How do we play these tournaments? Qualifications

We have three different tournaments during the EPC this year.


The qualifications in the main tournament will be head to head matchplay, Round Robin style, where each player plays every other player once. Three slots of each four hours with 6 + 5 + 5 groups.

First Round

Head to head, Round Robin. The lower IFPA ranked player always starts. 256 players / 16 groups with 16 players / best 4 per group advances

Second Round

Head to head, Round Robin. 64 players / 8 groups with 8 players / best 2 per group advances to playoffs


The qualifications in the classic tournament will be Best game style.

Qualification Round

4 attempts on 3 machines / 3 balls. The best two attempts count. 256 players / best 64 players advances to playoffs


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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