Below is an overview of the NWPC.
Download rules HERE.
The NorthWest Pinball Championships is a world class pinball tournament.
It is open to players of all skill levels and ages.
It is a multi-day qualifying tournament followed by a day of finals. During qualifying on Friday and Saturday players purchase tickets to play individual games on the tournament machines. Players may purchase as many tickets as they like.
Each player's best score on each machine in their division of play is tracked in a computer and those scores are ranked against all of the other competitor's scores on that machine. Players then receive an aggregate of their machine rankings to determine their overall qualifying position in their division.

At the end of qualifying, a set number of people will be eligible for the finals on Sunday.
The NWPC has 2 main divisions of tournament play. Each of these divisions have separate qualifying and finals, and are treated as separate tournaments.
OPEN DIVISION
Open Division is the main event. It is for players familiar with pinball - From casual players to experienced pinball players.
- 7 games in this division. Each qualifying card must have 5 out of 7 games.
- Top 24 qualifiers make the finals, with qualifiers 1-8 recieving a bye.
CLASSICS DIVISION
Classics Division is for all players interested in competing on
classic electro-mechanical pinball machines.
- 5 games in this division.
- Top 16 qualifiers make the finals.
WOMEN'S DIVISION
In parallel to the two main tournament divisions, the top 4 women from the Open Division qualifying standings will be eligible for theWomen's Championship final.
SPLIT-FLIPPER DIVISION
The Split-Flipper Division is a tournament consisting of 2-player teams. The format is an unlimited qualifing format (similar to the Open Division) on the machines in the practice area. Qualifying will end and Finals will take place on Saturday at 7:00pm
- 3 games in this division.
- $2 direct coin drop.
- Top 4 teams make the finals.
COST TO PLAY
Open Division (5 games per card):
- 1 card = $15
- 2 cards = $25
Classics Division (single game):
- 1 ticket = $3
- 4 tickets = $10
PRIZE PACKAGE
HUGE $$$ ADDED TO THE PRIZE POOL!
THANKS TO OUR GENEROUS SPONSORS!

Top Qualifier of OPEN Tournament : $100.00
Top Qualifier of CLASSICS Tournament: $50.00
Top Score on EACH TOURNAMENT MACHINE: $25.00
(Top score on each of the Open Tournament and Classics Tournament machines.)

Open Tournament Payout:
Percentages consist of the remaining prize fund after all other divisions and prizes are paid.

1st = 30%
2nd = 18%
3rd = 12%
4th = 8%
5th to 8th each = 4%
9th to 16th each = 2%

17th to 24th each = $50

Classics Tournament Payout:
1st = $600.00
2nd = $400.00
3rd = $300.00
4th = $200.00
5th to 8th each = $100.00
9th to 16th each = $50.00

Women’s Championship Payout:
1st = $100.00
2nd = $50.00
3rd = $30.00
4th = $20.00

Split-Flipper Payout:
1st = $100.00
2nd = $50.00
3rd = $30.00
4th = $20.00

Remember, for the full in-depth rules, download them HERE.
*The rules for the NWPC are subject to change without notice*