The 2019 Manitoba Pinball League season has officially concluded. Congratulations to Ian G who is our new MPL champion!!!!! Ian won 4 games to 2 against Marcel T who took 2nd place.
3rd went to Jay W who won 2-1 against Grant Z who was looking to make it 2 3rd places in a row after finishing 3rd in the 2018 MPL championship, & who was looking to find his pants too I think. 😉
The remaining places went as follows:
5th – David Morris 6th – Drew S 7th – Samara M 8th – Rick E
9th – Michael C, Derek W, Dave W, Lance W, Garth B, Dan F, David Mi, Jody L
Jay W also received his plaque for finishing the season in 1st place with the most league points.
Congratulations to ALL!!!!! There were a lot of strong games played in the 3rd & final rounds, even in a losing cause. Thank you all for making the 2019 season one to remember. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!
In the meantime, there is still at least 1 more tournament in 2019. Next up, some MPL players will be heading down to Fargo to play with our friends across the border in the Fargo Billiards Strike Tournament on Saturday November 30th. Although the vehicle heading down is currently full, feel free to drive down & join the crew. Or if you’re interested in joining should a spot in the vehicle open up, contact David – you can email: email@example.com
Congratulations to Drew S who won the AMCC welcome back tournament! Jay W took 2nd in a closely fought final. Ian G beat Alain L in the 3rd place match. Congrats to Alain on his best finish by far by placing 4th. On a night that felt more like we were welcoming back winter (with a vengeance) including slushy roads, fallen trees, & numerous power outages that affected at least 2 players in the tournament, we still had 11 players from the St. James – Assiniboia area plus Drew & Jay. And the kids participating had a lot of fun playing with us too.
Next up – the MPL Autumn Climb The Ladder Spectacular MAJOR TOURNAMENT! Prizes for the top SIX finishers! Saturday October 26th @ 2pm – Phantom Amusement @ The Forks.
We just wanted to send a quick message to everyone. We hope everyone is safe and travels well through the unbelievable snow! And to say that we are still good to go for the AMCC launch 🚀 tournament tonight at 7pm. Mr.Morris will be there early just after 5pm to make sure everything is going smoothly. Again the tournament is a GO! Turkey dinner just $12! See you tonight!
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!
In the open league, the top 2 that were tied going into August league day were the best 2 that night. But who was better? By just a single point, Garth B takes sole possession of 1st place over Jay W! Rick E is close behind in 3rd. In the middle, we have a logjam. The 8 players ranked 7-14 are separated by just 10 points! And in the race for the final playoff spot, Brant B is in 16th leading David Morris by a single point.
On the women’s side, Jill H continues to lead the way over Jody & Samara.
Next league nights will be Thursday September 19 for the open league at Phantom Amusement, & Monday September 23 for the women at Half Pints. Expect some BIG movement, as this will be the 1st chance for players to replace their lowest scores (or zero scores).
Click the applicable League Standings link above for full standings.
This was a night of storylines. Congratulations to Drew S who needed & got 3 wins in a row to take the top spot in tonight’s tournament! Drew becomes only the 2nd player to win multiple IFPA Manitoba 2019 tournaments to date, & may be the 1st to come back with 3 must-wins in a row in the final 2 of a Manitoba Pinball strike tournament.
Lance W took 2nd place after starting the tournament with 9 wins in a row.
And in a repeat of a tournament that took place exactly 1 year ago less a day, Jay W & Samara M again faced off for 3rd place, with Jay winning. Jay was nearly eliminated out of the top 10 in round 6 but after scoring just 4 million on GOTG in the 1st 2 balls, he then got 100 million on ball 3 to stay alive. Samara took 2 early strikes in the 1st 3 rounds & then rattled off 5 wins in a row to make the final 4.
Next up – Jurassic Park Launch Party on Saturday September 14th @ 4pm.
LOTS of events have been added to the calendar for September, October, & even November. Launch party, return to the curling club, the Pinhead Cup, & more. Click on the Events Calendar link above to see all the dates.