The 8th Annual Final Battle is a 24 hour long non stop marathon tournament taking place the weekend of November 4th-5th and is a Stern Pro Circuit event.
Cost of entry is $150. This will be limited to 100 spots. Only one spot will be reserved for the previous years winner if they choose to play and defend their title. Registration will be a lottery system and is currently closed. Lottery entrants can be found here. Registration will close for the lottery On June 14th at 9 AM. The lottery will be held live in person at The Sanctum on Monday June 19th at 7:30 PM right before our weekly tournament on our Facebook page. Everyone is welcome to come for the lottery drawing. This lottery will be drawn by a registered and secured system that will generate a code everyone can use to see results and it will also be recorded. Results will be posted on Tothesanctum.com after the lottery draw for everyone to see. This will also include everyone who is waitlisted and what their spot in line is. An email will be sent to every person who received a spot in the lottery confirming they have an entry and include instructions on how to pay within 24 hours. We will have three options (PayPal, Venmo or cash in person at The Sanctum). If payment is not received in 24 hours you will forfeit your spot. Spots are NON TRANSFERABLE. All waitlisted players will be informed of their spot. Waitlist players are highly likely to be contacted at some point for an open spot. We often go far down our waitlist as time moves on. If you are waitlisted we recommended keeping the date open still as there is a good chance a spot will be offered to you at some point.
We kick off the weekend with a pre tournament Friday November 3rd with a 3 strike knockout tournament open to all to give players a chance to see the games being used and try them out. Cost of entry is $40 Tournament starts at 6 PM. The facility is closed at 10 PM so everyone goes home to rest. All prize money from this will be donated to charity.
The main event starts Saturday the 4th at 10 AM. Doors to the facility open at 9 AM. This is a group matchplay format with straight Swiss seeding throughout the event. The first round will be a complete random pairing of groups.
Each round will be 4 player groups playing 3 preselected games. The first round will be random pairings. Scoring is 3-2-1-0. In the case when people drop out as the event goes on and we have a 3 player group they will always be at the bottom and scoring will be 3-1.5-0.
After the first round is complete we will immediately start the next round. New groups will be formed by top points working our way down. Ties for groupings will be broken by the player with most 1st place wins and then go down to most 2nd place wins to break any further ties. Any critical ties for top positions after final round will be broken by a game of Stern Electronics Stars. We will play as many rounds as we can in the 24 hour block. Statistically we run 16 rounds for this event. Since this is daylight savings weekend we gain an hour so the event will conclude at 9 AM on Sunday.
We will have a few small periodic breaks in between rounds to allow people to head out to local places for food/supplies. We will have a fridge for everyone to use and a water cooler. Please bring your own water bottle to fill to help us keep down on the waste and clutter of empty cups everywhere during the event. We have chairs and couches for seating but welcome people to bring folding type chairs for sitting in our hallway. We will be using matchplay.events for tracking results and this will provide text message notifications to all players when rounds are starting and will be paid for by us.
Prize money will be structured as follows:
Starting with the first round we will have a 100$ bounty available to any player who at any time during the 24 hour period can beat The Final Battle on The Shadow.
After round 1 if any player scores a perfect score of 9 for the round they will receive a bounty of 50$. If more than one player scores a 9 the 50$ bounty will be split between all of them. If not one scores a 9 the 50$ moves on to the next round and another 50$ is added to the bounty purse. This continues for every round and keeps building until collected and then starts fresh with another 50$ for the next round.
When we start the final round every group is playing for a prize purse. The top 4 players will be awarded trophies and the following cash prizes
After that the 4 players in each group below are playing for a prize purse for the winner of the group you are playing in. The higher your group number the higher the prize purse. The purses are as follows
This is all based on a full field of 100 players and is subject to change based on entry fee and if the field is not full when we start the event.
This is a marathon tournament so there is no finals and anything can happen in the last minute just like in a marathon. Don’t let someone with a burst of energy bolt past you in the final round!
Every player who plays for all 24 hours and never sits out a round will be awarded a completion medal just like finishing a marathon. These will be custom cast medals just for this event.
Refund Policy as follows:
75% Refund until August 6th
50% Refund until September 24th
25% Refund until October 20th
No Refunds after October 20th