Heinola Pinball Open 2012


The Finnish pinball competition calendar got a new event for the year 2011: Kuopio Pinball Open. The competition now returns with a new location and a new name Heinola Pinball Open. The concept is still the same: to have a pinball competition and spend this nice summer weekend with your pinball playing friends. Sauna will also be available with a possibility to swim in a lake too.


Saturday 28th July 2012

12-6pm first rounds of play in Nastola
7-11pm final rounds of play in Heinola
11pm-> prize ceremony, after party

First rounds will be played in a gameroom in municipality of Nastola. Final rounds in the city of Heinola, approx 35km away from Nastola.

The exact addresses and instructions to find the locations will be provided to the participants while signing up.



Each player will play five qualification machines, nine attempts total but maximum of three attempts per machine. The best score on each machine for a player will be compared against other players’ scores on that machine and points will be given out by a formula [40,34,30,27,25,23,21,19,17,15,14,…,1]. The qualifying score of a player is the sum of these points.

16 best qualifiers will advance to A-division play-offs, the rest will advance to B-division play-offs. Play-offs in both divisions will be played by a PAPA style play-offs format, meaning four-player groups playing three games and games giving out points 4-2-1-0. The best eight players overall in A-division quarter-finals will advance to semi-finals and four best in semifinals will advance to the final. The final will be played with the same format.

How can I participate?

Registration to the tournament is open at flipperit.net message board. If you are not able to register that way, please contact me by email. The maximum number of participants is 24.

What does it cost?

Registration fee is 10 euros.


It is possible to stay overnight at the venue. If you want to stay overnight, please contact tournament director Josse (send private message to user “bok-tapok” in flipperit.net message board or call +358443038757).

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