Youngest Pinball World Champion Crowned Last Week

Underneath all the Star Wars news, we have a tournament result we failed to get to you. Escher Lefkoff, a 13-year-old kid from Colorado walked into the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association world championships last weekend and walked out the youngest champion in the history of the tournament.


Several different titles were set up so people could take turns in sections trying to get their highest score, which then got turned into a 0-100 score depending on how well they played. The production isn't that great and the commentators sound like they're calling professional golf, but if you know what you're looking for then you know this kid played his heart out to get the best score he could on a single ball. Make your way to 8:21:05 on the video below to see his final set on the '80s classic Skateball, and then watch his opponent see his hopes literally go down the gutter shortly after Lefkoff finishes. And now that the kid has a Division A championship and an age record he can hold up high, we hope to see the kid go one to beat even more adults at classic titles.

About Gavin Sheehan

Gavin is the current Games Editor for Bleeding Cool. He has been a lifelong geek who can chat with you about comics, television, video games, and even pro wrestling. He can also teach you how to play Star Trek chess, be your Mercy on Overwatch, recommend random cool music, and goes rogue in D&D. He also enjoys hundreds of other geeky things that can't be covered in a single paragraph. Follow @TheGavinSheehan on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Vero, for random pictures and musings.

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