MPL Women’s October Tournament

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 8 rounds are completed the player with the highest point total is the winner. Ties are broken by most 1st and 2nd place finishes.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required per Manitoba health regulations.

MPL Open October Tournament

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 6 rounds are completed the player with the highest point total is the winner. Ties are broken by most 1st and 2nd place finishes.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required per Manitoba health regulations.

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

MPL Welcome Back Tournament

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 6 rounds are completed the player with the highest point total is the winner. Ties are broken by most 1st and 2nd place finishes.

Proof of vaccination and masks are required per Manitoba health regulations.

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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.

Would you be interested in pingolf? Ended

  • Yes
    78% 11 / 14
  • No
    21% 3 / 14

Avengers: Infinity Quest First Impressions

Stern released a trailer for the new game designed by Keith Elwin Avengers: Infinity Quest. If you have not seen the trailer you can check it out at Stern’s YouTube. 

Photo of Doctor Strange spinner from sternpinball.com

The game is based on the comic books and not the movies, so if you want The Avengers theme from the movies you will need to supply it yourself. The right ramp is huge allowing it to be hit from any flipper. On the left is a Doctor Strange spinner that reminds me of Safecracker.  The spinner can determine direction and speed which might require trying to keep hitting it one way.  With the premium and limited edition it opens up allowing a ball to go                                                                                             under the playfield.

Captain Marvel inverse gravity ramp. From strenpinball.com

On the premium and limited edition there is a vertical loop. Not sure how hard it will be to send a ball up it.

It’s hard to judge machines without seeing them played. Gameplay reveal of the premium is September 9 at 5pm CDT on Deadflip’s twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/deadflip. The pro model will be on revealed September 11 at 3pm CDT on the Marvel’s twitch channel https://www.twitch.tv/marvel. After the streams will share my thoughts on the game.