Elwin Wins California Extreme!

The PAPA Circuit stops this weekend at California Extreme in Santa Clara, California. Live standings can be found here thanks to Adam Lefkoff. The current Circuit leader is Trent Augenstein with 156 points. Zach Sharpe trails closely with 153 points.


CONGRATULATIONS to Keith Elwin for winning the 2012 California Extreme tournament and punching his ticket to the PAPA Circuit Final. During the final round Keith won Congo and Tron to take an 8 to 4 lead over Jim Belsito. The final game was played on Tommy, and while Jim won the game it was not enough to overcome Keith’s overall performance. Videos will be posted of the final games in coming weeks with commentary.

Congratulations to Adam Lefkoff for winning the classics tournament! Adam scored over 2.35 million points on Fathom in the final game to overtake Keith Elwin’s score of 2.31 million. Hal Erickson took third, and Bob Matthews took fourth.

Congratulations to all players! A large number of new tournament players attended the event, and the pinball bug was successfully spread. PAPA extends a sincere thank you to all volunteers and staff. The California Extreme tournament was a success, and we hope to see you here next year and at other PAPA Circuit events in the future!

Main Tournament
1st Keith Elwin
2nd Jim Belsito
3rd Robert Gagno
4th Andrei Massenkoff
5th Zach Sharpe
6th Cayle George
T7th Trent Augenstein
T7th Raymond Davidson
9th Neil Shatz
10th Karl Deangelo
11th Tim Hansen
12th Matt Topper
13th Adam Lefkoff
14th Mark Steinman
15th Maka Honig
16th Josh Henderson

Classics Tournament
1st Adam Lefkoff
2nd Keith Elwin
3rd Hal Erickson
4th Bob Matthews
T5th Robert Gagno
T5th Jim Belsito
T7th Gene Lewin
T7th Zach Sharpe
9th Neil Shatz
10th Cayle George
11th Eden Stamm
12th Johnny Modica
13th Trent Augenstein
14th Billy Brown
T15th Mark Steinman
T15th Tim Hansen

The current lineup of games includes:
Wild Card
Jacks Open

Tron LE
Ripley’s Believe it or Not


  1. winball pizard
    July 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm


  2. JPW
    July 28, 2012 at 10:30 am

    NES in da house!

  3. Alexandru
    July 28, 2012 at 7:38 pm

    Go Neil Shatz!!! We need you in these tournament videos…

  4. July 29, 2012 at 2:21 am

    Shatz still #1 qualifier with an hour to go.

    Shatz, Shatz Shatz!


  5. Chris
    July 29, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Wow! Mark Steinman currently qualified in Modern and Classics! Mark, it’s too bad you can’t compete in PAPA events. You could probably do very well.

  6. MHS
    July 30, 2012 at 12:27 am


    Running events, especially those as large as PAPA and Pinburgh, is so tiring I honestly don’t think I would compete even if I was allowed. Thanks though, and Congrats to Keith and Adam.

  7. July 30, 2012 at 6:14 am

    My hat is off to Mark.

    Difficult venue, top expectations, all the usual Tournament difficulties. He made the right choices where it counted and pulled off a great event.

  8. O_R_D
    July 30, 2012 at 6:44 am

    Robert Gagno making it into top 4, good stuff. The final rounds were full of killers.

  9. Karl
    July 31, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    A huge thanks to Mark and Adam for running the event and to ALL the scorekeepers/volunteers that spent their precious show hours to keep the tournament moving.

    Congrats Keith & Adam!

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