NYC Pinball Championships 2022 - August 19th-21st, 2022

Contact: Levi Nayman - (917) 209-8523

The Northeast’s Premier Tournament is Back with a Vengeance

(New York, NY) - Never Beef Productions announced today that the New York City Pinball Championships returns in 2022 after a three-year hiatus, bigger, better, and boomier than ever before. Leaving behind stodgy Manhattan for the hip confines of Industry City, Brooklyn, the tournament, to be held August 19-21 at the Five Two A event space, will welcome hundreds of tournament players of all skill levels. The space, which can accommodate up to 500 silverball combatants, features over 10,000 square feet and stunning unobstructed views of the Statue of Liberty and lower Manhattan, hosted by the historic Industry City campus featuring dozens of local food and shopping options catering to all tastes.

NYCPC tournaments will include International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA)-sanctioned, IFPA-certified Main, Classics, and the Dahlia Rowan Memorial Women’s NYC Championship, as well as a B-Division contest for players ranked outside of the top 500 by the IFPA. Sizeable payouts will be awarded to winners in all divisions.

Registration and special limited time “early flipper” discount ticket sales for NYCPC open on Saturday, May 28, at 12 pm EDT, at Eventbrite. Visit the revamped NYCPC web site at for links, registration, and information about the venue, the neighborhood, and nearby lodging options.

“It’s been a long three years, but the wait hasn’t been in vain; we’ve spent the time working to make NYCPC bigger, better, and more accessible to everyone,” said NBP Co-founder Levi Nayman. “The new venue and Industry City campus redefines what a pinball tournament experience should be; as players compete in world-class tournaments, they’ll be immersed in New York City – it’s culture, its taste, its landmarks, and its excitement! We can’t wait to welcome everyone back from the beefiest of hibernations. Like Lady Liberty herself, we lift the torch of competition to the skies, a fiery beacon welcoming the huddled masses yearning to flip free, and declare once and for all: Pinball is back!”

What: New York City Pinball Championships

Where: Five Two A, Industry City, 33 35th St., Brooklyn, New York

When: August 19-21, 2022

How: Tickets on sale May 28 at 12pm EDT. Visit for details on special limited time discount tickets.

Never Beef Productions was founded in 2018 and consists of competitive pinball players Paul Caras, Levi Nayman, Tim Sexton, and Austin Smith to produce NYCPC as well as other pinball-related projects.


Maybe displaying the word boom on top of the Empire State building isn’t the best idea

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If I didn’t need state points for Ohio I would be there. I’ve heard great things about it and those who run it.

I’m so glad you guys were able to find a new event space for it after the other met its demise!

Are all the tournaments a pump and dump? So the total cost of the event would be the 3 day pass (~$120), plus the tournament registration which includes 5 entries (~$100), plus the cost of the additional entries (and how much are those)? Or are some of the tournaments not pump and dump?

Thanks, Stephanie! Yes, all the tournament are pump and dump (best game format) and entries purchased can be used in any of the 3 divisions (Main, Classics, Women’s) at a cost of $20 for 5 entries or $5/1 entry.

The up-front costs help cover the venue’s expenses, and the tournament registration fee covers production costs for the tournament. Tournament entries build the prize pool and we have expanded qualifying in every tournament.

This year our venue is considerably improved, and we have grown to a space that is 3x larger and can accommodate up to 400 people. I recommend everyone check out the Visit - Industry City website to see all of the shopping and dining options on the event site.


Is there a hotel deal?

We are working on it. I’ll post any updates here and on our website.

Absolutely stunning venue! Congrats on securing this space and I’m sure it will be awesome. Wish I could go. Maybe some day.

Tickets have gone on sale! Register by June 1st for an Early Bird discount.

We’re excited to bring back the NYC Pinball Championships this year in Brooklyn, NY. This year, Never Beef Productions has teamed up with Industry City to deliver the biggest, most spectacular NYCPC yet. Our event venue - Industry City’s Five Two A event space - offers spectacular waterfront views and sightlines of the Statue of Liberty and downtown Manhattan.

Our 10,000 square feet of venue space gives us the chance to build the biggest NYCPC ever. This year, we will have more qualifying time, more games, and more qualifiers in every division. All 3 of our tournaments will be IFPA-certified, giving a 120% TGP boost.

  • NYCPC Main Tournament A Division - 40 Qualifiers
  • NYCPC Main Tournament B Division (Restricted to IFPA rank 500+) - 16 Qualifiers
  • NYCPC Classics Tournament - 32 Qualifiers
  • Dahlia Rowan Memorial Women’s Tournament - 16 Qualifiers

Register for the tournament before June 1st to receive 5 Free Tournament Entries PLUS a $20 discount on tournament registration.

Interested in bringing a game for our Free Play area? You can get FREE entry into the show, tournament, and FREE tournament entries! Check out our NYCPC Games Form.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements! We hope you’re able to join us!

Our team would like to say thank you to everyone who has signed up so far for the event! It has been a big challenge pull this together again after losing our venue and 2 years to COVID, but your support has been very appreciated!

We have added a list of registered players for the tournaments to our website: Registered Players — NYCPC 2022

On Monday or Tuesday we should have information on some room blocks on our website and I will post again here when we have that information.

We will continue to update everyone on all the great things we have planned for this year’s NYC Pinball Championships.

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New for 2022 we are going to have pinball seminars and live podcasts in our seminar area. Check out the info on our entertainment page: Entertainment — NYCPC 2022

Early Bird tickets are only available until June 1st for the tournament: Attend NYCPC — NYCPC 2022

And our website now looks way better on Mobile Devices!


We have added a hotel group rate at the Days Inn by Wyndham Brooklyn, details are on our travel page: Travel — NYCPC 2022

Also, please feel free to PM me with your hotel experiences since this is a new location if you have already booked rooms or are planning to book rooms.


Announcing the 2022 NYC Pinball Championships Merchandise – Available to Order Today

Never Beef Productions is excited to announce this year’s 2022 NYC Pinball Championships Merchandise, designed by Brooklyn-based artist Reginald Pean.

All merchandise can be ordered on Merch — NYCPC 2022 and picked up at the 2022 NYC Pinball Championships. Limited quantities will be available at the show. Pre-order to guarantee size availability.

T-Shirt - $25

Color – Black

Sizes – Adult S – Adult XXXL

Zip-Up Hoodie - $50

Color – Black

Sizes – Adult S – Adult XXXL

Limited Edition NYCPC Poster - $40

Size – 18x24”


Reminder: Get your shirt orders in before this Friday for guaranteed size availability!

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NYCPC Merch Deadline Approaches!

Last Chance to Guarantee Your NYCPC Schwag!

Our printer is getting antsy, and Saturday, July 16, is your last opportunity to secure your limited edition NYCPC t-shirts, hoodies, and poster prints! NYCPC merch is being produced in very limited quantities, so if you want to guarantee you’ll be able to sport the finest in pinball tournament garb at NYCPC and future pinball events, you must place your order by July 16.

Extremely limited quantities will be available at the event, but there is no guarantee your size or preferred merchandise will be on hand. So secure yours today! Visit for details and to order.

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Contact: Levi Nayman -

CoinTaker Teams Up With NYC Pinball Championships
Leading Distributor Bringing a Dozen Games for Free Play and Tournament

Never Beef Productions, LLC., is excited to announce that CoinTaker, one of America’s premier
distributors of new pinball machines, LEDs, and aftermarket pinball mods, is joining the NYCPC
2022 team. This extraordinary partnership means that CoinTaker will bring an astounding 10
brand new Stern pinball machines to the expanding free play area for all NYCPC attendees to
enjoy all weekend long. In addition, all CoinTaker Stern pinball machines will be for sale for
attendees to take home on Sunday evening at NYCPC’s conclusion, giving NYCPC 2022
attendees the opportunity to own brand new machines played by champions.
CoinTaker will also contribute two brand new Stern games into the NYCPC Main Tournament
Presented by CoinTaker competition bank.
“Everybody at Stern and Never Beef Productions is thrilled that the newest Stern titles will be on
site, showcasing great new machines including Rush, Godzilla, Avengers Infinity Quest, Led
Zeppelin, The Mandalorian, and more at NYCPC for hobbyists, day trippers, and families
sharing the magic of pinball together,” said Never Beef Productions Partner and Stern Software
Engineer Tim Sexton. “With CoinTaker among our many game suppliers for the event, NYCPC
will not only be the best tournament on the East Coast, but with its largest and most diverse free
play area ever, it is now a top destination pinball show. We can barely contain our excitement
about this over here at Never Beef Productions.”
Emphasizing this point was NBP Partner Levi Nayman, adding simply: “Boom.”
CoinTaker proudly distributes pinball machines and parts for Stern, Jersey Jack, Chicago
Gaming, Multimorphic, Dutch Pinball, and American Pinball, and LEDs and mods from the
finest companies. Visit for information on all of CoinTaker’s products and

What: New York City Pinball Championships – Family Fun!
Where: Five Two A, Industry City, 33 35th St., Brooklyn, New York
When: August 19-21, 2022
How: Visit for details. Tickets now Available!

Never Beef Productions was founded in 2018 and consists of competitive pinball players Paul Caras, Levi Nayman, Tim Sexton, and Austin Smith to produce NYCPC as well as other pinball-related projects.


there is nothing like your press release :slight_smile:

#1 Player in the World Signs up for NYCPC Seminar

The New York City Pinball Championships entertainment and education program continues to fill out with the announcement of Rayday’s Pinball Ramblings, featuring Tim Sexton seminar. This presentation, to be held on Friday, August 19 in the seminar area at NYCPC, will include exclusive giveaways from Stern Pinball, including signed pinball translites.
Raymond Davidson, the #1 player in the world, and one of Stern Pinball’s newest employees, will be joined by Stern Pinball Software Engineer Tim Sexton, as this dynamic young duo discusses competitive pinball, playing tricks, and the latest developments over at Stern Pinball in this exclusive seminar presentation. A Q&A session will follow. Hear it all in Brooklyn, New York, before it filters down to the forums and the podcasts at this must-see seminar!
It’s all part of NYCPC’s commitment to bringing pinball fans the best tournament and show on the East Coast. It’s all about pinball, and it’s all about you!
For more information on the NYCPC Seminar schedule, visit Entertainment — NYCPC 2022.


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That doesn’t look at all like Escher!! :wink: