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2014 Pinburgh Match-Play Championship coming up this weekend

Samit Sarkar (he/him) is Polygon’s deputy managing editor. He has more than 15 years of experience covering video games, movies, television, and technology.

This year's Pinburgh Match-Play Championship, the annual pinball tournament run by the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association, will take place at the organization's Scott Township, Pa., headquarters this weekend, March 28-30.

A field of 400 individuals will play more than 250 different games, vying for a total prize pool of $60,000. The players will compete on Friday to determine placement into one of four skill-based divisions. After Saturday's play in groups within those divisions, the top 24 finishers in each division will qualify for the finals on Sunday. The final rounds will run alongside a consolation tournament in which everyone else can participate.

In addition, the headquarters of the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association will be open to the public for a total of at least 40 hours during Pinburgh 2014, as well as on Thursday, March 27, the day preceding the tournament. Check out our feature on the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association for more on the history of the organization.

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