Pinball Returns to Twin Galaxies with Worldwide Walking Dead Tournament!

twin-galaxies-logoTwin Galaxies, in close partnership with the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) has jointly decided to open the all-new adjudication process to the pinball community as an exciting experiment to see if competitive leaderboard pinball can once again take place successfully on the Twin Galaxies scoreboards!

The inaugural pinball game is The Walking Dead from Stern Pinball ( and there is  a special BOUNTY reward for the player who is able to hold on to the #1 rank spot!!!

Whomever is in the #1 rank position by SCS Day (February 13th, 2016, 6pm CST) will receive $100 cash, a custom TWD trophy, and signed TWD translite. Read more …

New IFPA Premier Sponsor – Double Danger Pinball Accessories

ifpaDouble Danger Pinball Accessories – Providing high-end and innovative pinball related apparel and accessories for pinball enthusiasts.

Oklahoma City, November, 2015 – Double danger Pinball accessories proudly announces that it is open for business. Double Danger (DD) seeks to be the premier supplier of pinball themed and related apparel and accessories in the market. With designs and ideas created by award winning designers and artists, DD looks to be the leader in contemporary pinball related products.

Double Danger is also a Premier Sponsor of the IFPA. In that capacity, we will be the exclusive provider of IFPA apparel. We already have one unique shirt design available online of the logo from the 1991 first annual IFPA pinball championship. It features a perfect reproduction of the original IFPA logo from the era on an ash gray ringer shirt. Look for several more re-release vintage and new designs to come with exciting IFPA related graphics. Read more …

2015-16 European Championship Series – Standings through Event #15

ifpa-european-championship-series1The IFPA European Championship Series is through Event #15 for the 2015-16 season.

2014-15 IFPA European Pinball Champion Daniele Celestino Acciari currently sits on top of the current ECS standings, with a 24 point lead over. The current ECS standings are available HERE.

An incredible 935 players have participated in the 2015-16 ECS so far this season.

The upcoming schedule of ECS events is available HERE.

Pinball pandemonium

1447310667477The Sydney Morning Herald out in Australia published a pinball story as part of their “Good Weekend” magazine, covering the resurgence of competitive pinball within the country. Click HERE to watch the video and read the article.

Flippin’ With the Greats “Fantasy League” – November 2015 Update

wild africaAdam Turgeson, playing in the NFC North (Green Bay) is this week’s lucky winner of the autographed Rich Gannon hat and Gannon 2002 MVP Medallion.

Adam also scored an Entry to the FWTG Final Pinball Party in January at Alice Cooper’s sports bar – “Cooper’stown”.

Next week’s FWTG Fantasy League giveaway drawing is for the classic slot machine “Wild Africa”, winner to be selected Tuesday, Nov 17th @ 8pm (CST).

As noted in the FWTG rules, shipping will be paid by prize recipient (machine can be picked up in the Mpls area, or we will help coordinate a wholesale carrier).

Make sure to join the FWTG Fantasy League now, to get in on this and all future prize drawings, including a Firepower 2 pinball machine! Read more …

The Pinball Assistant – Your PA to pinball

paTwo Dutch guys are developing an app called “The Pinball Assistant”. With

this app you have knowledge about every pinball machines ever manufactured in the palm of your hand. You can look up pinball machines, get fun facts, playing tips, write your personal reviews as well as rate the pinball and register your personal high scores.

The Dutch pinball players Gerard Vos and Richard van Zijll de Jong are

launching a Kickstarter to raise money for their pinball app. They launched the Kickstarter at the Dutch Pinball Open, the crowdfunding will continue untill December 31st.

The Kickstart-contributors are rewarded with cool presents for their support. Depending on the pledged amount, the contributors will receive cool pinball photographs, a t-shirts, or a signed “Whoa Nellie! Big Juicy Mellons” translite or even a signed Harlem Globetrotters backglass.

How did you get the idea for the Pinball Assistant? Read more …

2016 IFPA Pin-Masters – Registration is now OPEN!

pinmastersThe IFPA is proud to announce that registration for the 2016 IFPA Pin-Masters is now OPEN! For details on the IFPA Pin-Masters, check out the Overview page HERE.

To register, click HERE! Please note registration will be capped at 72 players.

The 2016 IFPA Pin-Masters: World Pin-Golf Championships are scheduled for March 18th-20th, 2016 at the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas. The Pin-Masters coincides with the Amusement Expo held Wednesay and Thursday of that week where any players that pre-register will receive a complimentary badge into the trade show.

In addition, the IFPA US National Pinball Championship and the inaugural IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championshipwill also move to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, and take place Thursday, March 17th.

Should you have any questions about our qualifying process or to find out more information about the tournament, please contact the IFPA at

$tern Rewards Program – September 2015 Update

The IFPA is excited to announce that the following players are now qualified for the $tern Rewards Program based on their September 2015 IFPA endorsed tournament performance! These players have until August 15th, 2016 to exercise their reward option.


BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Gema López Torralba

The $tern Rewards Program rewards dedicated players by providing them with the opportunity to use their rewards to purchase new Stern Premium games and other Stern merchandise at special IFPA prices.

Qualifying participants will also be eligible for discounts at the Stern online store which features a wide range of Stern and $tern Rewards Program merchandise exclusive to the IFPA rewards program.

Pinball players around the world can qualify for the program by participating and performing in IFPA-sanctioned pinball events. Top-ranked players, most-improved players, and player-of-the-month earn rewards points in the annual program.

To learn more about the $tern Rewards Program, visit the IFPA website at

World Pinball Player Rankings – Biggest Movers of September 2015!

sept2015moversThe IFPA is pleased to announce that the following players saw the biggest jump in their world ranking based on their September 2015 tournament performance.

The biggest movers for September 2015 included Gary Kahn from New York, who moved up 15,090 spots from the following results:

Modern Pinball NYC Super League Main Tournament 27th 30-Sep-15 11.84

Gary moved up to a rank of 2061st in the world, and 81st in the New York SCS.

Rob Iggulden from Portland, OR moved up 9,293 spots from the following results:

Cbar Monthly – Brewery Series Tournaments Main Tournament 10th 21-Sep-15 3.23

Rob moved up to a rank of 6176th in the world, and 127th in the Oregon SCS.

Gema López Torralba from Madrid, Spain moved up 8,085 spots from the following results:

Caja de Cristal Pinball Open Main Tournament 17th 12-Sep-15 1.81
Caja de Cristal Pinball Open Classics Tournament 40th 12-Sep-15 0.26

Gema moved up to a rank of 7599th in the world.

Congratulations to Gary, Rob and Gema, as well as the other players that saw a jump in their ranking from their September tournament performance!

Jörgen Holm – IFPA’s Player of the Month for September 2015!

11The IFPA is pleased to announce that our Player of the Month for September 2015 is IFPA10 World Pinball Champion, Jörgen Holm from Stockholm, Sweden. Kevin earned a total of 174.16 WPPR points in September. This included the following results:

Borås Pinball Open 2015 (Quickie) Classics 2nd 20-Sep-15 42.94
Borås Pinball Open 2015 (High Jump Pinball) Main Tournament 1st 20-Sep-15 55.43
Borås Pinball Open 2015 (Pin-Golf) Pin-Golf 1st 20-Sep-15 52.61
Mellan Svenska Flipper Touren Main Tournament 1st 12-Sep-15 23.18

Jörgen is currently ranked 6th in the world and is in the 21st qualifying position for the 2015-16 IFPA European Championship Series.

The rest of the top 5 for the month of September included Helena Walter from Stockholm, Sweden with 142.30 WPPR points, Mats Runsten from the Stockholm, Sweden with 119.62 WPPR points, Martin Ayub from London with 107.38 WPPR points, and Olli-Mikko Ojamies from Espoo, Finland with 96.97 WPPR points.

Congratulations to Jörgen and the other top WPPR point earners of the month!