MPL Casual League Championship 2022 Results

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.

MPL Open League Championship 2022 Results

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 Weekend Results

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.

Cash and Translite Giveaway!

Wow! We have gotten quite a few Pre-registrations already for the Pinhead Cup 2022!
So MPL has decided to give a little reward for people who Register Early! Anyone who registers and pays in full before October 25th will be entered to win 2 random prizes! One draw for $60 Cash and Second Draw for an Official Stern Translite
To Register:
E-transfer $65 & include your name in the comments, & send to Dave@manitobapinball.com

March 2022 – Upcoming League Events

OPEN LEAGUE
Wednesday March 23rd at 7pm at Phantom Amusement at The Forks. It’s $2 to enter plus $6 roughly for coin drop. We will play 6 different pinball machines and score points for each game played. If you finish 1st you get 5 points, 2nd 3 points, 3rd 2 points and 4th 1 point. At the end of the 6 games we add up your points and put that onto the league standings. We play once a month (with the exception of one month to make up for missing January) until October. After 10 league nights we add up all the points (you can either miss two league nights or drop your two worst scores if you attend all of them) and the top 16 players qualify for the playoffs in November for plaques and medals to the top finishers.

WOMEN’S LEAGUE
Monday March 21st at 7pm at Phantom Amusement at The Forks. It’s $2 to enter plus $8 roughly for coin drop. We will play 8 different pinball machines and score points for each game played. If you finish 1st you get 5 points, 2nd 3 points, 3rd 2 points and 4th 1 point. At the end of the 8 games we add up your points and put that onto the league standings. We play once a month (with the exception of one month to make up for missing January) until October. After 10 league nights we add up all the points (you can either miss two league nights or drop your two worst scores if you attend all of them) and the top 16 players qualify for the playoffs in November for plaques and medals to the top finishers.

CASUAL LEAGUE
Friday March 11th at 7pm at Phantom Amusement at The Forks. $2 + $6 roughly for coin drop. We play 6 different pinball machines paired up in groups of 3 or 4. Points are awarded 5 for 1st, 3 for 2nd, 2 for 3rd and 1 for 4th. After the 6 games we add the points to the standings.

November Tournament Results & December Dates

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Jeff J (3rd), Jay W (1st), Drew S (2nd)

I think it’s safe to say everyone had fun at the 10th annual Pinhead Cup! Congrats to Jay for winning his 2nd tournament in a row & 2nd Pinhead Cup! And to Drew for finishing 2nd, and Jeff 3rd! And also newcomer Nick on making the playoffs and finishing 4th in his first tournament. And also congratulations to Alain on finishing 5th! Those were our playoff

qualifiers. Also congratulations to Jill on winning the random prize draw! We had quite a few new players which was fun to see.

Samara M (3rd), Jill H (1st), Tammy K (2nd)



On the women’s side, congratulations to Jill on winning her 3rd 2021 tournament in a row, and to Tammy on finishing 2nd and Samara for finishing 3rd, and to Paige for winning the random prize draw!

The next Women’s tournament is Monday December 6th at 7pm, & the next Open tournament is Wednesday December 8th at 7pm. We hope to see you there!

 

2020 NACS – WATCH DREW COMPETE FOR MANITOBA!

Let’s cheer on our Manitoba champion Drew S today at noon CST (11am MST in Colorado) at the North American Championship Series. Go Drew Go!!!
 
Watch the NACS on Twitch here:
 
https://www.twitch.tv/coloradopinball
 
Full schedule of pinball events in Denver this weekend:
 
https://www.colorado-pinball.com/#2020-broadcast-schedule