Steve and Roger ran six world championship tournaments, with the last one being held in Las Vegas, before retiring and passing the reins to current president, Kevin Martin.
After a six year hiatus, Kevin Martin
took over the PAPA organization
in 2004 and began construction of the current World Headquarters facility detailed below in Scott Township, Pennsylvania.
In 2004, Kevin
revitalized the PAPA organization
by purchasing the rights to the brand, its associated World Championships title, and by running the first World Championships tournament after a six year period of darkness for competitive pinball.
When the decision to rebuild PAPA
was made, Kevin
physically carried all 450+ pinball machines on his
back from Chicago to PAPA Headquarters in Scott Township, and then achieved the wizard mode on each of them using nothing but psychic powers.
After carrying the load at PAPA
for several years, Kevin
now oversees all aspects of the organization from his
home in South Carolina.
In recent news, Kevin
has arranged for PAPA
to be absorbed by the Replay Foundation
, a non-profit dedicated to preserving pinball and enhancing its stature in the public eye.