AMCC – Parking Lot Changes

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

AMCC Parking Lot

Manitoba Pinball League Championship – Results

The 2019 Manitoba Pinball League season has officially concluded. Congratulations to Ian G who is our new MPL champion!!!!! Ian won 4 games to 2 against Marcel T who took 2nd place.

3rd went to Jay W who won 2-1 against Grant Z who was looking to make it 2 3rd places in a row after finishing 3rd in the 2018 MPL championship, & who was looking to find his pants too I think. 😉

The remaining places went as follows:

5th – David Morris
6th – Drew S
7th – Samara M
8th – Rick E

9th – Michael C, Derek W, Dave W, Lance W, Garth B, Dan F, David Mi, Jody L

Jay W also received his plaque for finishing the season in 1st place with the most league points.

Congratulations to ALL!!!!! There were a lot of strong games played in the 3rd & final rounds, even in a losing cause. Thank you all for making the 2019 season one to remember. We look forward to seeing you in 2020!

In the meantime, there is still at least 1 more tournament in 2019. Next up, some MPL players will be heading down to Fargo to play with our friends across the border in the Fargo Billiards Strike Tournament on Saturday November 30th. Although the vehicle heading down is currently full, feel free to drive down & join the crew. Or if you’re interested in joining should a spot in the vehicle open up, contact David – you can email: dave@manitobapinball.com

AMCC Welcome Back Matchplay – Results

Congratulations to Drew S who won the AMCC welcome back tournament! Jay W took 2nd in a closely fought final. Ian G beat Alain L in the 3rd place match. Congrats to Alain on his best finish by far by placing 4th. On a night that felt more like we were welcoming back winter (with a vengeance) including slushy roads, fallen trees, & numerous power outages that affected at least 2 players in the tournament, we still had 11 players from the St. James – Assiniboia area plus Drew & Jay. And the kids participating had a lot of fun playing with us too.

Next up – the MPL Autumn Climb The Ladder Spectacular MAJOR TOURNAMENT! Prizes for the top SIX finishers! Saturday October 26th @ 2pm – Phantom Amusement @ The Forks.

AMCC Open and ready for tournament tonight!

We just wanted to send a quick message to everyone. We hope everyone is safe and travels well through the unbelievable snow! And to say that we are still good to go for the AMCC launch 🚀 tournament tonight at 7pm. Mr.Morris will be there early just after 5pm to make sure everything is going smoothly. Again the tournament is a GO! Turkey dinner just $12! See you tonight!

Jurassic Park Launch Party – Results

Congratulations to Ian G who won the Jurassic Park launch party!!! It is Ian’s 1st tournament win! Ian becomes the 12th different player to win an IFPA MB pinball tournament.

The launch party was played by 11 different players. In the qualifying round, Jay & Drew jumped out with very early huge scores that nobody could catch, including a new grand champion score for JMW. David Morris & Ian rounded out the top 4 playoff qualifiers. Then in a complete reversal, Ian beat Jay 2-1 & David beat Drew 2-1 in the semis. Ian won his 1st game against Jay by half a million! And Ian didn’t stop – racking up consistently big scores, often in the hundreds of millions, & beating David 2-0 in the final. In the 3rd place match, Drew beat Jay 2-0.

Next up – league night on Thursday at 7pm @ Phantom Amusement. It is the 2nd last open league night of the 2019 season. Expect some big movement as some players replace their lowest scores & any missed league nights from earlier in the season. See you there!

League standings – updated

In the open league, the top 2 that were tied going into August league day were the best 2 that night. But who was better? By just a single point, Garth B takes sole possession of 1st place over Jay W! Rick E is close behind in 3rd. In the middle, we have a logjam. The 8 players ranked 7-14 are separated by just 10 points! And in the race for the final playoff spot, Brant B is in 16th leading David Morris by a single point.

On the women’s side, Jill H continues to lead the way over Jody & Samara.

Next league nights will be Thursday September 19 for the open league at Phantom Amusement, & Monday September 23 for the women at Half Pints. Expect some BIG movement, as this will be the 1st chance for players to replace their lowest scores (or zero scores).

Click the applicable League Standings link above for full standings.

August Knockout At The Forks – Results

This was a night of storylines. Congratulations to Drew S who needed & got 3 wins in a row to take the top spot in tonight’s tournament! Drew becomes only the 2nd player to win multiple IFPA Manitoba 2019 tournaments to date, & may be the 1st to come back with 3 must-wins in a row in the final 2 of a Manitoba Pinball strike tournament.

Lance W took 2nd place after starting the tournament with 9 wins in a row.

And in a repeat of a tournament that took place exactly 1 year ago less a day, Jay W & Samara M again faced off for 3rd place, with Jay winning. Jay was nearly eliminated out of the top 10 in round 6 but after scoring just 4 million on GOTG in the 1st 2 balls, he then got 100 million on ball 3 to stay alive. Samara took 2 early strikes in the 1st 3 rounds & then rattled off 5 wins in a row to make the final 4.

Next up – Jurassic Park Launch Party on Saturday September 14th @ 4pm.

Samara M, Jay W, Lance W, Drew S
Front row L to R: Lance W (2nd), Drew S (1st), Jay W (3rd), Garth B (T-5th).
Back row L to R: Samara M (4th), Michael C (T-5th), Jody L (T-5th), Dan F (T-5th).