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2016-17 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


TournamentDate Winner  
INDISC201701/15/17Karl DeAngeloCA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
MagFest201701/07/17Andrew PancoastD.C.2016-17 PAPA Circuit
City Champ201612/18/16Raymond DavidsonCA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
OBX Flippers Fall Tournament201611/18/16Tim SextonNC2016-17 PAPA Circuit
24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum201611/06/16Bowen KerinsCT2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pittsburgh Pinball Open201610/02/16Steve BowdenPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Boras Pinball Open201610/02/16Jorian EngelbrektssonSweden2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show201609/10/16David RielOH2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Buffalo Pinball Open201608/14/16Trent AugensteinNY2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinburgh 2016 – Division A201607/30/16Keith ElwinPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Bat City Open201606/26/16Joshua HendersonTX2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinvasion III201606/12/16Steve BowdenGA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Lyons Spring Classic201605/29/16Zach SharpeCO2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Dutch Pinball Masters201605/22/16Robert SutterNetherlands2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown201605/22/16Keri WingOK2016-17 PAPA Circuit
Pinball at the 'Zoo201604/23/16Evan BinghamMI2016-17 PAPA Circuit
PAPA 19 World Championships – Division A201604/10/16Robert GagnoPA2016-17 PAPA Circuit
IFPA Pin-Masters201603/20/16Jim BelsitoNV2016-17 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 Steven Bowden 398 100 45 50 100 18 40 45
2 Zach Sharpe 379 45 75 100 28 75 45 11
3 Trent Augenstein 316 22 50 27 19 8 100 45 10 35
4 Jason Werdrick 270 75 7 40 23 45 5 75
5 Keith Elwin 238 60 38 100 40
6 David Riel 232 60 26 100 26 20
7 Tim Sexton 226 6 28 35 22 100 35
8 Robert Gagno 213 100 38 75
9 Raymond Davidson 206 28 50 100 28
10 Bob Matthews 205 38 60 23 19 30 28 7
John Delzoppo 205 75 10 45 75
Karl DeAngelo 205 30 75 100
13 Levi Nayman 198 18 45 60 75
14 Alberto Santana 189 60 50 24 55
15 Evan Bingham 170 100 40 30
16 Jim Belsito 160 100 60
17 Adam McKinnie 149 16 75 40 18
18 Cryss Stephens 148 60 28 60
19 Andrei Massenkoff 146 26 30 60 30
20 Nick Zendejas 145 45 40 60
21 Jorian Engelbrektsson 138 38 100
22 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 136 16 75 45
23 Johnny Modica 132 50 40 2 40
24 Bowen Kerins 125 25 100
Lee Moscaritolo 125 21 9 75 15 5
26 Fred Richardson 121 21 25 12 33 30
27 Kevin Birrell 119 45 11 23 40
Sanjay Shah 119 8 17 26 40 17 11
29 Andrew Pancoast 116 16 100
30 Jon Replogle 115 50 35 16 14
Keri Wing 115 100 15
Mahesh Murthy 115 33 60 22
33 Robert Byers 113 38 75
34 Joshua Henderson 111 11 100
35 Donavan Stepp 110 50 60
36 Gene X Hwang 102 19 21 17 6 7 24 8
37 Ernö Rotter 100 100
38 Daniele Celestino Acciari 97 22 75
39 Adam Lefkoff 95 75 20
40 Josh Sharpe 86 28 20 38
cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff — cutoff
41 Sunshine Bon 85 26 5 7 24 23
42 Andy Rosa 79 25 26 28
43 Francesco La Rocca 78 10 11 18 30 9
44 Dave Stewart 76 16 35 25
Kevin Kuntz 76 26 50
46 Escher Lefkoff 75 25 50
Jerry Bernard 75 75
Mike Stewart Jr 75 75
Per Ahlenius 75 75
50 Aaron Metz 73 35 30 8
51 Malik Berger 72 12 60
52 Colin MacAlpine 71 21 50
Olli-Mikko Ojamies 71 11 60
54 Mark Meserve 66 21 45
Pete Hendricks 66 7 9 50
56 Cayle George 64 38 12 14
57 Joe Lemire 62 38 24
58 Gregory Miles 60 60
Jason Magnuson 60 60
Michael Trepp 60 60
61 Brian Shepherd 59 22 7 30
62 Alex Harmon 58 38 20
63 Ken Martin 55 55
64 Greg Poverelli 53 10 28 15
65 Derek Fugate 52 17 35
66 Ed Zeltmann 51 7 12 20 12
Tim Tournay 51 18 5 28
68 Derek Thomson 50 11 23 16
Greg Galanter 50 50
Ivan Geentjens 50 50
Jeff Gagnon 50 50
Joe Geneau 50 50
Jonas Valström 50 50
Shannon Stafford 50 30 20
Yancy Blaylock 50 50
76 Phil Birnbaum 49 18 10 14 7
77 Jon Drew 46 38 8
78 Nick Beach 45 45
79 Mats Runsten 44 11 33
Tony Pierce 44 8 14 22
Will McKinney 44 16 9 17 2
82 Christian Holmsten 43 43
Dean Grover 43 43
Pontus Qvarfordh 43 43
Ryan Wanger 43 43
86 Eric Wagensonner 41 19 22
87 Eric DeStasio 40 40
Jeremy Williams 40 40
89 Garrett Hays 39 6 33
Tim Hansen 39 9 30
91 Gary Broxterman 38 38
Jochen Ludwig 38 38
Josh Noble 38 38
Roy Wils 38 38
Tommy Skinner 38 38
William Dutton 38 38
97 Robert Sutter 37 16 21
98 James Calcia 35 35
99 Eric Johnson 33 33
Linus Persson 33 33
Todd Rafacz 33 8 25
102 Derek Miazga 32 23 9
103 Andrew Rosa II 31 19 12
Johan Genberg 31 6 25
105 Chris Tabaka 30 30
Jeremy Hakes 30 30
107 Art Dodd 29 21 8
108 Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen 28 28
Marcus Hugosson 28 11 17
Phil Grimaldi 28 28
111 Adam Becker 27 9 18
Justin Campbell 27 27
113 Aaron Nelson 26 26
Andrew Lee 26 26
Daniel Coyle 26 10 16
Phil Harmon 26 12 14
Rob Cross 26 26
118 Jörgen Holm 25 25
Kevin McCarthy 25 25
Kevin Ryan 25 25
Mikael Juusola 25 25
Mikael Telerud 25 25
123 Blasé Licce 24 24
Brian Dols 24 24
Brian Dye 24 24
Drew Cedolia 24 24
Eric Russell 24 24
Louise Wagensonner 24 22 2
Sven Johnson 24 24
130 Chris Compton 23 17 6
Jack Tadman 23 23
Paul McGlone 23 23
Robert DeStasio 23 14 9
Scott Durfee 23 23
Sean Grant 23 23
136 Germain Mariolle 22 11 11
Nathan Stellhorn 22 22
138 Albert Nomden 21 21
Archibald Lefevre 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
147 Alex Tada 20 20
Chris Chinn 20 20
Walt Lannis 20 20
150 Scott August 19 19
Steve Dunham 19 15 4
152 Chad Lower 18 12 6
Dale Geiger 18 18
Kevin Stone 18 18
155 Jan Anders Nilsson 17 17
Levi Fels 17 17
Nicklas Lindahl 17 17
Russell Linsky 17 17
Tony Urso 17 17
Tormod Pettersen 17 17
Zach Smith 17 17
162 Chris Heilig 16 16
163 Evan Williams 15 15
Robert Peters 15 15
165 Christopher CJ Smith 14 7 7
Ed Williams 14 8 6
John Flitton 14 14
Julie Gray 14 14
Theresa Nessel 14 14
170 Alex Bayer 12 12
Alex Jeffrey 12 12
Brad Holliday 12 12
Chuck Webster 12 12
Fred Cochran 12 12
Jason Scheffelmaer 12 12
Robin Lassonde 12 12
Sebastien Puertas 12 12
178 Andreas Hedström 11 11
Andy Obelnicki 11 11
Chris Warren 11 11
Fredrik Malmqvist 11 11
Helena Walter 11 11
John Kremmer 11 11
Justin Bath 11 11
Mike Lonesky 11 11
Niclas Eklund 11 11
Ryan Spindler 11 11
Tyler Sutton 11 11
189 Jake Bondar 10 10
Jeff Teolis 10 10
Josh Tidmore 10 10
Matt Peace 10 10
Matt Stacks 10 10
Mike Lukianoff 10 10
Paige Ilsley 10 10
Rodney Minch 10 10
Sarah Schudel 10 10
198 Anna Wolk 9 9
Brian Pedersen 9 9
Chris Sterner 9 9
David Oliver 9 9
Dominic Kacich 9 9
Karli Pigford 9 9
Mark Pearson 9 9
Mike Hirsh 9 9
Mike Pantino 9 9
Nathan Hart 9 9
Robert Wong 9 9
Timothy Street 9 9
Zach McCarthy 9 9
211 Echa Schneider 8 8
Edwin Nijs 8 8
Howard Levine 8 8
Jack Danger 8 8
James Proffitt 8 8
John van der Wulp 8 8
Jonathan Puckrin 8 8
Kevin Rodriguez 8 8
Martijn Van Aken 8 8
Michael Mattsson 8 8
Mike Miller 8 8
Nikolas Poklitar 8 8
Thomas Van Clapdorp 8 8
224 Adam Peacock 7 7
Craig Sengstock 7 7
Daniel Purdy 7 7
Gilles Melanson 7 7
Jörgen Thornander 7 7
Jeffrey Dickson 7 7
Kevin Nickel 7 7
Linus Jorenbo 7 7
Patrik Gräntz 7 7
Priyanka Kochhar 7 7
Salem Ayoob 7 7
Stanley Sowa Jr 7 7
Thomas Mästerman 7 7
237 Jerry Lindsay 6 6
Robert Hoggard 6 6
Tommy Bizzi 6 6
240 Bayless Rutherford 5 5
Ben Clement 5 5
Jared August 5 5
Madmike Richardson 5 5
Markus Stix 5 5
Scott Kutheis 5 5
246 Colin Urban 4 4
Eden Stamm 4 4
248 Jared Garvey 2 2
249 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
Rank Name Points
1 Keith Elwin 100
2 Karl DeAngelo 75
3 Cryss Stephens 60
4 Raymond Davidson 50
5 Steven Bowden 45
6 Josh Sharpe 38
Robert Gagno 38
8 Fred Richardson 30
9 Zach Sharpe 28
10 Derek Thomson 23
Jack Tadman 23
Jason Werdrick 23
Sean Grant 23
14 Levi Nayman 18
15 Chris Heilig 16
16 Cayle George 14
17 Kevin Birrell 11
Olli-Mikko Ojamies 11
Ryan Spindler 11
20 Jack Danger 8
Todd Rafacz 8
Trent Augenstein 8
23 Colin Urban 4
Eden Stamm 4
Steve Dunham 4

Bufallo Pinball Summer Open: August 14, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Zach Sharpe 75
3 Alberto Santana 60
4 Steven Bowden 50
5 Levi Nayman 45
6 Nick Zendejas 40
7 Jon Replogle 35
8 Bob Matthews 30
9 Tim Sexton 28
10 David Riel 26
11 Eric Russell 24
12 Brian Shepherd 22
13 Adam Becker 18
Phil Birnbaum 18
Tim Tournay 18
16 John Flitton 14
17 Fred Cochran 12
18 Francesco La Rocca 10
Greg Poverelli 10
Jeff Teolis 10
21 Christopher CJ Smith 7
Ed Zeltmann 7
Gene X Hwang 7
24 Sunshine Bon 5

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show: September 10, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 David Riel 100
2 John Delzoppo 75
3 Mahesh Murthy 60
4 Alberto Santana 50
5 Jason Werdrick 45
6 Evan Bingham 40
7 Derek Fugate 35
8 Aaron Metz 30
9 Andy Rosa 28
10 Sanjay Shah 26
11 Gene X Hwang 24
12 Eric Wagensonner 22
13 Alex Harmon 20
14 Adam McKinnie 18
15 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 16
16 Phil Harmon 14
17 Andrew Rosa II 12
18 Francesco La Rocca 11
19 Phil Birnbaum 10
20 Dominic Kacich 9
21 Ed Williams 8
22 Jeffrey Dickson 7
23 Tommy Bizzi 6
24 Lee Moscaritolo 5

Borås Pinball Open: October 2, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Jorian Engelbrektsson 100
2 Per Ahlenius 75
3 Olli-Mikko Ojamies 60
4 Jonas Valström 50
5 Christian Holmsten 43
Pontus Qvarfordh 43
7 Linus Persson 33
Mats Runsten 33
9 Jörgen Holm 25
Johan Genberg 25
Mikael Juusola 25
Mikael Telerud 25
13 Jan Anders Nilsson 17
Marcus Hugosson 17
Nicklas Lindahl 17
Tormod Pettersen 17
17 Andreas Hedström 11
Fredrik Malmqvist 11
Helena Walter 11
Niclas Eklund 11
21 Jörgen Thornander 7
Linus Jorenbo 7
Patrik Gräntz 7
Thomas Mästerman 7

Pittsburgh Pinball Open: October 2, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Steven Bowden 100
2 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 75
3 Nick Zendejas 60
4 Greg Galanter 50
5 Trent Augenstein 45
6 Sanjay Shah 40
7 Tim Sexton 35
8 Evan Bingham 30
9 Cryss Stephens 28
10 David Riel 26
11 Alberto Santana 24
12 Mahesh Murthy 22
13 Walt Lannis 20
14 Francesco La Rocca 18
15 Jon Replogle 16
16 Tony Pierce 14
17 Ed Zeltmann 12
18 Tyler Sutton 11
19 John Delzoppo 10
20 Pete Hendricks 9
21 Aaron Metz 8
22 Brian Shepherd 7
23 Ed Williams 6
24 Jason Werdrick 5

24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum: November 6, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Bowen Kerins 100
2 Jerry Bernard 75
3 Alberto Santana 55
Ken Martin 55
5 John Delzoppo 45
6 Johnny Modica 40
7 James Calcia 35
8 Brian Shepherd 30
9 Greg Poverelli 28
10 Andrew Lee 26
11 Joe Lemire 24
12 Tim Sexton 22
13 Ed Zeltmann 20
14 Steven Bowden 18
15 Daniel Coyle 16
16 Phil Birnbaum 14
17 Chuck Webster 12
18 Andy Obelnicki 11
19 Trent Augenstein 10
20 Robert Wong 9
21 Howard Levine 8
22 Christopher CJ Smith 7
23 Jerry Lindsay 6
24 Tim Tournay 5

OBX Flippers Fall Tournament: November 6, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Tim Sexton 100
2 Jason Werdrick 75
3 Levi Nayman 60
4 Pete Hendricks 50
5 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 45
6 Steven Bowden 40
7 Trent Augenstein 35
8 Francesco La Rocca 30
9 Bob Matthews 28
10 Kevin Kuntz 26
11 Drew Cedolia 24
12 Tony Pierce 22
13 Shannon Stafford 20
14 Kevin Stone 18
15 Andrew Pancoast 16
16 Robert DeStasio 14
17 Malik Berger 12
18 Justin Bath 11
19 Mike Lukianoff 10
20 Chris Sterner 9
21 James Proffitt 8
22 Sunshine Bon 7
23 Chris Compton 6
24 Bayless Rutherford 5

City Champ: December 18, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Raymond Davidson 100
2 John Delzoppo 75
3 Andrei Massenkoff 60
4 Jeff Gagnon 50
5 Zach Sharpe 45
6 Jeremy Williams 40
7 Dave Stewart 35
8 Tim Hansen 30
9 Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen 28
10 Aaron Nelson 26
11 Sunshine Bon 24
12 Nathan Stellhorn 22
13 Chris Chinn 20
14 Sanjay Shah 17
Tony Urso 17
16 Julie Gray 14
17 Robin Lassonde 12
18 Germain Mariolle 11
19 Art Dodd 8
Echa Schneider 8
Gene X Hwang 8
Michael Mattsson 8
Mike Miller 8
24 Jared Garvey 2
Johnny Modica 2
Louise Wagensonner 2
Will McKinney 2

MagFest: January 7, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Andrew Pancoast 100
2 Levi Nayman 75
3 Malik Berger 60
4 Kevin Kuntz 50
5 Steven Bowden 45
6 Eric DeStasio 40
7 Tim Sexton 35
8 Jeremy Hakes 30
9 Tim Tournay 28
10 Kevin Birrell 23
Paul McGlone 23
Scott Durfee 23
Sunshine Bon 23
14 Dale Geiger 18
15 Greg Poverelli 15
Robert Peters 15
17 Alex Jeffrey 12
Ed Zeltmann 12
19 Francesco La Rocca 9
Mike Pantino 9
Robert DeStasio 9
22 Daniel Purdy 7
Gilles Melanson 7
24 Madmike Richardson 5

INDISC: January 15, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Karl DeAngelo 100
2 Robert Gagno 75
3 Cryss Stephens 60
4 Escher Lefkoff 50
5 Johnny Modica 40
Keith Elwin 40
Kevin Birrell 40
8 Andrei Massenkoff 30
9 Raymond Davidson 28
10 Dave Stewart 25
Todd Rafacz 25
12 Adam Lefkoff 20
Alex Tada 20
David Riel 20
15 Derek Thomson 16
16 Jon Replogle 14
17 Germain Mariolle 11
Sanjay Shah 11
Zach Sharpe 11
20 David Oliver 9
Derek Miazga 9
22 Bob Matthews 7
Phil Birnbaum 7
24 Ben Clement 5


Name Wins Points
Steven Bowden 2 398
Zach Sharpe 1 379
Trent Augenstein 1 316
Jason Werdrick 270
Keith Elwin 1 238
David Riel 1 232
Tim Sexton 1 226
Robert Gagno 1 213
Raymond Davidson 1 206
Bob Matthews 205
John Delzoppo 205
Karl DeAngelo 1 205
Levi Nayman 198
Alberto Santana 189
Evan Bingham 1 170
Jim Belsito 1 160
Adam McKinnie 149
Cryss Stephens 148
Andrei Massenkoff 146
Nick Zendejas 145
Jorian Engelbrektsson 1 138
Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 136
Johnny Modica 132
Bowen Kerins 1 125
Lee Moscaritolo 125
Fred Richardson 121
Kevin Birrell 119
Sanjay Shah 119
Andrew Pancoast 1 116
Jon Replogle 115
Keri Wing 1 115
Mahesh Murthy 115
Robert Byers 113
Joshua Henderson 1 111
Donavan Stepp 110
Gene X Hwang 102
Ernö Rotter 1 100
Daniele Celestino Acciari 97
Adam Lefkoff 95
Josh Sharpe 86

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
Rank Name Points
1 Keith Elwin 100
2 Karl DeAngelo 75
3 Cryss Stephens 60
4 Raymond Davidson 50
5 Steven Bowden 45
6 Josh Sharpe 38
Robert Gagno 38
8 Fred Richardson 30
9 Zach Sharpe 28
10 Derek Thomson 23
Jack Tadman 23
Jason Werdrick 23
Sean Grant 23
14 Levi Nayman 18
15 Chris Heilig 16
16 Cayle George 14
17 Kevin Birrell 11
Olli-Mikko Ojamies 11
Ryan Spindler 11
20 Jack Danger 8
Todd Rafacz 8
Trent Augenstein 8
23 Colin Urban 4
Eden Stamm 4
Steve Dunham 4

Bufallo Pinball Summer Open: August 14, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Trent Augenstein 100
2 Zach Sharpe 75
3 Alberto Santana 60
4 Steven Bowden 50
5 Levi Nayman 45
6 Nick Zendejas 40
7 Jon Replogle 35
8 Bob Matthews 30
9 Tim Sexton 28
10 David Riel 26
11 Eric Russell 24
12 Brian Shepherd 22
13 Adam Becker 18
Phil Birnbaum 18
Tim Tournay 18
16 John Flitton 14
17 Fred Cochran 12
18 Francesco La Rocca 10
Greg Poverelli 10
Jeff Teolis 10
21 Christopher CJ Smith 7
Ed Zeltmann 7
Gene X Hwang 7
24 Sunshine Bon 5

Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show: September 10, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 David Riel 100
2 John Delzoppo 75
3 Mahesh Murthy 60
4 Alberto Santana 50
5 Jason Werdrick 45
6 Evan Bingham 40
7 Derek Fugate 35
8 Aaron Metz 30
9 Andy Rosa 28
10 Sanjay Shah 26
11 Gene X Hwang 24
12 Eric Wagensonner 22
13 Alex Harmon 20
14 Adam McKinnie 18
15 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 16
16 Phil Harmon 14
17 Andrew Rosa II 12
18 Francesco La Rocca 11
19 Phil Birnbaum 10
20 Dominic Kacich 9
21 Ed Williams 8
22 Jeffrey Dickson 7
23 Tommy Bizzi 6
24 Lee Moscaritolo 5

Borås Pinball Open: October 2, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Jorian Engelbrektsson 100
2 Per Ahlenius 75
3 Olli-Mikko Ojamies 60
4 Jonas Valström 50
5 Christian Holmsten 43
Pontus Qvarfordh 43
7 Linus Persson 33
Mats Runsten 33
9 Jörgen Holm 25
Johan Genberg 25
Mikael Juusola 25
Mikael Telerud 25
13 Jan Anders Nilsson 17
Marcus Hugosson 17
Nicklas Lindahl 17
Tormod Pettersen 17
17 Andreas Hedström 11
Fredrik Malmqvist 11
Helena Walter 11
Niclas Eklund 11
21 Jörgen Thornander 7
Linus Jorenbo 7
Patrik Gräntz 7
Thomas Mästerman 7

Pittsburgh Pinball Open: October 2, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Steven Bowden 100
2 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 75
3 Nick Zendejas 60
4 Greg Galanter 50
5 Trent Augenstein 45
6 Sanjay Shah 40
7 Tim Sexton 35
8 Evan Bingham 30
9 Cryss Stephens 28
10 David Riel 26
11 Alberto Santana 24
12 Mahesh Murthy 22
13 Walt Lannis 20
14 Francesco La Rocca 18
15 Jon Replogle 16
16 Tony Pierce 14
17 Ed Zeltmann 12
18 Tyler Sutton 11
19 John Delzoppo 10
20 Pete Hendricks 9
21 Aaron Metz 8
22 Brian Shepherd 7
23 Ed Williams 6
24 Jason Werdrick 5

24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum: November 6, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Bowen Kerins 100
2 Jerry Bernard 75
3 Alberto Santana 55
Ken Martin 55
5 John Delzoppo 45
6 Johnny Modica 40
7 James Calcia 35
8 Brian Shepherd 30
9 Greg Poverelli 28
10 Andrew Lee 26
11 Joe Lemire 24
12 Tim Sexton 22
13 Ed Zeltmann 20
14 Steven Bowden 18
15 Daniel Coyle 16
16 Phil Birnbaum 14
17 Chuck Webster 12
18 Andy Obelnicki 11
19 Trent Augenstein 10
20 Robert Wong 9
21 Howard Levine 8
22 Christopher CJ Smith 7
23 Jerry Lindsay 6
24 Tim Tournay 5

OBX Flippers Fall Tournament: November 6, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Tim Sexton 100
2 Jason Werdrick 75
3 Levi Nayman 60
4 Pete Hendricks 50
5 Aleksander Kaczmarczyk 45
6 Steven Bowden 40
7 Trent Augenstein 35
8 Francesco La Rocca 30
9 Bob Matthews 28
10 Kevin Kuntz 26
11 Drew Cedolia 24
12 Tony Pierce 22
13 Shannon Stafford 20
14 Kevin Stone 18
15 Andrew Pancoast 16
16 Robert DeStasio 14
17 Malik Berger 12
18 Justin Bath 11
19 Mike Lukianoff 10
20 Chris Sterner 9
21 James Proffitt 8
22 Sunshine Bon 7
23 Chris Compton 6
24 Bayless Rutherford 5

City Champ: December 18, 2016
Rank Name Points
1 Raymond Davidson 100
2 John Delzoppo 75
3 Andrei Massenkoff 60
4 Jeff Gagnon 50
5 Zach Sharpe 45
6 Jeremy Williams 40
7 Dave Stewart 35
8 Tim Hansen 30
9 Andreas Haugstrup Pedersen 28
10 Aaron Nelson 26
11 Sunshine Bon 24
12 Nathan Stellhorn 22
13 Chris Chinn 20
14 Sanjay Shah 17
Tony Urso 17
16 Julie Gray 14
17 Robin Lassonde 12
18 Germain Mariolle 11
19 Art Dodd 8
Echa Schneider 8
Gene X Hwang 8
Michael Mattsson 8
Mike Miller 8
24 Jared Garvey 2
Johnny Modica 2
Louise Wagensonner 2
Will McKinney 2

MagFest: January 7, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Andrew Pancoast 100
2 Levi Nayman 75
3 Malik Berger 60
4 Kevin Kuntz 50
5 Steven Bowden 45
6 Eric DeStasio 40
7 Tim Sexton 35
8 Jeremy Hakes 30
9 Tim Tournay 28
10 Kevin Birrell 23
Paul McGlone 23
Scott Durfee 23
Sunshine Bon 23
14 Dale Geiger 18
15 Greg Poverelli 15
Robert Peters 15
17 Alex Jeffrey 12
Ed Zeltmann 12
19 Francesco La Rocca 9
Mike Pantino 9
Robert DeStasio 9
22 Daniel Purdy 7
Gilles Melanson 7
24 Madmike Richardson 5

INDISC: January 15, 2017
Rank Name Points
1 Karl DeAngelo 100
2 Robert Gagno 75
3 Cryss Stephens 60
4 Escher Lefkoff 50
5 Johnny Modica 40
Keith Elwin 40
Kevin Birrell 40
8 Andrei Massenkoff 30
9 Raymond Davidson 28
10 Dave Stewart 25
Todd Rafacz 25
12 Adam Lefkoff 20
Alex Tada 20
David Riel 20
15 Derek Thomson 16
16 Jon Replogle 14
17 Germain Mariolle 11
Sanjay Shah 11
Zach Sharpe 11
20 David Oliver 9
Derek Miazga 9
22 Bob Matthews 7
Phil Birnbaum 7
24 Ben Clement 5


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.