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.

Scores and Standings-week 12

Thanks to Andrew for hosting everyone again this week!  We’re running down to the last few weeks of the season, and we’re still getting new players coming out, so welcome to Peter, and we hope you can make it out to more league nights in the future.  The full scores are up on the PAPA site.  Adam has now pulled into the lead for season points total, but it’s still a tie for high scores.  Stephane continues to lead the most improved race. 

Just a reminder that the TOPL playoffs are coming up on July 19th at Jim’s.  There’s also the ReplayFX festival coming up on July 30-Aug 2, and even if you’re not playing in the sold out Pinburgh tournament, the rest of the show is looking great.  Next week we’re up to Adam’s place in Keswick-have a great week everyone!

Playdium Store Presents The KISS Pinball Launch Party @ Wacky Wings – Fri Jun 26th

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With the upcoming release of their latest pinball machine, Cineplex Starburst in association with Stern Pinball and the IFPA proudly presents the Toronto KISS pinball Launch Party

Come and get a chance to try out the brand new KISS pinball machine, and while you’re there also enjoy some of the great food that Wacky Wings offers.

There will also be a tournament with trophies, apparel, and of course cash prizes, 100% of all entire fees taken in will be paid out.

The cash prizes break down as follows:

1st place – Trophy, 40% of the cash pot
2nd place – 30% of the cash pot
3rd place – 20% of the cash pot
4th place – 10% of the cash pot

Entries are $5 each and you can try as much as you like.

But even if you don’t want to play in the tournament, it’s still no excuse not to come as there will be a KISS pinball machine for everyone to try.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me via the website!

I look forward to seeing everyone on June 26th at Wacky Wings

1248 Dundas Street East, Mississauga, Ontario L4Y 2C1

scores for week 11 are up

Thanks to Nick for hosting us again, especially with what appeared to be a record turnout.  37 players for the evening, but there was still ample space and games for everyone.  We also had a drop in visit from TOPL alumni Alexis (FLX), who some of you remember moved off to the UK a few years back.  We also had three new members come out last night, so welcome to Ruo and the two Daves! 

Scores for this week are up on the PAPA website, and I’ve also changed the link in the top navigation menu to always point to the latest scores.  There’s enough old data on there now to keep most improved stats accurate (we’re up to the last three seasons).  Remember that if you have any questions about how the new system works, or if you notice something that’s not lining up, don’t hesitate to ask.  It looks like Adam and John are now tied for points total and high scores, while Stephane is still hanging onto the lead for Most Improved. 

Next week we’re at Andrew’s place-have a great week everyone!

Scores and standings week 10

Thanks to everyone for coming out to my place this week!  We had a good turnout for the last third of the season, and things are still far from locked.  Besides, there’s pinball to be played, and play it we did!  As usual, scores are also posted on the new site as well as here.  There should be enough data on the papa site so that most improved is accurate for everyone now (at least it matches what’s in the excel sheet now), and you can go back and look at the data for the past few seasons.  Starting next season, the papa site is going to be the only place we’ll publish scores, and we’re working on ways to get even more historical data on there. 

High scores this week went to:

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Which keeps John in the lead for the season, but Adam is catching up:

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SCORES AND STANDINGS-WEEK 9

Thanks to Kim for hosting everyone this week, and for sharing his huge collection of games with us.  We had another strong turnout heading into the back half of the season with 33 players this week, including 2 more new members: Henrick and Solstice.  Welcome to TOPL-hope to see you out for the remainder of the season.  There’s still more than enough time to get a valid percentage for the playoffs.  Scores are also up on the new site if you want to compare.

High scores this week went to:

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Scores and Standings week 8

Thanks again to Luch for the pinball, pizza, and hospitality last night!  We had a good turnout this week with 31 players, and we put the new games Luch brought in through their paces.  Scores are also available on the new site, which we’re continuing to run in parallel for the rest of the season.  The intent is to switch over full time next season.

This week was also the first of our Mystery Score Challenges.  The player whose score ended in the digits closest to the mystery score (above or below) would win a TOPL T-Shirt.  The sealed envelope contained 5 numbers:13847:

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Which means that Jeff T (RED) came within 303 points of the mystery score to win:

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We still have more shirts to give away, so we’ll be doing another one soon-we’ll announce it at least a couple of weeks in advance on the website.

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Scores and standings-week 7

I’d hoped to start publishing on the new system this week, which is why the scores are a little late going up, but we’re still working out a few things on the new platform.  The scores are up on the PAPA site if you want to check them out there, but the data for Most Improved isn’t all there yet, so we’re still keeping both systems up in parallel.  If there’s anything you’d like to see on the new scoring site though, please let us know, or just leave a comment here. 

Thanks to Jim for hosting this week, and welcome to three new members-Che, Todd and Rob. 

High scores this week went to:

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Scores and Standings: Week6 – New Software Preview

As the old saying goes, while the cat’s away the mice will play :) Since Chris is off this week and I was back to doing scores I thought it might be a good time to introduce everyone to where we are headed with the league in terms of upgrading our scoring system.

For as long as I have been in the league, the week to week scores and groupings have all be handled on a excel spreadsheet that has is really a work of art in and of itself, and kept working on the sheer perseverance of one member, that being Charles Blaquiere. I can’t even imagine how much more difficult it would have been to run this league without that Excel spread sheet all these years, so thanks very much Charles for your hard work up to this point.

Staring with Frolic last year TOPL started an initiative with Joe Schrober of the FSPA, to move onto a new system for scoring in the league. With the help of Joe doing all the back-end work and PAPA donating the hosting services we are very close to finally moving off onto this new piece of software.

This will open up a realm of new opportunities for us from a tracking and data perspective as all information is kept available at all times on this site, forever. One thing is to get all the historical data into the system but that is a long term project.

Keep in mind we are still working out the kinks, we only have 2 full seasons worth of data, plus the current in session season and the most improved award hasn’t been added in yet.

But everything else is there, so without further ado I’d like to introduce everyone to the Toronto Pinball League Manager, brought to us by the FPSA and PAPA!

Main page:

http://topl.league.papa.org/

This week’s results:

http://topl.league.papa.org/meetResults/2/6

The spreadsheet will get updated this week so we can publish the most improved, but for now I wanted to give everyone a glimpse into some of the stuff the leadership team has been working on in the back-end.