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What's the benefit of registering your league with IFPA?


By fattdirk

1 year ago



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    #13 1 year ago

    Well, someone could always start a "Local Flipper Pinball Association" geared towards smaller, local leagues and tournaments that wouldn't necessarily count towards the IFPA or state/national tournaments.

    I don't compete anywhere near enough to bother with the IFPA--to me, it seems "too big", and I know I'll never be going to state/national events. I can count the number of tournaments I've participated in in the past 5 years on the fingers of my hands. Partly because I'm in a pinball dead zone, and partially that I'm not too interested in competitive play.

    On the downside, a separate organization would probably fracture the competition scene and result in not being ranked on IFPA (not that everyone cares about national rankings in the first place, especially when you're #54212 or such). On the upside, local events could get some of the support/guidance/marketing that they aren't getting from the IFPA, and have players ranked according to similar sized local leagues/tournaments, rather than on the state/national level with big players.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from CrazyLevi:

    But turns out “creating a Pinball sanctioning body is hard.”

    Never said it would be easy

    If I had the time and more interest in competitions, maybe--but I have plenty of other things to occupy my time without adding the headache of running a body like that.

    #18 1 year ago
    Quoted from LTG:

    I did. The Universal Player Yearly Organized United Ranking System. Got a website and everything.

    upyours.info? lol...clever acronym

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