$tern Rewards Winner – Jeremy Williams!

As one of the players ranked in the top 1000 at the end of 2016, Jeremy Williams qualified himself for the IFPA’s $tern Rewards Program. The $tern Rewards Program allows qualifiers to purchase a brand new Stern pinball machine at a special IFPA price. David redeemed his reward for a Game of Thrones Pro.

Jeremy played in 11 events in 2016, moving himself up from 344th to 328th in the world.

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

Pinball Wizard: Boise teen headed to national competition

NBC7 KTVB in Idao talked with newly crowned Idaho State Pinball Champion, Aviana Smith. Click HERE to see the coverage.

IFPA14 World Pinball Championship field is almost set!

The IFPA14 field is nearly set, with 63 out of the 64 players locked in. The IFPA European Championship Satellite spot was just won by Taco Wouters from the Netherlands, while the IFPA US National Championship Satellite spot will be decided in March.

IFPA14 will set a new record for most countries represented in the history of any pinball tournament with 20.

At rank #69, Ben Granger from the US became the last player above the cut line.

IFPA14 also breaks another record by featuring 15 players in the field that have won a Major Championship at some point in their career.

The full field of participants is available HERE.

Brett Goodwin – Winner of the Australian Championship Series

blog post courtesy of Marc Bell
No stranger to the international pinball competitive scene, Brett Goodwin once again takes out the Australian Championship Series for the 2016 season. This win now complimenting his 1st place achieved in the 2014 season.
The tournament was held at the Thornbury Bowling Club in Melbourne Victoria. While the ACS itself stretched over two days (qualifying and finals), another three side tournaments were held over an additional two days making the entire event four days of exhausting but rewarding pinball. There was even a ‘flips’ tournament which saw the PAPA Split Flipper World Champions (Naiomi and Brett Goodwin) battling fellow Australians for nothing but pride!
Full results of the Australian Championship Series and all 32 competitors can be found on Game the System at the following link: http://gamethesystem.co/latest/13/2/2017/see-full-results-ifpa-pinball-australian-championship-series-2017

New Yorker seeks pinball immortality

Fox5 New York talked with newly crowned New York State Pinball Champion, Sean Grant. Click HERE to see the coverage.

Pop quiz for those interested . . . Sean makes the following statement – “There are four truly great players in the world,” Grant said. “Two of them are American, one of them is from Italy and one of them is from Sweden.” Can you name those 4 players??

Meet the pinball champion of Iowa. That’s right, pinball

The Des Moines Register covered the IFPA Iowa State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to see the coverage.

With Competitive Pinball, A Once-Neglected Game Bounces Back

WBUR 90.9FM in Boston covered the IFPA Massachusetts State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to see the coverage.

Flipper Fever

The Syracuse NewTimes featured the resurgence of pinball as their cover story. Click HERE to see the coverage.

Idaho’s pinball wizard is heading to a national competition

ABC6 in Boise, Idaho did some follow up coverage with newly crowned Idaho State Pinball Champion, Aviana Smith. Click HERE to see the coverage.

Seattleite wins Oregon pinball title in a nail-biter (video)

he Oregonian covered the recent IFPA Oregon State Pinball Championship. Click HERE to see the coverage.