Knockout Cancer Pinball Tournament


Qualification Information and Hours | Prize Pools | Past Winners

In association with the 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. If you currently have a Hardcore and Combo tournament ticket you are automatically registered for the event. No pre-registration is required for this tournament, tickets will be available at the tournament desk during tournament hours. Registration is $50 for those that register on the day of event which provides you with 20 tournament tickets for this event.

The Terry Fox Foundation

For 2023 we are directing 50% (up to $5000) of the funds we raise to the Terry Fox Foundation

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Entry Fees

  • Additional tournament tickets can be purchased on event days at the YEGPIN Tournament Desk
Type3 Tickets10 tickets20 tickets
Cancer Knockout Pinball Tournament$10$30$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.
  • Those that compete in the YEGPIN Match Play Championship (purchase a Hardcore or Combo tournament pass) are automatically registered for the event.
  • Registrants can participate on a drop-in basis (or up to the maximum 400 participants), the registration fee will be $50 for drop in participants and that will give you 20 entries.
  • Ticket sales end 9:00 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 15 machines for the weekend. The best score from ten (10) different machines will count towards your total points to determine your standing.
  • All division restrictions are the same as the YEGPIN: Match Play Championships.
  • No tiebreakers, the tiebreaker will be broken with the highest score on qualified machines (1st 200, 2nd 190, 3rd 189, 188, 187 …).
  • Finals start at 8:00AM 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, no shows will forfeit any winnings.
  • If there is a malfunction, the tournament director reserves the right to include a machine from the proper era from the YEGPIN Match Play or Free Play Area to fill in the banks for playoffs.
  • All rules are based off of the IFPA sanctioned full competition ruleset found on the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association website.
  • TGP = 200%, expected to be a certified plus event to provide 150% Event booster.

Qualifying Hours:

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

Playoff Information

  • **NEW** The top 40 players in the A division, top 8 in B and top 4 in Novice will qualify will make the playoffs, there will be no substitutions
  • **NEW** In A division, places 1-4 will receive a double bye (play in round of 16), places 5-16 will receive a single bye (play in round of 28)
  • **NEW** The playoff rounds will be in a 3 game match play style, 4,2,1,0 PAPA scoring.
  • **NEW** There will be 15 machines (1 Solid State, 1 EM, 1 Solid State in that order), the order of picking the bank of play with be A, B, Novice. Substitution may be choosen from YEGPIN Match Play Championship if needed.
  • **NEW** Highest seeded players get the choice of machine or position. Once a group chooses a machine, no other group can pick it. Once the player chooses a machine their group will play the next two after the pick, if there is a tiebreaker they play the next machine after the last one they played. (ie# Player picks #2 machine, then #3, #4 are automatically played, tiebreaker happens on #5).
  • **NEW** Positions are chosen again after each machine is played based on the worst finisher getting choice.
  • **NEW** The player that chooses the machine cannot pick the same machine twice during the entire playoff round.

Playoff Schedule

SundayPlayoffs: A Division (Round of 40)KC1 – KC58:00AM – 9:00AM
SundayPlayoffs: A Division (Round of 28)KC1 – KC59:00AM – 10:00AM
SundayPlayoffs: A Division (Round of 16), B Division (Round of 8), Novice (Round of 4)KC1 – KC510:00AM – 11:00AM
SundayPlayoffs: A Division (Round of 8), B Division (Round of 4)KC1 – KC511:00AM – 12:00PM
SundayPlayoffs: A Division (Round of 4)KC1 – KC512:00AM – 1:00PM

Prize Pools

  • 50% (to a max $5,000) of the cash funds raised from this tournament will be donated to the Terry Fox Foundation and Die Hard Pinball League. 2022 was another record turnout. A total of $5,000.00 raised by this event was donated to the Kinsmen Club and donated to the Terry Fox Foundation on our behalf. 
  • 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.
Division1st2nd3rd4th5th – 8th9th-16th17th-28th29th-40th
Main (40):
Up to 40 qualified players
20% 15%10%5%2.5%1.5%1.0%1.0%
B Division (8):
The next 8 qualified B division players
Novice Division (4):
The next 4 qualified Novice players
*1-4 places in each division receive a beautiful custom plaque.
*50% of the prize pool or up to $5,000 is donated to Cancer related charities.

Past Winners

2022Bob Matthews
2019Ken Fyten
2018Mike Wieschorster