The Southern-Fried Gaming Expo is pleased to host pinball tournaments throughout the weekend of the event. There will be plenty of opportunities for both the serious competitive pinball player and the casual fan to have fun, compete, and (hopefully) win prizes!
Southern-Fried Pinball Tournament Returns for 2021!
Since our inception, we’ve been a cornerstone event in the competitive pinball arena. Over the years at SFGE, top-ranked tournament players and casual fans alike have competed in our world class tournaments. In 2021, the Southern-Fried Pinball tournament returns to offer players a chance to win cash, prizes, IFPA points, and pinball glory throughout the weekend! All events will be IFPA-sanctioned events, unless specified. Players must have an SFGE membership to participate.
Read the basics about our sanctioned pinball tournaments below, then join the tournament Facebook group and chat with our other tournament players and organizers.
Fair Strikes Tournament (Friday)
Players will play four player games where the scoring is: First: no strikes, Second/Third: one strike, Fourth: two strikes. All players are therefore guaranteed at least four games of play. This tournament will conclude when one player remains with strikes. There will either be a 48 player cutoff or a 64-player cutoff depending on the number of games available for the tournament. Tournament will begin promptly at 6 and continue until a winner is crowned. Pre-registration will be available with details to come after mid-July for sign-ups.
Pin Golf (Saturday)
Players will play a round of games with no replays (7-9 rounds depending on the number of games available). Qualifying will be from 9AM-4PM with last tee-off at 2PM. All rounds will be ended at 4PM. Pin Golf finals begin promptly at 6PM and all players will qualify for two divisions of finals. The top 24 to players will compete in A-division finals, with the remaining players to compete in B-division finals (with a maximum of 24 player slots). For IFPA scoring, only A-division finalists will receive final placement points for IFPA rankings. The structure of the finals will be Match Play with 3-game rounds for A division and one-game rounds for B. The two players who finish at the bottom of each round will be eliminated. The final 8 players will then compete in semis with a final scoring point structure consisting of 4-2-1-0 for three-game rounds.
Each tournament will have a $10 fee with $1 going toward IFPA to cover their score-logging fee and $1 to cover incidental repairs/tech supplies. Remaining funds will pooled for prizes.