PAPA 18 World Championship Games and Info

Information Taken from http://papa.org/papa-tournaments/papa-world-championships/papa-18-world-championships/

PAPA 18 World Championships

March 11-15, 2015

Martian TrophyThe Professional & Amateur Pinball Association World Championships is the most competitive pinball event held anywhere in the world, bringing more than a thousand players and spectators together to enjoy four solid days of pinball battles and plain old-fashioned fun!

The World Pinball Championships includes four major divisions for competitors of varying skill levels, three classics tournaments featuring older machines, and more.

PAPA Headquarters will also be open on Wednesday, March 11 for practice play and the PAPA Circuit Final. Thursday through Saturday will consist of divisional qualifying, followed by final rounds on Sunday.

Spectators are welcome to attend & admission is free!

Address:
PAPA World Headquarters
100 Keystone Drive
Carnegie, PA 15106


Divisions of Play

Division A:   The main division of the PAPA World Pinball Championships is the most renowned event in all of competitive pinball, annually deciding the title of PAPA World Pinball Champion. All players of any skill level are welcome to compete in Division A and challenge for the title!

Division B:   While Division B is frequently labeled as an intermediate division, this designation is relative to the rest of the PAPA World Championships. The level of skill exhibited in this division is higher than the main divisions of the vast majority of tournaments throughout the world. Players with higher than average league or tournament experience who are not yet capable of competing in the main division at the PAPA World Championships play in Division B. Please note that some restrictions will be applied to help determine who can and cannot enter Division B.

Division C:   Division C at the PAPA World Championships is designed for players with below average league or tournament experience, or anyone who does not feel confidant competing in Divisions A or B. Please note that some restrictions will be applied to help determine who can and cannot enter Division C.

Division D:   Division D at the PAPA World Championships is designed for beginners and novice players. This Division is intended to offer experience to players who are new to competitive pinball. If you are unsure of how PAPA’s tournament process works or do not feel comfortable competing in Divisions A, B, or C, we encourage you to play in Division D. Please note that Division D is heavily restricted to only allow newer competitive players.

Classics:  PAPA offers three separate Classics events at the World Pinball Championships, featuring machines created prior to 1990. The Classics divisions function as their own self-contained daily tournaments and do not prohibit any player from also competing in any other division.

Juniors: Only players 15 years old or younger are permitted to play in Juniors. This division offers plaques to the winners and is intended to encourage younger players by providing them experience in the PAPA tournament setting. In order to ensure each player has a chance to experience the pressure of a final rounds format, all Juniors players will be entered into the final rounds.

Seniors: Only players 50 years of age or older are permitted to compete in the Seniors division.

Split Flipper: The Split Flipper Division gives competitors the chance to play with a partner. Each player is only allowed to control the buttons on one side of the machine cabinet.

New Divisions: We are developing criteria for creating new divisions by public demand. Our goal is to run the events and divisions players will enjoy most. More information will be coming soon.


Prize Package

Division A
1st Place $10,000
2nd Place $4,000
3rd Place $2,000
4th Place $1,000
5th-8th Place $350
9th-16th Place $150
17th-24th Place $100
Division B
1st Place $4,000
2nd Place $2,000
3rd Place $1,000
4th Place $500
5th-8th Place $250
9th-16th Place $125
17th-24th Place $75
Division C
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $300
4th Place $200
5th-8th Place $100
9th-16th Place $75
17th-24th Place $50
Division D
1st Place $500
2nd Place $300
3rd Place $200
4th Place $100
5th-8th Place $75
9th-16th Place $50
17th-24th Place $25
Classics I, II, & III
1st Place $1,000
2nd Place $500
3rd Place $300
4th Place $200
5th-8th Place $100
9th-16th Place $75
17th-24th Place $50
All Other Divisions
1st Place Plaque
2nd Place Plaque
3rd Place Plaque
4th Place Plaque

Total prize package $45,000+

The winner of Division A will receive the title “World Pinball Champion”.

All competing players are required to register before playing any qualifying rounds.  Registration is $5, and allows each player to purchase as many subsequent entries as he or she likes. Pre-registration is not required. Any player may register at the tournament itself whenever qualifying rounds are open.

Further details on registration and purchasing entries can be found in the Official Rules.


Pricing

Item Price
Basic Registration (required for Division play) $5
Division A, each qualifying attempt $20
Division B, each qualifying attempt $15
Division C, each qualifying attempt $10
Division D, each qualifying attempt $5
Classics Divisions, each qualifying attempt $15
All Other Divisions, each qualifying attempt $5

Recent Changes

This is a list of differences between PAPA 17 and PAPA 18. We are implementing these changes based on player feedback.

UPDATE 1
PAPA 18 will see the creation of Division D.

UPDATE 2
Over 100 new arcade games have been added to PAPA Headquarters, and all of them will be set on free play.

UPDATE 3
Prize packages have been updated to reflect 24 qualifiers in all major divisions.

UPDATE 4
Top qualifier prizes have been eliminated. The prize pool money has shifted to the creation of Division D and to pay out top 24 in all Major Divisions.


Event Schedule


Wednesday – March 11, 2015

9:30am – 10pm – Doors Open

10am – PAPA Circuit Final


Thursday – March 12, 2015

9:30am – 12 midnight – Doors Open

10am – 12 midnight – Qualification for Divisions A / B / C / D / Seniors / Split Flipper.
Sales cut-off at 11:15pm, play at 12 midnight.

10am – 6pm – Qualification for Classics I & Juniors I divisions.
Sales cut-off at 5:15pm, play at 6pm

6:15pm – Final Rounds for Classics I and Juniors I divisions


Friday – March 13, 2015

9:30am – 12 midnight – Doors Open

10am – 12 midnight – Qualification for Divisions A / B / C / D / Seniors / Split Flipper.
Sales cut-off at 11:15pm, play at 12 midnight.

10am – 6pm – Qualification for Classics II & Juniors II divisions.
Sales cut-off at 5:15pm, play at 6pm

6:15pm – Final Rounds for Classics II and Juniors II divisions


Saturday – March 14, 2015

9:30am – 12 midnight – Doors Open

10am – 12 midnight – Qualification for Divisions A / B / C / D
Sales cut-off at 11:15pm, play at 12 midnight.

10am – 12 noon – Last minute qualification for Seniors / Split Flipper. Sales cut-off at 11:45am, play at 12 noon.

10am – 6pm – Qualification for Classics III & Juniors III divisions. Sales cut-off at 5:15pm, play at 6pm

12:15pm – Final Rounds for Split Flipper Division

3:15pm – Final Rounds for Seniors Division

6:15pm – Final Rounds for Classics III & Juniors III divisions.


List of Machines at the Event:

A Division:

Mustang
CSI
Medusa
TSPP
Space Station
Cactus Canyon
The Walking Dead
Black Rose
Lost In Space
Creature From The Black Lagoon


B Division:

LOTR
Fish Tales
The Rolling Stones (Stern)
Radical!
Time Machine
Revenge From Mars
Batman (Stern)
Quicksilver
WOZ
Mousin Around


C Division:

Centaur
TOTAN
Godzilla
Taxi
24
Surf n Safari
Metallica
XMEN LE
NBA Fastbreak
Shadow


D Division:

Monopoly
Flash Gordon
Future Spa
TAF
WCS 94
Indiana Jones (Stern)
Pinbot