Our Folsom league meets bi-weekly on Thursdays in the surrounding area, with a cap of 30 players.
Our Lodi league meets bi-weekly on Thursdays in the surrounding area, with a cap of 30 players.
Our North Sacramento league meets on Tuesdays bi-weekly in the surrounding area, with a cap of 30 players.
Welcome to the Capitol Corridor Pinball League website, bringing Power to the Pinball since 2011!
This is an IFPA-sanctioned league with bi-weekly Thursday meetings in Folsom, CA and bi-weekly Thursday meetings in Lodi, CA.
If you are interested in joining or if you want more information, please .
The Capitol Corridor Pinball League (CCPL) was formed in 2011 to give pinball enthusiasts between the Bay Area and the Sierras a chance to participate in competitive pinball events. From its humble beginnings in Vacaville, it quickly expanded to Fairfield in 2012 with a new section forming in Folsom in 2013. The latest section in Lodi has been a success since 2015.
With the help of local individuals who are willing to share their machines with other pinball enthusiasts, regular meetings are currently being held on Thursdays.
The league is IFPA-sanctioned and WPPR points are awarded to all participants who participate in at least 50% of the league meetings. There are 6 meetings per season and 4 seasons per year for each league section.
If you are interested in participating in a league, in hosting a meeting, or in starting a section, please .
League nights are held bi-weekly in Folsom on Thursday evenings and bi-weekly in Lodi on Thursday evenings. Playoffs are generally held on the Saturday afternoon following the last regular season meeting. Please check the calendars for meeting dates.
There are currently two CCPL sections, CCPL-Folsom that meets primarily in Folsom and CCPL-Lodi that meets primarily in Lodi. League meetings are held in the private homes of pinball enthusiasts, so location information is only made available to league members, following a vetting or referral process. If you are interested in joining CCPL, please to begin the process.
CCPL adheres to the PAPA/IFPA Tournament Rules whenever possible. Specific rulings may differ at the league manager(s) discretion. Event hosts also maintain discretion over game setup. Ultimately, league manager(s) have final say in all rulings.
Whenever possible, extra balls will be disabled on league night machines. In the event a player earns an extra ball, it may be played by that player in its entirety. If a player plays another player's extra ball out of turn, the offending player will be ruled to have played out of turn and receive a score of zero for that game, and the offended player will NOT receive a compensation ball in lieu of playing the earned extra ball.
All players participating in a CCPL event agree to adhere to the IFPA rules of conduct without exception.
By participating in any CCPL league section, you are agreeing to put forth your best effort at all times!
League manager(s) reserve the right to disqualify any player from competition if they are deemed to not be putting forth their best effort or otherwise displaying a blatant disregard for the rules or established etiquette.
Participation in a league section requires registration by expressing interest in playing for a season and presenting league dues. You are not considered registered for a season until both these criteria are met. League dues cover IFPA fees, trophies, prizes, and other administrative costs. As the league grows, and capacity at locations is limited, some league sections will have a cap system in place to make sure that players can still have fun while things can still go smoothly on league night. As required, a waitlist will be maintained if a league section is at capacity.
The league manager will announce when registration is open for the next season. Interested players then declare their interest in playing and present their league dues. League dues will be collected by means announced by the league manager. Registration for a season will typically commence at the last regular season meeting and remain open during the following season until the player cap is reached.
On league night, players are put in groups of 3 or 4 players and each player gets one try on each of 4 separate machines. The machines are selected from as many different eras as possible. Practice on tournament machines is not allowed on league nights.
A player point total for the night is directly related to the performance on each machine when compared to all other players and depends on the number of players bested by that player’s score. For example, if 16 players are competing on a given league night, the highest score on that machine for the night will earn 16 points, while the lowest score on that machine for the night will earn 1 point.
This allows both for players with limited experience to get instantly rewarded for a good performance and for players who perform well consistently to get rewarded for their overall performance.
Additional bonus points are awarded at the end of the league night for the following items: “Top Score Bonus” for getting the highest score on a machine (1 point per high score, up to 4 points per meeting), “Top Dog Bonus” for getting the highest combined point total (maximum 1 point per meeting).
Regular season standings will be based on the total points for each player across all 6 weeks for a given season.
At the start of each night:
As the night goes on:
Playoffs are split into "A" and "B" player pools.
"A" qualifiers must complete 50% of the league nights for their respective section to be eligible. The number of "A" spots available will be dependent on the player cap and participation for each league section. Playoff seeding is determined by the total points accumulated throughout the 6 weeks (i.e., the regular season standings).
"B" playoffs is open to everyone who attended at least one league meeting for the season and did not qualify for the "A" playoffs. The format of the "B" tournament is subject to change and not announced until we know how many "B" players we have in attendance.
League sections should adhere to these playoff options, using https://matchplay.events software: