February 3rd - 6th, 2022 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/Festival of Fights pass must be purchased for admission to the convention center/tournament.
With the exception of the Classics Target Match Play Championships, the It Never Drains in Southern California (INDISC) tournaments consist of open card-based qualifying and match play final rounds. 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 (3/2/1/0) (3/2/1 for 3 player groups) and added to a running total for the tournament. The first player to reach the target value of 30 points will be crowned INDISC Classics Target Match Play Champion for 2020 and end the tournament.
All INDISC and Festival of Fights attendees ages 12+ will be required to show proof of a full FDA or WHO approved COVID-19 vaccination (with the final dose administered at least 14 days prior) to be admitted into the event hall. INDISC and Festival of Fights will also adhere to the current California Department of Public Health masking recommendations at the time of the event.
Event tickets are not yet available for purchase, stay tuned for more details.
Adult full event pass – $100, includes 2 free The Open cards with pre-registration until December 31, 2021 Adult weekend event pass (Sat, Sun) – Early-bird: $60 until November 15, 2021 Kids single day – $TBD
Tickets will also be available at the door but at a slightly higher price.
Cards for each tournament can be purchased for the following rates:
Combo #1: 2 The Open Cards, 2 Classics Cards, and 1 High Stakes Card for $100 (a $20 discount) High Stakes: $50 for 1 Card The Open: $20 for 1 Card (Youth $10)
Classics: $15 for 1 Card Women’s: $15 for 1 Card
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, February 3 – Saturday, February 5 Finals – Sunday, February 6
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.
Entry Fees: $20 for 1 Card
Game list: TBD
Schedule: Visit the event Schedule page for more details.
Classics Target Match Play Championship
Kick off INDISC 2022 Day 1 in a Target Match Play tournament solely on Classics machines!
PLEASE NOTE: A valid INDISC/Festival of Fights 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: $60
Game list: TBD 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 (3/2/1/0) (3/2/1 for 3 player groups) and added to a running total for the tournament.
The first player to reach the target value of 30 points will be crowned INDISC Classics Target Match Play Champion for 2022. 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.