16 year old ranked as new Womans #1 Player!

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Danielle Peck has taken the title of the #1 Woman player in pinball!

This caps off a successful few years for the 16 year old from New Zealand, with the Womans titles from the 2017 Texas Pinball Festival and 2018 INDISC tournaments also under her belt.

Danielle’s achievement is the latest in a great line of success for the younger competitors in pinball, with 16 year old Johannes Ostermeier from Germany ranked 5th in the overall rankings, Escher Lefkoff (then only 14) winning the 2017 PAPA World Championship, 16 year old Alexsander Kacmarczyk racking up many impressive results, and 16 year old Colin Urban taking home the 2019 INDISC Champion title.

IFPA is actively promoting the growth of pinball through our younger players, with many Youth tournaments around the world, and with our IFPA youth rankings for players under 18.

IFPA16 World Pinball Championship field is almost set!

The IFPA16 field is nearly set, with 62 out of the 64 players locked in. The IFPA European Pinball Championship and IFPA North American Pinball Championship Satellite spots will both be up for grabs in February/March to fill the final 2 spots.

A record 22 countries will be represented at IFPA16, along with 17 players in the field that have won a Major Championship at some point in their career (Keith Elwin, Jorian Engelbrektsson, Daniele Celestino Acciari, Raymond Davidson, Cayle George, Franck Bona, Albert Nomden, Zach Sharpe, Robert Gagno, Jörgen Holm, Colin MacAlpine, Jim Belsito, Robert Sutter, Adam Becker, Escher Lefkoff, Levente Tregova, Andrei Massenkoff).

At rank #48, Fred Richardson from the US became the last player above the cut line.

Check out the field HERE.

SC pinball scene grows ahead of state championship and ‚Äėhuge resurgence‚Äô in US

The State in South Carolina published a piece on the upcoming IFPA South Carolina State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to watch the piece.

NACS Live Streaming and Results Information

NACS Day is upon us! Best of luck to the 968 competitors spread across the 53 States, Provinces and Districts!

Links below are available for both brackets and streaming information.

State/Provience Results Streaming
Alberta Link Link
California Link
Colorado Link
Connecticut Link Link
District of Columbia Link
Idaho Link
Indiana Link
Kansas Link
Kentucky Link
Massachusetts Link
Maryland Link
Michigan Link
Missouri Link
North Carolina Link Link
North Dakota Link
Nebraska Link
New Jersey Link
Nova Scotia Link
Nevada Link
New York Link
Ohio Link Link
Pennsylvania Link
Quebec Link
South Carolina Link
Saskatchewan Link
Texas Link Link
Virginia Link
Vermont Link
Washington Link
West Virginia Link

Pinball’s second act in the prairies

CityNews in Winnepeg, Manitoba, Canada posted a video on the upcoming IFPA Manitoba Provincial Pinball Championship. Click HERE to watch the piece.

Recbar revs up for Pinball Championship

ABC affiliate WHAS11 in Louisville, Kentucky posted a video on the upcoming IFPA Kentucky State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to watch the piece.

Pinball wizards of Oregon to compete in state champs

FOX12 Oregon interviewed IFPA Oregon State Representative Greg Dunlap about the upcoming IFPA Oregon State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to watch the piece.

A Different Kind of Baller: Could Oregon’s next pinball champ come from Eugene?

Eugene Weekly in Eugene, OR published a piece on the upcoming IFPA Oregon State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to read the piece.

Memphians Vie to be Best Pinball Player in State

Memphis Flyer in Memphis, TN published a piece on the upcoming IFPA Tennessee State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to read the piece.

Eugene Hosts State Pinball Championship

KLCC 89.7FM in Eugene, Oregon interviewed Matt Walton about the upcoming IFPA Oregon State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to listen to the interview.