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The Stern of the Union Address will be on the first Tuesday of every month (holiday and vacation pending!).  Without further ado my fellow pinheads:

Stern Army Updates:

The Stern Army continues to grow with members spreading the word of pinball across the globe.  Here are our newest members:

  • Private Katie Schowengerdt of Missouri (Two Plumbers Brewery + Arcade)
  • Private Mike Lund of Utah (Kiito’s Brewery and Quarters Arcade Bar)
  • Private EJ Osis of Michigan (Offworld Arcade)
  • Private Evan Williams of Michigan (Pinball Pete’s)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private to Private First Class:

  • Private First Class Neil Shelton of Colorado (Wonderland Brewing Company)
  • Private First Class Brian Dye of West Virginia (Fallout Shelter)
  • Private First Class Josh Noble of Missouri (Silverball)

For more information or to become a part of the Stern Army, please reach out to


Stern Army Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast Tournament:

Stern Pinball, Iron Maiden and the International Flipper Pinball Association are teaming up to sponsor a Stern Army High-Score Tournament on Iron Maiden Pro, Premium and LE pinball machines.  Players can enter by participating in any IFPA-sanctioned Stern Army event that includes Iron Maiden in the tournament.  Live standings and eligible events are located at


Stern Pro Circuit:

Congratulations to all of the players and winners from the most recent Stern Pro Circuit events!  Keith Elwin won his second Circuit event of the season at the Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show and Raymond Davidson won his second Circuit event of the season at the Vancouver Flipout tournament.  With only 7 events left on the 2018 Stern Pro Circuit calendar, who will be the 40 finalists competing in the Stern Pro Circuit final next March?

For full details on the Stern Pro Circuit and to keep up with the current standings, please visit –


2018 Stern Pro Circuit Rankings – Top 10
1st  David Riel Pittsburgh, PA
2nd  Eric Stone Fort Myers, FL
3rd  Raymond Davidson Mukilteo, WA
4th  Steven Bowden Franklin Township, NJ
5th  Keith Elwin Carlsbad, CA
6th  Trent Augenstein Delaware, OH
7th  Adam Becker Keswick, ON
8th  Jim Belsito Murrieta, CA
9th  Colin Urban Portland, OR
10th  Robert Gagno Burnaby, BC


Upcoming Stern Pro Circuit Events:

Stern Pro Circuit Event Date Website
Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament 10/18 – 10/21
Pittsburgh Pinball Open 10/25 – 10/28
Danish Pinball Open 10/27 – 10/28
24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum 11/3-4

Chicago Pinball Expo:

The 34th annual Pinball Expo is coming up October 17-20 and there’s plenty of Stern activity for everyone to enjoy!  Here’s a snapshot of activities planned throughout the week/end:

Thursday: The official Stern Pinball factory tour!

Thursday – Sunday:  Stern Pro Circuit event – 2018 Pinball Expo Flip-out tournament.  Over $10,000 in cash and prizes!  All tournament details can be found here –

Saturday: Seminars, seminars, seminars….Party!