Tutorials, PARS, and more!

Lots of things are happening down at PAPA HQ. We’ve officially kicked Bowen out and have locked the doors so we can start setting things up for the upcoming World Pinball Championships August 11-14. To pre-register for the tournament, click here. The games are going to be wheeled into place shortly, and Steve and the other techs are hard at work getting everything ready.

In other news, the PARS ranking system is going through a series of updates. There was a backlog of data from the past two years, and it is being entered over the next few weeks. We expect to be up to date shortly and plan on keeping the system running smoothly. If any of you league managers or tournament directors have PARS data to send, feel free to email us. The PARS pinball system takes into account every match that is played during a competitive season, tournament, or challenge match. As a player, if you win in week 5, it matters. If you lose in week 6, it makes a difference. So even if you’re on top of your league’s rankings or all the way at the bottom, play hard every time you pull the plunger. Check here for the current rankings, and expect more updates.

And while we’ve officially kicked Bowen out, that doesn’t mean we won’t have videos. We took the time to film a bunch and will be editing them over the coming weeks. For starters, here’s The Addams Family!

The vertical-only version can be found here.


  1. July 4, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Thanks so much for this video! It really cleared up a lot of questions I had about this game. Nice game(s) Bowen!

  2. David
    July 4, 2011 at 6:47 pm

    Excellent vid. Cheers.

  3. David
    July 4, 2011 at 9:14 pm

    Guys, since the Vimeo download option is not available, do you mind if download services like saveme are used to download the vids to HDD, as long as they’re not publicly distributed?

    (Some of these vids are quite large, and I’d like to watch them over and over, without having to stream half-a-gig of video each time.)

  4. Broasted
    July 4, 2011 at 9:19 pm

    Great work again, my main man Bowen! How long this wait felt was lifted as soon as the video started. Good stuff. Now to wait for next fix.

  5. Greg
    July 5, 2011 at 7:10 am

    “We’ve officially kicked Bowen out and have locked the doors.” Nice try, PAPA…if there’s anything Bowen can handle, it’s a lock.

  6. Mc
    July 5, 2011 at 5:43 pm

    Thanks again for another great tutorial.

  7. Chris
    July 6, 2011 at 10:40 pm

    I’m disappointed, Bowen. No shaking the ball back up the right outlane? Tsk tsk…… 🙂

  8. July 8, 2011 at 12:03 am

    Sorry, I don’t shake balls back up the outlane for less than $2,000…

    (It is amazing what can happen when you’re desperate and there’s no penalty for failure…)

  9. MHS
    July 8, 2011 at 12:45 am


    Tell that to my wife.

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