Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament


Qualification Information and Hours | Prize Pools | Past Winners

In association with the Kinsmen Club and Terry Fox Foundation we present the Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament. Tournament is now a three day tournament, based on the best game format used in the previous Canadian Pinball Championships of the past . You can play as many times as you want and there will be a three divisions of skill. Main, B, Novice where you can compete to takedown the championship. No pre-registration is required for this tournament, tickets will be available at the tournament desk during tournament hours.

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We want to thank the Kinsmen for being a huge part of what we do at YEGPIN and for helping us direct all of the funding on their behalf to the Terry Fox Foundation

The Terry Fox Foundation

For 2022 we are directing all the funds we raise to the Terry Fox Foundation

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Entry Fees

  • Tournament tickets can be purchased on event days at the YEGPIN Tournament Desk
Type3 Tickets7 tickets20 tickets
Cancer Knockout Pinball Tournament$10$20$50

Qualification Information

  • 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 …), using Drains Tournament Software
  • Registration is available to the first 400 competitors that register and will start when YEGPIN opens to the public at 12:00PM on Thursday, and will end at 10:00 PM sharp on Saturday.
  • Qualifying can be attempted anytime during tournament hours on Thursday – Saturday, but you must be available to show up for Sunday if you qualify for the playoff round.
  • This tournament will have it’s own dedicated 12 machines for the weekend. The best score from seven (7) different machines will count towards your total points to determine your standing.
  • All division restrictions are the same as the YEGPIN: Match Play Championships
  • Finals start at 1:00PM on Sunday, please check the standings in each division if you qualified and be prepared to play on Sunday afternoon. No substitutes will be allowed in the playoff rounds.
  • All rules are based off of the IFPA sanctioned full competition ruleset found on the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association website.

Qualifying Hours:

DaySession Times
ThursdayQualifying12:00PM – 11:45PM
FridayQualifying12:00PM – 11:45PM
SaturdayQualifying10:00AM – 9:45PM

Playoff Information

  • The playoff rounds will be in true knockout style as in previous years of the tournament.
  • Match Play software will be used and will be a Best-of-1 Matches (4 player matches – 2nd/3rd/4th place get strikes)
  • Once you receive three strikes that person will be eliminated from the tournament.
  • Tiebreakers will only be played if there is a significant tie
  • The top 24 players or up to 10% of the registered players will make the playoffs in the A division.
  • The next top 16 players without restrictions will qualify for B and Novice Divisions.

Playoff Hours

SundayPlayoffs1:00PM – 5:00PM

Prize Pools

  • 50% of the cash funds raised from this tournament will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation and Die Hard Pinball League. 2019 was another record turnout. Over $3000.00 raised by everyone donated to the Alberta Cancer Foundation. 
  • Each winner of division will receive his/her very own customized Cancer Knockout Pinball Tournament Trophy for winning this competition.
  • 2nd, 3rd places will also receive a customized Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament plaque.
Main (24 – 40):
Up to 40 qualified players (24 minimum, but based on number of registered players / 10%)
25% Prize Pool, Trophy15% Prize Pool, Plaque10% Prize Pool, Plaque
B Division (16):
The next 16 qualified B division players
2.5% Prize Pool, Trophy1.5% Prize Pool, Plaque1% Prize Pool, Plaque
Novice Division (16):
The next 16 qualified Novice players

Past Winners

2019Ken Fyten
2018Mike Wieschorster