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IFPA $1 fee for Australia, State Championships and IFPA State rep. nominations


International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) is the International organisation which oversees and endorses competitive pinball throughout the world. All players who compete in an IFPA endorsed event have their placing ranked on the World Pinball Players Ranking List (WPPR).

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  • IFPA $1 fee for Australia, State Championships and IFPA State rep. nominations

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    It has been almost two years since the IFPA first introduced the $1 per player per event fee, in the US and Canada, and it's time Australia joined as well.

    I am sure there will be some who will not agree with this decision, however, if you want competitive pinball to grow and reward more players for their skill level, then this is a huge step forward for this and the continual growth of the IFPA in Australia.

    The $1 fee for Australia will be in Aussie dollars and the majority of the money raised will be distributed back to the states for their state championships. A lesser portion will go toward the national events with a small portion going to the IFPA for processing fees. Percentage splits would likely be: State 75% / National 20% / IFPA processing fee 5%.

    To assist with the State championships I am calling for IFPA state representatives for each state involved in IFPA endorsed events. These state reps will assist with organising initiatives and strategies to drive state events in their state that ultimately tie in with the Australian Championship Series amongst other ideas.

    If you would like to nominate as a State representative or would like to nominate one of your peers (ensure they know and agree), please email me at If there are a few nominees in each state, then it will go to a ballot for that state.

    Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions, would like to provide feedback or raise any concerns. I will try and respond in a timely manner.

    I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all the Tournament Directors and players who have helped advance competitive pinball in Australia over the years and who have brought us to the level we are at right now. Your continued effort to help grow competition pinball here and passion to develop the sport is appreciated.

    Updated post
    All tournaments from 1 January 2020 in Australia will be submitted directly to the IFPA website for endorsement.

    All Tournament Directors will have to open up an account explained in other posts so they can submit their fees.

    When Tournament Directors submit their results to the IFPA website for review, the results will be approved and included to the rankings only when the money has been received.

    You can have your account in credit to enable quicker uploads or pay when submitting your results.

    IFPA website will be updated by 1 January 2020 with all the information on relation to the changes for Australia once finalised.

    IFPA State representatives will also be listed on the IFPA website so players can contact them, similar to what is already up on the IFPA website for United States and Canada.

    The AUD$1 (endorsement) fee per player will be introduced to all Australian IFPA tournaments so that the funds can be channelled back to the major tournaments to lift their status and their prize money.

    Below is a link to the IFPA which explains in detail the endorsement fee already introduced in the United States and Canada.

    The link below explains how tournament directors in the United States and Canada submit their fees for the IFPA endorsed events they hold.


    Dan Robar
    IFPA Country Director (Australia)
    Last edited by Fair Dinkum Dan; 13 September 2019, 09:42 AM.
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