2017 DHPL PinGolf Championship

2017 DHPL Pin-Golf Championship Quick Overview

  • Only 36 spots total
  • Entry fee is $40 non refundable, please process entry using the cart below.
  • Registrations will be taken at the door up to 11:45 AM on September 9th.
  •  You receive an email from tournament officials upon successful registration.
  •  No refunds will be given however you may transfer your ticket to another person.
  •  Should you decide to transfer your entry please contact officials at least 48 hours before the event.
  •  Pre-payment is required to confirm entry.
  •  Standard IFPA rules apply.
  •  Tournament director has final say on all rulings.
Pingolf 2017 

 

2017 DHPL Pin-Golf Championship Overview
The Die Hard Pinball League (DHPL) and Lucky’s Lounge are teaming up to host our annual Pin-Golf pinball tournament. With the success of last year’s tournament we are expanding the number of players and offering a lot more prizing and IFPA World Ranking Points.

 

The third annual 2017 DHPL PinGolf Championship will be held September 9, 2017 at Lucky’s Lounge in Edmonton.

 

Below you will find important information about the tournament including how to qualify, tournament format, prize breakdown and more! Any questions please contact the DHPL @ diehardpinball@gmail.com

 

WHERE ARE THE DHPL PIN-GOLF CHAMPIONSHIPS GOING TO BE HELD?

Lucky’s Lounge
15004 Yellowhead Trail NW,

Edmonton, AB T5V 1A1
HOW DO YOU QUALIFY TO PLAY IN THE DHPL PIN-GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP?

The tournament is open for anyone to participate in. We are currently limiting the field to 36 players and players need to register and pay their entry on the DHPL site www.diehardpinball.ca before September 8, 2016 or until the tournament is full.

 

Each participant is guaranteed 1 full round (9 machines) with their paid admission into the tournament. The top 12 players after these Qualifying rounds will advance to the Finals, which will be 4-player group play continuing to use our golf scoring, the top 4 players will get a bye straight into the semi-finals. The next top 8 players not in the top 12 will advance to the B consolation final.
WHAT GAMES WILL BE USED IN THE TOURNAMENT TO MAKE UP THE PIN-GOLF COURSE?

Tournament games will consist of 9 games spanning all eras (Electromechanical through the latest DMD/LCD games). The game list will be published prior to the tournament so participants have plenty of time to get familiar with game rules and develop a strategy beforehand, although this list is tentative and is subject to change leading up to the event.

Fish Tales Metallica (Pro) NBA Fastbreak
Tron (Pro) Ghostbusters Premium Volley
The Walking Dead (Pro) Dirty Harry Dragon

 

QUALIFYING AND PLAYOFF ROUNDS

Players will complete 1 round of 9 Pin-Holes during Qualifying. Each Pin-Hole will consist of a pinball machine with a target score. The number of balls it takes for the player to reach that target score will represent the number of Pin-Strokes earned for that hole. Should a player not reach the target score after a full game is completed, a stroke value will be determined based on how close the player was to the target score at the end of their game.

 

For example, the target score on the pinball machine ‘CSI’ may be set at 10 million points. A player will continue playing the game until he reaches 10 million points. If reached, the number of balls it took to reach that score will be recorded for that Pin-Hole. If the player fails to reach the target score after 5 balls are played, they will be awarded a score based on how close they were to that target:
8,000,000 – 9,999,990 points  = 6 strokes [80% of par]
6,000,000 – 7,999,990 points = 7 strokes [60% of par]
4,000,000 – 5,999,990 points = 8 strokes [40% of par]
2,000,000 – 3,999,990 points = 9 strokes [20% of par]
0 – 1,999,990 points = 10 strokes [<20% of par]

A maximum of 10 Pin-Strokes per Pin-Hole will be enforced.

The 12 players with the lowest Pin-Stroke total after their qualifying round will advance to the Final Round to be held Saturday night (Ties will be broken by the most hole in ones). The Final Round consists of 4-player group play, with 3 games per round using the same golf scoring, best seed will get choice of machine for all three games.


HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

Entry fee is $40 per player, which is to be paid at the event site. Players will NOT be responsible for the coin drop of the tournament games as this is paid with your entry. All entry fees will be paid back in cash, trophies and additional prizes as well Die Hard Pinball, Big J Arcade and Nitro Pinball adds the prize pool for additional prizing. Cancellations are non-refundable, and will go towards the prize pool.

 

PRIZE PACKAGE (based on a full 36 players, will be adjusted if less players register)

‘A’ Division Champion – $500 cash/trophy/title of Altitude Amusements PinGolf Champion
2nd place – $350 cash/trophy
3rd place – $200 cash/trophy
4th Place – $100 cash
5th – 8th Place – $50 cash

‘B’ Division Champion – $150 cash + plaque
2nd place – $100 cash + plaque
3rd place – $50 cash + plaque

Best Ladies Placing- $50 cash

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

11:00 – Doors Open/Final Registration for walk-ins
11:00 – 11:45: Practice and play testing (coin drop), Registration ends, Fixes and final machine setup
11:45 – 12:00: Orientation, rules, announcement of pairings
12:00 – 4:00: Qualifying Round for Pin-Golf
4:00 – 4:45 A division quarter final round matches (5th – 12th Place)
4:45 – 5:30: A & B division semi final matches (Top 8)
5:30 – 6:15: A & B division final matches (Top 4)
6:15 – 6:30: Awards Presentation
7:00 – Licensed After Party presented by Big J Arcade

QUESTIONS/COMMENTS

Please contact the DHPL at diehardpinball@gmail.com with any questions or comments you may have.