IFPA Delaware State Championship

Delaware will be crowning its first ever Pinball State Champion on 1/20/18. Details below.

Tournament Date: January 20, 2018
Where: Wilmington Home Amusements - 14 Germay Dr. Wilmington, Delaware 19804
Event will be from 1pm-5pm. Food and beverage is allowed to be brought to the location. $10 coin drop fee(admission fee as all games are set to free play)), plus $20 tournament fee.

We will be following the rules put in place by IFPA for the State Championship Series.

Head-to-Head Single Elimination Format
Players will be placed in a single elimination bracket once the seedings have been completed.

First round pairings are as follows:
1 vs. 16, 2 vs. 15, 3 vs. 14, 4 vs. 13,
5 vs. 12, 6 vs. 11, 7 vs. 10, 8 vs. 9

Second round pairings are as follows:
1/16 winner vs. 8/9 winner, 2/15 winner vs. 7/10 winner,
3/14 winner vs. 6/11 winner, 4/13 winner vs. 5/12 winner

Third round pairings are as follows:
1/8/9/16 winner vs. 4/5/12/13 winner,
2/7/10/15 winner vs. 3/6/11/14 winner

Fourth round pairing are as follows:
Two winners of round 3 play for the State Championship
Two losers of round 3 player in the Consolation Final for 3rd/4th place.

Each match will be a best-of-seven. The higher seeded player will have choice of machine or position for the 1st game, with the loser of each subsequent game having choice of machine or order, until someone has won 4 games. A machine may not be played more than once in the same match unless there are less than 7 machines available. If that is the case, only after all machines have been chosen can either player select that game to be played for a second time within the same match. Once a player verbally announces their game choice, or chooses position, that decision will be locked in and cannot be changed.

Each player will have the opportunity for 30 seconds of practice time before starting every game of every match. This is to ensure that both players have a chance to get familiar with the machine.

The winner of the match advances to the next round, while the loser is eliminated.

The 3rd/4th place Consolation Final will be played as a best-of-three instead of a best-of-seven like all other rounds, using the same rules. All other finishing positions will also be played out in best-of-three matches to also determine 5th through 16th place.

1st Place = $93
2nd Place = $65
3rd Place = $46

Additional information for everyone regarding the State Championship. I went onsite today and met with Scott to get answers to all the lingering questions. I believe I covered everything, if not please let me know.

  1. Do they have WiFi? YES

  2. Can we use their WIFI to live stream the event? YES

  3. If some of the participants bring their significant others/children/friends, can they play games that are not in use? YES, accompanied with a $10 admission fee. Normal rates are $10 an hour for free play, however Scott is making an exception and will be charging anyone that is not in the tournament $10 for the entire day.

  4. Do we have the ability to setup the games for tournament play? YES. I will have access to the facility either the night before or early that morning to go through the games to make sure they are set to Tournament Mode, extra balls are turned off, and tilt levels are set.

  5. During the tournament we will have access to the games for stuck balls? YES

  6. Where to park? Wilmington Amusements has plenty of parking. Besides the street parking, there are about 6 spots in front of the store and then around the back of the building there is more than enough parking spots.

  7. Food and Beverage options? There are no options onsite for food or beverage. We are allowed to bring in food and beverage from the outside. We will be placing a pizza order if anyone is interested. He has a deal with a local pizza place for $6 pizzas.

  8. What machines will be in the tournament? This list is subject to change. Please keep in mind this is a retail establishment that sells to the public. Games on this list could sell tomorrow, next week, or even the night before. However he is what is currently on the showroom floor.

Lethal Weapon 3
Addams Family
Johnny Mnemonic
Road Show
Star Wars Episode 1
Terminator 2
No Fear
South Park
Junk Yard
NBA Fast Break
Bram Stokers Dracula

Below is a list of games he is working on that may be included:

Fish Tales
Road Kings
8 Ball Deluxe
World Cup Soccer

I think that covers everything!


Well the first ever Delaware State Pinball Championships is in the books. Such a great tournament. The first ever Delaware State Pinball Champion title goes to Rob DeStasio from NJ, who edged out Pete Tsipouras in the final match. Congratulations once again Rob!

Full results are below. Delaware decided to play out all 16 positions, so the official standings are below:

  1. Rob DeStasio
  2. Pete Tsipouras
  3. Tom DeStasio
  4. Matt Gusler
  5. Chad Hastings
  6. Matt King
  7. Mike Veith
  8. Corey Hulse
  9. Matt Groh
  10. Beck Gusler
  11. Marianne Pangia
  12. Joe Fox Jr
  13. Rob Thomas
  14. Brian LeBlanc
  15. Charlie Bucks
  16. Joe Fox Sr


Bracket for how the positions played out: