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 email@example.com to count your score for the game.
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 gift card of their choosing. There will also be a random draw where the person selected will get a 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 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!
The 9th Annual Pinhead Cup is on the line Saturday November 9th at 6pm! She has been removed from my shelf & returned to the NEW Lightning Arcade, which is at a new address. If you do not have the new address, contact David Morris. Cost is $2. See you there…
Back on October 26th, the MPL Climb The Ladder Spectacular took place at The Forks. Congratulations to Drew S again, who won! Drew has now won 4 IFPA Manitoba 2019 tournaments, which is more than anyone else. David Morris placed 2nd, & Lance W was 3rd. The remaining top 6 were Jay W, Kevin P, & Mike R. Congrats to all!
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.