Pinball Learning Session Update

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

Bonus shots

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?

Solid state

Any of the newer ones! Iron maiden especially

Anyone in the arcade


All of them actually but particularly The Addam’s Family

New ones

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 Jay is always looking to play more pinball. If you would like more information about the learning sessions email me at

Pinball Streaming

The Manitoba Pinball League is wanting to stream events. Pinball streaming requires lots of equipment, the list of items needed can be found here. If you want to see events streamed we need some help with donations. You can donate in person to Dave Morris at the next league night or tournament. You can also send an interact transfer to

The Forks Summer Sizzle – Results

Yet another first time 2019 open IFPA Manitoba tournament winner in 2019!
Congratulations to Marcel T for winning The Forks Summer Sizzle! Congrats to Drew on finishing in 2nd place, & congrats to Ian G on his 1st ever podium finish – 3rd place!

There were some VERY close games including a less than 1,000,000 point separation between 2nd & 3rd in the final 3 match on Deadpool, & less than 700,000 between 2nd & 3rd on an earlier match in Guardians Of The Galaxy.

In just 7 months, there have already been 10 different 2019 IFPA-sanctioned open pinball tournament winners in Manitoba! In all of 2018, there were also 10 different winners, or just 8 if you exclude launch parties.

Next up – a summer matchplay tournament at Joe’s Pandora Inn, then we hit the beach for some league pinball Sunday August 25 – 1:30 PM for the women & 4:30 PM for the open league. NOTE THE TIME CHANGES – they will happen earlier than originally scheduled.

1st Marcel T ($100), 2nd Drew S ($30), 3rd Ian G ($20)

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: //

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!