2015 Epstein Cup – LIVE Standings!

PrintEUROPE – 112 points
USA – 122 points

It takes 117.5 points to win the Epstein Cup

Team Europe:
Members –> Franck Bona, Mats Runsten, Paul Jongma, Michael Trepp, Jorian Engelbrektsson, Jorgen Holm, Daniele Acciari, Robert Sutter
Game Choices –> Lost World, World Cup Soccer, Scared Stiff

Team USA game choices:
Members –> Zach Sharpe, Josh Sharpe, Trent Augenstein, Cayle George, Bob Matthews, Adam Becker, Jon Replogle, Cryss Stephens
Game Choices –> Xenon, Radical, Metallica

Coast 2 Coast Pinball – Episode 163 “Sharpe Shooting or Tatsunori Naruke For The Win”

c2c_Logo IFPA President Josh Sharpe (ranked 15th in the world) was recently interviewed by Coast 2 Coast Pinball host Nate Shivers (ranked 2025th in the world) to talk about the WPPR v5.1 changes, Modern Pinball NYC's Super League and the upcoming IFPA12 World Pinball Championship. Check out the interview HERE.

Pinheadz Pinball Podcast – Interview with Josh Sharpe

PPP-COVER-SQIFPA President Josh Sharpe was recently interviewed for the latest edition of the Pinheadz Pinball Podcast out of Australia. Josh spoke with Greg Siegele on how to host a pinball tournament if you've never done it before. Click HERE to download the podcast.

World Pinball Player Rankings – Biggest Movers Decemeber 2014 – April 2015

world_pinball_player_rankings_wppr1The IFPA is pleased to announce that the following players saw the biggest jump in their world ranking between December 2014 and April 2015. 

December 2014:
Florian Hipp from Stuttgart, Germany (up 11,297 spots), Germain Mariolle from Redmond, WA (up 8910 spots) and Orion Smith from New York (up 7511 spots).

January 2015:
Ben Tesser from New York (up 7838 spots), James Hearsey from Seattle, WA (up 7717 spots) and Jono Sandilands from the UK (up 6938 spots).

February 2015:
Ace Madjlesi from Memphis, TN (up 12,262 spots), Casey Cuene from Milwaukee, WI (up 10,162 spots) and Jessica McHugh from Denver, CO (up 8181 spots).

March 2015: 
Cameron Austgen from Seattle, WA (up 3776 spots), Valerie Rader from St. Louis, MO (up 3755 spots) and Marcus Jeppsson from Sweden (up 3715 spots).

April 2015:
Robert Smith from Michigan (up 1052 spots), Brent Stiles from Cincinnati, OH (up 1042 spots) and Carlos Regis from Brazil (up 1018 spots).


IFPA’s Player of the Month for December 2014 – April 2015

world_pinball_player_rankings_wppr1Our apologies for falling a bit behind on these announcements. We're going to do a quick catch up and then plan on staying current going forward.

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!

2015 IFPA Pin-Masters – Video coverage

pinmastersVideo footage from the 2015 IFPA Pin-Masters is now available:

Round 1 coverage, click HERE
Round 2 coverage, click HERE
Final Round coverage, click HERE


2014-15 IFPA US National Pinball Championship – Video coverage

ifpa-state-championship-series-v2-300x274Video footage from the 2014-15 IFPA US National Pinball Championship is now available HERE.

Congrats again to Robert Gagno, our US National Pinball Champion . . . from Canada.

Stern Pinball & Project Pinball Donate Pinball Machine to Local Children’s Hospital

Teams up copyWorld’s Leading Maker of Arcade-Quality Pinball Machines and Project Pinball Charity Group Team Up To Share the Love of Pinball with Advocate Children’s Hospital Patients

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!"

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Montrealers push for “barcades” to come to the city

adamCBC News in Montreal released a piece on Adam Kiesler's fight to legalize pinball in his city in an attempt to bring location pinball. Click HERE to watch the video.

The Columbusonian – Clancey’s Amazing Pinball Race

11033119_10206763299066197_851838367_oThe Columbusonian magazine featured an illustration on Clancey's Amazing Pinball Race tournament organizer Evan Bingham.

The Columbusonian website can be found HERE. Details on Clancey's Amazing Pinball Race can be found HERE.