The Bat City Open 2017
Buffalo Billiards and the Bat City Pinball Club are pleased to announce our second annual Bat City Open pinball tournament! The Bat City Open will be held on June 23th-25th on the entire second floor of Buffalo Billiards.
The BCO is an official circuit event of the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA). Expect to see top players from around the world make their way to Austin for this event!
In addition to the pinball tournament, there will also be a general expo area for vendors, video games, and more! If you are interested in having a booth in the expo area, please contact Jesse [email@example.com]
Traveling to Austin
Buffalo Billiards is located in the heart of Austin’s historic 6th street, surrounded by an array of bars and restaurants. Buffalo Billiards itself will have a full bar and restaurant available to players for the entire duration of the tournament. In addition out of state players will receive 2 free entries to the tournament of their choice (Classics or the Main Circuit Event)
There are plenty of options for lodging within walking distance to Buffalo Billiards.
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Austin Ride share Apps: Download the app of your choice from the App Store or Google Store
Main Tournament Overview
We will be using DTM tournament software – Thanks to Karl DeAngelo for allowing us to use this amazing software again.
Qualification will be on Friday June 23rd from 7:00 PM to 1:30 AM and Saturday June 25th from 10:00 AM to 1:00 AM.
Classics Finals – Classics qualifying will end at 5:30 pm on Saturday the 24th, finals will begin at 6:30 pm
Main Finals will start on Sunday June 25th at 10:00 am, with check-in at 9:30 am
During qualifying, competitors will play on a bank of at least 10 machines. The machines will cover all major eras of pinball (electro-mechanical, solid state, and modern DMD). Players scores will be ranked on each machine, and will earn points based on their rank on each game played (1st = 100 pts, 2nd = 97 pts, 3rd = 95pts, 4th = 94pts, 5th = 93pts, and so on). The sum of all points will be used to determine a player’s overall ranking. Tournament cost; there is a mandatory $5 fee for all players that goes directly to PAPA to offset the cost of running the overall circuit. This fee will be collected as you register. Tournament format is still being discussed along with associated cost for entry. We will update this information as soon as it is finalized.
The 16 (24 if we get more than 60 players) players with the most points earned during qualifying will play in the finals. During finals, players will be placed in groups of four and play 3 game sets PAPA style (4-2-1-0). The top two players from each group will advance on to the next round, and the bottom two players will be eliminated.