Frequent PAPA Volunteer and former World Champion Bowen Kerins won the Pinball Expo tournament against Zach Sharpe, who was the Circuit Point leader coming into the event. Both players were moving the ball well all weekend, having qualified fourth and sixth respectively. The finals on Sunday stretched from 8am until 7pm and saw some incredible action, including a 440m point game of ACDC and a 50m game of Xmen back to back by current PAPA World Champion Keith Elwin against Joshua Henderson. Keith also won the Classics tournament at Expo against Pittsburgh-local Fred Cochran.
The Circuit Standings have been updated. Keith Elwin has taken over first place with 343 points in only five events. Zach Sharpe is still within striking distance with 323 points through six events, though only scores in any player’s best five events count toward the total. Trent Augenstein, director of the Pinball Expo Tournament, is nearly 100 points back with 224, and Cayle George and Joshua Henderson round out the top five.
The top 20 players at the end of the Circuit season, as well as anyone else who has won an event but is not in the top 20, will be invited to the Circuit Final at PAPA Headquarters the day before Pinburgh 2013. There will be several local tournaments that week, so players are encouraged to arrive early and be ready to compete often. Details will be announced soon.