All Aboard The Pinball Express!

Parking at The Forks can be quite the adventure…circling the lot, finding a spot, and filling the meter with change. Why not catch a free ride to the arcade on a sunny Saturday afternoon?

Domo Trolley

The Domo Trolley runs between The Zoo and The Forks three times per day, offering a rustic 30min ride directly to and from The Forks Market. Summer schedule and the Trolley Tracker GPS can be found here:

https://assiniboinepark.ca/park-l…/…/plan-your-visit/trolley

Inside the Domo Trolley in Assiniboine Park

The Downtown Spirit offers free shuttles every 20 mins, with routes near the U of W and Legislative Building, and stops throughout The Exchange District:

https://winnipegtransit.com/en/service/downtownspirit/

Downtown Spirit

Thanks to Trevor W for contributing this.

Come out and Meet/Play pinball with the owners of Phantom Amusement!

Hello everyone, Mark and Dave are inviting anyone that would like to come out and play some pinball to come on Wednesday July 17th anytime after 8pm until close at 11pm. This is a meet and greet or if you already know them then it’s just to hang out and play pinball or ask any questions you would liked answered. They are taking the night off and actually PLAYING PINBALL! It is going to be a fun time and cold drinks will be provided, and even a few free games as well! Also a good warm up for the Red River Cup. So be like Dancing Gabe and come out and play some pinball!

Manitoba Pinball League – How does it work?

1 year ago today, a prospective pinball player used our contact submission form to inquire about joining the Manitoba Pinball League. That person is now a regular player in our league nights & tournaments. If you are asking the same question, here’s the simple answer…

You don’t have to “join” or commit to anything 1st. Just come on out to any of our league nights or open tournaments & register. The registration cost is usually $2 plus “coin drop” (whatever it costs to play each game) for league nights, & usually $2 – $12 for tournaments plus coin drop. Cost is the same whether it’s your 1st time playing with us or your 100th time.

Anyone can join – all ages are welcome! Bring your kids if they want to play.

For registering, you get to socialize with & compete against Manitoba’s best pinball players for 8 games during league nights. In tournaments, you have a chance to win cash & even pinball-related prizes on occasion. And you will get a profile on the International Flipper Pinball Association (IFPA) website, where you can track your progress & tournament results against the best pinball players from around the world! If you are traveling abroad & decide to play in an IFPA-affiliated tournament, you simply have to give your IFPA player number to the tournament organizer & they will register your profile for that tournament. Our players have played tournaments in places around the world including Edmonton, Calgary, Vancouver, Minneapolis, Las Vegas, Auckland New Zealand, & Melbourne Australia.

Once you have an IFPA profile, it is strongly recommended that you get it registered immediately. This will allow you to upload a picture, add a few personal details if you wish, compete in the annual Provincial Championship Series, & maybe even win prizes from the IFPA. To do so, go here & fill out the form:

https://www.ifpapinball.com/user-profile/

To find your own player profile or if you don’t know your IFPA player number, search here:

https://www.ifpapinball.com/players/find.php

Any questions, ask anyone at any of our events or submit a question using our contact submission form.

Venue Name Change

You might have already noticed but wanted to share that Flipping Out @ The Forks has been renamed to Phantom Amusement. It is still the same great place to play pinball and arcade games. Phantom Amusement has name recognition from people who remember the arcade in Kildonan Place Mall. Event location has already been changed in the pinballmap.

League & IFPA Points – Updated

The most recent 2 tournaments, along with the June league nights, have all been posted. With June almost over, we are now at the halfway point of 2019. Here’s how things are shaping up heading into July…

Rick E now has a 4 point lead over Garth in the league standings after a great showing by Garth at the last league night. 16th belongs to Jody who is in a very tight race with Ed Z, Dave W, & Darren C.

Jill has a huge 26 point lead over Jody in the women’s league, who in turn has a huge 29 point lead over Samara. Will anyone crack the top 3 anytime soon? Nicole R holds the 16th spot, 3 points over Franca C.

And in the IFPA Manitoba standings, current champ Jay, having won the most recent tournament, now has a big 17 point lead over Drew, Jeff, & Marcel, who themselves are separated by a mere 0.56 points. Jody L holds down the 16th spot with a 0.36 point lead over Ian G.

View league standings by clicking the applicable link above, or view IFPA Manitoba standings here: https://www.ifpapinball.com/nacs/2019/standings.php?l=MB

Women’s League S0206 & Forks Tournament – Results

The women came out to Phantom Amusements @ the Forks for their monthly league date plus a tournament afterwards.

In the women’s league, Tammy K lead the way in points today. But Jill H continues to add to her big lead! Will anyone be able to catch Jill?

And in the tournament, Jill dominated & nearly posted a shutout! But Jody L had other ideas & handed Jill her only strike of the tournament in Total Nuclear Annihilation before Jill finished with a win in Deadpool. Congratulations Jill on your 1st women’s tournament win! Jill took home $20 + a Transformers translite, meanwhile Jody took home $10 for 2nd place. 3rd place belonged to Tammy K. Congrats to all!