Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017

Pinball Tournaments

Don’t miss the epic Pinball Tournaments at Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017! Pinball games like Harry Popper and the Silver Ball, SLAP Wars – Boba Pfett, SLAP Fight, Escape from the Planet of the Drain Monsters and Lord of the Slings. 3 of the 5 tournaments (SLAP Fight, Escape from the Planet of the Drain Monsters, and Lord of the Slings) Will be sanctioned to receive World Pinball Player Ranking Points awarded by the IFPA. Each tournament will have its own bank of machines. There will also be banks of machines that will be non-tournament machines and will be set on free play.

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Salt Lake Gaming Con 2017

Pinball Tournament Schedule

Friday, July 7th

Harry Popper and the Silver Ball — Jr. Main Event — Capped at 64 players (Entries only open to players under the age of 18) — 11am – 8pm
Qualifying — 4 qualifying Games (11am – 5pm)
Top 16 players enter play-offs (5:30pm – 8pm)
Play-offs are 4 player matches where bottom 2 get eliminated
At Final 4 players only 1 player is eliminated each game.


SLAP WARS – BOBA PFETT — 3-Person Team Tournament — Capped at 24 Teams — 11am – 8pm
Qualifying — Each Team plays 4 x 3 player qualifying games on 4 machines (11am – 6pm)
Top 4 Teams enter play-off (6pm – 8pm)
In the playoffs there will be 2 semi-final heads up matches consisting of a best 2 out of 3 format where each player only plays 1 of the balls each game.
The Finals will be best 3 out of 5 format where each player only plays one ball per game.


SLAP FIght* — Head to Head Tournament — Capped at 64 players — 8pm – Midnight
Tournament format will be a 1 strike tournament with half the field being eliminated each round.
Round 1 = 32 heads up matches
Round 2 = 16 heads up matches
Round 3 = 8 heads up matches
Round 4 = 4 heads up matches
Round 5 = 2 heads up matches
Round 6 = Best 2 out of 3 Finals


* Sanctioned IFPA events (Winner to receive World Pinball Player Ranking Points)

Saturday, July 8th

Escape from the Planet of the Drain Monsters* — Main Event — Capped at 100 players — 10am-10pm
Qualifying — 6 qualifying games (10am – 7pm)
Top 16 players enter play-offs (7:30pm – 10pm)
Play-offs are 4 player matches where bottom 2 get eliminated
At Final 4 players only 1 player is eliminated each game.


Lord of the Slings* — Critical Strike Tournament — Capped at 20 players — 1pm-10pm
Format will be a 3 strike tournament using the critical strike decks/rules
2 Hour Round where players earn cards (1pm – 3pm)
7 hour Round where players are eliminated once the receive 3 strikes. (3pm – 10pm)


* Sanctioned IFPA events (Winner to receive World Pinball Player Ranking Points)

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