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!
Manitoba Pinball players have been battling in IFPA provincial tournaments all year long to secure a spot in the top 16 to qualify for the IFPA Provincial Championship Series (PCS).
The PCS tournament is a best of 7, single elimination match play and the winner gets the opportunity to represent Manitoba at the North America Championship held March 5th in Denver, Colorado.
Congratulations to the top 16 and good luck in the tournament.
*Note: Although the bracket doesn’t show it, there will be single elimination matches on the B side for positions 5-16. The battle for 3rd will be a best of 3. All A side matches are best of 7.
Current standings for the Winter Selfie Challenge
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
It was a great night for some championship pinball over at the new Lightning Arcade, as we crowned the second ever women’s league champion in Manitoba.
Congratulations to Jill H on not only being the league points champ, but also winning the MPL women’s league playoffs & securing the 2019 women’s championship! And if you think Jill’s playoff run to gold was as easy as her season run, think again. In the semifinal, Jill & Samara had a fight to the finish going the full 7 games with Jill edging out Samara by a mere 7,000 points in the final game of Split Second. In the final, Jill beat Jody, who claimed her 2nd silver plaque in 2 years.
In the bronze match, Tammy K & Samara M battled down to the final game of Medieval Madness in the best of 3 series, with both players leapfrogging the other & both scoring well over 30 million! In the end, Tammy captured the bronze plaque with a last ball comeback.
And congrats to Michelle F for winning the best Christmas sweater competition! Honourable mentions went to Tiffany V & Franca C.
Congrats to ALL!!! Final results below:
1. Jill H
2. Jody L
3. Tammy K
4. Samara M
5. Jessie F
6. Sheri B
7. Heather S
8. Annika F
9. Lydia F
9. Bonni O
9. Tiffany V
9. Cathy F
9. Franca C
9. Tanya M
9. Jeannie A
9. Michelle F
Back on Thursday December 12, Drew S hosted us at Sych Drywall where we had such a fun & festive time, things got UGLY! 😉
Congratulations to Derek W who won the Ugly Sweater Classics Tournament, his first win in nearly 3 years! He & Drew slayed the field, facing off in the final matches with only 1 strike each. Each player won 1 game, & it all came down to a final game on Haunted House where both players scored well over 500,000 each! Derek is also the 14th & final player to win a 2019 MB Pinball IFPA tournament.
3rd place required a tiebreaker in which Jay W defeated Garth B in a much uglier game of Haunted House. 😉
Also congratulations to Samara M who won for the ugliest sweater, & Jay W who took 2nd place! Both won prizes for their ugliness! Honourable mentions went to Brant B & Dave W.
IFPA MB point standings should be updated & finalized in a few days. We will then know who qualifies for the upcoming 2020 MB PCS in what position. PCS will take place on January 18, 2020. More details to follow.