The Open IFPA World Championship

A valid INDISC pass must be purchased for admission to the event floor and ALL INDISC TOURNAMENTS.

IFPA Major Tournament & INDISC Tournament Series Main Event!

The Open IFPA World Championships consists of open card-based qualifying and match play final rounds and is open to all players attending the event. During open qualifying, each player may purchase as many cards as they like to attempt to qualify for the final rounds. A point system is used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who possess the highest ranking cards at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds.

In the final rounds, qualifying players play against each other in multiplayer games. A point system is used to determine who advances to the next round and, ultimately, who wins the division.

Qualifying: Thursday, January 4 – Saturday, January 6
Format: Unlimited card-based qualifying with 5 games per card.
Finals: Sunday, January 7. 40 players qualify. Top 4 receive 2 byes, 5-16 receive 1 bye. PAPA-style, 3 games per round, with 4/2/1/0 scoring. 16 players to Division B playoffs, no byes.
Entry Fees: $20 for 1 Card

Visit our Schedule page for qualifying & playoff hours.


As part of The Open IFPA World Championships, INDISC will award the highest qualifying senior player in The Open a cash prize and plaque.

Age Restriction: 55 & over as of January 7th, 2024

Format: Same as The Open above.

Playoffs: N/A