2019 IFPA Pin-Masters – Registration is now OPEN!

pinmastersThe IFPA is proud to announce that registration for the 2019 IFPA Pin-Masters is now OPEN! For details on the IFPA Pin-Masters, check out the Overview page HERE.

To register, click HERE! Please note registration will be capped at 72 players.

The 2019 IFPA Pin-Masters: World Pin-Golf Championships are scheduled for March 29th-31st, 2019 at Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club in Las Vegas, NV. The Pin-Masters coincides with the Amusement Expo held Wednesday and Thursday of that week where any players that pre-register will receive a complimentary badge into the trade show.

In addition, the IFPA North American Pinball Championship and the IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championship will also be at Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club, and take place Thursday March 28th. This will include all the various State and Provincial Champions currently battling it out in the 2018-19 SCS and PCS (Canada), along with those women that qualify for the Women’s Championship.

The 2019 IFPA Pin-Masters will also be on the 2019 Stern Pro Circuit.

Should you have any questions about our qualifying process or to find out more information about the tournament, please contact the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com.

IFPA’s Player of the Month/Biggest Movers for Jul/Aug2018!

Here are the July and August 2018 IFPA winners for Player of the Month and Biggest Movers:

Player of the Month:
July 2018 – Trent Augenstein (217.61 WPPR’s)
August 2018 – Trent Augenstein (166.98 WPPR’s)

Biggest Movers:
July 2018 – Isaac Rihn (+17,196 spots), Graham Stiver (+16,605 spots) and Kevin Corsmeier (+15,039 spots)
August 2018 – Mike Kulikowski (+15,944 spots), Jean-Guy Pagé (+13,453 spots) and Sven Nyström (+12,876 spots)

These players have now all qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for 2018. Congrats to everyone!

Ottawa Pinball Show Looking for support!

The Ottawa pinball show was supposed to occur on Sept 22nd – 23rd 2018, but devastating Tornadoes that occurred in the area took out power in the area, as a result the show was unable to occur. This left organizer Josh Mckay with with no opportunity to recoup the costs involved in setting this show up. The local community is trying to step up and make him whole so this natural disaster doesn’t destroy a pinball show as well.

If you would like to help donations can be made here: Go Fund Me

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Sharon’s Retro Arcade puts pinball back in style

NBC affiliate WFMJ-TV 21 in the Youngstown, OH area visited Sharon’s Retro Arcade in Sharon, PA to cover the resurgence of pinball. Click HERE to watch the piece.

Pinball is Back, And Fans Are Playing in Record Numbers

Newsweek published an article on the resurgence of pinball. Check it out HERE.

IFPA adds Star Wars Pro to prize pool for 2019 IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship

The IFPA is proud to announce that the IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship will return for 2019! A new twist on competitive pinball, players will be battling head-to-head simultaneously on two different machines of the same title attempting to complete challenges the fastest.

Through the help of our corporate sponsors, the IFPA has stepped up to purchase a Star Wars Pro to be added to the prize pool.

The IFPA Heads-Up Pinball Championship will once coincide with the Stern Pro Circuit Final weekend in March 2019. Additional details will be announced soon!

Stern Pinball sponsors 2019 IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championship!

We’re excited to announce that Stern Pinball has stepped up in a huge way in support of the 4th annual IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championship. The 2019 Women’s World Pinball Champion will be receiving a brand new Stern Pro pinball machine as the top prize!

The 4th annual IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championship is scheduled for Thursday, March 28th, 2019 at Flipperspiel Underground Arcade Club in Las Vegas, NV.

Featuring 24 of the world’s greatest female players, the IFPA Women’s World Pinball Championship is the most prestigious women’s tournament in competitive pinball.

We will be using our World Pinball Player Rankings as of January 1st, 2019 to field 16 qualifiers for the championship, along with our Women’s World Ranking system fielding an additional 8 wild card spots. The current Main Rankings are available HERE. The current Women’s Rankings are available HERE.

Any individual or organizaiton that is interested in sponsoring the Women’s World Championship, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at ifpapinball@gmail.com. We’re always interested in trying to boost the prize pool through the support of the community like we have in previous years.


Stern Deadpool owners – IFPA looking for some help

For any Deadpool owners that have a moment, we’re looking to help Stern analyze the gameplay audits from the collective players base out there to see the frequency of how often various features are started. If you’re interested in helping, please shoot an email of the audits from your game to “deadpoolrocks@sternpinball.com“.

If you happen to be an IFPA ranked player, please send your player ID number as well in the email.

Watch The World’s Best Pinball Players at IFPA 2018 | How The Game is Played (Ep. 2)

GameTime dedicated an episode of “How The Game is Played” to covering the IFPA15 World Pinball Championship up in Keswick, Ontario Canada.

Watch as competitive pinball player Adam Becker tries to keep his nerves and emotions in check in the quest for pinball supremacy alongside other international pros at the 2018 World Pinball Championships in Keswick, Ontario, the first ever held on Canadian soil. Featuring: Adam Becker, Jack Tadman, Joe Ciaravino, Robyn Harrison and other pinball pros.

Click HERE to watch.

Please Clear Your Browser Cache!

A few weeks ago one of our WordPress Plugins had a security breach and allowed a 3rd party to inject some javascript in WordPress’s Jquery code.  This would cause random popups to occur when visiting specific pages on the site.  This was quickly fixed by restoring an old backup and comparing all files modified the previous 45 days prior the event happening. The plugin in question has been removed.  Additionally we have setup additional monitors on both the WordPress and the file-system to detect any changes or attacks.

However, it appears some of the WordPress files stay cached for a long period of time and thus, some people may be still be seeing the issue. Since it occurred,  we have been testing the website almost daily from multiple desktops/mobile devices and can’t replicate the issue. Please clear your brower’s cache for our website and if it occurs again, please report back to us with the page you were on and the time it occurred.

Sorry for any issues this may have caused!

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