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The goal of the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association is to create and promote the world’s greatest pinball tournaments, encourage friendly competition, and spread enthusiasm for pinball among casual gamers. Toward that end, we have built Pinburgh, the largest pinball tournament in history, worked alongside IFPA and Stern Pinball to create the Stern Pro Circuit, and have begun regularly broadcasting pinball-related coverage with the creation of our instructional tutorials, competition videos, and PAPAtv live streaming series.

Our hope is that pinball players will use the resources our organization provides to become both more successful and more interested in the wonderful game of pinball.

PAPA Logo

The goal of the Professional & Amateur Pinball Association is to create and promote the world’s greatest pinball tournaments, encourage friendly competition, and spread enthusiasm for pinball among casual gamers. Toward that end, we have built Pinburgh, the largest pinball tournament in history, worked alongside IFPA and Stern Pinball to create the Stern Pro Circuit, and have begun regularly broadcasting pinball-related coverage with the creation of our instructional tutorials, competition videos, and PAPAtv live streaming series.

Our hope is that pinball players will use the resources our organization provides to become both more successful and more interested in the wonderful game of pinball.

Stern Pro Circuit

The Stern Pro Circuit, presented by the Replay Foundation and IFPA is a series of 20 high-level pinball tournaments. We will be tracking the WPPR performance by players in these events, with the top 40 qualifiers being invited to the Stern Pro Circuit Final held in Chicago, IL.

  • Sep 6-9, 2018: Vancouver Flipout
  • Sep 6-9, 2018: Cleveland Pinball Show
  • Oct 18-21, 2018: Pinball Expo
  • Nov 3-4, 2018: 24hr Final Battle
  • Nov 9-11, 2018: Free Play Florida
  • Nov 16-18, 2018: OBX Flippers Tournament
  • Dec 15-16, 2018: City Champ
  • 2019: Pittsburgh Pinball Open
  • 2019: Danish Pinball Open
  • 2019: PinFest IFPA Tournament

Stern Pro Circuit

The Stern Pro Circuit, presented by the Replay Foundation and IFPA is a series of 20 high-level pinball tournaments. We will be tracking the WPPR performance by players in these events, with the top 40 qualifiers being invited to the Stern Pro Circuit Final held in Chicago, IL.

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