Scores and standings-week 4

Thanks to Nick for hosting this week, and another special thanks to Kev for bringing those awesome samosas again.  Scores are up at the PAPA site.  Still one more week until we can start tracking most improved stats, but Adam and John are starting to pull into the lead for total points, and Adam is still in the lead for high scores.  We’re playing at Adam’s next Monday, so everyone will have a chance to check out the start of the excavation for the new building (follow the progress on pinballrevolution.com). 

Also, I wanted to give a shout out to the folks who are running City Pinball, a new downtown Toronto league that’s just starting up.  Their first night is Sept 9 at Junction City Music Hall (2907 Dundas St. W.), so if you’re looking to get in even more pinball every week, check them out on Facebook. 

Scores for week 3, plus mystery score winner

Thanks to Andrew for hosting a big crowd this week-we were back up to 35 people this Monday, with Kevin C making it out for his first TOPL night.  Welcome to the league Kevin!  Adam is still in the lead for season points, as you can see on the standings, but there are only 10 points separating 1st and 10th places at this point, so it’s still anyone’s season to win.  This week we also had out Mystery Score giveaway, sponsored by Seedees Images.  This is where we have a sealed envelope score (5 or 6 random digits) and compare it to everyone’s scores on all their league games.  We take the last digits of all the scores, and whoever comes closest to the mystery score wins.  This week’s score turned out to be:

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And Mike Luciani was the lucky winner of a great piece of gameroom artwork:

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Congratulations Luch, and thanks again to Cryss for the prize donation.

Scores and standings week 2

Thanks to Luch for hosting everyone this week after a two week break for the long weekend and ReplayFX.  We had at least 14 TOPL players in the Pinburgh tournament-Steve Machado won the D division, and Adam and John both qualified in A, so congratulations to all of them!  This week’s scores are up on the PAPA site.  With only 2 weeks into the season, things are still really close, with Adam only having a one point lead on Mike Capocci for the season lead.  Also, welcome to James Watson, who made it out to his first league night last night. 

Next week we’re at Andrew’s place, where we’ll also be having another Mystery Score giveaway for the art print that was donated by seedees images.  We compare the last digits of your score to what’s in the sealed envelope, and whoever is closes will win the print-everyone who shows up to Andrew’s has a chance to win.  Have a great week!

New Sponsor! – SeeDeeS Images

Would like to take moment today and announce the newest sponsor of TOPL!

http://www.seedeesimages.com/

SeeDeeS Images is a Pittsburgh based photography and imaging studio run by the talented Cryss Stephens. Along with being a top tier player Cryss also runs a great studio making some really amazing pinball related artwork.

Cryss was generous enough to donate this print to the league. It’s actually printed on metal and mounted on wood for hanging.

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This will be given away on the Aug 17th League night at Andrew’s place via our Mystery score Giveaway!

Thanks very much for the donation Cryss, I’m sure someone in the league will be very happy come Aug 17th!

Please make sure to check out Cryss’s site and drop him a line to say thank you for the sponsorship, also if any of his works intrigues you tell him you’re from TOPL and I’m sure he will work out a deal for you

Scores and Standings-week 1

Welcome to another season of the Toronto Pinball League!  Last night we started our third season for 2015, which is slated to run from now until the beginning of December.  We’ve got some good stuff planned for the rest of the year, including the pinball machine giveaway at the end of season playoffs.  Remember that it’s an entry for every regular league night and playoff that you attended in the three 2015 seasons, so the more you come out, the more chance you have to win!

As always, thanks to Kim, our host, for opening up his home to us, and keeping everyone fed through the evening.  We had three new people join us for their first league night, so welcome to Catherine, Phil, and Chris P-hopefully we’ll see you out again soon!  The scores for this week are up on the PAPA site.  Only one week in, so there’s not much to see yet, but several people are up in double digits.

This week we also had a mystery score giveaway, where the score whose last five digits were closest to the sealed value (this time 72163) won a TOPL shirt, courtesy of Eddie D’Orazio.  This week’s winner, pictured below, was John Flitton, who couldn’t wait to show off his prize to the camera:

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So congratulations John, and thanks again to Eddie for the donation.  We’ll be doing a couple more of the mystery shirt draws this season, so keep an eye on the website updates, and we’ll announce it in advance next time. 

Next week we’re taking the stat holiday off, so have a good long weekend, and I’ll see you at Luch’s on the 10th.  Also, good luck to everyone going to the Pinburgh tournament at ReplayFX in Pittsburgh.  This year is going to break last year’s record for the largest match play tournament, with 700 players competing, including a bunch of TOPL players. 

Playoff Results-July 19, 2015

Thanks to everyone who made it out for the playoff tournament yesterday!  This was the first time we’d run a match play tournament using the new matchplay.events, and so we appreciate everyone’s understanding as we get accustomed to the new software.  I think everyone will agree that having the current standings/matches available on other devices helps though.  If you still want to go back and look at detailed round by round results, you can check them out here.

At the end of 20 rounds of play, these were the standings:

Continue reading Playoff Results-July 19, 2015

End of Season House Keeping

First and foremost I wanted to thank everyone who make it out week after week, the membership and our hosts are what make the league as great as it is and I’m quite proud of the community that we have built!

In our ongoing effort to remain as transparent as possible with all the funds that come into the league I’ve finished the Financial Ledger for the Summer of 2015 Season, it can be found here:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1QrBvb3hLypZ12Qgdiw-xO0eRMGfMmoCdgXr7uG8DLM0/edit?usp=sharing

As you can see before playoffs we have $1440 to use for prizes.  We are going to hold back $400 of the money taken in the season to use for giveaways and to put towards the pinball machine giveaway.

Right now the Bally Rock Makers in my basement is going to be the machine we will be using for the giveaway, but we are keeping our eyes out for something a little nicer J  If we can find something within the budget.  We will keep everyone updated on that progress.

I also wanted to let everyone know that we are going to be doing the mystery score giveaway more frequently, starting the first week of the new season on July 27th.  We are going to be doing at least 3 – 4 of the Grey TOPL shirts donated by Eddie this Season, I’m also on the hunt for other prizes and will be announcing those as they become available!

On behalf of the TOPL Leadership team I wanted to thanks for another great season and I look forward to seeing everyone at playoffs!

Adam, Chris and Mike

 

Scores and standings-week 15

This week brought another TOPL season to a close, with a good turnout at Nick’s place to finish things off.  Thanks again to Nick for having us all out!  This season we had 69 different players, and played 15 weeks on 89 different machines.  In the end, Adam ended up grabbing season champ again to win a replay into next season, and the Season Champ trophy.  He also managed to hang onto the High Score trophy for another season, pulling ahead to 20 high scores for the season.  On the most improved front, Stephane’s lead held, to give him the Most Improved trophy, as well as a replay into next season.  Congratulations to Stephane and Adam, and thanks to all the hosts and players who made this season happen.  Full scores for the season are up on the PAPA site.

This Sunday we have the playoffs tournament at Jim’s.  Doors open at 10, and match play starts at 11.  If you show up late, we can add you into later rounds, but we’re planning on 20 match play rounds to start with, so it’ll be a full day of pinball for everyone.  Then, our next season starts up on the 27th.  Have a great week everyone, and see you on Sunday!

Scores and Standings-week 14

Thanks to Luch for hosting this week!  With only two weeks left in the season, we’re still getting new members coming out, so welcome to Jim, Arthur, and Jeffrey.  Hopefully you guys enjoyed yourselves, and you can make it out for the playoffs next weekend, and the next season starting up at the end of July.  Scores for this week are up on the PAPA site.  High scores are still a race between Adam and John, although John would need to get all four high scores next week, and Adam 0, for him to take the trophy.  On the most improved side, Stephane and Luch both dropped a few points this week, so Stephane stays in the lead for now.  For the points total, remember that the overall points for the season count towards WPPR points for the year, so showing up week after week only helps your overall ranking. 

Remember that playoffs are going to be at Jim’s place on Sunday the 19th, and that match play is starting at 11 AM.  Doors open at 10, and we’ll have plenty of food there for everyone through the day.  The plan is for 20 rounds of match play, followed by a playoff for the cash prizes. 

Have a great week everyone, and I’ll see you at Nick’s next Monday to finish off the season.

Scores and standings-week 13

Thanks again to Adam for hosting everyone again this week, and to Denise for keeping everyone fed.  The scores for this week are up on the PAPA site.  We’re getting down to the wire for the season, and with two weeks left, there’s still room for things to change in the point totals.  Luch has moved up the most improved ranks though, and is closing in on Stephane.  Have a great Canada Day everyone, and a long weekend if you’re extending it, and I’ll see everyone at Luch’s next Monday.