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.
During the woman’s and open league you might have noticed a video camera filming people play. That was for our Youtube channel. Click the link or search for Manitoba Pinball League in Youtube. The channel will have some small clips of people playing then interviews after league nights and tournaments. After tournaments we would like to interview the winner of the tournament as well as anyone that is interested. Look for Dave, Jay or Mr.Miller if you want to be interviewed. The interviews should not take to much time.
Jay is the first to complete all 9 games. I have been submitting scores to Jay in case anyone wants to verify my scores. The contest closes February 10 at 11:59pm. Submit one score to email@example.com in order to be in the random draw for a $25 gift card. Head over to https://matchplay.events/live/winterselfie if you want to see the current scores for each machine.
Introducing the Winter Selfie Challenge an event where you can play whenever you want unless the venue is closed. Three games at Three different venues submit a selfie with your score to firstname.lastname@example.org to count your score for the game. If your name is not in the email address please add in the body of the message when submitting scores.
Venue and games:
Assiniboine Memorial Curling Club
Total Nuclear Annihilation
The Walking Dead
1st place on a machine gets 100 points. 2nd place gets 90 points. 3rd place gets 85 points. After 3rd place scores go down by one so 4th would get 84 points and 5th would get 83 points and so on. To get points on a machine you will need to play it. The highest point total at the end of the event will be the winner.
The winner will get a $25 gift card of their choosing. There will also be a random draw where the person selected will get a $25 gift card of their choosing. Due to IFPA rules requiring a judge present for all scores, there will be no IFPA points on the line.
This is a pay what you want event. All money collected will go towards purchasing streaming equipment for the league. Pay in person to a Manitoba Pinball League staff(Dave, Jay or Mr.Miller) or interac etransfer to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Scores must be submitted by February 10 at 11:59pm