Pinball League Details
ICPL is a social and competitive pinball league for anyone interested in pinball!
Players will play 4 games of pinball per night, each game with a different group.
All skill levels are welcome and invited to join! No experience necessary!
Summer 2023 season had 60 members!
Helicon Brewing, 102 Union Ave., Oakdale, PA 15071
What does it cost?
$10 entry fee for the season + coin drop.
All entry fees are spent on:
Fees for IFPA for World Pinball Player Rankings (WPPRs).
Raffle prizes and champion plaques.
There are no cash prizes for playoffs.
League officials are volunteers and receive no compensation.
How do I sign up?
Show up at any league night and see us at our table to register!
Also, please sign in for play each night.
Fall 2023 Season Schedule
Players must check in each week by 7:20pm at the latest!
Check-in starts at 6:30pm; first round starts at 7:30pm sharp!
Week 1: Tuesday 10/3/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
Week 2: Tuesday 10/10/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
Week 3: Tuesday 10/17/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
Week 4: Tuesday 10/24/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
Week 5: Tuesday 10/31/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA **Costume Party!**
Week 6: Tuesday 11/7/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
********* end of regular season ************
A Division Rounds 1 - 3: Tuesday 11/14/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
A Div Final Round / B division playoffs: Tuesday 11/21/2023 @ Helicon Brewing, Oakdale, PA
Playoffs check-in starts at 5:30 pm; first round starts at 6:30 pm sharp!
6 week Regular Season details
Each player plays 4 games of pinball per week (4 rounds of 1 game each).
You will be placed in groups of 4 (or sometimes 3).
Machine selection is random for each round.
Play order is determined by software.
First round: 1 game with random group pairing.
2nd round: 1 game with Swiss pairing based on 1st round scores.
3rd round: 1 game with Swiss pairing based on first 2 rounds' combined scores.
4th round: 1 game with Swiss pairing based on first 3 rounds' combined scores.
The scoring for each round will be 7, 5, 3, 1 for groups of 4.
The scoring for each round will be 7, 4, 1 for groups of 3.
Your total points each week (between 4 and 28 points) will be compiled for standings.
Your best 4 of 6 nights' scores count towards your standing.
Player groups enter their own group scores after each round.
Playoffs are held at the end of the season for the top 24 players (A division).
The remainder of the field will play in B division finals.
In the 24 player A playoff, the top 8 with receive first-round byes.
If less than 49 players in league, A division will be reduced.
Playoff format for A division is Head-to-Head, 2 player, best-of-5-game matches, IFPA-style.
Seeding tie-breakers will go by:
Best 4 of 6 weeks' score, then by best total score (all 6 weeks), then by highest one-week total, next highest week total, etc.
If needed, a one-game playoff will be used for playoff seeding.
B division playoffs will be head-to-head, 2 player, single elimination matches.
Who are the officials?
Joe Scaletta (JCS)
Nicole Somplatsky Penrose (NSP)
Clay Penrose (CAP)
Abi Huchko (ASH)
We follow the PAPA/IFPA standards regarding all rulings.
These can be viewed at: https://www.ifpapinball.com/rules/
Officials' rulings are final. Officials reserve the right to make flexible rulings in the best interest of the league.
Due to the match play format, players arriving late will not be able to play.
Extra balls must be plunged and not played.
The officials should be contacted for stuck balls, machine issues, or gameplay rulings.
Please be kind and respectful of the venue, your fellow players, and your officials.
Have fun and good luck!