Watch LIVE Dec 5 at 3pm EST/12pm PST on twitch.tv/iepinball

Tournament bracket at challonge.com/pinclash

What is PinClash?

A free-to-enter remote, single elimination head-to-head pinball tournament for pinball streamers

Presented by IE Pinball

When: December 5, 2020 at 3pm Eastern/12pm Pacific on IE Pinball.

Format: Two competitors battle heads-up on the same title from separate locations over a total of 3 matches. Each player will receive a point value based upon their performance in each match. The player with the higher point value at the end of the round advances. The player with the lower point total is eliminated.

Capacity: 24 participants, selected via a qualification period on best Escape Nublar times.

Prizes: 1st Place - $1,000 + Signed Jurassic Park Playfield + Spike2 Scorbitron + Translite
2nd Place - $250 + The Art of Pinball T-Rex mod + Stern Translite
3rd Place - Donation of $500 in your name to a 501(c)(3) charity of your choice + Stern Translite
4th Place - Stern Translite
Top Qualifier/Best Escape Nublar Time - $100
4 Random Drawings for Stern Translites

Machine Selection: Stern Pinball's Jurassic Park

IE Pinball


Applications for the tournament have closed

All PinClash applicants have from Friday, October 23 to Sunday, November 15 at 9pm Pacific to submit their best Competition Escape Nublar times for qualification and seeding into the tournament. The top 24 times will qualify for the tournament and will determine seeding with the top 8 times receiving a bye.

The top qualifier / fastest Escape Nublar time will recieve a $100 cash prize!

Competition Escape Nublar Challenge Qualification Standings
Position Name Escape Nublar Time Twitch Channel
1Raymond Davidson1:26:250raydaypinball
2Escher Lefkoff1:35:997steveopub
3Andy Rosa1:45:131arpinball
4Luke Nahorniak2:08:045MN_Pinball
5Carlos DeLaSerda2:10:561laser_los
6Phil Grimaldi2:24:759spacecitypinball
7Brian O'Neill2:26:465brianoneill
8Robert Byers2:27:947TopRopePinball
9Chris Grace2:30:161Motorcitypinball
10Derek Price2:31:740Sdpinball
11Adam Becker2:34:816PressStartArcade
12Matthew Richardson2:45:116mjr8peanutt
13Mike Casselman2:50:625Pinballers
14Christopher Morgan3:01:152Tiki_Tilt
15Tom Graf3:01:606Foxcitiespinball
16George Fisher3:18:535dontpanicflip
17Keri Wing3:26:765pinbot08
18Rodney Minch3:29:755RLMAmusements
19Bryan Caudill3:38:871OakCityPinball
20Zac Wollons3:40:910ZRW_ZAC
21Zachary Frey3:46:499zacaj
22Linsey Rogers3:47:505whattheflip
23Kevin Bowman3:48:307Pinballology
24Taylor Reese3:49:533Richmondpinball
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Alt 4Stephanie Traub3:50:010OneiPodOnePinball
N/AJose Chong4:06:520OneiPodOnePinball
Alt 5Rebecca Hinsdale4:14:079hotnudge
Alt 6Michael Palero4:34:214TouchedByPalero
N/AAnna Neal5:27:184hotnudge
Alt 7Neil McRae6:05:306NeilMcRae
No times submitted
N/AJake Bondarjbondar
N/ACarter CasselmanPinballers
N/AJessica DeNardosoftplungepinball
N/ABen JNbenjnathan
N/ATommy Lorangerthepinballchannel
N/AZach McCarthyzmacpinball
N/AShane NazariAyce_Gogi
N/AFrederick Richardsonkennebunk5
N/AMatt Rowbottommatt_rowbottom
N/AJoe SaidPinballjoe
N/ACryss StephensPlaybetterpinball

Main Tournament Challenges

Challenges are broken into four tiers of increasing difficulty. As the tournament progresses, higher tier challenges will be selected. All challenges are selected randomly.

Tier Challenge
Tier 1 Start T-Rex Multiball
Capture One Dinosaur
Tier 2 50,000,000+ Score
Collect a Super Supply Drop
Rescue 3 Staff (Lights Inlanes)
Start 2x Scoring
Start a Control Room Mode
Start CHAOS Multiball
Start Raptor Multiball
Tier 3 100,000,000+ Score
Capture Two Dinosaurs
Collect a 20,000,000+ Pteranodon Attack
Collect one letter in CHAOS Multiball
Collect two Raptor Jackpots
Collect an Extra Ball
Collect any Fossil
Collect 3 DNA Combos (Set DNA EB to 3)
Earn a Perfect Paddock Bonus
Rescue 6 Staff (Lights Extra Ball)
Tier 4 Collect a 50,000,000+ Pteranodon Attack
Collect a Control Room Mode Fossil
Collect a T-Rex Event Fossil
Collect a T-Rex Multiball Super Jackpot
Rescue 8 Staff (Lights Inlanes)

Tier Scoring Values
Tier Time to Completion Points Awarded
Tier One Challenges Under 0:30
5:00+ or Incomplete
Tier Two Challenges Under 1:00
5:00+ or Incomplete
Tier Three Challenges Under 1:30
5:00+ or Incomplete
Tier Four Challenges Under 2:30
6:00+ or Incomplete

Challenge Selection

Challenges will be selected at random from each tier as follows for each round:
  Round Challenge  
  Round of 24 1x Tier 1
2x Tier 2
  Round of 16 1x Tier 1
1x Tier 2
1x Tier 3
  Quarterfinals 1x Tier 2
2x Tier 3
  Semifinals 2x Tier 3
1x Tier 4
  Finals (5 matches) 2x Tier 3
3x Tier 4

Tournament Information and Rules

Stream Permissions: For the duration of the tournament, participants will be required to stream directly to their Twitch channel and give IE Pinball full permission to capture all video and audio from their stream for use on the IE Pinball Twitch Channel during the tournament. All participants will be provided a scene layout to use within their streaming software during the tournament. Channel logos and any additional materials should be placed only in the designated areas on the provided layout. Stream notification audio must be disabled.

Rules: Participants agree to abide by all rules and regulations set forth by PinClash officials. Participants with improper machine setups as set forth by PinClash officials may be disqualified and/or removed from the tournament at any time.

PinClash officials will undergo a stream quality review for each application. Applicants requiring stream quality adjustments as determined by PinClash officials will be contacted with details. Applications may be denied if requested adjustments are unable to be made.

Due to the nature of the format, only 1 participant may compete per location/household.

Machines will be set to 5 ball play. Ball saves, where applicable, are to be disabled. In-progress game restarts will be allowed. Prior to a match players will have an opportunty to turn the truck mechanism as desired. A complete set of software settings will be provided to each participant prior to the tournament. Failure to comply with the software settings given may result in immediate removal from the tournament.

For playoffs, outlane posts must be set to 2nd position or harder on both sides. Tilt Bob must be installed. Top of tilt bob cannot be lower than the ring. Playfield must be set to a 7 degree pitch. Failure to comply with the physical settings given may result in immediate removal from the tournament.

Timers will be displayed on-stream for each participant controlled by PinClash officials. In the case of an on-screen timer error (false start, late stop, or any other unforeseen issue) PinClash judges will have off-stream timers to be used as backups. Time rulings and points awarded by PinClash judges are final.

In the event of a disconnection while a match is in session, the participant with the disconnection will forfeit the current challenge and receive a 0 for the match. A disconnection is defined as a loss of network connection from the participant to Twitch for more than 30 seconds. The participant will have no more than 5 minutes to re-establish their connection to continue any future matches. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit from the round, eliminating them from the tournament. Connection issues lasting less than 30 seconds where challenges are completed within that timeframe will have their results determined by PinClash officials.

Challenges will be randomly selected by PinClash officials from the list of available challenges.

For score challenges, timers will only be stopped once a score is displayed on-screen. For all other challenges, timers will be stopped when a pre-determined animation begins to play as found in this PDF guide.

In the event of a stuck ball, participants are to immediately stop play and place both arms over the glass in full view. This will signal PinClash officials to pause their timer while the stuck ball is freed. As coindoor ball saver will be active, all balls in play should be drained. PinClash officials will resume the timer upon the autolaunch of the first ball returned to play.

To keep the tournament moving the final challenge may be omitted in the event one player has an irrecoverable point deficit prior to the completion of all challenges.

In the event of a tie, participants will enter a sudden death round. Sudden death will be a round of Competition Escape Nublar using stream timers to determine the fastest or furthest finish. The in-game timer will not be used.

Qualification and seeding for the tournament will be determined by a streamed 3-week Competition Escape Nublar Challenge. All PinClash applicants have from Friday, October 23 to Sunday, November 15 at 9pm Pacific to submit their best Competition Escape Nublar times for qualification and seeding into the tournament. The top 24 times will qualify for the tournament and will determine seeding with the top 8 times receiving a bye.


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