Pinburgh 2012 Match-Play Championship

The Pinburgh Match-Play Championship was held at PAPA March 30 through April 1, 2012. The total prize package exceeded $27,500!


Total Raised for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society: $14,335

Photographs from Pinburgh 2012

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.

Pinburgh is a completely open event with a single registration fee ($100) for each player. Token purchases go directly to charity, and in 2011, $12,550 was raised for the Western Pennsylvania Humane Society. Each player should expect to use a minimum of $20 of tokens while competing.

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 the 200+ non-tournament pinball machines, play practice games (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. Please note that we have sold out of the custom token at this time!

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