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I/O Arcade Bar

924 Williamson St

Madison, WI 53703

When: Wednesday, October 25 (4-9pm) qualifying with playoffs immediately following. 


The Launch Party will be taking place on the same night as the monthly tournament out at I/O Arcade, so stop on out and participate in both!  There will be plaques for the top 4 finals, as well as a translite and we'll also be giving away a SWEET Stern Venom banner randomly at the end of qualifying to one lucky participant to take home!

Qualify: Every player can play as often as time allows at the Launch party.  In order to play, a participant must place their name on the list and are asked to cue and be ready to play when it is their turn.  Your score is recorded after playing by another participant and verified by you.  If all participants in attendance/in cue at any given time have already played once, then they are allowed to play additional qualifying attempts  (Players responsibility to Void/cross out any score that is lower; players should place name on 2nd attempts list in order to re-cue and please only place name on 2nd attempts after you complete your current attempt is complete).  Priority of play is given to any players that have not yet played their 1st attempt, so they will be bumped to the front of the line for all players waiting to play their 2nd+ attempts.  Highest score for each player at the end of qualifying is used to determine the final 1-6 Seeds, or your final position.

Playoff format:

Qualifiers 1-3-5 and 2-4-6 will play PAPA style 4-player games / match play across 2 pre-selected games with Launch game as 1 of the games. 2, 1, 0 scoring based on finishing position for each game and combined total used to determine whom advances.  Player position on all games for playoff round selected with priority given to higher seed to lower seed.  Play position will be maintained for the entire playoff match. When games are open and available for play, each playoff group is required to efficiently play through all games (i.e. multiple games being played simultaneously). Top 2 players from each group advance to finals round.  If there is a tie after all games, the player with the higher score on Venom in that playoff round advances.

Final round: The remaining 4 players will play one 4-player game on Venom as the final game for final position.


1st place will receive a Grand Champion plaque, with runner up receiving a Translite thanks to Stern Pinball.  Additional prizes provided by Madison Pinball

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