Hello, I am Casey Gardner and I am the founder and commissioner of the United Federation of Competitive Pinball. I want to take this moment to thank you for your interest in the UFCP. If you’re reading this, that means at minimum you have made it to our website, and that likely means you are interested in competitive pinball and the fun and excitement that comes with it. The UFCP was formed to provide a fun, fair, competitive platform to extend the reach of pinball. While we are newly formed, we are no strangers to pinball. I hope to have a blog post soon introducing some more of our advising board.
Our first sanctioned event is quickly approaching on March 5th, hosted at MOMs Organic Market in College Park, MD. In the meantime we at the UFCP are finalizing the last items in our rule book in anticipation for this event (and kick off of the inaugural season), as well as bug testing our backend ranking system to make sure it’s ready for our players and tournament directors to use. Down the road we are planning to launch a Tournament Directors’ portal with resources to help with everything that goes on for a tournament that isn’t actually running the tournament. It’s often looked over what a tournament director goes through beyond just drawing rounds and handing out money.
If you have read through any of the information on the website yet, you have probably noticed a trend that everything is marked “beta”. We have spent months in development of the UFCP, but know that there are going to be things that need to be adjusted (and added) on an ongoing basis as we get started and grow. This means that we do know not every single piece of information is on the website just yet, and that some things may have a need to change. All changes will be posted via our blog/news posts and through our newsletter. If you run into anything that is unclear, confusing, or outright missing, please use the contact page and shoot us a message! WE WANT YOUR FEEDBACK!
EDIT - full disclosure, I’m not associated with this federation in any capacity.