The Manitoba pinball tournament season has begun. We had 18 players including a few new people come out to the curling club along with many of the regulars & veterans, including at least 2 out of town veterans who regularly come a long way to make this truly the Manitoba Pinball League.
We welcomed back David Morris with a card signed by many league members. And it must’ve been a source of inspiration because Dave was the tournament winner! Dave & Jay W went head to head in a final 2 with Dave having only 1 strike to Jay’s 2 strikes. Jay won on Monopoly & was riding a streak of 6 1st places in a row. In the final deciding round, it came down to the very last ball in a close game of The Addams Family, but Dave was able to end Jay’s streak for the win.
Ian G & Grant Z played a 3rd place match on Space Shuttle, with Ian winning & taking the final spot on the podium.
Honourable mention goes to Hugh L who finished in 5th place in his 1st ever MPL tournament!
Videos of the tournament including interviews have been posted to the new MPL YouTube channel:
Jay is the first to complete all 9 games. I have been submitting scores to Jay in case anyone wants to verify my scores. The contest closes February 10 at 11:59pm. Submit one score to email@example.com in order to be in the random draw for a $25 gift card. Head over to https://matchplay.events/live/winterselfie if you want to see the current scores for each machine.
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
Back on Thursday December 12, Drew S hosted us at Sych Drywall where we had such a fun & festive time, things got UGLY! 😉
Congratulations to Derek W who won the Ugly Sweater Classics Tournament, his first win in nearly 3 years! He & Drew slayed the field, facing off in the final matches with only 1 strike each. Each player won 1 game, & it all came down to a final game on Haunted House where both players scored well over 500,000 each! Derek is also the 14th & final player to win a 2019 MB Pinball IFPA tournament.
3rd place required a tiebreaker in which Jay W defeated Garth B in a much uglier game of Haunted House. 😉
Also congratulations to Samara M who won for the ugliest sweater, & Jay W who took 2nd place! Both won prizes for their ugliness! Honourable mentions went to Brant B & Dave W.
IFPA MB point standings should be updated & finalized in a few days. We will then know who qualifies for the upcoming 2020 MB PCS in what position. PCS will take place on January 18, 2020. More details to follow.
Introducing the Winter Selfie Challenge an event where you can play whenever you want unless the venue is closed. Three games at Three different venues submit a selfie with your score to firstname.lastname@example.org to count your score for the game. If your name is not in the email address please add in the body of the message when submitting scores.
Venue and games:
Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club
Total Nuclear Annihilation
The Walking Dead
1st place on a machine gets 100 points. 2nd place gets 90 points. 3rd place gets 85 points. After 3rd place scores go down by one so 4th would get 84 points and 5th would get 83 points and so on. To get points on a machine you will need to play it. The highest point total at the end of the event will be the winner.
The winner will get a $25 gift card of their choosing. There will also be a random draw where the person selected will get a $25 gift card of their choosing. Due to IFPA rules requiring a judge present for all scores, there will be no IFPA points on the line.
This is a pay what you want event. All money collected will go towards purchasing streaming equipment for the league. Pay in person to a Manitoba Pinball League staff(Dave, Jay or Mr.Miller) or interac etransfer to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scores must be submitted by February 10 at 11:59pm
The Pinhead Cup will have a new name engraved on it, & it is Ian G’s name that will grace the trophy for 2019! Ian defeated Mike M from Fargo ND, who has driven up to Winnipeg to play in several past tournaments, & earned his 2nd ever podium finish in Manitoba, matching a 2nd place finish from May 2018. Derek W beat Jay W to take 3rd place in the deciding game of Monster Bash which involved both players scoring well over 100 million!