Project Pinball Sweepstakes

ProjectPinballSweepstakesblog post courtesy of Daniel Spolar

$50 donation to win a brand new Stern pinball machine in time for the holidays!

Your choice of machine sent to your doorstep.

Six different Pro model pinball machines to choose from:

  • The Walking Dead
  • Iron Man Vault Edition
  • Mustang
  • Star Trek
  • Metallica
  • AC/DC

All proceeds go to Project Pinball Charity 501(C)3 #46-3417202 to help put more pinball machines in the Children’s Hospitals across the nation.

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Flippin’ With the Greats League – David Daluga wins Bally slot machine

unnamedThe NFC north was the fastest growing division, with the slot machine being won by David Daluga (representing the Green Bay Packers).

We will be planning our next raffle soon, so sign up for the FWTG League to make yourself eligible to win!

Also, we are happy to announce that we will be expanding the FWTG Tournament Series to beyond the 32 NFL cities. Any city around the world can host a FWTG charity fundraiser tournament, with the winner advancing to the Grand Final. Any city not represented by an NFL Franchise will advance via a "Coach Ditka Wildcard" spot.

A quick reminder that there are TWO components of the Flippin' With the Greats campaign:

1) The LEAGUE – This is fantasy football meets pinball. Sign up and join the team of your choosing. All the WPPR points you have earned in 2014 will go towards helping that team in the standings. We will be raffling off prizes the rest of the year to league members, including NFL memorabilia, pinball memorabilia, spots into the Grand Final, and actual pinball machines. Click HERE for more details.

2) The TOURNAMENT SERIES – This will be the IFPA's December charity fundraiser campaign supporting the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. There will be 32 tournaments held in the various NFL cities where players can donate to the cause, and play for a chance to advance to the Grand Final and win other prizes. Click HERE for more details.

The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) is a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions.

Get behind Coach Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and "LIKE" Gridiron Support on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gridironsupport.org.

Andrei Massenkoff wins Radio Shack Iron Man Tournament!

rsThe month long tournament hosted by Radio Shack, Stern Pinball and the IFPA culminated with the playoffs held this weekend. The top 16 finalists played through a single elimination playoff bracket until only one remained. In the final, Andrei Massenkoff (ranked 10th in the world) defeated Trent Augenstein (ranked 9th in the world) to take home the Stern Iron Man Vault Edition pinball machine.

Flip Off Hunger campaign returns for November 2014!

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As the holiday season blossoms into a tremendous display of the blessings of our lives in the United States, it is important to remember that many families will struggle to eat during this time period. With this thought in mind, “Flip Off Hunger — Pinball Style” burst onto the tournament scene in 2013. 

“Flip Off Hunger” is a charity tournament event where cities across the United States work with their local players and food banks to raise money for hungry families during the Thanksgiving Holiday.  During these events, pinball tournaments raise awareness to the plight of the hungry.   In 2013, 14 cities participated in “Flip Off Hunger”. 

We raised $9,572 in 2013. Based on a $1 donation creating 3 meals, “Flip Off Hunger” donated over 28,716 meals!  Our goal for 2014 is to double that number of cities and tournaments.

With the help of the IFPA, “Flip Off Hunger” will offer an exemption to locations that have previously hosted their annual event.  This means that “Flip Off Hunger” sites can host a tournament worth full WPPR Value as long as it occurs on a weekend during November 2014 regardless if they have already hosted an annual event.

The event must be held anytime in November, and the 30 day advanced notice rule to get the event of the IFPA calendar is in effect.

If you are interested in hosting an event , please contact Marcus Trevino at xerico@gmail.com

You can also visit our Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/groups/324029571067423/

With the support of the pinball community, we can raise thousands of dollars and feed even more people!

Flippin’ With the Greats League – raffle prize added for upcoming weekend!

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The FWTG League will be raffling off a matched set of GGAF medallions this upcoming weekend. Gridiron Support will be tallying up the weekend scores for all the NFL teams in each division, we'll draw a player out of the highest scoring NFL division for the prize. Sign up and join the league by kickoff Sunday at Noon CST to be eligible!

A quick reminder that there are TWO components of the Flippin' With the Greats campaign:

1) The LEAGUE – This is fantasy football meets pinball. Sign up and join the team of your choosing. All the WPPR points you have earned in 2014 will go towards helping that team in the standings. We will be raffling off prizes the rest of the year to league members, including NFL memorabilia, pinball memorabilia, spots into the Grand Final, and actual pinball machines. Click HERE for more details.

2) The TOURNAMENT SERIES – This will be the IFPA's December charity fundraiser campaign supporting the Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund. There will be 32 tournaments held in the various NFL cities where players can donate to the cause, and play for a chance to advance to the Grand Final and win other prizes. Click HERE for more details.

The Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund (GGAF) is a non-stock, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization providing financial grants and ‘pro bono’ medical assistance to retired NFL players in dire need. The organization focuses on the humanitarian side of post-football related issues, which include coordination of social services to retired players who are in need due to a variety of reasons including inadequate disability and/or pensions.

Get behind Coach Ditka's Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund and "LIKE" Gridiron Support on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gridironsupport.org.

The Remix: Pinheads Pinball

mza_2544249066798958727.600x600-75The Ron and Don Show on 97.3FM in Seattle interviewed Adam Jenkins (ranked 1553rd in the world), Evan McBride (ranked 4103rd in the world), Mark Lutsock (ranked 11014th in the world) of Pinheads Pinball. Click HERE to listen to the interview.

Pinball Is Alive In Wisconsin

July-Aug-Sept 2014Wisconsin Public Radio's "Central Time" radio show recently did a piece on pinball. Featured on the broadcast was Tim Enders(ranked 529th in the world) and Steve Tully(ranked 2156th in the world). Click HERE to listen to the show.

2014 European Championship Series – Standings through Event #10

ifpa-european-championship-series1The inaugural IFPA European Championship Series is now through Event #10 out of 17, after the United Kingdom host the 2014 UK Pinball Open. Full results of the UK Pinball Open are available HERE.

An incredible 795 players have taken part in at least one ECS tournament, with Michael Trepp continuing to sit at the top of the standings, with 2-time World Champion Daniele Celestino Acciari sitting roughly 40 points behind. The current ECS standings are available HERE.

The next ECS event takes players to Sweden, where the 2014 Borås Pinball Open will be taking place September 18th-21st. Details of that event are available HERE. The entire ECS schedule can be found HERE.

Stern The Walking Dead Pinball Launch Party . . . IFPA looking for volunteers!

SternTWDGamePageshotWe're looking to round up some volunteers to help us with hosting the Stern The Walking Dead Pinball Launch Party tournaments.

The date Stern is targeting is October 17-19th weekend, or the weekend after.

If you are interested in helping serve as an IFPA representative for a launch party in your city, please send me an email (ifpapinball at gmail dot com) including the city you live in. We'll then get that information to Stern to try and find a distributor/operator/location owner in your area to match you up with to get the party set up.

IFPA representative duties would include game setup at the site, along with running the tournament portion of the party.

$tern Rewards Program – August 2014 Update

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

PLAYER OF THE MONTH AWARD – Roy Wils
Roy earned a total of 205.76 WPPR points in August. This included victories at the Pre-PAPA Kickback Tournament (Main and Classics) and Pre-PAPA Slovak Club Main Tournament. Roy also had a top 4 finish in both the Main and Classics tournaments at the Pre-PAPA New Great Valley Lanes Tournament, and a 10th place finish in the PAPA 17 World Pinball Championships A division, along with a 7th place finish in the Classics III division. Roy is currently the 5th ranked player for the Pennsylvania SCS, and is also currently qualified for Ohio(12th).

BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Jason Clark
Jason moved up 7185 spots by winning the August 2014 Fox Cities Pinball League. This netted Jason 2.34 WPPR points and moved him up to a rank of 5737th in the world. Jason also sits in 100th place in the Wisconsin SCS.

BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Tyler Huntington
Tyler moved up 6039 spots from his 8th place finish at the Brampton Pinball Extravaganza. Tyler earned 2.57 WPPR points which moved him up to a rank of 5326th in the world. Tyler also sits in 52nd place in the Onatiro PCS.

BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – Ryan Pankratz
Ryan moved up 5701 spots from his performance at the Blainbrook, Mortimers and Silverball Saturday tournaments in August. These results netted Ryan 1.97 WPPR points for August, which moved him up to a rank of 5939th in the world. Ryan also sits in 31st place in the Minnesota SCS..

Detailed rules for the $tern Rewards Program, including an updated list of qualifiers, and updated list of rewards available can be found HERE.