IFPA14 World Pinball Championship – WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP results!

Bracket for finals available here:
http://challonge.com/ifpa14

WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
Raymond Davidson d. Cayle George (5-4)
Raymond won on Johnny Mnemonic, Tron, Captain Fantastic, Jack*Bot, World Cup Soccer
Cayle won on Paragon, Indianapolis 500, Game of Thrones, Whitewater

CONSOLATION CHAMPIONSHIP
Mats Runsten d. Jason Werdrick (2-1)
Mats won on World Cup Soccer, Johnny Mnemonic
Jason won on Roadshow

Qualifying results available here:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/world_championships/live/ifpa_wc_results.php

LIVE Streaming will be here when available:
https://www.twitch.tv/inkandmos

IFPA14 World Pinball Championship – SEMIFINALS results!

Bracket for finals available here:
http://challonge.com/ifpa14

Raymond Davidson d. Jason Werdrick (4-0)
Raymond won on Paragon, Johnny Mnemonic, Indianapolis 500, Jack*Bot

Cayle George d. Mats Runsten (4-2)
Cayle won on Johnny Mnemonic, Game of Thrones, Captain Fantastic, Monster Bash
Mats won on Roadshow, Comet

5th through 8th place match:
Daniele Acciari – 19 points
Zach Sharpe – 11 points
Nick Zendejas – 9 points (won tiebreaker)
Donavan Stepp – 9 points

Qualifying results available here:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/world_championships/live/ifpa_wc_results.php

LIVE Streaming will be here when available:
https://www.twitch.tv/inkandmos

IFPA14 World Pinball Championship – QUARTERFINALS results!

Bracket for finals available here:
http://challonge.com/ifpa14

Raymond Davidson d. Daniele Acciari (4-1)
Raymond won on Paragon, Jack*Bot, Indianapolis 500, Tron
Daniele won on Demolition Man

Cayle George d. Zach Sharpe (4-0)
Cayle won on Jack*Bot, Johnny Mnemonic, Demolition Man, Captain Fantastic

Jason Werdrick d. Nick Zendejas (4-2)
Jason won on Johnny Mnemonic, Fireball II, Jack*Bot, Demolition Man
Nick won on Elvis, Harlem Globetrotters

Mats Runsten d. Donavan Stepp (4-2)
Mats won on Demolition Man, Game of Thrones, Monster Bash, Comet
Donavan won on Roadshow, Gorgar

 

Qualifying results available here:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/world_championships/live/ifpa_wc_results.php

LIVE Streaming will be here when available:
https://www.twitch.tv/inkandmos

IFPA14 World Pinball Championship – THIRD ROUND results!

Bracket for finals available here:
http://challonge.com/ifpa14

Nick Zendejas d. Adam Becker (5-4)
Nick won on Fireball II, Demolition Man, Game of Thrones, Elvis, World Cup Soccer
Adam won on Gorgar, Jack*Bot, Elvira, The Walking Dead

Cayle George d. Albert Nomden (4-2)
Cayle won on Game of Thrones, Avatar, Captain Fantastic, Funhouse
Albert won on Johnny Mnemonic, Fireball II

Raymond Davidson d. Nicklas Lindahl (4-1)
Raymond won on Gorgar, Indianapolis 500, Spiderman, Tron
Nicklas won on Paragon

Jason Werdrick d. Peter Andersen (4-2)
Jason won on Captain Fantastic, Taxi, Jack*Bot, Harlem Globetrotters
Peter won on Johnny Mnemonic, AC/DC

Zach Sharpe d. John Delzoppo (5-3)
Zach won on Demolition Man, Comet, Game of Thrones, Jack*Bot, Space Mission
John won on Paragon, KISS, Indianapolis 500

Mats Runsten d. Lieven Engelbeen (4-0)
Mats won on Space Mission, Roadshow, Whitewater, Captain Fantastic

Donavan Stepp d. Julio Vicario Soriano (5-3)
Donavan won on Demolition Man, Avatar, Captain Fantastic, Tron, AC/DC
Julio won on Indianapolis 500, Comet, Walking Dead

Daniele Acciari d. Jorian Engelbrektsson (5-3)
Daniele won on Roadshow, Jack*Bot, Captain Fantastic, Demolition Man, Game of Thrones
Jorian won on World Cup Soccer, Elvis, Space Mission

Qualifying results available here:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/world_championships/live/ifpa_wc_results.php

LIVE Streaming will be here when available:
https://www.twitch.tv/inkandmos

IFPA14 World Pinball Championship – SECOND ROUND results!

Bracket for finals available here:
http://challonge.com/ifpa14

Cayle George d. Franck Bona (4-1)
Cayle won on Demolition Man, Game of Thrones, Centaur, Captain Fantastic
Franck won on Creature from the Black Lagoon

Jorian Engelbrektsson d. Luke Marburg (4-2)
Jorian won on Fireball II, Roadshow, Game of Thrones, World Cup Soccer
Luke won on Captain Fantastic, KISS

Adam Becker d. Paul Jongma (4-1)
Adam won on World Cup Soccer, Avatar, Gorgar, Harlem Globetrotters
Paul won on Elvira

Jason Werdrick d. Johan Genberg (4-2)
Jason won on Ghostbusters, Johnny Mnemonic, Jack*Bot, Gorgar
Johan won on No Fear, Fireball II

John Delzoppo d. Phil Birnbaum (4-2)
John won on Johnny Mnemonic, Elvira, Game of Thrones, Comet
Phil won on AC/DC, Paragon

Donavan Stepp d. Markus Stix (5-4)
Donavan won on Taxi, Harlem Globetrotters, Comet, Funhouse, Spiderman
Markus won on Demolition Man, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, KISS

Nicklas Lindahl d. Eric Stone (4-2)
Nicklas won on Spiderman, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Game of Thrones, Gorgar
Eric won on Gorgar, Funhouse

Mats Runsten d. Trent Augenstein (5-3)
Mats won on Roadshow, Gorgar, Captain Fantastic, No Fear, Attack from Mars
Trent won on Game of Thrones, Star Trek, Creature from the Black Lagoon

Qualifying results available here:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/world_championships/live/ifpa_wc_results.php

LIVE Streaming will be here when available:
https://www.twitch.tv/inkandmos

IFPA14 World Pinball Championship – FIRST ROUND results!

Bracket for finals available here:
http://challonge.com/ifpa14

Eric Stone d. Tatsunori Naruke (5-3)
Eric won on Space Mission, Jack*Bot, Gorgar, Funhouse, Captain Fantastic
Tatsunori won on Twlight Zone, Game of Thrones, Taxi

Luke Marburg d. Michael Trepp (4-1)
Luke won on Johnny Mnemonic, Centaur, KISS, Jack*Bot
Michael won on Fireball II

Paul Jongma d. Roberto Pedroni (4-0)
Paul won on Rollergames, World Cup Soccer, Ghostbusters, Harlem Globetrotters

Jason Werdrick d. Jochen Ludwig (4-1)
Jason won on Ghostbusters, The Walking Dead, Johnny Mnemonic, Fireball II
Jochen won on Centaur

John Delzoppo d. Mads Kristenesen (4-0)
John won on Johnny Mnemonic, Jack*Bot, Game of Thrones, Taxi

Franck Bona d. Levi Nayman (4-1)
Franck won on Centaur, Creature from the Black Lagoon, Twilight Zone, Star Trek
Levi won on Captain Fantastic

Trent Augenstein d. Jussi Rantala (5-3)
Trent won on Captain Fantastic, Creature of the Black Lagoon, Attack from Mars, Star Trek, Jack*Bot
Jussi won on Roadshow, Ironman, Space Mission

Donavan Stepp d. Robert Sutter (4-0)
Donavan won on Demolition Man, Captain Fantastic, Comet, Elvira

Qualifying results available here:
https://www.ifpapinball.com/world_championships/live/ifpa_wc_results.php

LIVE Streaming will be here when available:
https://www.twitch.tv/inkandmos

2017 Epstein Cup – Team Europe Wins 121-113!

PrintEUROPE – 121 points
USA – 113 points

It takes 117.5 points to win the Epstein Cup

Team Europe:
Members –> Daniele Acciari, Jorian Engelbrektsson, Jorgen Holm, Mats Runsten, Julio Vicario Soriano, Marcus Hugosson, Johan Genberg and Robert Sutter
Game Choices –> Harlem Globetrotters, World Cup Soccer, AC/DC

Team USA game choices:
Members –> Zach Sharpe, Raymond Davidson, Cayle George, Trent Augenstein, Jason Werdrick, Josh Sharpe, David Riel and Andrei Massenkoff
Game Choices –> Captain Fantastic, Whitewater, Tron

IFPA raises money for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Morristown Game Vault tournament

blog post courtesy of Steve Epstein

There is a new place for all gamers to go, the Morristown Game Vault in Morristown New Jersey. The IFPA held a successful 3 day pinball tournament event drawing 60 players from NY, PA, and NJ.

The owner David Balsamin has created a unique space in an old bank. With high ceilings and huge safe vaults there are over 20 pinball machines and 80 vintage video games. These represents just a part of David’s collection. After a successful stint as a Pharmacist, David decided to follow his passion and open The Game Vault. With the help of myself, Steve Epstein, Francesco La Rocca and Steven Bowden, an exciting pinball event was created. With the support of Jersey Jack Pinball, Stern Pinball, and Marco Industries we were able to raise $640 for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society as well as have a $1850 cash prize package for the players. Quite an accomplishment for a first time event.

Plans for future events are being planned. As the IFPA takes strides to advance the  play of pinball we appreciate the passion of people like David who choose to introduce the joy of pinball to a new audience. This is accomplished through taking on the challenge of opening locations and exposing young people to the excitement of pinball. David was able to work with the town and local merchants to open The Vault, where he has attracted patrons with birthday parties, corporate team building, and competitive events for both video and pinball players. Being open just over a year and working up to 80 hours a week, David has reached profitability.

Having operated The Broadway Arcade until it’s closing in 1997 and being involved in a new location for 2 years from 2014 to 2016, I see an upswing of interest in pinball. For far too many years locations have not operated pinball and the manufactures survived with sales to collectors and home enthusiasts. Hopefully that trend is changing as new concepts such as Barcades and Pinaball “Museums” open up and attract new players and excite all the people that grew up playing our games. Having had a long career spanning 5 decades, I remain excited with all these possibilities.

IFPA14 approaches . . . expect approval delays

man hand and arm holding a signboard with the text out of office written in it

With IFPA14 quickly approaching, most of the IFPA staff will be off to Denmark (if not already across the pond). We know how anxious tournament directors and players are to see their calendar submissions approved and results posted quickly, so we wanted to make a quick announcement that there will most likely be a delay on this while we are all out of the country.

If you’re wondering why you haven’t heard back from the IFPA regarding your event, that’s why.

2017 Epstein Cup teams are set!

Team Europe currently holds the Epstein Cup for couple of weeks before it is once again up for grabs at IFPA14 in Denmark. 8 players per side earn the right to represent their country in this prestigious event, so let’s take a closer look at the rosters for both sides.

Team USA includes current world ranked #1 Zach Sharpe from Chicago, 3-time Major Finalist Raymond Davidson from Mukilteo, WA, 2-time Major Champion Cayle George currently living in the Netherlands but representing Seattle, 2-time Major Finalist Trent Augenstein from Delaware, OH, 4-time Major Finalist Jason Werdrick from Park Ridge, IL, 5-time Major Finalist Josh Sharpe from Arlington Heights, IL, David Riel from Pittsburgh, and 1-time Major Champion Andrei Massenkoff from San Francisco, CA. The 8 members of Team USA 2016 have accounted for 4 Major Championships along with 35 Major Championship Top 4’s.

Team Europe includes 4-time Major Champion Daniele Celestino Acciari from Italy, 6-time Major Champion Jorian Engelbrektsson from Sweden, 1-time Major Champion Jörgen Holm from Sweden, 3-time Major Finalist Mats Runsten from Sweden, 2-time Major Finalist Julio Vicario Soriano from Spain, Marcus Hugosson from Sweden, Johan Genberg from Sweden, and 1-time Major Champion Robert Sutter from Switzerland. The 8 members of Team Europe 2016 have accounted for 12 Major Championships won along with 31 Major Championship Top 4’s.

For more details on the event, click HERE.