Carlsbad’s World Pinball Champion

by The Editors on August 29, 2008

Carlsbadistan’s Keith Elwin, 37, is somewhat of a pinball wizard. How else could he explain to World Championship titles. According to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune, Elwin just took first place at the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The tournament, which draws about 500 players and spectators, is considered the Holy Grail of pinball competition. . . . “Sometimes I do get nervous and don’t know why,” Elwin said of competing. “I’ll kind of stay away from the tournament area, watch the other end of the building or go outside for a quick run. . . . “At this tournament, I wasn’t nervous.”

It might help that Elwin’s day job is that of a pinball machine repairman at Area Amusements in San Marcos. Looks like mixing business and pleasure is working for the new World Champ. Congrats.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune]

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