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IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by TomGWI » Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:00 pm

In 2018,IFPA is going to be doing challenge Matches were 2 people can submit a match. It is not for WWPR’s and does not cost a dollar. It will effect your IFPA rating.

Read more about it here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa-partne ... -and-more/
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by pinballgap » Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:47 pm

It sounds interesting but still confused on how it works.I am guessing it needs to be in a tournament setting or is it just two people in a bar having a good time and submitting for points.
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by TomGWI » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:42 pm

pinballgap wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:47 pm
It sounds interesting but still confused on how it works.I am guessing it needs to be in a tournament setting or is it just two people in a bar having a good time and submitting for points.
It could be either. Obviously you would probably wait till the tournament is over.
I think it’s more geared toward the later.
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by Hilton » Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:55 pm

I still dont understand how this works...


I just challenge you to a match Tom? How many games do we play?
Then we both report that match?

Can we meet up and play a bunch of matches in 1 day?
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Post by TomGWI » Thu Oct 05, 2017 10:25 pm

I believe you have to do it through MatchPlay.com exclusively. You challenge someone to match, obviously they have to accept the match.

https://matchplay.events/live/challenges/create

Click on create challenge.

Looks like you can do best of 1,3,5,7,9 game match

You then enter your match Play id. Match also tracks your IFPA ranking


I use MatchPlay for our FCPL League & Flippin the Fox Tournament. Very easy to use.
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by Hilton » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:06 am

can it be done with 1 person that owns a smart phone,or do both need smart phone capabilities (sorry, yes I am still that guy)
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by Hilton » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:12 am

reminds me somewhat of the 'bag tag' idea from golf/ disc golf.

I have actually thought it would be fun if there was some sort of system to easily track that.

Allow anyone to 'buy' a virtual bag tag at the start of the year. Each player is assigned a bag # randomly to start the year.
You can then challenge or be challenged by anyone at any point in the year to play a best of 3 or 5 game series. (rules in place like only 1 challenge per day, if you dont challege 1 person per 2 weeks then you auto drop 1 place, some places put constraints like only able to challenge withing X spots of your tag, etc...) if there was a system to do this it could be really fun.


The goal is to have the highest bag tag at the end of the year. Some places then do a finals group event at the end of the year for the highest X tags.
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by TomGWI » Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:32 am

Hilton wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:06 am
can it be done with 1 person that owns a smart phone,or do both need smart phone capabilities (sorry, yes I am still that guy)
That I am not sure. I assume only one person needs to do it.
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Re: IFPA Challenge Matches

Post by Allmyfriends77 » Sat Oct 07, 2017 11:05 pm

I’m looking forward to this for next year. Looks pretty easy to use. I’m sure I’ll be challenging a lot of people.
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