It was two years ago this month that the IFPA was resurrected, and our goal of getting competitive pinball back out into the mainstream is definitely heading in the right direction. Media opportunities continue to pour in following the IFPA 5 World Pinball Championship, and we are taking full advantage to spread the word.
April saw another increase (9%) in our player base from 2256 players on April 1st to 2448 players on May 1st.
Biggest movers during April included Darin Nowak moving up 1123 spots from his 1st place finish at the Polish Pinball Championships. Jochen Schumacher moved up 1019 spots from his victory at the Burgstaller Pinball Tournament in Germany. Dorian Exner also jumped 869 spots by qualifying for the finals at this year’s German Pinball Open.
Upcoming events in May include the Pinball Wizards Convention in Pennsylvania, I Campeonato de Pinballs Ciudad de Silla in Spain, the Pinballers Anonymous Monster Meet in the UK, and the Funspot Classic Video and Pinball Tournament in New Hampshire.