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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.

  • THE OPEN – IFPA World Championship (Jan 9-12, 2020)
  • IFPA Pin-Masters (March 6-8, 2020)
  • Texas Pinball Festival (March 27-29, 2020)
  • PinFest IFPA Tournament (May 1-2, 2020)
  • Canadian Pinball Championships (May 1-3, 2020)
  • Golden State Pinball Festival (May 15-17, 2020)
  • Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown (May 22-24, 2020)
  • City Champ (June 20-21, 2020)
  • Silverball Rumble at Pintastic New England (June 26-27, 2020)
  • Pinburgh (July 9-12, 2020)
  • Brisbane Masters (Aug 8-9, 2020)
  • Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show (Sept 10-13, 2020)
  • NW Pinball Championships (Sept 18-20, 2020)
  • Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament (Oct 15-18, 2020)
  • 24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum (Nov 7-8, 2020)
  • OBX Flippers Fall Tournament (Nov 13-15, 2020)
  • Pittsburgh Pinball Open
  • Free Play Florida
  • Pinvasion

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.

  • THE OPEN – IFPA World Championship (January 9-12, 2020)
  • IFPA Pin-Masters (March 6-8, 2020)
  • Texas Pinball Festival (March 27-29, 2020)
  • PinFest IFPA Tournament (May 1-2, 2020)
  • Canadian Pinball Championships (May 1-3, 2020)
  • Golden State Pinball Festival (May 15-17, 2020)
  • Cactus Jack’s Silverball Showdown (May 22-24, 2020)
  • City Champ (June 20-21, 2020)
  • Silverball Rumble at Pintastic New England (June 26-27, 2020)
  • Pinburgh (July 9-12, 2020)
  • Brisbane Masters (August 8-9, 2020)
  • Cleveland Pinball & Arcade Show (September 10-13, 2020)
  • NW Pinball Championships (September 18-20, 2020)
  • Pinball Expo Flip Out Tournament (October 15-18, 2020)
  • 24 Hour Final Battle at the Sanctum (November 7-8, 2020)
  • OBX Flippers Fall Tournament (November 13-15, 2020)
  • Pittsburgh Pinball Open
  • Free Play Florida
  • Pinvasion

Instructional Videos