Tournament Circuit: 2012 Schedule
- Pinburgh 2012
The Pinburgh Match-Play Championship, operated by PAPA,
is the largest match play tournament
in the world, and is the keystone of the new Tournament Circuit.
- Gameworks Tournament of Champions
Gameworks is a family fun center with a wide variety of arcade
games. The IFPA, based near Chicago, Illinois, helped
develop the Tournament of Champions event hosted at the Schaumburg
location as a way to help draw attention to both Gameworks and the
competitive sport of pinball.
- Northwest Pinball Championships
The largest pinball tournament
in the Pacific northwest features multiple
divisions of play for all skill levels.
This year, the tournament is
not affiliated with the Northwest Pinball and Gameroom Show.
- California Extreme
The California Extreme pinball tournament is run in conjunction
with a larger arcade show.
This event is an annual celebration of coin operated pinball
machines, video games and other novelties you once found in game
arcades. A number of industry speakers and vendors attend the event.
The pinball tournament features multiple divisions for varying skill
levels and a "Classics" side tournament.
- PAPA 15 World Pinball Championships
The PAPA 15 World Pinball Championships is the largest,
most competitive pinball tournament in the world, featuring four
solid days of brutal pinball battles and a prize package in excess
Circuit points are awarded to top finishers in the A Division.
- August 9-12, 2012
- Scott Township, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh)
- Chicago Pinball Expo
The Chicago Pinball Expo is one of the longest running pinball shows
in the world, having been held annually for nearly three decades.
A wide variety of vendors exhibit at Expo, and the tournaments offer
a variety of divisions for multiple skill levels.
- Southern Pinball Festival
The Southern Pinball Festival coincides with the attractions
industry's premier show, IAAPA.
The show is open to everyone who wants to play some pinball, and features
machines of all styles and eras, set on free play with ticket purchase.
Pinferno is held at the Reciprocal Skate Shop,
a unique location in New York City showcasing
a mixture of skateboards and pinball, with unrelenting enthusiasm for both.
The tournament has a limited number of slots available for
competitors, so pre-registration is required.
- Rose City Showdown
Rose City Pinball is the governing organization of major pinball-related
activities in Portland, Oregon and the surrounding region. Rose
City Pinball works hand in hand with the Crazy Flipper Fingers crew
in organizing and supporting several annual events. The main
tournament run by Rose City Pinball is the Rose City Showdown, held
at the Slingshot Lounge and featuring multiple divisions of highly
- Louisville Arcade Expo
The Louisville Arcade Expo pinball tournament is run in conjunction
with a larger retro arcade show. The show places a heavy emphasis
on retro consoles, arcade machines, and the retro gaming industry.
The Louisville Arcade Expo also features additional side tournaments
held alongside the main event.
- Circuit Final
The Circuit Final was held the day before Pinburgh 2013,
concluding the 2012 North American Circuit, and crowned the first
PAPA Circuit Champion as Daniele Acciari!