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!

Wizard Mode – Vote for October Project of the Month!

Wizard Mode - IndiewireWizard Mode is up for indieWIRE’s Project of the Month, and they need your help to win! Take a second to vote for this documentary about a young pinball champion overcoming the stigma of autism: http://www.indiewire.com/article/vote-for-october-project-of-the-month-will-it-be-wizard-mode-as-far-as-the-eye-can-see-pioneers-in-skirts-or-stuck-20151104

Voting ends Monday November 9th at 5PM EST/2PM PST so vote now to make this doc a success (don’t forget you need to confirm your vote in your email for it to count!)

Flippin’ With the Greats Fantasy League to raffle off Wild Africa slot machine!

fwtgThe Flippin’ With the Greats Fantasy League opened the NFL Giveaway season with Jon Drew winning the Alice Cooper/Mike Ditka matched medallion “Proof” set. Also included in Jon’s prize package was a 2015 Alice Cooper “Solid Rock” / Coach Ditka “Gridiron Greats” FWTG hat, AND an entry to Alice Cooper’stown’s 2nd Annual Pinball Showdown in January, to compete for a Brand New Pinball and other great prizes!

Just a reminder, we will be awarding 20 total Cooper’stown’s final pinball party tournament entries to the FWTG Fantasy League participants throughout the NFL season. Read more …

King of the Ring – New Prizes Announced!

12047072_1509680122684606_4421605591128100697_nNEW PRIZES ANNOUNCED! In addition to the big Grand Prize for the WWE Pinball: King of the Ring IFPA Tournament 2015, we have added cool prizes for 2-10th place as well! Hurry, you have until 12/31/15 to submit your best WWE score!!!

Full details of the KOTR campaign are available HERE.

2015 Flippin’ With the Greats Fantasy League Kickoff Giveaway!

2015-10-20 22.47.47The Flippin’ With the Greats Fantasy League is opening the 2015 season by awarding a very special prize package commemorating the exciting new IFPA/FWTG partnership with Mike Ditka’s and Alice Cooper’s charities, Gridiron Greats & Solid Rock.

This awesome prize consists of 2 (Very Limited) “Proof” Strike Medallions (color filled) of Coach Ditka and Alice Cooper along with an official FWTG/Solid Rock/Gridiron Greats hat.

Also, to be included in this initial League giveaway (and every upcoming giveaway) is a Free entry to the final Super Bowl Pinball Tournament party at Alice Cooper’stown Sports Bar in Phoenix, AZ.

We will be Drawing for this prize package on Tues, Oct. 27th (8pm CDT). Read more …

Game of Thrones Pinball Launch Party – November 2015!

Stern GOT LaunchParty Poster_102015To celebrate the launch of the Game of Thrones pinball machine, Stern and the IFPA are teaming up to host 10 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.

2015 season entering the 4th quarter – Update your IFPA profile!

ifpa.jpg-w227h210With the 2015 season entering the final 3 months, players are competing to qualify for various upcoming IFPA Championships. A reminder that if you aren’t a “registered” player it means we have no way of contacting you for these upcoming events. Your profile will have a green check box in the Player Information section if you are registered. Please update your profile HERE.

Here’s a list of the various championships on the schedule:

IFPA State Championship Series Finals –> February 13, 2016 (location based on state)
IFPA US National Pinball Championship –> March 17, 2016 (Las Vegas)
IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championship –> March 17, 2016 (Las Vegas)
IFPA Pin-Masters: World Pin-Golf Championships –> March 18-20, 2016 (Las Vegas)
IFPA13 World Pinball Championship –> April 12-14, 2016 (Pittsburgh)

For anyone interest in details of the other Country Championship Series finals, please contact us at ifpapinball@gmail.com. Besides the European Championship Series, we are currently running championships for Australia, Austria, Canada, Hungary, Italy, New Zealand, Switzerland and the United Kingdom.

Flipped – A thank you note to pinball people everywhere

flippedSan Francisco Pinball Department league member Mike Miller made a short movie called Flipped. Check it out on Vimeo HERE.

IFPA and Gridiron Support to host the 3rd Annual Super Bowl of Pinball – $50,000 in prizes up for grabs!

unnamedThe IFPA and Gridiron Support are thrilled to announce that the “King of Shock Rock”, Alice Cooper, and his charity – Solid Rock – is joining with Coach Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund for the 2015 “Flippin’ With the Greats” Pinball Campaign.

Pro Football Hall of Famer Mike Ditka and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Alice Cooper are excited to partner with the IFPA to raise money and awareness for their respective charities, while bringing the competitive pinball experience to their NFL and Rock & Roll Fans!

Once again, Players will be competing for WPPR Points, as well as Tens of Thousands of $$$$ in Cash and Prizes, including a BRAND NEW PINBALL!!!!

This year’s Flippin’ With the Greats campaign will again consist of 2 elements: Read more …

Pinball Items Available as Perks on Indiegogo for Wizard Mode Film

wizardmodeWizard Mode is a rippin’ pinball documentary about the competitive pinball community and one of the world’s best players. As a way to raise money to finish the film, we have the following pinball items available:


Sick of seeing your balls roll in the drain? Contribute and receive a pinball tutorial video by resident pinball champion, Robert Gagno. Download this lesson along tips, tricks and never-seen-before bonus footage from Wizard Mode. Support the film as you train to become the next champ! Read more …