Stern Pinball Announces Stern Pro Circuit Championship

Press Release from Stern Pinball, Inc.

CHICAGO, Feb. 5, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Stern Pinball, Inc., a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball, today announced the location of the 2018/2019 Stern Pro Circuit Championship. Partnering with eBay, the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA), and the Replay Foundation, the Stern Pro Circuit Championship is the premiere competitive pinball event of the year.

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This year's Championship will feature the 40 highest ranked pinball players in the world competing for the coveted Stern Pro Circuit Championship Belt at the Bottom Lounge in Chicago, Illinois on Saturday, March 9, 2019.

The event will be hosted by Brian "Q" Quinn from Impractical Jokers and will feature a live performance by Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies. The pinball tournament will be hosted by Twitch.com celebrity, Jack Danger, host of the Dead Flip pinball channel.

Tickets are $30 for the general public and can be purchased through this link: https://www.ticketweb.com/event/stern-pro-circuit-championship-bottom-lounge-tickets/9157335 Doors open to the public at 5:00 pm.

The tournament will be an elimination format where the last person standing will be crowned the champion. Machines used in the tournament will be a mix of classic and new Stern Pinball titles. When only two players remain, they will compete in an exciting head-to-head match-up to determine the 2018/2019 Stern Pro Circuit Champion. For additional information about the 2018/2019 Stern Pro Circuit Championship please visit: https://www.sternpinball.com/stern-pro-circuit-2019-final

The Stern Pro Circuit is comprised of 20 sanctioned tournaments around the globe held during the course of a 12-month season. The 40 highest ranked players at the end of the season compete in the championship. Individual players compete for cash, prizes, a new Stern Pinball machine, and designation as the Champion of the Stern Pro Circuit.

"We'll have the best players on the planet competing for the championship belt and great additional entertainment from Q, Ed and Jack Danger," said Gary Stern, Chairman and CEO of Stern Pinball. "This is going to be a really fun event."

Live stream coverage of this championship will be featured on the PAPA (Professional and Amateur Pinball Association) YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/user/PAPApinball) and Jack Danger's Dead Flip Twitch channel (https://www.twitch.tv/dead_flip).

About Stern Pinball, Inc.
Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago's O'Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.

Recent Stern Pinball titles include The Munsters, The Beatles, Deadpool, Iron Maiden, Guardians of the Galaxy, Star Wars, Aerosmith, Ghostbusters, KISS, Metallica, Game of Thrones, The Walking Dead, Star Trek, AC/DC, Batman, and Spider-Man. A broad range of players enjoy Stern Pinball's games from professional pinball players who compete in high-stakes international competitions around the globe to novice players who are discovering the allure of the silver ball for the first time. To join the fun and learn more, please visit www.sternpinball.com.

About the Replay Foundation
The Replay Foundation's mission is to create and promote the world's greatest pinball tournaments, encourage friendly, casual competition, and spread enthusiasm for pinball through a variety of new and ongoing projects. Toward that end, we have created the PAPA Tournament Circuit, built two world-class annual tournaments, regularly broadcast instructional videos, and created an all-encompassing gaming festival known as ReplayFX to help promote the game and its surrounding community. Our hope is that players will continue to use these resources and become more interested in the wonderful game of pinball. For more information on the Replay Foundation, please visit replayfoundation.org.

About the IFPA
The objective of the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) is to elevate the awareness and visibility of pinball across the globe and generate media coverage and corporate backing to bring the sport of competitive pinball back into the spotlight. The IFPA was created with the express purpose of encouraging, supporting, and endorsing competitive pinball throughout the world. The organization provides oversight and assistance to not only establishing pinball leagues, but also tournaments, and other promotional activities. For more information on the IFPA, please visit www.ifpapinball.com.

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