At the 2015 Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo, players will have an opportunity to win the coveted Pin Bot Cup by participating in the side events. Each side event is worth points, and the top eight players, based on points, will have a chance to win the Pin Bot Cup!
Pin Bot Cup Qualification:
In 2015, the Pin Bot Cup will be on the line. In order to qualify for the Pin Bot Cup Final on Saturday night, players must participate in all side events. Each side event will award points based on final ranking. Points will be assigned using the standard tournament ranking system (100, 90,85, 84, 83, …)
Single Elimination Tournaments:
There will be three single elimination tournaments during H.A.P.E. Each tournament will consist of 16+ players playing four rounds of head to head match ups. Each tournament will start at a designated time. Byes will be used for unfilled spots. Entry into each single elimination event is four tickets. Cash & trophies will be given based on participation. The single elimination tournaments will be IFPA Sanctioned.
Pin Golf Tournament:
There will be one pingolf tournament during the event. Players will play 25 rounds of PinGolf to determine a winner. Each machine will be a 3, 4 or 5 par hole. Entry into pingolf event is four tickets. Cash & trophies will be given based on participation. The PinGolf Event will be IFPA sanctioned.
Flip Off Hunger Tournaments:
There will be two Flip Off Hunger Tournaments during the event. Each day will have a separate tournament. Players will have unlimited opportunity to place their highest score on the Stern Game Of Thrones Pinball Machine. Each attempt costs one ticket. Trophies will be given to top three scores on each night. The Flip Off Hunger Event will be IFPA sanctioned.
Pin Bot Cup Playoff Format
There will be no seeding for the Pinbot Cup Final. The matchups will be randomly determined as will the first game of the match. This playoff is not an IFPA Event.
Two groups of four players will start the playoffs. Seeds #1,4,5,8 will be one group. Seeds #2,3,6,7 will play in a second group. The top seed of each group will have choice of game or position. The next highest seed will choose the remaining option. Once a machine is selected, only games within the same bank can be selected later in the round.
Game One: This will be a four player game. The lowest scoring player is eliminated. The top scoring player in Game One will get to choose game or position for Game Two. The game used in Game One is ineligible to be chosen again this round.
Game Two: This will be a three player game. The lowest scoring player is eliminated
The four remaining players advance to the Championship round.
Game One will be a four player game. The top seed will choose game or position. The lowest scoring player is eliminated and is 4th Place in the Main Event. The top scoring player in Game One will get to choose game or position for Game Two. The game used in Game One is ineligible to be chosen again.
Game Two will be a three player game. The lowest scoring playing is eliminated. The top scoring player in Game Two will get to choose game or position for Game Three. The game used in Game Two is ineligible to be chosen again.
Game Three is the championship game. The winner earns the Pin Bot Cup.
If the winner of the Pin Bot Cup is from out of state, or will not regularly compete in Pin Bot Cup Events throughout 2015-2016, then the cup will remain with the Texas IFPA State Representative. The winner will be the reigning Pin Bot Cup Champion.