Zoe Vrabel - Worlds First Women's Pinball Champion

As announced on the IFPA page HERE, Zoe Vrabel has survived a tough head to head elimination bracket to win the 2016 Women's Pinball Championship tournament held in the USA.

 Zoe Vrabel with the spoils from the inaugural championship

Zoe Vrabel with the spoils from the inaugural championship

The first of it's kind, the Women's Pinball Championship had 16 competitors - chosen by world ranking - playing a best of 7 games format and single elimination head to head bracket. Portland's Zoe played a total of 27 games in order to progress through the brackets and finally take the win from Sunshine Bon, also from the USA.

 Danielle Peck, 3rd place in the System 11 World Championships

Danielle Peck, 3rd place in the System 11 World Championships

As one of only 3 international competitors in the bracket, New Zealand's own Danielle Peck (NZ Rank 2nd) was unfortunately knocked out in the first round by USA's Echa Schneider. In a marathon 3 hour round, Danni and Echa were 2-2 in some very close games, until Danni had 3 house balls on Volley to give Echa an easy 3-2, and then Echa again taking the game on Batman and win the round 4-2.

Danni's record speaks for itself, with her most recent highlight being the 3rd placing at the World System 11 Pinball Championships held just this month, with 74 players competing.

Congratulations go to Zoe Vrabel and all the competitors of this prestigious - and now annual - event.