Pinburgh 2013 Match-Play Championship

The Pinburgh Match-Play Championship was held at PAPA World Headquarters on April 11-14, 2013.

Detailed Final Results are Available

When Pinburgh was relaunched as the Match-Play Championship in the spring of 2011, we introduced a unique match play concept that ensures every player gets to compete for at least two full days. This structure was developed by Bowen Kerins, former World Pinball Champion, and is designed to accommodate players of all skill levels. Please read this quick overview of how Pinburgh works.

In 2013, Pinburgh will begin with the 2012 Tournament Circuit Final on Thursday, April 11, an invitation-only competition for Tournament Circuit leaders and event winners. Circuit Final details are available here. Pinburgh 2013 is also the first event of the 2013 Tournament Circuit!

Pinburgh is a completely open event with a single registration fee for each player. Token and merchandise purchases go towards charity, and to date, $26,885 has been raised for charities such as the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society.

This year, the prize package is $60,000!

Player registration before play begins is required, due to the match play nature of the tournament. Online registration is available here; however, the tournament is currently full and has a waiting list!


Yes, Pinburgh is Open to the Public!

This is one of only two events where PAPA is open to the public. Players of all skill levels are welcome, as well as spectators. Whether you compete or not, you are welcome to browse and play the 200+ non-tournament pinball machines (2 tokens per play), meet other players, and watch the tournament.

There will be a custom, collectible token for Pinburgh attendees only; this ultra-rare token will be included in each roll of tokens sold at the event.

For further details, please use the links to the right.