match play championship

OVERVIEW

Schedule | General Information | Prize Pools | Past Winners

This is the showcase pinball event at YEGPIN, to showcase the talents of pinball players all around the world.

  • YEGPIN Match Play Championship is the one of largest pinball tournaments in the world, featuring 96 pinball machines and up to 240 players competing over three consecutive days to determine the champion.
  • There are a three distinct skill divisions (A, B, Novice) in the event, with beautiful customized trophies going to all of the winners in each division.
  • This event continues to grow so don’t miss out, show your stuff and compete against some of the best pinball players in the world.
  • This is an official Stern Pro Circuit event and on schedule to be a IFPA certified plus event.

Entry Fees

  • Hardcore Tournament Bundle – $450 (Sold Out)
  • Includes a custom sublimated YEGPIN lanyard and a tournament pass created by local artist Jackson Gee.
  • 4 Day weekend pass for full access to the show all weekend long
  • 20 Classic Charity Championship entries and registration
  • 4 Best Card Championships entries and registration
  • Combo Tournament Bundle – $350 (Sold Out)
  • Includes a custom sublimated YEGPIN lanyard and a tournament pass created by local artist Jackson Gee.
  • 4 Day weekend pass for full access to the show all weekend long
  • 20 Classic Charity Championship entries and registration
  • For entry into the YEGPIN match Play Championships, this tournament must be purchased in a bundle package.
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Schedule

Wednesday, June 19 – Pre-Registration (7:00PM – 9:00PM)

Thursday, June 20 – Day 1

TimeEvent
8:00AM – 9:30AMRegistration
8:45AM – 9:30AMPractice Session (Registered Players Only)
9:30AM – 10:00AMWaitlist Additions, Final Repairs/Adjustments, Brackets Created, Orientation
10:00AM – 12:00PMRound 1 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
12:00PM – 2:00PMRound 2 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
2:00PM – 4:00PMRound 3 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
4:00PM – 6:00PMDinner Break
6:00PM – 8:00PMRound 4 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
8:00PM – 10:00PMRound 5 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship

Friday, June 21 – Day 2

TimeEvent
10:00AM – 12:00AMRound 6 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
12:00PM – 2:00PMRound 7 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
2:00PM – 4:00PMRound 8 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
4:00PM – 6:00PMDinner Break
6:00PM – 8:00PMRound 9 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
8:00PM – 10:00PMRound 10 – YEGPIN Match Play Championship
10:30PM Tiebreakers – Significant positions only

Playoff Schedule

Saturday, June 22 – Day 3

TimePlayoff Rounds BanksStream
8:00 AMMain / B / Novice
Round of 28
Main MP1-MP4
B MP5-MP8
Novice MP9 -MP12
Main – Group 1
10:00 PMMain / B / Novice
Quarter Finals
Main MP1-MP4
B MP5-MP8
Novice MP9 -MP12
Main – Group 1
12:00 PMMain / B / Novice
Semi Finals
Main MP1-MP4
B MP5-MP8
Novice MP9-MP12
Main – Group 1
2:00 PMMain / B / Novice
Finals
Main MP1-MP4
B MP5-MP8
Novice MP9-MP12
Main – Final Group
  • Main – Banks 1 – 4, B – Banks 5 – 8, Novice – Banks 9 – 12
  • The stream will be focused on group 1 in each round (highest seeded player).
  • Times are all tentative, rounds can start up to 15 minutes before estimated start time
  • A player that has a bye does not have to show up until 9:30am for check in.

General Information

On Thursday, each participant will compete in a total of five rounds. Each of the rounds consisting of four (4) machine, four-player matches to determine the skill division for all competitors. Divisions will then be divided into Main, B, Novice. The main being most highly skilled players in the tournament for play the next day.

On Friday, players will be put into their specific divisions based on their placement in the previous round and compete against other competitors that are solely within their own skill division, the top 28 in each skill division will move on to the playoff round the next day.

On Saturday, the top 28 placements in each division will compete in a separate division final in an exciting four (4) machine, four-player matches where only the top 2 will advance until we reach the finals. All playoff finalist will receive cash prizing, and the top 4 will also take home trophies or plaques.

  • The Main division is restricted to players;
  • with a IFPA rank 250 or less.
  • any past IFPA major winner on IFPA records.
  • The B division is restricted to players with a IFPA rank of 251 to 1000
  • Novice division is restricted to players with a IFPA rank of 1001 or greater
  • Byes will be provided in the ‘Main’ division to the top 1-4 qualifiers in each division they will advance immediately into the quarter-final bracket.
  • Finals start at 8:00 am sharp on Saturday, players must show up to be registered by 7:45 am sharp, please check the standings in each division if you qualified and be prepared to play on Sunday. No substitutes will be allowed in the playoff rounds, and any prize money is forfeited for no shows. If you have a bye then you must show up before your round starts, the schedule is only a guideline and we will start the rounds as soon as the round before has been completed.
  • Each elimination (playoff) round will be a four (4) game, four-player scoring format (3,2,1,0 scoring) knockout round with two players advancing until the final 4 grouping.
  • Top seed will get choice of bank (can defer) or position. If position is selected you hold that position for all three games.
  • A person cannot pick the same bank twice throughout the competition unless they have exhausted all bank choices.
  • The tiebreaking game is on the Solid State machine (4th game) in the bank. The position choice of the game defaults to the best seeded player.

General Rules

  • All rules, malfunctions, machine settings and player conduct to be based on PAPA rules.
  • Extra Balls will be turned off or a sign posted to ‘Play Extra Balls’ on particular games if needed.
  • A detailed listing of all the rules being used for this event can be found here: YEGPIN Match Play Championship rules.

Prize Pools

  • Prizing will be provided to the top 28 in Main, B Division, Novice Division.
  • Based on a full sellout, a potential of $48,000 in cash and prizes to be given away to the winners, including a NIB pinball machine to the winner.
  • Beautiful custom trophies will be given to the winners in all divisions, 2-4 places will receive plaques in each division of play.
  • If you do not show up or abandon your playoff position YEGPIN reserves the right to hold your tournament payout.
Division1st2nd3rd4th5th-8th9th – 16th17th-28th
Main Pinball Machine*$6,000$4,000$2,000$1,000$500$250
B Division $1,500 $1,000 $750 $500 $250 $200$150
Novice $500$400$300$200$150$125$100
*Winner of the pinball machine will pay for the shipping of machine to their location.

Past Winners

YearName
2023Trent Augenstein
2022Eric Stone
2019Germain Mariolle
2018Raymond Davidson
2017Derek Thomson
2016Doug Teale

SEE YOU AT THE SHOW!