The Steel City Pinball Association launched its annual tournament in the summer of 1998. The original event was small but successful. In 1999, the event was held at the Beehive Coffeehouse in Oakland, and was larger and more rewarding (top prize in the A division was $1185). For the 2000 tournament, we moved to a larger location, obtained sponsorship, developed a new scoring system, pre-announced a guaranteed prize package, and as a result, had the most successful tournament in Pittsburgh yet! 2001 will be even bigger and better.

We welcome and encourage participants from around the world. Last year, the most distance traveled to the tournament was from California. This year, we hope to attract the international contingent which has visited PAPA and IFPA tournaments in years past. Any player who travels from outside the continental United States to attend Pinburgh 2001 will be given one free entry in the division of their choice!

With your participation as a player, Pinburgh will continue to grow into a larger and more successful event, with more players, more machines, better prizes, and more fun.

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updated March 29, 2001