YEGPIN: 2020 Pinball and Arcade Expo - May 1-3, 2020

Is official!!!

YEGPIN: 2020 Pinball and Arcade Expo will take place May 1-3, 2020 at the Millennium Place in Sherwood Park, Alberta, Canada

-This is our 5th year anniversary of the expo, it is the only show in Alberta, but one of the biggest and best shows in Canada!!!
-We had just over 175 machines at the facility last year and have space to have over 200 pinball and arcade games in the facility.
-6 pinball tournaments, 5 IFPA sanctioned events including our premier events the Canadian Pinball Championship and Women’s Canadian Pinball Championship.
-Full streaming of the main, womens, classics, high stakes, and youth pinball tournaments.
-New and improved professional tournament setup with bleachers for competitors and spectators.
-Last year we gave just under $24,000 in cash and prizes making this one of most lucrative tournaments in the country.
-YEGPIN draws over 1,500 competitors, collectors, families and general enthusiasts of pinball and classic arcade games!!!
-Huge support from national and local pinball and arcade vendors and many sponsors that help support the event!
-Help support the show by bringing a pinball machine and win new pinball machine at the show!
-A full licensed area with a huge selection of beverages for the entire weekend.
-Modern, air conditioned recreational center, family friendly with a state of the art swimming pool facilities, fitness center, indoor track, food court area, etc
-Excellent accommodation and rates and many choices of restaurants within blocks of the main facility.

More details are coming, we just wanted to give everyone a heads up early as our dates have changed from last year.

Pre-Ticket sales for VIP and Weekend Passes will be on December 15, 2019. Lookout for a re-launch of our website in the coming months.

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see you there! :slight_smile:

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Fantastic news! I love the new venue, last year was so much fun. Looking forward to it.

Okay huge YEGPIN update!!!

  • Full website will be live and tickets will go on sale at 10:00am MST on December 15, 2019.
  • A total of 150 VIP tickets will be available once they are gone they are gone, we are going to start with 100 Ultimate VIP Pass and 50 Hardcore Tournament Pass, these amounts available between the two is subject to change depending on popularity of the two options.
  • Two preferred hotels have been secured we have 30 rooms booked at each of them at our rates, book ASAP once full website is live if you want these special rates.
  • We are anticipating over 125 pinball machines and 25 arcade machines at the event making this the biggest pinball and arcade show in all of Canada.
  • Over 1500 people attended the show last year we hope we can continue to grow the community and bring a world class event to the Edmonton area.

New Stuff:

  • There are two types of tickets that will be available this year, Ultimate VIP Pass and Hardcore Tournament Pass both are $150
  • This year you will be able to register for tournaments if you miss out on VIP passes, the tournament registration is a one time fee of $25, you must purchase a daily or weekend pass and tournament entries separately.
  • A nominal entrance fee is now charged to those that are 6-12 years of age, the pinball tournament is free for those that participate.
  • The Pro Pinball Championship and Women’s Canadian Pinball Tournament has been extended over two days.
  • The playoffs for CPC, WCPC, Classics, Pro Pinball and LFPT will all be live streamed this year.
  • The overall prize and cash pool for all tournaments should reach $15K.
  • New donor rewards, EM/Solid State - one entry, Moderns - two entries and Premium/LE versions - three entries for a draw of a brand new pinball machine (we are the only show I know of that provides a brand new machine to those that are kind enough to donate their machine for the weekend).

Please visit www.yegpin.com for more information, the ticket sales will be live at 10:00am MST on December 15, 2019, so don’t miss out at the chance to attend Canada’s signature event.

You know this really deserves to be a Stern Pro Circuit event. I’ve been saying this for years . . . :wink:

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Yes if you showed up to the event this year we probably wouldn’t have been on the bubble :wink:

My IT team locked me down and removed the ticket detail so here you go…

Hardcore Tournament Pass - $150

  • 3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
  • VIP Laminate Pass and Lanyard
  • Registration for CPC, Classics, High Stakes and/or Women’s pinball tournaments
  • 20 Pinball Tournament Entries (used for CPC, Classics or Women’s)
  • 1 Pro Pinball Tournament Card
  • Entry Access to VIP Party (Friday)
  • Exclusive VIP Entrance, 1hr head start on show floor 1 hour early on Fri-Sun

Ultimate VIP Pass - $150

  • 3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
  • VIP Laminate Pass and Lanyard
  • Registration for CPC, Classics, High Stakes and/or Women’s pinball tournaments
  • 2020 YEGPIN T-Shirt designed by Jackson Gee
  • Exclusive YEGPIN Bag
  • Exclusive YEGPIN keychain collectible
  • Limited Edition YEGPIN Tournament Pin-Wipe
  • 20 YCPC or Classics Pinball Tournament Entries
  • Registration for CPC, Classics, Women’s (if applicable) pinball tournaments
  • Access to VIP Party (Friday)
  • Exclusive VIP Entrance, 1hr head start on show floor on Fri-Sun

Is this an event that sells out? I’d like to come up but wouldn’t be able to make that decision until March.

Yes, the VIP passes normally do sellout, not as fast as many US shows due to the number available but last year they did sellout. The great thing is that we have opened up an option for in show registration, it does cost a little more to go that way but at least it is an option for those that can’t commit right away. The only restriction would be if the tournament reaches over 240 competitors but we don’t anticipate that much uptake considering in past year it has been around 150.

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Small Update to previous post:

VIP Tickets will be going on sale for our Annual YEGPIN - Pinball and Arcade Expo at 10:00AM MST on Sunday December 15th, 2019.

The VIP tickets sold out last year for this event so you can’t say you haven’t been warned. There will be 150 tickets available this year as we have increased the amount of tickets due to the overwhelming support for our pinball tournaments and access to the invite only VIP party on Friday.

We have also added a new VIP ticket for those that really want to focus just on the tournaments.

Here are your options this year:

Ultimate VIP Pass - $150 (100 available)

3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
Limited Edition VIP Laminate Pass and Lanyard designed by Jackson Gee
Free Registration for CPC, Classics tournaments
2020 YEGPIN T-Shirt designed by Jackson Gee
Exclusive YEGPIN Bag
Exclusive YEGPIN keychain collectible
Limited Edition YEGPIN Tournament Pin-Wipe
20 YCPC or Classics Pinball Tournament Entries
1 Women’s Canadian Pinball Championship Entry Card (if applicable)
Registration for CPC, Classics, Women’s (if applicable) pinball tournaments
Access to VIP Party (Friday)
Exclusive VIP Entrance, 1hr head start on show floor on Fri-Sun

Hardcore Tournament VIP Pass - $150 (50 available)

3 Day Entrance to YEGPIN
Limited Edition VIP Laminate Pass and Lanyard designed by Jackson Gee
Free Registration for CPC, Classics pinball tournaments
20 Pinball Tournament Entries (used for CPC, Classics)
1 Pro Pinball Tournament Entry Card
1 Women’s Canadian Pinball Championship Entry Card (if applicable)
Entry Access to VIP Party (Friday)
Exclusive VIP Entrance, 1hr head start on show floor 1 hour early on Fri-Sun

Please note: The format has changed for the Women’s Canadian Pinball Championships. It will now be a two day card based event exactly like the Pro Pinball Tournament, these two tournaments will run on the same machines on Friday and Saturday. We are really wanted to support the growth of Women’s pinball so one card entry will now be included in the VIP packages for those that have designated themselves in that category.

Already, with the initial list of tournament machines that have been submitted, this looks like the best lineup ever. If you happen to miss out on the VIP tickets for this event, you may still be able to still register at the tournament desk for the Main and Classics tournaments at the show as long as we have not reached capacity. However, there is no guarantee so don’t hesitate to be a part of the biggest pinball tournament and show in Canada!!!.

Please visit www.yegpin.com for more information.

Note: For those the many of you that have reached out to me personally if this will be a Stern Circuit event, you heard it from Josh, look like we are in, just awaiting for the final announcement. Regardless, the quality of the experience, standard of machines and prize pool of the tournament is at least on par with any of the current Stern Circuit events so you won’t be disappointed!!!

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The debate is that there are 23 events listed there I have not heard of an expansion of Stern Circuit events, so right now the show sits we are at 22nd on the list and from my math out of the running. I don’t want to presume anything at this point and I don’t want to false advertise as ticket sales go ahead on Sunday and have people disappointed if that was the major influence for them attending. We would love the opportunity but until the final list is announced that is our stance.

I know the calendar year still needs to wrap up, but I think your odds are looking pretty good.

V. Criteria for Eligibility

  1. The top 15 of the 20 PAPA Circuit events held in the current season with the highest average WPPR point value over the past 3 years will be invited to be on the Stern Pro Circuit for the following season. The lowest 5 events of those 20 based on average WPPR point value will be dropped from the Stern Pro Circuit the following season, and replaced with the next biggest 5 events. Tournament Directors are welcome to pass on having their event included in the Stern Pro Circuit, in which case we will move down the list to the next biggest event until the schedule is filled.
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That black line you see between event 15 and event 16 is the ‘cut line’ for the existing SPC events. The bottom 5 will not be included in the 2020 season.

YEGPIN will be in. We just can’t finalize anything until the last two SPC events pay their fees, since both of those events would stay on the SPC for next season.

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Awesome!!! Thanks for the confirmation!!!

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