Just a bit of business to take care of;
I am resigning from the position of president of the Toronto Pinball League at the end of the current season. I’m announcing it now so that the league can decide how they want to fill that position.
The terms for treasurer and scorekeeper go on until 2016, so they can organize the process. Alternatively, the position could be left vacant till the 2016 elections or if less than 2 candidates step forward, a new president can be named.
I’ll ensure a smooth transition, passing ownership of the topl.ca and topl.org domains. The website is currently hosted on my server, but I will grant ftp access to pull and transfer the site to a new server under league control.
I’ll continue as a member, paying my league fees and continue playing pinball.
Thanks for the opportunity of being part of the league and I look forward to what the future brings.
Thanks to Chris F for hosting everyone this week, and for giving everyone a chance to get a Mustang LE into league play. Of course, two league nights in there’s now a precedent for Chris having a new game every time he hosts, so we’ll see whether there’s any changes to the lineup next season. For now though, we have five more weeks to go in the regular season, which now counts for WPPR points, so the final points tally matters more than ever!
High scores this week went to:
Continue reading Scores and standings-Week 10
By: David Sanderson
Better than shady land deals and contentious severance packages: When the city council in Oakland, Calif., convened last summer, one of the items on the agenda was a proposal to repeal a bylaw that forbade residents of that burg from playing pinball.
Oakland’s ban, which council members voted unanimously to lift, dated back to the Dirty Thirties — an era when pinball was viewed in many circles as a form of gambling.
“Pinball was illegal in lots of places for years,” says Rick Exner, a Winnipegger who manages an online forum (www.wpgpinball.forumotion.ca), which caters to pinball aficionados in Manitoba and Saskatchewan. “Pinball wasn’t allowed in New York (City) until 1976, I believe, and Chicago, too, even though that’s where most of the machines were being built.”
Continue reading Alive and flipping: Resurgence in pinball machines has players and collectors around the world on tilt
The second annual Ontario Provincial Championship will be taking place in Georgetown, Ontario on Feb 7th 2015!
In conjunction with this event will be a 9 Hole Pingolf tournament!
This is an objective based tournament which each ball that you play counting as a stroke.
The player with the lowest stroke count at the end of the tournament will win the PCS Pingolf tournament!
Even though this is running in Conjunction with the Ontario PCS, you do not need to be qualified in the PCS in order to attend.
The Pingolf tournament will be the first opportunity to get some WPPR points for the 2015/2016 Ontario PCS!
There will be no limit on how many times you attempt to play in the tournament, but only your lowest total score will count.
Each attempt will be $10
Prizes will be paid out as follows:
1 – 50% of Prize Pool
2 – 25% of Prize Pool
3 – 15% of Prize Pool
4 – 10% of Prize Pool
Machines and objectives are still TBD, but will be published ahead of time.
The event will start at noon on Feb 7th and end 1 hour after the completion of the Ontario PCS.
For more details contact Adam Becker, or check out the facebook page for the event.
Thanks to Luch for hosting everyone again in his now more spacious basement. Expanding into a second room means more space to move, but it also means more space for pins, which I’m sure Mike will be filling in the coming months.
Continue reading Scores and Standings-week 9
Happy new year to everyone, and welcome back to the second half of the season. Thanks to Andrew for hosting this week-it’s great to have him back as a host, and it was a good chance to play some really well restored games that aren’t as common for the league.
Continue reading Scores and standings-week 8
Thanks to Kim for hosting everyone for the last regular TOPL week of the year. We had a group of 20 regulars this week (both old and new members), and had plenty of time to give Kim’s games a workout.
Continue reading Scores and Standings-Week 7
Thanks to Eddie for once again hosting the league this week, and for keeping everyone fed through the night. Also, welcome to Jeff, who came out to his first league night this week, and welcome back to Jennifer, who was in from out of town for her semi-annual drop in league night.
Continue reading Scores and standings-Week 6
Made dinner reservations for Dec 8th Monday @ 6pm on Bayly st , who’s in just show up . Thanks your social director Julie (love boat ) Luch
Thanks to Adam for hosting this week, and for the usual food and hospitality. We had another good week with 20 people out, and at 1/3 of the way through the season we’ve had 41 players so far.
High scores for the week went to
Continue reading Scores and standings week 5