Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball League – NFL ticket update!

jets (554x1280)The IFPA / FWTG League couresy of Rich Gannon gave away a pair of tickets to the NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills last week. Rich is doing it again this upcoming weekend, offering a pair of tickets for the upcoming Seattle Seahawks vs. Oakland Raiders game. These tickets will be waiting at will call for one lucky FWTG member. To be eligible simply contact the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com to be included in the drawing. All current FWTG members are eligible, as well as anyone that signs up between now and 12pm EST this upcoming Saturday. We will then contact the winner shortly after via random draw.

Remember, you MUST join the FWTG League to win.

Most importantly, your participation in FWTG League directly benefits Coach Ditka's Charity…Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.

Please make sure to "Like" Gridiron Support and the IFPA on Facebook as well!

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Guide to WPPR 5.0 – Making Your Event Count

world_pinball_player_rankings_wppr1blog post courtesy of Bob Matthews

The new WPPR system presents a challenge for tournaments that want to obtain full value.  Not all events can or should seek full value; your tournament’s goals are your own to choose.  If high value is one of them, though, here’s an overview of various current formats, what happens to them under WPPR 5.0, and some options for change.  This does NOT address the need to have 64 players for full value; here, I’m just looking at the factor for the Tournament Grade Percentage [TGP] to be applied to your event and how to get the most out of it.

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2014 European Championship Series – Standings through Event #14

ifpa-european-championship-series1The inaugural IFPA European Championship Series is now through Event #14 out of 17, after Finland hosted the K15 Open. Full results for K15 Open are available HERE.

An incredible 1050 players have taken part in at least one ECS tournament, with Michael Trepp maintaining his lead by 21 WPPR points over fellow Swiss Robert Sutter and 26 WPPR points over Daniele Celestino Acciari. The current ECS standings are available HERE.

The next ECS event takes players to Hungary (the Denmark event happened this past weekend), where the 2014 Hungarian Pinball Open will be taking place November 7-8. Details of that event are available HERE. The entire ECS schedule can be found HERE.

IFPA Flippin’ With the Greats Fundraiser Campaign – December 2014

FWG-Logo-AThe IFPA is excited to announce that December will be Flippin' With the Greats month! We are teaming up with Gridiron Support to benefit Mike Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF).

Similar to the other fundraiser campaigns, the IFPA plans on treating each of these Flippin' With the Great fundraiser tournaments as a unique event, worth full value WPPR points, even if a particular location is already hosting another annual event in 2014. Get in touch with the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com if you're interested in setting up an event or submit to the IFPA calendar directly. We hope to set up events nationwide and use competitive pinball as a way to help raise funds for this great charity. The tournament must be scheduled to be played in the month of December to qualify.

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Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball League – Jets/Bills Tickets available for 10/26!

bills-jetsThe IFPA / FWTG League is excited to announce that Rich Gannon has donated a pair of tickets for the upcoming NY Jets vs. Buffalo Bills game. These tickets will be waiting at will call for one lucky FWTG member. To be eligible simply contact the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com to be included in the drawing. All current FWTG members are eligible, as well as anyone that signs up between now and 12pm EST this upcoming Saturday. We will then contact the winner shortly after via random draw.

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Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball League – next raffle October 23rd!

timewarpThe IFPA / FWTG League is excited to announce (just in time for "Expo") – a Time Warp Pinball is up for grabs!

This machine is shopped out and ready for your home game room.

Time Warp will be awarded to a randomly selected FWTG League Participant on Oct 23rd @ 9pm CST.

Winning player will be responsible for any shipping charges (we will help coordinate a wholesale carrier), or the Pinball can be available for pick up in the Minneapolis or Chicago areas. As an alternative prize, Gridiron Support is offering a set of (5) GGAF Hall of Fame Medallions with matching serial numbers, if the winning player declines the Time Warp as their prize.

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Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball League – Slot Machine Awarded to Dave Gorka

010Once again the FWTG winning player came from the NFC North, with Dave Gorka (representing the Bears) taking home this classic Las Vegas Hilton Slot Machine.

The next Prize to be awarded will be a Pinball Machine, so join the FWTG League today to get in on the action!

Again, we are pleased to announce that the FWTG Tournament Series will be expanded beyond the 32 NFL team markets. Any city in the world can host a " Coach Ditka Wild Card" FWTG charity fundraiser tournament. The winner of each "Wild Card" Tournament will also be awarded an Invitation / Entry to the Grand Final Event.

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Spooky Pinball makes its mark in a tiny town

54370c8cb2150.preview-300The booming competitive pinball scene up in Wisconsin isn't the only exciting pinball activity going on. The Wisconsin State Journal recently published a piece on new pinball manufacturer Spooky Pinball. Click HERE to watch the video and read the article.

2014 European Championship Series – Standings through Event #13

ifpa-european-championship-series1The inaugural IFPA European Championship Series is now through Event #13 out of 17, after Belgium hosted the Belgian Open Pinball tournament. Full results for Belgian Open Pinball are available HERE.

An incredible 1012 players have taken part in at least one ECS tournament, with Michael Trepp having regained the lead by 23 WPPR points over fellow Swiss Robert Sutter and 27 WPPR points over Daniele Celestino Acciari. The current ECS standings are available HERE.

The next ECS event takes players to Finland, where the 2014 K15 Open will be taking place October 17-19th. Details of that event are available HERE. The entire ECS schedule can be found HERE.

Pinball tournament continues to grow in Springield

ozarkNBC affiliate KY3 in Springfield, MO covered the 3rd annual Ozark Pinball Syndicate's tournament. Featured is Dayvv Brooks (ranked 164th in the world). Click HERE to watch the video.