Yesterday, a few of the Yinzterns took a trek out to Carnegie, PA to check out the World Pinball Championships. With no idea what to expect, it is no exaggeration to say we were floored by the experience.
In Carnegie, a large white nondescript warehouse holds hundreds of pinball machines. Opened to the public only four days a year, people come from all over the world to participate in the 16th Professional & Amateur Pinball Association’s (PAPA) World Pinball Championship. From the outside, I didn’t expect much of the space, but the moment I opened the door, my jaw dropped.… Read the rest
Tucked away in a two-floor complex in West View, my first reaction to Pinball Perfection was “woah”. Then, “how do I start playing?”
Open since 1991, Pinball Perfection is the premiere spot in Pittsburgh to get your pinball fix. Or ogle over the 100s of pinball and other classic machines. The machines are divided up by era and theme, ranging from baseball to Flash Gordon. The earliest machines date back to the 1920s.
The top floor of Pinball Perfection is dedicated to gaming. The lower floor features a show room for sales.
Pinball Perfection has an eclectic feel, every corner… Read the rest
The Professional & Amateur Pinball Association, aka PAPA, happens to be headquartered right here in Pittsburgh. PAPA has a huge, 30,000 square feet, facility just outside of Pittsburgh, with more than 400 pinball machines and it is only open to the public a few times a year.
This week is PAPA 14 World Pinball Championships – pinball players from around the world are heading to Pittsburgh to compete for over $40,000 in prizes.
We have blogged about PAPA events before – but this is definitely worth another mention as the PAPA event is free to attend and something that is… Read the rest
UPDATE: The event has been rescheduled for Saturday, March 27, 2010
UPDATE: This event has been postponed due to the snow – will be rescheduled for a later date.
This Saturday, February 6, 2010 is an extra special fundraiser – Cupids and Canines benefits the Western PA Humane Society and Bow Wow Buddies, a foundation that was set up to contribute to canine cancer research.
It is also a rare opportunity to check out the PAPA World Headquarters. I have posted about the PAPA tournaments before and this is one of my favorite Pittsburgh finds. PAPA is the Professional and… Read the rest