Season 2 starts at 12:01am Monday April 25th!
I’m trying a new format this season as this is all still kind of a new format for us out here so Season Two is nicknamed “Free For All”
Why “Free for All?” This season we are going to have all the machines at all locations open the entire duration which is different from Season One where each week was a different location. This gives folks more time to play each machine/location and there will be a total of 12 machines required/counted. Since there are more than that many machines available, you can pick and choose which ones you want to put your scores up on. If you’re super strategic, you can even play ones that your nemesis has the top score on to knock them down (something I learned at PAPA this past weekend 🙂
How /How much?
The best part is that this is still 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 as well as in the Facebook group (if you choose to include that – 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. Full rules are posted at this link – all players are responsible to know the rules so if you are unsure about something, check that rules page as rules updates may occur which you will be responsible for…
You can play any time during the period listed below starting on Monday April 25th, 2016.
You also must submit scores within 12-hours of playing and at the end of the season the deadline for submitting is an hour 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 midnight on May 15th). 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.
Finals we are still finalizing the location but will post it here shortly. The top 12 (unless we have less than 24-players in total) will make a bracket where they will play PAPA style in groups of four with 4-2-1-0 scoring (3-games per round). The top two will advance each round of play until there is only one group of four left and the top four seeds get a bye the first round.
Season Two: 4/25/16 – 5/22/16 – Top 12 scores/games included – choose from:
- Doctors Lounge: Fish Tales, Black Rose
- Slice House: Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Black Knight 2000
- Cafe duNord: Black Knight
- Brewcade: Demolition Man, Star Trek (Stern), Dr. Dude, The Addams Family, Cyclone
- Cease & Desist: Metallica
- Lucky Strike: Spider-Man, Rollercoaster Tycoon
- Summer Place: Laser Cue, Lethal Weapon 3
- 3300 Club: Monster Bash – new this season!
FINALS: May 24th, 2016 – 7pm at a secret location (only the top 12 finalists will be given this info – if less than 24 competitors, then top eight)
Live standings will always be available on the MatchPlay.events website here!
Locations will vary across the weeks of open play (use PinballMap to see what machines are there and to report issues). Here’s the spots organized by Operator.
Elbo Room (not IM or Avatar!): 647 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Brewcade: 2200 Market St #102, San Francisco, CA 94114
Lucky Strike: 200 King St, San Francisco, CA 94107
Summer Place: 801 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108-3312
Cafe DuNord: 2174 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94114
Joey the Cat:
Cease & Desist: 2331 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
3300 Club: 3300 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110