Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard’s World Arcade – June 2021 update

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Andy Rosa topped the field of 108 Pinball players from 12 States Saturday during the WWW 3 annual Pinball Tournament held at Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard’s World Arcade. Andy earned $1,700, a championship plaque and his name on the Wizard’s World Wall of Fame. Andy lives in Flint Michigan and is currently ranked 29th in the world. Andy had 14 first place finishes (out of 24 possible) and had back to back sweeps in rounds 2 and 3.

Stephen Prusa from Cleveland Ohio, currently ranked 90th in the world, earned $1,000 and a runner-up plaque. Stephen finished the day with 11 first place finishes and swept 2 rounds.

Aleksander Kaczmarczyk earned $600 for a third place finish and a WWW 3 Plaque. Aleks is ranked 12th in the world and had 12 first place finishes and 2 sweeps on the day.

Jared August from West Bloomfield Township Michigan earned $400 and a plaque for finishing 4th. Jared is currently ranked 83rd in the world and finished with 12 first place games and 1 round sweep.

Sean Spindler from Madison Wisconsin earned 6 entries during the tournament for the new Stern Pinball Machine, Sean held the winning ticket and chose a Stern Avengers Infinity Quest. Sean is currently ranked 1,187th in the world and had 4 wins on the day including a round win.

By the numbers:

Over $12,000 in cash and prizes
$1,200 raised for Brave Dragon Ady
108 Players
50lbs Steak & Chicken Stirfry
42 players ranked in the IFPA top 1,000
22 players ranked in the IFPA top 500
12 states represented
8 State Champions in attendance
8 IFPA Power 100 Players

Now open 7 days a week! All ages welcome.
Mon Noon – 11pm
Tues Noon – 9pm
Wed Noon – 9pm
Thurs Noon – 9pm
Fri Noon – 10pm
Sat Noon – 10pm
Sun 1pm – 9pm

Find a listing of current machines here:

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COVID-19 update: IFPA to resume sanctioning events August 1st

The IFPA will officially resume sanctioning events for WPPR points starting August 1, 2021. 

Tournament and League Directors are welcome to begin submitting events to the IFPA calendar using their tournament manager accounts. The 30-day advance notice rule is still in effect, so any event held on August 1 must be submitted by July 2. Until further notice, non-US events with fewer than 16 participants at private locations will be sanctioned provided that registration for those events is public. Any leagues that were unable to complete their 2020 seasons can pick up where they left off, but the IFPA will not retroactively sanction events: leagues or tournaments held between March 17, 2020, and July 31, 2021, are not eligible for WPPR points. Specifically with respect to leagues, none of the activity of that league season is allowed to have taken place during this period if that league wishes to be sanctioned for WPPR points. 

Please note the following updates on IFPA championships as we resume the sanctioning of events.

The 2021 qualifying seasons (with finals in 2022) for the following championship series have been cancelled:
– IFPA North American Championship Series
– IFPA Women’s North American Championship Series
– IFPA European Championship Series
– any IFPA Country Championship Series 

The cancelled championships listed above will return with 2022 qualifying seasons (and finals in 2023). Sanctioning fees will continue to be collected in North America during the 2021 season. Those funds will be distributed as part of the 2022 season prize package.

The IFPA17 World Pinball Championship originally scheduled for June 2020 has been rescheduled for May 26-29, 2022. The 2022 IFPA Women’s World Championship and IFPA North American Pinball Championship have been cancelled.

We expect all organizers and attendees to follow the health and safety guidance from local health officials, the World Health Organization (WHO), and national bodies like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We encourage tournament directors to implement whatever health and safety requirements they feel will make their event as safe and welcoming as possible. As long as these guidelines are clearly stated upon announcement of the event, the IFPA supports their enforcement.

While we are thrilled to resume sanctioning, we want to acknowledge that not all organizers, venue owners, and tournament and league directors are necessarily ready to facilitate competitive events. This has been a challenging period for many people who are still navigating difficult decisions regarding future events, and we ask players to be considerate and respectful in those circumstances.

Please contact us with any questions. Good luck, have fun, and stay safe!

Captain’s Auction Warehouse – Set Sail for Summer Auction!

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Stern Rewards Program – Led Zeppelin Pro Added!

The IFPA is excited to announce that Stern has added Led Zeppelin Pro to the rewards program. For any interested players, August 2021 is the estimated availability date for current orders. Any questions please contact us at

Detailed rules for the $tern Rewards Program, including an updated list of qualifiers, and updated list of rewards available can be found HERE.

IFPA Challenge Rankings – Third Round of the Season #2 ICR Pinball Championship Complete!

Season #2 of the ICR Pinball Championship is down to the final 8! Congrats to the follow players that have advanced to the quarterfinals:

Bill Mason, Mariusz Tkacz, Joe Lemire, Escher Lefkoff, Mario Kertels, Shaun Russell, Jeff Teolis, Nate Grant

The quarterfinals of the playoffs will be held between now and April 30th. Follow along the progress by checking out the playoff bracket HERE.

In addition, qualifying for Season #3 of the ICR Pinball Championship is underway! This third season of 2021 will be based on activity from April 1, 2021, and we will lock in those qualifying standings as of July 1, 2021. The IFPA will continue to contribute $1 per player to the prize pool for each season we continue to run the ICR Pinball Championship.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

Pin Stadium Launches Neo Concert Edition For Guns N’ Roses

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The Stern of the Union – April 2021

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Little Shop of Games – April 2021 update

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Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitational – Casting Call!

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Stern Pinball is calling all pinheads, flippers and pinball enthusiasts!

As Stern moves forward with future Stern Heads-Up Pinball Invitationals (SHUPI), they are looking for the best and the brightest to come and compete on their show and they have extended this opportunity to the IFPA player base.

If you are ready to share why you should be a contestant on a future SHUPI, upload a video HERE.

Submission Guidelines:

Please submit a tape 3-5 minutes in length. No need to edit or add music, we are just looking for your amazing personality to come through on raw footage. We want to showcase the diverse stories of the pinball community and encourage pinballers of all backgrounds to apply.

IMPORTANT: At the beginning of the tape, please hold up a piece of paper that can be easily read through the camera with the following information: your name, your age, your city, your email address and your phone number. We recommend printing out a piece of paper with this information typed in large font. Please also start off your tape by saying these items aloud. If we don’t know how to contact you, we can’t cast you!

Show us your life! Show us your machines! What does pinball mean to you? How is it a part of your life? How has it affected your life? What does your family, loved ones, friends and coworkers think about your flipper lifestyle? Why do you think you should be on this show?

Captain’s Auction Warehouse – Spring Fling Auction!

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