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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 July 9

Abby Terhune B&C – Belles & Chimes
ahna rosa ALPL – Alley Pass Pinball League
Aimee Poulin B&C – Belles & Chimes
Alissa Q Newman
Allison O’Neill SFPD – San Francisco Pinball Department
Allison Thrower PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Alyson Ruby Rae SPC – Seattle Pinball Community
Alyssa Alsheimer NEPL – New England Pinball League
Amy Covell-Murthy PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Andrea Brumwell STAM – Stampede City Pinball
Angela Pecora FSPA – Free State Pinball Association
Anna Frenkel B&C – Belles & Chimes
Anna Neal B&C – Belles & Chimes
Anna Wolk B&C – Belles & Chimes
Becki Gallagher PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Brandy Kaiser BUFF – Buffalo Pinball League
Bre Reynolds L1SL – Level One Silverball League
Carol Walker
Carolyn Dawson OPE – Oklahoma Pinball Enthusiasts
Cindy Grote Arcade Super Awesome
Cosson DF – Dead Flip
Crista Lopez
Crystal McCalvey Bride of Pittsburgh Pinball
Danielle Laverdure OTPL – Ottawa Pinball League
Dawnda “Texas Tilt” Durbin PDX – Portland Pinball (OR)
Deborah Tahlman L1SL – Level One Silverball League
Deena Ecker NYC – Pinball NYC
Diane Smith AZPL – Arizona Pinball
Diane Spackman Arcade Super awesome
Donna Wai BPL – Bluffs Pinball League
Dori Strom SLAP Salt Lake Area Pinballers
Elise Fanto PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Elizabeth (Anna) Morse B&C – Belles & Chimes
Ellen Frankel B&C – Belles & Chimes
Emily May IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association
Emily Sweeney B&C – Belles & Chimes
ERIN KELLY PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Erin Malysa
Erin Seiden B&C – Belles & Chimes
Eustina Daniluk
Gillian Holle Arcade Super Awesome
Gretchen Kamke BUFF – Buffalo Pinball League
Heather Kendrick LPL – Lansing Pinball League
Heidi Jones
Helen de Haan-Verbeek 9SBR – 904 Silver Ball Rollers
Holly Danowski IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association
Holly koskinen Arcade Super awesome
Jackie Himes FSF – First State Flippers
Jade Ang
Jane Verwys B&C – Belles & Chimes
Jasmijn de Jong SPC – Seattle Pinball Community
Jen Ruper Belles & Chimes CMH
Jennifer St.Hilaire
Jessica Frenette NEPL – New England Pinball League
Jessica Kent B&C – Belles & Chimes
Jessica Warren NYC – Pinball NYC
jessy farrell Richmond Belles and Chimes
Jocelyn Meyer
Juana Summers Holy Frijoles Pinball League
Julie Dorssers LOPL – London Ontario Pinball League
Karen McKay BPL – Bluffs Pinball League
Karli Pigford Belles and Chimes
Kate Axelrod B&C – Belles & Chimes
Kate Flewelling PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Katherine Doddge B&C – Belles & Chimes
Katie Moran PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Keri Wing KCTH – Kansas City Try Hards
Kerri Donohue IFPA – International Flipper Pinball Association
Kim Martinez L1SL – Level One Silverball League
Kristen Gregory B&C – Belles & Chimes
Kytte Burke Arcade Super awesome
Laura Fraley B&C – Belles & Chimes
LEAH Gosciejew B&C – Belles & Chimes
Leslie Friley PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Leslie J Martin QPC – Quarterpounders with Cheese
Leslie Kozloski NPL – National Pinball League (PA)
Leslie Ruckman
Leslie Waggoner SFPD – San Francisco Pinball Department
Lindsey Rhoades NYC – Pinball NYC
Linsey Rogers Arcade Legacy League
Lisa Arthur OPL – Ohio Pinball League
Lisa Casselman OTPL – Ottawa Pinball League
Louise Wagensonner SFPD – San Francisco Pinball Department
Maggi Donnell SDF
Mandy McRae B&C – Belles & Chimes
Marissa Pratt NEPL – New England Pinball League
Maritza Chirichigno
Max Stewart SPC – Seattle Pinball Community
Maya Nigrosh PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Megan Brown CLPL – Cleveland Pinball League
Megan Sprague PWO – Pinball Women Ottawa
Melinda Salminen TCPL – Tri-City Pinball League
Melissa Rivera Fanton
Micaela Wolf
Michelle Dillard TPP – Triangle Pinball Players
Michelle McCleester None
Miriam Nadler
Nicole Bernier NEPL – New England Pinball League
Nicole Somplatsky PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Norma Jennings FLiPS – Florida Pinball Society
Penni Epstein
Poe Masoud CPL – Chicago Pinball League
Priyanka Kochhar PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Rachel Karlic B&C – Belles & Chimes
Rachel morris BCPC – Bat City Pinball Club
Rachel Schmitz PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Ramon
Rebecca Hinsdale B&C – Belles & Chimes
Rhonda Wamsley OPL – Ohio Pinball League
Samantha Meyers Holy Frijoles Pinball League
Sandy Graver PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Sara Fulton NYC – Pinball NYC
Sarah Kwiecien PPL – Pittsburgh Pinball League
Shannon Moody SDF
Sharon Hebenstreit B&C – Belles & Chimes
Shawna Teale
Stephanie Guida UNY – Upstate NY Pinball
Stephanie Traub
Summer Galarneau BUFF – Buffalo Pinball League
Sunshine Bon Columbia Pinball League
Sydney Wamsley OPL – Ohio Pinball League
Teresa Offie
Terry Thiele DMV – DMV Pinball League
Therese Edwards Belles & Chimes CMH
Tracy Lindbergh AZPL – Arizona Pinball
Valerie Testa
Zoe Vrabel

Waitlist

Updated July 21

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
Julia Neumann
Naomi Shedd
Sue Lubanski
Tracy Abrahams
Connie Pratzner
Piper Pratzner
Stacey Moritz
Lauren Burner-Lawrence
Hannah Hatch
Alyx Margine

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. 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