January 12th - 15th, 2023 Riverside Convention Center
Four full days of open competitive pinball play welcoming players of all ages and skill levels. INDISC hosts a total of 8 tournaments over the course of the 4 day event
including The Open IFPA World Championship™.
The Open IFPA World Championship & INDISC Tournaments
PLEASE NOTE: A valid INDISC pass must be purchased for admission to the convention center/tournament.
INDISC 2023 Tournaments Quick Overview
With the exception of the Classics Target Match Play Championships and High Stakes, the It Never Drains in Southern California (INDISC) tournaments consist of open card-based qualifying and match play final rounds and are 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 [different] point system is used to determine who advances to the next round and, ultimately, who wins the division.
The Classics Target Match Play Championships is a separate, single day event limited to 120 players. Players will be placed into four-player groups (occasionally three-player) to compete on an individual, randomly selected machine. Points will be awarded based upon performance on that machine (7/5/3/1) (7/4/1 for 3 player groups) and added to a running total for the tournament. The first player to reach the target value of 70 points will be crowned INDISC Classics Target Match Play Champion for 2023 and end the tournament.
Ticket purchases will open up Saturday, October 29 @ 10am PDT for general sales on Eventbrite.
2023 INDISC All-In Package – $1,000 – Available for purchase only from Thursday, October 27 @ 10am PDT through Saturday, October 29 @ 9:30am PDT on Eventbrite. Limited quantity available! Includes the following:
1 Event T-Shirt designed by Brian Holderman ($25 value)
1 4-Day Event Pass ($150 value)
Classics Target Match Play Entry ($100 value)
High Stakes Entry ($500 value)
10 The Open IFPA World Championships Cards ($200 value)
10 Classics I/II/Women’s Cards ($150 value)
Adult 4-Day Event Pass – $150 with 2 free The Open entries when purchased before January 1, 2023 Adult Single Day Pass – $50/day Kids Single Day – FREE
Tickets will also be available at the door but at a slightly higher price.
Event/Ticket Refund Schedule:
Through November 30, 2022 – 75%
December 1, 2022 – January 8, 2023 – 50% refund
January 9, 2023 and beyond – No Refund
International attendees unable to attend due to newly imposed COVID-19 restrictions on travel to the United States will receive a 100% refund regardless of the schedule posted above.
Event passes and tournament entries are non-transferrable.
Cards for each tournament can be purchased for the following rates:
The Open: $20 for 1 Card (Youth $10)
Classics: $15 for 1 Card Women’s: $15 for 1 Card High Stakes: $500 for 10 Cards (80 players maximum)
Unplayed /incomplete cards will not be refunded—please plan accordingly.
For more info on the format, rules, fees, payouts and other details, please visit the INDISC Tournament Rules page.
The Open IFPA World Championship
IFPA Major Tournament & INDISC Main Event!
Qualifying – Thursday, January 12 – Saturday, January 14 Finals – Sunday, January 15
Format: Unlimited card-based qualifying with 5 games per card.
Playoffs: 40 Players to playoffs. 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
Game list: TBA
Schedule: Visit the event Schedule page for more details.
Kick off INDISC 2023 Day 1 in a Target Match Play tournament solely on Classics machines!
PLEASE NOTE: The INDISC Full Event Pass must be purchased for admission to this tournament.
The maximum number of players is 120. If the event sells out please join the waitlist to be notified when a ticket becomes available.
Play will continue up through Round 16 OR once a player reaches the target score. If the target score is reached the tournament will end at the conclusion of the current round.
There are no playoffs. Positions after the final round will determine final placements.
Entry Fee: $100
Game list: TBA and subject to change
Target Match Play Rounds: This is a tiered-swiss format tournament, slowly compressing from rounds 1-10. Rounds 11+ are pure swiss (1v2v3v4 / 5v6v7v8 / etc)
Players will be placed into four-player groups (occasionally three-player) to compete on an individual, randomly selected machine.
Points will be awarded based upon performance on that machine (7/5/3/1) (7/4/1 for 3 player groups) and added to a running total for the tournament.
The first player to reach the target value of 70 points will be crowned INDISC Classics Target Match Play Champion for 2023. Should multiple players reach the target value during the same round, the player with the higher total point value will be declared champion. If multiple players hold the same highest total point value, the tied players will play a single-game tiebreaker to determine the champion. If no players reach the target value upon the conclusion of round 16, the player with the highest point value will be declared champion.
There will be no tiebreakers besides that to declare a champion. Position ties will be broken by the number of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for each of the completed rounds.