PAPA North American Circuit Final: April 11, 2013

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?


  1. DHS
    March 10, 2013 at 7:38 pm

    Any chance of live streaming of the circuit final and/or the finals of pinburgh? It would make those of us far away very happy.

    For the circuit final, there’s even no shortage of commentators, with only four people playing at a time.

    1. bowen
      March 10, 2013 at 9:36 pm

      There are a lot of hurdles to live streaming! You’re right that commentators is not one of them in this case…

  2. Todd L Williams
    March 10, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    Yeah pete. Glad we’ll have one ppler representing. Are all players on list registered for pinburgh? I would imagine yes.

  3. kme
    March 11, 2013 at 12:29 am

    Same set of games gonna be used for marathon and endurance? How many different games, eras?

  4. bowen
    March 11, 2013 at 12:40 am

    No specific list of games will be made available until later, if at all. There will be a selection of seven games chosen for hopefully good reasons. The same games will be used for endurance (the phase to reach the final four) and marathon (the seven-game finale). Marathon will be played on all seven of the available machines.

  5. kme
    March 11, 2013 at 1:24 am

    Thanks for clarifying 🙂 Woohoo, Birdman FTW!

  6. kme
    March 11, 2013 at 1:27 am

    dream lineup: Avengers, ID4, Police Force, Checkpoint, BTTF, POTO, Badcats!

  7. Lofote
    March 11, 2013 at 6:23 am

    @kme: Serious? THAT is your dream lineup? That is the strangest pinball dream lineup I have ever seen :-D…

  8. Chris
    March 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    I think Keith left out Motordome and CSI….

  9. kme
    March 11, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Those aren’t one shot games!

  10. bjb
    March 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    but he did leave out Riverboat Gambler and Kings of Steel

  11. mhs
    March 12, 2013 at 8:37 pm

    Don’t knock motordome!

  12. DHS
    March 14, 2013 at 10:46 pm

    Re: Livestreaming

    Saw the stream test using Hangouts/youtube, though you’ve deleted it now. While the resolution wasn’t that awful there were occasional frame rate issues. The shot with the laptop on the Flash Gordon was actually quite useful, because it made it really obvious when the game was getting nudged. is setup to stream ‘gaming’–mostly video games, but also live games get streamed there. It goes up to full res, you can do picture-in-picture stuff without too much hassle, and it records everything to an archive that you can access later. It also has a live chat, if that’s a feature that you’re looking for.

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