We’re excited to announce that our partner Gridiron Support Medallions has teamed up with IFPA for a huge Pinball Tournament happening in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, called Flippin’ With The Greats. If you live in the New York, New Jersey, or Pennsylvania areas, you can join the Super Bowl of Pinball Tournament Series while supporting Coach Ditka’s Gridirion Greats Assistance Fund.
Did you know there are over 30,000 ranked Pinball professionals in the nation? However, this pinball tournament is for everyone. There are awesome prizes to be awarded which have been divided into two tiers: Pros and Novice. If you think you’re the next Pinball wizard, stop by and give it a try. If not, come out for the fun anyway and maybe you’ll walk away with an amazing prize.
Here’s the scoop:
Modern Pinball NYC – 362 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016 – (646) 415-8440
Silverball Museum – 1000 Ocean Ave, Asbury Park, NJ 07712 – (732) 774-4994
Pinball Gallery – 131 Mill Alley, Downingtown, PA 19335 – (484) 693-0693
Week #1 tournament –> Monday, January 6th through Sunday, January 12th
Week #2 tournament –> Monday, January 13th through Sunday, January 19th
Week #3 tournament –> Monday, January 20th through Sunday, January 26th
Week #4 tournament –> Monday, January 27th through Thursday, January 30th
Grand Final Playoffs –> Saturday, February 1st @ Modern Pinball NYC
Week 2 just finished. Read the Flippin’ With The Greats Week 2 results here.
During each week a player can enter the tournament at any of the 3 official tournament locations by purchasing Gridiron Support Collector Medallions for $20. Proceeds will go to Coach Ditka’s Gridiron Greats. Players are also responsible for the cost of the games to be played.
Each location will have between 3 and 5 machines set up for tournament play. Players will get one attempt on each machine, with their cumulative score across all games within that run as their Total Score for their entry. Players can re-enter as many times as they want by buying and registering additional Gridiron Support Medallions.
-Multi signed footballs – autographed by many Hall of Famers and Super Bowl Winners ($2500 value – 4 available)
-GGAF Hall of Fame Medallion Sets containing 3 medallions and certificates with signatures Joe Greene, Dan Hampton, Steve Largent ($500 value – 8 available)
-Rich Gannon “NFL MVP” signed footballs ($500 value – 6 available)
-Rich Gannon “NFL MVP” signed hats ($150 value – 6 available)
-Mike Ditka medallions ($30 value – 8 available)
-Unsigned GGAF hats ($25 value – 4 available)
-1st place winners each week gets choice of Medallion set ($500 value) or a Gannon signed football ($500 value)
-2nd place winners each week Gannon signed hats(6) or remainder of Gannon footballs
-3rd place winners choice of Ditka medallions (8) or Unsigned hats(4)
-Grand Champion Prize – BRAND NEW pinball machine ($5000+ value)
-Novice Grand Champion Prize – Multi signed football – autographed by many Hall of Famers and Super Bowl Winners ($2500 value) *players ranked in the top 2000 in the World Pinball Player Rankings are ineligible for Novice*
-Novice 2nd place finisher – Multi signed football ($2500 value)
-Other prizes will be awarded periodically via random draw.
*Please note that ALL players are eligible for the Grand Champion Prize, including Novice players. Should a Novice player win one of the weekly tournaments, they will enter the Grand Final as a Pro. The second highest Novice finisher will then be bumped up into being the Novice Champion for that location for the week.
Random draw prizes will be based on Medallion ID numbers, so the more you play, the better chance you have at winning. The remaining 2 Multi signed footballs ($2500 value each) will all be awarded by random draw at the Grand Final.
Players do not need to be present to win the random drawn prizes.