Jason Zahler wins 1st Major Championship!

In the history of competitive pinball, very few (34 in fact) have had the chance to call themselves a Major Champion. Like professional golf or tennis, the opportunity to join this elite club only happens a handful of times every year. The IFPA19 World Pinball Championship brought together one finalist looking to add their name to this list (Jason Zahler) and one three finalists looking to add to their already established legacies (Arvid Flygare, Johannes Ostermeier and Escher Lefkoff).

After qualifying as the #3 seed, Jason Zahler defeated 4-time Major Champion Daniele Acciari (5-3), 11-time Major Champion Keith Elwin (4-2), 3-time Major Champion Escher Lefkoff (4-1) and 1-time Major Champion Arvid Flygare (5-3) to capture his 1st Major Championship, becoming only the 35th player in competitive pinball history to do so.

With his 2nd place finish, Arvid Flygare earned his second top 4 finish in Major Championships. 3rd place went to Johannes Ostermeier who earned his fifth top 4 finish in Major Championships. 4th place went to Escher Lefkoff who earned his fifth top 4 finish in Major Championships.

To view the most current list of Major Championship stats, click HERE.

IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP Results!

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BRACKET:
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WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL
Jason Zahler d. Arvid Flygare (5-3)
Jason won on Centaur, Bow & Arrow, Bad Girls, Scared Stiff, Godzilla
Arvid won on Car Hop, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Tron

CONSOLATION FINAL
Johannes Ostermeier d. Escher Lefkoff (2-1)
Johannes won on Surf N Safari, Jaws
Escher won on Metallica

QUALIFYING STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
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GAME LIST:
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IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – SEMIFINALS Results!

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BRACKET:
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Arvid Flygare d. Johannes Ostermeier (4-1)
Arvid won on Joker Poker, Grand Lizard, Centaur, Scared Stiff
Johannes won on Bad Girls

Jason Zahler d. Escher Lefkoff (4-1)
Jason won on Scared Stiff, Bow & Arrow, Car Hop, Grand Lizard
Escher won on Medusa

QUALIFYING STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
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GAME LIST:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa19/games/

IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – QUARTERFINALS Results!

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BRACKET:
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Johannes Ostermeier d. Matthew Richardson (5-3)
Johannes won on Joker Poker, Grand Lizard, High Speed, Scared Stiff, Jaws
Matthew won on Stargazer, Godzilla (Stern), Attack from Mars

Arvid Flygare d. Viggo Lowgren (5-4)
Arvid won on High Speed, Bad Girls, Ripley’s Believe it or Not, Godzilla (Stern), Ironman
Viggo won on Centaur, High Roller Casino, Hokus Pokus, Party Zone

Escher Lefkoff d. Zach McCarthy (4-0)
Escher won on Scared Stiff, Torpedo Alley, Grand Lizard, Godzilla (Stern)

Jason Zahler vs. Keith Elwin (4-2)
Jason won on Bow & Arrow, Car Hop, Scared Stiff, Tron
Keith won on Centaur, Bad Girls

QUALIFYING STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
https://www.twitch.tv/iepinball

GAME LIST:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa19/games/

IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – THIRD ROUND Results!

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BRACKET:
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Johannes Ostermeier d. Andy Bagwell (4-3)
Johannes won on  Surf N Safari, Joker Poker, Grand Lizard, Godzilla, Alice Cooper
Andy won Hokus Pokus, Iron Maiden, Jaws

Matthew Richardson d. Raymond Davidson (4-0)
Matthew won on Stargazer, Attack from Mars, Prospector, Dr Who

Arvid Flygare d. Jared August (4-1)
Arvid won on Bad Girls, Prospector, Godzilla (Stern), Ripley’s Believe it or Not
Jared won Medusa

Viggo Lowgren d. Karl DeAngelo (5-3)
Viggo won on Big Buck Hunter, Bow & Arrow, Jaws, Party Zone, Ironman
Karl won on High Speed, Attack from Mars, Hokus Pokus

Escher Lefkoff d. Colin MacAlpine (4-1)
Escher won on Jaws, Deadly Weapon, Alien Star, Medusa
Colin won on Stars

Zach McCarthy d. Paul Englert (4-1)
Zach won on Big Buck Hunter, Godzilla, Metallica, Stars
Paul won on Robowar

Jason Zahler d. Daniele Acciari (3-3)
Jason won on Viking, Car Hop, Mousin Around, Jaws, Party Zone
Daniele won on Bow & Arrow, Metallica, Godzilla (Stern)

Keith Elwin d. Derek Thomson (4-0)
Keith won on Stars, Centaur, Scared Stiff, High Speed

QUALIFYING STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
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GAME LIST:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa19/games/

IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – SECOND ROUND Results!

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BRACKET:
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Andy Bagwell d. Neil Graf (4-0)
Andy won on Hokus Pokus, Grand Lizard, Godzilla (Sega), Tron

Matthew Richardson d. Tim Hansen (4-2)
Matthew won on Doctor Who, Godzilla (Stern), High Speed, Stargazer
Tim won on Car Hop, Supersonic

Jared August d. Gregory Kennedy (5-4)
Jared won on Surf N Safari, Godzilla (Stern), Ironman, Torpedo Alley, Godzilla (Sega)
Gregory won on Frontier, Cheetah, Scared Stiff, Alien Star

Karl DeAngelo d. Jim Belsito (4-1)
Karl won on Bow & Arrow, Big Buck Hunter, Stars, Alice Cooper
Jim won on Surf N Safari

Colin Macalpine d. Jordan Dechaine (4-1)
Colin won on Stars, Deadly Weapon, Theatre of Magic, Lost World
Jordan won on Hoops

Zach McCarthy d. Eric Stone (4-1)
Zach won on Big Buck Hunter, Godzilla (Stern), Wizard, Stars
Eric won on Munsters

Daniele Celestino Acciari d. Jason Werdrick (4-0)
Daniele won on Car Hop, Metallica, Robo Cop, Viking

Derek Thomson d. Luke Nahorniak (5-4)
Derek on Hoops, Monopoly, The Flintstones, Harlem Globetrotters, Astronaut
Luke won on Supersonic, Stars, Surf N Safari, Big Buck Hunter

QUALIFYING STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
https://www.twitch.tv/iepinball

GAME LIST:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa19/games/

IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – FIRST ROUND Results!

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BRACKET:
https://www.neverdrains.com/ifpa19/

Neil Graf d. Andrei Massenkoff (4-0)
Neil won on Ironman, Grand Lizard, Doctor Who, Tron

Matthew Richardson d. Nate Grant (5-3)
Matthew won on Jaws, Grand Lizard, Stargazer, Ironman, High Speed
Nate won on Hokus Pokus, Car Hop, The Flintstones

Jared August d. Nico Wicke (4-0)
Jared won on Cheetah, Hot Doggin, The Munsters, Godzilla (Stern)

Karl DeAngelo d. Dalton Ely (5-4)
Karl won on High Roller Casino, Supersonic, Theatre of Magic, Eight Ball Champ, Jaws
Dalton won on Robocop, Party Zone, Hokus Pokus, Alice Cooper Nightmare Castle

Jordan Dechaine d. Germain Mariolle (5-4)
Jordan won on Torpedo Alley, Surf n Safari, Lost World, Hoops, Robo-war
Germain won on Wizard, Cheetah, Theatre of Magic, Godzilla (Stern)

Zach McCarthy d. Steven Bowden (4-2)
Zach won on Godzilla (Stern), Harlem Globetrotters, Prospector, Monopoly
Steven won on Surf N Safari, Robo-war

Jason Werdrick d. Joshua Iles (5-3)
Joshua won on Hoops, Iron Maiden, Jaws
Jason won on Wizard, Robocop, Supersonic, Godzilla (Stern), Mystery Castle

Derek Thomson d. Derek Price (4-1)
Derek T won on Stars, The Flintstones, Theatre of Magic, Surf N Safari
Derek P won on Robo-war

QUALIFYING STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
https://www.twitch.tv/iepinball

GAME LIST:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa19/games/

IFPA19 World Pinball Championship – Qualifying Results

The IFPA19 World Pinball Championship has begun. Follow along here!

STANDINGS:
https://app.matchplay.events/tournaments/146162

STREAM:
https://www.twitch.tv/iepinball

GAME LIST:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/ifpa19/games/

2024 Epstein Cup – Team Europe Wins! (118-117)

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EUROPE – 118 points
USA – 117 points

It takes 118 points to win the Epstein Cup

Team USA:
Members –> Escher Lefkoff, Jason Zahler, Luke Nahorniak, Zach McCarthy, Raymond Davidson, Jared August, Carlos Delaserda, Cayle George
Game Choices –> Viking, Big Buck Hunter, Godzilla (Stern)

Team Europe:
Members –> Arvid Flygare, Viggo Löwgren, Johannes Ostermeier, Daniele Celestino Acciari, Paul Englert, Markus Virtanen, Jason Lambert, Bart Volman
Game Choices –> Bow & Arrow, High Speed, Attack from Mars

Tiebreaker game on Godzilla (Stern)

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