Stern Rewards Program – 2021 rewards expire at year end

Just a reminder for those with an expiring IFPA Stern Reward for the 2021 season, any orders not placed before year end will expire. Contact us at ifpapinball@gmail.com if you’re interested in redeeming.

Pricing through the rewards program will be increasing for any games shipped after the end of this calendar year. For anyone looking to redeem their reward for a game that can ship before year end, Stern currently has some stock of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Premium that are available at the current 2022 rewards pricing.

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

Pin Stadium – BLACK FRIDAY Sale Starts NOW!!

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IFPA European Pinball Championship – Registration opens November 29th!

749 players competed in this year’s IFPA European Championship Series. The top 52 players along with 12 spots reserved for the various Country Championship Series finals will advance to the IFPA European Pinball Championship, to be held March 18th-19th, 2023 in Switzerland.

Registration until January 16th will be available here:
Location:
Rheinfelden, Switzerland
Any questions please contact the IFPA for details at ifpapinball@gmail.com

Outlaw Pinball – Black Friday Sale

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Save 30% on everything storewide at https://outlawpinball.com
Just use the code “SAVE30” during checkout.
Sale Ends 11/29

Captain’s Auction Warehouse – December 2022

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IFPA’s Player of the Month/Biggest Movers for October 2022!

Here are the October 2022 IFPA winners for Player of the Month and Biggest Movers:

Player of the Month:
Karl DeAngelo from Fontana, CA (420.38 WPPR’s – MAIN)
Kassidy Milanowski from Appleton, WI (46.62 WPPR’s – WOMEN’S)

Biggest Movers:
Ryan Dunn from Sacramento, CA (+22,314 spots)
Brian Woodard from Champaign, IL  (+18,468 spots)
Dan Costello from Boise, ID (+16,636 spots)

These players have now all qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for 2022. Congrats to everyone!

 

Premiere of the “Meet Project Pinball” Documentary Short Film by Imoto Harney (Arcade)

Last weekend, the On-Site Team at Project Pinball Charity traveled to Carmel, IN, to attend the 2022 Carmel Film Forum for the Big Picture Pinball Show hosted by James Moriarty at the Carmel Clay Public Library. The new “Meet Project Pinball” Documentary by Imoto Harney was viewed for the very first time!

If you don’t know, Imoto filmed the Project Pinball Team back in 2018 and 2019, along with many families and children from the hospitals we had dedications at during those years. Since then, Imoto has been editing & producing what is now the “Meet Project Pinball” Documentary short film. Now in 2022, the team is very excited to see the project come to fruition! This documentary was an emotional one for everyone involved. So many team members & families shared their stories with Imoto, and heartache always comes with the territory. This Documentary is not only an introduction to who Project Pinball is, but also why we are so committed to our mission.

To welcome the “Meet Project Pinball” Documentary, we wanted to share it with the pinball community. To watch the “Meet Project Pinball” Documentary by Imoto Harney (Arcade) visit Marco Specialties YouTube Channel “Marco Pinball” with this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?app=desktop&v=7zehqPSvlWk
After the premiere of the Documentary, Marco Pinball live-streamed the interview of Project Pinball Charity Senior Founder/Director Daniel Spolar and “Meet Project Pinball” Documentary Creator Imoto Harney (Imoto Arcade). The interview was conducted by Special Guest Host Zan Aufderheide, a comedian and charity auctioneer who helps nonprofits across the country. Also featured in the interview is our Technician Coordinator Brad Czernik and Marketing and Communications Specialist Taj Kniceley. We loved sharing the depth of our story with the Carmel community and viewers on livestream. Reflecting how far Project Pinball has come since we started in 2011 was truly amazing, and we are thankful we got the opportunity to share.
Thank you to everyone who was involved in the making and creation of the documentary! We can’t express enough how much hearing your experiences meant to us. Now, relax and watch the Documentary now! Grab some tissues first, though. You’ll need them.

Check out Imoto’s Facebook Page and learn about all her projects:
https://www.facebook.com/imotoarcade/

Be a part of James Moriarty’s future Feature Film “Skill Shot, Baby! A Pinball Epiphany” with the link below:

To see what Zan is up to and to book her time, visit:
https://www.zancomedy.com

Stern Pro Circuit – Updates for 2022 Championship

Stern in collaboration with the IFPA is excited to announce some changes to the upcoming 2022 season Championship.

First, a BOOST to the prize package, courtesy of Stern Pinball!

Besides contributing a NIB Stern Pro machine to the winner, Stern is adding $15,000 to the prize pool (an increase from the $10,000 they added last year)! The Stern Pro Circuit Champion will be receiving $5000 in cash to go along with the NIB machine and circuit belt!

Second, Stern and IFPA have modified the format of this season’s final championship.  This change will expand the field of qualifiers from 20 players up to 32.  We will also be changing the format to a single elimination head-to-head format with byes for the top 8 and top 16 players.

Updated rules can be found HERE.

If you have any questions or concerns, do not hesitate to send feedback to circuit@sternpinball.com

Captain’s Auction Warehouse – November 2022

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IFPA’s Player of the Month/Biggest Movers for September 2022!

Here are the September 2022 IFPA winners for Player of the Month and Biggest Movers:

Player of the Month:
Escher Lefkoff from Colorado (267.85 WPPR’s – MAIN)
Kaite Martin from New York (39.27 WPPR’s – WOMEN’S)

Biggest Movers:
Emmanuel Jolivet from Nantes, France (+13,057 spots)
Joe Sharpe from Peoria, IL  (+11,336 spots)
Andy Sokol from Titusville, FL (+10,698 spots)

These players have now all qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for 2022. Congrats to everyone!