Wow what a great day Saturday. We held the Provincial Championship Series (PCS) and a lot of excitement was had. A MASSIVE congratulations to Jack Tadman on winning his 1st Manitoba PCS. He will be heading to District 82 in De Pere, Wisconsin in March representing Manitoba as our champion! We wish him all the best. And a close 2nd was Drew Sych. Another great tournament for him. And to Ian Gomm on finishing 3rd! Ian played an amazing tournament and finished strong with the 3rd place win! And a big thank you to everyone that came out and some that stayed to watch until the end. We had some unfortunate situations in that 4 games went down but everyone soldiered on and had a great time. We start fresh with IFPA points for the 2023 Manitoba Pinball season. Will you be one of the 16 finalists next year? You’ll have to come and find out, next event Tuesday January 24th Phantom Amusement Open League starts at 7pm. See you there!
Congratulations to ALL of our top 16! Full results below:
1st – Jack T
2nd – Drew S
3rd – Ian G
4th – David Morris
5th – Jay W
6th – Derek W
7th – Jill H
8th – Grant Z
9th – Jeff J
10th – Kevin P
11th – Marcel T
12th – Samara M
13th – Darren C
14th – John B
15th – Jody L
16th – Tony H
The cost of league night events will be $3 in 2023. What does the entrance fee go to?
- $1 goes towards IFPA for each sanctioned event
- $2 goes towards Manitoba Pinball League fund
Currently the only sanctioned event for league is the open league. For non sanctioned events the $3 will be going to the Manitoba Pinball League.
In the past the league has bought trophy plaques for 1st, 2nd and 3rd for the finals of each league. We have also boosted the prizes of some events with the money coming in. In the future money will be going towards pizza during events. There is also a plan to have some random door prize draws, so you have a chance to win something by showing up.
Congratulations to Jessie F on winning her 1st Manitoba Pinball League Women’s title! She played extremely well on her way to the victory. Also congratulations to Samara M on a strong 2nd place finish. And also congratulations to Jodi on a really great score on Flight 2000 to lock in 3rd place!
4th place went to Jill H, 5th Steph P, 6th Sheri B, 7th Tammy K, & 8th Zoe K. 9th place went to Bonnie O, Tanya M, Sierrah A, Heather S, Michelle M, Kelly M, Kali I, & Ruby C.
It was a great evening of fun & pinball, & thank you to everyone who came last night & throughout the year to make this year an awesome season of Women’s League here in Manitoba.
New season 4 starts up on Monday January 30th at Phantom Amusement. Have a great holiday season and remember there’s one more event (Holiday Beat The Clock open tournament) on Thursday December 29th at 7pm @ Phantom Amusement at The Forks.
Casual League Season 1 is in the books! Congratulations to Mr. Miller on finishing 1st! And also congratulations to Michael J on finishing 2nd! Also congratulations to Aaron W for finishing 3rd! Also congratulations to all other participants and all others that played in Casual League this year that didn’t qualify for the playoffs. There were a lot of close finishes and quite a few game 7s! We hope everyone had a great time this year and we look forward to the new season starting in late January with information on that soon.
Another Manitoba Pinball League Season is in the books. Yesterday we finished up season 4 playing out the best of 7 matches in a top 16 bracket. Congratulations to Jay W on winning and finishing 1st 🥇 in season 4. Also congratulations to Drew on finishing 2nd, and Grant for finishing 3rd beating Tim Hoover in the tie breaker. 5th place went to Ian G, 6th Derek W, 7th David Morris, & 8th John B. Rounding out the top 16 were Kevin P, John G, Cam S, Mr. Miller, Jody L, Dave C, Marcel T, & Samara M. We also took our first ever top 16 picture which was a great idea. Congratulations 🥳 to everyone on another great season and we’ll see you at the start on the next season in January.
The 11th Annual Pinhead Cup took place over the weekend of Friday November 11th to Sunday November 13th. This was the 1st ever weekend-long MPL tournament series, encompassing 4 tournaments – the Friday night beat the clock pre-tournament, Saturday night progressive strike tournament, Sunday morning beat the clock side tournament, & the main Pinhead Cup with a 12-round qualifying matchplay on Saturday morning & the finals for the top 16 on Sunday morning. At least 10 players came in from out of town to play, including Calgary, Regina, & Fargo.
We kicked off the Pinhead Cup weekend with a Friday night Beat The Clock pre-tournament at Phantom Amusement. Congratulations to Jay W 🥳 on a 1st place 🥇 performance! Also congrats to Drew S on 2nd 🥈, Jack T on 3rd 🥉, & Shaun A who came in from Regina SK & placed 4th 🎖
On Saturday morning bright & early, the Pinhead Cup main event qualifying tournament began @ Sych Drywall. Congratulations to Jack T who dominated & took 1st place by 14 points! The top 4 was rounded out by Drew S, Jay W, & Grant Z. They earned 1st choice of game or position in the 1st round of the playoffs on Sunday.
After the Pinhead Cup qualifier, everyone headed over to The Forks to play in event #2 which was a 10-strike progressive strike side tournament. Congratulations to Drew S 🥳 on a remarkable comeback, finishing with 6 straight 1st place rounds to win with 8 strikes! 🥇 And also congrats to Shaun A from Regina SK in 2nd 🥈, Bob R also from Regina SK in 3rd 🥉, & John B who had his 1st ever podium finish in 4th! 🎖
On Sunday morning, we gathered again bright & early at Sych Drywall, & had a Beat The Clock side tournament. Congratulations to Bob R from Regina SK on his 1st IFPA Manitoba win in a super close, hard-fought battle! 🥇 Congrats to Dave C finishing right behind Bob in 2nd 🥈, Brennon P from Regina taking 3rd 🥉, & Shaun R from Regina taking 4th place 🎖
On Sunday morning, we also held the playoffs for the 2022 Pinhead Cup. It was a very closely fought affair, right down to the final game.
Congratulations to Drew S on his 1st Pinhead Cup championship! 🥇 He defeated 2-time defending Pinhead Cup champ Jay W, who took 2nd place 🥈, & then David Morris took 3rd place 🥉 in a tiebreaker over Jill H who took 4th place 🎖. Finishing 5th was John K all the way from Calgary AB, 6th was Jeff Jonuk, 7th was Matt W from Regina SK, & 8th was Derek W.
Congrats to all of the winners this weekend! The Manitoba Pinball League would like to thank everyone for coming out to the 11th annual & 1st ever weekend-long Pinhead Cup tournament, & we extend a special thank you to everyone who came from out of province including Regina, Calgary, & Fargo ND. And thank you to the Sych family & Phantom Amusement for hosting this year’s events.