March Multi-Play Madness!

Join Echa and Per for a fun and pinball packed Sunday afternoon at Free Gold Watch as we give Seattle's popular multi-play format a whirl!

Date and Time

Sunday, March 26th, 2017, 10:30am.

Doors at Free Gold Watch will open for warm up 10:00am.

Player Limit

This tournament is capped at 32 players. Pre-registration required. Sign up online here.

NOTE: This tournament is now full, but you can join the waitlist at the link above.


Free Gold Watch, 1767 Waller Street, San Francisco, CA.

Cost to Play

$10 entry, plus coin drop on games played during the tournament.


Using Seattle's popular multi-play format, we will play three qualifying rounds followed by playoffs.


Players will be placed into 4-player groups and assigned a bank of four machines. Each player begins at a different machine as indicated on the scoresheet. Simultaneously, all players start a 4-player game on their assigned machine.

Everyone plays ball 1 on their machine as the first player. When a player's ball ends, they wait near the machine (to guard from random people walking up and plunging the next player's ball) until everyone else in the group is done with ball 1.

Once all four players have finished ball 1, everyone rotates right and plays their ball 1 on the next machine as the second player. When everyone finishes that ball, they rotate right again and play ball 1 as the third player on the next machine. They continue in this fashion until all four players have completed playing all four games.

Note: It is the responsibility of the player who just finished their ball to guard that machine from random people walking up to it and playing. As a result, if anyone other than the next player plunges the ball of the next player, it is the person who just ended their ball and failed to guard the machine who will be disqualified for playing out of turn.


We will play three qualifying rounds of match multi-play with balanced group pairings (the software will attempt to place you with as many different players as possible) and 7-5-3-1 scoring.


Following the qualifying rounds, the top 8 players will advance to A Division playoffs, and the next 8 players to B Division playoffs.

Format will be identical for A and B Division playoffs. Players will be placed into 4-player groups based on their qualifying seed. Each group will play 4 games using the multi-play format, with 4-2-1-0 scoring. At the end of the round, the two players with the highest scores will advance to the final round.

The players who do not advance in will play a consolation round to determine placement. Results from B Division playoffs will be used to determine 9th-16th place overall for IFPA reporting.


We'll have awards and cash prizes, breakdown TBA.


This tournament is open to anyone who wants to play! Players of all skill levels, even total beginners, are encouraged to participate. We're here to have fun.

However, the is a player cap of 32 participants for this event, so if you want to play you need to pre-register online.


This tournament is sanctioned by the International Flipper Pinball Association and will award points towards your World Pinball Player Ranking. If you don't have a ranking, you will after you play in the tournament!

Food and Drink

No food will be provided at the tournament venue, but players are welcome to bring snacks from home for themselves, or to share. There are many places to grab a bite to eat in the immediate vicinity.