2012 Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show Tournament!

Welcome to the Information Page!

Final Rankings can be found here!

(Scores will be posted later, but I wanted to get the rankings up ASAP!)

Be sure to bookmark this page as it will be the main page for tournament information, rules, standings, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering (score keeper, game tech, admin desk, etc.) please use the link below and fill out the form, you will be contacted once the show gets closer!

Volunteer Form

Wanna volunteer? If you do you can get a pass to the show!  

4 hours = 1 day pass to the show! — 8 hours = 3 day pass! 🙂

If you have any questions, please use this contact form.

Please note, some details will be subject to change, but the general format will not.


Entry fee will be $20.00

Tickets can be purchased beginning at 10:00a

It gives you 12 tickets to qualify on 5 machines.   Machines will be listed by Friday Morning, June 7th.  There are no buying extra tickets.  That’s it.  A soft cut off will be at 3:30pm, try to be done or down to 1 ticket.   Hard cut off at 4pm, drain your balls immediately and we will record your score.  If you flip 1 extra time the score won’t count. Once this round is over the top 16 qualifiers will make it into the playoff.

Soft Cut Off 3:30pm – Hard Cut Off 4:00pm – Playoffs Begin 4:30pm – Finals begin 10 minutes after the end of playoffs.

At the end of the qualifying period, players will be ranked according to their highest qualifying score on each machine.  For each tournament machine, the top score will receive 50 points, the 2nd highest score will receive 45 points, the 3rd highest score will receive 42 points, and from then on, 4th, 5th, 6th etc. will receive 40 points, 39 points, 38 points and so on respectively.

Any player caught entering more then 12 tickets (including voided ones) will be disqualified from the tournament.   Players are not allowed to give unused tickets to other players.


The top 16 players will be seeded based on their overall finish and will be placed in groups of 4.   The groups will be:

Group A:   1 vs 6 vs 12 vs 16

Group B:  2 vs 7 vs 11 vs 15

Group C:  3 vs 8 vs 10 vs 14

Group D:  4 vs 5 vs 9 vs 13

All groups will play all five games once, top seed at the start of the first game will select position, then all following games position will be selected by the person who finished last in the round.  Values will be scored as follows:  1st = 4, 2nd =2, 3rd = 1, 1st =0.

Top 4 players will move on to the finals.

Any ties will be played off on a random machine selected by the tournament director.


Finals will begin 10 minutes after the playoffs end.

Finals Format will be as follows.

A.  The top 4 players will play 1 game on 3 different machines.  The top seed will select position OR game.  Then all following games, position will be selected by the person who finished last in the round.

Games will be scored as follows:  1st = 4, 2nd = 2, 3rd = 1, 4th = 0

Any ties will be played off on a random machine that was not selected during finals play.

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All money entered into the tournament will be returned and awarded to the top 4 finishers.  The payouts will be as follows:

1st = 45%
2nd = 30%
3rd = 15%
4th = 10%

WPPR points will be awarded to all players.

Rules will be based upon NWPC Malfunction Rules.

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