Be ready to get served in Hell’s Kitchen as the New York City Pinball Championships will convene at the Skyline Hotel once again! A bigger space promises more room for competitors and a larger overall tournament.

BIG money! BIG prizes! HIGH production values! LIVE music! I LOVE IT!


Contact: Levi Nayman –
(917) 209-8523

Bigger and Better NYC Pinball Championships Return in 2019 
Upgrades Include Larger Venue, More Competitors, Free Play Bank for Spectators

(New York, NY) –  Never Beef Productions is proud to announce that the New York City Pinball Championships 2019 will take place on May 17-19 at the Skyline Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan, building upon the success of last year’s inaugural event by doubling in size and adding numerous upgrades and attractions. NYCPC 2019, which will take place in the Skyline’s Grand Ballroom, will feature a free play bank for spectators, competitors, and all fans of the silver ball.

The tournaments will include International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA)-sanctioned Open, Classics, and the inaugural 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. The B-Division will feature cash payouts in 2019.


Registration for the tournament opens on Saturday, January 26 at 10 am EST, at Eventbrite. In addition, a limited amount of discounted hotel rooms will be available through the Skyline Hotel. Visit for links. Day passes will be available at a later date for those who want to watch the tournament and play pinball, rather than compete in the tournaments.

NYCPC 2019 will also feature improved production and a live musical performance by legendary New York City pinball pro and rapper Sean “The Storm” Grant. 

Players will compete for a wide range of cash and prizes on diverse banks of pinball machines provided by some of the area’s top retailers, operators, distributors, private collectors, and pinball machine manufacturers. 
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. 

“Our vision of bringing world-class competitive pinball back to NYC for the first time since the 1990s was realized last year, and we can’t wait to see this event grow into something even more spectacular,” said Levi Nayman of Never Beef Productions. “This year will see the number of players double in size, a larger venue, a large free play bank, live music, and awesome production values that once again raise the bar for pinball tournaments. Competitive pinball continues to grow and we are thrilled to be a part of pushing this fantastic sport forward!” 

Last year’s New York City Pinball Champion was Bowen Kerins, currently ranked 7th in the World Pinball Player Rankings. 

What: New York City Pinball Championships

Where: Skyline Hotel – 725 10th Ave. @ 49th St., New York, New York.

When: May 17-19, 2019.

How: Tickets for sale January 26 at 10 am EST. Visit for details. 

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