2016 PinGolf Championship-Sep. 10

I missed this last year.. (the list wasn’t around then) but if you like playing Pinball for money, there’s still time to get in on it!

Full details here.

“2016 Altitude Amusements Pin-Golf Championship Full Overview

The Die Hard Pinball League (DHPL) and Lucky’s Lounge are teaming up to host our annual Pin-Golf pinball tournament. With the success of last year’s tournament and a new title sponsor Altitude Amusements we are expanding the number of players and offering a lot more prizing and IFPA World Ranking Points.

The second annual 2016 Altitude Amusements PinGolf Championship will be held September 10, 2016 at Lucky’s Lounge in Edmonton.

Below you will find important information about the tournament including how to qualify, tournament format, prize breakdown and more! Any questions please contact the DHPL @ DIEHARDPINBALL@GMAIL.COM

WHERE ARE THE DHPL PIN-GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS GOING TO BE HELD?
Lucky’s Lounge
15004 Yellowhead Trail NW, Edmonton, AB T5V 1A1

HOW DO YOU QUALIFY TO PLAY IN THE DHPL PIN-GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP?

The tournament is open for anyone to participate in. We are currently limiting the field to 36 players and players need to pre-register with the DHPL before September 8, 2016 or until the tournament is full.

Each participant is guaranteed 1 full round (9 machines) with their paid admission into the tournament. The top 12 players after these Qualifying rounds will advance to the Finals, which will be PAPA 3 machine, 4-player group match play continuing to use Pin-Golf scoring. The next top 8 players not in the top 16 will advance to the B consolation final.

WHAT GAMES WILL BE USED IN THE TOURNAMENT TO MAKE UP THE PIN-GOLF COURSE?

Tournament games will consist of 9 games spanning all eras (Electromechanical through the latest DMD/LCD games). The game list will be published prior to the tournament so participants have plenty of time to get familiar with game rules and develop a strategy beforehand, although this list is tentative and is subject to change leading up to the event.

QUALIFYING ROUNDS

Players will complete 1 round of 9 Pin-Holes during Qualifying. Each Pin-Hole will consist of a pinball machine with a target score. The number of balls it takes for the player to reach that target score will represent the number of Pin-Strokes earned for that hole. Should a player not reach the target score after a full game is completed, a stroke value will be determined based on how close the player was to the target score at the end of their game.

For example, the target score of CSI may be set at 10 million points. A player will continue playing the game until he reaches 10 million points. If reached, the number of balls it took to reach that score will be recorded for that Pin-Hole. If the player fails to reach the target score after 5 balls are played, they will be awarded a score based on how close they were to that target:

8,000,000 – 9,999,990 points  = 6 strokes [80% of par]
6,000,000 – 7,999,990 points = 7 strokes [60% of par]
4,000,000 – 5,999,990 points = 8 strokes [40% of par]
2,000,000 – 3,999,990 points = 9 strokes [20% of par]
0 – 1,999,990 points = 10 strokes [<20% of par]

A maximum of 10 Pin-Strokes per Pin-Hole will be enforced.

The 12 players with the lowest Pin-Stroke total after their qualifying round will advance to the Final Round to be held Saturday night. The Final Round consists of 4-player group play, with 3 games per round using the same golf scoring.

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Entry fee is $40 per player, which is to be paid at the event site. Players will NOT be responsible for the coin drop of the tournament games as this is paid with your entry. All entry fees will be paid back in cash, trophies and additional prizes as well Die Hard Pinball and Altitude Amusements adds the prize pool for additional prizing. Cancellations are non-refundable, and will go towards the prize pool.

PRIZE PACKAGE (based on a full 36 players)

‘A’ Division Champion – $600 cash/trophy/title of Altitude Amusements PinGolf Champion
2nd place – $300 cash/trophy
3rd place – $150 cash/trophy
4th place – $100 cash
5th through 8th place – $50 cash each

‘B’ Division Champion – $100 cash + plaque
2nd place – plaque
3rd place – plaque

Best Ladies Placing- $50 cash

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Saturday, September 10th, 12pm – 4pm -> GROUP QUALIFYING ROUND

Saturday, September 10th, 5pm – 8pm -> FINALS

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

Please contact the DHPL at DIEHARDPINBALL@GMAIL.COM with any questions or comments you may have