2015 IFPA Pin-Masters – Registration is now OPEN!

pinmastersThe IFPA is proud to announce that registration for the 2015 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 108 players.

The 2015 IFPA Pin-Masters: World Pin-Golf Championships are scheduled for March 27th-29th, 2015 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 will also move to the Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas, and take place Thursday March 26th. This will include all the various State and Provincial Champions currently battling it out in the 2014 SCS and PCS (Canada).

The Flippin' With the Greats Grand Final will also be held as part of the Pin-Masters. The best finisher amongst the Flippin' With the Greats finalists will win a NIB Stern pinball machine.

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

IFPA results submission tutorial

gddThe new process for submitting tournament results into the WPPR database can be tricky for IFPA endorsed tournament directors. Big thanks to Greg Dunlap (ranked 272nd in the world), who has taken the time to film a short tutorial video on how to submit results through the IFPA website. Click HERE to watch the video tutorial.

Submitting to both the IFPA Calendar, and submitting tournament results can be found in the Tournaments section at the top of the IFPA website.

 

Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball League – Chris Basler Wins Gottlieb Strikes & Spares!

014Chris is the lucky new owner of the Strikes & Spares pinball Courtesy of Peters Billiards.

Next Prize for FWTG LEAGUE Participants is this beautiful set of 6 NFL Star Medallions.  This 6 Medallion set features matching serial numbers and 2 color Epoxy Fill corresponding to each players' team colors.

The drawing for this NFL STAR SET will be December 18th.  Buy your personalized IFPA / FWTG League Collector Medallion NOW to be eligible for this and future FWTG prize giveaways!

Thank you for supporting Coach Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund.  Your participation in the IFPA / FWTG League directly benefits Coach's GGAF!

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IFPA11 World Pinball Championship – Video of Championship Match

joeWith the help of Garrett Hays (ranked 197st in the world) and his slick video editing skills, we’re excited to release the video of the World Championship match from the IFPA11 World Pinball Championship between Jorian Engelbrektsson (ranked 3rd in the world going into IFPA11) representing Sweden, and Keith Elwin (ranked 1st in the world going into IFPA11) representing the US. On the line was $1000 cash, a brand new pinball machine from Stern Pinball, the iconic Space Jet trophy and title of World Pinball Champion. Special thanks also to Adam Lefkoff and Adam Becker for providing the commentary. Click HERE to watch the video.

Pinball players help ‘flip out hunger’ with tournament

B9315178288Z.1_20141123090220_000+GKH974571.1-0Mycentraljersey.com published an article on the Flip Off Hunger event held at Eight on the Breakin Dunellen. Click HERE to read the article.

Pinball Tournament Benefits OFH

springfieldCBS affiliate KOLR 10 in Springfield, MO covered the 2nd annual Flip Off Hunger event. Click HERE to watch the video.

$tern Rewards Program – October 2014 Update

The IFPA is excited to announce that the following players have been now qualified for the $tern Rewards Program based on their October 2014 IFPA endorsed tournament performance! These players have until August 15th, 2015 to exercise their reward option.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD – Daniele Celestino Acciari
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Dan Thompson
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Doug Langs
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Jeffrey Wirth

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World Pinball Player Rankings – Biggest Movers of October 2014!

moversThe IFPA is pleased to announce that the following players saw the biggest jump in their world ranking based on their October 2014 tournament performance. 

The biggest movers for October 2014 included Dan Thompson from the US, who moved up 11,929 spots from the following results:

Stern Launch Party Tournament – Chicago
Main Tournament – Finished 25th – (0.46)
IFPA POP Fundraiser – Columbus
Side Tournament – Finished 12th – (0.53)
IFPA POP Fundraiser – Chicago
Main Tournament – Finished 10th – (1.70)
Pinball Chicago Party
Main Tournament – Finished 10th – (1.46)
Side Tournament – Finished 3rd – (4.06)
Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament
Main Tournament – Finished 108th – (2.75)     
Dan moved up to a rank of 2856th in the world, and 75th in the Oklahoma SCS.

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Daniele Celestino Acciari – IFPA’s Player of the Month for October 2014!

1256The IFPA is pleased to announce that our Player of the Month for October 2014 is Daniele Celestino Acciari from Rocca di Papa, Italy. Daniele earned a total of 166.52 WPPR points in October. This included the following results:

Danish Pinball Open
Main Tournament – Finished 2nd – (37.36)
Side Tournament – Finished 1st – (23.94)

Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament
Main Tournament – Finished 7th – (41.04)
Side Tournament – Finished 4th – (25.10)

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Flipping Out Over Pinball

applauseApplause on WVIZ/PBS in Cleveland did a piece on the resurgence of pinball in the area. Players featured in the video included Brian Hill (ranked 278th in the world), Sean Watterson (ranked 6183rd in the world), Ben Haehn (ranked 757th in the world), Don Johnson (ranked 246th in the world), Michelle McCleester (ranked 762nd in the world) and John Delzoppo (ranked 144th in the world). Click HERE to watch the video. 

IFPA State Championship Series – November 2014 Update!

ifpa state championship series v2There's 2 months left in the 2014 IFPA State Championship Series season, and we couldn't be more excited about the growth of interest compared to 2013. Last year the IFPA saw over 5200 players compete in the SCS, and this year we've eclipsed that with 5870 players having already competed through November 2014.

We currently have 33 states included in the SCS, which will all culminate in the IFPA State Championship finals. These finals will all be held simultaneously on February 7th, 2015, with over 500 finalists competing for not only a State Championship title, but also a spot in the IFPA US National Pinball Championship. The State Championship tournament details are being added to the IFPA calendar as the State Reps finalize those details.

View the current SCS standings HERE.

For those players north of the US border, the IFPA Canada Provincial Championship Series is also currently in progress. Current standings for the Canada PCS are available HERE. A reminder that the Provincial Champions will also qualify to participate in the US National Championship starting in the 2014 season.

We are also excited to announce that the official satellite spots for the IFPA12 World Pinball Championship will come from the 2014-15 IFPA US National Pinball Championship, and the 2014-15 IFPA European Pinball Championship. The highest finisher in each final that has not yet qualified for IFPA12 will win a free spot into the World Championship.