Pinball tournaments are hosted @ 1 pm every 2nd Sunday at Beercade, and every 4th Sunday at Beercade 2. All tournaments are $10 entry, with cash prizes paid.
* schedule subject to change
Players play head to head in groups of 3 or 4. The bottom 2 scores recieve a strike. After each round, players are reassigned into groups where everyone has a smililar amount of stirkes. Once a player has recieved 3 strikes they are eliminated. In this format extra balls are always turned off.
Each pinball machine has a target score to reach. If you reach the posted score on ball one, you score a 1. If you reach the score on ball two, you score a 2 etc. If you do not reach the score you recieve a 4. The lowest score wins the tournament. In this format extra balls are USUALLY on, however depending on the number of players, they MAY be turned off for time constraints. This format requires a shoot out of at least 10% of the field.
Each pinball machine has a target score to reach. You play all of your balls until you reach the target score. Scores are broken down to score 1 - 10. Example: 1 million is a score of 10, and you finish ball 3 with a score of 550,890. You would score a 5 on that machine. In this format extra balls are USUALLY on, however depending on the number of players, they MAY be turned off for time constraints. This format requires a shoot out of at least 10% of the field.
This is a timed format, usually 2 and a half hours long (this depends of the number of players). The idea of this format is to win the most amount of games as fast as possible. Each player is randomly paired against another in 2 player matches. Each player will play 2 matches in a row, then be put in the back of the queue. Rankings are based on win/loses with number of wins breaking any ties. Example: P1 has 8 wins and 3 loses, P2 has 7 wins and 2 loses, P1 is ranked higher. In this format extra balls are ALWAYS turned off, and often machines are modified to quicken game times, such as but not limited to turning off top flippers, removing or reducing ball save times, removing posts etc.
In round one, players are randomly paired into groups of 3 or 4. 4 player groups score 7,5,3,1 and in 3 player groups players score 7,4,1. The highest scores win the tournament. This format is generally 7 rounds, but may change to accomodate for time constraints. In this format extra balls are ALWAYS turned off.