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PAPA Pinball Tournament Circuit

The purpose of the PAPA Circuit is to raise the awareness of competitive pinball by showcasing high-level tournaments and associated events. PAPA believes by supporting the highest caliber of events and helping share information between them, we will create a positive working environment wherein all events improve and newcomers will feel safe in spending the time and money necessary to attend. Where one succeeds, others can learn from those successes and improve.

Overview

Schedule:

Directors whose tournaments meet a list of established criteria, and who submit their tournaments for inclusion, will have their events added to the list of potential candidates. Each year, players will be permitted to vote on the events and help determine the overall schedule. The top twenty events, as determined by the votes, will be added to the PAPA Circuit schedule for the following year. Tournament directors who would like to be included on the PAPA Circuit schedule are encouraged to run good events and engage their players in a positive way.

Several PAPA Circuit events are also broadcast live on PAPAtv! Tune in for our next event!

Circuit Standings:

PAPA Circuit BeltEach Circuit event is worth the same number of points toward our annual PAPA Circuit Standings, and all players are eligible to compete. Each player’s ten best results during the Circuit season contribute to their final point total.

At the end of the PAPA Circuit season, the top forty ranked players will be invited to compete in the Circuit Final tournament the day before the PAPA World Championships.

The PAPA Circuit Final is an invitation-only, no-entry-fee-required event where all contestants who qualify win prize money. The Circuit Final is a unique competitive event that pits each season’s best performers against one another in a last-man-standing tournament format.

Players who place in the top 24 at any of the Circuit events will be awarded points toward the overall standings, as described below. Each player’s ten best results contribute points to their total for ranking purposes.

Rank Points
1st 100
2nd 75
3rd 60
4th 50
5th 45
6th 40
7th 35
8th 30
Rank Points
9th 28
10th 26
11th 24
12th 22
13th 20
14th 18
15th 16
16th 14
Rank Points
17th 12
18th 11
19th 10
20th 9
21st 8
22nd 7
23rd 6
24th 5

Circuit Final:

At the end of the PAPA Circuit season, the top forty ranked players are invited to compete in the Circuit Final. Twelve machines will be made available for the duration of the tournament.

In the first round, all players will be grouped by seed into ten groups of four players. Each group of four players will compete on four different machines, with the highest seeded player given the choice of choosing the game to be played or determining order of play. At the end of the four-game round, two players will advance out of each group into the second round, which will function similarly to the first.

At the start of the third round, the remaining ten players will be placed in a ladder-style bracket based on their original seeds. The bottom four players will compete in a single game, with the lowest scoring player being removed from the contest and replaced by the next highest seed. When only two players remain, they will compete in a best two-games-out-of-three series to determine the Circuit Champion and decide who takes home the PAPA Circuit Belt!

Schedule & Champions


TournamentDate WinnerLocation  
INDISC201701/15/16BanningCA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
MagFest201701/07/16WashingtonD.C.2016-17 PAPA Circuit
City Champ201612/18/16San FranciscoCA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
OBX Flippers Fall Tournament201611/18/16GrandyNC2016-17 PAPA Circuit
24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum201611/06/16San MeridenCT2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pittsburgh Pinball Open201610/02/16PittsburghPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Boras Pinball Open201610/02/16BorasSweden2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show201609/10/16ClevelandOH2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Buffalo Pinball Open201608/14/16BuffaloNY2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2016 – Division A201607/30/16PittsburghPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Bat City Open201606/26/16AustinTX2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinvasion III201606/12/16AtlantaGA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Lyons Spring Classic201605/29/16Zach SharpeLyonsCO2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Dutch Pinball Masters201605/22/16Robert SutterVeenendaalNetherlands2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown201605/22/16Keri WingOklahoma CityOK2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinball at the 'Zoo201604/23/16Evan BinghamKalamazooMI2016-17 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 19 World Championships – Division A201604/10/16Robert GagnoPittsburghPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
IFPA Pin-Masters201603/20/16Jim BelsitoLas VegasNV2016-17 PAPA Circuit
PAPA Circuit Final201604/06/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Louisville Arcade Expo201603/06/16Cryss StephensLouisvilleKY2015-16 PAPA Circuit
MagFest201602/21/16Levi NaymanWashingtonD.C.
2015-16 PAPA Circuit
INDISC201601/17/16Keith ElwinBanningCA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
City Champ201512/13/16Tim HansenSan FranciscoCA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Free-Play Florida201511/22/16Jason WerdrickOrlandoFL2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Pinball Expo201510/18/16Steve BowdenChicagoIL2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Northwest Pinball Championship201508/30/16Robert GagnoSeattleWA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2015 - Division A201508/02/16Zach SharpePittsburghPA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
California Extreme201507/19/16Jim BelsitoSanta ClaraCA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo201506/21/16Chris BaslerAtlantaGA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Northwest Pinball and Arcade Show201506/07/16Dave StewartTacomaWA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Pittsburgh Pinball Open201505/31/16David RielPittsburghPA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Lyons Spring Classic201505/24/16Donavan SteppLyonsCO2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown201504/26/16Chris BaslerOklahoma CityOK2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Pinbrawl201504/19/16Raymond DavidsonPortlandOR2015-16 PAPA Circuit
Michigan Pinball Expo201504/12/16Alex HarmonRochesterMI2015-16 PAPA Circuit
IFPA Pin-Masters201503/29/16Robert GagnoLas VegasNV2015-16 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 18 World Championships – Division A201503/15/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA2015-16 PAPA Circuit
2014-15 Circuit Top Qualifier201503/11/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA
2014-15 PAPA Circuit Final201503/11/16Jorian EngelbrektssonPittsburghPA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Louisville Arcade Expo201503/08/16Keith ElwinLouisvilleKY2014-15 PAPA Circuit
INDISC201501/25/16Karl DeAngeloSan DimasCA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Free-Play Florida201411/23/16Trent 08-ensteinOrlandoFL2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Pinball Expo201410/19/16Jorian EngelbrektssonWheelingIL2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Fraser Valley Flipout201409/28/16Dave StewartAbbotsfordBC, Canada2014-15 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 17 World Championships – Division A201408/17/16Cayle GeorgePittsburghPA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
California Extreme201407/13/16Bowen KerinsSanta ClaraCA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo201406/22/16Adam LefkoffAtlantaGA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
NW Pinball Championships201406/15/16Keith ElwinMarysvilleWA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Lyons Spring Classic201405/18/16Jorian EngelbrektssonLyonsCO2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Michigan Pinball Expo201404/06/16John FlittonRochesterMI2014-15 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2014 - Division A201403/30/16Jim BelsitoPittsburghPA2014-15 PAPA Circuit
2013-14 Circuit Top Qualifier201403/27/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA
2013-14 PAPA Circuit Final201403/27/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Louisville Arcade Expo201403/09/16Josh SharpeLouisvilleKY2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Fairfax Pinball Open201402/23/16Trent 08-ensteinFairfaxVA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
INDISC201401/19/16Keith ElwinSan DimasCA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Pinballz Austin201312/08/16Donavan SteppAustinTX2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Southern Pinball Festival201311/24/16Bowen KerinsOrlandoFL2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Pinball Expo201310/20/16Zach SharpeWheelingIL2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Cascadia Cup201309/23/16Keith ElwinPortlandOR2013-14 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 16 World Championships – Division A201308/11/16Bowen KerinsPittsburghPA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
California Extreme201307/14/16Jim BelsitoSanta ClaraCA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
NW Pinball Championships201306/23/16Zach SharpeMarysvilleWA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Lyons Spring Classic201305/12/16Zach SharpeLyonsCO2013-14 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2013 - Division A201304/14/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA2013-14 PAPA Circuit
2012-13 Circuit Top Qualifier201304/11/16Zach SharpePittsburghPA
2012-13 PAPA Circuit Final201304/11/16Daniele AcciariPittsburghPA2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Louisville Arcade Expo201303/10/16Andy RosaLouisvilleKY2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Rose City Showdown201302/24/16Zach SharpePortlandOR2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Pinferno201301/01/16Tim TournayNew YorkNY2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Southern Pinball Festival201211/18/16Steve BowdenOrlandoFL2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Pinball Expo201210/21/16Bowen KerinsWheelingIL2012-13 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 15 World Championships – Division A201208/12/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA2012-13 PAPA Circuit
California Extreme201207/29/16Keith ElwinSanta ClaraCA2012-13 PAPA Circuit
NW Pinball Championships201206/03/16Daniele AcciariMarysvilleWA2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Gameworks T.O.C.201205/06/16Zach SharpeSchaumburgIL2012-13 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2012 - Division A201204/01/16Adam BeckerPittsburghPA2012-13 PAPA Circuit

Standings

2016-17 Circuit Standings


# Name Points Pin-Masters PAPA 19 PATZ Cactus DPM Lyons Pinvasion Bat City Pinburgh Buffalo Cleveland BPO PPO Sanctum OBX City MagFest INDISC
1 Zach Sharpe 220 45 75 100
2 Jim Belsito 160 100 60
3 Bob Matthews 140 38 60 23 19
4 Adam McKinnie 131 16 75 40
5 Jason Werdrick 122 75 7 40
6 Lee Moscaritolo 120 21 9 75 15
7 Trent Augenstein 118 22 50 27 19
8 Keri Wing 115 100 15
9 Robert Byers 113 38 75
10 Joshua Henderson 111 11 100
11 Donavan Stepp 110 50 60
12 Ernö Rotter 100 100
Evan Bingham 100 100
Robert Gagno 100 100
Steven Bowden 100 100
16 Keith Elwin 98 60 38
17 Daniele Celestino Acciari 97 22 75
18 Fred Richardson 91 21 25 12 33
19 Adam Lefkoff 75 75
Mike Stewart Jr 75 75
21 Colin MacAlpine 71 21 50
22 Mark Meserve 66 21 45
23 Gene X Hwang 63 19 21 17 6
24 David Riel 60 60
Gregory Miles 60 60
Jason Magnuson 60 60
Michael Trepp 60 60
28 Andrei Massenkoff 56 26 30
29 Andy Rosa 51 25 26
30 Cayle George 50 38 12
Ivan Geentjens 50 50
Joe Geneau 50 50
Johnny Modica 50 50
Jon Replogle 50 50
Yancy Blaylock 50 50
36 Josh Sharpe 48 28 20
37 Jon Drew 46 38 8
38 Kevin Birrell 45 45
Nick Beach 45 45
Nick Zendejas 45 45
cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff
41 Dean Grover 43 43
Ryan Wanger 43 43
43 Will McKinney 42 16 9 17
44 Garrett Hays 39 6 33
45 Alex Harmon 38 38
Gary Broxterman 38 38
Jochen Ludwig 38 38
Joe Lemire 38 38
Jorian Engelbrektsson 38 38
Josh Noble 38 38
Roy Wils 38 38
Tommy Skinner 38 38
William Dutton 38 38
54 Robert Sutter 37 16 21
55 Aaron Metz 35 35
56 Eric Johnson 33 33
Mahesh Murthy 33 33
58 Chris Tabaka 30 30
Karl DeAngelo 30 30
Shannon Stafford 30 30
61 Phil Grimaldi 28 28
Raymond Davidson 28 28
63 Justin Campbell 27 27
64 Rob Cross 26 26
Sunshine Bon 26 26
66 Bowen Kerins 25 25
Escher Lefkoff 25 25
Kevin McCarthy 25 25
Kevin Ryan 25 25
Sanjay Shah 25 8 17
71 Blasé Licce 24 24
Brian Dols 24 24
Brian Dye 24 24
Sven Johnson 24 24
75 Derek Miazga 23 23
76 Louise Wagensonner 22 22
77 Albert Nomden 21 21
Archibald Lefevre 21 21
Art Dodd 21 21
Brian Kaiser 21 21
Craig Pullen 21 21
Grant Mortenson 21 21
Julio Vicario Soriano 21 21
Krisztián Szalai 21 21
Sylvain Grevin 21 21
Taco Wouters 21 21
87 Andrew Rosa II 19 19
Eric Wagensonner 19 19
Scott August 19 19
90 Chad Lower 18 12 6
91 Chris Compton 17 17
Derek Fugate 17 17
Levi Fels 17 17
Russell Linsky 17 17
Zach Smith 17 17
96 Dave Stewart 16 16
97 Evan Williams 15 15
Steve Dunham 15 15
99 Theresa Nessel 14 14
100 Alex Bayer 12 12
Brad Holliday 12 12
Jason Scheffelmaer 12 12
Phil Harmon 12 12
Sebastien Puertas 12 12
105 Chris Warren 11 11
Derek Thomson 11 11
John Kremmer 11 11
Marcus Hugosson 11 11
Mats Runsten 11 11
Mike Lonesky 11 11
111 Daniel Coyle 10 10
Jake Bondar 10 10
Josh Tidmore 10 10
Matt Peace 10 10
Matt Stacks 10 10
Paige Ilsley 10 10
Rodney Minch 10 10
Sarah Schudel 10 10
119 Adam Becker 9 9
Anna Wolk 9 9
Brian Pedersen 9 9
Karli Pigford 9 9
Mark Pearson 9 9
Mike Hirsh 9 9
Nathan Hart 9 9
Tim Hansen 9 9
Timothy Street 9 9
Zach McCarthy 9 9
129 Edwin Nijs 8 8
John van der Wulp 8 8
Jonathan Puckrin 8 8
Kevin Rodriguez 8 8
Martijn Van Aken 8 8
Nikolas Poklitar 8 8
Thomas Van Clapdorp 8 8
Tony Pierce 8 8
137 Adam Peacock 7 7
Craig Sengstock 7 7
Kevin Nickel 7 7
Pete Hendricks 7 7
Priyanka Kochhar 7 7
Salem Ayoob 7 7
Stanley Sowa Jr 7 7
144 Johan Genberg 6 6
Robert Hoggard 6 6
Tim Sexton 6 6
147 Jared August 5 5
Markus Stix 5 5
Scott Kutheis 5 5
150 Arjan Neet 1 1
Jasmijn de Jong 1 1
Johan Småros 1 1
Levente Tregova 1 1
Martijn Van Amsterdam 1 1
Olivier Renders 1 1
Paul Jongma 1 1
Tom Vis 1 1

IFPA Pin-Masters: March 20, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Jim Belsito 100
2 Jason Werdrick 75
3 Keith Elwin 60
4 Johnny Modica 50
5 Zach Sharpe 45
6 Bob Matthews 38
Joe Lemire 38
8 Karl DeAngelo 30
9 Josh Sharpe 28
10 Andrei Massenkoff 26
11 Brian Dye 24
12 Louise Wagensonner 22
13 Eric Wagensonner 19
Gene X Hwang 19
15 Will McKinney 16
16 Theresa Nessel 14
17 Jason Scheffelmaer 12
18 Derek Thomson 11
John Kremmer 11
20 Anna Wolk 9
21 Craig Sengstock 7
Kevin Nickel 7
Priyanka Kochhar 7
Salem Ayoob 7

PAPA 19 World Pinball Championships: April 10, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Robert Gagno 100
2 Zach Sharpe 75
3 Jim Belsito 60
4 Jon Replogle 50
5 Kevin Birrell 45
6 Cayle George 38
Keith Elwin 38
8 Andrei Massenkoff 30
9 Raymond Davidson 28
10 Andy Rosa 25
Bowen Kerins 25
12 Daniele Celestino Acciari 22
13 Josh Sharpe 20
14 Adam McKinnie 16
Dave Stewart 16
Robert Sutter 16
17 Joshua Henderson 11
Marcus Hugosson 11
Mats Runsten 11
20 Adam Becker 9
Tim Hansen 9
22 Jason Werdrick 7
23 Johan Genberg 6
24 Markus Stix 5

Pinball at the Zoo: April 23, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Evan Bingham 100
2 Mike Stewart Jr 75
3 Jason Magnuson 60
4 Yancy Blaylock 50
5 Nick Beach 45
6 Alex Harmon 38
Tommy Skinner 38
8 Chris Tabaka 30
9 Andy Rosa 26
Rob Cross 26
Sunshine Bon 26
12 Trent Augenstein 22
13 Andrew Rosa II 19
Scott August 19
15 Evan Williams 15
Steve Dunham 15
17 Phil Harmon 12
18 Matt Peace 10
Matt Stacks 10
Rodney Minch 10
Sarah Schudel 10
22 Adam Peacock 7
Stanley Sowa Jr 7
24 Jared August 5

Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown: May 22, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Keri Wing 100
2 Adam McKinnie 75
3 Bob Matthews 60
4 Donavan Stepp 50
5 Gary Broxterman 38
Jon Drew 38
Josh Noble 38
Robert Byers 38
9 Art Dodd 21
Brian Kaiser 21
Colin MacAlpine 21
Fred Richardson 21
Gene X Hwang 21
Grant Mortenson 21
Lee Moscaritolo 21
Mark Meserve 21
17 Chad Lower 12
18 Mike Lonesky 11
19 Jake Bondar 10
Paige Ilsley 10
21 Kevin Rodriguez 8
Sanjay Shah 8
23 Garrett Hays 6
Robert Hoggard 6

Dutch Pinball Masters: May 22, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Ernö Rotter 100
2 Daniele Celestino Acciari 75
3 Michael Trepp 60
4 Ivan Geentjens 50
5 Jochen Ludwig 38
Jorian Engelbrektsson 38
Roy Wils 38
William Dutton 38
9 Albert Nomden 21
Archibald Lefevre 21
Craig Pullen 21
Julio Vicario Soriano 21
Krisztián Szalai 21
Robert Sutter 21
Sylvain Grevin 21
Taco Wouters 21
17 Cayle George 12
Sebastien Puertas 12
19 Edwin Nijs 8
John van der Wulp 8
Martijn Van Aken 8
Thomas Van Clapdorp 8
23 Arjan Neet 1
Jasmijn de Jong 1
Johan Småros 1
Levente Tregova 1
Martijn Van Amsterdam 1
Olivier Renders 1
Paul Jongma 1
Tom Vis 1

Lyons Spring Classic: May 29, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Zach Sharpe 100
2 Adam Lefkoff 75
3 Donavan Stepp 60
4 Trent Augenstein 50
5 Dean Grover 43
Ryan Wanger 43
7 Eric Johnson 33
Mahesh Murthy 33
9 Escher Lefkoff 25
Fred Richardson 25
Kevin McCarthy 25
Kevin Ryan 25
13 Gene X Hwang 17
Levi Fels 17
Russell Linsky 17
Zach Smith 17
17 Brian Pedersen 9
Karli Pigford 9
Lee Moscaritolo 9
Mark Pearson 9
Mike Hirsh 9
Nathan Hart 9
Will McKinney 9
Zach McCarthy 9

Pinvasion III: June 12, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Steven Bowden 100
2 Lee Moscaritolo 75
3 David Riel 60
4 Joe Geneau 50
5 Nick Zendejas 45
6 Jason Werdrick 40
7 Aaron Metz 35
8 Shannon Stafford 30
9 Justin Campbell 27
Trent Augenstein 27
11 Bob Matthews 23
Derek Miazga 23
13 Chris Compton 17
Derek Fugate 17
Sanjay Shah 17
Will McKinney 17
17 Fred Richardson 12
18 Chris Warren 11
19 Daniel Coyle 10
20 Timothy Street 9
21 Tony Pierce 8
22 Pete Hendricks 7
23 Tim Sexton 6
24 Scott Kutheis 5

Bat City Open: June 26, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Joshua Henderson 100
2 Robert Byers 75
3 Gregory Miles 60
4 Colin MacAlpine 50
5 Mark Meserve 45
6 Adam McKinnie 40
7 Fred Richardson 33
Garrett Hays 33
9 Phil Grimaldi 28
10 Blasé Licce 24
Brian Dols 24
Sven Johnson 24
13 Bob Matthews 19
Trent Augenstein 19
15 Keri Wing 15
Lee Moscaritolo 15
17 Alex Bayer 12
Brad Holliday 12
19 Josh Tidmore 10
20 Jon Drew 8
Jonathan Puckrin 8
Nikolas Poklitar 8
23 Chad Lower 6
Gene X Hwang 6

Pinburgh Match Play Championship: July 30, 2016

Bufallo Pinball Summer Open: August 14, 2016

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show: September 10, 2016

Borås Pinball Open: October 2, 2016

Pittsburgh Pinball Open: October 2, 2016

24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum: November 6, 2016

OBX Flippers Fall Tournament: November 6, 2016

City Champ: December 18, 2016

MagFest: January 7, 2017

INDISC: January 15, 2017


Name Wins Points
Zach Sharpe 1 220
Jim Belsito 1 160
Bob Matthews 140
Adam McKinnie 131
Jason Werdrick 122
Lee Moscaritolo 120
Trent Augenstein 118
Keri Wing 1 115
Robert Byers 113
Joshua Henderson 1 111
Donavan Stepp 110
Ernö Rotter 1 100
Evan Bingham 1 100
Robert Gagno 1 100
Steven Bowden 1 100
Keith Elwin 98
Daniele Celestino Acciari 97
Fred Richardson 91
Adam Lefkoff 75
Mike Stewart Jr 75
Colin MacAlpine 71
Mark Meserve 66
Gene X Hwang 63
David Riel 60
Gregory Miles 60
Jason Magnuson 60
Michael Trepp 60
Andrei Massenkoff 56
Andy Rosa 51
Cayle George 50
Ivan Geentjens 50
Joe Geneau 50
Johnny Modica 50
Jon Replogle 50
Yancy Blaylock 50
Josh Sharpe 48
Jon Drew 46
Kevin Birrell 45
Nick Beach 45
Nick Zendejas 45

IFPA Pin-Masters: March 20, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Jim Belsito 100
2 Jason Werdrick 75
3 Keith Elwin 60
4 Johnny Modica 50
5 Zach Sharpe 45
6 Bob Matthews 38
Joe Lemire 38
8 Karl DeAngelo 30
9 Josh Sharpe 28
10 Andrei Massenkoff 26
11 Brian Dye 24
12 Louise Wagensonner 22
13 Eric Wagensonner 19
Gene X Hwang 19
15 Will McKinney 16
16 Theresa Nessel 14
17 Jason Scheffelmaer 12
18 Derek Thomson 11
John Kremmer 11
20 Anna Wolk 9
21 Craig Sengstock 7
Kevin Nickel 7
Priyanka Kochhar 7
Salem Ayoob 7

PAPA 19 World Pinball Championships: April 10, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Robert Gagno 100
2 Zach Sharpe 75
3 Jim Belsito 60
4 Jon Replogle 50
5 Kevin Birrell 45
6 Cayle George 38
Keith Elwin 38
8 Andrei Massenkoff 30
9 Raymond Davidson 28
10 Andy Rosa 25
Bowen Kerins 25
12 Daniele Celestino Acciari 22
13 Josh Sharpe 20
14 Adam McKinnie 16
Dave Stewart 16
Robert Sutter 16
17 Joshua Henderson 11
Marcus Hugosson 11
Mats Runsten 11
20 Adam Becker 9
Tim Hansen 9
22 Jason Werdrick 7
23 Johan Genberg 6
24 Markus Stix 5

Pinball at the Zoo: April 23, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Evan Bingham 100
2 Mike Stewart Jr 75
3 Jason Magnuson 60
4 Yancy Blaylock 50
5 Nick Beach 45
6 Alex Harmon 38
Tommy Skinner 38
8 Chris Tabaka 30
9 Andy Rosa 26
Rob Cross 26
Sunshine Bon 26
12 Trent Augenstein 22
13 Andrew Rosa II 19
Scott August 19
15 Evan Williams 15
Steve Dunham 15
17 Phil Harmon 12
18 Matt Peace 10
Matt Stacks 10
Rodney Minch 10
Sarah Schudel 10
22 Adam Peacock 7
Stanley Sowa Jr 7
24 Jared August 5

Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown: May 22, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Keri Wing 100
2 Adam McKinnie 75
3 Bob Matthews 60
4 Donavan Stepp 50
5 Gary Broxterman 38
Jon Drew 38
Josh Noble 38
Robert Byers 38
9 Art Dodd 21
Brian Kaiser 21
Colin MacAlpine 21
Fred Richardson 21
Gene X Hwang 21
Grant Mortenson 21
Lee Moscaritolo 21
Mark Meserve 21
17 Chad Lower 12
18 Mike Lonesky 11
19 Jake Bondar 10
Paige Ilsley 10
21 Kevin Rodriguez 8
Sanjay Shah 8
23 Garrett Hays 6
Robert Hoggard 6

Dutch Pinball Masters: May 22, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Ernö Rotter 100
2 Daniele Celestino Acciari 75
3 Michael Trepp 60
4 Ivan Geentjens 50
5 Jochen Ludwig 38
Jorian Engelbrektsson 38
Roy Wils 38
William Dutton 38
9 Albert Nomden 21
Archibald Lefevre 21
Craig Pullen 21
Julio Vicario Soriano 21
Krisztián Szalai 21
Robert Sutter 21
Sylvain Grevin 21
Taco Wouters 21
17 Cayle George 12
Sebastien Puertas 12
19 Edwin Nijs 8
John van der Wulp 8
Martijn Van Aken 8
Thomas Van Clapdorp 8
23 Arjan Neet 1
Jasmijn de Jong 1
Johan Småros 1
Levente Tregova 1
Martijn Van Amsterdam 1
Olivier Renders 1
Paul Jongma 1
Tom Vis 1

Lyons Spring Classic: May 29, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Zach Sharpe 100
2 Adam Lefkoff 75
3 Donavan Stepp 60
4 Trent Augenstein 50
5 Dean Grover 43
Ryan Wanger 43
7 Eric Johnson 33
Mahesh Murthy 33
9 Escher Lefkoff 25
Fred Richardson 25
Kevin McCarthy 25
Kevin Ryan 25
13 Gene X Hwang 17
Levi Fels 17
Russell Linsky 17
Zach Smith 17
17 Brian Pedersen 9
Karli Pigford 9
Lee Moscaritolo 9
Mark Pearson 9
Mike Hirsh 9
Nathan Hart 9
Will McKinney 9
Zach McCarthy 9

Pinvasion III: June 12, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Steven Bowden 100
2 Lee Moscaritolo 75
3 David Riel 60
4 Joe Geneau 50
5 Nick Zendejas 45
6 Jason Werdrick 40
7 Aaron Metz 35
8 Shannon Stafford 30
9 Justin Campbell 27
Trent Augenstein 27
11 Bob Matthews 23
Derek Miazga 23
13 Chris Compton 17
Derek Fugate 17
Sanjay Shah 17
Will McKinney 17
17 Fred Richardson 12
18 Chris Warren 11
19 Daniel Coyle 10
20 Timothy Street 9
21 Tony Pierce 8
22 Pete Hendricks 7
23 Tim Sexton 6
24 Scott Kutheis 5

Bat City Open: June 26, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Joshua Henderson 100
2 Robert Byers 75
3 Gregory Miles 60
4 Colin MacAlpine 50
5 Mark Meserve 45
6 Adam McKinnie 40
7 Fred Richardson 33
Garrett Hays 33
9 Phil Grimaldi 28
10 Blasé Licce 24
Brian Dols 24
Sven Johnson 24
13 Bob Matthews 19
Trent Augenstein 19
15 Keri Wing 15
Lee Moscaritolo 15
17 Alex Bayer 12
Brad Holliday 12
19 Josh Tidmore 10
20 Jon Drew 8
Jonathan Puckrin 8
Nikolas Poklitar 8
23 Chad Lower 6
Gene X Hwang 6

Pinburgh Match Play Championship: July 30, 2016

Bufallo Pinball Summer Open: August 14, 2016

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show: September 10, 2016

Borås Pinball Open: October 2, 2016

Pittsburgh Pinball Open: October 2, 2016

24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum: November 6, 2016

OBX Flippers Fall Tournament: November 6, 2016

City Champ: December 18, 2016

MagFest: January 7, 2017

INDISC: January 15, 2017


Rules


Tournament Circuit: Official Rules

I. Introduction

The Tournament Circuit is a series of pinball tournaments promoted by the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association. This document specifies the official operating rules and regulations of the Circuit. The Circuit coordinators are Mark Steinman, Doug Polka, and Kevin Martin.

There are no fees required in order to participate in the overall Circuit other than entry fees charged by the directors of individual events. There is no fee charged to qualified players participating in the Circuit Final.

II. Circuit Events

Players who place in the top 24 at any of the Circuit events will be awarded points for the Circuit standings, as described below.

III. Points and Rankings

Each Circuit event will produce results indicating its top 24 players. Points are then awarded to each player based on those results, as follows:

Rank Points
1st 100
2nd 75
3rd 60
4th 50
5th 45
6th 40
7th 35
8th 30
Rank Points
9th 28
10th 26
11th 24
12th 22
13th 20
14th 18
15th 16
16th 14
Rank Points
17th 12
18th 11
19th 10
20th 9
21st 8
22nd 7
23rd 6
24th 5

In the event of a tie, which may occur when an event does not clearly distinguish each of the top 24 positions, the points available to the tied players will be averaged, and any fractional point will be rounded up to the next whole point, for each tied player.

Only the best ten results of each player will be credited to his or her total for the Circuit standings.

Note that all Circuit events are worth exactly the same number of points. This point system is predetermined and not subject to changes during the Circuit season.

IV. Circuit Final

The Circuit Final event is operated as a PAPA event, and therefore the latest version of the PAPA World Pinball Championships rules apply, in terms of handling malfunctions, player behavior, official rulings, and all other guidelines. The Circuit coordinators are the designated tournament officials for the Circuit Final.

The Circuit Final will feature a group of pinball machines selected by officials. Machines outside this group may not be selected for play. Officials may make machine substitutions as they deem necessary.

1. Qualified Players

Final Circuit standings will be determined promptly after the last Circuit event. Any player in the top 40 of the rankings will be invited to the Circuit Final. The tiebreaker for the 40th position will be determined by whichever player has the highest finish in a Circuit event in that season. If a tie remains after a single event, the next highest finish will be considered. This process will proceed until the tie is broken, or a coin flip is required.

Qualified players will be notified promptly by Circuit coordinators. If a player cannot attend, their opening will be filled by the next highest seeded available player who has participated in the Circuit. Players who do not attend will not receive any prize from the Circuit Final.

2. Rounds One and Two

All players will be grouped by seed into ten groups of four players. Each group of four players will compete on four different machines, with the highest seeded player given the choice of choosing the game to be played or determining order of play. At the end of the four-game round, two players will advance out of each group into the second round, which will function similarly to the first.

Both of these rounds will function as if they were the final rounds of the PAPA World Championships, with the only differences being the number of four-player groups competing and the use of four games per round in the Circuit Final instead of the typical three used in the PAPA World Championships.

3. Ladder-Bracket

Round 3 consists of a series of four-player games. The first game is played by the four lowest-seeded players. The highest-seeded player has choice of machine or order of play. Choice proceeds through the remaining players in descending order of seeding.

The player who has the lowest score is eliminated from the Final, and receives the appropriate prize. The next lowest-seeded player, who has not yet played, is added to the group for the next game.

In each subsequent match, the highest-seeded player (who will be the player who just joined the group) has choice of machine or order of play. The next choice is given to the winner of the previous game, and choice proceeds in descending order of score on the previous game.

No player may choose the same machine more than once, but any player may choose a machine already played, including the most recent machine played. Officials may remove any machine from consideration at any time.

Players will compete until two players remain. At that point, a best-of-three match between the final two players will take place to determine the champion. The highest seeded player has the choice of machine or order of play for the first game. From that point forward, the loser of the previous game has the choice of machine or order of play.

4. Operational Details

Each player participating in the Circuit Final must provide a cellular phone number where they can be reached. Exact times for each round are not guaranteed. Any player who is missing when his or her round is set to begin will be allowed no more than 5 minutes to appear. Play will then continue, with balls being plunged for any missing player or players.

Collusion and deals are not acceptable in the Circuit Final.

5. Prizes

The Circuit Final features a guaranteed package of monetary prizes.

1st Place $2,500 and trophy
2nd Place $1000 and plaque
3rd Place $700 and plaque
4th Place $500 and plaque
5th Place $300 and plaque
6th Place $250 and plaque
7th Place $225 and plaque
8th Place $200 and plaque
9th Place $175 and plaque
10th Place $150 and plaque
11-20th Place $100 and plaque
21-40th Place $50
Total Prize Package: $8,000!

The winner of the Circuit Final will also receive the title “PAPA Circuit Player of the Year”.

Appropriate IRS regulations for tax reporting will be followed. In the event the winner is not a U.S. Citizen, we will provide the appropriate forms.

V. Criteria for Eligibility

1. Tournament must have already been held for a minimum of three years prior to applying (exceptions may be considered if a PAPA representative attends and takes a greater role in overseeing the event in the first year).

2. Must collect e-mail addresses of tournament players to be used in a survey that will gather opinions on your event. All information gathered from these surveys will be shared with the relevant tournament director in order to help improve the event in future years.

3. Tournament must have a running 3 year average of 40 players or greater in the highest division.

4. No age-restricted or private locations without a PAPA representatives approval. The tournament must not discriminate against anyone on the basis of gender, race, sexual orientation, or religion.

5. The location must have secondary offerings. A second or third competitive opportunity for each player outside of the main division, or an attached convention or festival is preferred.

6. Must use PAPA’s rules to determine stuck balls and malfunctions. Please note for 2015-16, PAPA and IFPA have coordinated and both handle these situations with an identical ruleset.

7. Must be willing to cross-promote all other events on the PAPA Circuit by hanging flyers and linking to the Circuit calendar on relevant websites and promotional posts.

8. Must have a workable scorekeeping calendar no closer than one week to the start of the event.

9. Must have enough technicians, parts, tools, and a game replacement plan available to deal with problems that arise on the tournament machines. At least one designated technician capable of handling minor problems must be available at all times in addition to the overall tournament director.

As a part of the PAPA Circuit, tournaments will receive the following:

1. Access to a PAPA representative who will answer questions on game choice, game setup, format, and any other issues where a collective knowledge gained from attending multiple high-level tournaments may prove useful.

2. Cross promotion with all other Circuit events. PAPA will coordinate the creation of promotional material, including Circuit calendars and individual event flyers, pay for their printing, and mail them to you prior to the event free of charge. This promotional material must be prominently displayed at the tournament location prior to and during the event.

3. A description of your event on the PAPA website and Circuit calendar.

4. Front page promotion on PAPA.org leading up to your event.

5. Promotion on PAPA broadcasts throughout the year, with increasing mentions as your event approaches. This includes an event-specific splash screen that will be shown on PAPAtv.

6. PAPA will create and manage a survey with you to help you gather more information about your attendees and your event.

7. Free 1/4 page promotion in the ReplayFX Arcade & Gaming Festival program.

VI. Circuit Notes

One common misconception in early years of the Circuit is that PAPA representatives would run all of the events on the calendar. While this has happened under certain circumstances, it is by no means the standard and should not be the expectation. PAPA will not “take over” events or force them to conform to PAPA’s own formats. PAPA also has no desire to supersede the authority of local tournament directors. Our purpose is to provide guidance and advice on relevant topics, occasionally provide equipment upon special request, and to help promote.

Tournament directors are free to use their discretion as to what formats or strategies will best grow pinball in their areas, and ultimately whether an event succeeds or fails will be based upon their decisions, not PAPA’s involvement. PAPA believes that local tournament directors know their players, people, games, and locations better than we ever could, and so we respect each director’s ability to weigh any concerns and make decisions that best suit the event in question.

Please note that whether an event is accepted onto the PAPA Circuit has no bearing on whether it will be broadcast on PAPAtv. The PAPAtv Broadcast calendar is run independently of the Circuit, has its own separate requirements and its own expectations as to what makes a positive broadcast. If you are interested in becoming a PAPAtv broadcast, you must contact Mark Steinman directly via the contact page on PAPA.org to discuss those separate requirements.