STERN OF THE UNION ADDRESS – MAY 2022
The Stern of the Union Address, your monthly resource for news, information and highlights on all things Stern Pinball. Without further ado my fellow pinheads:
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Stern Pinball’s secret to success involves great people, the right tools, and a lot of passion. Check out this exclusive spotlight video from Dropbox and how they keep our team connected!
Gameroom of the Month:
Congrats to Brian Oddy for winning Gameroom of the Month! Do you have a special home gameroom you want to share with the world? Leave a photo comment on this Facebook post and you may be our next winner! Not on social media? Not a problem! You can submit your incredible gameroom directly to Insider@sternpinball.com for your chance to win an exclusive Stern Swag Pack!
Licensing International Excellence Awards – Godzilla Pinball:
Godzilla’s domination of awards knows no bounds, being a nominee at this year’s Licensing International Excellence Awards!
Stern Army Updates:
The Stern Army continues to grow with troops spreading the gospel of pinball across the globe. Here are our newest troops and the pinball locations they support:
- Private Gina Collecchia of New York (Greenpoint Beer & Ale)
- Private Gage Whiteley of Oregon (Digital Frontiers)
- Private Hamish Guthrey of New Zealand (Ye Olde Pinball Shoppe)
- Private Aric Caldwell of Illinois (Lucky Strike Wrigleyville)
- Private Scott Bright of Michigan (Right Brain Brewery)
- Private Joe Schall of Pennsylvania (Champs “Fun Society”)
- Private Steve Murphy of Missouri (Murphy’s on 21)
- Private Morten Soebyskogen of Norway (Kristiania Flipperselskap)
- Private Ken Thompson of New Zealand (The Lanes)
- Private Ema Trubin of Pennsylvania (Game on State)
- Private Jeff Sanders of Alabama (Ronnie Raygun’s)
- Private Kasey Romano of Iowa (The Operating Room)
- Private Taylor Baird of Ohio (Steel Valley Brew Works)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Corporal to Sergeant:
- Sergeant Nathan Eppley of Pennsylvania (Champions Sports Bar)
- Sergeant Joe Albertson of North Carolina (Paranoia Pinball and The Basement Arcade Bar)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Specialist to Corporal:
- Corporal Kurt van Zyl of Florida (The Pinball Lounge)
- Corporal Justin Withnell of Australia (Tattersalls Hotel)
- Corporal Ray Leitzke of Illinois (Enterrium)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private First Class to Specialist:
- Specialist Josh Grosteffon of Michigan (Game On Midland)
Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Private to Private First Class:
- Private First Class Chris O’Neill of Michigan (One Well Brewing)
- Private First Class Mark McGuire of Georgia (Vertigo Pinball)
- Private First Class James Brooks of Illinois (CP Pinball)
- Private First Class Craig Sengstock of Nevada (Pinball Hall of Fame)
- Private First Class Mike Howard of Missouri (Up-Down)
For more information and to join the Stern Army, please reach out to SternArmy@sternpinball.com
Brewery of the Month:
Congrats to Uncle Bear’s Brewery of Arizona for winning Brewery of the Month! Everyone knows that there’s no better combo than pinball and beer! Do you have a special brewery you want to share with the world? Leave a photo comment on this Facebook post and your brewery might be our next winner! Not on social media? Not a problem! Submit your incredible brewery pictures directly to Insider@sternpinball.com for your chance to be featured as our next winner!
Stern Pro Circuit:
|2020-22 Stern Pro Circuit Rankings – Top 10|
|1st||Raymond Davidson||Elk Grove Village, IL|
|2nd||Eric Stone||Fort Myers, FL|
|4th||Colin Urban||Portland, OR|
|5th||Colin MacAlpine||Austin, TX|
|6th||Donavan Stepp||Lakewood, CO|
|7th||Keith Elwin||Carlsbad, CA|
|8th||Jared August||West Bloomfield Township, MI|
|9th||Andrei Massenkoff||San Francisco, CA|
|10th||Cayle George||Seattle, WA|
Upcoming Stern Pro Circuit Events:
|Stern Pro Circuit Event||Date||Tournament Details|
|PinFest IFPA Tournament||5/6-7||https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=49373|
|Golden State Pinball Festival||5/13-15||https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=49198|
|Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown||5/20-22||https://www.ifpapinball.com/tournaments/view.php?t=46942|
|Silverball Rumble at Pintastic||6/24-25||https://pintasticnewengland.com/|
|Canadian Pinball Championships||7/21-24||https://www.yegpin.com/|
Status of Code:
We are continuously working to update and improve software for our machines. There are always code updates and bug fixes in various stages of development; we will release them upon update completion. If you would like to join our mailing list for code updates, please send an e-mail to Code.Updates@sternpinball.com. If you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Get Connected and play! https://insider.sternpinball.com/
- Godzilla – For all Godzilla owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.93).
- Rush – For all Rush owners, please update your game to the latest code (v0.93).
Check out our Stern Shop for all accessories, collectibles, clothing and more including this month’s featured items, the new spring merch line! Free domestic shipping on orders of $50 or more on all Stern merchandise.
Stern Pinball accessories are also available to purchase from your local authorized dealer – https://sternpinball.com/find-a-dealer/
Check out this great feature article from this month’s Amusement Today publication highlighting Insider Connected, the Stern Pro Circuit, and all the exciting things taking place with Stern Pinball!
RB Flip Factory Tour:
Pinball is the universal language of FUN! Check out RB Flip’s special tour of the Stern factory here!
Pinball Graphic Novel:
We’re so excited to read Pinball: A Graphic History of the Silver Ball by our friend @Jonchlaunch. And to spread the love, we’ve got a handful of copies that we want YOU to have. So comment on this post and tag 3 people you think would be interested in the book…..and maybe you’ll walk away with a copy!
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Biggest Rush Fan?:
A modern day warrior 😎🔥