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.

Stern Rewards Program – Qualifier list updated for 2020 season!

Congratulations to all the players who have qualified for the Stern Rewards Program for the 2021 calendar year! Contact us at ifpapinball@gmail.com if you’re interested in redeeming.

As we mentioned earlier, due to the lack of sanctioned tournament play available in the 2020 season, there wasn’t a chance for players to play their way into qualifying for the IFPA Stern Rewards Program. Thanks to the generosity of Stern Pinball, everyone who qualified for Stern Rewards based on the 2019 season will once again qualify for the 2020 season. In addition, any eligible players that moved up into the top 1000 due to the decay of past results will also qualify for the IFPA Stern Rewards Program for the 2020 season.

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

Michael Bair – IFPA’s 2020 Rookie of the Year!

The IFPA is pleased to announce that our Rookie of the Year for the 2020 season is Michael Bair from North, Canton, OH. This award is given to the player that earns the most WPPR points in their first year of active play.

With the shortened 3 month season of 2020, Michael was still able to play in 12 events. Michael earned 23.56 WPPR points from these 12 events. Michael participated in his first IFPA sanctioned tournament on January 10th at the Kidforce Friday Knockout. Since entering the World Pinball Player Rankings at that time, Michael has seen his rank increase to 3305th in the world.

Michael’s greatest achievement of 2020 was his 27th place finish in the Kidforce Collectibles Pinball League Winter Season, out of 165 players. Overall, Michael placed in the top 4 at 42% of his 2020 events, a truly remarkable achievement.

Congratulations to Michael, our 2020 IFPA Rookie of the Year!

Eric Stone – IFPA’s 2020 Player of the Year!

The IFPA is pleased to announce that our Player of the Year for 2020 is Eric Stone from Fort Myers, FL. In the shortened 2020 season, Eric was still able to rack up an incredible 458.24 WPPR points during 2020 (which would put him in the top 50 in the world based on ONLY these 3 months of play). Eric currently sits as the #2 ranked player in the world having moved up from the #12 ranking at the start of the year.

Eric played in 10 events during the 2020 season, winning 6 of them, while finishing in the top 4 in 7 of them. Eric also finished as the IFPA Player of the Month for January 2020.

Eric’s highlights during 2020 included his first Major Championship title, taking 1st place at The Open – IFPA World Championship back in January. He also won the Classics II division at INDISC while finishing in 2nd place in the Classics I division.

The IFPA wishes to congratulate Eric on all of his success throughout this shortened 2020 season!