Tournament is a new game mode available for a limited time. Here you can compete with players from all over the World to win HUGE prizes and acquire unique Tournament banners visible to all.
It's available through the "Events" button on the main screen.
Tournament matches take place on a special themed Alley which is unique to the Tournament.
You can join a Tournament only during its Qualifier Stage. There are three stages in total.
You can enter the Tournament by paying an Entry Fee. It can be paid using chips or an in-app purchase (you can choose).
You pay the Entry Fee once for a Tournament. All matches within this Tournament will be free.
Pin Layout sets are unique for every Tournament. You can see them on the Bracket selector screen on the "Rules" tab.
To start a match in the Tournament, hit the "Play" button in the Tournament window. It will be available only after you pay the Entry Fee and get access to the Tournament.
Tournaments have three Brackets:
To change the Bracket, swipe to the side on the Bracket Selector screen.
Each Bracket has a minimum required Alley you must reach to be able to enter it.
- You need to reach Alley 6 (Monument Alley) to be able to enter the Rookie Bracket.
- You need to reach Alley 9 (Fury Lane) to be able to enter the Pro Bracket.
- You need to reach Alley 12 (Strike Force) to be able to enter the All-Star Bracket.
Players who have reached Alley 12 can enter any Bracket of their choice.
The higher the Bracket, the better the prizes. All-Star Bracket has the highest Entry Fee.
Each Tournament has three Stages: Qualifier, Semifinal, and Final.
Every Stage is limited in time. Also, there is a limited number of matches one can play on a Stage. Tournament participants can enter any number of matches within the given limit, but one should take part in all of them to get the best chances for victory.
- Players can join a Tournament only during the Qualifier Stage. It has no rewards. Get into the promotion zone to proceed to the next stage.
- Semifinal Stage has banners as a reward. Get into the promotion zone to proceed to the next stage.
- Final Stage has banners and ball cards as rewards. The Top 3 players also get gold.
To check the Stage duration, go to the "Stages" tab of the Tournament window.
You can see your position in the Tournament Rating in the first tab of the Tournament Window. This tab will have the name of your Tournament Bracket. It will also show how many matches you've played, how many of them are available, and what is your current score.
For example, on the screenshot below, player "Bowler" played 10 matches of the Semifinal Stage, All-Star Bracket, and 10 matches are available in total during the Semifinal Stage. Their current score is 900 (having scored 90 points during every match).
When all matches within the Stage are played, you'll have to wait for the Stage to end and check the results. If you got into the Promotion zone of the Qualifier or Semifinal stage, you will proceed to the next Stage. Otherwise, you can't proceed to the next Tournament stages.
Scores in matches within the Tournament are being counted towards your Tournament ranking points. The more points you score in matches, the higher your place is in the rankings.
Victory or defeat in a Tournament match does not affect your ranking place.
The highest score you can get from a single match is 90, as there are three frames. That is a match with five consecutive strikes.
Rookie Bracket has green banners. Pro Bracket has blue banners. All-Star Bracket has violet banners.
Rewards for Final and Semifinal stages are listed in the "Rewards" tab of the Tournament window. Scroll down to see the full list.