Rest in Peace Jaap Nauta
Late yesterday Dutch Pinball shared that co-founder Jaap Nauta passed away after a battle with cancer. Rest in Peace Jaap.
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IFPA Announces Competitive Pinball Returning
Last week the IFPA announced that sanctioned events will be returning August 1st – check it out!!
The IFPA President Josh Sharpe was also interviewed on Pinball Profile last week to discuss the decision.
Last Week’s Poll Results
PinClash: Avengers Infinity Quest
Congrats to Zach McCarthy on winning PinClash on Saturday!
Homepin Teases Thunderbirds Topper
Abe Flips: Drop Catch
Stern Behind the Scenes Video
Elite Pinball Toppers: Indiana Jones Topper
Yesterday we learned information and saw an image of the next topper from Elite Pinball Toppers from Kaneda’s Pinball Podcast – it is a very cool interactive topper for Indiana Jones! For more information on this topper you can visit https://elitepinballtoppers.com.
LoserKid Pinball Podcast: Rob Berk Interview
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Stern Pinball in GQ
Pinball in the new Ford Maverick
Other Quick Hits:
- Happy birthday Gary Stern, Lee Wielgolinski, and Jerry Thompson!!
- Newsday Article: Under-the-radar spots to play Skee-Ball, pinball and other retro arcade games on Long Island
- Article: 14 Really Cool Local Places to Fulfill Your Pinball Passion
- Article: Northshore Mall announces expanded outdoor dining at 7 restaurants, including new beer garden with games
- Article: Hamilton arcade owner offers to open early for woman with social anxiety
- Article: Owners seek license for interactive pinball museum
- Article: Could GoFundMe campaigns save our cultural collections? The Pinball Hall of Fame in Las Vegas is betting on it.
- Article: PHOTOS: A Tour of the new Pinball Hall of Fame on the Las Vegas Strip
- Article: NASA observatory, interactive gaming playground opens at Sci-Port
- Article: Beercade owner Chireal Jordan fights to open a restaurant in Pilsen
- Article: A Two-Story Bar Brings Vintage Pinball to East Downtown
Upcoming Pinball Events
Team Pinball: The Mafia
Circus Maximus: Kingpin, Python’s Pinball Circus
Homepin: Thunderbirds, Chinese Zombies
Suncoast Pinball: Cosmic Carnival
Great Lakes Pinball: Exposé
Dutch Pinball: Bride of Pinbot 2.0, Bride of Pinbot 3.0 (on hold), The Big Lebowski (production/legal issues)
Silver Castle Pinball: Timeshock
Phénix Pinball: Goblin Contest
Pinball Adventures: Punny Factory, Elements, Sushi-Mania, Ninja Mania, First Class, Canada Eh!