Congratulations to Drew S who won the AMCC welcome back tournament! Jay W took 2nd in a closely fought final. Ian G beat Alain L in the 3rd place match. Congrats to Alain on his best finish by far by placing 4th. On a night that felt more like we were welcoming back winter (with a vengeance) including slushy roads, fallen trees, & numerous power outages that affected at least 2 players in the tournament, we still had 11 players from the St. James – Assiniboia area plus Drew & Jay. And the kids participating had a lot of fun playing with us too.
Next up – the MPL Autumn Climb The Ladder Spectacular MAJOR TOURNAMENT! Prizes for the top SIX finishers! Saturday October 26th @ 2pm – Phantom Amusement @ The Forks.
We just wanted to send a quick message to everyone. We hope everyone is safe and travels well through the unbelievable snow! And to say that we are still good to go for the AMCC launch 🚀 tournament tonight at 7pm. Mr.Morris will be there early just after 5pm to make sure everything is going smoothly. Again the tournament is a GO! Turkey dinner just $12! See you tonight!
Thursday night is the final open league night of the 2019 season. The race for playoff spots is solidifying. There are players with zeros to replace that will be looking to make some big moves. Even 17th & 18th (the 1st 2 alternates if any playoff qualifier cannot make it) will be important races. And whether you make the playoffs or not, you will earn IFPA points no matter where you place in the league standings.
If you are in the top 8, congratulations, you have already clinched a playoff spot! The top 5 is quite solid, but some movement is still possible between Garth B, Drew S, Rick E, & Grant Z. The top 5 have already clinched a playoff spot in the top 8 which means they will get 1st table pick in round 1, game 1. The race for #1 is over. Jay W cannot be caught.
Click on League Standings above to see where you rank.
History was made on Saturday night. Congratulations to Jill H who became the first woman to win a MB IFPA open strike tournament! Jill also becomes the 13th different IFPA MB pinball tournament winner in 2019! She defeated Ian G – both of whom crushed the competition by being the last 2 standing with only 1 strike each.
In the 3rd place match, Grant Z defeated Jay W to earn his 1st podium finish since November 29, 2018.
Congrats to all!
Final open league night takes place Thursday October 3rd at 7pm. Last chance to improve your league standing for 2019!
There were several responses to the Pinball Learning Session form. Thank you for all helping out. 14 responses were recorded the results are:
What skills and techniques would you like to learn about?
Aiming better shots, saving the ball better, etc
How to get the big points
All the things I don’t even know I don’t know!
I am way out of practice on just about everything!
How to beat you
General play and control
What machines do you want to learn about?
Any of the newer ones! Iron maiden especially
Anyone in the arcade
All of them actually but particularly The Addam’s
All of them
My favourite machines to play are the vintage ones
from the 60’s – early 70’s. The new machines look overwhelming and when I have
tried them I can never seem to get the ball flipped back into play.
Based on the feedback people would be interested in learning about machines and techniques. Repairs would be a different session but it is something Manitoba Pinball would like to do. Once the details are figured out we will let everyone know. In the meantime if you are looking for a more casual learning experience or just want to come out and play email Jay W. at email@example.com. Jay is always looking to play more pinball. If you would like more information about the learning sessions email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Congratulations to Ian G who won the Jurassic Park launch party!!! It is Ian’s 1st tournament win! Ian becomes the 12th different player to win an IFPA MB pinball tournament.
The launch party was played by 11 different players. In the qualifying round, Jay & Drew jumped out with very early huge scores that nobody could catch, including a new grand champion score for JMW. David Morris & Ian rounded out the top 4 playoff qualifiers. Then in a complete reversal, Ian beat Jay 2-1 & David beat Drew 2-1 in the semis. Ian won his 1st game against Jay by half a million! And Ian didn’t stop – racking up consistently big scores, often in the hundreds of millions, & beating David 2-0 in the final. In the 3rd place match, Drew beat Jay 2-0.
Next up – league night on Thursday at 7pm @ Phantom Amusement. It is the 2nd last open league night of the 2019 season. Expect some big movement as some players replace their lowest scores & any missed league nights from earlier in the season. See you there!
Have you ever struggled on a machine not sure what to do? The standard response to that is shoot flashing shots which is not very helpful. Pinball tutorial videos exist but they can be hard to follow and you can’t ask questions at the moment. The Manitoba Pinball League is looking to see if there is interest in pinball learning sessions. The idea is to help people better understand games and to practice pinball skills and techniques.