Schedule | General Information | Prize Pools | Past Winners

The Pinball Pro Championship (PPC) is an IFPA sanctioned event. The tournament pays hommage to the old PAPA World Pinball Championship and current INDISC Open Championship format. It is a high stakes, card based style tournament that will bring out the very best players to compete for the chance to be the champion of the event.

Entry Fees

  • All entries for the tournament are administered electronically through the DTM scoring system and can only be used for the Pinball Pro Championship.
  • Tickets will be able at the tournament desk, there are unlimited entries so you can purchase as many as you want to try to qualify for the tournament playoffs on Saturday.
  • This tournament will be hard capped at 160 competitors.
  • All tournament tickets are non-refundable, play at your own risk, unused entries are the responsibility of the competitor.
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YEGPIN - Pinball Pro Championship
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Qualification Hours

Thursday, July 21, 202212:00pm – 11:45pm
Friday, July 22, 202212:00pm – 11:45pm
Saturday, July 23, 202210:00am – 9:45pm
Sunday, July 24, 202210:00am – 1:45pm

Playoff Hours

Sunday, July 24, 20224:00pm – 8:00pm

Playoff Schedule

Tentative TimesDescriptionComments
4:00pm – 6:00pmM – Quarter FinalsTop 2 advance in each group, Stream: Group 1
6:00pm – 8:00pmM – Semi FinalsTop 2 advance in each group, Stream: Group 1
8:00pm – 10:00pmM – FinalsStream: Finals

General Information

  • The tournament will be using an unlimited PAPA 5 machine card style using PAPA position/rank scoring (1st 100, 2nd 95, 3rd 90, 89, 88, 87…) for each machine. 
  • The tournaments are open to the public along with your PRE-PAID admission to the expo.
  • Top 16 scores will qualify for main draw playoffs. See detailed rules for tiebreaker.
  • Finals start at 4:00 PM on Sunday.
  • Each elimination round will be a three game Professional & Amateur Pinball Association (PAPA) four player format (4,2,1,0 scoring) knockout round with two players

General Rules

Pro Pinball Championship machines will only be available to tournament participants from Thursday – Saturday. Five (8) machines will be available for play, and five (5) will be counted towards your card.

  • Machine list to be updated closer to the event.
  • All rules, malfunctions and rules, machine settings and player conduct to be based on PAPA rules.
  • Extra Balls will be Turned Off or a sign posted to Play Extra Balls on Particular games if needed.
  • A detailed listing of all the rules being used for this event can be found here.

Prize Pools

  • All card(s) entries will be added to the prize pool and paid out at 95%.  
  • Prizes will be awarded to all of the playoff qualifiers, the percentages are below.
  • The winner will receive his/her very own customized Pro Pinball Championship bracelet for winning this competition.
  • 2nd, 3rd, 4th places will also receive a customized PPC plaque.
Division1st2nd3rd4th5th-8th9th – 16
Main (8):
Up to 80 qualified players

Past Winners

2019Germain Mariolle