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European Pinball Championship 2024

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Rules
The basis of the regulations is the set of IFPA/PAPA rules and principles. More information on the IFPA home page below:

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FRIDAY (20.09)

MAIN TOURNAMENT - qualifications
3 time slots with 64 players, divided into 4 groups of 16 players
Play 15 rounds head-to-head. Top 6 players from each group and the 8 highest scoring players ranked between 7th and 16th from all groups advance (72+8). Number two in each group get one bye and the winners get two byes. The groups are composed based on the IFPA ranking. Ties for byes (concerns only top 6) and for qualifying are broken by additional game (if needed).

70's/80's TOURNAMENT - qualifications
3 time slots with 64 players
Play 8 rounds 4-player Group Matchplay. Top 12 players from each group and the 4 highest scoring players ranked between 13th and 64th from all groups advance (36+4). Players three and four in each group get one bye, top 2 qualifiers get two byes. Ties for byes (concerns only top 12) and for qualifying are broken by additional game (if needed).

SATURDAY (21.09)

MAIN TOURNAMENT - play-offs

Round 1 - 56 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 2 - 28 players + 12 with 1 bye head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 3 - 20 players + 12 with 2 byes head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 4 - 16 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

70's/80's TOURNAMENT - play-offs and final

Round 1 - 28 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 2 - 14 players + 6 with 1 bye head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 3 - 10 players + 6 with 2 byes head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 4 - 8 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 5 - 4 players play head-to-hea, best of 5 system

Round 6 FINAL - 2 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

TEAM TOURNAMENT
Four players per team, max. 16 teams (one per country)
Format best of 3 – two single matches and one split flipper (double), untill only 1 team left, no final.

Last game (FINAL), best of 5. The first 3 games have to position all 4 players. Any two players can play game 4 and 5.

PINGOLF TOURNAMENT - qualifications

12 games to play in the pingolf format. The best 16 players advance. In each phase of the Pingolf tournament, ties for byes and for qualifying will be broken by additional game (if needed).

SUNDAY (22.09)

MAIN TOURNAMENT - play-offs and final

Round 5 - 8 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 6 - 4 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

Round 7 FINAL - 2 players play head-to-head, best of 5 system

PINGOLF TOURNAMENT - play-offs and final

Round 1 - 16 players play in groups of 4 on 4 machines, pingolf scoring

Round 2 FINAL - the winners of each group, 4 players, play the final in a group of 4 on 4 machines, pingolf scoring

PARTNERS

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