NYC Pinball Championships 2022 - Early Bird Registration is open

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.


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.

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