The IFPA is pleased to announce our Player of the Month for December 2014 through April 2015.
December 2014 –> Trent Augenstein (168.33 WPPR points)
January 2015 –> Zach Sharpe (79.34 WPPR points)
February 2015 –> Robert Sutter (98.39 WPPR points)
March 2015 –> Zach Sharpe (294.61 WPPR points)
April 2015 –> Kevin Birrell (142.68 WPPR points)
Congratulations to Trent, Zach, Robert and Kevin, along with the other top WPPR point earners over these months!
OAK LAWN, IL – April 21, 2015 – Today, Stern Pinball, Inc., the world's oldest and largest producer of arcade-quality pinball machines, announced its plans to team up with Project Pinball Charity Group to dedicate a brand new Stern Iron Man pinball machine at Advocate Children’s Hospital in Oak Lawn, IL. The dedication will take place on Tuesday, April 28, 2015 in honor of Zach Dacy, a Chicagoan youth who beat cancer after a long battle.
"There are thousands of children undergoing intensive medical treatment in children's hospitals across the country,” said Daniel Spolar, founder and Senior Director of Project Pinball. “We want to help ease their pain and speed their recovery by giving them a reason to get out of bed, to socialize, and to have to fun by playing an iconic American pastime… pinball!"
The Midwest Gaming Classic, coming up April 11th and 12th in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, recently announced their pinball tournament line up, and it’s a pretty big change from what has traditionally been hosted! Gone are the pay-per-entry format, replaced with an ‘anyone with a ticket can play’ entry. Prizes are mostly eliminated. The change is both to appease a little-used state law which classifies all tournaments in which competitors pay in and can potentially win prizes are lotteries, and also to try to spread the joy of pinball tournaments to as many people as possible.