The Manitoba Pinball League is on Youtube

During the woman’s and open league you might have noticed a video camera filming people play. That was for our Youtube channel. Click the link or search for Manitoba Pinball League in Youtube. The channel will have some small clips of people playing then interviews after league nights and tournaments. After tournaments we would like to interview the winner of the tournament as well as anyone that is interested. Look for  Dave, Jay or Mr.Miller if you want to be interviewed. The interviews should not take to much time.

House Keeping notes and Tips

We are always looking at how to improve things with the site and event information.

One thing we are testing out is a new way of posting the Events. Currently there is a new page with Trial Calendar and its using Google Calendars. There is a link on the page to add this calendar to either iCal or Google Calendar so you have the most current version active at all time on your end.

We have also added a Code of Conduct to the site which is your IFPA rules with a few extra additions as well. Please take a moment to read it.

We are also setting up a email so that if you have issues / concerns at an event and would prefer to email us we can help you from there.

And lastly some people have an issue clicking on a link on your smart device, if you have auto rotate active, pivot the device into landscape and you should be able to click your link, again a code issue. Will also mention on the trial calendar page in landscape you get a little blurb added to the date box as there is a bit more room to populate it.

League Nights for 2020

In order to help plan for the league nights we have the dates for the open league and woman’s league. Some locations are still to be determined.

Open League dates:

Thursday January 30 – The Forks

Thursday February 27 – The Forks

Saturday March 14 – AMCC

Thursday April 9 –

Thursday May 7 –

Thursday June 11 –

Thursday July 23 –

Thursday August 20 –

Sunday September 20 – Winnipeg Beach

Friday October 30  – (SUPER League Night)

League championship – Saturday November 14

Women’s League Dates:

Monday January 27 – The Forks

Monday February 24 –

Monday March 16 –

Monday April 13 –

Monday May 11 –

Monday June 22 –

Monday July 20 –

Monday August 31 –

Sunday September 20 – Winnipeg Beach

Monday October 26 –

2020 IFPA Provincial Championship Series (PCS)

Manitoba Pinball players have been battling in IFPA provincial tournaments all year long to secure a spot in the top 16 to qualify for the IFPA Provincial Championship Series (PCS). 

The PCS 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 March 5th in Denver, Colorado.

Congratulations to the top 16 and good luck in the tournament.

Saturday January 18th @ 2PM at Phantom Amusement Private Collection.

*Note: Although the bracket doesn’t show it, there will be single elimination matches on the B side for positions 5-16. The battle for 3rd will be a best of 3. All A side matches are best of 7.

Manitoba Pinball Events

Dates for new Manitoba Pinball events will be announced in the coming days.

In the meantime, the Winter Selfie Challenge continues. You still have over a month to get down to Phantom Amusement @ The Forks, Half Pints, & the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club & rack up some scores. You choose the entry fee – 100% will go to the camera streaming equipment project! Send selfie score pictures to – make sure to read the complete details on the event page:

Remember – if you submit even just 1 score, you will be entered into the random draw for a $25 gift card of your choice!

All 3 of the above pinball arcades are now open at their regular hours. See you there!

CBC TV Pinball Interview with Jay – TONIGHT!

TONIGHT, watch the CBC local news at 6pm, as I (Jay) will be shown on a segment called Eye On Manitoba which will probably air around 635pm. We went to the Good Will Social Club this afternoon & talked about pinball, my journey winning the PCS, how to play, & more.

CBWT (CBC Winnipeg) on cable, or watch from the CBC Manitoba Facebook page.


It was a great night for some championship pinball over at the new Lightning Arcade, as we crowned the second ever women’s league champion in Manitoba.

Congratulations to Jill H on not only being the league points champ, but also winning the MPL women’s league playoffs & securing the 2019 women’s championship! And if you think Jill’s playoff run to gold was as easy as her season run, think again. In the semifinal, Jill & Samara had a fight to the finish going the full 7 games with Jill edging out Samara by a mere 7,000 points in the final game of Split Second. In the final, Jill beat Jody, who claimed her 2nd silver plaque in 2 years.

In the bronze match, Tammy K & Samara M battled down to the final game of Medieval Madness in the best of 3 series, with both players leapfrogging the other & both scoring well over 30 million! In the end, Tammy captured the bronze plaque with a last ball comeback.

And congrats to Michelle F for winning the best Christmas sweater competition! Honourable mentions went to Tiffany V & Franca C.

Congrats to ALL!!! Final results below:

1. Jill H
2. Jody L
3. Tammy K
4. Samara M
5. Jessie F
6. Sheri B
7. Heather S
8. Annika F
9. Lydia F
9. Bonni O
9. Tiffany V
9. Cathy F
9. Franca C
9. Tanya M
9. Jeannie A
9. Michelle F