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World Classic Open (WCO) / Danish Pinball Open (DPO), Main Tournament Format


Qualification
The player will select and play one game on 8 different machines of his/her own choice, out of the bank of 20 machines:


The 8 games must be started in the players alotted timeslot, no games can be started after the timeslot has ended, but games begun prior can be played.

If for any reason a player has not played all 8 games at the end of his/her timeslot, the remaining games will be given a score of 0.

The individual machines are ranked and players are given a score on all machines they have played on, the scores are then accumulated across all machines to determine the players final score, and the final ranking order of the qualification.

Please note, there will livescoring available, but will only show the final standing, and not the individual player scores on their played machines.

Top 32 players will proceed to A finals, next 32 will continue to B finals, remaining players are out of the tournament.

All ties will be determined by most machine wins in the qualification, then most 2nd places, then 3rd, and so forth until the tie has been resolved.  The final tiebreaker will be IFPA world rank.

Players are divided into the final rounds groups based on their qualification rank, according to the following key:

Group 1: 1, 16, 17, 32
Group 2: 2, 15, 18, 31
Group 3: 3, 14, 19, 30
Group 4: 4, 13, 20, 29
Group 5: 5, 12, 21, 28
Group 6: 6, 11, 22, 27
Group 7: 7, 10, 23, 26
Group 8: 8, 9, 24, 25


Final Rounds
Finals are played in 4 man groups on 3 machines, rewarding points in the following order: 4, 2, 1, 0.

Top placement from qualification will decide first machine for his/her group, the next two machines are the the next two machines placed "to the right" of the chosen machine. (Machine order will be clearly visible on finals day)

Top two players from each group will advance, any ties will be resolved according to qualification placement, highest placement wins the tie.

Final round will continue until 4 players are left.


The Grand Final
The grand final is a 4 player match on 3 machines from the bank, rewarding points in the following order: 4, 2, 1, 0.

Highest placed player from qualification will select first machine, next placed will select the second, and third highest will select the third machine.

Any ties in the grand final will result in a playoff between the tied players, on a randomly selected machine from the machine bank.


 

World Classic Open (WCO) / Danish Pinball Open (DPO), Side Tournament Format


Qualification
The player will select and play one game on 5 machines of his/her own choice, out of the bank of 12 machines.

Qualification is open all day during the first day of WCO (saturday the 27th of may)


Final Rounds
Final rounds follow the same format as the main tournament, except that there are no B division.  Only the top 32 players will play side tournament final rounds.


The Grand Final
The grand final follow the same format as the main tournament.

 

Retro Arcade Open Tournament Format


Qualification
Players are divided into 8 groups, each consisting of 9 players.

In each group, every player will play every other player 2 times, each match on a randomly selected machine, for a total of 16 matches played in total.

A victory gives one point, making 16 points the maximum possible score for a player in a group.

In each group, the first 4 players will continue to the A finals, the next 4 players will continue to the B finals, and the remaining player will leave the tournament.

Ties will be resolved by first looking at the involved players individual matches, then, if the tie is meaningful (ie, on the threshold from A to B) a rematch will be played.
If the tie is not meaningful, then the tie will be resolved by a cointoss.


Final Rounds
Final rounds will be played as a series of best-of-three, head-to-head matches on randomly chosen machines, until 4 players are left.


The Grand Final
The grand final is a 4 player match on 5 machines, randomly selected from the bank.

Points are awarded in the following order: 4, 2, 1, 0.

Any ties in the grand final will result in a playoff between the tied players, on a randomly selected machine from the machine bank.