Escher Lefkoff wins first IFPA ICR Pinball Championship!

Over the weekend the finals of the first season of the IFPA ICR Pinball Championship were held between 44th seed Zach Frey and 14th seed Escher Lefkoff. Both Zach and Escher played a 3-game ticket that was judged by Zoe Vrabel, Karl DeAngelo and Josh Sharpe.

Escher entered ball 3 of the final game on Iron Maiden Premium under 200 million points, with a projected target of at least 500 million points for the judges to begin entertaining the idea of giving Escher’s ticket the win. Escher played a solid Cyborg Multiball to take him over the top, and eventually drained out at over 1 billion points. All 3 judges voted unanimously to give the win to Escher.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

Want to play some ICR matches? Pindigo is here to help!

Season 1 of the IFPA Challenge Rankings playoffs comes to a close this weekend, with Escher Lefkoff battling Zachary Frey this Saturday at Noon EST for the championship.

We received feedback from players during the first season of qualifying that they weren’t sure how to compete if they didn’t have the same machines as many of the other players that are available to participate.

A trend that took on some popularity was using the median score on the Pindigo App between two different machines, with the winner having a higher percentage of that median score over the other player’s percentage.

This was being calculated manually by the players, but with the help of the team over at Pindigo this statistic is now being offered within the Global Stats section of every game they are tracking on their global high score list.

Visit the Pindigo website HERE to download the app.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

IFPA Challenge Rankings – January 2021 update!

The first month of qualifying for the IFPA Challenge Rankings (ICR) 1Q2021 season is in the books!

The first month of ICR play saw 165 players participate in 1472 matches during January!

Yoshihiro Fujisawa from Japan currently sites in the #1 qualifying spot.

A reminder that the top 64 ranked players as of 4/1/21 will qualify for the ICR Championship playoffs.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

IFPA Challenge Rankings – Final Four is set for the 2020 ICR Pinball Championship!

The first ICR Pinball Championship is down to the final 4!

Congrats to the follow players that have advanced to the semifinals:

Bill Mason, Escher Lefkoff, Ian Harrower and Zachary Frey

Follow along the progress by checking out the playoff bracket HERE.

In addition, qualifying for the 1Q21 ICR Pinball Championship is underway! This first season of 2021 will be based on activity from the start of the year, and we will lock in those qualifying standings as of April 1, 2021. The IFPA will continue to contribute $1 per player to the prize pool for each season we continue to run the ICR Pinball Championship.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

IFPA Challenge Rankings – Third Round of 2020 ICR Pinball Championship Complete!

The first ICR Pinball Championship is down to the final 8! Congrats to the follow players that have advanced to the quarterfinals:

Artur Natorski, Bill Mason, Chris Warren, Escher Lefkoff, Ian Harrower, Jakub Tkacz, Zach McCarthy, Zachary Frey

The quarterfinals of the playoffs will be held between now and January 29th. Follow along the progress by checking out the playoff bracket HERE.

In addition, qualifying for the 1Q21 ICR Pinball Championship is underway! This first season of 2021 will be based on activity from the start of the year, and we will lock in those qualifying standings as of April 1, 2021. The IFPA will continue to contribute $1 per player to the prize pool for each season we continue to run the ICR Pinball Championship.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

IFPA Challenge Rankings – Second Round of 2020 ICR Pinball Championship Complete!

64 finalists have been reduced to the SWEET SIXTEEN as the Second Round of the first ICR Pinball Championship is now complete! Players are battling for their share of the $725 prize pool.

The third round of the playoffs will be held between now and January 22nd. Follow along the progress by checking out the playoff bracket HERE.

In addition, qualifying for the 1Q21 ICR Pinball Championship is underway! This first season of 2021 will be based on activity from the start of the year, and we will lock in those qualifying standings as of April 1, 2021. The IFPA will continue to contribute $1 per player to the prize pool for each season we continue to run the ICR Pinball Championship.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

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IFPA Challenge Rankings – First Round of 2020 ICR Pinball Championship Complete!

64 finalists have been reduced to 32 as the First Round of the first ICR Pinball Championship is now complete! Players are battling for their share of the $725 prize pool.

The second round of the playoffs will be held between now and January 15th. Follow along the progress by checking out the playoff bracket HERE.

In addition, we are announcing some updates to the ICR Pinball Championship. Going forward we will be running this quarterly with the same exact rules as the 2020 season. This first season of 2021 will be based on activity from the start of the year, and we will lock in those qualifying standings as of April 1, 2021. The IFPA will continue to contribute $1 per player to the prize pool for each season we continue to run the ICR Pinball Championship.

For full details on the ICR, please click HERE.

To join the IFPA ICR Group on Facebook click HERE.

To join our IFPA ICR Discord click HERE and connect with other players to organize IFPA Challenge Matches.

Episode 294: The Pinball Profile Top 10 Most Intriguing People of 2020

Pinball Profile released an episode featuring their Top 10 Most Intriguing People of 2020. Included in the list are the IFPA Women’s Advisory Board and our beloved IFPA Co-Chairman Steve Epstein who lost his fight with cancer in June of 2020. Click HERE to listen to the episode.

Stern Rewards Program – Avengers Infinity Quest Pro Added!

The IFPA is excited to announce that Stern has added Avengers Infinity Quest Pro to the rewards program. For any interested players, March 2021 is the estimated availability date for current orders. Any questions please contact us at ifpapinball@gmail.com

Detailed rules for the $tern Rewards Program, including an updated list of qualifiers, and updated list of rewards available can be found HERE.