The PAPA Tournament Circuit provides a full year of high-quality competitive pinball events, sponsored by PAPA, culminating in a special Circuit Final tournament.
We have selected ten high-quality events, distributed evenly on the calendar as well as across the country. Each event is worth the same number of points, as shown below, and everyone is eligible to play for those points. Each player's five best results contribute points to their total for ranking purposes.
In the Endurance phase, the four lowest-seeded players play a machine, and the player with the lowest score is eliminated and replaced by the next highest seed for the next round. The winner of each game receives an immediate $100 prize.
Once there are four players remaining, the Marathon phase begins. All four players compete in a series of seven four-player matches, scored in the standard PAPA finals format. As before, the winner of each game receives an immediate $100 prize.
The payouts for finishers are as follows:
|1st Place||$2,500||and trophy|
|2nd-4th Place||$800||and plaque|
|13th Place and below||$100|
|Each Game||$100 for each victory, a minimum of $2,300|
|Total Prize Package: $10,000+!|
There is no fee to participate in the Circuit or the Circuit Final. The top finisher will receive the title PAPA Circuit Player of the Year.