Although certainly not today’s most popular form of extracurricular entertainment, pinball has nonetheless retained a collection of passionate and loyal followers. A significant number of states hold annual tournaments, and there are national and international competitions, as well.
When Lyons Pinball opened, the International Flipper Pinball Federation had a small number of ranked players, Carroll says. Today, there are thousands listed on the website. Back then, there was only one primary company still making the machines, too. Today, there are more than a dozen boutique companies. And the value of special, collector machines continues to soar.
More than 20 of Maine’s best pinball players met in Gorham Saturday for the International Flipper Pinball Association Maine State Tournament.
Source: Maine Pinball Champion crowned
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