ABOUT THE FESTIVAL

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INDISC Pinball Festival is a three-day pinball party with more flippin’ fun than you can imagine! Not only do we have 500+ pinball machines all on FREEPLAY, but we’re hosting the “It Never Drains in Southern California” Pinball Tournament at the same time. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the event whether or not you choose to participate in the tournament. Due to the size of the tourney, no video games will be available. (Come back for Arcade Expo in March to experience the pins and vids!)
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Pre-Registration Tickets:
$20 per day / $50 for weekend – includes two tournament entries with single day Friday/Saturday tickets or five entries with a three-day weekend ticket. (All players and spectators must pay to enter the Museum of Pinball.) Additional tournament entry fees sold onsite – $5 for 1 entry, $10 for 3 entries, and $20 for 7 entries. All players who reside outside of California and travel to the tournament to register as a player will receive two free entries, and those coming from outside North America will receive five free entries. Unplayed entries will not be refunded, please plan accordingly.
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At the Door:
$25 per day / $60 for weekend – includes three tournament entries per day.

WATCH 2016 FINALS

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EVENT SCHEDULE

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Friday, January 12th, 2018 (10am – 12midnight)
Saturday, January 13th, 2018 (9am – 12midnight)
Sunday, January 14th, 2018 (9am – 6pm)
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TOURNAMENT SCHEDULE

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Qualifying:
Friday, January 12th, 2018 (10am – 12midnight)
Saturday, January 13th, 2018 (10am – 12midnight)
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Finals: Sunday, January 14th, 2018
Classics Finals: TBA
“A” and “B” Finals: After the conclusion of Classics Finals

OFFICIAL TOURNAMENT RULES

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General Overview
The It Never Drains in Southern California (INDISC) tournaments consists of open qualifying and match play final rounds. During open qualifying, each player may make as many qualifying attempts as he or she likes. A point system is used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who rank highest at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds.
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Divisions
All players’ qualifying attempts are considered “open” attempts. However, to ensure that some less experienced players at the event will win prizes, the players will be split into two groups of qualifiers. Those who finished in positions 1-24 will qualify for the “A” division playoffs. Players eligible for the “B” division who finish in positions 25-32 will qualify for the “B” division playoffs. To prevent top players from taking advantage of this, any player ranked in the top 250 of the World Pinball Player Rankings at the time the tournament begins shall not be eligible to play in the “B” playoffs. If such a player is in a position between 25 and 32, the next lower eligible player shall qualify instead. At the discretion of the tournament officials, any other player whose past tournament performance indicates that they should be treated as an “A” player may be also ineligible for the “B” division. [They probably know who they are.]
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A Classics tournament will be held on older Electromechanical and or Solid State games. Entries fees will be the same as for the “A” and “B” divisions. The top 24 finishers will qualify for the Classics “A” division playoffs whereas 25-32 will qualify for the Classics “B” division playoffs. Classics will have the same restrictions as the Open tournament.
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The “Open” tournament finals will be Pinburgh-style with 4 games per round and 3-2-1-0 scoring. “Classics” finals will be PAPA-style with 3 games per round and 4-2-1-0 scoring.
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Fees
There is a $20 Museum Entry Fee that all individuals, competitors or spectators, entering the Museum of Pinball are required to pay. 3 free tournament entries are included with the $20 fee.
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Each entry is sold for an additional fee. All players who reside outside of California and travel to the tournament to register as a player will receive two free entries. Fees are $5 for 1 entry, $10 for 3 entries and $20 for 7 entries. Unplayed entries will not be refunded, please plan accordingly.
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Please view the Complete Rules for full details on scoring, playoffs and more

LOCATION

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Museum of Pinball
700 South Hathaway
Banning, California 92220
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Located a little over an hour from Los Angeles and Orange County and 20 minutes from Palm Springs, California, the Museum of Pinball is only open to the public for special events held periodically throughout the year. Follow the MOP on Facebook!

photo by Martin Ayub - Pinball News
Photo by Ausretrogamer

TRAVEL & LODGING

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There are seven major airports near the Museum of Pinball including:
Palm Springs Int. Airport – 28 miles
Ontario Int. Airport – 50 miles
John Wayne/OC Airport – 75 miles
Long Beach Airport – 87 miles
Burbank Airport – 96 miles
Los Angeles Int. Airport – 100 miles
San Diego Int. Airport – 120 miles
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