Personally I’m not a big selfie guy, but San Francisco now has a Super Selfie Pinball League!
What is a super selfie league?
The way this league works is that you have several weeks to compete and submit selfies/scores (each regular season may last a different amount of time, but typically is for a calendar month). This means you can put in as many entries/selfies as you want while the tournament season is open.
This is to encourage more location play and help the operators out and show locations that pinball can bring people in and hopefully help support those businesses (so buy beer, food or go see a movie, depending on the location, tip well, and please let the business know that you came to play b/c of Super Selfie Pinball League too).
Also you will earn WPPRs (World Pinball Player Ranking Points) as this has been endorsed by the IFPA so if you aren’t already an internationally ranked pinball player, you will be afterwards!
The San Francisco Super Selfie League™ is open to everyone of all skill levels (ages may be restricted by certain venues so check ahead!) Just like taking selfies? You can play pinball now AND still take your selfies! You will need a smart phone to take your Super Selfies with.
How /How much?
It’s free* to play aside from coin drop! Please please remember if you go to a location, please support them – if you only go and play pinball they may not enjoy what pinball brings and choose to get rid of machines or pull out of the SFSSL. And as you buy your beer or snack, do tell them you’re there because of the pinball!
To submit your scores, take a selfie with yourself and your score visible. You’ll be able to submit both your score and selfie straight into MatchPlay.events but you will first have to set up a free account.
Scores will be updated on MatchPlay.events and sometimes in the Facebook group (if you choose to also post there – which we encourage as it’s a fun way to interact with others in the league and since often people may be doing their qualifying solo or on their lunch breaks when they should be working).
As far as rules of play, we will follow the joint IFPA/PAPA ruleset. Feel free to ask about any questions but generally, no bangbacks, death saves and any stuck balls should try and be freed, especially during a multiball.
You also must submit scores within 48-hours of playing and at the end of the season the deadline for submitting is a 15-minutes after the season closes so if you don’t submit by then, your score may not be counted (this pertains only to games you might be playing up until 11:59pm on the last day of the month/season).
Similar to the Oakland Pinball Warriors we also allow qualifying up until the playoff date. So while the regular season closes at the end of each calendar month, players can still submit scores up until the beginning of the playoffs. However, any byes and such are all locked in at the end of the month (plus the 15-minute grace period to submit your scores).
Note: Your game must FINISH before midnight so if you start a game at 11:55pm and it goes past midnight when you can finally take your selfie, that will not count for that week.
The only tie breaks we will make are for byes and in those cases the determination will be made by number of top scores, then number of 2nd place scores, etc. until a tie is broken. All submitted scores will count in this tie-breaker. So playing more different games (even beyond the six that count for your qualifying score will be used). If there is still a tie, a coin flip will be made. You may play extra balls but Buy-Ins are not allowed. If you get a Midnight Madness mode, you can still count your score as well.
Each season may run a different length but typically lasts the actual month up until the playoff date and has a playoff tournament component afterwards (this will be detailed in the MatchPlay tournament/season details).
Locations will vary each season so make sure to check the current season to see what games are in use (use PinballMap to see what machines are there and to report issues).
Email questions, media requests, etc. at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: by playing in the San Francisco Super Selfie League you agree to being ranked by the IFPA.
* Beginning in 2018, playoffs will cost $5 to play in and most of the money will go to the prize pool. However, some of the funds will be paid to IFPA for a sanctioning fee they have instigated. Additionally, amounts to cover incidentals like tape and printing for flyers, etc. may also be taken out of the overall prize pool.
Last updated: August 20, 2019 @ 12:11pm PT