Canadian Pinball Championship presented by Nitro Pinball

2019 YEGPIN – Canadian Pinball Championships (YCPC)

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The new rebranded YCPC is the showcase event at the Edmonton Pinball and Arcade Expo. This is an IFPA sanctioned pinball tournament built for all skill levels. There are four skill divisions in the event, with beautiful customized trophies going to all of the winners. The event has grown each year and we had just under 150 entrants in the tournament last year. 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.

Qualifying Hours:

Friday: Noon – 9:30pm (ticket sales will end at 9:00pm)
Saturday:  10am – 9:30pm (volunteer qualifying only from 8:30pm – 9:30pm)

Note: VIP ticket holders will have an extra hour in the morning for qualification.

Playoff Hours:

Sunday: 9:00am – 3:30pm


    • 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 …)
    • The tournaments are fully open to the public along with your PRE-PAID admission to YEGPIN.
    • Qualifying can be attempted anytime during tournament hours on Friday or Saturday, but you must be available to show up for Sunday if you qualify for the playoff round.
    • Top 24 scores will qualify for the ‘Main’ division, the next 8 scores (restricted) will qualify for ‘B’ division, the next 4 (restricted) places will qualify for Novice division, the top 4 women’s places will qualify for the Women’s title. Women who also qualify for the Main, B can play in both playoffs. A woman must be outside of the top 4 (based on restriction) in order to qualify to play in the Novice division playoff.
    • The B division is restricted to players with a IFPA rank of 1,000 or greater
    • Novice division is restricted to players with a IFPA rank of 2,500 or greater
    • Finals start at 9:00 am on Sunday, 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.
    • Byes will be provided in the ‘Main’ division to the top 8 qualifiers
    • Each elimination (playoff) round will be a three game Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA)  four player scoring format (4,2,1,0 scoring) knockout round with two players advancing until the final 4 grouping.
  • Pinburgh quasi style playoff: 3 machines (LCD or modern/early dmd or late solid state, early solid state) in that order will be used to make up 12 machines. Top seed will get choice of first machine (this determines your bank of three or four depending on tiebreaker) and position, after first game position will be determine in descending order of rank on the previous machine.

Entry Fees:

  • All entries for the tournament are administered electronically through the DTM scoring system and can be used for the WCPC or Classic Tournament.
  • Tickets for either tournament will be able at the tournament desk, there are unlimited entries so you can purchase as many as you want to try to qualify for the tournament playoffs on Sunday.
Type 3 Tickets 7 Tickets 20 Tickets
YCPC $10 $20 $50

Prize Pools:

  • Prizing will be provided to the top 24 in Main, top 8 in B division, top 4 in novice and women’s.
  • Over $14,000 in cash and prizes to be given away to the winners of the YCPC (Based on 125 VIP tickets sold, subject to change).
Division 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th-8th 9th-16th 17th-24th
Main (24) $2500, Trophy $1500, Plaque $1000, Plaque $750 $500 $250 $125
B Division (8) $250, Trophy $150, Plaque $100, Plaque $75 $50 N/A N/A
Womens (4) $125, Trophy $100, Plaque $75, Plaque $50 N/A N/A N/A
Novice (4) Trophy Plaque Plaque Plaque N/A N/A N/A

(12) twelve modern pinball machines will be selected for the YCPC, and your best scores on (7) will count to your final total. All machines will only be available to tournament participants so you must enter the tournament in order to have a chance to try out these machines. In the finals, (12) pinball machines (a mix of modern, mid-modern/late solid state and classic solid state machines) will be used to determine the winner of the YCPC tournament.

  • 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.

Schedule: (Sunday May 6, 2018)

Tentative Times Group 1 Group 2 Group3 Group 4 Comments Stream Schedule
09:15 A – 9th-24th A – 9th-24th A – 9th-24th A – 9th-24th Top 2 advance Group 1
10:45 A – Quarter Finals A – Quarter Finals A – Quarter Finals A – Quarter Finals Top 2 advance Group 1
12:15 A – Semi Finals A – Semi Finals B – Semi Finals B – Semi Finals Top 2 Advance Group 1
01:45 W – Finals N – Finals K – Finals W – Finals
03:00 A – Finals B – Finals A – Finals
  • Competitors in A division to arrive at 9:15AM for sign-in.
  • Competitors in B division to arrive at 11:45AM for sign-in.
  • Competitors in Women’s, Novice & Kids division to arrive at 1:15PM for sign-in.
  • Competitors in A division final to arrive at 2:30PM for sign-in.