Again him, always him. Daniele Acciari wins the Spring Pinball Tournament, the tournament organized in the Enada pavilions, the annual amusement expo in Rimini. Twenty players tried to qualify in the top 8 on the five pinball machines Fish Tales, Iron Man, Dr Who, High Speed II: the Getaway and the new Stern Rolling Stones (Presented for the first time in Italy). After a day and half of playing, Acciari qualified in the top position, followed by Mario Anzini, Nicola Pierobon and Davide Delprato. Then the 8 finalists have been placed in a head-to-head single elimination bracket with matches at best of 3 games. Acciari defeated in the final Federico Croci in two games, while Valentino Trere took the third place. The special guests to award the winners were Gary Stern and Mauro Zaccaria, respectively owners of Stern Pinball and Tecnoplay.
For the occasion, IFPA Italia awarded two trophies to Daniele Acciari and Nicola Pierobon, the two top Italian players at the end of 2010. Ranking that permits them to participate at the IFPA8 World Pinball Championship to represent Italy in Sweden at the end of May.
Tecnoplay also handed over the official uniform to Acciari, Pierobon, Delprato and DeStefani, the four players who represented the Italian national team named ‘Tecnoplay Team’ at the European Pinball Championship in France in the following days.
A special thanks from IFPA Italia for: Tecnoplay and its responsible Mauro Zaccaria, Stern Pinball and its president Gary Stern, and the Italian company Comesterogroup, sponsor of the tournament.
Full results are available HERE.