Pinball is finally here!
You asked, we listened! Pinball is coming to the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo this year! Below is some information about the various tournament events that will be held:
The Long Island Pinball Open – Juniors Division
Up to 32 kids aged 13 or under can sign up for free on Sunday morning to play in the tournament. It will be a group knockout in 4 player groups with 3 strikes, where 3rd and 4th place in each group get a strike each round. We will play until there is a champion! There will be awesome prizes up for grabs.”
Parent and Child split flipper challenge for Charity
A team of one parent and one child group up to play a high score tournament, in which one flipper is controlled by each teammate. The teams with the 4 highest scores are winners, and 50% of the pot benefits the charity.
High score tournament for charity
Players compete for the high score on a machine. $5 gets 2 entry’s. Top 4 players after qualifying play a final game to determine the winner. Top 4 finalists are paid, 50% of the pot benefits the charity.
The Long Island Pinball Open 2019
This is the inaugural Long Island Pinball Open tournament at the Long Island Retro Gaming Expo! More info to come soon. There will be a 10 game main tournament bank with many brand new games from Automated, and collector quality Williams/Ballys from a private owner with perfect playing machines: a large free play bank of 20 games along with all the other fun the Retro Gaming Expo brings. Check out their website for all the incredible details of this event. Thank you to our official sponsors: Automated, PinGraffix, Stern Pinball, Oskar Blues Brewery, Jackbar, Sunshine Laundromat, Solid State, Pioneers, Brooklyn Pinball and our official streamer Backhand Pinball. More info coming soon about a charity side tournament.
Up to 40 players will be able to play for prizes and trophies in an A, B and Women’s Division! All players will have the chance to win a pinball machine! All players will also get a complimentary Long Island Pinball Open T-shirt. The grand prize is sponsored by the event and the cost of the machine is not being taken from the prize pool. All entry fees after trophies, IFPA fees and costs will be paid out in full, guaranteed $2000 (potentially more) based off full attendance. Match Play timed qualifying for a maximum of 10 rounds in groups of 4, 5-3-2-1 scoring Top 16 qualify for A division, 17-24 qualify for B division based off full turn out of 40 players. This tournament will look to become a Stern Pro Circuit event one day, so this year we hope to get a lot of interest as it is attached to a high end gaming festival and will bring you the highest quality machines a pinball tournament can ask for. Registration will open at 6 PM on June 1st, 2019. $60 entry fee covers your entire tournament expense (tickets to the LIRGE are separate). Please note, there will be free play pinball machines available for anyone to play – the $60 registration fee is only for those who wish to play in the tournament.
1st: Shopped out Night Rider pinball machine + $100 + trophy
2nd: $400 + trophy
3rd: $300 + trophy
4th: $200 + trophy
5-8th: $100 + translite
9-16th: $50 swag and prizes
B Division (Restricted to IFPA rank 151 + as of tournament date)
1st: $100 + trophy
2-4th:swag and prizes
1st: $100 + trophy
2-4th: swag and and prizes
These guarantees are based off maximum attendance and will adjust accordingly. If costs associated to trophies, fees etc are less than budgeted all funds will be added to the pot in addition to these guarantees. All finalists will get prizes!
Qualifying is timed match play from 10:30 AM to 6:00 PM. The maximum number of qualifying rounds is 10 if time permits. The entire tournament, qualifying and finals will be streamed by Backhand Pinball with their incredible professional rig. Someone is bringing home a pinball machine, an amazing trophy, WPPRs, glory and the prestige of the first ever Long Island Pinball Champion! Someone is leaving the Expo with a gorgeous quality Night Rider pinball machine, there is no prize as a sweet as a new pin to add to the family!
Top 16 make A finals. 17-24 not ranked in the top 150 make B finals. The top 4 qualifying women will make women’s finals. Finals will start as soon as qualifying is over, by 6:15 latest if not earlier if possible. .If a player makes women’s and either A or B finals they will be accommodated to be able to play in both. Finals is PAPA style 3 game rounds of 4 player games.
This has been adjusted to a 1 day tournament
Thanks to our sponsors: Automated, Stern Pinball, Player 1 Arcades LLC, Jackbar, Solid State, Rock Fantasy, Pioneers, Brooklyn Pinball, PinGraffix and more to come!
Registration is via paypal to WPPRelli@gmail.com, including your full name in the info section sent as friends and family (or use the link below. You can register up to 5 players at once, listing all their full names as instructed. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and a wait list will be maintained.
Please note, there will be free play pinball machines available for anyone to play - the $60 registration fee is only for those who wish to play in the tournament.
Games in photo are not necessarily going to be at the event. We plan to have the following games available to play, but the list is subject to change:
Phantom of the opera
Swords of fury