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Coming Soon – The TWIPY Pinball Awards: A CELEBRATION OF THE HOBBY – Third Time is a Charm!

POSTED BY pin2d December 2, 2019

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We’re doing it again. LIVE show at the Texas Pinball Festival.  Hosts Zach and Greg from Straight Down the Middle.  Guests presenters.  Acceptance speeches.  Cash bar.  Streamed live on Twitch.  Don’t miss it.

TWIPYs Overview

The TWIPYs are a “People’s Choice” type awards, where the public votes for their favorites in the pinball world. Voting will begin January 1st. Pre-voting begins tomorrow (more on that below).

The TWIPY Pinball Awards: A Celebration of the Hobby will take place LIVE Saturday evening, March 28th, at the Texas Pinball Festival and will be live streamed online.

Photos Courtesy Dave Fahlgren and Jeff Rivera

TWIPY Committee

The TWIPY Committee returns, this year it is comprised of Lloyd Olsen, Steve Bowden, Joel Reeves, William Oetting, Zach Meny, Greg Bone, and Jeff Patterson.  The Committee will be responsible for determining game eligibility and categories, show and schedule coordination, and most importantly, maintaining the integrity of the voting process through our online secure voting process, and helping review and validate votes and results.


The voting period will be the same last year – the month of January.  This year though, instead of doing write-in votes for categories such as favorite streamers, podcasters, mods, etc., we are going to have options in a dropdown for voters to choose from.  This will provide voters with a better voting experience and save time in February for the Committee as we are getting the show planned and scheduled.

This year we will be opening PRE-VOTING for the TWIPYs starting Tuesday, December 3rd and running through Thursday, December 12th.  These will be write-in votes, and they will determine the drop down selections for the January voting.  The number of drop down selections will vary by category and determined by the TWIPY Committee.

WRITE-INS Categories

Favorite Pinball Streamer

Favorite Pinball Podcast

Favorite Pinball YouTube Channel

Favorite Pinball Mod of 2019 (Only mods initially shipped in 2019.)

Favorite Home Brew Pinball Machine (First presentation of the machine to the public must have been done in 2019.)

Rookie of the Year (Including but not limited to new designers, artists, and coders.)

Favorite Competitive Pinball Player (Must be registered in IFPA.)

Favorite Pinball Website

Favorite Pinball Publication, Writer, or Article (Writer voting not combined, but each publication piece eligible)

Favorite Pinball Location (Please specify the name, city, and state of the location.)

Favorite Pinball Convention

Favorite Pinball Tournament/Competition

Favorite Pinball League (Please specify the name, city, and state of the league.)

Favorite Pinball Topper of 2019 (Must have been revealed in 2019.)

See you at TPF!