The team at the Pinball Co-op is pleased to announce its first tournment, The Co-opening Pingolf Tournament!
You can preregister for the event by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
The tournament will take place on Saturday, March 14, 2015. The doors will open at noon for an hour of practice, with the main event starting at 1pm. The Co-opening will feature a pingolf main event and two side tournaments to maximize your opportunity to earn World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR or Whopper) points! All of the specifics can be found on our events page.
Players of all ability levels are welcome to participate in what is sure to be a good time. For those unfamiliar with the format of the tournament, pingolf is a tournament format where foursomes will play 9 tables (holes). Each hole will have a designated "par" score, and players will try to beat that score in as few balls as possible. If the player exceeds the par score in 1 ball, they score a 1 for the hole. Players who reach the score in 2 or 3 balls, score a 2 or a 3 respectively. Players who do not reach the designated score, will receive a score of 4. At the end of 9 holes, the player with the low score wins the tournament. In the event of a tie, one table will have been designated as the tie breaking table and the player with the highest score on that table breaks the tie and will win the event.
The first side event is to see who can achieve the highest score on a designated table. Players who enter this event, will play the designated game 3 times in order to try and set the high score for the day. Depending on the number of players and if time allows, players may be allowed to buy a second entry into the high score event and have the chance to play the game another 3 times to improve their score.
The second side tournament will be a 2 strike knockout tournament. Participants will be randomly assigned to an opponent and a table at which they will play a best of three head to head match. The person who loses two games receives a strike. The last person left playing with less than two strikes wins the event.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the winners of each event. Depending on the number of participants, cash prizes may be awarded for second and third place too. Prize allocation will be clearly discussed prior to the start of each event. All players will receive WPPR points! Players are welcome to play in any or all of the three events. Non-competing spectators who pay the Co-op's $7 daily rate are welcome to play our tables while not being used as part of the competition.