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Welcome to the TWIPY Pinball Awards – a celebration of the hobby

 Voting is OPEN NOW!

The TWIPYs are sponsored by Marco Specialities: a trusted distributor of pinball machine parts and EVERYTHING PINBALL.

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LIVE SHOW: Saturday Night at the Texas Pinball Festival

LIVE show.  Hosts Zach and Greg from Straight Down the Middle.  Guests presenters.  Acceptance speeches.  Cash bar.  Streamed live on Twitch.  Don’t miss it.

The Categories


Best Theme – Based on THEME ONLY

Best Animations and Display

Best Lightshow

Best Toys and Gimmicks

Best Theme Integration

Best Music and Sound Effects

Best Callouts

Best Rules

Best Playfield Gameplay and Layout

Best Artwork

Game of the Year



Favorite Pinball Twitch Streamer

Favorite Pinball Podcast

Favorite Pinball YouTube Channel

Favorite Pinball Mod of 2018

Favorite Home Brew Pinball Machine

Rookie of the Year (new designers, artists, coders, players)

Favorite Pinball Website

Favorite Pinball Publication (book, magazine, article)

Favorite Pinball Location

Favorite Pinball Convention

Favorite Pinball Tournament/Competition

The Game Nominees

Alice Cooper’s Nightmare Castle (Spooky Pinball)

The Beatles (Stern Pinball/Ka-Pow Pinball)

Cosmic Cart Racing (Multimorphic)

Deadpool (Stern Pinball)

Houdini (American Pinball)

Iron Maiden (Stern Pinball)

Monster Bash Remake (Chicago Gaming Company)*

Pirates of the Caribbean (Jersey Jack Pinball)

Mafia (Team Pinball)

Primus (Stern Pinball Contract Game)*

Supreme (Stern Pinball Contract Game)

Thunderbirds (Homepin)

*eligible for certain categories

TWIPY Committee

We have developed a TWIPY Committee comprised of Lloyd Olsen, Steve Bowden, Colin MacAlpine, 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 a new online secure voting process, and helping review and validate results.

— LIVE AWARDS SHOW 3.23.19 —


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