2010 World Pinball Championships
August 12 - 15 near Pittsburgh
The 2005 World Pinball Championships
took place near Pittsburgh, PA
at the PAPA 8 TOURNAMENT
in Carnegie, PA
Final results were:
2005 World Pinball Champion
2nd Place - Neil Shatz
3rd Place - Lyman Sheats
Professional Amateur Pinball Association event, baby boomers
not only could see, but also play many of the pinball games
they remember from the 50's and 60's.
Even though video games have replaced pinball machines, there's
still nothing quite like the hands-on feel of playing an old pinball
machine...just watch you don't TILT!
"Pinball Wizard" was a song title on THE WHO's 1969 album 'Tommy.'
The lyrics describe well the excitement of 'playing the silver ball'
with mention of lights a-flashin' and buzzers and bells!