Rules for 2018 (PDF)

General Overview

The It Never Drains in Southern California (INDISC) tournaments consists of open qualifying and match play final rounds. During open qualifying, each player may make as many qualifying attempts as he or she likes. A point system is used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who rank highest at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds.


All players' qualifying attempts are considered "open" attempts. However, to ensure that some less experienced players at the event will win prizes, the players will be split into two groups of qualifiers. Those who finished in positions 1-24 will qualify for the "A" division playoffs. Players eligible for the "B" division who finish in positions 25-40 will qualify for the "B" division playoffs. To prevent top players from taking advantage of this, any player ranked in the top 250 of the World Pinball Player Rankings at the time the tournament begins shall not be eligible to play in the "B" playoffs. If such a player is in a position between 25 and 40, the next lower eligible player shall qualify instead. At the discretion of the tournament officials, any other player whose past tournament performance indicates that they should be treated as an "A" player may be also ineligible for the "B" division. [They probably know who they are.]

A Classics tournament will be held on older Electromechanical and or Solid State games. Entries fees will be the same as for the "A" and "B" divisions. The top 24 finishers will qualify for the Classics "A" division playoffs whereas 25-32 will qualify for the Classics "B" division playoffs. Classics will have the same restrictions as the Open tournament.

The "Open" tournament finals will be Pinburgh-style with 4 games per round and 3-2-1-0 scoring. "Classics" finals will be PAPA-style with 3 games per round and 4-2-1-0 scoring.


There is a $20 Museum Entry Fee that all individuals, competitors or spectators, entering the Museum of Pinball are required to pay. 3 free tournament entries are included with the $20 fee.

Each entry is sold for an additional fee. All players who reside outside of California and travel to the tournament to register as a player will receive two free entries. Players travelling from outside of the United States will receive five free entries. Fees are $5 for 1 entry, $10 for 3 entries and $20 for 7 entries. Unplayed entries will not be refunded, please plan accordingly.

Please view the Complete Rules for full details on scoring, playoffs and more