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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 20 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 BeltCompetitive pinball players will participate in a circuit of 20 tournaments, with each player’s 10 best results during the Circuit season contributing to their final qualifying point total. At the end of the PAPA Circuit season, the top 40 ranked players will be invited to compete in a Circuit Final tournament.

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 40 at any of the Circuit events will be awarded points toward the overall standings, as described below. Each player’s 10 best results contribute points to their total for qualifying purposes.

PAPACircuitScoring   
Major Circuit Event
RankPointsRankPointsRankPoints
1st15011th5221st27
2nd12012th4922nd25
3rd10013th4623rd23
4th8014th4324th21
5th7515th4025th-40th20 Then Decrease by 1
6th7016th37
7th6517th35
8th6018th33
9th5819th31
10th5520th29
Circuit Event
RankPointsRankPointsRankPoints
1st10011th2421st8
2nd7512th2222nd7
3rd6013th2023rd6
4th5014th1824th5
5th4515th1625th-32nd4
6th4016th1433rd-40th3
7th3517th12
8th3018th11
9th2819th10
10th2620th9

Circuit Final:

At the end of the PAPA Circuit season, the top 40 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 10 groups of 4 players. Each group of 4 players will compete on 4 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 4-game round, 2 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 10 players will be placed in a ladder-style bracket based on their original seeds. The bottom 4 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 2 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

*Asterisk Denotes a Circuit Major

TournamentDate WinnerLocation  
*INDISC201801/14/18BanningCA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
MagFest201801/07/18National HarborMD2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*City Champ201712/17/17San FranciscoCA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*OBX Flippers Fall Tournament201711/19/17GrandyNC2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum201711/05/17MeridenCT2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*Pittsburgh Pinball Open201710/01/17PittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Vancouver Flipout201709/24/17VancouverCanada2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show201709/10/17ClevelandOH2017-18 PAPA Circuit
NW Pinball Championships201708/27/17BellevueWA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*Buffalo Pinball Summer Open201708/20/17BuffaloNY2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*Pinburgh 2017201707/29/17PittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Bat City Open201706/25/17AustinTX2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Pinball Showdown201706/11/17Donavan SteppLone TreeCO2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Pinvasion IV201706/11/17Eric StoneAtlantaGA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown201704/30/17Trent AugensteinOklahoma CityOK2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Pinball at the 'Zoo201704/22/17Aaron GrabowskiKalamazooMI2017-18 PAPA Circuit
*PAPA 20 World Championships - Division A201704/09/17Escher LefkoffPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Division B201704/09/17Jordan TredawayPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Division C201704/09/17Bayless RutherfordPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Division D201704/09/17Blake WoodPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Classics I201704/09/17Zach SharpePittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Classics II201704/09/17Greg DeFeoPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Classics III201704/09/17David RielPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Seniors201704/09/17Adam LefkoffPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 20 World Championships - Womens201704/09/17Julie DorssersPittsburghPA2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Texas Pinball Festival201703/26/17Garrett HaysFriscoTX2017-18 PAPA Circuit
IFPA Pin-Masters201703/19/17Eric StoneMesquiteTX2017-18 PAPA Circuit
Louisville Arcade Expo201703/05/17Trent AugensteinLouisvilleKY2017-18 PAPA Circuit
INDISC201701/15/17Karl DeAngeloBanningCA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
MagFest201701/07/17Andrew PancoastWashingtonD.C.2016-17 PAPA Circuit
City Champ201612/18/16Raymond DavidsonSan FranciscoCA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
OBX Flippers Fall Tournament201611/18/16Tim SextonGrandyNC2016-17 PAPA Circuit
24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum201611/06/16Bowen KerinsSan MeridenCT2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pittsburgh Pinball Open201610/02/16Steve BowdenPittsburghPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Boras Pinball Open201610/02/16Jorian EngelbrektssonBorasSweden2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show201609/10/16David RielClevelandOH2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Buffalo Pinball Open201608/14/16Trent AugensteinBuffaloNY2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2016 – Division A201607/30/16Keith ElwinPittsburghPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Bat City Open201606/26/16Joshua HendersonAustinTX2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinvasion III201606/12/16Steve BowdenAtlantaGA2016-17 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

2017-18 Circuit Standings


# Name Points Louisville Pin-Masters Texas PAPA 20 PATZ Cactus Showdown Pinvasion Bat City Pinburgh Buffalo NW Cleveland Vancouver PPO Sanctum OBX City MagFest INDISC
1 Trent Augenstein 586 100 40 24 80 30 100 60 100 52
2 Colin MacAlpine 320 50 60 60 150
3 Eric Stone 309 100 31 100 43 35
4 Andy Rosa 230 75 52 60 43
5 Donavan Stepp 218 75 100 43
6 Josh Sharpe 213 20 73 120
Zach Sharpe 213 21 75 65 52
8 Escher Lefkoff 184 150 22 12
9 Cayle George 180 100 80
10 Garrett Hays 179 4 100 75
11 Keith Elwin 157 57 100
12 Adam McKinnie 138 9 45 16 68
13 Joshua Henderson 133 60 73
14 Phil Grimaldi 131 35 21 75
15 Ed Zeltmann 121 38 8 75
16 Bowen Kerins 120 120
17 Timothy Street 119 9 50 60
18 Brian ONeill 117 45 25 35 12
Chris Basler 117 9 16 17 75
20 Adam Becker 113 60 25 28
21 Jason Werdrick 111 21 40 40 10
22 Aaron Grabowski 100 100
Robin Lassonde 100 10 17 43 30
24 Jon Replogle 95 38 57
25 Andrew Rosa II 87 50 13 24
26 Dave Stewart 81 6 75
27 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 79 21 58
Robert Byers 79 27 9 43
29 Adam Lefkoff 78 35 43
Chris Warren 78 60 18
31 Brian Shepherd 76 38 24 14
32 Jason Magnuson 75 75
33 Raymond Davidson 74 31 43
34 Andrei Massenkoff 71 49 22
35 Bob Matthews 68 3 20 45
Luke Nahorniak 68 68
37 Helena Walter Higgins 67 4 3 60
Jim Belsito 67 50 17
39 Jeff Teolis 66 50 16
40 Fred Richardson 65 22 8 35
cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff
41 Evan Bingham 61 21 40
42 Jorian Engelbrektsson 60 60
43 Art Dodd 59 50 9
Steve Zahler 59 45 14
45 Adam Peacock 58 30 28
Kevin Birrell 58 12 46
Mark Meserve 58 1 4 3 50
Sunshine Bon 58 3 4 10 3 28 10
49 Dominic Kacich 56 21 35
50 Levi Nayman 54 26 28
51 Zac Wollons 52 52
52 Grant Mortenson 50 22 28
Kevin Ryan 50 50
Steven Bowden 50 38 12
55 Sanjay Shah 49 9 40
56 Preston Moncla 45 45
57 Karl DeAngelo 44 16 28
58 Alex Harmon 43 21 22
59 Ben Clement 41 30 11
60 Greg DeFeo 40 40
Kevin Stone 40 40
Robert Gagno 40 40
63 Tommy Skinner 38 3 35
64 Cryss Stephens 37 9 28
Jason Scheffelmaer 37 37
66 Germain Mariolle 36 18 18
67 David Peck 35 35
Jeff Rank 35 35
69 Josh Noble 34 9 25
70 Derek Miazga 33 14 19
Matt Schwab 33 33
Sean Grant 33 10 23
73 Al Thomka 32 16 16
74 Chris Compton 31 9 22
Gene X Hwang 31 21 10
Michael Trepp 31 31
77 Cory Moren 30 3 27
Josh Tidmore 30 4 26
Kevin McCarthy 30 30
Lewis Bevans 30 30
Wil Biddle 30 30
82 David Riel 29 21 8
83 Greg Galanter 28 28
84 Daniele Celestino Acciari 27 27
Dean Grover 27 27
Will McKinney 27 27
87 Jared Garvey 26 26
Matthew Stacks 26 26
Scott Mount 26 26
Sven Johnson 26 26
91 Sebastian Bobbio 25 3 22
92 Steve Bowden 24 24
93 Jerry Bernard 22 22
Matt Brundage 22 22
Nathan Haas 22 22
Yoshihiro Fujisawa 22 22
97 Mahesh Murthy 21 21
Robert Sutter 21 21
99 Chris Tabaka 20 20
Dan Coyle 20 20
Nikolas Poklitar 20 20
Ryan Wanger 20 8 12
103 Derek Thomson 19 12 7
Jack Tadman 19 19
John Delzoppo 19 19
106 Brad Holliday 18 18
Brandon Whittle 18 18
Carey Fishman 18 18
Keri Wing 18 4 14
Mike Lonesky 18 8 10
Nathan Hart 18 18
Rodney Minch 18 18
113 Marcus Trevino 17 3 4 10
Robert Hooton 17 4 3 3 3 4
115 Brian Dye 16 16
Luke Baxter 16 16
Tom Vandenberg 16 16
Zach Palmer 16 16
119 Derek Fugate 15 8 7
Eric Wagensonner 15 4 11
Gabe Da Silveira 15 15
Walt Wood 15 15
Zach Smith 15 15
124 David Smith CAN 14 14
Dustin Frigy 14 14
Howard Levine 14 14
Jody Reilhan 14 14
Lee Moscaritolo 14 3 11
Snow Galvin 14 3 4 7
130 Bill Lembesis 12 12
Eric Destasio 12 12
Eric German 12 12
Jon Drew 12 12
Kevin Rodriguez 12 4 4 4
Lyman Sheats 12 12
Ray Smith 12 12
137 Adam Higgins 11 4 7
Ray Ford 11 7 4
Rob Cross 11 11
Shane Yozzo 11 11
Tim Sexton 11 11
142 Alberto Santana 10 10
Allison ONeill 10 6 4
Bill Reeves 10 10
Lynn Lyons 10 10
Zach McCarthy 10 10
147 Darren Kamnitzer 9 9
David Oliver 9 9
David Taylor 9 4 5
Frederick Richardson 9 9
Gavin Miller 9 9
Jared August 9 9
153 Brett Emerson 8 8
David Barber 8 8
Ian Harrower 8 8
Sean Stewart 8 8
Tony Pierce 8 8
158 Dave Andersen CO 7 4 3
Eric Ramey 7 7
Jon Stewart 7 3 4
Jonathon Coe 7 7
Luke Sheahan 7 7
Mitchell Wahl 7 4 3
Pete Hendricks 7 3 4
Phil Harmon 7 3 4
Scott Kutheis 7 3 4
Tim Hansen 7 7
Will Krusa 7 3 4
Zachary Frey 7 7
170 Brian Pedersen 6 6
Chad Lower 6 6
David Daluga 6 6
David Paz 6 6
Greg Poverelli 6 6
Joe Geneau 6 6
Robert Montanez 6 6
Ron Hallett Jr. 6 6
178 Dan Stephney 5 5
Jason Newman 5 5
Jeff Rivera 5 5
Mike Stewart Jr 5 5
182 Aaron Williams 4 4
Adam Kiesler 4 4
Austin Ilsley 4 4
Ben Granger 4 4
Blasé Licce 4 4
Brad Smith 4 4
Bryan Broyles 4 4
Casey Intoekofer 4 4
Chase Hart 4 4
Chris Geist 4 4
Danielle Peck 4 4
David Baum 4 4
David Kyle 4 4
Drew Donohue 4 4
Eric Fisher 4 4
Evan Williams 4 4
Frank Williamson 4 4
Jason Kramer 4 4
Jason Thomas 4 4
Jason Zahler 4 4
Jesse Ryan 4 4
Joe Kennedy 4 4
Jordan Bebout 4 4
Josh Dosson 4 4
Ken Kemp 4 4
Lou Nemphos 4 4
Matt Nelson 4 4
Matt Peace 4 4
Mike Cooley 4 4
Mike Gin 4 4
Nick Taseris 4 4
PLUNGR! 4 4
Paul Preston 4 4
Ray Bourgeois 4 4
Ron Richards 4 4
Scott August 4 4
Scott Smith 4 4
Sean Egan 4 4
Sean Pitzer 4 4
Steve Dunham 4 4
Steve Rolsing 4 4
Tim Kerro 4 4
224 Adam Lundgren 3 3
Al Neumann 3 3
Anthony Dickson 3 3
Bob Caldwell 3 3
Brian Kaiser 3 3
Chad Hyatt 3 3
Chris Chinn 3 3
Cory Westfahl 3 3
Craig Squires 3 3
Dave Lancaster 3 3
Dean St. Onge 3 3
Garth Dunklin 3 3
Jason Mawson 3 3
Jesse Baker 3 3
Jessica Shepherd 3 3
Jim Droski 3 3
John Schlarb 3 3
Johnathan Williams 3 3
Joseph Nebus 3 3
Kyle Culver 3 3
Levi Fels 3 3
Louis Marx 3 3
Marc Fleury 3 3
Mark Gunter 3 3
Mark TerVeen 3 3
Mark White 3 3
Matt Monden 3 3
Matt Wall 3 3
Michael Hew 3 3
Michael Passananti 3 3
Phil Mowers 3 3
Rachel Morris 3 3
Randy Doyle 3 3
Russell Dare 3 3
Terrance Wareham 3 3
Tim Zollner 3 3
Todd Seaver 3 3
Wayne Saeger 3 3
Zach Burnside 3 3
263 Jeff Parsons 1 1
Louise Wagensonner 1 1
Rusty Nunnelee 1 1

Louisville Arcade Expo: March 5, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Andy Rosa 75
3 Chris Warren 60
4 Andrew Rosa II 50
5 Brian Shepherd 38
Ed Zeltmann 38
Jon Replogle 38
Steven Bowden 38
9 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 21
Alex Harmon 21
David Riel 21
Dominic Kacich 21
Evan Bingham 21
Jason Werdrick 21
Mahesh Murthy 21
Zach Sharpe 21
17 Adam McKinnie 9
Chris Basler 9
Chris Compton 9
Cryss Stephens 9
Darren Kamnitzer 9
Josh Noble 9
Sanjay Shah 9
Timothy Street 9
25 Austin Ilsley 4
Ben Granger 4
Brad Smith 4
Bryan Broyles 4
David Taylor 4
Drew Donohue 4
Steve Rolsing 4
Tim Kerro 4
33 Jason Mawson 3
Jesse Baker 3
Lee Moscaritolo 3
Pete Hendricks 3
Phil Harmon 3
Scott Kutheis 3
Sunshine Bon 3
Will Krusa 3

IFPA Pin-Masters: March 19, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Eric Stone 100
2 Zach Sharpe 75
3 Adam Becker 60
4 Jim Belsito 50
5 Steve Zahler 45
6 Trent Augenstein 40
7 David Peck 35
8 Adam Peacock 30
9 Cryss Stephens 28
10 Levi Nayman 26
11 Brian Shepherd 24
12 Fred Richardson 22
13 Josh Sharpe 20
14 Germain Mariolle 18
15 Chris Basler 16
16 Jody Reilhan 14
17 Derek Thomson 12
Kevin Birrell 12
19 Robin Lassonde 10
Sean Grant 10
21 Sean Stewart 8
22 Tim Hansen 7
23 David Daluga 6
24 Dan Stephney 5
25 Adam Higgins 4
Adam Kiesler 4
Eric Wagensonner 4
Garrett Hays 4
Helena Walter Higgins 4
Jason Zahler 4
Ken Kemp 4
Keri Wing 4
Robert Hooton 4
Sunshine Bon 4
35 Chris Chinn 3
Jon Stewart 3
Marcus Trevino 3
Mark TerVeen 3
Tommy Skinner 3
40 Jeff Parsons 1
Louise Wagensonner 1
Mark Meserve 1
Rusty Nunnelee 1

Texas Pinball Festival: March 26, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Garrett Hays 100
2 Donavan Stepp 75
3 Joshua Henderson 60
4 Colin MacAlpine 50
5 Preston Moncla 45
6 Kevin Stone 40
7 Phil Grimaldi 35
8 Ben Clement 30
9 Robert Byers 27
Will McKinney 27
11 Trent Augenstein 24
12 Grant Mortenson 22
13 Brad Holliday 18
Brandon Whittle 18
Carey Fishman 18
16 David Smith CAN 14
17 Eric Destasio 12
18 Eric Wagensonner 11
19 Lynn Lyons 10
20 Gavin Miller 9
21 Mike Lonesky 8
22 Ray Ford 7
23 David Paz 6
Ron Hallett Jr. 6
25 Danielle Peck 4
Dave Andersen CO 4
Eric Fisher 4
Josh Tidmore 4
Kevin Rodriguez 4
Lou Nemphos 4
Mark Meserve 4
Nick Taseris 4
33 Bob Caldwell 3
Bob Matthews 3
Cory Moren 3
Helena Walter Higgins 3
Levi Fels 3
Michael Hew 3
Randy Doyle 3
Wayne Saeger 3

MAJOR – PAPA 20 World Pinball Championships: April 9, 2017 – MAJOR
Rank Name Points
1 Escher Lefkoff 150
2 Bowen Kerins 120
3 Cayle George 100
4 Trent Augenstein 80
5 Josh Sharpe 73
Joshua Henderson 73
7 Zach Sharpe 65
8 Jorian Engelbrektsson 60
9 Jon Replogle 57
Keith Elwin 57
11 Andy Rosa 52
12 Andrei Massenkoff 49
13 Kevin Birrell 46
14 Greg DeFeo 40
Jason Werdrick 40
Robert Gagno 40
17 Adam Lefkoff 35
18 Eric Stone 31
Michael Trepp 31
Raymond Davidson 31
21 Daniele Celestino Acciari 27
22 Adam Becker 25
23 Sean Grant 23
24 Robert Sutter 21
25 Bob Matthews 20
26 John Delzoppo 19
27 Germain Mariolle 18
28 Al Thomka 16
Brian Dye 16
Karl DeAngelo 16
31 Brian Shepherd 14
32 Andrew Rosa II 13
33 Steven Bowden 12
34 Tim Sexton 11
35 Alberto Santana 10
36 David Riel 8
Ed Zeltmann 8
Fred Richardson 8
39 Dave Stewart 6
Greg Poverelli 6

Pinball at the Zoo: April 22, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Aaron Grabowski 100
2 Jason Magnuson 75
3 Andy Rosa 60
4 Jeff Teolis 50
5 Brian ONeill 45
6 Evan Bingham 40
7 Tommy Skinner 35
8 Trent Augenstein 30
9 Adam Peacock 28
10 Matthew Stacks 26
11 Andrew Rosa II 24
12 Alex Harmon 22
13 Chris Tabaka 20
14 Rodney Minch 18
15 Tom Vandenberg 16
16 Dustin Frigy 14
17 Bill Lembesis 12
18 Rob Cross 11
19 Sunshine Bon 10
20 Jared August 9
21 Derek Fugate 8
22 Jonathon Coe 7
23 Allison ONeill 6
24 Mike Stewart Jr 5
25 Evan Williams 4
Jason Kramer 4
Josh Dosson 4
Matt Peace 4
Phil Harmon 4
Scott August 4
Sean Pitzer 4
Steve Dunham 4
33 Dave Lancaster 3
Jim Droski 3
Joseph Nebus 3
Matt Monden 3
Phil Mowers 3
Robert Hooton 3
Terrance Wareham 3
Todd Seaver 3

Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown: April 30, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Garrett Hays 75
3 Colin MacAlpine 60
4 Art Dodd 50
5 Adam McKinnie 45
6 Jason Werdrick 40
7 Fred Richardson 35
8 Wil Biddle 30
9 Grant Mortenson 28
10 Brian ONeill 25
Josh Noble 25
12 Gene X Hwang 21
Phil Grimaldi 21
14 Chris Basler 17
Robin Lassonde 17
16 Keri Wing 14
17 Eric German 12
18 Shane Yozzo 11
19 Mike Lonesky 10
20 Robert Byers 9
21 Brett Emerson 8
Ryan Wanger 8
23 Chad Lower 6
Robert Montanez 6
25 Chris Geist 4
Jon Stewart 4
Kevin Rodriguez 4
Marcus Trevino 4
Matt Nelson 4
Mitchell Wahl 4
Ray Bourgeois 4
Sean Egan 4
33 Brian Kaiser 3
Dave Andersen CO 3
Dean St. Onge 3
Kyle Culver 3
Mark Meserve 3
Robert Hooton 3
Snow Galvin 3
Sunshine Bon 3

Pinball Showdown: June 11, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Donavan Stepp 100
2 Ed Zeltmann 75
3 Helena Walter Higgins 60
4 Kevin Ryan 50
5 Adam Lefkoff 43
Robin Lassonde 43
7 Jeff Rank 35
8 Kevin McCarthy 30
9 Cory Moren 27
Dean Grover 27
11 Escher Lefkoff 22
Matt Brundage 22
Nathan Haas 22
14 Nathan Hart 18
15 Walt Wood 15
Zach Smith 15
17 Ryan Wanger 12
18 Bill Reeves 10
Gene X Hwang 10
Zach McCarthy 10
21 David Barber 8
22 Adam Higgins 7
23 Brian Pedersen 6
24 Jeff Rivera 5
25 Casey Intoekofer 4
Chase Hart 4
Jason Thomas 4
Jesse Ryan 4
Joe Kennedy 4
Jordan Bebout 4
Mike Cooley 4
Mike Gin 4
Snow Galvin 4
34 Adam Lundgren 3
Mark White 3
Michael Passananti 3
Robert Hooton 3
Russell Dare 3
Tim Zollner 3
Zach Burnside 3

Pinvasion IV: June 11, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Eric Stone 100
2 Chris Basler 75
3 Trent Augenstein 60
4 Timothy Street 50
5 Bob Matthews 45
6 Sanjay Shah 40
7 Dominic Kacich 35
8 Lewis Bevans 30
9 Sunshine Bon 28
10 Scott Mount 26
11 Steve Bowden 24
12 Chris Compton 22
13 Dan Coyle 20
14 Chris Warren 18
15 Adam McKinnie 16
16 Derek Miazga 14
17 Ray Smith 12
18 Lee Moscaritolo 11
19 Jason Werdrick 10
20 Frederick Richardson 9
21 Tony Pierce 8
22 Derek Fugate 7
23 Joe Geneau 6
24 David Taylor 5
25 Aaron Williams 4
David Baum 4
David Kyle 4
Frank Williamson 4
Pete Hendricks 4
Scott Kutheis 4
Scott Smith 4
Will Krusa 4
33 Al Neumann 3
Anthony Dickson 3
Chad Hyatt 3
Garth Dunklin 3
John Schlarb 3
Johnathan Williams 3
Marc Fleury 3
Sebastian Bobbio 3

Bat City Open: June 25, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Phil Grimaldi 75
3 Colin MacAlpine 60
4 Mark Meserve 50
5 Eric Stone 43
Robert Byers 43
7 Brian ONeill 35
8 Robin Lassonde 30
9 Jared Garvey 26
Josh Tidmore 26
Sven Johnson 26
12 Yoshihiro Fujisawa 22
13 Nikolas Poklitar 20
14 Jeff Teolis 16
Luke Baxter 16
Zach Palmer 16
17 Jon Drew 12
18 Ben Clement 11
19 Marcus Trevino 10
Sunshine Bon 10
21 Ian Harrower 8
22 Luke Sheahan 7
Snow Galvin 7
24 Jason Newman 5
25 Allison ONeill 4
Blasé Licce 4
Kevin Rodriguez 4
PLUNGR! 4
Paul Preston 4
Ray Ford 4
Robert Hooton 4
Ron Richards 4
33 Cory Westfahl 3
Craig Squires 3
Jessica Shepherd 3
Louis Marx 3
Mark Gunter 3
Matt Wall 3
Mitchell Wahl 3
Rachel Morris 3

MAJOR – Pinburgh Match Play Championship: July 29, 2017 – MAJOR
Rank Name Points
1 Colin MacAlpine 150
2 Josh Sharpe 120
3 Keith Elwin 100
4 Cayle George 80
5 Dave Stewart 75
6 Adam McKinnie 68
Luke Nahorniak 68
8 Timothy Street 60
9 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 58
10 Trent Augenstein 52
Zac Wollons 52
Zach Sharpe 52
13 Andy Rosa 43
Donavan Stepp 43
Raymond Davidson 43
16 Jason Scheffelmaer 37
17 Eric Stone 35
18 Matt Schwab 33
19 Adam Becker 28
Greg Galanter 28
Karl DeAngelo 28
Levi Nayman 28
23 Andrei Massenkoff 22
Jerry Bernard 22
Sebastian Bobbio 22
26 Derek Miazga 19
Jack Tadman 19
28 Jim Belsito 17
29 Al Thomka 16
30 Gabe Da Silveira 15
31 Howard Levine 14
Steve Zahler 14
33 Brian ONeill 12
Escher Lefkoff 12
Lyman Sheats 12
36 Art Dodd 9
David Oliver 9
38 Derek Thomson 7
Eric Ramey 7
Zachary Frey 7

Bufallo Pinball Summer Open: August 20, 2017

NW Pinball Championships: August 27, 2017

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show: September 10, 2017

Vancouver Flipout: September 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Pinball Open: October 1, 2017

24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum: November 5, 2017

OBX Flippers Fall Tournament: November 19, 2017

City Champ: December 17, 2017

MagFest: January 7, 2018

INDISC: January 14, 2018


Name Wins Points
Trent Augenstein 3 586
Colin MacAlpine 1 320
Eric Stone 2 309
Andy Rosa 230
Donavan Stepp 1 218
Josh Sharpe 213
Zach Sharpe 213
Escher Lefkoff 1 184
Cayle George 180
Garrett Hays 1 179
Keith Elwin 157
Adam McKinnie 138
Joshua Henderson 133
Phil Grimaldi 131
Ed Zeltmann 121
Bowen Kerins 120
Timothy Street 119
Brian ONeill 117
Chris Basler 117
Adam Becker 113
Jason Werdrick 111
Aaron Grabowski 1 100
Robin Lassonde 100
Jon Replogle 95
Andrew Rosa II 87
Dave Stewart 81
Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 79
Robert Byers 79
Adam Lefkoff 78
Chris Warren 78
Brian Shepherd 76
Jason Magnuson 75
Raymond Davidson 74
Andrei Massenkoff 71
Bob Matthews 68
Luke Nahorniak 68
Helena Walter Higgins 67
Jim Belsito 67
Jeff Teolis 66
Fred Richardson 65

Louisville Arcade Expo: March 5, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Andy Rosa 75
3 Chris Warren 60
4 Andrew Rosa II 50
5 Brian Shepherd 38
Ed Zeltmann 38
Jon Replogle 38
Steven Bowden 38
9 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 21
Alex Harmon 21
David Riel 21
Dominic Kacich 21
Evan Bingham 21
Jason Werdrick 21
Mahesh Murthy 21
Zach Sharpe 21
17 Adam McKinnie 9
Chris Basler 9
Chris Compton 9
Cryss Stephens 9
Darren Kamnitzer 9
Josh Noble 9
Sanjay Shah 9
Timothy Street 9
25 Austin Ilsley 4
Ben Granger 4
Brad Smith 4
Bryan Broyles 4
David Taylor 4
Drew Donohue 4
Steve Rolsing 4
Tim Kerro 4
33 Jason Mawson 3
Jesse Baker 3
Lee Moscaritolo 3
Pete Hendricks 3
Phil Harmon 3
Scott Kutheis 3
Sunshine Bon 3
Will Krusa 3

IFPA Pin-Masters: March 19, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Eric Stone 100
2 Zach Sharpe 75
3 Adam Becker 60
4 Jim Belsito 50
5 Steve Zahler 45
6 Trent Augenstein 40
7 David Peck 35
8 Adam Peacock 30
9 Cryss Stephens 28
10 Levi Nayman 26
11 Brian Shepherd 24
12 Fred Richardson 22
13 Josh Sharpe 20
14 Germain Mariolle 18
15 Chris Basler 16
16 Jody Reilhan 14
17 Derek Thomson 12
Kevin Birrell 12
19 Robin Lassonde 10
Sean Grant 10
21 Sean Stewart 8
22 Tim Hansen 7
23 David Daluga 6
24 Dan Stephney 5
25 Adam Higgins 4
Adam Kiesler 4
Eric Wagensonner 4
Garrett Hays 4
Helena Walter Higgins 4
Jason Zahler 4
Ken Kemp 4
Keri Wing 4
Robert Hooton 4
Sunshine Bon 4
35 Chris Chinn 3
Jon Stewart 3
Marcus Trevino 3
Mark TerVeen 3
Tommy Skinner 3
40 Jeff Parsons 1
Louise Wagensonner 1
Mark Meserve 1
Rusty Nunnelee 1

Texas Pinball Festival: March 26, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Garrett Hays 100
2 Donavan Stepp 75
3 Joshua Henderson 60
4 Colin MacAlpine 50
5 Preston Moncla 45
6 Kevin Stone 40
7 Phil Grimaldi 35
8 Ben Clement 30
9 Robert Byers 27
Will McKinney 27
11 Trent Augenstein 24
12 Grant Mortenson 22
13 Brad Holliday 18
Brandon Whittle 18
Carey Fishman 18
16 David Smith CAN 14
17 Eric Destasio 12
18 Eric Wagensonner 11
19 Lynn Lyons 10
20 Gavin Miller 9
21 Mike Lonesky 8
22 Ray Ford 7
23 David Paz 6
Ron Hallett Jr. 6
25 Danielle Peck 4
Dave Andersen CO 4
Eric Fisher 4
Josh Tidmore 4
Kevin Rodriguez 4
Lou Nemphos 4
Mark Meserve 4
Nick Taseris 4
33 Bob Caldwell 3
Bob Matthews 3
Cory Moren 3
Helena Walter Higgins 3
Levi Fels 3
Michael Hew 3
Randy Doyle 3
Wayne Saeger 3

PAPA 20 World Pinball Championships: April 9, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Escher Lefkoff 150
2 Bowen Kerins 120
3 Cayle George 100
4 Trent Augenstein 80
5 Josh Sharpe 73
Joshua Henderson 73
7 Zach Sharpe 65
8 Jorian Engelbrektsson 60
9 Jon Replogle 57
Keith Elwin 57
11 Andy Rosa 52
12 Andrei Massenkoff 49
13 Kevin Birrell 46
14 Greg DeFeo 40
Jason Werdrick 40
Robert Gagno 40
17 Adam Lefkoff 35
18 Eric Stone 31
Michael Trepp 31
Raymond Davidson 31
21 Daniele Celestino Acciari 27
22 Adam Becker 25
23 Sean Grant 23
24 Robert Sutter 21
25 Bob Matthews 20
26 John Delzoppo 19
27 Germain Mariolle 18
28 Al Thomka 16
Brian Dye 16
Karl DeAngelo 16
31 Brian Shepherd 14
32 Andrew Rosa II 13
33 Steven Bowden 12
34 Tim Sexton 11
35 Alberto Santana 10
36 David Riel 8
Ed Zeltmann 8
Fred Richardson 8
39 Dave Stewart 6
Greg Poverelli 6

Pinball at the Zoo: April 22, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Aaron Grabowski 100
2 Jason Magnuson 75
3 Andy Rosa 60
4 Jeff Teolis 50
5 Brian ONeill 45
6 Evan Bingham 40
7 Tommy Skinner 35
8 Trent Augenstein 30
9 Adam Peacock 28
10 Matthew Stacks 26
11 Andrew Rosa II 24
12 Alex Harmon 22
13 Chris Tabaka 20
14 Rodney Minch 18
15 Tom Vandenberg 16
16 Dustin Frigy 14
17 Bill Lembesis 12
18 Rob Cross 11
19 Sunshine Bon 10
20 Jared August 9
21 Derek Fugate 8
22 Jonathon Coe 7
23 Allison ONeill 6
24 Mike Stewart Jr 5
25 Evan Williams 4
Jason Kramer 4
Josh Dosson 4
Matt Peace 4
Phil Harmon 4
Scott August 4
Sean Pitzer 4
Steve Dunham 4
33 Dave Lancaster 3
Jim Droski 3
Joseph Nebus 3
Matt Monden 3
Phil Mowers 3
Robert Hooton 3
Terrance Wareham 3
Todd Seaver 3

Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown: April 30, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Garrett Hays 75
3 Colin MacAlpine 60
4 Art Dodd 50
5 Adam McKinnie 45
6 Jason Werdrick 40
7 Fred Richardson 35
8 Wil Biddle 30
9 Grant Mortenson 28
10 Brian ONeill 25
Josh Noble 25
12 Gene X Hwang 21
Phil Grimaldi 21
14 Chris Basler 17
Robin Lassonde 17
16 Keri Wing 14
17 Eric German 12
18 Shane Yozzo 11
19 Mike Lonesky 10
20 Robert Byers 9
21 Brett Emerson 8
Ryan Wanger 8
23 Chad Lower 6
Robert Montanez 6
25 Chris Geist 4
Jon Stewart 4
Kevin Rodriguez 4
Marcus Trevino 4
Matt Nelson 4
Mitchell Wahl 4
Ray Bourgeois 4
Sean Egan 4
33 Brian Kaiser 3
Dave Andersen CO 3
Dean St. Onge 3
Kyle Culver 3
Mark Meserve 3
Robert Hooton 3
Snow Galvin 3
Sunshine Bon 3

Pinball Showdown: June 11, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Donavan Stepp 100
2 Ed Zeltmann 75
3 Helena Walter Higgins 60
4 Kevin Ryan 50
5 Adam Lefkoff 43
Robin Lassonde 43
7 Jeff Rank 35
8 Kevin McCarthy 30
9 Cory Moren 27
Dean Grover 27
11 Escher Lefkoff 22
Matt Brundage 22
Nathan Haas 22
14 Nathan Hart 18
15 Walt Wood 15
Zach Smith 15
17 Ryan Wanger 12
18 Bill Reeves 10
Gene X Hwang 10
Zach McCarthy 10
21 David Barber 8
22 Adam Higgins 7
23 Brian Pedersen 6
24 Jeff Rivera 5
25 Casey Intoekofer 4
Chase Hart 4
Jason Thomas 4
Jesse Ryan 4
Joe Kennedy 4
Jordan Bebout 4
Mike Cooley 4
Mike Gin 4
Snow Galvin 4
34 Adam Lundgren 3
Mark White 3
Michael Passananti 3
Robert Hooton 3
Russell Dare 3
Tim Zollner 3
Zach Burnside 3

Pinvasion IV: June 11, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Eric Stone 100
2 Chris Basler 75
3 Trent Augenstein 60
4 Timothy Street 50
5 Bob Matthews 45
6 Sanjay Shah 40
7 Dominic Kacich 35
8 Lewis Bevans 30
9 Sunshine Bon 28
10 Scott Mount 26
11 Steve Bowden 24
12 Chris Compton 22
13 Dan Coyle 20
14 Chris Warren 18
15 Adam McKinnie 16
16 Derek Miazga 14
17 Ray Smith 12
18 Lee Moscaritolo 11
19 Jason Werdrick 10
20 Frederick Richardson 9
21 Tony Pierce 8
22 Derek Fugate 7
23 Joe Geneau 6
24 David Taylor 5
25 Aaron Williams 4
David Baum 4
David Kyle 4
Frank Williamson 4
Pete Hendricks 4
Scott Kutheis 4
Scott Smith 4
Will Krusa 4
33 Al Neumann 3
Anthony Dickson 3
Chad Hyatt 3
Garth Dunklin 3
John Schlarb 3
Johnathan Williams 3
Marc Fleury 3
Sebastian Bobbio 3

Bat City Open: June 25, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Phil Grimaldi 75
3 Colin MacAlpine 60
4 Mark Meserve 50
5 Eric Stone 43
Robert Byers 43
7 Brian ONeill 35
8 Robin Lassonde 30
9 Jared Garvey 26
Josh Tidmore 26
Sven Johnson 26
12 Yoshihiro Fujisawa 22
13 Nikolas Poklitar 20
14 Jeff Teolis 16
Luke Baxter 16
Zach Palmer 16
17 Jon Drew 12
18 Ben Clement 11
19 Marcus Trevino 10
Sunshine Bon 10
21 Ian Harrower 8
22 Luke Sheahan 7
Snow Galvin 7
24 Jason Newman 5
25 Allison ONeill 4
Blasé Licce 4
Kevin Rodriguez 4
PLUNGR! 4
Paul Preston 4
Ray Ford 4
Robert Hooton 4
Ron Richards 4
33 Cory Westfahl 3
Craig Squires 3
Jessica Shepherd 3
Louis Marx 3
Mark Gunter 3
Matt Wall 3
Mitchell Wahl 3
Rachel Morris 3

Pinburgh Match Play Championship: July 29, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Colin MacAlpine 150
2 Josh Sharpe 120
3 Keith Elwin 100
4 Cayle George 80
5 Dave Stewart 75
6 Adam McKinnie 68
Luke Nahorniak 68
8 Timothy Street 60
9 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 58
10 Trent Augenstein 52
Zac Wollons 52
Zach Sharpe 52
13 Andy Rosa 43
Donavan Stepp 43
Raymond Davidson 43
16 Jason Scheffelmaer 37
17 Eric Stone 35
18 Matt Schwab 33
19 Adam Becker 28
Greg Galanter 28
Karl DeAngelo 28
Levi Nayman 28
23 Andrei Massenkoff 22
Jerry Bernard 22
Sebastian Bobbio 22
26 Derek Miazga 19
Jack Tadman 19
28 Jim Belsito 17
29 Al Thomka 16
30 Gabe Da Silveira 15
31 Howard Levine 14
Steve Zahler 14
33 Brian ONeill 12
Escher Lefkoff 12
Lyman Sheats 12
36 Art Dodd 9
David Oliver 9
38 Derek Thomson 7
Eric Ramey 7
Zachary Frey 7

Bufallo Pinball Summer Open: August 20, 2017

NW Pinball Championships: August 27, 2017

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show: September 10, 2017

Vancouver Flipout: September 24, 2017

Pittsburgh Pinball Open: October 1, 2017

24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum: November 5, 2017

OBX Flippers Fall Tournament: November 19, 2017

City Champ: December 17, 2017

MagFest: January 7, 2018

INDISC: January 14, 2018


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 Doug Polka, Mark Steinman, and Kevin Martin.

II. Circuit Events

Players who place in the top 40 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 40 players. Points are then awarded to each player based on those results, as follows:

PAPACircuitScoring   
Major Circuit Event
RankPointsRankPointsRankPoints
1st15011th5221st27
2nd12012th4922nd25
3rd10013th4623rd23
4th8014th4324th21
5th7515th4025th-40th20 Then Decrease by 1
6th7016th37
7th6517th35
8th6018th33
9th5819th31
10th5520th29
Circuit Event
RankPointsRankPointsRankPoints
1st10011th2421st8
2nd7512th2222nd7
3rd6013th2023rd6
4th5014th1824th5
5th4515th1625th-32nd4
6th4016th1433rd-40th3
7th3517th12
8th3018th11
9th2819th10
10th2620th9

In the event of a tie, which may occur when an event does not clearly distinguish each of the top 40 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.

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. Scoring will be traditional PAPA-style 4-2-1-0.

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.

Prize Money   
1st25007th225
2nd10008th200
3rd7009th175
4th50010th150
5th30011th-20th100
6th25021st-40th50

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 30 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, political preference, 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.

10. Circuit Fee – During the first 5 years, the non-profit Replay Foundation funded the PAPA Tournament Circuit and all related Circuit activities in excess of $100,000. For the 2017-2018 PAPA Circuit, we are instituting a $5 fee per player at each event. It is up to each event how they collect this fee. For example, an event could place a $5 registration fee per entrant, or take it out of the overall prize pool. 100% of the money collected will go towards PAPA Circuit promotion, Circuit Final prize pool, as well as providing some prizes for each event.

11. If your event does not meet all of the requirements above, you may still be considered for Circuit inclusion if there are no Circuit events within 100 miles of your event. Events submitted under this restriction will each be reviewed by PAPA staff and if approval is given the event will be added to the voting process.

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. PAPA will mail banners to all circuit events for display. These banners will let people know that the event is a PAPA Circuit event and will also serve as advertisement and schedule for all other circuit events.

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

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

7. Each event will receive a package before their events with some PAPA Swag that can be used at the event as giveaways or prizes.

8. The Replay Foundation / PAPA will be creating a unique medal for each event during the Circuit season to be awarded to the winner of each event. These medals will be mailed to tournament directors prior to each event.

VI. Tournament Selection Details & Tournament Classifications

The PAPA Tournament Circuit will consist of 20 pinball tournaments. All tournaments throughout the world are eligible to participate if they qualify based on the criteria listed in section V. Tournaments will be separated into 2 categories each season, with 8 events being designated as “Major Circuit Events” and the remaining 12 events being designated as “Circuit Events”. Events designated as Majors will receive a 50% bonus in the total number of points awarded to players.

The 8 events with the highest rated survey results from the previous season and who also have an IFPA player count of 70 will become majors (the median player count for 2016 was 77.5). If there are not 8 events that meet these qualifications, then the next highest player count event in the top 15 will become a Major Circuit Event, guaranteeing the schedule will include 8 Major Circuit Events and 12 Circuit Events each season. This system was specifically generated with the intent of allowing tournaments to move between the Major Circuit Event and Circuit Event designation frequently.

The top 15 events with the highest-rated survey results will remain on the Circuit schedule the following season. The 5 events with the lowest-rated survey results will be entered into the voting process alongside any new events that have applied to join the Circuit. No tournament is automatically removed based solely on survey results, as any tournament that is removed from the Circuit schedule must be voted out by the players themselves during the annual voting process.

VII. 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.