We are Proud to Announce the Inaugural Manitoba Pinball Championship this May 24th, 25th & 26th featuring 5 tournaments over the 3 days

The Main Pump and Dump Event will be a CERTIFIED EVENT Valued at 250% WPPR and the Saturday Matchplay event will be valued at 192%

Cost for the whole weekend will be $60 and if you purchase your weekend package before May 1st you will receive 10 FREE ENTRIES for the Main Tournament

Trophies and Cash Prizes can be won for All Tournaments!

Pay by Cash or E-transfer, you will be paid and registered by completing this process. Please have your name in the notes of the E-transfer

If you are outside of Canada Contact Dave Morris for alternative Payment

This is Manitoba’s first tournament weekend with a Mix of Pump and dump (HERB) scoring (Main Event) and Matchplay tournaments (Side Events) run simultaneously!

The Main Event and 3 side Matchplay tournaments will be held at the Iceberg Arcade (Sych Drywall). This facility will be home to 40+ pinball machines ranging from all eras from 1963-modern day.

This facility will hold both the matchplay tournament in one area of the facility with 1400SF of space and the HERB tournament will be held in a 3100sf Lower area of the facility. Only 10 minutes from the Newly Built Best Western Hotel

The Sunday Side tournament will be held at Phantom Amusement only 15 min away from Iceberg Arcade. Home to 15+ New and Mid Pinball Machines

Flights Round trip are $200-$300

Please see link for More detailed information

Spring Pinball Rumble @ Iceberg Arcade

Spring Pinball Rumble is a tiered-swiss, target matchplay, with playoffs, format tournament @ Sych Drywall (8 Don Valley Parkway, Sunnyside MB)

Doors open at 11am tournament starts at 12 Noon

Dinner Provided

$20 entry or $35 entry for players with an IFPA rank of 1500 or better

Players will be placed into four-player groups (occasionally three-player) to compete on an individual, randomly selected machine. alternating between a Modern era round and a classics round

Points will be awarded based upon performance on that machine (3/2/1/0) and added to a running total for the tournament.

A player qualifies for finals by reaching or passing a target value of 30 points at which point the player no longer competes in the qualification rounds.

Match play will continue until all available finals positions are filled.

Top 12-16 will make it to playoffs depending on attendance

Next 8 will make it to B-side (cannot be ranked 1500 or better to play in B-side)

Substantial ties for qualification will be broken with a 1 game playoff. Position ties will be broken by the number of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places for each of the completed rounds.

Playoffs will then start for A-side and B-side. 3 games per round. 4 player matchplay final with 4/2/1/0 scoring. Top 2 players with the most points at the end of 3 games will move to next round. For final round 4 players on 3 games, final order will be determined by points at the end of 3 games. Tiebreakers will be done on a randomly chosen game. 1st machine is chosen by the highest seed, highest seed then chooses playing position, second seed chooses second, etc. On subsequent games, the person with the lowest score on the previous game gets to choose game/position first. Once a game is chosen, it may not be picked for the remainder of the playoffs

Prize money will be split 50/50 between A-side and B-side

Cash prizes will be given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th for both A and B sides.

Pinball Tournament and Buffet MacGarvie Company at 212 Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk

We’re less than a week away (Saturday March 2nd) from our first tournament at the MacGarvie Company at 212 Manitoba Avenue in Selkirk. Tournament starts at 5pm and there will be a buffet offered for food. Tickets for the tournament and buffet are $30 and you can e-transfer Dave at and give your name and say MacGarvie. If you just want to play in the tournament it’s $20. And a buffet ticket at the door will be $20 so it’s a great deal if you pre-register. Some great games there already and a couple more coming for the event. It’s a Beat The Clock ⏰ tournament with 5 hours of qualifying and playoffs starting at 10pm papa style 3 game rounds for top 8. Any questions please reach out and we’ll answer them as best and quickly as we can.

MPL Open league Season 6 Starting soon!!!!!

League starts Wednesday January 24th, 2024. It will once again cost $3 per session plus coin drop. And new this year we’re doing multiple leagues per year. The first session will be every two weeks. The League will consist of 6 total League Nights followed by a League Final Playoff to determine a winner. Each player’s top 4 League Nights will count toward the qualifying standings to determine who will move onto the League Finals. Only players that participate in at least 3 League Nights will be counted as league members for qualifying and IFPA WPPR value purposes.

League Nights:
League nights will be held bi-weekly and will consist of 6 total games played in 4 player groups. Match points will be awarded based on a player’s finishing position on each game they play (7/5/3/1). Players will be placed in new groups after each game.

League Finals:
A League Final Playoff will be held to determine the winner of the league after all 6 league nights have been completed. The format for this playoff will be a best-of-5, head-to-head single elimination bracket. The number of players that qualify will be based on the number of total League Members. If more than 24 players participate, the top 12 players will qualify with the top 4 qualifiers receiving a bye into the 2nd round, otherwise the top 50% of players (rounded down) will qualify

League nights will be every 2 weeks

  • 7pm, Wednesday January 24th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm Saturday February 10th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Wednesday February 21st @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Saturday March 9th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Wednesday March 20th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Wednesday April 3rd @ Phantom Amusement

MPL Major Tournament The 12th Annual Pinhead Cup

We are Proud to announce the MPL’s First Time Flexible Card Based tournament weekend.

November 10th (10am-10pm), 11th (1pm-9pm) and 12th (finals) @ THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF DAVE MORRIS!

A-side (top 50%) and B-side (top 8 after A-Cut line) Qualifying Prizes for both Divisions

???? Why You Can’t Miss It:

✅Flexible Gameplay: Enjoy a whopping 20 hours of pinball excitement! The best part? You have the freedom to drop in anytime during these 20 hours. Play one card (5 thrilling pinball games), stay for a few hours and play multiple cards, or immerse yourself for the entire 20 hours – the choice is yours! ????️????

✅ Open to All: Pinhead Cup welcomes players of all levels!

✅ Exciting Card-Based Qualifying: Purchase as many cards as you like during open qualifying. Rack up points with your best scores on multiple machines and secure your spot in the intense match play final rounds! ????????

???? How It Works:

???? Card-Based Qualifying: Attempt to qualify for finals with as many cards (5 consecutive games) as you desire.

???? Point System: Your best score on each machine earns points based on its rank.

???? Match Play Finals: The highest-ranking card holders battle it out in the electrifying match play final rounds. Only the best will emerge victorious! ????

Pictures in post to show example of a Card and the Cut line

For more information See link

The Pinhead Cup consists of open card-based qualifying and match play final rounds and is open to all players attending the event. During open qualifying, each player may purchase as many cards as they like to attempt to qualify for the final rounds. A point system is used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who possess the highest ranking card (5 consecutive games on one card) at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds.

Each player’s best score on a machine will receive a point value based on its rank compared to all other recorded scores. The #1 score earns 100 points, #2 score earns 97 points, #3 score earns 95 points and #4 and beyond earn one less point per position, i.e. 94 points down through 1 point. A player’s overall score for a card is the sum of five ranked machine scores

The Pinhead Cup will contain multiple games to choose from and cards will consist of 5 consecutive machines.

Embracing Tournament Pinball: Joining the Fun!

Tournament pinball might initially sound intimidating to newcomers or casual players, but fear not! The Manitoba Pinball League is here to help you embrace this thrilling aspect of the game.

One common concern is feeling inadequate or fearing you’ll be outmatched. But here’s the thing: in our league, players are more than willing to share their game knowledge. The only time you can’t ask for help is while playing a game, but before and after, feel free to seek guidance. Remember, even the top players had to start somewhere, so don’t be discouraged.

Participating in league and tournament pinball offers a social dimension as well. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone when you arrive – you already have a built-in conversation starter: pinball! As you get to know fellow players, you might discover new friends who share your passion.

So, don’t let fear hold you back from enjoying the world of tournament pinball. Join the Manitoba Pinball League, where you’ll find a welcoming community ready to share their expertise, make new friends, and, most importantly, have a blast playing pinball!