MAIN TOURNAMENT

You will choose 5 games from the bank to make 1 entry. You will be awarded points on each game based on how your score rates against other players’ scores on the same game. The highest score on a game is awarded 100 points. 2nd highest is 90 points. 3rd highest is 85. It then goes down in 1 point increments from there. 4th: 84, 5th: 83,……

All games rulings and malfunctions will be decided on by the IFPAPA rules set : http://www.ifpapinball.com/menu/rules/

The Silverball Rumble takes place November 19th-20th at the Pintastic New England Show in Sturbridge MA at the Sturbridge Host Hotel and Conference Center.

This will be an unlimited PAPA style qualifying format.

There will be a bank of 12 games from all eras. The games list is below and is subject to change.

Your first entry is $15.  Each entry purchased after that is $10. The prize pool is determined by the entry fees taken in minus trophy, setup of tournament costs and IFPA Fees. All 24 finals qualifiers will receive a 2021 Pintastic pint glass and Silverball Rumble enamel key chain. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 overall after finals. TEEN AWARDS: Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 qualifiers in the 17 and under age range. Prize money will be paid out to the top 16 players as follows:

  • 1st-27% of prize pool
  • 2nd-20%
  • 3rd-15%
  • 4th-10%
  • 5th-8th 4%
  • 9th-16th 2%

Registration will start at 11:00 AM Friday. Qualifying will take place from 12 Noon-8:00 PM on Friday and 10:00 AM-2:00 PM on Saturday. Last game for each day must be started by the cutoff time. Any unstarted entries can be refunded. Volunteer scorekeepers will be given a scorekeeper block to qualify Friday night 8:30-9:30 PM.

Finals will take place at 3:00 PM on Saturday for the top 24 qualifiers.   The top 8 qualifiers will get a bye for the first round.  Any ties in qualifying cut line or for top 8 cut line will be broken by a single game playoff. The format for the finals is head to head, best of 5 matches a round. There are 5 rounds of elimination play. There will be a match in the 5th round for 3rd and 4th place as well. For each match, the top seed will have a choice of game or play order. The other player will have the choice of whichever their opponent did not pick. When choosing a game, there will be no waiting; players must choose an open game. For each game after the first, the loser of the previous game has a choice of game or play order.

SILVERBELLE BRAWL

The Boston Belles and Chimes have partnered with the Southern New Hampshire and Western Mass Pinball Clubs to bring you the second SilverBelle Brawl at Pintastic New England! Players will compete in a FREE-to-Enter Flip Frenzy pinball tournament on games provided by both clubs. Join us for camaraderie, competition, IFPA Women’s Division WPPR points, trophies, and pinball!
The tournament will run on Sunday for three hours, with head-to-head matches on ten machines (subject to change), and any players not assigned to a match will be waiting in a short queue. When one match ends, a new match will be created with the player from the top of the queue and one of the players whose match has just ended. The other player will go back into queue. The tournament will progress in this manner until the timer runs out. The four players with the most net wins (total number of wins minus total number of losses) will play in a three game final to determine the winner.

Registration and Participation Requirements for the SilverBelle Brawl at Pintastic New England:
The SilverBelle Brawl will be limited to 24 players. This event is open to all cis and trans women, as well as nonbinary players who are comfortable in a space that centers on the experiences of women. Ticketed entry to Pintastic New England and appropriate Covid-19 safety measures for all players are required, including masks, and either proof of vaccine or recent negative test.
To prepare for registration, you will need your own email address for confirmations. If you have ever played in a tournament where IFPA points were awarded, you should know your IFPA player number. To find it, go to https://www.ifpapinball.com/players/find.php and look yourself up. Membership in the Boston Belles & Chimes Facebook group is not required (nor is a Facebook account), but is encouraged.

TO REGISTER: Be online at 10:00 AM Eastern (1400 UTC) on Saturday, October 23rd, and check the SilverBelle Brawl Facebook event page https://fb.me/e/19tUCkcWp, where a SignUp.com link will be revealed. (Refresh the page as necessary from 9:59 until the link is shown.) Follow that link and click on the “Registration” button, then “Sign Up” if it’s visible. If all 24 spots have been filled, the SignUp page will offer you the opportunity to be put on the wait list. Cancellations will be filled with wait-listed players in the order their emails were received. Player registration will remain open until 9:00 AM the morning of the event, Sunday November 21st, or until the wait-list gets so long that a full cohort is guaranteed. Note that both direct registration and getting on the wait list will ask for your email address and your IFPA number (if any).
Questions about the tournament may be sent to SilverBelleBrawl at gmail dot com.

TOURNAMENTS FOR YOUNG PEOPLE

On Saturday afternoon at 1:00, there will be a tournament for youth born after November 20, 2009 but before November 21, 2013 (in other words, ages 8-11 on that day). Entries are free, but there is a limit of 3 entries. Only the highest score by a person will count. This tournament will take place in the Kid Zone of the Vendor Hall.

On Saturday afternoon at 1:00, there will be a tournament for kids born after November 20, 2013. Entries are free, but there is a limit of 3 entries. Only the highest score by a person will count. This tournament will take place in the Kid Zone of the Vendor Hall.