Common Questions

We have setup a FAQ section for the YEGPIN with various questions that we receive from the public. Questions and answers will be posted here to provide you with some direction about the show.

Q. What happens if YEGPIN hits capacity?

A. Capacity for the event is 1500 people in each arena at one time in the building. We don’t expect the facility will reach these attendance figures, but if we do, we will create a line-up process in the entry way to the event. If you leave event temporally you will need to line up again to gain access.

Q. How can I pay for my silent auction items, concession items or general merchandise at the event?

A. VISA/MC, Debit and Cash, there will be ATM’s at the event for your use. 

Q. Where can I park?

A. There is tons of parking, wherever there is room in the event, in the front parking area, their will be a reserved lot for volunteers, but the rest of the facility is first come first served. Parking is also available along the side street if these lots fill up.

Q. How do I access my Weekend Pass for the event?

A. YEGPIN has an electronic ticket-less process, upon entry into the event you will proceed to the registration desk. On arrival you will receive your weekend pass wristband, if you are a participant in the YEGPIN Match Play Championship in addition you will receive a lanyard and pass for access to those machines. We ask that you bring your Eventbrite QR code or ID with you so that we don’t accidentally give your package to someone who shouldn’t be getting it.

Q. Can I bring outside food and drink to the event?

A. No outside food or drink will be allowed into the event. Food and drink is available in the concession zone and must stay in this area. You will be asked to consume or throw away any outside food you attempt to bring into YEGPIN. This is strictly for the preservation of machines that have been generously donated for the event.generously donated for the event.

Q. Is this an all ages event?

A. Absolutely, in fact children under 5 get into the show for free (up to 2) with paid adult admission. There are plenty of machines for children to play, YEGPIN is about building future generations of pinball and arcade enthusiasts.

Q. Can I register for any of the Pinball Tournament at the event?

A. Only the Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament and Canadian Youth Pinball Championship can be registered at event and you can register and purchase your tournament entries at the YEGPIN tournament desk.

The YEGPIN Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament cost $20 to register and that give you 7 machine tickets.

The YEGPIN: Canadian Youth Pinball Championship is not sold online and is free in event to all those that qualify to play in it (12 years or younger).

Q. Are there restrictions to how many people can play in the various tournaments? 

Yes, we are not a truly open tournament but we are the biggest one in Canada so we don’t anticipate turning people away that want to play. The following restrictions apply:

  • Up to 240 people in the YEGPIN: Match Play Championship, 64 people in the YEGPIN Women’s Match Play Championship,
  • Up to 160 people in the Pro Pinball Tournament,
  • Up to 280 people in the YEGPIN: Cancer Knockout Pinball Tournament,
  • Up to 50 people in the YEGPIN: Youth Canadian Pinball Championships