History was made on Saturday night. Congratulations to Jill H who became the first woman to win a MB IFPA open strike tournament! Jill also becomes the 13th different IFPA MB pinball tournament winner in 2019! She defeated Ian G – both of whom crushed the competition by being the last 2 standing with only 1 strike each.
In the 3rd place match, Grant Z defeated Jay W to earn his 1st podium finish since November 29, 2018.
Congrats to all!
Final open league night takes place Thursday October 3rd at 7pm. Last chance to improve your league standing for 2019!
Congratulations to Ian G who won the Jurassic Park launch party!!! It is Ian’s 1st tournament win! Ian becomes the 12th different player to win an IFPA MB pinball tournament.
The launch party was played by 11 different players. In the qualifying round, Jay & Drew jumped out with very early huge scores that nobody could catch, including a new grand champion score for JMW. David Morris & Ian rounded out the top 4 playoff qualifiers. Then in a complete reversal, Ian beat Jay 2-1 & David beat Drew 2-1 in the semis. Ian won his 1st game against Jay by half a million! And Ian didn’t stop – racking up consistently big scores, often in the hundreds of millions, & beating David 2-0 in the final. In the 3rd place match, Drew beat Jay 2-0.
Next up – league night on Thursday at 7pm @ Phantom Amusement. It is the 2nd last open league night of the 2019 season. Expect some big movement as some players replace their lowest scores & any missed league nights from earlier in the season. See you there!
Yet another first time 2019 open IFPA Manitoba tournament winner in 2019! Congratulations to Marcel T for winning The Forks Summer Sizzle! Congrats to Drew on finishing in 2nd place, & congrats to Ian G on his 1st ever podium finish – 3rd place!
There were some VERY close games including a less than 1,000,000 point separation between 2nd & 3rd in the final 3 match on Deadpool, & less than 700,000 between 2nd & 3rd on an earlier match in Guardians Of The Galaxy.
In just 7 months, there have already been 10 different 2019 IFPA-sanctioned open pinball tournament winners in Manitoba! In all of 2018, there were also 10 different winners, or just 8 if you exclude launch parties.
Next up – a summer matchplay tournament at Joe’s Pandora Inn, then we hit the beach for some league pinball Sunday August 25 – 1:30 PM for the women & 4:30 PM for the open league. NOTE THE TIME CHANGES – they will happen earlier than originally scheduled.
The most recent 2 tournaments, along with the June league nights, have all been posted. With June almost over, we are now at the halfway point of 2019. Here’s how things are shaping up heading into July…
Rick E now has a 4 point lead over Garth in the league standings after a great showing by Garth at the last league night. 16th belongs to Jody who is in a very tight race with Ed Z, Dave W, & Darren C.
Jill has a huge 26 point lead over Jody in the women’s league, who in turn has a huge 29 point lead over Samara. Will anyone crack the top 3 anytime soon? Nicole R holds the 16th spot, 3 points over Franca C.
And in the IFPA Manitoba standings, current champ Jay, having won the most recent tournament, now has a big 17 point lead over Drew, Jeff, & Marcel, who themselves are separated by a mere 0.56 points. Jody L holds down the 16th spot with a 0.36 point lead over Ian G.
The women came out to Phantom Amusements @ the Forks for their monthly league date plus a tournament afterwards.
In the women’s league, Tammy K lead the way in points today. But Jill H continues to add to her big lead! Will anyone be able to catch Jill?
And in the tournament, Jill dominated & nearly posted a shutout! But Jody L had other ideas & handed Jill her only strike of the tournament in Total Nuclear Annihilation before Jill finished with a win in Deadpool. Congratulations Jill on your 1st women’s tournament win! Jill took home $20 + a Transformers translite, meanwhile Jody took home $10 for 2nd place. 3rd place belonged to Tammy K. Congrats to all!
A brand new AC/DC translite, IFPA points, & most importantly, 8 spots in the 2019 Red River Cup tournament on July 20th were on the line. Congratulations to the top 8 who will represent Manitoba:
Good luck to all 8 against North Dakota in the Red River Cup!!!
The road to the top 3 was hard-fought. The final 5 match on Iron Maiden between Trevor, Jay, & Garth involved scores ranging from a low of about 170 million to over 400 million for Trevor!!!!! And for the first time ever, Jay & Trevor made it to the final 2 with Jay winning on Hook having earned only 1 strike in the tournament.
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! Round-by-round results:
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!