Pintastic New England Silverball Rumble

The Silverball Rumble takes place June 28th-29th at the Pintastic New England Show in Sturbridge MA at the Host Hotel and Conference Center.  This is part of the Stern Pro Circuit of events.

This will be an unlimited PAPA style qualifying format.

There will be a bank or 12 games from all eras. Games list is as follows.  Subject to change

  • Full Throttle
  • X Files
  • Fire
  • Hokus Pokus
  • Frontier
  • Robocop
  • Meteor
  • Atlantis
  • Black Knight Sword of Rage
  • Breakshot
  • DragonFist
  • Flip flop

You will choose 5 games from the bank to make 1 entry. You will be awarded points on each game based on how your score rates against other players scores on the same game. The highest score on a game is awarded 100 points. 2nd highest is 90 points. 3rd highest is 85. It then goes down in 1 point increments from there. 4th, 84, 5th, 83……

All games rulings and malfunctions will be decided on by the IFPAPA rules set :

Your first entry is 15$  Each entry purchased after that is $10.  Prize pool is determined by the entry fees taken in minus trophy, setup of tournament costs and Pro Circuit/IFPA Fees(approximately $1700 based on previous years attendance numbers). All 24 finals qualifiers will receive at 2019 Pintastic pint glass designed by Christopher Franchi. Trophies will be awarded for the top 3 overall after finals and top 3 qualifiers in the 17 and under age range.  Prize money will be paid out to the top 16 players as follows:

  • 1st-25% of prize pool
  • 2nd-20%
  • 3rd-15%
  • 4th-8%
  • 5th-8th 4%
  • 9th-16th 2%

Qualifying will take place from 12-8 on Friday and 10-2 on Saturday. Last game for each day must be started by the cutoff time. Any unstarted entries can be refunded. Volunteer scorekeepers will be given a scorekeeper block to qualify Friday night 8:30-9:30

Finals will take place at 3:00 on Saturday for the top 24 qualifiers.   The top 8 qualifiers will get a bye for the first round of finals.  Any ties in qualifying cut line or for top 8 cut line will be broken by a single game playoff. The format for the finals is head to head, best of 5 matches a round. Finals will last for 5 rounds. There will be a match in the 5th round for 3rd and 4th place as well. For each match top seed will have choice of game or play order. The other player will have choice of whichever their opponent did not pick. When choosing a game there will be no waiting. Players must choose an open game. For each game after the first the loser of the previous game has choice of game or play order. 

There will I’ll be a high score contest on Spooky Pinballs Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle. The game will be set to 1$ a play. This will begin at opening of qualifying at noon on Friday and end at 7pm Saturday evening. Half of the money will be given to the person with the highest score for the weekend and the other half will be donated to the Andrea Ritz clinics in Paraguay