2020 IFPA Provincial Championship Series (PCS)

Manitoba Pinball players have been battling in IFPA provincial tournaments all year long to secure a spot in the top 16 to qualify for the IFPA Provincial Championship Series (PCS). 

The PCS tournament is a best of 7, single elimination match play and the winner gets the opportunity to represent Manitoba at the North America Championship held March 5th in Denver, Colorado.

Congratulations to the top 16 and good luck in the tournament.

Saturday January 18th @ 2PM at Phantom Amusement Private Collection.

*Note: Although the bracket doesn’t show it, there will be single elimination matches on the B side for positions 5-16. The battle for 3rd will be a best of 3. All A side matches are best of 7.

Winter Selfie Challenge Score Update

Current standings for the Winter Selfie Challenge

1Jay Woolston890
3Alain Leclerc90
David Morris90

Jay is the first to complete all 9 games. I have been submitting scores to Jay in case anyone wants to verify my scores. The contest closes February 10 at 11:59pm. Submit one score to mr.miller@manitobapinball.com in order to be in the random draw for a $25 gift card. Head over to https://matchplay.events/live/winterselfie if you want to see the current scores for each machine.

Manitoba Pinball Events

Dates for new Manitoba Pinball events will be announced in the coming days.

In the meantime, the Winter Selfie Challenge continues. You still have over a month to get down to Phantom Amusement @ The Forks, Half Pints, & the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club & rack up some scores. You choose the entry fee – 100% will go to the camera streaming equipment project! Send selfie score pictures to mr.miller@manitobapinball.com – make sure to read the complete details on the event page:


Remember – if you submit even just 1 score, you will be entered into the random draw for a $25 gift card of your choice!

All 3 of the above pinball arcades are now open at their regular hours. See you there!

CBC TV Pinball Interview with Jay – TONIGHT!

TONIGHT, watch the CBC local news at 6pm, as I (Jay) will be shown on a segment called Eye On Manitoba which will probably air around 635pm. We went to the Good Will Social Club this afternoon & talked about pinball, my journey winning the PCS, how to play, & more.

CBWT (CBC Winnipeg) on cable, or watch from the CBC Manitoba Facebook page.


Pinball Interview – January 2 On CBC Radio

I (Jay) will be interviewed about my pinball journey & discovery of the Manitoba Pinball League along with winning the 2019 PCS & going to Vegas for the NACS, live on the radio!

Tune in Thursday January 2nd (tomorrow morning), to CBC Radio One at 7:40 AM CST. Tune into 89.3 FM or 990 AM in or near Winnipeg. Or on the web at:


This happened as a result of a Facebook post yesterday where CBC asked “What was the top (personal) story in your life this year?” They read my comment on the radio too, which you can read below, or listen to this audio clip:

What was the top story in your life this year? Not a news story, your personal story?

Posted by CBC Manitoba on Tuesday, December 31, 2019

New Year’s Eve At The Forks / Casual Play

Come celebrate the new year at the Forks! Let’s play some casual pinball together in the evening until just before midnight & then we’ll head outside for the countdown to 2020 & then the new year’s fireworks right at midnight. Drop in anytime at your leisure. Play in the Winter Selfie Challenge. Direct any questions to Jay W.

Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/459888398284836/

There will be events of all sorts all day New Year’s Eve at The Forks. See The Forks event page for more details:


(Note: this is NOT a tournament or league night – just a casual, fun night of pinball. Remember to bring cash for coin drop – machines will NOT be on free play mode.)


It was a great night for some championship pinball over at the new Lightning Arcade, as we crowned the second ever women’s league champion in Manitoba.

Congratulations to Jill H on not only being the league points champ, but also winning the MPL women’s league playoffs & securing the 2019 women’s championship! And if you think Jill’s playoff run to gold was as easy as her season run, think again. In the semifinal, Jill & Samara had a fight to the finish going the full 7 games with Jill edging out Samara by a mere 7,000 points in the final game of Split Second. In the final, Jill beat Jody, who claimed her 2nd silver plaque in 2 years.

In the bronze match, Tammy K & Samara M battled down to the final game of Medieval Madness in the best of 3 series, with both players leapfrogging the other & both scoring well over 30 million! In the end, Tammy captured the bronze plaque with a last ball comeback.

And congrats to Michelle F for winning the best Christmas sweater competition! Honourable mentions went to Tiffany V & Franca C.

Congrats to ALL!!! Final results below:

1. Jill H
2. Jody L
3. Tammy K
4. Samara M
5. Jessie F
6. Sheri B
7. Heather S
8. Annika F
9. Lydia F
9. Bonni O
9. Tiffany V
9. Cathy F
9. Franca C
9. Tanya M
9. Jeannie A
9. Michelle F