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Here Comes the Rush Pinball Tournament

Sunday 13th November 2022, doors at 10:30

PinHaus is located in Great, Cornard, Sudbury, Suffolk. Address will be given after registration.

Following the success of our last two pinball events, join us for our next Flip Frenzy event on 13th November!

Doors open from 10:30, with competition starting at 12:00 (with a break in the middle). We’ll be running a Flip Frenzy for qualifying, with a length of 3 hours.

This is an official IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) event. But like our last events, this is a social occasion as well — you are welcome to hang around and play until late after the competition ends (many did last time!). We are looking forward to welcoming you into our home for a relaxed and fun environment!

Registration

Due to limited capacity there is a strict registration limit, capped at 22 people.

Registration will open Saturday 17th September at midday.

Tickets are £10 each. Payment will be arranged before the event or pay in cash on the day.

About the day

Getting here

We have a driveway with space for 3 cars, available on a first come, first served basis. However, we live on a quiet road and there’s plenty of space along it with no parking restrictions.

We live only a 5 minute drive from Sudbury train station. We may be able give you a lift from the station and back – please let us know after you’ve registered. There are also taxi services available in Sudbury.

There is also a regular bus service from Colchester to Sudbury that stops by the house (Line 754).

House rules

Although the house is still a project (sorry about that!), we’d like you to feel at home.

There’s a table in the garden and a few seats. We may have the firepit going, depending on the weather!

The lounge has new carpet and we’d like to preserve it, so no shoes in the lounge. Feel free to bring slippers if you want comfort!

No smoking indoors.

Food and drink

There will be lunch provided, as well as snacks throughout the day. But you’re welcome to bring your own food (there’s a Co-op 5 minute walk around the corner).

We will provide soft drinks such as Coca Cola, Fanta and Sprite, and squash, as well as tea and coffee, but bring your own beer!

Please let us know of any allergies in advance. Vegan/vegetarian options will be provided.

How Flip Frenzy works

We’ll be running a 3 hour Flip Frenzy for qualifying from 12:00 (with a break in the middle for lunch).

It’s a format that enables many games in a set time. It almost runs itself, so don’t worry if you don’t understand it (or didn’t attend last time). It’ll become obvious!

The object is to get as many wins in a set time as possible (so if you’ve already won on ball three, it’s better to drain it so you can get to your next match!).

For more info on how Flip Frenzy works see here: https://matchplay.events/handbook/flip-frenzy

The finals

The top 2 qualifiers from Flip Frenzy get a bye to the final. Tiebreakers for qualifying will be decided by least number of losses.

For the quarter final, qualifiers 5 – 8 will play in a single 4 player game, with the top 2 players going to the semi-final.

In the semi final, they will play in a single 4 player game against qualifiers 3 and 4.

The final will then be four players in a 3 game final, scored as 4-2-1-0.

If qualifiers 3-6 include more than four players, a tie break game will be played on a randomly allocated machine. Players will be eliminated until only the required amount qualify for the semi finals.

Machines

We have 12 pinball machines — our current line up is: (subject to change nearer the date!)

  • Elektra (Bally, 1981)
  • Locomotion (Zaccaria, 1981)
  • TX-Sector (Gottlieb, 1982)
  • Black Knight 2000 (Williams, 1989)
  • Diner (Williams, 1990)
  • Fish Tales (Williams, 1992)
  • Jurassic Park (Data East, 1993)
  • Red and Ted’s Road Show (Williams, 1994)
  • Attack from Mars (Bally, 1995)
  • Theatre of Magic (Bally, 1995)
  • Pinball Magic (Capcom, 1995)