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
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.]
“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%