What to do in January? Pinball!

What to do in January? Pinball!

What to do in January? Pinball! 2048 1363 GAD Vending

January is such a let down after the holidays, but it doesn’t have to be. Pinball can be such fun!

Take a look at how to get involved in pinball events near you.


The IFPA has created the World Pinball Player Rankings (WPPR) to establish the first official rankings system of pinball players throughout the world. Through these endorsed tournaments and leagues, the IFPA  crowns the World’s Greatest Pinball Player at the end of each calendar year and organizes championships at State, National and International levels. IFPA endorsed tournaments will give players a chance to increase their WPPR rankings.

Some operators and players may remember the original IFPA from the early 1990s. Utilizing the support from the AMOA, manufacturers and operators, the original IFPA promoted pinball playing through tournament and league play. It hosted four world class pinball competitions and helped promote over 30 pinball leagues before becoming inactive in 1995.

The new IFPA begins life as an organization eager to provide assistance, direction and proven methodologies to insure the success of competitive pinball. Search here for events near you. 

Stern Pinball Army

Members of the Stern Army are the official brand ambassadors that make up the Stern Pinball street team.  Stern Army Members help make pinball locations flourish by creating and hosting monthly pinball events at a designated location and using these opportunities to help drive business to the location all while engaging and enriching the local pinball community. Stern Pinball helps by offering prize support to giveaway at your events and by also sharing the results through our social media channels to help promote your location. 

Learn more about joining the Stern Army! 

Where to play? 

There are so many great places to play pinball. Find locations near you on the Pinball Map, Pinside Map or at the Stern Pinball locator.

If you are looking for a new pinball game or can’t find what you are looking for – call your nearest GAD office. We are pinball enthusiasts too!