PAPA 14 World Pinball Championships
Changes for 2011This is a list of differences between PAPA 13 and PAPA 14. We are implementing these changes based on player feedback and new ideas. You may also want to review the changes made in 2010.
- We have decided not to raise the per-entry fee for A Division from $20 to $25.
- We are planning to run Classics on three days: Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. Everybody loves Classics, so come out on Thursday for more Classics!
- Classics will most likely take at least 12 qualifiers to finals on Friday and Saturday, if not more.
- EM machines in Classics will be set to 5 balls. This will change (but only from one day to the next) if it proves to be problematic for the schedule.
- Target scores have officially been added to the rules; these are specific scores on specific qualifying machines, per day, which will earn $100 for the first player to reach them.
- The prize package has been tweaked slightly to reach $40,000 in guaranteed cash prizes, plus mini-tournaments and target scores.
- The Doubles Split-Flipper mini-tournament final on Sunday has been removed due to logistical complications.
- Rules have been added about qualifying in two divisions, about the disposition of abandoned entries, about the finality of qualifying standings after play ends on Saturday night, about not allowing players to move to a higher division after noon on Saturday, etc.
- When processing non-bubble tiebreakers for qualifying, players will no longer be given a choice of seeding groups; seeding will be assigned in descending order of the score total on each player's qualifying entry.
- Rules regarding stuck balls have been updated and reworded.
- We have added a qualifying score estimator tool, courtesy of an idea contributed by Adam Lefkoff.
We appreciate all forms of constructive criticism (please contact us), and look forward to seeing you this year!