Adam Becker on vacation . . . approval delays (IFPA16 version)

The lead up to the IFPA16 World Pinball Championship is officially here! Adam Becker is enjoying an Italy vacation leading up to the pinball festivities. Unfortunately this will mean a delay to calendar and results approvals.

We know how anxious tournament directors and players are to see their calendar submissions approved and results posted quickly, so we wanted to let you know that approvals will not be happening until after IFPA16 commences.

If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard back from the IFPA regarding your event, that’s why.

Between Two Sterns – Stern Insider All-Access

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Next Friday 5/24 will be the premiere episode of the exclusive new Stern Insider All-Access live event series, “Between Two Sterns” featuring your host, Jack Danger and our first guest, “the King” Steve Ritchie! This live event series is only available to Stern Insiders with All-Access so don’t miss out!

Beaumont family, AKA ‘Pinball Mafia,’ proves vintage game is still rolling

12News ABC/NBC in Beaumont, TX aired a feature on the Moncla family’s commitment to pinball. Click HERE to watch the piece.

CNE Pinball Championships (CNEPC)

The CNE Pinball Championships (CNEPC) returns for its third year and it is bigger than ever before! Held at the CNE Gaming Garage powered by AMD, the CNEPC will be taking place from August 16 to 18, 2019 and will feature three separate daily Classic Tournaments as well as a three day Main Tournament. Plus, not only will this year’s CNEPC have $10,000 in cash prizes, but players can also improve their IFPA ranking with IFPA points!

The CNE is Canada’s largest annual fair and an incredible opportunity for pinball players to not only play in this pinball event but compete in front of a massive and engaged audience unlike anywhere else. After players finish the competition, they can enjoy all of the wonders that the CNE has to offer. From the rides in the Midway, to the wacky food, to the creative shows and exhibits – the CNE has something for everyone!

Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in CNEPC. For information about this event and how to register visit

Sail Into Summer with Captain’s Auction Warehouse


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Set Sail for the Summer with Captain’s Arcade Warehouse
Arcade Game & Pinball Machine Auction
A two day Event!

June 7th – 3pm Star – Doors Open @1pm
June 8th – 11am Start – Preview @9am

Click on link to view catalog and register:

– Don’t miss out on all the fun & great deals at Captain’s Auction Warehouse!!! That’s two full days of Coin Op Classic/ Current Arcade Games, Pinball Machines, Pool Tables, Jukeboxes, Coin-op Trade related Items, Collectibles & More!

National Inbound & Outbound Transportation Rates available.
Packaging/Pallet Service also available

*** Everyone Win’s When You Play At Captain’s Auction Warehouse! ***

Stern Rewards Winner – Jimmy Leingang!

Jimmy Leingang  out of Madison, WI finished 2018 as the 847th ranked pinball player in the world. This qualified him for the Stern Rewards Program for finishing the year ranked in the top 1000. The rewards program allows qualifiers to purchase a brand new Stern pinball machine at a special IFPA price. Jimmy redeemed his reward for a Deadpool Pro.

So far in 2019, Jimmy has participated in 12 IFPA sanctioned events and remains in the top 1000 ranked players in the world (ranked 907th currently). He’s also currently sitting in 39th in the Wisconsin SCS qualifying for this season.

Congratulations to Jimmy, and remember if you’re interested in qualifying for the Stern Rewards Program, check out the rules here.

2019 NYC Pinball Championships Odds & Event Preview

Kenny Bell from MyBookie posted an article on the upcoming NYC Pinball Championships 2019. Click HERE to read the article.

Overland Park woman wins women’s world pinball title in Las Vegas

FOX4 in Kansas City visited newly crowned Women’s World Champion Keri Wing at the 403 Club in Kansas City. Click HERE to watch the piece.

Citation issued by City Council for NYCPC 2019!

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Today is truly a momentous day in Pinball history! From once being banned in our gleaming metropolis, 43 years later pinball is now not only legal, but officially recognized and decorated by the City of New York! Behold, the official Citation issued by City Council Speaker Corey Johnson, celebrating NYCPC 2019! We couldn’t be happier that the greatest city on earth is recognizing one of our greatest pastimes, the silver ball!

Be a Part if it and come play 10 or more awesome free play games – including a Willy Wonka and a gorgeous restored Stargazer – at NYCPC May 17-19.

Get tickets now

IFPA16 Odds and Picks

Kenny Bell from MyBookie posted an article on the upcoming IFPA16 World Pinball Championship in Italy. Click HERE to read the article.