woohoodonuts writes: The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association is creating a webchannel that will livestream content from their national circuit of tournaments ranging from Southern California to New York City. The most recent circuit tournament in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA sold out of all 400 tournament openings in less than three weeks, months in advance of the event. With several new companies in the process of creating machines and hundreds of new competitive events springing up worldwide at a record pace, is the retro silverball rising to prominence once again?
woohoodonuts writes: The Professional and Amateur Pinball Association are announcing the inaugural season of the PAPA Pinball Circuit. Beginning March 30th through April 1st at Pinburgh, the world's largest match-play pinball event held annually in Scott Township outside of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the Circuit will include ten high quality pinball tournaments ranging from The Southern Pinball Festival in Orlando, Florida to the Northwest Pinball Championships held annually in Seattle, Washington. Each event will feature highly competitive pinball action within a variety of tournament formats.
The PAPA Pinball Circuit offers a combined prize pool of over $100,000 and culminates in an invitational tournament where the winner of each game receives $100 in addition to thousands more awarded according to how each player finishes.
For more information on the PAPA Pinball Circuit or any of its events, please visit www.PAPA.org. For information and videos on how to play hundreds of pinball machines at a more competitive level and prepare yourself for the Circuit, visit PAPA's sister site at www.pinball.org.
woohoodonuts writes: August 15, 2010. Keith Elwin won the world pinball championship in Pittsburgh, PA for the third consecutive year. The weekend-long event fielded 406 players from all over the world and distributed over $36,000 in prizes. The three games chosen in the final round were Stern Cheetah, Bally The Addams Family, and Bally Creature from the Black Lagoon. Keith scored over 500 million points on his final ball with $10,000 on the line to defeat fellow American, Andrei Massenkoff, by nearly 300 million points. Next year's event will be held August 11-14, 2011 in Pittsburgh, PA.