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
The Manitoba pinball tournament season has begun. We had 18 players including a few new people come out to the curling club along with many of the regulars & veterans, including at least 2 out of town veterans who regularly come a long way to make this truly the Manitoba Pinball League.
We welcomed back David Morris with a card signed by many league members. And it must’ve been a source of inspiration because Dave was the tournament winner! Dave & Jay W went head to head in a final 2 with Dave having only 1 strike to Jay’s 2 strikes. Jay won on Monopoly & was riding a streak of 6 1st places in a row. In the final deciding round, it came down to the very last ball in a close game of The Addams Family, but Dave was able to end Jay’s streak for the win.
Ian G & Grant Z played a 3rd place match on Space Shuttle, with Ian winning & taking the final spot on the podium.
Honourable mention goes to Hugh L who finished in 5th place in his 1st ever MPL tournament!
Videos of the tournament including interviews have been posted to the new MPL YouTube channel:
Women’s League night on Monday February 24 7pm at The Forks
Open League night on Thursday February 27 7pm at The Forks
For players with an IFPA rank of 4000 or lower (or no IFPA rank at all) – the 1st ever Casual League night Friday February 28th 7pm at The Forks
Pandora Leap Day Matchplay Spectacular Saturday February 29th 7pm at Joe’s Pandora Inn
As always, check the Events Calendar at manitobapinball.com for full details. See you then!
For those coming to Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club for tonight’s pinball tournament, if you haven’t been to AMCC for a few months, you will notice that parking has changed a bit due to construction next door – the extended lot on the east side is no longer available. If you cannot find parking in front or beside the building, you can park behind the building on the north side. See the linked map below.
For those who have never been to AMCC, the pinball machines are upstairs on the 2nd floor. Easiest way to find them is to enter in the side door (east side), the stairs upstairs will be on your left, go up & turn left – you will see the machines along the wall opposite the curling rinks.
Also a friendly reminder:
We will have dinner together at 5pm if you want to join us
Tournament start time is 6pm
Bring loonies & quarters – limited change on site
Another PCS day has come & gone. We celebrated birthdays, we ate some wonderful food, & we of course played some friendly, yet competitive pinball in order to crown a Manitoba champion.
Congratulations to Drew S who captured the 2020 IFPA Manitoba PCS title! Drew went 4-0, 4-2, 4-3, & 4-0 en route to the championship. Drew defeated defending champion Jay W, who took 2nd place & the silver plaque. 3rd place & the bronze plaque went to Ian G who defeated Garth B in the bronze match.
Happy birthday to Grant, who celebrated his birthday on PCS day! And Happy birthday to Marcel who will be celebrating on Tuesday!
A big thank you to Mark of Phantom Amusement & his wife who graciously hosted us for the 2020 IFPA Manitoba Provincial Championship Series in their brand new house.
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL!!!!! Full placement results below:
1. Drew S
2. Jay W
3. Ian G
4. Garth B
5. Lance W
6. Rick E
7. Jeff J
8. Marcel T
9. David Morris
10. Jill H
11. Samara M
12. Grant Z
13. Spencer Z
14. David Miller
15. Derek W
16. Jody L
Dates for new Manitoba Pinball events will be announced in the coming days.
In the meantime, the Winter Selfie Challenge continues. You still have over a month to get down to Phantom Amusement @ The Forks, Half Pints, & the Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club & rack up some scores. You choose the entry fee – 100% will go to the camera streaming equipment project! Send selfie score pictures to firstname.lastname@example.org – make sure to read the complete details on the event page:
Remember – if you submit even just 1 score, you will be entered into the random draw for a $25 gift card of your choice!
All 3 of the above pinball arcades are now open at their regular hours. See you there!
TONIGHT, watch the CBC local news at 6pm, as I (Jay) will be shown on a segment called Eye On Manitoba which will probably air around 635pm. We went to the Good Will Social Club this afternoon & talked about pinball, my journey winning the PCS, how to play, & more.
CBWT (CBC Winnipeg) on cable, or watch from the CBC Manitoba Facebook page.