The Manitoba Pinball League and events have been put on hold until further notice. Manitoba Government has put a limit on gatherings to 10 people. Also, the venues that we play at are closed.
The Manitoba Pinball League brings great people together over their love of pinball. We look forward to bringing events to you when we can.
The decision has been made to postpone all events in March. The Manitoba Pinball League feels getting together for events would not be practicing social distancing guidelines presented by public health officials. The current plan is to reassess at the beginning of April.
In light of recent events with the coronavirus pandemic, the MPL staff had a discussion & came to the difficult decision to postpone the next 3 events, at public locations. With ALL the facts, it was clear this was the best thing to do. The following will be postponed: Friday March 13 – casual league Saturday March 14 – open league Monday March 16 – women’s league We have come to this conclusion for a few reasons:
• The public nature of the 2 locations where these events will be held.
• David Morris’ situation – Dave has a cold but was ordered to leave work today & get tested for the coronavirus – he is now in isolation until test results come back in 1-3 days.
• Dave will not be around to add another machine, fix machines, or give change, which may be problematic at a facility with just 6 machines
We will poll league members & reassess the situation closer to the date of the next tournament. These 3 league nights are NOT canceled, & will be rescheduled, to be announced later.
We celebrated February 29th by having a Matchplay tournament at the Pandora Inn that featured A & B sides, & an added challenge for playoff qualifiers – karaoke singers that started just as the playoff round started! Nobody sang The Who’s Pinball Wizard, however.
And the winner, his 1st in 21 months since winning at Underdogs, was Kevin P!!! He & Jill faced off in the A side final. 3rd place went to David Morris who had faced off against Lance W.
Over on the B side, Drew S took the title having faced Jody L in the B final, & Michael C took 3rd place after facing Mr. Miller who took 4th.
A consolation game was played on each side to determine 5th through 8th. Note that IFPA ranks for the B side are 9-16. Full results below:
1. Kevin P
2. Jill H
3. David Morris
4. Lance W
5. Jay W
6. Jeff J
7. Jeremy F
8. Dave C
1. Drew S
2. Jody L
3. Michael C
4. David Miller
5. Alain L
6. Samara M
7. Gilles T
8. Caren S