Coast 2 Coast Pinball – Episode 136 “Sharpe And Shivers or Shorting Josh At PAPA”

c2c_LogoIFPA President Josh Sharpe (ranked 16th in the world) was recently interviewed by Coast 2 Coast Pinball host Nate Shivers (ranked 4430th in the world) to talk about the changes to the WPPR system for 2015 SCS and more! Check out the interview HERE.

Pinheadz Pinball Podcast – Interview with Cayle George

PPP-COVER-SQ2-time World Pinball Champion Cayle George was recently interviewed for the latest edition of the Pinheadz Pinball Podcast out of Australia. Cayle spoke with Greg Siegele on how to play tournament pinball for both beginners and experts along with his experiences getting into the tournament scene. Click HERE to download the podcast.

2015 IFPA Pin-Masters – PAPA Circuit event for 2015-16!

pinmastersWe’re excited to announce that the 2015 IFPA Pin-Masters will be part of the 2015-16 PAPA Circuit.

Registration continues to be open, and is filling up fast! 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.

World Pinball Player Rankings update – Version 5.0 is LIVE!

world_pinball_player_rankings_wppr1As some of you may have noticed, the World Pinball Player Rankings had not been updated since the end of 2014. The challenges to migrate over to the new system were tougher than anticipated, but we are excited to announce that we have made the necessary changes to implement verions 5.0 and we are now LIVE.

We've changed the calendar submission and result submission pages to help fit the new WPPR rules, so IFPA endorsed tournament organizers please pay attention. Should you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

Please be aware that EACH tournament now requires a calendar submission. If your side event is not on our calendar, you will not be able to submit us results when the time comes. Please drop us an email and will add it for you.

The current rankings reflect some of the backlog of January events that we received, along with the expansion of player resumes from the top 15 results to the top 20. While pre-2015 event values have not changed, we have split any periodic events or combo events (Main+Classics) into separate line items on a player's resume.

Full details fo the WPPR v5.0 system can be found HERE.

Wrestlemania Pinball Launch Party – February 2015!

wweTo celebrate the launch of the Wrestlemania pinball machine, Stern and the IFPA are teaming up to host 14 launch parties going on across the globe!

Click on the flyer to find the Launch Party nearest you, or visit the IFPA Calendar HERE!

There will be machines set up at each location on free play, with a cash prize tournament also being held throughout the party. Please see flyer for location information, and contact the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com should you have any questions.

Flipping out! New York’s best pinball players will battle it out in Greenpoint

24-new-york-state-pinball-championship-2015-02-06-bk01_zThe Brooklyn Paper released an article on the upcoming IFPA New York State Pinball Championship. Feature in the article is IFPA Chairman Steve Epstein and Franecsco La Rocca (#2 seed in the NY SCS). Click HERE to read the article.

Flipping pinball back into the spotlight

AR-150209940.jpg&maxw=800The Gazette out in Maryland published an article on the upcoming IFPA Maryland State Pinball Championship. Featured in the article are Rob Wintler-Cox (#4 seed for MD SCS) and Shawn Hillman (#6 seed for MD SCS). Click HERE to read the article.

Pinball buff set for state event

54cdd16cb819a.imageThe Rome News-Tribune published a piece about the upcoming IFPA Georgia Pinball Championship. Bryan Broyles is featured (#3 seed in GA). Click HERE to read the article.

Pacific Pinball Museum to host 2015 California State Championship Pinball Tournament

CA15-0130-pinball2014-500x375.jpg.pagespeed.ce.YBxvvZ0pb7California Newswire published an article about the Pacific Pinball Museum, who will be hosting the 2014-15 IFPA California State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to read the article.

Big Stuff on Tap at PPM

logoAlamedaSun-02The Alameda Sun released an article about the upcoming IFPA California State Pinball Championship, which will be held at the Pacific Pinball Museum. Click HERE to read the article.