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W. I. P. T.

Replay FX is proud to host the Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT), the largest competitive women’s pinball tournament in the world. This match-play tournament will host 128 fierce competitors from around the globe battling for a total prize pool of more than $5000.

The Women’s International Pinball Tournament consists of multiple rounds of four-player match-play pinball competition, with no players eliminated until the finalists are selected. The top 16 finishers earn cash, and the top 4 head to a playoff that will be awarding the largest prize in competitive women’s pinball history.

WIPT is capped at 128 players, and pre-registration is required.

Refund Policy

We outsource our ticketing, registration, and refunds to ShowClix.com. To process one of these requests, please e-mail support@showclix.com

Refund requests for general admission tickets will be honored in full until July 14. Refund requests for the additional WIPT reservation fee will be honored as follows:

  • 75%: Sales Open – March 31
  • 50%: April 1 – May 31
  • 25%: June 1 – July 14

No refunds will be given after July 14 for any reason. Due to the existing waitlist, WIPT reservations CANNOT be transferred to another person at any time. We will issue individual refunds as appropriate and proceed through the waitlist in order. All associated processing fees will be paid by the ticket purchaser when any refund is given.

Sunday:

9am-9:15am: Player Checkin
9:15am-9:30am: Waitlist Processing
9:30am: Session 1
10:30am: Session 2
11:30am Session 3
12:30pm Session 4
1:30pm Session 5
2:30pm Finals Rd 1
3:30pm Finals Rd 2

Player List

Updated April 3

Abby Terhune 52016 B&C – Belles & Chimes
ahna rosa 10519 ALPL – Alley Pass Pinball League
Aimee Poulin 59921 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Alissa Q Newman N/A
Allison O’Neill 19302 SFPD – San Francisco Pinball Department
Allison Thrower 49050 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Alyson Ruby Rae 17194 SPC – Seattle Pinball Community
Alyssa Alsheimer 71448 NEPL – New England Pinball League
Amy Covell-Murthy 15091 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Angela Pecora 41203 FSPA – Free State Pinball Association
Anna Frenkel 37798 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Anna Neal 42709 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Anna Wolk 22248 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Becki Gallagher None PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Brandy Kaiser 41439 BUFF – Buffalo Pinball League
Bre Reynolds 49979 L1SL – Level One Silverball League
Brumwell 55889 ALPL – Alley Pass Pinball League
Carol Walker 89
Carolyn Dawson 22522 OPE – Oklahoma Pinball Enthusiasts
Cindy Grote 42345 Arcade Super Awesome
Cosson 19875 DF – Dead Flip
Crista Lopez 47412
Crystal McCalvey None Bride of Pittsburgh Pinball
Danielle Laverdure 48052 OTPL – Ottawa Pinball League
Dawnda “Texas Tilt” Durbin 55991 PDX – Portland Pinball (OR)
Deborah Tahlman 40874 L1SL – Level One Silverball League
Deena Ecker 26332 NYC – Pinball NYC
Diane Smith 14573 AZPL – Arizona Pinball
Diane Spackman 68057 Arcade Super awesome
Dori Strom 60894 SLAP Salt Lake Area Pinballers
Elise Fanto 68004 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Elizabeth (Anna) Morse 34619 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Ellen Frankel 5233 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Emily May 43418 IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association
Emily Sweeney 53425 B&C – Belles & Chimes
ERIN KELLY 7524 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Erin Malysa 53444
Erin Seiden 49831 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Eustina Daniluk 0
Gillian Holle 55170 Arcade Super Awesome
Gretchen Kamke 43511 BUFF – Buffalo Pinball League
Heather Kendrick 23922 LPL – Lansing Pinball League
Heidi Jones 21022
Helen de Haan-Verbeek 1759 9SBR – 904 Silver Ball Rollers
Holly Danowski 34545 IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association
Holly koskinen 44792 Arcade Super awesome
Jade Ang 137199
Jane Verwys 53105 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Jasmijn de Jong 1787 SPC – Seattle Pinball Community
Jen Ruper 46721 Belles & Chimes CMH
Jennifer St.Hilaire 24999
Jessica Frenette 49389 NEPL – New England Pinball League
Jessica Kent 33978 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Jessica Warren 46980 NYC – Pinball NYC
jessy farrell 54583 Richmond Belles and Chimes
Joan McCool 39186 TPP – Triangle Pinball Players
Jocelyn Meyer 33706
Juana Summers 39719 Holy Frijoles Pinball League
Julie Dorssers 17559 LOPL – London Ontario Pinball League
Karen McKay 48242 BPL – Bluffs Pinball League
Karli Pigford 25631 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Kate Axelrod 42151 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Kate Flewelling 58694 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Katherine Doddge 55239 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Kathy Gagno 6825 VRPA – Vancouver Regional Pinball Association
Katie Moran 43801 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Keri Wing 20345 KCTH – Kansas City Try Hards
Kerri Donohue 35603 IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association
Kim Martinez 46890 L1SL – Level One Silverball League
Kristen Gregory 29824 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Kytte Burke 58309 Arcade Super awesome
Laura Fraley 37754 B&C – Belles & Chimes
LEAH Gosciejew 36250 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Leslie Friley 20959 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Leslie J Martin 45514 QPC – Quarterpounders with Cheese
Leslie Kozloski 13834 NPL – National Pinball League (PA)
Leslie Ruckman 47411
Leslie Waggoner 37232 SFPD – San Francisco Pinball Department
Lindsey Rhoades 26331 NYC – Pinball NYC
Linsey Rogers 51027 Arcade Legacy League
Lisa Arthur 43982 OPL – Ohio Pinball League
Lisa Casselman 55385 OTPL – Ottawa Pinball League
Louise Wagensonner 19305 SFPD – San Francisco Pinball Department
Maggi Donnell 63726 SDF
Mandy McRae 1 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Marissa Pratt 61555 NEPL – New England Pinball League
Maritza Chirichigno 49244
Max Stewart 15564 SPC – Seattle Pinball Community
Maya Nigrosh 17769 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Megan Brown 15156 CLPL – Cleveland Pinball League
Megan Sprague 32015 PWO – Pinball Women Ottawa
Melinda Salminen 46913 TCPL – Tri-City Pinball League
Melissa Rivera Fanton 37334
Micaela Wolf 50707
Michelle Dillard 53385 TPP – Triangle Pinball Players
Michelle McCleester Michelle McCleester None
Miriam Nadler 36799
Nicole Bernier 27601 NEPL – New England Pinball League
Nicole Somplatsky 42427 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Norma Jennings 20508 FLiPS – Florida Pinball Society
Penni Epstein 245
Priyanka Kochhar 9019 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Rachel Karlic 36308 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Rachel morris 25750 BCPC – Bat City Pinball Club
Rachel Schmitz 45397 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Ramon 26698
Rebecca Hinsdale 36311 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Rhonda Wamsley 1315 OPL – Ohio Pinball League
Samantha Meyers 64878 Holy Frijoles Pinball League
Sandy Graver 42187 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Sara Fulton 46977 NYC – Pinball NYC
Sarah Kwiecien 51529 PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Shannon Moody 48076 SDF
Sharon Hebenstreit 29094 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Shawna Teale 42314
Stacey Osako 69502 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Stephanie Guida 31915 UNY – Upstate NY Pinball
Stephanie Traub 48800
Summer Galarneau 41438 BUFF – Buffalo Pinball League
Sunshine Bon 19555 Columbia Pinball League
Sydney Wamsley 28494 OPL – Ohio Pinball League
Tammy Oler 46982 B&C – Belles & Chimes
Teresa Offie 51530
Therese Edwards 247 Belles & Chimes CMH
Tracy Lindbergh 24697 AZPL – Arizona Pinball
Valerie Testa 4138
Zoe Vrabel 5363

Waitlist

Updated April 3

Jackie Himes
Donna Wai
Poeabby Masoud
Courtney Wetzel
Nikki Greene
Eliza Brinzinger
Jane Kelly
Amanda Replogle
Laura Edward
Mollie Lee
Theresa Schultz
Marianne Pangia
Anne Almey
Rebecca Gusler
Helena Walter Higgins
Sofia Manganella
Sara Fields
Tanja Meyer
Zoë Wilkinson Saldaña
Lesley Ropp
Vanessa Ish
Cristin Gasson
Tia Roberts
Anne Gibson
Sara Johnson
Deb Kapke
Shannon Webster
Heather Dodge
Lindsey Most
Elli Hernandez

Fees:

A one-time $40 registration fee is required of each player who wishes to compete in the W.I.P.T. in addition to admission to Replay FX.

Prizes:

1st Place: $2000
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $300
5th – 8th Place: $150
9th – 16th Place: $75

Women’s International Pinball Tournament

Date: Sunday
Cost: $40, Pre-registration Required

WIPT uses the Pinburgh Rules and Rulebook, which are themselves tournament specific alterations built upon PAPA’s larger competitive ruleset. Any situations not addressed in the Pinburgh/WIPT rules default to the main set of PAPA Competition Rules. Any tournaments, leagues, or organizations wishing to copy these rules for their own purposes should adopt the primary PAPA ruleset first. All organizations copying the PAPA rules are reminded that they are licensed under the Creative Commons, which requires including a reference link back to the original source: PAPA.org

The Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT) is a Match Play Championship event operated by the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) at Replay FX. The event coordinators for WIPT are Kaite Martin and Bowen Kerins. Event coordinators organize volunteers, handle malfunctions and rulings, delegate responsibilities and authority, and otherwise work to ensure the smooth operation of the tournament. Event coordinators and designated officials may not participate in the tournament.


I. Quick Overview

Women’s International Pinball Tournament (WIPT) is multiple rounds of four-player match play pinball competition, with no players eliminated until the finalists are selected. The top 16 finishers earn cash, and the top 4 head to a playoff with the richest prizes in women’s competitive history.

WIPT is capped at 128 players, and pre-registration is required. There is an entry fee of $40 per player to enter the tournament. Note: while games are free to play, all players must have a Replay FX show pass to enter the tournament.

II. Overall Competition

1. Fees

A one-time $40 registration fee is required of each player who wishes to compete at WIPT, in addition to admission to Replay FX.

All players must check in by 9:15am. Players who are not checked in by 9:15am may be removed from the tournament. Online pre-registration is required.

2. Prizes

The tournament features a guaranteed package of cash prizes:

1st Place: $2000
2nd Place: $1000
3rd Place: $500
4th Place: $300
5th – 8th Place: $150
9th – 16th Place: $75

Information on collecting prize money can be found on the Replay FX Prizes page.

III. Format

1. Overall Format

The match play will be a series of five sessions of multiplayer pinball, with three games played per session. In session one, opponents are determined based on WPPR rank. In sessions two through five, opponents are determined based on each player’s win-loss record. At the end of the five sessions, the top sixteen players advance to a final round.

All players must be onsite for the start of Session 1 promptly at 9:30 am after checking in by 9:15am.

2. Playing a Session

During each session, all players will be assigned to a group. A set of three games will be randomly assigned, which will usually consist of one dot-matrix machine (DMD), one electromechanical machine (EM), and one solid state (SS) machine. Games will be played in the order prescribed by the group’s score sheet. Tournament coordinators will make efforts to avoid requiring any player to play a specific machine more than once.

Players must go to their assigned groups promptly. If a player is missing, do not start play; inform tournament organizers of the missing player. Any player who is more than 10 minutes late for their group will be removed from the tournament.

Practice or warm-up time is not allowed for anyone, including during sessions.

The best-seeded player within each group (the first player listed on the scoresheet) chooses their order of play for the first game. The remaining players choose their order, in descending order from best to worst seeding. For subsequent games, the last-place finisher of the previous game chooses their order of play for the next game. The remaining players choose their order, in ascending order of finish in the previous game (3rd place, then 2nd place, then 1st place).

A few machines have been designated as single-player games, even though they may support multiple players, due to “catch up” features or other issues with significant competitive impact. These machines will have signs on them, and will be marked as such on scoresheets.

All players will play their games and record the results. Exact score ties between two or more players will be resolved with a one-ball playoff on the same game. When all three games have been completed by a group, each player will have a win-loss record from the session. The best possible win-loss record for a session is 9-0 and the worst is 0-9. In three-player groups, win-loss records will be multiplied by a factor of 1.5. In the unlikely event of a two-player group, win-loss records will be multiplied by a factor of 3.

A group must complete and sign its score sheet for the session, then return it promptly for entry. While it is not necessary for the entire group to be present when returning a score sheet, multiple players should deliver it together to ensure accuracy. Once completed and signed, all score sheets are final. Please check the score sheet carefully before signing. Prompt entry of score sheets is essential to the timely progression of the tournament. In any scenario where a player has already defeated his or her opponents and still has one ball left to play, that ball should be plunged but not played, as it cannot affect the results. A score must be recorded for the winning player.

Unsigned score sheets will be processed normally; if there is any dispute that necessitates a ruling, it must be brought to the attention of tournament coordinators immediately. Once seedings have been published for the next session, no changes can be made to prior recorded results, except to reverse any advantage a player may have gained from an incorrect score sheet. Tournament officials will not reverse a disadvantage a player receives by signing an incorrect score sheet.

Sessions are scheduled for 1 hour. Please play promptly, and inform tournament officials immediately if a ruling is needed or if a game is malfunctioning. Move on to the next machine as soon as it is available.

3. Game Assignment

The games used in WIPT will be games previously used in Pinburgh 2018. The list of games used in Pinburgh will be available on pinburgh.com. Not all games from Pinburgh will be used in WIPT.

More than one group of players may be assigned to the same set of machines, and will play in a different order, in order to minimize delays. Groups may not skip or play machines out of order. In cases where a game in a group has malfunctioned, a new game may be assigned from the backup area, and the score sheet will indicate this.

4. Seeding Players

Before the first session, all players will be “seeded” in the tournament, ranked by their WPPR point totals as of July 1. Unranked players will be given the lowest available seeds, in alphabetical order.

Following the first session, players will be “seeded” in the next session by their cumulative win-loss records, with the best win-loss record receiving the highest seed. When seeding a session, ties in records will be broken by random draw.

5. Group Assignment

In each session, players will be placed in groups of three or four, playing opponents with similar win/loss records.

6. Qualifying for Finals

At the end of Session 5, the top 16 players will qualify for playoffs. Four groups of 4 players will play a 3 game round, with the top player from each group advancing to the final. Players coming in second will finish 5-8. Players coming in third and fourth will finish in the 9-16 positions.

IV. Final Round

1. Final Round

The final round employs the same format as session play. Players in the final round will be placed in one four-player group and play a three-game session in the same format as Sessions 1-5. Machines used in the final round will be selected by tournament officials.

As in regular sessions, the highest-seeded player within each group chooses their order of play for the first game. The remaining players choose their order, in descending order of seeding. For subsequent games, the last-place finisher of the previous game chooses the order of play for the next game. The remaining players choose their order, in ascending order of finish in the previous game.

The winner of the final round will be the tournament champion. In case of a tie, an additional game selected by tournament officials will be played immediately.

AUGUST 1-4
PITTSBURGH, PA, USA