The Manitoba Pinball League has settled on the details of the Women’s and Open Tournament. The format will be similar to league nights with a few changes. The scoring will be 4,3,2,1 and it will be swiss rounds. In swiss the first round is random, then you will be paired up based on total points in the following rounds. After all the rounds are completed the highest point total is the winner. In case of ties for Winner, a playoff game will be played time permitting.
February 29.2020 was the last tournament that took place before everything had to shutdown. Since there are no current restrictions on capacity, Manitoba Pinball League is proud to announce events are coming back.
September 27 will be a women’s tournament and September 29 will be an open tournament. These will be casual tournaments with no IFPA points on the line and no entrance fee. Time and style of tournament is still being discussed. More information will be posted on the website and Facebook when details are finalized. We have some interesting ideas for new tournament formats and will be trying them out later in the year. League nights might start back up in 2022. If there is interest we can look into running a smaller fall and winter league.
To assist us with running events, we encourage people not to show up if they are not feeling well. Events at locations open to the public need to follow current health guidelines from the government of Manitoba. The guidelines include wearing a mask and showing proof of vaccination.
Although many entertainment venues have reopened, it may be some time before the Manitoba Pinball League is able to host events and tournaments. For people missing the social aspect of the league activities, we came up with a safe and socially distanced alternative. Pingolf!
The objective of Pingolf is to reach a target score in the fewest number of balls. For example: if a machine has a target score of 1 million and you can reach that target in one ball, your score is a one for that hole/machine. If you are unable to reach the target score your score will be based on how far away you are from the target score. As with golf, the lower the score the better.
To maintain social distancing, a maximum of 4 participants would be playing at the same time. Advance registration would be required to participate in this event.
We would like gauge the interest in this event before we proceed.
We celebrated February 29th by having a Matchplay tournament at the Pandora Inn that featured A & B sides, & an added challenge for playoff qualifiers – karaoke singers that started just as the playoff round started! Nobody sang The Who’s Pinball Wizard, however.
And the winner, his 1st in 21 months since winning at Underdogs, was Kevin P!!! He & Jill faced off in the A side final. 3rd place went to David Morris who had faced off against Lance W.
Over on the B side, Drew S took the title having faced Jody L in the B final, & Michael C took 3rd place after facing Mr. Miller who took 4th.
A consolation game was played on each side to determine 5th through 8th. Note that IFPA ranks for the B side are 9-16. Full results below:
1. Kevin P
2. Jill H
3. David Morris
4. Lance W
5. Jay W
6. Jeff J
7. Jeremy F
8. Dave C
1. Drew S
2. Jody L
3. Michael C
4. David Miller
5. Alain L
6. Samara M
7. Gilles T
8. Caren S
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: