Nastola Pinball Open 2013


The Finnish pinball competition calendar got a new event for the year 2011: Kuopio Pinball Open. The competition returned with a new location and a new name Heinola Pinball Open for year 2012. Now it’s time for the competition for year 2013 with yet again new location, this time in Nastola! The concept is still the same: to have a pinball competition and spend this nice summer weekend with your pinball playing friends. The famous after-party will definitely be there this year too!


Saturday 17th August 2013

12-6pm qualifying (last time to show up: 5pm)
6-10pm final rounds
10pm-> prize ceremony, after party


The tournament will be played in a gameroom in municipality of Nastola.

The exact address and instructions to find the location 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 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 TBD.


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 message board or call +358443038757).

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