It was great to see PAPA world headquarters and meet everyone in person. Special congratulations to the PBDG supporters who made it to final rounds of the tournament (did I miss anyone?): Julie Gray and Mark Czarnowski (C division) and Erik Holverson (B division).
If you don’t already know, PAPA runs the annual World Championships of pinball. (2011 World Champion was local boy Andrei Massenkoff of San Francisco.) PAPA is located near Pittsburgh, PA and has over 450 pinball machines plus classic cabinet games in a giant warehouse arcade (30,000 square feet!).
Plan to attend the 2012 Match Play Championships. Registration is open now, and PAPA welcomes players of all skill levels, as well as spectators. The tournament provides the opportunity for terrific competitive play, and everyone is also welcome to browse the machines, play practice games, meet other players, and watch the competition.
I can’t thank Kevin and the folks at PAPA enough for their generous support of Pinball Donut Girl. Please check out their great blog, which has a ton of cool tutorials, beautiful photography and other good stuff, follow PAPA on FB to keep up with news and events, and come out to the tournaments.