Vancouver Flip-Out Tournaments
at 2016 Vancouver Pinball Expo

Sept 22-25, 2016
Holiday Inn and Suites, Downtown Vancouver

Vancouver Flip-Out ... Formerly known as Fraser Valley Flip-Out

The Fraser Valley Flip-Out has grown up! After out-growing the venues in Mission, British Columbia, the tournaments move to the big city, with the main tournament now called the Vancouver Flip-Out (VFO). The tournaments are now part of an even larger event, the Vancouver Pinball Expo (VPE).

Please note that the tournaments start a day earlier than the Expo, on Thursday September 22, with doors opening at 4pm. Playing early is highly recommend to avoid long lines waiting to play, and to ensure you have sufficient time to play all of your games, especially in the Main division.

$10,000 in prizes, in the form of cash, trophies, plaques, and pinball memorabilia to be awarded across all tournaments!

Click on Tournament Name below for additional details of each tourney.

Vancouver Flip-Out (Main Tournament)

Main Tournament, Limited Best-Game Qualifying. IFPA Ranked.
$20 to Enter, 15 tickets. Maximum two rebuys, of 5 tickets for $10 each.
12 or more machines, best 7 scores count
Open Division: Top 24 qualifiers, $1000 guaranteed to winner.
Novice Division: Top 16 qualifiers, IFPA Rank Restriction at 4000, $150 guaranteed to winner.
Qualifying Thursday through Saturday, finals on Sunday.

Jurassic Classics

Classics Tournament, PAPA-Style Qualifying in sets of 4 games. IFPA Ranked.
$10 per Entry. One entry is four games. Unlimited retries.
Open Division: Top 24 qualifiers, $500 guaranteed to winner.
Novice Division: Top 16 qualifiers, IFPA Rank Restriction at 4000, $150 guaranteed to winner.
Qualifying Thursday through Saturday 6pm, finals Saturday 7pm.

Women's Coup-de-Grace

Women's Tournament, 4-Strike Knockout.
$10 Entry. Saturday 2pm.
$100 and plaque guaranteed to winner.
Plaques and cash prizes for top 4. Additional prizes if more than 20 players.

Knockout 2016!

3-Strike Knockout tournament for players who are not ranked in IFPA top 2016
$5 Entry. Sunday 1pm.
$100 and plaque guaranteed for the winner.
(Note: Players in VFO Open Division Final 16 or Novice Final 4 not eligible.)

Junior Jam

Match Play, 4 Rounds
$1 Entry. Sunday 11am.
Top 4 qualify for one 4-player-game final.
Plaques for Top 4.

Wizard Mode Race

Fun Tourney on Twilight Zone
Any player registered for Main Tourney gets 1 attempt, which can be done at any time during the weekend, prior to VFO finals.
Twilight Zone will be setup on Easy Settings, outlanes easy (or blocked), 10-ball play. Play all extra balls.
Goal 1: Get to Lost-in-the-zone (LITZ) wizard mode as fast as possible. Number of balls is irrelevant.
Goal 2: Get Highest LITZ score.
Game ends once playing LITZ is complete.
Fastest Time and Highest LITZ score will get prizes.

Additional Information

Every attempt is made to keep the rules and information on this website accurate and up-to-date, and to run tournaments per the advertised structure and schedule. However, due to the nature of pinball and the fact that the tournaments are entirely run by volunteers, the tournament officials reserve the right to modify the tournament structure or schedule until the start time of that tournament. Late or last minute changes will be announced as appropriate prior to the start of the tournament. Changes to the tournament structure will not be made mid-tournament unless circumstances make such a change absolutely necessary.

For regular updates and discussion on the tournament, please visit our public Facebook event page.
Tournament Director: Dave Stewart
For questions and inquiries regarding tournaments at Vancouver Flipout, please contact

Vancouver Flip-Out Tournaments are sponsored by Nitro Amusements, serving Canada and the Pacific Northwest in Sales, Rentals, Repairs, and Customizations of Pinball Machines.

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