Presents the 2019-20 <br> Stern Pro Circuit Championship

Presents the 2019-20
Stern Pro Circuit Championship

DATE TBD

Meet your 20 finalists

Event Schedule and Location

It’s time for the annual Stern Pro Circuit Championship Final, featuring the world’s top 20 competitive pinball players competing for cash, prizes, and the title of Stern Pro Circuit Champion!  The Circuit Final grand champion will receive a brand new Stern Pinball machine, $5,000 and the iconic Stern Pro Circuit belt.  This year’s event will be held at Lagunitas Brewing Company in Chicago, IL.  BUY TICKETS HERE for this event.  The $25 Saturday ticket price includes:

-Over 60 pinball and classic arcade games on free play
-A celebrity “Meet, Greet and Battle” area with special guests Jenni “JWOWW” Farley from Jersey Shore and Scott Ian from Anthrax.
-Several tournaments open to the public (more details coming soon)
-Cool Vendors
-Arcade DJ
-Giveaways
-Access to watch the Stern Pro Circuit Championship Final in person!!

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DATE TBD

12PM-10PM – Doors Open to Public, Free-play arcade open

12PM-7PM – Belles & Chimes Chicago Open Qualifying. Free to enter.

1PM – Stern Pro Circuit Championship Finals begin

2PM-4PM – Jenni “JWoww” Farley at Meet & Greet Booth

4PM-5PM – Stranger Things High-score Challenge! Youth and Adult divisions. Top 4 scores in each division wins a prize! Free to enter.

5PM-7PM – Scott Ian at Meet & Greet Booth

10PM – Doors Close

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Then, on Sunday, no ticket is necessary to come and watch the IFPA Heads-Up Championship!

If you’re feeling extra confident, you can still sign up (until March 1st) to compete for a chance to win a brand new Stern Pinball machine!

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY TO PLAY IN THE IFPA HEADS-UP PINBALL CHAMPIONSHIP ON DATE TBD?
The tournament is open for anyone to participate in. Registration will be open through March 1, 2020 at a fee of $150 per player.

Registration link: https://www.ifpapinball.com/asp-products/2020huc/

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DATE TBD

10AM – Doors Open to Public, IFPA Heads-Up Championship begins

6PM – Doors Close

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SPECIAL THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS:
LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY
INTERNATIONAL FLIPPER PINBALL ASSOCIATION
THE REPLAY FOUNDATION
PROFESSIONAL & AMATEUR PINBALL ASSOCIATION
DEADFLIP PINBALL
STAR EVENTS
LOGAN ARCADE
HEADQUARTERS ARCADE
WORNSTAR CLOTHING COMPANY
SHUGA RECORDS
TOY DE JOUR
BAYTEK ENTERTAINMENT
DARK MATTER COFFEE

Official Rules

Stern Pro Circuit Championship

The Circuit Final event is operated as a coordinated effort between PAPA and IFPA, and therefore the latest version of the PAPA/IFPA unified rules apply, in terms of handling malfunctions, player behavior, official rulings, and all other guidelines. The Circuit coordinators are the designated tournament officials for the Circuit Final.

The Circuit Final will feature a group of pinball machines selected by officials. Machines outside this group may not be selected for play. Officials may make machine substitutions as they deem necessary.

 

1. Qualified Players

Final Circuit standings will be determined promptly after the last Circuit event. Any player in the top 20 (any players tied for 20th will be included) of the rankings will be invited to the Circuit Final.

Qualified players will be notified promptly by Circuit coordinators. If a player cannot attend, their opening will be filled by the next highest seeded available player who has participated in the Circuit. Players who do not attend will not receive any prize from the Circuit Final.

 

2. Ladder-Bracket Finals

The Ladder-Bracket of the Circuit Final consists of a series of four-player games. The first game is played by the four lowest-seeded players. The highest-seeded player has choice of machine to be played. The player will not have the option to select the machine used in the previous round of play.

The order of players is determined with the top seed playing 1st, next highest seed playing 2nd, third highest seed playing 3rd, lowest seed playing in 4th position.

The player who has the lowest score is eliminated from the Final, and receives the appropriate prize. The next highest-seeded player, who has not yet played, is added to the group for the next game. In each subsequent round, the highest-seeded player (who will be the player who just joined the group) has choice of machine.

No player may choose the same machine more than once. Officials may remove any machine from consideration at any time.

Once 4 players remain, no new players will be added to the ladder bracket. The lowest finishing player will continue to be eliminated each round until only one player remains. The Championship match will consist of the two remaining players playing one final game.

 

3. Operational Details

Each player participating in the Circuit Final must provide a cellular phone number where they can be reached. Exact times for each round are not guaranteed. Any player who is missing when his or her round is set to begin will be allowed no more than 5 minutes to appear. Play will then continue, with balls being plunged for any missing player or players.

Collusion and deals are not acceptable in the Circuit Final.

 

5. Prizes

The Circuit Final features a guaranteed package of monetary prizes.*

1st place –> $5,000 + Brand New Stern Pro pinball machine + Stern Pro Circuit Belt
2nd place –> $2000
3rd place –> $1500
4th place –> $1300
5th place –> $1200
6th place –> $1100
7th place –> $1000
8th place –> $900
9th place –> $800
10th place –> $700
11th through 20th place –> $600 each

The Replay Foundation has partnered with i-Payout to allow for personalized payment options and secure document handling for all of our competition payouts. With over 10 years experience, i-Payout is a leader in the global payment industry. A United States based company with an international presence, i-Payout has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and a reputation as a trusted and respected partner which prides itself in consistent service and payment flexibility.The winner of the Circuit Final will also receive a brand new Stern Pinball machine, the Stern Pro Circuit belt, and the title “Stern Pro Circuit Player of the Year”.

As a player, the benefits from a system like i-Payout include the ability to choose among available payment methods that best fit your needs, and the streamlining of the tax document process.

All prize payouts will be made through this virtual eWallet system within 60 days of the completion of the event at which your competition was held. You must have a working Replay Foundation eWallet account in order to receive your monetary prize. If you do not have an account, please fill out the form located on the eWallet tab here, and we will create your account and send you the login details.

Please see the FAQ below for further information. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us through our contact form.

*(prize package subject to increase)

The Circuit Final event is operated as a coordinated effort between PAPA and IFPA, and therefore the latest version of the PAPA/IFPA unified rules apply, in terms of handling malfunctions, player behavior, official rulings, and all other guidelines. The Circuit coordinators are the designated tournament officials for the Circuit Final.

The Circuit Final will feature a group of pinball machines selected by officials. Machines outside this group may not be selected for play. Officials may make machine substitutions as they deem necessary.

 

1. Qualified Players

Final Circuit standings will be determined promptly after the last Circuit event. Any player in the top 20 (any players tied for 20th will be included) of the rankings will be invited to the Circuit Final.

Qualified players will be notified promptly by Circuit coordinators. If a player cannot attend, their opening will be filled by the next highest seeded available player who has participated in the Circuit. Players who do not attend will not receive any prize from the Circuit Final.

 

2. Ladder-Bracket Finals

The Ladder-Bracket of the Circuit Final consists of a series of four-player games. The first game is played by the four lowest-seeded players. The highest-seeded player has choice of machine to be played. The player will not have the option to select the machine used in the previous round of play.

The order of players is determined with the top seed playing 1st, next highest seed playing 2nd, third highest seed playing 3rd, lowest seed playing in 4th position.

The player who has the lowest score is eliminated from the Final, and receives the appropriate prize. The next highest-seeded player, who has not yet played, is added to the group for the next game. In each subsequent round, the highest-seeded player (who will be the player who just joined the group) has choice of machine.

No player may choose the same machine more than once. Officials may remove any machine from consideration at any time.

Once 4 players remain, no new players will be added to the ladder bracket. The lowest finishing player will continue to be eliminated each round until only one player remains. The Championship match will consist of the two remaining players playing one final game.

 

3. Operational Details

Each player participating in the Circuit Final must provide a cellular phone number where they can be reached. Exact times for each round are not guaranteed. Any player who is missing when his or her round is set to begin will be allowed no more than 5 minutes to appear. Play will then continue, with balls being plunged for any missing player or players.

Collusion and deals are not acceptable in the Circuit Final.

 

5. Prizes

The Circuit Final features a guaranteed package of monetary prizes.*

1st place –> $5,000 + Brand New Stern Pro pinball machine + Stern Pro Circuit Belt
2nd place –> $2000
3rd place –> $1500
4th place –> $1300
5th place –> $1200
6th place –> $1100
7th place –> $1000
8th place –> $900
9th place –> $800
10th place –> $700
11th through 20th place –> $600 each

The Replay Foundation has partnered with i-Payout to allow for personalized payment options and secure document handling for all of our competition payouts. With over 10 years experience, i-Payout is a leader in the global payment industry. A United States based company with an international presence, i-Payout has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau, and a reputation as a trusted and respected partner which prides itself in consistent service and payment flexibility.The winner of the Circuit Final will also receive a brand new Stern Pinball machine, the Stern Pro Circuit belt, and the title “Stern Pro Circuit Player of the Year”.

As a player, the benefits from a system like i-Payout include the ability to choose among available payment methods that best fit your needs, and the streamlining of the tax document process.

All prize payouts will be made through this virtual eWallet system within 60 days of the completion of the event at which your competition was held. You must have a working Replay Foundation eWallet account in order to receive your monetary prize. If you do not have an account, please fill out the form located on the eWallet tab here, and we will create your account and send you the login details.

Please see the FAQ below for further information. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us through our contact form.

*(prize package subject to increase)

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