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     Youth Tournaments and Battle of Pinball Titans Exhibition New in 2020

(New York, NY) –  Never Beef Productions announced today that the New York City Pinball Championships returns in 2020, with added attractions and more hot pinball action. Everyone is welcomed – from casual non-tournament players wanting to enjoy pinball machines from all eras, to the top competitive players in the world. The main tournaments take place May 15-17 in the Grand Ballroom at the Skyline Hotel in Hell’s Kitchen, Manhattan.

The event kicks off on May 14 at the Tribeca Pinball VIP Pre-Party and Tournament, featuring the Battle of Pinball Titans exhibition benefiting Project Pinball. New for 2020 are the family and beginner-oriented Project Pinball Youth Tournaments, which will feature three age brackets. Pinball players ages 6-16 and their families will experience big-time tournament pinball while benefiting the Project Pinball charity, which places pinball machines in children’s hospitals.

The Tribeca Pinball VIP Pre-Party and Tournament, a resounding success in its inaugural edition in 2019, returns in 2020 expanded to 64 players. And new for 2020, the VIP Pre-Party will also host the first ever Battle of Pinball Titans exhibition, a star-studded winner-take-all three-game event with a purse of $1,000. Tribeca Pinball founder and owner Adam Schwartz will generously match the purse with a $1,000 donation to the Project Pinball charity. The Battle of Pinball Titans – as well as the VIP match play tournament that follows – will be streamed worldwide with exclusive NYCPC streamer Backhand Pinball.

“We are thrilled to build upon the continued success of NYCPC with more tournaments, a significantly grown partnership with charity Project Pinball, more streaming, and more entertainment in 2020,” said Levi Nayman of Never Beef Productions. “NYCPC is going to be everything you’ve loved in our previous years, and more!”

NYCPC tournaments will include International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA)-sanctioned Open, Classics, and the 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. Cash payouts will be awarded in all open divisions.

Registration and ticket sales for all tournaments, the VIP Pre-Party, and merchandise opens on Sunday, January 19 at 1pm EST, at Eventbrite. In addition, a limited amount of discounted hotel rooms will be available through the Skyline Hotel. Visit the revamped NYCPC web site at for links, registration, and information.

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.

What: New York City Pinball Championships
Where: Skyline Hotel – 725 10th Ave. @ 49th St., New York, New York & Tribeca Pinball on Laight St & Hudson.
When: May 15-17, 2019. VIP Pre-Party / Tournament and Battle of Pinball Titans at Tribeca Pinball May 14.
How: All tickets for sale January 19 at 1pm EST. Visit for details. 

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