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Upcoming events

The Manitoba Pinball League is pleased to announce a set of events for winter.

Friday, December 3 at AMCC (940 Vimy Rd) 6:30pm start time $2 entry: Casual League starts back up.

The casual league is a great place to experience competitive pinball. The rules on asking for help on games are reduced to help learn the games. In the past we had several children come out to play in the casual league.

Monday, December 6 at Phantom Amusement 7:00pm start time $2 entry:  Women’s League Tournament.

We will play 8 games with 4 points going to 1st, 3 points for 2nd and 2 points for 3rd and 1 point for 4th. At the end of 8 games, the 3 with the most points win 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Wednesday, December 8 at Phantom Amusement 7:00pm start time $2 entry: Open League Tournament

We will play 6 games with 4 points going to 1st, 3 points for 2nd and 2 points for 3rd and 1 point for 4th. At the end of 8 games, the 3 with the most points win 1st, 2nd, 3rd.

Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Phantom Amusement 7:00pm start time $2 entry : Manitoba Pinball League 4th season

The Manitoba Pinball League is a monthly event. Each month we play 8 games against random opponents each round. 5 points going to 1st, 3 points for 2nd and 2 points for 3rd, and 1 point for 4th. Point totals for each event get added to your running total. After 10 events the top 16 point earners qualify for the playoffs. Your top 8 scores will count for the final tally. This allows you to miss a month or two and bounce back from a bad event.

2022 marks the return of IFPA points. Play in the league and tournaments to earn IFPA points based on placement in an event. Top 16 in December compete for the Provincial Championship. Where the winner represents Manitoba at The North American Championship.

Monday, January 31 at Phantom Amusement 7:00pm start time $2 entry.:

2022 Women’s League Season begins


November Events With The Return of The Pinhead Cup

November Events

Pinhead Cup

November 10, 7pm, $10 Entry Fee

The Pinhead Cup is the premier open tournament in Manitoba. It predates the creation of the Manitoba Pinball League. Starting in 2011, the Pinhead Cup is the longest-running pinball tournament in Manitoba. The event has also been the longest to compete in, besides the provincial championship series.
For this Major tournament, the stakes have been raised. Entry fee is $10. There will be an exciting playoff format. 8 rounds of match play will be played. After the 8 rounds, the person in first will get a bye to the finals. Second and third will play a best of 3 games, where the winner will go on the final. The person who does not win the 2 vs 3 match will face off in the third-place match against the winner of the fourth vs fifth match which is also a best of three.
The champion will get their name on the Pinhead Cup, as well as a plaque. Second and third will each get a plaque for their placement.

The Pinhead Cup

MPL Women’s Open Tournament

November 15, 7pm, $2 Entry Fee

8 rounds of match play


October Events

The September tournaments went well and it is time to announce events for October. We are staying with the matchplay format 8 games for the Women’s tournament and 6 for the Open tournament. The only change is the Open Tournament has an entrance fee of $5.

In order to play masks must be worn and proof of vaccination is required.

Open Tournament

Wednesday October 20

7pm start time

$5 entrance fee

Women’s Tournament

Monday October 25

7pm start time

$2 entrance fee

Details on the Tournaments

The Manitoba Pinball League has settled on the details of the Women’s and Open Tournament. The format will be similar to league nights with a few changes. The scoring will be 4,3,2,1 and it will be swiss rounds. In swiss the first round is random, then you will be paired up based on total points in the following rounds. After all the rounds are completed the highest point total is the winner. Ties are broken by most 1st and 2nd place finishes.

September 27  MPL Women’s Welcome Back Tournament

7pm start time

8 rounds of swiss

$2 entrance fee

September 29 MLP Welcome Back Tournament

7pm start time

6 rounds of swiss

$2 entrance fee

Events Are Back

February 29.2020 was the last tournament that took place before everything had to shutdown. Since there are no current restrictions on capacity, Manitoba Pinball League is proud to announce events are coming back.

September 27 will be a women’s tournament and September 29 will be an open tournament. These will be casual tournaments with no IFPA points on the line and no entrance fee. Time and style of tournament is still being discussed. More information will be posted on the website and Facebook when details are finalized. We have some interesting ideas for new tournament formats and will be trying them out later in the year. League nights might start back up in 2022. If there is interest we can look into running a smaller fall and winter league.

To assist us with running events, we encourage people not to show up if they are not feeling well. Events at locations open to the public need to follow current health guidelines from the government of Manitoba.  The guidelines include wearing a mask and showing proof of vaccination.


Missing competitive pinball?

Although many entertainment venues have reopened, it may be some time before the Manitoba Pinball League is able to host events and tournaments. For people missing the social aspect of the league activities, we came up with a safe and socially distanced alternative. Pingolf!

The objective of Pingolf is to reach a target score in the fewest number of balls. For example: if a machine has a target score of 1 million and you can reach that target in one ball, your score is a one for that hole/machine. If you are unable to reach the target score your score will be based on how far away you are from the target score. As with golf, the lower the score the better.

To maintain social distancing, a maximum of 4 participants would be playing at the same time. Advance registration would be required to participate in this event.

We would like gauge the interest in this event before we proceed.

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