Welcome to the IFPA17 Registration Page!

The IFPA is pleased to announce the 17th annual IFPA World Pinball Championship! It will be held May 29th-31st, 2020 at The Pinball Asylum in Fort Myers, Florida!

You can find complete details and rules for IFPA17 here. Utilizing its World Pinball Player Rankings, the IFPA is using the January 1st, 2020 rankings to determine 62 of the 64 qualifiers for IFPA17. The top 2 available ranked players from each eligible country as of 1/1/2020 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, if you have been residing outside your registered country for more than a year, you lose your right to that country’s exemption spot. Furthermore, we require that a country has 50 or more players currently ranked within their country to be eligible to award these 2 Country Exemption spots for the IFPA World Pinball Championship.

Registration is now open and will close on Janurary 18th at 8pm 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 18th at 8pm 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, Stripe 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

Registration fee structure is as follows:

  • Registration w/t-shirt (through Jan 18th): $270
  • Registration (through Jan 18th): $250

Your registration can be paid using Stripe or by sending a check. You may also pay Josh Sharpe directly. There is an added $10 charge for those paying via Stripe to cover the Stripe fees. Any canceled registrations will be refunded at 50%.

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

Checks payable to Josh Sharpe, and send to:

Josh Sharpe

1537 N. Kaspar Ave.

Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Stripe ($10 fee required)

IFPA17 World Pinball Championship (invite only)

Country Exemptions

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

# Player Country Rank Status
1 Jason Lambert Australia 45th Attending
2 Nicolas Noben Australia 170th Attending
3 Peter Kroiss Austria 418th Attending
4 Stefan Riedler Austria 844th Attending
5 Robert Gagno Canada 22nd Attending
6 Phil Birnbaum Canada 39th Attending
7 Peter Andersen Denmark 5th Attending
8 Emil ED Dreiborg Denmark 29th Attending
9 Olli-Mikko Ojamies Finland 40th Attending
10 Markus Virtanen Finland 121st Attending
11 Johannes Ostermeier Germany 1st Attending
12 Paul Englert Germany 31st Attending
13 Daniele Celestino Acciari Italy 3rd Attending
14 Roberto Pedroni Italy 27th Attending
15 Kyoichi Miyaura Japan 593rd Attending
16 Norio IWAI Japan 1502nd Attending
17 Mark van der Gugten Netherlands 73rd Attending
18 John van der Wulp Netherlands 90th Attending
19 Kim Dozier New Zealand 543rd Attending
20 Aidan Kersley New Zealand 574th Attending
21 Morten Søbyskogen Norway 546th Attending
22 Frank Nilsen Norway 728th Attending
23 Marcus Hugosson Sweden 32nd Attending
24 Johan Genberg Sweden 51st Attending
25 Ben Moser Switzerland 231st Attending
26 Jari Nuutinen Switzerland 487th Attending
27 Andrew Foster United Kingdom 85th Attending
28 Craig Pullen United Kingdom 77th Attending
29 Raymond Davidson United States 2nd Attending
30 Keith Elwin United States 4th 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
31 Escher Lefkoff United States 6th Attending
Bowen Kerins United States 7th Not Attending
32 Colin Urban United States 8th Attending
Robert Sutter Switzerland 9th Not Attending
33 Steven Bowden United States 10th Attending
Julio Vicario Soriano Spain 11th Not Attending
34 Eric Stone United States 12th Attending
35 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk United States 13th Attending
36 Colin MacAlpine United States 14th Attending
37 Trent Augenstein United States 15th Attending
38 Cayle George United States 16th Attending
Franck Bona France 17th Not Attending
39 Jim Belsito United States 18th Attending
40 Zach Sharpe United States 19th Attending
41 David Riel United States 20th Attending
42 Karl DeAngelo United States 21st Attending
43 Germain Mariolle United States 23rd Attending
44 Andy Rosa United States 24th Attending
Cryss Stephens United States 25th Not Attending
Levente Tregova Switzerland 26th Not Attending
Mats Runsten Sweden 28th Not Attending
Jörgen Holm Sweden 30th Not Attending
45 John Delzoppo United States 33rd Attending
Albert Nomden Netherlands 34th Not Attending
46 Jason Werdrick United States 35th Attending
47 Bob Matthews United States 36th Attending
48 Joe Lemire United States 37th Attending
Markus Stix Austria 38th Not Attending
Alberto Santana United States 41st Not Attending
49 Adam Becker Canada 42nd Attending
50 Luke Nahorniak United States 43rd Attending
Jonas Valström Sweden 44th Not Attending
51 Josh Sharpe United States 46th Attending
52 Jack Tadman Canada 47th Attending
Ernö Rotter Germany 48th Not Attending
Tobias Wagemann Germany 49th Not Attending
53 Stefan Herold Germany 50th Attending
54 Andrei Massenkoff United States 52nd Attending
55 Andrew Rosa II United States 53rd Attending
Martin Janczyk Poland 54th Not Attending
56 Thomas Mästerman Sweden 55th Attending
57 Derek Price United States 56th Attending
58 Will McKinney United States 57th Attending
59 Jeff Teolis Canada 58th Attending
Peter Watt Australia 59th Not Attending
Nico Wicke Germany 60th Not Attending
60 Tom Graf United States 61st Attending
61 Derek Thomson Canada 62nd Attending
Lewis Bevans United States 63rd Not Attending
62 Elliott Keith United States 64th Attending
<----------------------------------- CUT LINE ----------------------------------->
63 Dave Stewart United States 65th Committed to Attend
Roland Schwarz Austria 66th Not Attending
64 Phil Grimaldi United States 67th Committed to Attend
65 Drew Cedolia United States 68th Committed to Attend
66 Brian O'Neill United States 69th Committed to Attend
Jerry Bernard United States 70th Not Attending
Lonnie Langford United States 71st Not Attending
Jordan Semrow United States 72nd Not Attending
67 Alex Harmon United States 74th Committed to Attend
Paul Jones AUS Australia 75th Not Attending
68 Donavan Stepp United States 76th Committed to Attend
Paul Jongma Netherlands 78th Not Attending
Flavio Baddaria Italy 79th Not Attending
69 Levi Nayman United States 80th Committed to Attend
Greg DeFeo United States 81st Not Attending
Jens Flügge Germany 82nd Not Attending
Jon Replogle United States 83rd Not Attending
Benjamin Gräbeldinger Germany 84th Not Attending
Mads Kristensen Denmark 86th Not Attending
70 Jason Zahler United States 87th Committed to Attend
Dirk Elzholz Germany 88th Not Attending
71 Johnny Modica United States 89th Committed to Attend
Eric Strangeway United States 91st Not Attending
72 Fred Richardson United States 92nd Committed to Attend
Rich Mallett United Kingdom 93rd Not Attending
73 David Dahl-Hansson Sweden 94th Committed to Attend
Jan Anders Nilsson Sweden 95th Not Attending
Mark Pearson United States 96th Not Attending
Mike Corbett WA United States 97th Not Attending
74 Adam Lefkoff United States 98th Committed to Attend
Richard Rhodes Australia 99th Not Attending
Archibald Lefevre France 100th Not Attending
Attending: 62 Committed: 12 Unknown: 1 Not Attending: 38