The event: the Professional/Amateur Pinball Association's 13th World Pinball Championships, A Division. The machine: Creature From The Black Lagoon. The prize: $US10,000. The best part: they rest the ball on the flippers for a breather just like you do.
The entire duration of the final game, all 40-some minutes of it, was filmed by an overhead camera, allowing spectators at the event (as well as the entire internet) to see what the world's best pinball playing looks like. Unsurprisingly: very precise.
You can head over to Tilt Warning for an admirably detailed flip-by-flip of the final rounds or just press play on the above video and let the skills wash over you. [Tilt Warning via Slashdot]