Pin Stadium Black Friday Sale Starts Now!!

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Black Friday with PinShades!

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From now until November 30th, enjoy a special Black Friday price for the legendary PinShades!
Just $49.99! and $10 shipping for the continental US!
Visit and use coupon code IFPA2021 to order! Great gift idea for your fellow pinball-lover!
If you don’t want to purchase through Pinside, you can send a check for $59.99 along with your shipping address (no PO boxes) This is shipped by UPS so I would need a phone number or email in addition to the address. Send check to: 603 Smithbriar Dr. Valdosta, GA 31602 postmarked no later than November 30th.


PinShades performance pinball eyewear was created to enhance your game by eliminating reflections and glare, enabling you to track the ball better and see what your competitors cannot. PinShades are built with several layers to reduce reflection, block UV light, actively reduce bright light sources, increase contrast, and greatly reduces eye-fatigue. Backbox reflections, overhead light sources, and other negative lighting conditions can impair your play, PinShades is like your own personal and portable invisible-glass! Bright LEDs many times don’t filter out harmful UV light sources, and those crazy light shows can really put a crimp into your game, PinShades greatly reduces the glare and fatigue caused by these light sources.
Playing in multi-day pinball tournaments can really wear down your brain and eyes, try PinShades and see just how much more it can improve your game!

PinShades Mark I Sport glasses have a full-metal frame, have non-slip nose pads, have flexible arms to allow for easy placement and removal, are very lightweight for wearing over long periods of play, and have a sporty unisex style. The metal frame allows for easy adjustment to any size head just by bending.

“PinShades has really improved my game” – Josh Roop of LoserKid Pinball Podcast
“They truly make a positive impact in our play and the vision of the playfield” – Jason Fowler of Slap Save Pinball Podcast

“These things are amazing! And they really work!” – Poor Mans Pinball Poscast
“Tried them on all my games, and PinShades made it so It’s like they all had invisi-glass!” – The Super Awesome Pinball Show
Imoto Harney interviews PinShades Creator for Marco Pinball at SFGE 2021:

Yoshihiro Fujisawa wins Season #4 IFPA ICR Pinball Championship!

The finals of the fourth season of the IFPA ICR Pinball Championship were held between 5th seed Yoshihiro Fujisawa and 18th seed David Daluga.

Yoshihiro won the match 2 games to 1, taking home $31. David takes home $23 from his 2nd place finish.

At this point we’re going to pause ICR and get back to our regularly scheduled program of live IFPA sanctioned tournaments.


HYUGA – Black Friday + Cyber Monday SALE!

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IFPA’s Player of the Month/Biggest Movers for October 2021!

Here are the October 2021 IFPA winners for Player of the Month and Biggest Movers:

Player of the Month:
Raymond Davidson from Everett, WA. Raymond continues to not update his IFPA profile now that he’s moved to Chicago. It makes me wonder if he ever reads. (263.29 WPPR’s – MAIN)
Holly Koskinen from Columbus, OH (21.12 WPPR’s – WOMEN’S)

Biggest Movers:
Paul Budko from Madison, WI (+15,434 spots)
Danny Beveridge from Gold Coast, Australia (+12,962 spots)
Rachel Villarreal from Garland, TX (+11,361 spots)

These players have now all qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for 2021. Congrats to everyone!


Birdfish Brewery and Zen Studios Announce New I(F)PA Beer!

The IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association) is on a mission to keep the pinball competition alive and nurture the hobby that we at Zen Studios also love so much. Join us in celebrating the organization and its best players with this unique beer design.

The team up between Zen Studios, the IFPA & Birdfish Brewing is aimed towards the pinball enthusiasts out there – people like ourselves. IFPA is a product of our dedication to pinball and Birdfish’s beer experties, enjoy!

A super juicy, super hazy IPA showcases wonderful aromas of citrus fruit, lemon grass and slightly dank hops. I(F)PA features Columbus, Citra, Huell Melon and Mosaic hops on the hot side and is dry hopped with more Citra and Huell Melon hops, with the addition of Hallertau Blanc.

The result is a slightly dank IPA bursting with flavors including grapefruit, citrus, mango, passionfruit and honeydew that finish with a slightly spicy bitterness.

This is a limited edition collectible pinball themed beer
It is in IPA to let us play with the IFPA name, and has 7.4% ABV
It has 3 of the top IFPA players on the label
It will ship on the week of Nov 22 and only ships to US addresses

There are 2 other pinball themed beers still available.

A wheat beer with a pinball table on the design:

And an Oktoberfest lager with pinball people on the design:

Pin Stadium – Pinball Expo Massive Sale

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IFPA’s Player of the Month/Biggest Movers for September 2021!

Here are the September 2021 IFPA winners for Player of the Month and Biggest Movers:

Player of the Month:
Raymond Davidson from Everett, WA, although he should probably update his IFPA profile now that he’s moved to Chicago (139.09 WPPR’s – MAIN)
Kassidy Milanowski from Appleton, WI (14.72 WPPR’s – WOMEN’S)

Biggest Movers:
Liz Pruchnicki from College Park, MD (+13,369 spots)
Brian Keillor from Lansing, MI (+10,357 spots)
Jared Ferree from Bartlesville, OK (+10,139 spots)

These players have now all qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for 2021. Congrats to everyone!


7th Annual Love Across America Tour

Coming up this week, our Project Pinball Charity Team will be embarking on our ever-popular, 7th Annual Love Across America Tour 2021!

Over the course of 35 days, 5 weeks, and over 5,000 miles our team will be traveling across the East coast! Making a few pit-stops state-by-state to attend meet & greets, expos, and to dedicate five pinball machines to Children’s Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses!

More than ever, we need our arsenal of dutiful supporters by our side, helping us make our mission possible! Better yet, the funds raised in-state remain in-state, keeping the heart where the home is – through the power of pinball!

Follow us on our journey via Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and be a part of the magic we are so grateful to be able to make a reality! For more information please go to

Start with a Pledge and Make an Impact on our Love Across America Tour 2021!

Captain’s Auction Warehouse – November to Remember Auction!

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