MPL Open league Season 6 Starting soon!!!!!

League starts Wednesday January 24th, 2024. It will once again cost $3 per session plus coin drop. And new this year we’re doing multiple leagues per year. The first session will be every two weeks. The League will consist of 6 total League Nights followed by a League Final Playoff to determine a winner. Each player’s top 4 League Nights will count toward the qualifying standings to determine who will move onto the League Finals. Only players that participate in at least 3 League Nights will be counted as league members for qualifying and IFPA WPPR value purposes.

League Nights:
League nights will be held bi-weekly and will consist of 6 total games played in 4 player groups. Match points will be awarded based on a player’s finishing position on each game they play (7/5/3/1). Players will be placed in new groups after each game.

League Finals:
A League Final Playoff will be held to determine the winner of the league after all 6 league nights have been completed. The format for this playoff will be a best-of-5, head-to-head single elimination bracket. The number of players that qualify will be based on the number of total League Members. If more than 24 players participate, the top 12 players will qualify with the top 4 qualifiers receiving a bye into the 2nd round, otherwise the top 50% of players (rounded down) will qualify

League nights will be every 2 weeks

  • 7pm, Wednesday January 24th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm Saturday February 10th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Wednesday February 21st @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Saturday March 9th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Wednesday March 20th @ Phantom Amusement
  • 7pm, Wednesday April 3rd @ Phantom Amusement

MPL Major Tournament The 12th Annual Pinhead Cup

We are Proud to announce the MPL’s First Time Flexible Card Based tournament weekend.

November 10th (10am-10pm), 11th (1pm-9pm) and 12th (finals) @ THE PRIVATE COLLECTION OF DAVE MORRIS!

A-side (top 50%) and B-side (top 8 after A-Cut line) Qualifying Prizes for both Divisions

???? Why You Can’t Miss It:

✅Flexible Gameplay: Enjoy a whopping 20 hours of pinball excitement! The best part? You have the freedom to drop in anytime during these 20 hours. Play one card (5 thrilling pinball games), stay for a few hours and play multiple cards, or immerse yourself for the entire 20 hours – the choice is yours! ????️????

✅ Open to All: Pinhead Cup welcomes players of all levels!

✅ Exciting Card-Based Qualifying: Purchase as many cards as you like during open qualifying. Rack up points with your best scores on multiple machines and secure your spot in the intense match play final rounds! ????????

???? How It Works:

???? Card-Based Qualifying: Attempt to qualify for finals with as many cards (5 consecutive games) as you desire.

???? Point System: Your best score on each machine earns points based on its rank.

???? Match Play Finals: The highest-ranking card holders battle it out in the electrifying match play final rounds. Only the best will emerge victorious! ????

Pictures in post to show example of a Card and the Cut line

For more information See link https://tinyurl.com/Pinhead-Cup

The Pinhead Cup consists of open card-based qualifying and match play final rounds and is open to all players attending the event. During open qualifying, each player may purchase as many cards as they like to attempt to qualify for the final rounds. A point system is used to rank each player’s score on each machine. Those who possess the highest ranking card (5 consecutive games on one card) at the end of qualifying will participate in the match play final rounds.

Each player’s best score on a machine will receive a point value based on its rank compared to all other recorded scores. The #1 score earns 100 points, #2 score earns 97 points, #3 score earns 95 points and #4 and beyond earn one less point per position, i.e. 94 points down through 1 point. A player’s overall score for a card is the sum of five ranked machine scores

The Pinhead Cup will contain multiple games to choose from and cards will consist of 5 consecutive machines.

Embracing Tournament Pinball: Joining the Fun!

Tournament pinball might initially sound intimidating to newcomers or casual players, but fear not! The Manitoba Pinball League is here to help you embrace this thrilling aspect of the game.

One common concern is feeling inadequate or fearing you’ll be outmatched. But here’s the thing: in our league, players are more than willing to share their game knowledge. The only time you can’t ask for help is while playing a game, but before and after, feel free to seek guidance. Remember, even the top players had to start somewhere, so don’t be discouraged.

Participating in league and tournament pinball offers a social dimension as well. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone when you arrive – you already have a built-in conversation starter: pinball! As you get to know fellow players, you might discover new friends who share your passion.

So, don’t let fear hold you back from enjoying the world of tournament pinball. Join the Manitoba Pinball League, where you’ll find a welcoming community ready to share their expertise, make new friends, and, most importantly, have a blast playing pinball!

Pumpkin Spice Weekend Tournament!!!!

Get Ready for Pinball Fun at the Pumpkin Spice Weekend Tournament!

The Manitoba Pinball League invites you to an exciting weekend of pinball action with our October Pumpkin Spice Weekend Tournament! Whether you’re a seasoned Pinball Veteran or new to the game, this event promises thrills, camaraderie, and fantastic prizes.

Date: October 27th – 29th, 2023 Location: Phantom Amusement & Sych Drywall (Iceberg Arcade) Registration Fee: $75 for all 3 tournaments

To secure your spot in this epic pinball weekend:

  1. At the Door: Register in person before 6:30pm on October 27th at Phantom Amusement.
  2. Early Registration: For a chance to win your entrance fee back and enjoy a special package, register early by sending an E-Transfer of $75 to murdew78@gmail.com (Dave Morris). Be sure to include your name in the transfer and use the reference “Pumpkin Spice.” Early bird registration closes on Sunday, October 15th, at 9pm.

Tournament Lineup:

  • Friday Max Matchplay Kickstarter: Kickstart the weekend with this exciting tournament.
  • Pumpkin Spice Main Event: The heart of the weekend, where pinball champions are made.
  • Saturday Night 10 Strike Tournament: Finish with a bang in this challenging showdown.

Join us for a weekend of flipper-flicking fun, unforgettable moments, and the chance to prove your pinball prowess. Don’t miss out on the Pumpkin Spice Weekend Tournament—register today and spice up your October with pinball excitement!

For more detailed information about prize money, formats, times and locations please see write up document https://tinyurl.com/msbpdyw3

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Create An Account on Matchplay.events

The website next.matchplay.events is the website that helps run the tournaments and league nights. There is an option to create an account on the website. The benefits of creating a player account are:

  • Automatically go to event page when signed in, no need for the qr code or link
  • Will highlight your name and group to make it easier to find your game
  • Makes is easier to go back and see your history of events

There are a few steps to go through to create an account and claim a player. I have created a sample account of Manitoba Pinball to help create screenshots.

Step 1: Click on create an account

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Step 2: Fill out the form to create an account. If you know your IFPA number you can add it in. The IFPA number can be filled in later. The player account is a free account.

Step 2

Step 3: Click on create user account and it will ask you to verify email. Check your inbox for an email from Match Play Events and click the link it provides

Step 3

Step 4: After verifying the email you will need to sign in to your account

Step 4

At this point the account has been created the next step is to claim the player. This associates your name to the account you created.

Step 5: Search for the event you are playing in. Use the QR code or link provided at events to make searching easier.

Step 6: Click on your name in the list.

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Step 7: Once your name is clicked on click claim player.

Step 7 click on claim player

Step 8: Click the claim player button.

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That completes the creating an account and claiming a player. In future events when you are signed into next.matchplay.events the current tournament or league night will automatically show up. It will also highlight the current match in yellow and will highlight standings in yellow.

Spring Spectacular Event weekend

We are proud to announce our 4 event weekend over 3 days Starting April 21st

Early bird registration before April 7th, will enter you to win free entry for entire weekend

To register for the weekend, you can pay at the door before 7pm April 21st at Phantom Amusement. If you want to register early, send E-Transfer to dave@manitobapinball.com Please include your name in the transfer.

For more information Visit https://tinyurl.com/Spring-Spectacular