In addition to running our own tournaments, PAPA sponsors other great events around the world with t-shirts, free PAPA certificates, volunteering, and a number of other ways.
Recently, on October 19-23, the Pinball Expo took place in Chicago. The winners received some PAPA certificates for PAPA 15 next August, and Todd MacCulloch received the fame of being the 2011 Expo Champion after working his way though a highly competitive field. Lyman Sheats took second place, and Pinburgh’s own tournament director, Bowen Kerins, took third. Zach Sharpe finished fourth to round out the final four.
Derek Fugate, a qualifier in two of our three classics tournaments at PAPA 14, won the Expo Classics tournament. Finishing 2nd through 4th were Cayle George, Josh Sharpe, and Joe Said respectively.
There were a number of other participants and winners in the various divisions, and PAPA both thanks and encourages all of them to keep flipping! If you ever get an opportunity, attend Expo and any other pinball show or tournament nearby.