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
  • August 9-12, 2012
  • Scott Township, Pennsylvania (near Pittsburgh)
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 of $40,000! Circuit points are awarded to top finishers in the A Division.
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 competitive play.
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!