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:


When the legendary Mark Tremonti expressed his desire to be part of an exciting new Stern pinball, there was no doubt in our minds—it had to be Venom! Dive into his journey and discover how he joined forces with the brilliant Brian Eddy and Dwight Sullivan to make it happen! Also join us on an exclusive tour with Brian as he shows an inside look at the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into creating our latest masterpiece, Venom! The perfect gift for the holidays.

Insider Connected:

The App is here!

Get ready to flip, tilt, and quest your way into December with Stern Pinball’s Quest-a-Palooza!

This December, we’re serving up excitement with not one, not two, but FIVE thrilling new quests that will challenge your pinball wizardry.

Are you up for the challenge? Join us in the quest for high scores, epic combos, and non-stop pinball action.

And if that wasn’t enough pinball…

The IFPA + Stern Army Foo Fighters Global Leaderboards are here!

Find the nearest Insider Connected Foo Fighters machine and test yourself on this special month-long Leaderboard from December 1st through the 31st.

Courtesy of the IFPA, the top (4) scores on the Verified Location Leaderboard will win prizes! The IFPA is also awarding prizes to (4) random players on the Global Leaderboard just for participating.

Log in with your Insider Connected account and play at home or on location to climb the ranks, follow the action, and see who’ll emerge victorious.

Foo Fighters Rock & Roll Hall of Fame:

Recognize anyone at this year’s Rock & Roll Hall of Fame ceremony?


Gameroom of the Month:

Congrats to Grover Greer for winning Gameroom of the Month!  Do you have a special home gameroom you want to share with the world?  Submit your incredible gameroom directly to for your chance to win an exclusive Stern Swag Pack!

Stern Army Updates:

The Stern Army continues to grow with troops spreading the gospel of pinball across the globe.

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

  • Sergeant First Class Brad Steinke of Minnesota (BlainBrook Bowl)
  • Sergeant First Class Bryan C of North Carolina (Boxcar Bar + Arcade)
  • Sergeant First Class Augustus Eustis of Massachusetts (Southern NH Pinball Club)
  • Sergeant First Class Barry Gluckstein of New York (Pocketeer Billiards & Sports Bar)
  • Sergeant First Class Bruce Nightingale of New York (Rochester Pinball Collective)
  • Sergeant First Class Mike Frasca of Maryland (Crabtowne)

Congratulations to the following Stern Army members on their promotion from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant:

  • Staff Sergeant Eric Zootie of North Carolina (Cape Fear Wine & Beer)
  • Staff Sergeant Jason Lynch of Australia (Empire Alternacade & Events)
  • Staff Sergeant Kevin Grillo of Georgia (My Parent’s Basement)

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

  • Specialist Gavin Drogemuller of Australia (The Park Coomera)
  • Specialist Joseph Fox of Delaware (Delaware Pinball Collective)
  • Specialist Dylan Snow of Oregon (Ground Kontrol Classic Arcade)
  • Specialist Rob Presley of Ohio (The Attic on Adams and Heavy Beer Co.)
  • Specialist Neil McRae of England (Flip Out London)
  • Specialist John Karalis of Wisconsin (NerdHaven Arcade)

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

  • Private First Class Dennis Vallone of New Jersey (Fun Stop Arcade)
  • Private First Class David Creager of West Virginia (Black Circle Bistro)

For more information and to join the Stern Army, please reach out to

Brewery of the Month:

Congrats to Pile O’ Bones Brewing Co. of Saskatchewan, Canada 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?  Submit your brewery pictures directly to for your chance to be featured as our next winner!

Pinball with Jim Jefferies:

Zach Sharpe joins comedian legend Jim Jefferies to talk all things pinball!

Stern Pro Circuit:

Congrats to all competitors at the final events of the 2023 Stern Pro Circuit season, City Champ, 24 Hour Final Battle at The Sanctum, OBX Flippers Arcade Fall Pinball Bash, and Free Play Florida.  In the end, Tim Hansen won City Champ,  Bowen Kerins survived the 24 Hour Final Battle at The Sanctum, Kaylee Campbell dominated OBX Flippers Arcade Fall Pinball Bash, and Eric Stone took down Free Play Florida!

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

Upcoming Stern Pro Circuit Events:

Stern Pro Circuit Event Date Tournament Details
The Open – IFPA World Championship 1/4-7

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  If you do encounter any bugs please feel free to provide information to  Get Connected and play!

Code updates and read me files are available at

Merch and Accessories:

Check out our Stern Shop for all accessories, collectibles, clothing and more!

Stern Pinball accessories are also available to purchase from your local authorized dealer –

Amusement Alley Pinball Feature:

Check out this in-depth feature article on how pinball is driving crowds to entertainment locations everywhere!

Desk Details w/ Jody Dankberg:

Each month, Licensing International profiles industry leaders and most recently featured Jody Dankberg, Senior Director of Licensing and New Business Development for Stern Pinball. Check out the article here!

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Stern Pinball, Inc. is a global lifestyle brand based on the iconic and outrageously fun modern American game of pinball. Headquartered minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport in the heart of North America, the company creates, designs, engineers, manufactures, markets, and distributes a full line of technologically advanced terrestrial and digital pinball games, parts, accessories, and merchandise. Stern Pinball serves digital, consumer, commercial, and corporate markets around the globe.