With the 2016 pinball season officially behind us, the World Pinball Player Rankings continues to show no signs of slowing down within the competitive pinball community. We wanted to take a quick look back at the growth we’ve seen during 2016.
We’re proud to say that the total number of players the IFPA is now ranking at the end of 2016 is 46,949. This represents a 21% growth from the end of 2015 where we had 38,651 players. In addition, the number of players that played in an IFPA endorsed tournament during 2016 was 17,174, up 4% from the number of players that were active during 2015.
We’ve also seen continued growth in the number of tournaments popping up all over the world. Total number of events for 2016 was 3532, up 28% from last year.
The IFPA wishes to thank everyone in the competitive pinball community for continuing to support everything we do to spread the world about our incredible sport to the masses.