The 2nd annual TWIPYS will be held live this March at the Texas Pinball Festival. The TWIPYS are awards given out to games released in 2018 in specific categories and to people in the industry, voted on by you, the pinball community. Voting was held over the past month and the winners will be announced live at the festival later next month.
There were so many fantastic machines released this past year and it looks like 2019 is off to a great start with Stern’s release of The Munsters.
I thought it would be interesting to see what MPLers thought, so I put together a Best of 2018 poll for you to have your say.
Voting is anonymous and will be open for a few weeks. Enjoy.
The Manitoba Provincial Championship was held this past (freezing cold) weekend in Winnipeg at Flippin’ Out at The Forks. As mentioned, the top 16 players in the province played it out for the title and the right to represent Manitoba at the North American Championship in Las Vegas.
Jay Woolston faced Marcel Toutant in a best of 7 finals with Jay edging out Marcel for the win.
Congratulations to Jay Woolston on winning the 2019 Manitoba PCS Championship and good luck in Las Vegas in March.
Congratulations to Marcel Toutant on 2nd place and Jeff Jonuk on a 3rd place finish.
The MPL would like to thank Jon Feschuk, Joe Furgal and Spencer Zurek for coming down to help with the tournament. Your assistance made the event run smoothly and was greatly appreciated.
The top 16 in Manitoba battle it out this Saturday for the 2019 IFPA Provincial Championship. These players have been competing all year long in sanctioned Manitoba IFPA tournaments to qualify for the championship. Returning champ Jeff Jonuk will attempt to defend his title against the best in Manitoba.
This 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 in Las Vegas this spring.
**NOTE – Ryan Relleve had to withdraw from the tournament resulting in everyone below where he was in the standings moving up one position. Also it moved #17 Jason Krutish into the PCS as the #16 seed. Although the bracket doesn’t show there will be a single tie breaker game played (B) side for positions 5-16. The battle for 3rd will be a best of 3. All (A) side matches are best of 7.
The MPL Season 2 finals were held at Phantom Amusements this past weekend and seen the top 16 square off in a best of 3 single elimination match play tournament for the title.
Congratulations to Trevor Whatman on winning the Manitoba Pinball League Championship – Season 2. Trevor entered the tournament as the top seed and battled David Morris for the league title.
Congratulations also goes out to David Morris for placing 2nd and Grant Zeilstra for placing 3rd.
Thanks to Mark and Diane for welcoming us into their home and being such great hosts. The food was excellent and it was so awesome playing for the title on machines that well maintained – the MPL thanks you!
Season 3 starts in January with some new changes for 2019 – Hope to see you out at the next event.