JUST FOR THE RECORD
Story dated May 8, 2006 .
Two recently launched ventures are aiming to record pinball playing excellence, both in book form and on the web.
The start of April saw the official unveiling of the revamped International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) to promote competitive pinball playing around the world. Coupled with that was the World Pinball Player Rankings website to record players' scores and award them points.
Alongside the IFPA is the World Pinball Player Rankings (WPPR) - a website to record all the points scored in affiliated tournaments and provide player rankings.
People organising tournaments should get in touch with Josh to see if, and how, their event can be included in the WPPR calendar of points-scoring competitions.
We have made it easier to identify those events with WPPR points scoring status in the Pinball News Diary section by marking them with a symbol.
Meanwhile, that other documenter of achievement - the Guinness World Records book - is to accept pinball scores for the first time.
To mark pinball's inclusion, pinball record keeper Twin Galaxies organised an inaugural event at the Pinball Hall Of Fame last weekend. The book will show the highest scores achieved on ten different games - The Addams Family, Twilight Zone, South Park, Taxi, Creature From The Black Lagoon, Scared Stiff, Kings And Queens, Captain Fantastic, Wizard and Lawman.
The scores achieved at the event were:
It is expected that further recorded events will be played at the Hall of Fame to give other players a shot at the record. This one was arranged to set the records before the book Editors' deadline for entries of 1st May 2006 to get into the 2007 edition.
© Pinball News 2006