Jurassic Park Launch Party – Results

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!

Pinball Learning Sessions

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.

A quick form has been set up to see if there is interest and determine which machines and skills people would like to work on. Click the link below to fill out the form. 

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League standings – updated

In the open league, the top 2 that were tied going into August league day were the best 2 that night. But who was better? By just a single point, Garth B takes sole possession of 1st place over Jay W! Rick E is close behind in 3rd. In the middle, we have a logjam. The 8 players ranked 7-14 are separated by just 10 points! And in the race for the final playoff spot, Brant B is in 16th leading David Morris by a single point.

On the women’s side, Jill H continues to lead the way over Jody & Samara.

Next league nights will be Thursday September 19 for the open league at Phantom Amusement, & Monday September 23 for the women at Half Pints. Expect some BIG movement, as this will be the 1st chance for players to replace their lowest scores (or zero scores).

Click the applicable League Standings link above for full standings.

August Knockout At The Forks – Results

This was a night of storylines. Congratulations to Drew S who needed & got 3 wins in a row to take the top spot in tonight’s tournament! Drew becomes only the 2nd player to win multiple IFPA Manitoba 2019 tournaments to date, & may be the 1st to come back with 3 must-wins in a row in the final 2 of a Manitoba Pinball strike tournament.

Lance W took 2nd place after starting the tournament with 9 wins in a row.

And in a repeat of a tournament that took place exactly 1 year ago less a day, Jay W & Samara M again faced off for 3rd place, with Jay winning. Jay was nearly eliminated out of the top 10 in round 6 but after scoring just 4 million on GOTG in the 1st 2 balls, he then got 100 million on ball 3 to stay alive. Samara took 2 early strikes in the 1st 3 rounds & then rattled off 5 wins in a row to make the final 4.

Next up – Jurassic Park Launch Party on Saturday September 14th @ 4pm.

Samara M, Jay W, Lance W, Drew S
Front row L to R: Lance W (2nd), Drew S (1st), Jay W (3rd), Garth B (T-5th).
Back row L to R: Samara M (4th), Michael C (T-5th), Jody L (T-5th), Dan F (T-5th).