Terms & Conditions



    1. AGREEMENT: Once you have filled out and registered your initials for Pinball Comp, Tournaments OR bought a ticket then you have agreed and accepted these terms and conditions automatically. Please make sure you read through these carefully
    2. PLEASE ENSURE that you are a decent human being – My competitions are about fun, do not enter if you are aggressive with pinballs, devoid of a personality or just a moody bastard! Seriously, it is all about us all getting together, playing and talking pinball over a beer. Z Ball is ALL about keeping PINBALL out in the world and introducing it to new people and new generations. Z Ball is NOT interested in pinball politics and will NOT support people who are negative or nasty. Z BALL SUPPORTS ALL pinball groups, operators, leagues and competitions... You see, the more pinballs that are out there the more people get to play them... basic logic, huh!
    3. REGISTRATION: Registration is $40 for 1 years subscription taken from the date of purchase
    4. REGISTRATION: Is NOT REFUNDABLE in whole or in part after being paid. You can pay 2 ways either thru PAYPAL or CASH at ANY EVENT
    5. REGISTRATION / PAYPAL: If you register thru this site using PAYPAL your payment WILL BE A REOCCURRING YEARLY PAYMENT unless stopped by you at anytime through PAYPAL, ZBALL will not cancel payments, refund or STOP reoccurring payments - you MUST do this YOURSELF through your own PAYPAL account
    6. MEMBERSHIP: The $40 fee gets you access to ALL competitions and contributes to the cash jackpot at the end of season which is set at a minimum $2000, not being a member means you cannot claim any prize offered by Z BALL, YOUR MEMBERSHIP MUST BE UP TO DATE!
    7. MINI COMPS: will always be part of most Z Ball meetsThey are designed for the PROFESSIONALS and AMATEURS with fun competitions which are more about luck than skill and tough comps for the HARDCORE PLAYERS which are all about SKILL All competitions are designed by Z Ball and rules put in place. Z Ball will always have the final say in all outcomes and will always try to be fair. By participating you are accepting Z Ball is the be all and end all of these comps and final say is final.
    8. IFPA: ZBALL has many events linked with the IFPA, all events are submitted 30 days in advance for approval. All results are submitted to the IFPA for point delegation are done by the IFPA - ZBALL as no affiliation with the IFPA and cannot control or suggest point delegation or break up. Any issues should be taken up with them directly
    9. TOURNAMENTS: These operate independently to the normal pinball comps. You must be registered Z BALL MEMBER to collect the cash from winning a tournament. Tournaments can run varying lengths of time and all the details of cash amounts and time factors are available on the actual machine. If you are a cash winner, check the TOURNAMENT section on this site for the details. You can only collect your cash at a Z Ball MEET and you have 2 months to collect – I WILL NOT CHASE YOU if it is not collected then it will go toward the cash JACKPOT for the next round of Tournaments.  Remember when playing in tournament mode the game will NOT give you free games or extra balls.
    10. TOURNAMENTS: ZBALL reserves the right to cancel a tournament at any time without redeeming the prize money if the machine malfunctions, accidental wipe or some other crazy shit happens – PLAY AT YOUR OWN RISK
    11. HEATS DURATION: The heats usually run over 6 months. Sometimes circumstances can bring this date forward or back. It’s unusual for this to happen but you will be notified of any changes 7 days before the official ending date.
    12. HEATS: Heats are individual competitions held throughout the season, these are held on our event days and most will be listed with the IFPA see our NEWS and EVENTS page for all details.
    13. HEATS: Competing in these events will all help you access the GRAND FINAL at the end of the year. All results from each heat will be published on this website. All results will be final. Access to grand final for 2018 is simple, you need to attend 4 official ZBALL events this year, you must see Roger or Simon to let them know you are there, they will mark you present on the night and that counts as 1 of the 4 once noted by us. No other options available to get into the final
    14. COMPETITION - GETTING INTO THE FINAL: Check out 2018 comps page for details
    15. ZBALL reserves the right to disqualify any one from the competition for whatever reason!
    16. COMPETITION MACHINE FAULTS: If any of the machines in the competition breakdown, blow up, reset, have issues, features stop, fuse or go crazy and you LOSE YOUR HIGH SCORE - then you have lost that score. I cannot take responsibility for your scores. I will tell you that this has happened in the past competitions on a machine or two and I'm sure it will happen in the future as pinball's DO BREAKDOWN - YES even NEW STERN pinballs breakdown within days of owning them! - most of the time high scores remain intact but if a battery fails or the CPU board shorts high scores will be lost. Sometimes on the new Sterns just doing an update will take out the scores! Sadly in the past some people have tried to take advantage of this situation so I have eliminated it out of the equation by saying the only scores that count are the ones on the machines at the end of the month period. REMEMBER you play at your own RISK and I have the final say in the comp.
    17. THE FINALS: Will be held on a specific night stated for these competitions. All finalists must be there at the allotted time. If you are unable to make it - tough!  During the final all finalists will be randomly drawn to create an order. Grand Final Rules will be available mid 2018, the grand final will be IFPA ranked
    18. THE FINAL MACHINES: Are a secret until the night - it can be any machine, from any era or any in the room, no one knows until the night. If the machine malfunctions during the final it voids your game unplayable then a replacement game will be given. If the machine dies during the final and cannot be resurrected a new final will be played at a later date and all previous scores will be void on that final machine.
    19. THE GRAND PRIZES: If you win a pinball machine, please remember that YOU WILL NEED TO ARRANGE TO PICK UP THE MACHINE YOURSELF - it will not be delivered. The prize machine will be located in the Sydney metro area. No warranty will come with the winning machine. The machine will be in working order but as you know with pinballs they do break down. YOU ARE NOT WINNING A NEW PINBALL - it is 2nd hand. DO NOT ENTER THIS COMPETITION: if you are expecting a brand new pinball and you expect it not to break down or you expect Z Ball to fix it for free!! THERE ARE NO WARRANTIES, NO RESPONSIBILITY for the machine once it leaves my hands. However Z BALL will be happy to give you advice for free over the phone if any issues should arise and we are happy to do out calls to fix, but that will cost you in labour and call out fees Well that's it..... please support ALL competitions as there is a pinball revolution happening as we speak and I think it is great!
    20. Z is for ZBALL