I was away on vacation in Minneapolis so I missed the Deadpool Launch Party here. The trip was planned in April so there was no way to change the date of the vacation. The idea was to head down in September for the Renaissance Festival when it was a little cooler than summer. The temperatures were 35 for the weekend so that did not go as planned.
Once I realized I would miss the launch party I checked the Tilt Pinball Bar website https://www.tiltpinballbar.com/ and they had a launch party on Sunday September 16. The format was you get two games best score counted then top 8 would playoff in a one strike tournament. So many people showed up so I only got one game in with a score of 11 million there was no chance to move on. Next game I played not in the tournament was 55 Million. If I had some time to practice on the machines I might have done better.
This is the trophy the winner got. I wish I could have brought it home to Manitoba.
The launch party also had some special goodies for people who registered. There was a Deadpool Launch Shirt and a Tilt Pinball Bar coin wallet. The front of the shirt and the coin walletThe back of the shirt
In addition to the stuff for entering the games were on free play for the duration of the tournament. I was able to get quite a few games in as most people were watching the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings play. It was a fun experience since half the bar was cheering for Green Bay and the other half cheering for Minnesota. Being a causal fan of both teams whenever someone would cheer I would trap the ball and watch the highlight.
Had a great time at Tilt Pinball Bar for the Deadpool Launch Party. Since I was wearing the Manitoba Pinball League shirt several people asked if I came down from Manitoba for the launch party. It was not the main reason I was done but I am glad it took place when I was down there.
Congratulations to Manitoba Pinball’s JON FESCHUK for winning the Novice division of the Vancouver Flip-Out Jurassic Classics tournament this weekend. WAY TO GO, JON!
Manitoba Pinball’s Jon Feschuk
Forth Friday Night Knockout was a great success at Forth .
We had 26 players in attendance and 16 of the 18 tables were in play for the night.
Here are a few people that came early to get in some practice games prior to the event starting.
Our winners of the night were (left to right)
Grant in 2nd, Trevor in 1st and Dan in 3rd place. Grant really made Trevor work for first place, as he played against him from round 10 to the 15th round.
You can see how everyone placed at the tournament at Matchplay.Events
Some games in play that night were
We have a league night coming up on Thursday Mar 22 2018 at Forth starting at 7pm. Remember to bring 2 dollars for admin fees and about 10 to 12 bucks in loonies and quarters for the coin drop on the machines. Everyone is welcome.
Thanks to David Morris of Manitoba Pinball and Mark Jaslowski of Phantom Amusement for providing the pins, and Forth for hosting this popup arcade in their space.
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!
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!
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.
Who will be crowned Manitoba’s first CHAMPION? Let’s find out this Saturday at Junior’s Arcade. The top 16 in the province are invited for this event. The event page has been updated with a new start time of 1pm and new info. Please read and see you there! We start at 1pm and you can arrive at 12:30pm.
Just want to remind you guys of the upcoming tournament at Winnipeg Beach this Saturday July 15th. All the details are on the Events Calendar.
We also have the link for the event. As it goes live you can see who is playing who on what machine and how many strikes they have. This is also handy for the participants at the venue so they can also see where they stand.
We are using Matchplay, and its been doing a great job for us keeping our tournaments flowing smoothly.
https://matchplay.live/boardwalk <- if you would rather type it in yourself
Our Knockout tournament last night was fantastic. We would like to thank Half Pints Brewery for allowing us to use their venue to host the event. We had a great turnout with 20 people in the tournament.
The standing were as follows:
||David Miller CAN
You can also follow this link to Matchplay Events to see more detail about how each player did within the tournament.
You should be able to see your standing on the IFPA in about a week. You can also see where you stand in on the Canadian PCS Manitoba as well.
Here are the results from Skullspace Weekday Matchplay Madness June 07 2017
1. Don Sinclair
2. Grant Zeilstra
3. Dave Morris
4. David Miller
5. Edwin Amsler
6. Jon Feschuk
7. Trevor Whatman
8. Darren Cancilla
9. Franca Cancilla
10. Wilson Yore
11. Colby Hansen
11. Spencer Zurek
13. Jason Krutish
14. Lance Wormsberker
15. Craig Morris
15. Ryan Tuominen
17. Marcel Toutant
17. Henry Leung
19. Wayne Kork
20. Thor Robinson
We would like to thank everyone who was able to attend, and thanks to Skullspace for hosting the event.
As there was an entry fee for this event, Manitoba Pinball League donated $100.00, 50% of all the entry fees for the matchplay tournament to Skullspace. Dave Morris also donated 25% of the money collected in Ironman and Funhouse ( his personal tables ) while they were on location.