Big Updates coming!

Hello everyone, Jon and I wanted to publicly welcome Kevin Peden and David Miller (Mr.Miller) to our website team. It is our goal that with more people able to add things to the website that it will be a much more meaningful and busier website. Also still to come is classifieds and YouTube videos and Twitch streams. Up next Mr.Miller and Kevin Peden will be coming over to do a review of one of my machines of their choice and put it up on the website. Just wanted to welcome them and give everyone that update. Also there is a TON of new events posted today to the events tab and more to come in the coming week. So stay tuned!

 

Updates to Manitoba Pinball website

If you frequent this site you may notice that the front page does not get updated much. I have been asked by Dave to help with updating the site. Going forward you will see blog posts some news and first impressions of pinball machines coming out.

Let me introduce myself you might have seen me around at league or tournaments but might not know much about me. I go by Mr.Miller at pinball events since the creator of the Manitoba Pinball League is named David as well.

Mr. Miller and Dave Morris

I got started into pinball really young around age 6. My grandpa had a machine in is basement bar. I can’t remember the name of the machine but whenever I would go over I wanted to play the machine. My grandpa sold the machine as it was breaking down and he did not want to fix it. If he wanted until I was older I would have bought it and tried to repair it. When arcades were still around I would look for pinball machines. I could play the arcade games at home and did not want to waste my money on a game with cranked up difficulty. I messaged Dave about the league while watching an event called Pinball Done Quick. It was at an event called Games Done Quick which is for speedrunners. Pinball Done Quick was seeing how fast you could get a mode started or multi-ball. I did a google search while no one was playing on the stream and found the Manitoba Pinball League Facebook page. I have been hooked on the pinball league since then. Manitoba Pinball League has reignited my interest in pinball. I was not sure of where to play before the league, Dave told me about the pinballmap app now when on vacation I look for the nearest place to play.

What makes pinball so appealing? For me, it is the sights and sounds of a machine. Pinball Arcade or virtual machines do not cut it for me. The sounds of the flippers and ball are missing in virtual machines. You can have fun on a machine without knowing the rules. Once you start to learn the rules a machine it becomes even more enjoyable. I like the fact that pinball does not have an ending unless you count the wizard mode as beating the game. These are some of the reasons I find pinball appealing.

Phantom Amusement comes up BIG!

Get your cell phones ready. Dialed In is coming to Forth at 171 McDermot Ave. for a LAUNCH PARTY and tournament on Saturday March 17th. We will be taking the game out of the box at 11am. The tournament will start at 1pm and go until 11pm! It will be a top score based tournament. No fee to enter just pay per play. The more you play the better your chances of winning a prize. We will have a Dialed In poster as well as some Jersey Jack Pinball T-Shirts and even some Manitoba Pinball League T-Shirts to give away! The top 5 scores get a prize at 11pm. You don’t have to be there the whole time to claim your prize either. We will contact you if you are not present at the end of the Launch Night. The other games will of course be on as well to keep you occupied between turns on Dialed In as well Forth has a great food and drink menu for one and all. Come on out and lets make this a day to remember for pinball in Manitoba!

 

Lightning Arcade Weeknight Knockout!

We had a great turnout last night at Lighting Arcade. There were 22 people in the tournament and Dave had 13 of his machines in play.

The top 3 winners of the night were:

1st – Garth Babisky

2nd – Dan Feriolo

3rd – Trevor Whatman

A full listing of the players and placing are on Matchplay.Events

A big thank you to Dave for allowing us to play on his personal machines at his home! And here is a message from Dave on how the night went.

Well we had a great time at Lightning Arcade on Thursday night. It took a little longer then normal on a weeknight then I thought it would but we finished up between 11pm – 12am. After the battle was done Garth Babisky came in 1st, and Dan Feriolo came in 2nd (And  this was only his 3rd tournament played and first since July last year at the beach) and Trevor Whatman finished 3rd! He has consistently been in the top 3 for the past number of tournaments. I know his eyes are set on 1st but I know it will come soon. We had 4 games go down (one came back Split Second and was used as the second last game in the tournament) and a couple games have things break but still playable and I learned that a couple of my games Star Trek and Medieval Madness the flippers get weak after extended use. So this is going to be addressed by not only rebuilding the flippers but doing a complete rebuild including BRAND NEW flipper coils as well. Space Shuttle was a hit (I don’t know how many times I had to go back to it and add more credits). We will try again in May at Lightning Arcade and the games will be working better than ever I promise!

Provincial Championship Series Winner (PCS)

Who was crowned Manitoba’s first CHAMPION?

Our man Jeff Jonuk placed 1st.

David Morris came in 2nd, and Tervor Whatman, poking out in the back of the shot placed 3rd.

We would have had David popping out in the shot as well, but he is the one taking the photo. If you look close you can see him in the reflection on the trophy.

Thanks to Jason and Angela for allowing us to host the event on their wonderful collection of machines.

League Game Standings

Well folks we had our last league game of the year, and have the lineup for the who made the playoffs for December 16th.

  1. Garth Babisky
    167
  2. David Morris
    157
  3. Trevor Whatman
    150
  4. Lance Wormsbecker
    149
  5. Jason Krutish
    142
  6. Darren Cancilla
    137
  7. Colby Hansen
    136
  8. Marcel Toutant
    136
  9. Henry Leung
    131
  10. David Miller
    120
  11. Spencer Zurek
    104
  12. Angela Krutish
    103
  13. Franca Cancilla
    103
  14. Jon Feschuk
    101
  15. Grant Zeilstra
    93
  16. Kevin Peden
    78

If for any reason any of the top 16 in the league are unable to attend the playoffs, we will take the next in line to fill the spot to get 16 players.

We still have a few more tournaments coming up this month, so check out the Events Calendar to see the dates and times.

Also thanks to everyone who has made time to come out and play in the league. Keep an eye on the Events Calendar for when the League games start up again in the new year. Till then we hope to see you at the next event.

Manitoba Pinball T-Shirts

Well look who is sporting the new Manitoba Pinball T-Shirt.

That right Dave. They have finally come in and you can pickup your order Thursday Nov, 09 at league night @HalfPintsbrewco .

A huge thank you to Trevor Whatman as well for all the hard work he did to help make these t-shirts happen. So remember to show off your colours when you are out and about.

Reset Interactive Ultralounge has CLOSED!

Hello Manitoba Pinball League players! Unfortunately today I have some bad news. I received word yesterday afternoon that Reset Interactive Ultralounge was permanently closed down. That means that the tournament we have scheduled there on Saturday Sept. 30th is cancelled . However I’m heading to Vancouver today for the weekend and when I get back I’ll work hard to find us a location for Saturday night. Stay posted here and on the website for further details.

Manitoba Pinball League T-Shirts!

Manitoba Pinball League T-Shirts are available for pre-order until Sept 29, 2017!

Cost will be $30 each ($32 for 2XL-4XL)

Please verify your style and size using the links below:

UNISEX

LADIES’ SLIM FIT

LADIES’ RELAXED FIT

Email dave@manitobapinball.com with your colour, style, and size before Friday, September 29th! Payment via email money transfer or in person at our next event, to be arranged upon order.

Expected delivery: End of October 2017