IFPA Washington State Pinball Championship Weekend
January 19-21, 2024

2023-24 IFPA WA State Pinball Championship
2023-24 IFPA WA Women's State Pinball Championship
Friday Super Specials Tournament
Saturday WA State Match Play Event
Sunday WA State Group Knockout TEvent
The Ice Box Arcade, 615 NW Bright St, Seattle, WA 98107

Sunday Jan 21, 3:00pm-9:30pm
Washington State Group Knockout Tournament

To enable players to watch the Women's state championships while competing in their own tournament, we're hosting a co-located group knock out tournament that is open to all.

Each round, players will be grouped into 4-player games (possibly some 3-player games). Software will be setup to maximize balancing of players and machines. This will be a "progressive strike tournament" were the winner of a match gets 0 strikes and all other players get as many strikes as players they lost to (2nd place gets 1 strike, 3rd place 2 strikes, etc...).
With 20 or less players, there will be 10 strikes total, with 20-40 players there will be 9 strikes total and with 41+ players there will be 8 strikes.


The Ice Box Arcade
615 NW Bright St,
Seattle, WA 98107


Register and pay Entry Fee ($10) by 2:45pm. Doors open Noon.
This tournament will begin at approximately 3:00pm, after the quarter finals (round of 8) of the state championships begins.
Players are responsible for paying for their own games.

Players can practice on machines (pay-for-play) prior to the start of the tournament. However, all players are asked to immediately give up their game if there is a state championship match waiting on that particular machine.

While exact length of tournament cannot be guaranteed, it is estimated that the tournament will end around 8:00pm, coinciding with final games in the women state championship. Thus please plan your day accordingly.


Payout will be top 4 if 20 or less players. Top 6 players will be paid in case of 21-31 players. Top 8 players in case of 32 or more players.

$1 per-player will go to IFPA for their new fee on ranked tournaments. World Pinball Player Ranking (WPPR) points will be awarded for this tournament.

Rulings and Malfunctions

Rulings and malfunctions will be handled the same way as they are in the state championships, which is according to the Official IFPA World Championship Rules, unless explicitly covered in this section.

Caution to players still active in state championships: As an IFPA-Ranked tournament, this match-play tournament is open to all. Please note, however, the official IFPA rules state that an intentional delay of more than 60 seconds can lead to a player forfeiting their GAME (not just the ball). This intentional delay rule will be enforced in both the state championships and the match-play tournament if it is a player's turn, but they are unavailable because they are playing in the other tournament. Thus players still active in the state championships would be participating at their own risk of forfeiting games in either or both tournaments if they choose to play in this tournament.

If the scenario arises that it is a player's turn in both the state championships and this match-play tournament simultaneously, the rule will be applied as follows: The player will have 60 seconds from the moment they are aware that it is their turn in both tournaments to select and play the game they want to keep. The other game will be forfeited after they have left it for 60 seconds.

Waiting for machines: The state championship has priority on machines. If a machine is picked that has a state championship game going on, then players should ask the tournament director to draw a new machine.

Tournament Machines: The tournament director reserves the right to remove any game from play at any time, if the machine is experiencing technical issues, has a known exploit, or is having long-player games that are affecting the ability to run the tournament efficiently.

Match Play Tournament Director: Germain Mariolle and Lonnie Langford.
For questions and inquiries regarding this tournament, please contact contact@seattlepinballservices.com.