Welcome to the IFPA15 Registration Page!

The IFPA is pleased to announce the 15th annual IFPA World Pinball Championship! It will be held June 1st-3rd, 2018 at Press Start Arcade in Keswick, Ontario, Canada!

You can find complete details and rules for IFPA15 here. Utilizing its World Pinball Player Rankings, the IFPA is using the January 1st, 2018 rankings to determine 62 of the 64 qualifiers for IFPA15. The top 2 available ranked players from each eligible country as of 1/1/2018 will receive an automatic qualifying spot into the tournament via a "Country Exemption". Should either of the top 2 players not be able to attend, that country exemption will move down the country ranking list until it is filled. The rest of the field will be made up of the most highly ranked players from the WPPR list. For players that cannot attend, spots will be filled by going down the rankings list. Should a country not fill the 2 spots awarded to it, additional at-large spots will be available.

Please note that for the Country Exemption spots, while you can continue to represent any country you wish on your profile (whether that be where you currently live, or where you were from), we will require that a player participates in at least one event in the calendar year in the country that they are representing in order to be eligible for that Country Exemption spot.

Registration is now open and will close on Janurary 21st at 6pm CST. We've included the top 100 on this initial invite list. We will go deeper if necessary, but there is a chance that not everyone on this list will be eligible to participate.

If you have any questions or know that you will not be attending, please email the IFPA at ifpapinball@gmail.com.

Registration Rules

  • Registration closes on Janurary 21st at 6pm CST.
  • The IFPA must receive a player's payment in order for that player to be officially registered.
  • Players must send their payment by mail, paypal or give the money to Josh Sharpe directly.
  • Once registration closes, any player on this list that hasn't paid will be ineligible to participate.
  • After fulfilling the Country Exemptions, the IFPA will confirm the additional At-Large bids for the tournament based on the highest ranked players that have paid their registration fee and committed to playing.
  • Once the entry spots have been filled, those who had paid registration fees but did not make the cut will have their fee refunded, but kept on a list (in order of rank) to be eligible as backups in case someone drops out.

Payment Details

We are offering a discount for players who register before January 15th. Those players that register early will receive either $20 off registration, or a free IFPA15 t-shirt. There is an added $10 charge for those paying via Paypal to cover the Paypal fees.

Registration fee structure is as follows:

  • Registration w/t-shirt (through Jan 21st): $270
  • Registration (through Jan s1st): $250

Your registration can be paid using PAYPAL or by sending a check. You may also pay Josh Sharpe directly.

If you choose to get a T-shirt, please indicate the size you want with your registration payment.

Payment Methods:

By Check or Money order Paypal ($10 fee required)

Checks payable to Josh Sharpe, and send to:

Josh Sharpe

1537 N. Kaspar Ave.

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

IFPA15 Registration


Country Exemptions

The following spots are reserved for the top 2 players in eligible countries.

# Player Country Rank Status
1 Paul Jones AUS Australia 102nd Attending
2 Brett Goodwin Australia 105th Attending
3 Mario Kaufmann Austria 800th Attending
4 Lieven Engelbeen Belgium 226th Attending
5 Marcelo Campos Hazan Brazil 1454th Attending
6 Robert Gagno Canada 7th Attending
7 Phil Birnbaum Canada 26th Attending
8 Peter Andersen Denmark 79th Attending
9 Bo Mertins Denmark 199th Attending
10 Olli-Mikko Ojamies Finland 53rd Attending
11 Joonas Haverinen Finland 218th Attending
12 Damien Charléty France 83rd Attending
13 Johannes Ostermeier Germany 28th Attending
14 Benjamin Gräbeldinger Germany 49th Attending
15 Daniele Celestino Acciari Italy 5th Attending
16 Kyoichi Miyaura Japan 428th Attending
17 Tatsunori Naruke Japan 505th Attending
18 Jasmijn de Jong Netherlands 885th Attending
19 Simon Haxton New Zealand 584th Attending
20 BJ Wilson New Zealand 968th Attending
21 Julio Vicario Soriano Spain 11th Attending
22 Gabriel Ortiz Spain 143rd Attending
23 Jorian Engelbrektsson Sweden 8th Attending
24 Marcus Hugosson Sweden 20th Attending
25 Christophe Stucki Switzerland 5442nd Attending
26 Rich Mallett United Kingdom 63rd Attending
27 David Mainwaring United Kingdom 86th Attending
28 Zach Sharpe United States 1st Attending
29 Cayle George United States 2nd Attending

Remaining spots

The following is a list of top 100 ranked players that can fill up the remaining spots. As we go down the list, we will add more ranked players as necessary.

# Player Country Rank Status
30 Raymond Davidson United States 3rd Attending
Keith Elwin United States 4th Not Attending
31 Trent Augenstein United States 6th Attending
Jörgen Holm Sweden 9th Not Attending
32 Eric Stone United States 10th Attending
Mats Runsten Sweden 12th Not Attending
Andy Rosa United States 13th Not Attending
David Riel United States 14th Not Attending
33 Steven Bowden United States 15th Attending
34 Jim Belsito United States 16th Attending
35 Josh Sharpe United States 17th Attending
36 Jason Werdrick United States 18th Attending
37 John Delzoppo United States 19th Attending
38 Cryss Stephens United States 21st Attending
39 Andrei Massenkoff United States 22nd Attending
40 Jon Replogle United States 23rd Attending
Albert Nomden Netherlands 24th Not Attending
Franck Bona France 25th Not Attending
41 Germain Mariolle United States 27th Attending
42 Adam Becker Canada 29th Attending
43 Colin MacAlpine United States 30th Attending
Ernö Rotter Germany 31st Not Attending
44 Karl DeAngelo United States 32nd Attending
45 Dave Stewart United States 33rd Attending
Bob Matthews United States 34th Not Attending
46 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk United States 35th Attending
47 Johan Genberg Sweden 36th Attending
48 Levi Nayman United States 38th Attending
49 Donavan Stepp United States 39th Attending
50 Escher Lefkoff United States 40th Attending
Robert Sutter Switzerland 41st Not Attending
51 Johnny Modica United States 42nd Attending
52 Nick Zendejas United States 43rd Attending
53 Tim Sexton United States 44th Attending
Jerry Bernard United States 45th Not Attending
54 Jan Anders Nilsson Sweden 46th Attending
Joshua Henderson United States 47th Not Attending
Markus Stix Austria 48th Not Attending
55 Stefan Herold Germany 50th Attending
Paul Jongma Netherlands 51st Not Attending
Alberto Santana United States 52nd Not Attending
Levente Tregova Switzerland 54th Not Attending
Nicklas Lindahl Sweden 55th Not Attending
Chris Chinn United States 56th Not Attending
56 Brian ONeill United States 57th Attending
Greg DeFeo United States 58th Not Attending
57 Fred Cochran United States 59th Attending
58 Adam Lefkoff United States 60th Attending
59 Jonas Valström Sweden 61st Attending
Derek Fugate United States 62nd Not Attending
60 Luke Nahorniak United States 64th Attending
61 Andrew Lee United States 65th Attending
62 Lyman Sheats United States 66th Attending
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63 Fred Richardson United States 67th Committed to Attend
64 Peter Franck Sweden 68th Committed to Attend
Per Schwarzenberger United States 69th Not Attending
65 David Dahl-Hansson Sweden 70th Committed to Attend
Joe Lemire United States 71st Not Attending
66 Martin Hotze Germany 72nd Committed to Attend
Adam McKinnie United States 73rd Not Attending
67 Dirk Elzholz Germany 74th Committed to Attend
Ben Granger United States 75th Not Attending
68 Jack Tadman Canada 76th Committed to Attend
Per Ahlenius Sweden 77th Not Attending
69 Mikael Juusola Sweden 78th Committed to Attend
Martin Ayub United Kingdom 80th Not Attending
Kevin Stone United States 81st Not Attending
Andrew Rosa II United States 82nd Not Attending
70 Zac Wollons United States 84th Committed to Attend
71 Jeff Teolis Canada 85th Committed to Attend
Roy Wils Netherlands 87th Not Attending
Greg Galanter United States 88th Not Attending
72 Robert Byers United States 89th Committed to Attend
Jochen Ludwig Germany 90th Not Attending
Don Johnson United States 91st Not Attending
Dave Hubbard United States 92nd Not Attending
Todd Rafacz United States 93rd Not Attending
Colin Urban United States 94th Not Attending
Alex Harmon United States 95th Not Attending
Rod Lawrence United States 96th Not Attending
Roland Schwarz Austria 97th Not Attending
73 Brian Shepherd United States 98th Committed to Attend
Maka Honig United States 99th Not Attending
Walt Lannis United States 100th Not Attending
Attending: 62 Committed: 11 Unknown: 1 Not Attending: 40