Pin Up Pinball League

PUPL (pronounced pupil) is an IFPA Sanctioned league playing out of Pin Up Arcade Bar at 247 King St N, Unit 8 Waterloo, Ontario

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We strive to create a friendly welcoming environment for players of all skill levels. If you are new to pinball, we are more than happy to help you learn the games and improve your skills.

2020 Season 1

We will play 6 weeks, and count your best 4 weeks. There is $10 registration fee for the season payable your first night. We continue with Tuesdays. Play can begin at 6:30, but players can play anytime in the evening. We will try to get everything wrapped up by 11pm. All players must play in groups of at least 2 players. We follow IFPA/PAPA unified rules unless otherwise stated. We allow coaching.

Schedule (subject to change)

Jan 14 - First Week

Jan 28

Feb 11

Feb 25

Mar 10

Mar 24

Apr 7 - Finals

A Finals for Top 8. B Finals for Top 4 with IFPA rank > 2000 A Semi finals and finals will be groups of 4 players, 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. Top 2 from each group advance.

Final 4 for A and B. 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed.

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2019 Season 3

We will play 6 weeks, and count your best 4 weeks. There is $10 registration fee for the season payable your first night. We are moving to Tuesdays. Play can begin at 6:30, but players can play anytime in the evening. We will try to get everything wrapped up by 11pm. All players must play in groups of at least 2 players. We follow IFPA/PAPA unified rules unless otherwise stated. We allow coaching.

Schedule (subject to change)

Sep 17 - First Week

Oct 1

Oct 15

Oct 29

Nov 12

Nov 26

Dec 10 - Finals

A Finals for Top 8. B Finals for Top 4 with IFPA rank > 2000 A Semi finals and finals will be groups of 4 players, 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. Top 2 from each group advance.

Final 4 for A and B. 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed.

PUPL End of Season 2 Party and Tournament

When: Tuesday August 27, 2019 7pm

Pizza at 6:30

Tournament play starts at 7:00pm.

Tournament Cost: Free for PUPL 2019.2 members. $10 for non-members

Progressive Strikes tournament. We will be playing match play in groups of 4, swiss seeding, First place will receive 0 strikes, second place 1 strike, third place 2 strikes and 4th 3 strikes. Players are eliminated when they receive 9 strikes. Play will being at 7pm.

2019 Season 2

We will play 6 weeks, and count your best 4 weeks. There is $10 registration fee for the season payable your first night. We are back on Mondays. Play can begin at 6:30, but players can play anytime in the evening. We will try to get everything wrapped up by 11pm. All players must play in groups of at least 2 players. We follow IFPA/PAPA unified rules unless otherwise stated.

Schedule (subject to change)

May 13 - First Week

May 27

June 10

June 24

July 8

July 22

Aug 5 - Skipping for Canada Day

Aug 19 - Finals

A Finals for Top 8. B Finals for Top 4 with IFPA rank > 2000 A Semi finals and finals will be groups of 4 players, 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. Top 2 from each group advance.

Final 4 for A and B. 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed.

PUPL End of Season 1 Party and Tournament

When: Monday April 29, 2019 7pm

Pizza at 6:30

Tournament play starts at 7:00pm.

Tournament Cost: Free for PUPL 2019.1 members. $10 for non-members

Progressive Strikes tournament. We will be playing match play in groups of 4, swiss seeding, First place will receive 0 strikes, second place 1 strike, third place 2 strikes and 4th 3 strikes. Players are eliminated when they receive 9 strikes. Play will being at 7pm.

PUPL for The Food Bank Of Waterloo Region

When: Wed Dec 12, 2018

Pizza (optional) at 6:00, free for PUPL members and $10 for non-members.

Tournament play starts at 7:00pm.

Tournament Cost: $20 Donation to The Foodbank of Waterloo Region (donate online directly to the foodbank and get a tax receipt, or $20 cash)

Group Matchplay tournament. We will be playing match play in groups of 4, (7,5,3,1) scoring. Play will being at 7pm. No new round will be started about 9:30. There will be a 3 game playoff for the top 4 players (unless we get over 40 players, in which case we will revise the playoff format). Top seed gets choice of order or position on game one. Selection goes in reverse order of finish for games 2 and 3.

More details to follow.

Season 3

We will play 6 weeks, and count your best 4 weeks. There is $10 registration fee for the season payable your first night. We are moving league to Mondays. Play can begin at 6:30, but players can play anytime in the evening. We will try to get everything wrapped up by 11pm. All players must play in groups of at least 2 players. We follow IFPA/PAPA unified rules unless otherwise stated.

Sep 17 - First Week

Oct 1

Oct 15

Oct 29

Nov 12

Nov 26

Dec 10 - Finals

A Finals for Top 8. B Finals for Top 4 with IFPA rank > 2000 A Semi finals and finals will be groups of 4 players, 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. Top 2 from each group advance.

Final 4 for A and B. 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed.

Changes compared to season 2

  • Moving league to Mondays, starting at 6:30pm

Deadpool Launch Tournament

When: Tuesday September 18, 2018

Qualifying: 5pm - 10pm

Unlimited attempts. $2 per attempt. $1 goes to prize pool and $1 will be donated to Path of Play. Your Best game counts. People who have not played an attempt will get priority in queue.

Top 4 advance to a 1 game final starting at 10 pm.

Ben & Cara's Stag and Doe - IFPA Pinball Tournament

As part of Ben & Cara Stag and Doe we will be hosting a Pinball tournament.

When: Friday Aug 10, 2018. Qualifying 4:30pm-10:30pm. Finals start right after qualifying.

Where: Pin Up Arcade Bar, 247 King St N Unit 8, Waterloo, ON N2J 2Y8 (Note there will be a $20 cover at the door)

Format: Unlimited Qualifying, Best Game format. 2 machines available to play, your best game counts. Each attempt $2, with $1 going to support Ben & Cara's Wedding and $1 going to the prize pool. 10% of participants advance to a 2 game final (one on each machine).


Season 2

We will play 6 weeks, and count your best 4 weeks. There is $10 registration fee for the season payable your first night. We encourage players to start at 4pm. However, we will allow play to begin at 2pm, but be aware some machines may still be under repair. All players must play in groups of at least 2 players. We follow IFPA/PAPA unified rules unless otherwise stated.

Apr 29 - First Week

May 13

May 29 (Conflict with Redi Fire match play, might reschedule)

June 10

June 24

July 8

July 15 - Finals

A Finals for Top 8. B Finals for Top 4 with IFPA rank > 2000 A Semi finals and finals will be groups of 4 players, 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. Top 2 from each group advance.

Final 4 for A and B. 3 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed.

Changes compared to season 1

  • $10 fee. This fee will go towards making the games "tournament ready" for league. We will be putting into place some prizes for the season.
  • We are playing 6 nights instead of 4 (of which we are counting 4)
  • We are moving start time to 4pm. However, if 4pm doesn't work for you, you can start at 2pm. This is to give more time to get the machines ready, and move the league time to a time were there are fewer families trying to play at Pin Up. For the 2pm start, please realize that some machines may still be under repair.
  • We are dropping the games in playoffs to 3 in each round. 4 was choosen to maximize TGP.
  • We are dropping the requirement to play games from each era, as the reliability of the older games has been a problem.
  • We are moving A restriction from 1000 to 2000.

Season 1

In the first season we will play 4 weeks, and count your best 2 nights. We meet Sundays at 1pm every other week.

Feb 11 - Week 1

Feb 25

Mar 11

Mar 25

Apr 8 - Finals

A Finals for Top 8. B Finals for Top 4 with IFPA rank > 1000 A Semi finals and finals will be groups of 4 players, 4 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. One game must come from each era (EM, SS, DMD). Top 2 from each group advance.

Final 4 for A and B. 4 games played 4,2,1,0 scoring. Selection of game or position in order of seed. One game must come from each era (EM, SS, DMD).