All 10 tournaments for the 2012 PAPA North American Circuit are in the books, and we’re ready to announce the field for the Circuit Final.
These 20 players will be squaring off at PAPA HQ on April 11, 2013, from 9:30 am until we have a champion. The format is single-game, four-player competition. A first place finish is worth $100 in every game. A last place finish is an elimination in every game. After each game, the next player in line joins. These are the 20 finalists, in the order they will play, and their notable finishes. Full standings are available here.
- #20 Tim Tournay: won Pinferno
- #19 Daniele Acciari: won Northwest Pinball Championship
- #18 Sean Grant: 2nd at Pinferno
- #17 Pete Hendricks: 2nd at Louisville Arcade Expo
- #16 Brian Shepherd: 5th at Louisville, 3 other top 16s
- #15 Adam Becker: won Pinburgh
- #14 Robert Gagno: 3rd at California Extreme, 4th at Northwest
- #13 Jim Belsito: 2nd at CAX, 2 other top 16s
- #12 Adam Lefkoff: 4th at Southern Pinball Festival, 3 other top 16s
- #11 Jason Werdrick: 4th at Gameworks, 3 other top 16s
- #10 Karl DeAngelo: 3rd at Pinburgh, 4th at Rose City Showdown
- #9 Lyman Sheats: 3rd at Northwest, 4th at Pinferno, 3 other top 16s
- #8 Steve Bowden: won SPF, 3 other top 16s
- #7 Cayle George: 2nd at Northwest, 4th at PAPA 15, 3 other top 16s
- #6 Andy Rosa: won Louisville, 4 other top 16s
- #5 Josh Sharpe: 2nd at SPF, 4th at Expo, 3 other top 16s
- #4 Joshua Henderson: 2nd at PAPA 15, 3rd at Louisville, 4 other top 16s
- #3 Trent Augenstein: 2nd at Pinburgh, 3rd at Gameworks and SPF, 4th at LAE
- #2 Keith Elwin: won CAX and PAPA, 3rd at Expo, 3 other top 8s
- #1 Zach Sharpe: won Gameworks and Rose City, 2nd at Expo, 3rd at PAPA
As #1 seed, Zach Sharpe will advance directly to the final four, a seven-game series with PAPA scoring. Each game in the final four will still be worth $100 to the champion, and the winner of that final will receive $2,500 and the title of PAPA Circuit Player of the Year.
Thanks to all players, and especially to the event organizers and volunteers who make it happen month after month. Look for more information about the 2013 schedule soon.
The Circuit Final is a spectator event! Please come out and watch. Who will you be rooting for?