We had a quick knockout tournament where only the 1st place player for each game avoided a strike. And in just over 2 hours, Lance W earned his 1st IFPA Manitoba win in 2 years & $50. Jay W earned 2nd place & $20, his 6th IFPA podium finish of 2019. And Ed Z earned 3rd place & $5, his 1st IFPA podium finish in just over a year. Congrats to all!
Next up is league night in 2 weeks on June 20th, & then the Red River Cup qualification tournament on June 22nd. And the women are up on the 23rd for league & tournament night, all at The Forks. Cya then!
We held our first ladder tournament at the Forks on Friday May 31 which ended at 2 AM after an over 6 hour marathon. Congratulations to Drew on winning his first IFPA tournament! 2019 has seen a lot of first time winners including Rick E, Samara M, Dan F, & Jeff J who won his first open tournament in May.
Congratulations to the 6 money winners:
Drew S – $200
Trevor W – $75
Jay W – $50
Rick E – $30
Marcel T – $25
Ian G – $20
Thanks to all for making this tournament a success! We’ll see you at Half Pints on Thursday June 6.
The Manitoba Provincial Championship was held this past (freezing cold) weekend in Winnipeg at Flippin’ Out at The Forks. As mentioned, the top 16 players in the province played it out for the title and the right to represent Manitoba at the North American Championship in Las Vegas.
Jay Woolston faced Marcel Toutant in a best of 7 finals with Jay edging out Marcel for the win.
Congratulations to Jay Woolston on winning the 2019 Manitoba PCS Championship and good luck in Las Vegas in March.
Congratulations to Marcel Toutant on 2nd place and Jeff Jonuk on a 3rd place finish.
The MPL would like to thank Jon Feschuk, Joe Furgal and Spencer Zurek for coming down to help with the tournament. Your assistance made the event run smoothly and was greatly appreciated.
The top 16 in Manitoba battle it out this Saturday for the 2019 IFPA Provincial Championship. These players have been competing all year long in sanctioned Manitoba IFPA tournaments to qualify for the championship. Returning champ Jeff Jonuk will attempt to defend his title against the best in Manitoba.
This 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 in Las Vegas this spring.
**NOTE – Ryan Relleve had to withdraw from the tournament resulting in everyone below where he was in the standings moving up one position. Also it moved #17 Jason Krutish into the PCS as the #16 seed. Although the bracket doesn’t show there will be a single tie breaker game played (B) side for positions 5-16. The battle for 3rd will be a best of 3. All (A) side matches are best of 7.
The MPL Season 2 finals were held at Phantom Amusements this past weekend and seen the top 16 square off in a best of 3 single elimination match play tournament for the title.
Congratulations to Trevor Whatman on winning the Manitoba Pinball League Championship – Season 2. Trevor entered the tournament as the top seed and battled David Morris for the league title.
Congratulations also goes out to David Morris for placing 2nd and Grant Zeilstra for placing 3rd.
Thanks to Mark and Diane for welcoming us into their home and being such great hosts. The food was excellent and it was so awesome playing for the title on machines that well maintained – the MPL thanks you!
Season 3 starts in January with some new changes for 2019 – Hope to see you out at the next event.
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.