PAPA 16 is quickly approaching. We’ve been preparing the facility all summer and are prepared make good on our kickstarter promise of livestreaming the World Championships. Be sure to tune into our PAPA Blog Saturday evening from 9:30 to Midnight for the final rush of qualifying, and on Sunday from 10:45 until we have crowned a champion.
This year, PAPA is moving to an electronic scorekeeping system. While this is mostly a big deal for our tireless scorekeeper and front desk staff, it does involve some changes for our players, as well.
All entries will continue to be sold at the front desk only, but will now be electronic. There will be no paper for you to carry over to your division. After purchasing your entry, head over to your division and line up behind the machine you want to play. Big change here : You no longer have to tell the scorekeepers in advance which 4 (in Classics) or 5 (A, B, C) games you ultimately want to play.
If you are the first person at the machine, wait for a staff member – they will get your number and queue you in to play. This allows us to verify that you have an open entry in that division. Then play like you normally would, stay at your machine when done, and we’ll come get your score. Visually verify your score, and we’ll hit OK. It is very important that the scorekeeper enters your player number BEFORE you play your game.
Then the next person in line steps up, and we put in that person’s number. And so it goes. You go choose your next machine, and we go take the next score. At any time, we can check to see how many machines you’ve played on an entry, and how many entries you have in a division.
Once you have played all your games, you’ll look at your scores and press the button to either COMPLETE/ENTER your entry, or VOID your entry.