Flippin’ With the Greats “Fantasy League” player Brian Barnum Scores Alice Cooper Autographed Memorabilia Package

013Brian Barnum, playing for the NFC North (Vikings), won a nice collection of Alice Cooper collectibles, including an autographed Poster and Photo, enameled “Fender” guitar pin, and guitar pick collection.

Brian also received an entry to the 2nd Annual FWTG Pinball Showdown at Cooper’stown, Jan 28-31, in Phoenix Az., to compete for a brand new pinball.

Next week’s giveaway drawing (Dec 29th) will be for a FWTG / GGAF / Solid Rock hat AND a copy of Alice Cooper’s awesome new music release – “Hollywood Vampires”.

The Hollywood Vampires Project features legends Johnny Depp, Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Joe Walsh, Slash, Joe Perry and more, performing classic tracks from Led Zepplin, The Who, Badfinger, Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon, T Rex and more.

The Final NFL Regular Season Giveaway drawing (Jan 5th) will be for a Firepower 2 Pinball Machine!

The Firepower 2 Winner will be selected from the “Fantasy League” NFL Division whose teams score the MOST total (collective) points on the final weekend of the NFL Regular season.

As noted in the FWTG rules, winners of large items are responsible for any shipping charges (we will help line up a wholesale freight carrier), or the Firepower 2 can be picked up in the Minneapolis area.

As an alternative prize (if the winner declines the Firepower 2), Gridiron Support will provide a nice package of Alice Cooper/Solid Rock and Coach Ditka/Gridiron Greats collectibles.

Join the FWTG Fantasy League NOW, to get a shot at the Firepower 2 Pinball…The Odds are Good!

Reminder – The Fantasy League “Division” with the highest combined player WPPR Point total will receive a bonus round of prize giveaways to its players at the conclusion of the 2015 FWTG Campaign.

For more information or questions, please call Vicki @ 612-999-FWTG (3984)

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

1) The FANTASY LEAGUE – A “League” where IFPA members can support their favorite NFL team (and win cool stuff) by simply buying an IFPA medallion Personalized with the Player’s name, IFPA #, and the NFL team they support.  Great prizes will be distributed to League Participants throughout the season. Click HERE for more details.

2) The TOURNAMENT SERIES – A Nationwide series of tournaments to be scheduled throughout the NFL season culminating in the SUPER BOWL Pinball Party at Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix, Az. 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.

Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, also. Solid Rock’s primary mission is to make an everlasting difference in the lives of teens by helping them meet their spiritual, economical, physical, and social need.  Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center offers a safe, engaging environment during non-school hours –a time when they are most vulnerable to drugs, violence, and gangs. Maintaining a teen’s worst enemy is too much time on their hands Solid Rock provides the music, arts, vocational programs and fellowship that challenge teens to discover their passion through music, dance, self-expression, and creativity. Learn more at www.alicecoopersolidrock.com.

Support and Follow our 2015 Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball Campaign and “Like” Gridiron Support on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gridironsupport.org

 

$tern Rewards Program – October/November 2015 Update

The IFPA is excited to announce that the following players are now qualified for the $tern Rewards Program based on their October and November 2015 IFPA endorsed tournament performance! These players have until August 15th, 2016 to exercise their reward option.

PLAYER OF THE MONTH – [player]Daniele Celestino Acciari[/player]
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – [player]Adrian Weber[/player]

BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – [player]Rachel Karlic[/player]
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – [player]Troy Hall[/player]
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – [player]Joe Ciaravino[/player]
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – [player]Emily Hobbs[/player]
BIGGEST MOVER AWARD – [player]Johnny Rudell[/player]

The $tern Rewards Program rewards dedicated players by providing them with the opportunity to use their rewards to purchase new Stern Premium games and other Stern merchandise at special IFPA prices.

Qualifying participants will also be eligible for discounts at the Stern online store which features a wide range of Stern and $tern Rewards Program merchandise exclusive to the IFPA rewards program.

Pinball players around the world can qualify for the program by participating and performing in IFPA-sanctioned pinball events. Top-ranked players, most-improved players, and player-of-the-month earn rewards points in the annual program.

To learn more about the $tern Rewards Program, visit the IFPA website at www.ifpapinball.com/SternRewardsProgram

World Pinball Player Rankings – Biggest Movers of November 2015!

nov2015moversThe IFPA is pleased to announce that the following players saw the biggest jump in their world ranking based on their November 2015 tournament performance.

The biggest movers for November 2015 included [player]Joe Ciaravino[/player] from Canada, who moved up 14,506 spots from the following results:

Toronto Pinball League League 55th Nov 30, 2015 0.44
City Pinball League 10th Nov 18, 2015 1.36
PIN WARS IV Main Tournament 16th Nov 8, 2015 1.28
PIN WARS IV Classics 16th Nov 8, 2015 0.64

Joe moved up to a rank of 5692nd in the world, and 255th in the Michigan SCS.

[player]Emily Hobbs[/player] from Austin, AR  moved up 13,019 spots from the following results:

Bat City Pinball Club Tournament Side Tournament 18th Nov 21, 2015 0.03
Tuesday Jam League 11th Nov 17, 2015 0.28
Houston Expo Saturday DMD Tournament Side Tournament 20th Nov 14, 2015 0.47
Houston Expo Saturday Flip Off Hunger Event Side Tournament 25th Nov 14, 2015 0.08
Houston Expo PinGolf Pinball Tournament Pin-Golf 14th Nov 14, 2015 0.28
Houston Arcade & Pinball Expo Main Event Main Tournament 15th Nov 14, 2015 2.82
Houston Expo Friday Flip Off Hunger Event Side Tournament 23rd Nov 13, 2015 0.05
Houston Expo Friday EM Tournament Side Tournament 19th Nov 13, 2015 0.3
Houston Expo Friday SS Event Side Tournament 12th Nov 13, 2015 0.54

Emily moved up to a rank of 5176th in the world, and 111th in the Texas SCS.

[player]Johnny Rudell[/player] from Milwaukee, WI moved up 12,822 spots from the following results:

Schwoeglers Monthly Tournament Main Tournament 21st Nov 28, 2015 0.34
Uptowner Monthly Tournament Main Tournament 3rd Nov 18, 2015 1.72

Johnny moved up to a rank of 7228th in the world, and 149th in the Wisconsin SCS.

Congratulations to Joe, Emily and Johnny, as well as the other players that saw a jump in their ranking from their November tournament performance!

World Pinball Player Rankings – Biggest Movers of October 2015!

oct2015moversThe IFPA is pleased to announce that the following players saw the biggest jump in their world ranking based on their October 2015 tournament performance.

The biggest movers for October 2015 included [player]Adrian Weber[/player] from California, who moved up 16,030 spots from the following results:

Bay Area Pinball Association (BAPA) League 32nd Oct 29, 2015 1.21
Hella Heart Hi-Life Pinball: October Main Tournament 13th Oct 20, 2015 1

Adrian moved up to a rank of 5344th in the world, and 230th in the California SCS.

[player]Rachel Karlic[/player] from Chicago, IL  moved up 12,779 spots from the following results:

Emporium Wicker Park Main Tournament 5th Oct 27, 2015 0.02
Expo classics Classics 80th Oct 18, 2015 2.22

Rachel moved up to a rank of 3553rd in the world, and 95th in the Illinois SCS.

[player]Troy Hall[/player] from Lone Tree, CO moved up 10,131 spots from the following results:

Pin-toberfest Main Tournament 40th Oct 24, 2015 0.94
The 1up – Colfax Monthly Tournament Main Tournament 15th Oct 18, 2015 0.17
Cuckoos Nest Monthly Main Tournament 6th Oct 11, 2015 0.25

Troy moved up to a rank of 7066th in the world, and 108th in the Colorado SCS.

Congratulations to Adrian, Rachel and Troy, as well as the other players that saw a jump in their ranking from their October tournament performance!

Daniele Celestino Acciari – IFPA’s Player of the Month for November 2015!

acciariThe IFPA is pleased to announce that our Player of the Month for November 2015 is [player]Daniele Celestino Acciari[/player] from Rocca di Papa, Italy. Daniele earned a total of 149.13 WPPR points in November. This included the following results:

Hungarian Pinball Open Pin-Golf 1st Nov 15, 2015 53.8
Hungarian Pinball Open Main Tournament 4th Nov 14, 2015 43.6
Hungarian Pinball Open Classics 23rd Nov 14, 2015 12.73
Limited Edition Pinball Tournament Main Tournament 1st Nov 8, 2015 25.14
K15 Open Main Tournament 20th Nov 1, 2015 5.15
K15 Open Pin-Golf 10th Nov 1, 2015 8.71

Daniele is currently ranked 3rd in the world and is in the top qualifying position for the 2015-16 European Championship Series, as well as sitting in 4th place in the Kentucky SCS.

The rest of the top 5 for the month of November included [player]Steven Bowden[/player] from Franklin Township, NJ with 131.44 WPPR points, [player]Peter Andersen[/player] from Waterloo, Denmark with 128.35 WPPR points, [player]Laszlo Horn[/player] from Budapest, Hungary with 116.07 WPPR points, and [player]Trent Augenstein[/player] from Delaware, OH with 104.55 WPPR points.

Congratulations to Daniele and the other top WPPR point earners of the month!

Steven Bowden – IFPA’s Player of the Month for October 2015!

bowdenThe IFPA is pleased to announce that our Player of the Month for October 2015 is [player]Steven Bowden[/player] from Franklin Township, NJ. Steven earned a total of 252.63 WPPR points in September. This included the following results:

Modern Pinball NYC Super League Main Tournament 1st Oct 31, 2015 67.18
24 Hour Final Battle at The Sanctum Main Tournament 1st Oct 25, 2015 52.33
Flipout Main Tournament 1st Oct 18, 2015 78.22
Expo classics Classics 7th Oct 18, 2015 40.57
Halloween Pingolf Spooktacular Pin-Golf 1st Oct 31, 2015 13.19
24 Hour Final Battle at The Sanctum Pin-Golf 11th Oct 23, 2015 1.14

Steven is currently ranked 4th in the world and is in the top qualifying position for both the New Jersey and New York SCS, as well as in the top 16 for Pennsylvania, Illinois and Connecticut.

The rest of the top 5 for the month of October included [player]Jorian Engelbrektsson[/player] from Stockholm, Sweden with 190.35 WPPR points, [player]Paul Jongma[/player] from the Netherlands with 145.67 WPPR points, [player]Trent Augenstein[/player] from Delaware, OH with 133.28 WPPR points, and [player]Daniele Celestino Acciari[/player] from Italy with 129.73 WPPR points.

Congratulations to Steven and the other top WPPR point earners of the month!

World Pinball Player Rankings update – closing out 2015 and moving to WPPR v5.2

world_pinball_player_rankings_wppr1As we come to an end of another season, the 2016 season brings us some additional challenges with the changeover to our WPPR v5.2 system.

Up first is closing the books on 2015, and in order to do that we are asking that any organizer that has open tournament results submit those to us by January 9th. Furthermore, any corrections to player misspellings, incorrect results, improper scoring issues, etc, all need to be addressed by January 9th as well. Please take some time to review your own personal results to see if anything looks out of place.

Our plan is to lock down 2015 on January 9th, and use the standings at that time for IFPA World Championship qualifying purposes, as well as the other Championship Series purposes (State Championship Series, European Championship Series, etc). Any errors caught after that point in time will NOT impact the 2015 standings, although those changes will be reflected in the 2016 rankings going forward.

Please be patient if you notice 2016 results are not being approved and put into the WPPR system as quickly as you are accustomed to seeing. We have some formula changes to make that will end up impacting all of the historical results in the system, and this can’t happen until we close 2015 for good.

Any questions please contact us at ifpapinball@gmail.com, and remember that if your profile doesn’t say ‘Registered’ with a green check mark, that we do NOT have your email address on file. This means we will not be able to contact you for any IFPA World Championship or other Championship Series qualifying issues.

Flippin’ With the Greats “Fantasy League” player Bob Matthews Wins Gridiron Greats “Star Series” Medallion set

alicegoodiesBob Matthews, playing for the AFC East, wins a Limited Edition Gridiron Greats “Star Series” Medallion set.

Bob also received an entry to the 2nd Annual FWTG Pinball Showdown at Alice Cooper’stown, Jan 28-31 in Phoenix, Az., to compete for a Brand New Pinball!

Next week’s drawing – Just off the Fed Ex truck – A nice collection of Alice Cooper / Solid Rock Memorabilia that includes Autographed Poster and Photo, enameled Pinback, and Guitar pick collection.

As always, next week’s drawing will also include an entry to the Cooper’stown Pinball Showdown Party, Jan. 28-31.

Next drawing will be held on Wed., Dec. 16th.

Buy your Personalized IFPA/FWTG Medallion Now and join the “Fantasy League” to get in on the BIG Prize Awards!

We will be giving away a Firepower 2 Pinball next month to one lucky player…it could be you!

Reminder – The Fantasy League “Division” with the highest combined player WPPR Point total, will receive a bonus round of prize giveaways to its players at the conclusion of the 2015 FWTG Campaign.

Also – There is still time to schedule a Flippin’ With the Greats tournament in YOUR area!

IFPA/FWTG tournaments may be scheduled for any date, up to and including, Jan 24th.

Please visit Gridironsupport.org to see the tournament schedule AND View the Prizes to be awarded to ALL First Place Finishers.

Entries to Alice Cooper’s Pinball Showdown will also be awarded to tournament winners and directors.

Please consider scheduling a FWTG Tournament in your area to benefit Coach Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund AND Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center.

For more information or questions, please call Vicki @ 612-999-FWTG (3984)

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

1) The FANTASY LEAGUE – A “League” where IFPA members can support their favorite NFL team (and win cool stuff) by simply buying an IFPA medallion Personalized with the Player’s name, IFPA #, and the NFL team they support.  Great prizes will be distributed to League Participants throughout the season. Click HERE for more details.

2) The TOURNAMENT SERIES – A Nationwide series of tournaments to be scheduled throughout the NFL season culminating in the SUPER BOWL Pinball Party at Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix, Az. 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.

Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, also. Solid Rock’s primary mission is to make an everlasting difference in the lives of teens by helping them meet their spiritual, economical, physical, and social need.  Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center offers a safe, engaging environment during non-school hours –a time when they are most vulnerable to drugs, violence, and gangs. Maintaining a teen’s worst enemy is too much time on their hands Solid Rock provides the music, arts, vocational programs and fellowship that challenge teens to discover their passion through music, dance, self-expression, and creativity. Learn more at www.alicecoopersolidrock.com.

Support and Follow our 2015 Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball Campaign and “Like” Gridiron Support on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gridironsupport.org

 

Level 257 Monthly Pinball Super League – Starts January 2016!

hqdefaultThe IFPA and Namco’s Level 257 are pleased to announce the start of a new monthly pinball ‘Super League’ at the Schaumburg Level 257 location in Woodfield Mall. The kickoff party tournament will take place on Tuesday, January 5th at 7pm.

Details for the kickoff party tournament:

Entry fee will be $5 plus the cost of games. Tournament format will be best game qualifying (100-90-85-84 scoring), with one attempt allowed on each machine. The top 4 players will advance to the finals to play a 3-game PAPA style final (40/30/20/10% payout).

Level 257 will be offering special “pinball game cards” which will allow IFPA players the ability to play the pinball machines on a per credit basis rather than having to purchase time cards to participate. These cards will be available for purchase at the front desk for $20, with each game available at $.75 per play starting January 5th and going forward.

Immediately following the kickoff party tournament, the LEVEL 257 MONTHLY PINBALL SUPER LEAGUE will officially begin. Qualifying will be available all month during business hours, with the finals of each month happening on the first Tuesday at 7pm (last qualifying game starts at 6:30pm the night of Finals). Players will be able to play as often as they want, with their highest submitted score being used for the qualifying standings for each game included in the tournament.

Here is how it will work:

STEP 1 – Fill out a registration form at the front desk and pay the $5 entry fee to join

STEP 2 Play anytime! Take pictures of  your best scores and email to  ifpapinball@gmail.com! All photos must include a picture of the player and their score on the display.

STEP 3 Follow along the LIVE standings at: http://www.neverdrains.com/level257

STEP 4 FINALS NIGHT! First Tuesday of every month at 7pm! Win cash and prizes! All participants from the month are invited to finals. The top 4 spots will play the “A” finals, next 4 in the “B” finals, next 4 in the “C” finals, etc. The winner of every division will win $10, with the remaining entry fees going to the top 4 finishers (40/30/20/10%). Should there be more than 40 players for the month the “A” division will feature the top 8 finalists instead of the top 4. Finals format will be PAPA style 3-game rounds.

 

Flippin’ With the Greats “Fantasy League” player Robert Gagno Scores BIG – Wins Classic Wild Africa Slot Machine!

IMG_3910Robert Gagno, playing in the AFC West (Seattle) was last week’s FWTG random drawing winner of a beautiful Wild Africa Slot Machine!

Congrats to Robert on this great addition to his awesome home Game Room!

As we all recall, Robert demonstrated exceptional Pinball skill by winning the Brand New Stern Mustang Pinball Machine last year at the 2014 Flippin’ With the Greats Final Tournament in Las Vegas.

Not only is Robert one of the best Competitive Pinball players, he is also One Lucky Guy!!

Along with the Wild Africa Slot Machine, Robert also is awarded an entry to the 2nd Annual FWTG 2015 Final Pinball Tournament Party at Alice Cooper’s sports bar – “Cooper’stown”.

Next Week’s Fantasy League Giveaway drawing will be for a valuable Limited Edition Set of 6 Gridiron Greats “Star Series” Medallions, each Epoxy Colored with Matching Serial Numbers.

As always, next week’s drawing will also include an entry to the Cooper’stown Final event.

Next week’s drawing will be held on Wed, Dec 2nd at 8pm (CST).

Join the FWTG “Fantasy League” NOW, to get in on this and ALL future prize drawings, including a FIREPOWER 2 Pinball Machine!

Reminder – The Fantasy League “Division” with the highest combined player WPPR Point total, will receive a bonus round of prize giveaways to its players at the conclusion of the 2015 FWTG Campaign.

Also… Anyone interested in participating in a Flippin’ With the Greats “Tournament” (Or scheduling a FWTG tournament in your area?), please visit Gridironsupport.org to view the complete FWTG tournament schedule AND the PRIZE POOL (with pics!) available to All Regional Tournament First Place Finishers.

Please consider scheduling an FWTG Tournament in your area to benefit Coach Ditka’s Gridiron Greats Assistance Fund AND Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center.

IFPA/FWTG tournaments may be scheduled on any date up to and including, Jan 24th 2016.

For more information or questions, please call Vicki @ 612-999-3984(FWTG)

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

1) The FANTASY LEAGUE – A “League” where IFPA members can support their favorite NFL team (and win cool stuff) by simply buying an IFPA medallion Personalized with the Player’s name, IFPA #, and the NFL team they support.  Great prizes will be distributed to League Participants throughout the season. Click HERE for more details.

2) The TOURNAMENT SERIES – A Nationwide series of tournaments to be scheduled throughout the NFL season culminating in the SUPER BOWL Pinball Party at Alice Cooperstown in Phoenix, Az. 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.

Alice Cooper’s Solid Rock is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, also. Solid Rock’s primary mission is to make an everlasting difference in the lives of teens by helping them meet their spiritual, economical, physical, and social need.  Alice Cooper’s Rock Teen Center offers a safe, engaging environment during non-school hours –a time when they are most vulnerable to drugs, violence, and gangs. Maintaining a teen’s worst enemy is too much time on their hands Solid Rock provides the music, arts, vocational programs and fellowship that challenge teens to discover their passion through music, dance, self-expression, and creativity. Learn more at www.alicecoopersolidrock.com.

Support and Follow our 2015 Flippin’ With the Greats Pinball Campaign and “Like” Gridiron Support on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/gridironsupport.org