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Ekka Showgrounds

600 Gregory Terrace

Bowen Hills, QLD 4006

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Presented by Hutchinson Builders and AMD

THIS EVENT ENTRY FEE INCLUDES TWO FREE GATE PASSES FOR THE EKKA SHOWGROUNDS

All event tickets, lanyards, pre-purchased merchandise, swag bags and gate entry passes must be collected from Netherworld prior to heading to the showgrounds. All items can be collected from Netherworld from Monday the 6th of August.

The barcode from each gate pass will be logged to the relevant competitor so gate passes can not be sold, swapped and if lost can be easily cancelled and replaced.

Further information regarding formats, ticketing, sponsors and merchandise can be found at bnepac.org

By purchasing this ticket you agree to abide by the BPAC code of conduct and etiquette guidelines transcribed at bnepac.org/general-etiquette and bnepac.org/pinball-etiquette.

Remember mates:
Yellow and red card system in use throughout the BPAC Showcase
- no load swearing
- aggressive or intimating behaviour
- rage tilting or shoving a machine after a ball has drained
- machine abuse or slapping/hitting the glass or lock-down bar

Also
- have fun
- be kind
- introduce yourself
- the machine you're playing is someones baby
- have fun
- play well
- play fair
- play better
- have fun
- be kind to the TD's
- be kind to the Ekka staff
- be rad
- have fun

Tournament format details:

QUALIFYING:

  • Once all participants are finalized, all players will be seeded based on their IFPA World ranking as of 30/6/2019.

  • Players will be placed into groups of 4 once the seedings have been completed. (4 player games)
    Each group will be assigned 3 games across each era (70s-80s, 90s, New) and play order at random by the Matchplay software.


  • First round groupings - Slaughter (Strongest seed plays weakest, second-strongest plays second-weakest, etc)

  • Second & subsequent round groupings - Swiss (Players will be paired against players with the same win-loss record. No attempts will be made to pair players against previously unfaced opponents (adjacent pairing is used)).

All games will be played as a 4-player game (unless machine is unable to allow it and/or notified otherwise).

There will be 7 qualifying rounds (21 games per player). The top 24 players will advance to the A Grade Finals on Sunday morning, Qualifiers 25-72 will be split in to B/C/D grades. Ties for any placings in the Top 72 will be determined by the number of 1st place finishes, then by 2nd place finishes, then by a single game playoff (if required).

FINALS:
Finalists will be welcome to warm up on machines 9am-10am.

Will start at approximately 10.00am on Sunday 18th August. Players with byes will be allowed to 'warm-up' on a game or two on a machine allocated by the Tournament director(s) in the round before they are due to start.

A Grade - Top 24 Qualifiers
Round One: (24 players remaining)
Top 4 finalists are awarded a bye. Best-of-5 game head to head matches according to final seedings. Highest seed for each match chooses a machine bank or play order for their game (play order reverses for each subsequent game)
Matches are determined as follows: 5 vs 24, 6 vs 23, 7 vs 22, 8 vs 21, 9 vs 20, 10 vs 19, 11 vs 18, 12 vs 17, 13 vs 16, 14 vs 15. The 10 Winners advance to Round 2.

Round Two: (14 players remaining)
Top 2 are awarded another bye, 3rd & 4th seeds now join in. Best-of-5 game head to head matches according to seedings of remaining players
Same as Round 1, with highest seed playing lowest seed, and so on. Same again for choice of machine bank & order of play. The 6 winners advance to Round 3.

Round Three: (8 players remaining)
1st & 2nd seed now join in. Same format (best-of-5 games, etc) as Round 2 above.
* The 4 winners advance to Round 4.
(If 1st place was to be knocked out here, the lowest they could finish is 5th)

Round Four: (4 players remaining)
Same format (best-of-5 games, etc) as Round 2 above. The 2 winners advance to the Grand Final, while the 2 other players will playoff for 3rd place.

3rd Place Playoff:
* Best-of-5 game head to head series, same format as above to determine winner of 3rd place.

Grand Final:
* The 2 remaining players will play a best of 5-game series, same format above, to determine the tournament winner.

B/C/D division finals:

  • B Grade - 25 vs 40, 26 vs 39, 27 vs 38, 28 vs 37, 29 vs 36, 30 vs 35, 31 vs 34, 32 vs 33.
  • C Grade - 41 vs 56, 42 vs 55, 43 vs 54, 44 vs 53, 45 vs 52, 46 vs 51, 47 vs 50, 48 vs 49.
  • D Grade - 57 vs 72, 58 vs 71, 59 vs 70, 60 vs 69, 61 vs 68, 62 vs 67, 63 vs 66, 64 vs 65.

At the start of each round the highest seed in A Grade will get first choice of machine bank going down to the final match in D Grade choosing last

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