YEGPIN: 2019 Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo - April 26-28, 2019


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We are getting close to opening up tickets sales to the masses for YEGPIN: 2019 Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo. This year’s show is in a brand new location Millennium Place in Sherwood Park. The dates will be April 26 - 28, 2019. This is our 4th year and it’s one of the biggest and best shows in Canada!!! We now have space to have over 200 pinball and arcade games in the new facility.

We are now ready to announce the ticket packages that will be available for purchase on December 15, 2018 @ noon MST and the tournaments we are hosting at the event.

Ultimate VIP Pass - $150: (Some people want all the goods, okay we now have a package for you).

  • 3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
  • Limited Edition VIP Pass (Personalized)
  • Limited Edition YEGPIN Lanyard
  • 2018 YEGPIN T-Shirt designed by Brian Holderman
  • Exclusive YEGPIN Bag
  • Exclusive YEGPIN keychain collectible
  • Limited Edition YEGPIN Tournament Pin-Wipe
  • 20 YCPC or Classics Pinball Tournament Entries
  • Pre-Registration for tournaments
  • Access to VIP Party (Friday)
  • 5 special VIP prize draws at VIP Party (1 in 25 chance of winning)
  • Access to Retro Arcade Party (Saturday)
  • Head start on show floor on Fri - Sun
  • Exclusive VIP Entrance, head start on show floor on Fri-Sun

VIP Pass - $100: (Some people want a bare bones package, I am just a pinball tournament player and don’t want all this stuff, okay here is a package for you).

  • 3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
  • Limited Edition VIP Pass
  • Limited Edition YEGPIN Lanyard
  • 10 Pinball Tournament Entries
  • Pre-Registration for tournaments
  • Access to VIP Party (Friday)
  • 5 special VIP prize draws at VIP Party (1 in 25 chance of winning)
  • Access to Retro Arcade Party (Saturday)
  • Head start on show floor on Fri - Sun
  • Exclusive VIP Entrance, head start on show floor on Fri-Sun

Weekend Pass - $50 (Pre-Order Price Only)

  • 3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
  • YEGPIN Custom Wristband
  • Access to Retro Arcade Party (Saturday)

All VIP passes (Ultimate/VIP) will be limited to 125 orders in total. Sorry that is the maximum we can sell as our tournaments and VIP party can only handle so many people.

Please note only Ultimate VIP, VIP and Weekend Passes will be available for pre-sale this year. No shirts, no posters, no other items will be for sale on our website, you will need to get those items directly at the show. This helps in streamlining our registration services and get you in the door even quicker than last year.

Lets talk about our pinball tournaments as that seems to be a big draw for a lot of people that attend the show. This year we have, count them, 5 pinball tournaments slated for the event, four of which are IFPA sanctioned, crazy stuff eh!!! We plan on streaming both the Classics and the Canadian Pinball Championships like we did last year. There will be plenty of opportunity to watch all the action as we are three sections of stands that will be brought into the tournament area and playing to put in a big screen and two tv’s near the stands as well to catch all the action.

Note: The CPC and Classics tournaments will more than likely be capped if all VIP passes sell out so don’t hesitate to purchase one so you don’t miss out in participating in these tournaments. (Once we collect all volunteer information we will know if there will be walk in registration at the show).

  1. YEGPIN - Canadian Pinball Championships

This IFPA sanctioned tournament is the one of the biggest and best tournaments held in Canada. The tournament is for all skill ranges as it has 4 separate division of play (Main, B, Novice, Women’s) for the playoff rounds. There will be a total of 12 machines in the bank this year, 4 LCD/Modern, 4 Mid-Modern, 4 Late Solid State. The tournament will be using a HERB style (best score format) with unlimited qualifying attempts using PAPA position/rank scoring (1st 200, 2nd 190, 3rd 189, 188, 187 …). The tournament will have a maximum registration of 200 players (including volunteers).

Friday: Noon – 9:30pm (ticket sales will end at 9:00pm)
Saturday: 10am – 9:30pm (volunteer qualifying only from 8:30pm - 9:30pm)
Note: VIP ticket holders will have an extra hour in the morning for qualification.

Playoff Hours:
Sunday: 9:00am - 3:30pm

Type 3 Tickets 7 Tickets 20 Tickets
YCPC $10 $20 $50

  1. YEGPIN - Classics Pinball Tournament

This IFPA sanctioned tournament is for those that like to play old school, we got a tournament for you. There will be a total of 8 machines in the bank this year, 5 Early Solid State, 3 EMs. The tournament will be using a HERB style (best score format) with unlimited qualifying attempts using PAPA position/rank scoring (1st 200, 2nd 190, 3rd 189, 188, 187 …)The tournament will have a maximum registration of 200 players (including volunteers).

Friday: Noon – 9:30pm (ticket sales will end at 9:00pm)
Saturday: 10am – 5:00pm (volunteer qualifying only from 4:00pm - 5:00pm)
Note: VIP ticket holders will have an extra hour in the morning for qualification.

Playoff Hours:
Saturday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

Type 3 Tickets 7 Tickets 20 Tickets
Classics $10 $20 $50

  1. YEGPIN - Pro Pinball Tournament - NEW!!!

This IFPA sanctioned tournament is for those who have deep pockets, it is a PAPA 4 machine card format, unlimited entries, 1 LCD/Modern, 1 Mid Modern, 1 Late Solid State, 1 Early Solid State. The tournament will have a maximum of 80 players, registration will be at the tournament desk for this event (first come, first served). YEGPIN is starting the pot at $1000, all other monies contributed will add to the playoff pot for the top 8 finishers, top 4 if less than 41 competitors.

Friday: Noon – 9:30pm (ticket sales will end at 8:30pm),
Note: VIP ticket holders will have an extra hour in the morning for qualification.

Playoff Hours:
Saturday: 9:30am – 12:30pm

Costs:

1 Card - $30
3 Cards - $75
5 Cards - $100

  1. YEGPIN - Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament

This IFPA sanctioned tournament is for those that want to give back to the community. So many of us have lost friends and family to Cancer so this is a small way we can give back. A fun filled strike knockout tournament that will be held on the first night of YEGPIN. The tournament will have a maximum of 80 players. Registration will be at the tournament desk for this event.

Cost:

$25 entry per person, all proceeds go to a charity of YEGPIN’s choice.

Friday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm

  1. YEGPIN - Little Flippin Pinball Tournament

Last but not least is our popular 12 and under kids tournament where we continue our efforts as a grass root level to promote competition pinball. There will be 2 machines this year since this event has become so popular. The top 2 from each qualifying session, will play in the Kids finals on the big bank on Sunday with all of the other competitors. It will be an awesome competition pinball experience for all of these kids to have!!!

Qualifying and Playoffs Hours:
Day Session Qualifying Time Comments
Friday 1 4:00PM – 8:00PM Top 2 advance
Saturday 2 12:00PM – 4:00PM Top 2 advance
Sunday Playoffs 1:45PM – 2:45PM

All information on all of these events will be included detail on our website which should be promoted by the end of the month. www.yegpin.com.

Last year there was a cash and prize pool of over $15,000 we are anticipating this to be over $20,000 this year, just finishing up our main sponsorship’s then guaranteed prize pools will be added to our website.

Hope to see you out should be another awesome weekend!!!


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Subject says March, body says April


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Yikes!!! Thanks for the heads up, definitely don’t want to commit to two shows already too much work, lol…


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I also forgot to mention that out of country participants that purchase a Ultimate VIP or VIP pass will receive 1 free high stakes card, that is a $30 value for our friends in the US or from other countries that make the investment to come to our show. (Limited to the first 40 purchases). You get to take advantage of our great exchange rate and you get free stuff, does it get any better!!!