Season Nine was won by Zac Wollons who won a Metallica translite as part of the Stern Army. The B-Division was won by Justin Lee who overcame Jeremy Hermann on an epic 5-ball battle on Whirlwind! (Full results)
Season Nine is the last for the SFSSL league as the IFPA is changing the way these types of tournaments are rated (it will continue in some other manner based on how people are feeling for at least January 2017). We are going to have two periods to play your games and we’re again having the B-Division/expanded playoffs with special prizes for new players! One location, Gestalt, will be available for play all season to make things easier for folks and because of the amount of machines there and their long hours. Also Buzzworks will be in all month long too!
Coaching is again allowed during play so you can help each other out and say what’s lit and what to go for. This is primarily to encourage new folks who are learning pinball and since it is a selfie league it’s hard to police it anyhow so coach away!
You can play any time starting on December 1st, 2016.
You also must submit scores within 48-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 11:59pm on Dec 28th, 2016). 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.
Everyone will make playoffs again this season!
Depending on the actual # of players in the season, the finals format will vary but the top four seeds will likely get a bye unless we have player restrictions that affect that (we will try and update the info here before the end of the season).
We will play PAPA style in groups of four with 7-5-3-1 scoring (3-games per round). The top two will advance each round of play until there is only one group of four left.
Season 9: 12/1/16 – 12/28/16 – Top 9 scores/games included – choose from:
- Buzzworks: Star Trek the Next Generation, Guns’n’Roses, Indy 500
- Free Gold Watch: Iron Man, Metallica, Ghostbusters, TRON, Six Million Dollar Man
- Alamo Drafthouse: Mousin’ Around, Johnny Mnemodica, The Big Lebowski
- Gestalt: The Walking Dead, KISS
- The Myriad: Cirqus Voltaire, World Cup Soccer, Twilight Zone
- Standard Deviant: Ripley’s Believe it or Not, The Addams Family
- Cease and Desist: Family Guy
Period Two: 12/16/16 – 12/31/16 – choose from: (coming soon!)
PLAYOFFS: Dec 29th at 7pm sharp at Gestalt
Live standings will always be available on the MatchPlay.events website here!
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… Also Eric Wagensonner is also an official so you can consult him for rulings as well.