‘Pinball’ Screenings in St. Louis and Pittsburgh

MPI Original Films is pleased to share that you can now buy tickets to watch the MPI Original feature film Pinball at top film festivals across the country.

St. Louis International Film Festival – Wednesday, November 9th at 7pm
Virtual Access available HERE.

Three Rivers Film Festival – Thursday, November 10th at 7pm

Stern Pro Circuit – Applications for 2023 season close October 31st

We announced last month the opportunity for tournament organizers to add themselves to the eligibility list for inclusion on the Stern Pro Circuit for the 2023 season. Organizers have until October 31, 2022 to apply. Click HERE for those details.

This will be the last warning to organizers to get your application into the IFPA before the end of the month.

Currently here is the top 5 list as it stands at the moment for events to be added to the Stern Pro Circuit next season:

1 NYC Pinball Championships
2 UK Pinball Open
3 Pinball at the Lab
4 D82 Pinball Winter 3X
5 Pincinnati

Please note this list can change based on events that apply between now and the end of the month.

Arvid Flygare wins 1st Major Championship!

In the history of competitive pinball, very few (33 in fact) have had the chance to call themselves a Major Champion. Like professional golf or tennis, the opportunity to join this elite club only happens a handful of times every year. THE 2022 European Pinball Championship brought together two finalists looking to add their name to this list (Arvid Flygare and Peter Andersen) and two finalists looking to add to their already established legacies (Cayle George – 2-time Major Champion, 11-time Major Finalist and Johannes Ostermeier – 1-time Major Champion, 2-time Major Finalist).

In a clutch walk off 7-way loop combo on The Shadow, Arvid Flygare defeated Johannes Ostermeier 3 games to 1, becoming the latest player to be crowned a Major Champion, and the 34th player in competitive pinball history to win a Major Championship.

With his 2nd place finish, Johannes earned his 3rd top 4 finish in Major Championships. 3rd place went to Cayle George who earned his 12th top 4 finish in Major Championships (tied for 2nd most all time). 4th place went to Peter Andersen who earned his 2nd top 4 finish in Major Championships.

To view the most current list of Major Championship stats, click HERE.

Zen Studios – World Cup Soccer

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Good day, IFPA Readers!

Akos from Zen Studios here and I’d like to tell you about a new classic joining the ranks of Pinball FX on the Epic Games Store. 

As the globe gets into the World Cup fever, we are bringing you one of the hidden gems of the Williams library.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We collaborated with FIFA and took the utmost care to recreate this table exactly as you might remember from live locations, right up to the FIFA markings.

 

 

 

 

 

 

This game revolves much around its main feature: the goal and the mechanical goalie in the middle of the table. Shooting your ball just at the perfect time to hear the game shout GOAAAL is a great feeling. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The game is out now in Pinball FX Early Access on the Epic Games Store. You can download the main game for free and enjoy a daily rotation of free tables, then get World Cup Soccer or any other Williams recreation or original Zen design from the in-game store.

Get the game here: https://bit.ly/PlayWorldCupSoccer

Wishing you big jackpots and few ballouts!

Pioneer Sales & Service – Games in stock! Discounted showroom games available!

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Based out of Menomonee Falls, WI, Pioneer Sales & Service is a distributor selling Stern, American Pinball and Chicago Gaming pinball machines.

They currently have the following games in stock: Avengers Premium, Mandalorian Premium, Guardians Pro, Rush Pro, Rush Premium, TMNT Pro, Star Wars Premium and Cactus Canyon SE.

For any local players interested in picking up their machine, Pioneer is pleased to offer discounted pricing on games they have on their showroom floor. Contact Owner Jon Kleiman for details!

WANT MORE PINBALL AFTER PINBALL EXPO 2022?

Hey Pinball Community!

Are you wanting more pinball after Pinball Expo 2022? Look no further, Project Pinball Charity has 2 amazing events coming your way this October!

THE PROJECT PINBALL CHARITY SILENT AUCTION FOR PINBALL EXPO 2022 IS NOW OPEN. CLICK THE LINK TO START BIDDING ON ONE OF A KIND ITEMS.

https://projectpinball.rallyup.com/pinballexpo-2022-projectpinball-silentauction/Campaign/Details

ALSO, SEE THE BOTTOM OF THIS POST FOR PINBALL MACHINE RAFFLES FROM PROJECT PINBALL CHARITY FOR PINBALL EXPO 2022. THANK YOU IN ADVANCE!!!

10/23/2022 : “Project Pinball Charity Double Flippin’ Tournament

On Sun. Oct. 23rd, the day after Pinball Expo ‘22 ends, head to Roscoe, IL, for the “Project Pinball Charity Double Flippin’ Tournament” at Louie’s Taphouse!

Day-of registration opens at 11:00am and the tournament starts at 12:00pm.

To pre-register, click the link below:

https://neartail.com/public/102372979570137871185/all/form/1FAIpQLSfkN1C96VxIRwrGxhhS-y1ldCAP9dNtN9UK6-GzcU2EmSVEvA

For more details and information on the tournament style, head to Rockford Pinball’s Facebook Page and view this event. This event is sponsored by Rockford Pinball, Louie’s Taphouse, and Toad Hall Books & Records.

ALL tournament registration fees will be donated to Project Pinball Charity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!

10/28/2022 : “Fellowship of the Silverball Project Pinball Tournament”

On Fri. Oct. 28th, head to Woodruff, SC, for the “Fellowship of the Silverball Project Pinball Tournament” at the Fellowship Clubhouse!

Practice time opens at 6:00pm and the tournament begins at 7:00pm. Bring your whole family – All ages and skill levels are welcome! Also, featured during the tournament will be a Silent Auction to enter. Get your chance to win some amazing items!

For more details and information on the tournament style, head to the Fellowship of the Silverball’s Facebook Page and view this event.

https://www.facebook.com/events/s/fellowship-of-the-silver-ball-/349680904043902/

Proceeds will be donated to Project Pinball Charity, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization!

See you soon Pinball Community! The Project Pinball Charity Team will be at Pinball Expo ’22 all weekend. Stop by and say hi – We’d love to chat!

Pinball Machine Raffles from Project Pinball Charity for Pinball Expo ’22:

Strange Science by BallyThank you to Rob Berk for donating this machine!

https://projectpinball.rallyup.com/strange-science-pinballmachine-raffle-pinballexpo2022/Campaign/Details

Darling by Williams

https://projectpinball.rallyup.com/williams-darling-pinballmachine-raffle-pinballexpo2022/Campaign/Details

Stern Pro Circuit – new event update for 2023 season

We announced last month the opportunity for tournament organizers to add themselves to the eligibility list for inclusion on the Stern Pro Circuit for the 2023 season. Organizers have until October 31, 2022 to apply. Click HERE for those details.

Currently here is the top 5 list as it stands at the moment for events to be added to the Stern Pro Circuit next season:

1 NYC Pinball Championships
2 D82 Pinball Winter 3X
3 Stern Army Fort Wayne Pinball Wizard’s World War
4 Kansas City Pinball Championship
5 Point Monsters Championship

Please note this list can change based on events that apply between now and the end of the month.

INDISC 2023 & The Open IFPA World Championships

INDISC Ticket Announcement!

General INDISC 2023 tickets will go on sale Saturday, October 29 at 10am PDT on https://indisc.eventbrite.com.
4-Day Event Pass – $150
Classics Target Match Play With 4-Day Event Pass – $250
High Stakes Entry – $500 (10 Cards)
1-Day Event Pass – $50
Cards for The Open, Classics I/II, and Women’s will be purchasable on-site. All 4-Day Event Passes purchased prior to January 1, 2023 will include 2 free cards for The Open.
Pre-order your t-shirts when purchasing your INDISC tickets. This year we will have a special shirt designed by Brian Holderman!
On Thursday, October 27 at 10am, the 2023 INDISC All-In Package will go on sale for $1,000. This is a limited time and limited quantity package, available only until October 29 at 9:30am or until sold out. The All-In Package consists of:
1 Event T-Shirt designed by Brian Holderman ($25 value)
1 4-Day Event Pass ($150 value)
Classics Target Match Play Entry ($100 value)
High Stakes Entry ($500 value)
10 The Open IFPA World Championships Cards ($200 value)
10 Classics I/II/Women’s Cards ($150 value)
The INDISC All-In Package has a total value of $1,125!
Purchase your tickets at https://indisc.eventbrite.com

2022 CARMEL FILM FORUM: BIG PICTURE PINBALL SHOW & NARRATIVE DESIGN WORKSHOP FOR GAMES & MOVIES

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(Carmel, IN) – The Carmel Clay Public Library will be holding its 2022 Carmel Film Forum: Big Picture Pinball Show and Narrative Design Workshop for Games and Movies on Saturday, November 5, and Sunday, November 6. The 2022 Film Forum has a pinball and gaming theme and will be held LIVE in the newly renovated main Carmel Clay Public Library.

The sessions and presenters for the Film Forum will include:

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5:
Session One – (STORYTELLING WORKSHOP)
 • 12:30 PM EDT – Nathan Bechtold, President of Indiana Filmmakers Network, is presenting a Narrative Design Workshop for Games and Movies. Participants will learn step-by-step world-building techniques and how to create immersive stories with compelling characters, locations, and situations.
Session Two – (SKILL SHOT, BABY! FILM PROJECT)
3:00 PM EDT – Mike Burgess, the Executive Producer of “Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany” short film and owner of Wizard’s World Pinball Arcade in Ft Wayne, Indiana, will discuss his history as an arcade operator and his efforts to bring more women and young people into the pinball hobby.
3:30 PM EDT Local filmmaker James Moriarty will premiere the new pinball-themed short film “Skill Shot, BABY! Pinball Epiphany.” Following the film, there will be an actor’s table read of the feature-length screenplay on which the short film is based and a panel presentation by the filmmaker and his team to discuss the progress of the film’s production and their efforts to bring it to the screen.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 6: Session Three – (PINBALL HELPING PEOPLE)
1:30 PM EDT – Rupert Boneham and Randy Baer will be interviewed about their mission to start Rupert’s Kids Arcade, which helps at-risk young people and gives them employment opportunities and mentorship.
2:00 PM EDT – Filmmaker Imoto Harney will premiere her new documentary about Project Pinball. This nonprofit charity places pinball machines in Children’s Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses to introduce therapeutic benefits to kids of all ages. After the film’s screening, Zan Aufderheide, a comedian and charity auctioneer who helps nonprofits across the country, will interview Imoto Harney and the founder of Project Pinball, Daniel Spolar, about Imoto’s documentary film and Daniel’s charity.

The 2022 Carmel Film Forum will be facilitated by James Moriarty, co-owner and producer of Moriarty Media, and Sara O’Sha, Adult Services Manager of the Carmel Clay Public Library. Moriarty Media has partnered with the CCPL, Digital Media Lab, The Indy Film Fest, and the Indiana Filmmakers Network to plan the program.

LOCATION:
Main Carmel Clay Public Library
425 E. Main St. Carmel, IN 46032

ADMISSION IS FREE!

Find complete details at carmelclaylibrary.org/events or visit moriartymedia.com.

The 2022 Carmel Film Forum is sponsored by the City of Carmel, Moriarty Media LLC, Carmel Clay Public Library, Indiana Filmmakers Network, Wizard’s World Pinball Arcade, Rupert’s Kids Arcade, Ted Gregorick, Melody Inn, Indy Film Fest, and Roberts Camera.

Kingpin Pinball Tournament – Free Admission! Free Pinball!

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