How do we play these tournaments? Qualifications

We have three different tournaments during the EPC this year.

MAIN

The qualifications in the main tournament will be head to head matchplay, Round Robin style, where each player plays every other player once. 16 groups with max 16 players and the best 4 players per group advances to the next round. Three slots of each four hours with 6 +5 +5 groups.

First Round

15 head to head matches. The lower IFPA ranked player always starts.

5 banks of 8 machines

The second round is played in the same fashion. 8 groups with 8 players and the best 2 players per group advances to the playoffs.

Second Round

7 head to head matches. The lower IFPA ranked player always starts.

8 banks with 4 machines

CLASSIC

The qualifications in the classic tournament will be Best game style, where each player plays three machines four times and the two best attempts per game will count. 8 groups with max 32 players and the best 8 players per group advances to the next round.

First Round

4 attempts on 3 machines / 3–5 balls / The best two attempts count

8 banks of 3 machines

The second round is played in the same fashion, but where each player plays three machines three times and the two best attempts per game will count. 8 groups with 8 players and the best 2 players per group advances to the next round.

Second Round

3 attempts on 3 machines / 3–5 balls / The best two attempts count

8 banks of 3 machines

TEAM TOURNAMENT (official)

Four players per team (with the same country affiliation) or three or even two players in case there are no more players attending from a specific country / max 16 teams (one per country).

Teams are ranked by the combined IFPA rank (player 1+2+3+4)

Each round will be played best out of five games - 4 singel matches and 1 split (double).

Five machines will be randomly picked for the round.

The lower ranked team will announce their players for each position. The first 3 games have to position all 4 players. Any two players can play game 4 and 5:

  1. Singel match (game 1)
  2. Singel match (game 2)
  3. Double match (game 3)
  4. Singel match (game 4)
  5. Singel match (game 5)

The higher ranked team will then announce opponents for each position.

For example:

  1. Martin Ayub (TAF) Mats Runsten
  2. David Mainwaring (CON) Jorian Engelbrektsson
  3. Peter Blakemore / Rich Mallett (DH) Johan Genberg / Marcus Hugosson
  4. Martin Ayub (IM) Jorian Engelbrektsson
  5. David Mainwaring (MB) Marcus Hugosson

Qualification / Group Play

Four groups with four teams. All teams play agains each other and where the best team advances to the playoffs.

TEAM TOURNAMENT (inofficial)

Played as per above, but with no limitations regarding nationality. Max 16 teams.

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