IFPA Pin-Masters Finals- LIVE RESULTS

Adam Becker –> 6 [-6] *MASTERS CHAMPION
Colin Macalpine –> 10 [-2] *2ND PLACE
Jim Belsito –> 13 [+1] *3TH PLACE
Josh Sharpe –> 14 [+2] *4TH PLACE

IFPA Pin-Masters Semifinals – LIVE RESULTS

Group E:
Jim Belsito –> 7 [-5] *ADVANCED
Fred Richardson –> 13 [+1]
Adam Becker –> 6 [-6] *ADVANCED
Zach Sharpe –> 7 [-5]

Group F:
Colin Macalpine –> 10 [-2] *ADVANCED
Ben Granger –> 13 [+1]
Brian Shepherd –> 17 [+5]
Josh Sharpe –> 11 [-1] *ADVANCED

IFPA Pin-Masters Quarterfinals & Novice Finals – LIVE RESULTS

Group A:
1- Jim Belsito –> 9 [-3] *ADVANCED
8 – Brian O’Neill –> 10 [-2]
9 – Josh Sharpe –> 9 [-3] *ADVANCED
16 – Tim Sexton –> 14 [+2]

Group B:
2 – Colin Macalpine –>9 [-3] *ADVANCED
7 – Brian Shepherd –> 8 [-4] *ADVANCED
10 – Karl DeAngelo –> 15 [+3]
15 – Sal Ayoob –> 11 [-1]

Group C:
3 – Ben Granger –> 9 [-3] *ADVANCED
6 – Adam Becker –> 8 [-4] *ADVANCED
11 – David Daluga –> 22 [+10]
14 – Phil Cridlebaugh –> 9 [-3]

Group D:
4 – Fred Richardson –> 10 [-2] *ADVANCED
5 – Jack Tadman –> 15 [+3]
12 – Zach Sharpe –> 13 [+1] *ADVANCED
13 – Sean Stewart –> 14 [+2]

Augustus Eustis –> 20 [+8]
Derek Price –> 11 [-1] *NOVICE CHAMPION
Craig Sengstock –> 22 [+10]
Tom Neighbors –> 18 [+6]

IFPA Pin-Masters Has Started!

IFPA Pin-Masters has started!

Twitch Stream : HERE!

Results : HERE!


PINSTACK – Stern Army help needed!

Looking for some volunteers to help both Stern and IFPA to assist a few PINSTACK locations in getting pinball events off the ground:

6205 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX 75024

PINSTACK Las Colinas
2750 W Lyndon B. Johnson Fwy
Irving, TX 75063

635 Central Expy N
Allen, TX 75013

If you’re around these locations, let me know if you’re interested in helping, and I’ll follow up with more details.

Project Pinball Bringing Smiles to the Children of The Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta, Georgia


blog post courtesy of Sierra Vermillion

The Project Pinball Charity Group and the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta team up to gift a brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy pinball machine to the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia.

Atlanta, GA – February 12, 2018

Just in time for the spring, The Project Pinball Charity will be dedicating a pinball machine to the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta. A brand-new Guardians of the Galaxy pinball machine to be played by the kids. Project Pinball Charity as a willing partner with the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia to be able to place the machine in their facility. This pinball machine will be a fun, therapeutic device that will benefit patients, families, and caregivers alike. Project Pinball has dedicated their time for the benefit of the Ronald McDonald House.

Patients and families at the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta will experience the therapeutic benefits of their gift. To get their minds off the stressful, sometimes challenging times they are going through. As soon as the kids heard they couldn’t wait for the day that they would be receiving these amazing gifts. It has been a huge team effort with everyone involved to make this experience happen, even the community has rallied up to embrace this remarkable achievement.

The Project Pinball Charity’s founder Daniel Spolar highlights the importance of giving back locally to communities across the United States. “When Project Pinball first heard about the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta we were really impressed with how they have a unique way to help kids and families. We wanted to do something special for them so, in turn, they could keep doing incredible things for others.” He goes on to explain how this donation is the first of its’ kind. “This will be the 33rd pinball machine to be placed for Project Pinball and the first time ever Project Pinball will be dedicating a pinball machine in Georgia and we are super excited. We are thankful for this opportunity to do such impactful things with pinball.”

As of 2018, Project Pinball would have placed 33 pinball machines throughout the United States in Children’s Hospitals and Ronald McDonald Houses.

Portal Pinball Arcade is having a three-event fundraiser to help raise money for this very special dedication. We want to thank the manager of the Portal Pinball Arcade, Bryan Broyles for doing this fundraiser and for partnering with The Project Pinball Charity Group. This fundraiser is to help place a Pinball Machine in the Atlanta’s Ronald McDonald House! The Project Pinball Team will be in attendance at these fundraisers and are very excited for the outcome! Come see us and play some pinball for a great cause! We hope everyone in the Atlanta area can come and attend this very special dedication!

About Project Pinball Charity Group. Inc.

The Project Pinball Charity Group. Inc. is dedicated to providing recreational relief to all patients and their families as well as physicians and nurses who care for them at their local Children’s Hospitals. A pinball machine is a powerful tool that offers therapeutic benefits which fit perfectly with the dynamics of a hospital environment. It helps keep patients active and mobile while also providing entertainment. Project Pinball provides all the equipment, parts, supplies and regular maintenance at no cost to the Children’s Hospital. With each visit and testimony, we are realizing the power one pinball machine can have when placed in the right setting.

To learn more about Project Pinball Charity, visit our website at http://projectpinball.org

About the Ronald McDonald House of Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia

Since 1979 our Atlanta Ronald McDonald Houses have served more than 48,000 families with ill and injured children receiving medical care nearby. Our Houses are built on the simple idea that nothing else should matter when a family is focused on the health of their child – not where they can afford to stay, where they will get their next meal or where they will lay their head at night to rest. We believe that when a child is hospitalized, the love and support of family is as powerful as the strongest medicine prescribed. But our services do more than keep families close during a child’s medical crisis.

For more information, visit their website at https://armhc.org/

About Portal Pinball Arcade in Kennesaw, Georgia

With 20+ pinball machines from the 70s, 80s till today various classic arcade games cycling through, make Pinball Portal Arcade your destination for sharpening you retro gaming skill or just having a fun time with friends. Pinball machines and arcade games are my hobbies and my passion and Pinball Portal Arcade is a chance for me to share them and provide a great meeting place for inexperienced players and folks that grew up in the arcades of the 70’s and 80’s.

For more information, visit their website at http://portalpinball.com/

Pinball Wizards: Inside the fast-growing local pinball scene

In continuing evidence that nobody wants to talk about competitive pinball, Columbus Alive wrote a piece on the resurgence in advance of the IFPA Nationals and Women’s Championships coming up in Las Vegas next week. Click HERE to read the article.

Canton Township man headed to Vegas for pinball champs

The Observer-Reporter wrote an article on the current IFPA West Virginia State Champion Pete Hendricks in advance of his trip to Last Vegas for the Nationl Championship. Click HERE to watch the video.

Pinball wizards compete for state championship

The Democrat & Chronicle covered the Upstate New York Pinball Championship that happened in East Rochester, NY over the weekend. Click HERE to watch the video.

Australian Pinball Championship Series held in Adelaide for the first time

Roxanne Wilson from The Advertiser wrote a piece on the upcoming IFPA Australian Championship Series Final and resurgence of competitive pinball. Click HERE to read the article.