Vancouver Flip-Out Tournaments at
2018 Vancouver Pinball Expo

Sept 6-9, 2018

Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre

Junior Jam (Kid's Tourney)

This is a kid's only tournament. All players must be 12-years-old or younger on the day of the event, with an exception for some 13-year-olds (see below).


Sunday 11:00am-2:00pm.
Registration opens Sunday 10am, closes 10:45am.

Entry and Eligibility

Entry fee is $1.
– Entry is restricted to kids 12-years old and younger.
– 13-year olds will be allowed to play only if they've never played in a prior IFPA ranked tournament, and did not finish in top 4 of the Junior Division in a prior Fraser Valley Flip-Out tournament.
– It is requested that at least one parent or guardian for each kid is present to listen to rules and ensure kids are at the right machine at the right time.

Tournament Format

This is a 4-round match-play tournament, of 4-player and 3-player games.
– At the start of each round, players are randomly matched against other opponents for a 3 or 4-player game, on a randomly-selected machine.
– Order of play each game is determined by the software.
– Scoring in each game will be 7-5-3-1 for 4-player games, and 7-4-1 for e-player games.
– After each round is complete, a new round commences, with new random matchings among all players, until everyone has played 4 games.
– This tournament will primarily be played on the Classic Tourney Bank of machines. However, some main bank machines not being used for the main tournament finals might be used if there is a large turnout requiring more machines.

Playoff Round

The top 4 players after the qualifying round move on for a 1-game final, to establish final finishing order 1 through 4.

Prize Pool

Plaques for top 4 finishers.

Rulings and Malfunctions

Anytime an abnormal circumstance occurs, a tournament official should be notified. To ensure consistency throughout the tournament, PLAYERS SHOULD NOT RESOLVE ISSUES ON THEIR OWN. Except for rules explicitly covered on this tournament website, PAPA/IFPA Tournament Rules will be used to address malfunctions and as the basis for rulings.

Following are some additional notes that are not covered in the IFPA/PAPA rulings and malfunction sections.
– In general, extra balls will be disabled. If an extra ball is earned, and there is no note on backglass to play or plunge, please contact a tournament official.

Additional Information

Every attempt is made to keep the rules and information on this website accurate and up-to-date, and to run tournaments per the advertised structure and schedule. However, due to the nature of pinball and the fact that the tournaments are entirely run by volunteers, the tournament officials reserve the right to modify the tournament structure or schedule until the start time of that tournament. Late or last minute changes will be announced as appropriate prior to the start of the tournament. Changes to the tournament structure will not be made mid-tournament unless circumstances make such a change absolutely necessary.

For regular updates and discussion on the tournament, please visit our public Facebook event page.
Tournament Directors: Dave Stewart and Germain Mariolle
For questions and inquiries regarding tournaments at Vancouver Flipout, please contact

Vancouver Flip-Out Tournaments are sponsored by Nitro Pinball, serving Canada and the Pacific Northwest in Sales, Rentals, Repairs, and Customizations of Pinball Machines.

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