delaware Pinball Collective. The MAPO Championship along with the B division Championship, the Classics, and the Women’s Open.

When: 3/3/23 to 3/5/23

Where: Delaware Pinball Collective - 1100 First State Blvd, Wilmington DE 19804

Schedule:

  • Friday - Doors open at 4:00pm for check in, qualifying starts at 5pm and ends at 12am for all 3 events

  • Saturday - MAIN qualifying from 10am to 12am. CLASSICS qualifying from 10am to 4pm with CLASSICS finals starting at 4:30pm. WOMENS qualifying from 10AM to 6pm with WOMENS finals starting at 6:30pm.

  • Sunday - 9am check in for MAIN finals begins. 9:15am check in for MAIN finals ends. 9:30am MAIN tournament finals begin. 4 -5pm - MAIN Finals award ceremony

  • NOTE - Volunteer qualifying will be held on Saturday from 9am to 10am.

Registration: Eventbrite will handle all ticket sales (link below).

Cost: $125 Registration Fee ($90 will go to the DPC to cover operating expenses/trophy fund, $1 for IFPA, $34 to the prize pool). Initial prize pool money will be split up with 65% going to the MAIN prize pool, 30% going to the CLASSICS prize pool, and 5% going to the WOMENS prize pool. Each registration comes with 6 free game entries. Each entry allows the player to play 1 pinball machine in either of the 3 divisions.

Additional entries for each game will be $3, or 8 entries for $20. 100% of all purchased entries will be added to the initial prize pool. No refunds will be issues for unused entries.

*** TOMORROW - REGISTRATION GOES LIVE ***

Here is a friendly reminder that registration for our first ever “pump and dump” event, The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open goes live this Saturday, January the 7th at 12pm eastern.

This is a 3-day event that includes a CERTIFIED Main Division, a Classics Division, and a Women’s Division. Entries are capped at 100 players. A quick overview of the event is below with the full tournament details available by clicking the Eventbrite link which is also where you will go to register for the event.

What: The Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open will deliver 3 spectacular tournaments being held at the lavish Delaware Pinball Collective. The MAPO Championship along with the B division Championship, the Classics, and the Women’s Open.

When: 3/3/23 to 3/5/23

Where: Delaware Pinball Collective - 1100 First State Blvd, Wilmington DE 19804

Schedule:
*Friday - Doors open at 4:00pm for check in, qualifying starts at 5pm and ends at 12am for all 3 events
*Saturday - MAIN qualifying from 10am to 12am. CLASSICS qualifying from 10am to 4pm with CLASSICS finals starting at 4:30pm. WOMENS qualifying from 10AM to 6pm with WOMENS finals starting at 6:30pm.
*Sunday - 9am check in for MAIN finals begins. 9:15am check in for MAIN finals ends. 9:30am MAIN tournament finals begin. 4-5pm the MAIN Finals award ceremony
*NOTE - Volunteer qualifying will be held on Saturday from 9am to 10am.

Registration: Eventbrite will handle all ticket sales (link below).

Cost: $125 Registration Fee ($90 will go to the DPC to cover operating expenses/trophy fund, $1 for IFPA, $34 to the prize pool).

Initial prize pool money will be split up with 65% going to the MAIN prize pool, 30% going to the CLASSICS prize pool, and 5% going to the WOMENS prize pool. Each registration comes with 6 free game entries. Each entry allows the player to play 1 pinball machine in either of the 3 divisions. Additional entries for each game will be $3, or 8 entries for $20. 100% of all purchased entries will be added to the initial prize pool. No refunds will be issues for unused entries.

***** FINAL REMINDER *****

REGISTRATION GOES LIVE TODAY AT 12pm EST

Here is a friendly reminder that registration for our first ever “pump and dump” event, The 2023 Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open goes live today at 12pm eastern on Eventbrite.

This is a 3-day event that includes a CERTIFIED Main Division, a Classics Division, and a Women’s Division. Entries are capped at 100 players. A quick overview of the event is below with the full tournament details available by clicking the Eventbrite link which is also where you will go to register for the event.

What: The Mid-Atlantic Pinball Open will deliver 3 spectacular tournaments being held at the lavish Delaware Pinball Collective. The MAPO Championship along with the B division Championship, the Classics, and the Women’s Open.

When: 3/3/23 to 3/5/23

Where: Delaware Pinball Collective - 1100 First State Blvd, Wilmington DE 19804

Schedule:
*Friday - Doors open at 4:00pm for check in, qualifying starts at 5pm and ends at 12am for all 3 events
*Saturday - MAIN qualifying from 10am to 12am. CLASSICS qualifying from 10am to 4pm with CLASSICS finals starting at 4:30pm. WOMENS qualifying from 10AM to 6pm with WOMENS finals starting at 6:30pm.
*Sunday - 9am check in for MAIN finals begins. 9:15am check in for MAIN finals ends. 9:30am MAIN tournament finals begin. 4-5pm the MAIN Finals award ceremony
*NOTE - Volunteer qualifying will be held on Saturday from 9am to 10am.

Registration: Eventbrite will handle all ticket sales (link below).

Cost: $125 Registration Fee ($90 will go to the DPC to cover operating expenses/trophy fund, $1 for IFPA, $34 to the prize pool).

Initial prize pool money will be split up with 65% going to the MAIN prize pool, 30% going to the CLASSICS prize pool, and 5% going to the WOMENS prize pool. Each registration comes with 6 free game entries. Each entry allows the player to play 1 pinball machine in either of the 3 divisions. Additional entries for each game will be $3, or 8 entries for $20. 100% of all purchased entries will be added to the initial prize pool. No refunds will be issues for unused entries.

Estimate on how many games in each bank and how many needed to qualify?

Website said 6 of 14 for Main and 5 of 10 for Classics IIRC.

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Correct.

Thanks to everyone who secured a spot. Didn’t sell out yet, but I’m guessing it will eventually.

I’ll post a player list up later today. I think we have like 26 spots left.

I’m also working on hotel discounts, stay tuned.

As for game announcements, hoping to release the banks 2-3 weeks before the event.

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**EDIT 1/9 - as of 1230pm, we are SOLD OUT

  • 79 Players signed up so far. 21 spots remain. I anticipate it selling out in the near future. Player list below

  • Current WPPR estimates for the MAIN division should be around 110-125 WPPRS for first place with the CERTIFIED boost.

  • I’m trying to finalize hotel deals in the next couple of days. As soon as I have any discounted rates I will post here and on our Facebook (First State Flippers)

  • Volunteers are needed. I’m also finalizing online sign up sheets and hope to have them posted by mid-week.

Thanks again to the 79 players who have already signed up! We are looking forward to hosting another first class event at the lavish Delaware Pinball Collective!!

PLAYER LIST:
Alberto Santana
Amanda Abbott
Andrew Oreskovich
Anthony Wojtkowiak
Audrey Bonsignore
Benjamin Furiga
Bill Richardson
Bob Choate
Brandon Hoffman
Brian LeBlanc
Bryan Henson
Carlos DeLaSerda
Chad Hastings
Chris Chow
Cliff Albert
Connie Pratzner
Corey Hulse
David Barber
Derek Swanson
Dickey Scott
Ed Zeltmann
Eric DeStasio
Erik Ryan
Greg Postle
Greg Poverelli
Howard Dobson
James Hudson
Jason Zahler
Jerry Bernard
Jetta Hastings
Jim Perugini
Joe Fox Jr
Joe Fox Sr
John Aruta
John Hurd
Jose Chong
Joseph Landas
Josh Alber
Kaite Martin
Ken Rossi
Kengtai Ko
Koi Morris
Larry Strange
Lindsey Most
Malcom Utley
Marianne Pangia
Matthew Lemoine
Matthew Richardson
Michael Tiea
Mike Germscheid
Mike Veith
Mike Welsh
Miriam Nadler
Nathaniel Gibson
Nick Greenen
Paul Frie
Paul Pratzner
Pete Tsipouras
Piper Pratzner
Rachel Alber
Raymond Davidson
Rick Prince
Rob DeStasio
Rob Thomas
Rob Wintler-Cox
Rodney Comegys
Sam Jacob
Sanjay Shah
Sonny Cieslak
Stefano Pinti
Stephanie Traub
Steve Zahler
Tim Murren
Tom DeStasio
Tom Langley
Tony Makowski
Uchendu Nwachuku
Vic Scelba
Zak Bowers

RECENTLY REGISTERED PLAYERS:
David Markland
Mary Beth Andrews
Steve Bowden
Stephen Haberman
Thomas Fernandez
Paul Caras
Jade Ang
Nick Wahal
Clark Fraley
Laura Fraley
Kevin Stone
Hagan Major