Youth Canadian Pinball Championships


Schedule | General Information | Prize Pools

The Youth Canadian Pinball Championships will be an opportunity for those 12 and under to experience playing pinball under a competitive tournament setting. There will be a full qualifying session on Saturday for two different divisions (Main and Novice), where the top 4 players in their division will advance to play in a four player final on Saturday afternoon. Prizes will be awarded to all of the finalists.

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Qualifying and Playoff Hours:

DaySessionQualifying Time
SaturdayQualifying10:00AM – 4:00PM
SaturdayPlayoffs4:00PM – 5:00PM

General Information

  • The tournament is open to kids and youth 12 or under and must be accompanied by an adult. Youth & adults must have paid admission.
  • Anyone 12 or under can qualify for the main division. Under 10 years of age can only qualify for novice prizes.
  • The tournament will be using a HERB style (best score format) using PAPA position/rank scoring (1st 200, 2nd 190, 3rd 189, 188, 187 …).
  • Qualifying can be attempted anytime during tournament hours on Saturday.
  • Entries will be FREE, limited to a total of 1 try per machine in the qualifying round.
  • A player must play on each machine once to qualify for finals, and the total best score of all three machines will determine final placement.
  • Top four total scores for each skill division will advance to the playoff round on Saturday at 6:00.
  • Finals start at 6:00PM on Saturday, please check the standings in each division if you qualified and be prepared to play on Saturday evening. No substitutes will be allowed in the playoff rounds, and any prizes are forfeited for no shows.
  • Each elimination (playoff) round will be a three game Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA)  four player scoring

General Rules

  • All rules, malfunctions and rules, machine settings and player conduct to be based on relaxed PAPA rules.
  • Extra Balls will be Turned Off
  • Playoff final round will use a three machine, 4,2,1,0 PAPA match play format to determine winners.

Prize Pools

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