Tournaments

Die Hard Pinball League hosts a number of local pinball tournaments throughout the year. Each tournament during the year has different formats and challenges to make the competition fun all year round. Here is a listing of the current tournaments and results. Please check the events page for upcoming tournaments.

 

May 7, 2017 – Nitro Amusements Western Canadian Pinball Championship – Alberta Aviation Museum (Winner – Derek Thomson)

  • Unlimited qualifying on Friday and Saturday, the top 16 players qualify to the finals.
  • Novice division qualify for placing’s from 17-24.
  • The playoffs are a PAPA four player, three machine format.

May 6, 2017 – DHPL Classics Tournament – Alberta Aviation Museum (Winner – Ken Fyten)

  • Unlimited qualifying on Friday and Saturday, the top 16 players Alberta qualify to the finals.
  • The playoffs are a PAPA four player, three machine format.
  • There is one division of play for this format

February 11, 2017 – Alberta Provincial Pinball Championship – Lucky’s Lounge (Winner – Derek Thomson)

  • The top 16 players in Alberta qualify for a trip to Dallas, Texas to compete in the IFPA State Championship Series.
  • Is a match play best out of seven single elimination format.
  • A player is not eliminated until he/she loses 4 games in a match.
  • There is one division of play for this format, which consolation brackets.
  • Trophy presentations to the top 3 players in the tournament.

December 3, 2016 – DHPL Last Chance Tournament – Lucky’s Lounge (Winner – Derek Thomson).

  • Is a four strike tournament format.
  • All players and machines are randomized and play a 4 player match the top two scores advancing to the next round
  • A player is not eliminated until he/she is defeated in four total matches.
  • There is one division of play for this format.
  • This is the last tournament of the year to gain points to qualify for the top 16 to represent Alberta in the Alberta Provincial Pinball Championships.

September 10, 2016 – Altitude Amusements PinGolf Tournament – Lucky’s Lounge (Winner – Derek Thomson)

  • Nine pinball machines are setup with targets scores, if a player does not reach a target score on the 5th ball, then is scored from 6-10 stokes all depending on where the target scores are for those stokes.
  • After the qualifying round round, players are moved into A division or B division 4 player, 3 game playoff rounds.
  • Trophy presentations to the top 3 in A, B and to top placing female player.

May 8, 2016 – Western Canadian Pinball Championship – Yellowhead Inn (Winner – Doug Teale)

  • Unlimited qualifying on Friday and Saturday, the top 16 players Alberta qualify to the finals.
  • B division qualify for placing’s from 17-24.
  • The playoffs are a PAPA four player, three machine format.
  • Trophy presentations to the top 4 players in the A division tournament and top 3 players in the B divison.

May 7, 2016 – DHPL Classics Tournament – Yellowhead Inn (Winner – Jody Reilhan)

  • Unlimited qualifying on Friday and Saturday, the top 16 players Alberta qualify to the finals.
  • The playoffs are a PAPA four player, three machine format.
  • There is one division of play for this format
  • Trophy presentations to the top 4 players in the tournament.

February 13, 2016 – Alberta Provincial Pinball Championship – Private Location (Winner – Ryan James)

  • The top 16 players in Alberta qualify for a trip to Las Vegas to compete in the IFPA State Championship Series.
  • Is a match play best out of seven single elimination format.
  • A player is not eliminated until he/she loses 4 games in a match.
  • There is one division of play for this format, which consolation brackets.
  • Trophy presentations to the top 3 players in the tournament.

December 5, 2015 – DHPL Last Chance Tournament – Lucky’s Lounge (Winner – Paul Sinclair).

  • Is a three strike tournament format.
  • All players and machines are randomized and played as a best 2 out of three 3 match with the winner’s advancing
  • A player is not eliminated until he/she is defeated in three total matches.
  • There is one division of play for this format.
  • This is the last tournament of the year to gain points to qualify for the top 16 to represent Alberta in the Alberta Provincial Pinball Championships.

September 12, 2015 – 2015 DHPL PinGolf Tournament – Lucky’s Lounge (Winner – Derek Thomson)

  • Nine pinball machines are setup with targets scores, if a player does not reach a target score on the 5th ball, then is scored from 6-10 stokes all depending on where the target scores are for those stokes.
  • After the first round, players are moved into A division or B division.
  • A Division plays two more rounds, B division plays one round to determine the winner.
  • All scores carryover for the previous rounds.

May 5, 2015 – DHPL Pinball Shootout – Denizen Hall (Winner – Rod Ferguson)

  • 4 player groups, each group plays 3 out of the 6 assigned machines and is scored (4,2,1,0) on each machine.
  • Two two advance to A bracket, bottom two go down to B bracket.
  • Elimination round is a double knockout best out of three in A Div., single knockout best out of three in B div.

January 3, 2015 – DHPL Pinball Tournament – Denizen Hall (Winner – Jonathan Puckrin)

  • Each player plays in a four player group on three assigned qualification machines.
  • A players is ranked via PAPA scoring (100, 95, 90, 88, etc) on each machine.
  • Elimination round is a double knockout best out of three in A Div. (16 players), single knockout best out of three in B div.