I’d also like to take a moment and recognize a new section for the TOPL.ca website, this section being our sponsors page.
The generosity of these sponsors is unparalleled and as such needs to be recognized. It’s our goal to shine a spotlight on these donations and be as accountable as possible to our membership as well as the generous people who have donated to the league.
With that in mind we have created the sponsors page on the topl.ca website, on this page we will track who has donated what, what our plans are to do with that donation and who has directly benefited from that donation.
We will notify the membership every time we receive a new donation and we ask our membership to take minute out of your day the next time you see these individuals and thank them for their generosity and the help they have provided to grow the league and make it better.
If you know of anyone who would like to help out the league or would like to help out the league yourself please contact any of the members of the TOPL Leadership team, we will work with our sponsors to ensure the donation is used in a way they approve of, to best benefit the league.
Your TOPL Leadership Team:
Adam Becker, Chris Bardon, Mike Luciani
First and foremost before I introduce everyone to the new initiative we are going to try I want to thank Eddie for his generous donation of $300 to the League to help fund the purchase of these shirts. Without Eddie’s donation it would not have been possible for us to be able to offer this to the membership, so please if you get a chance thank Eddie if you see him in person, attend a DRAPL league night (details here http://www.drapinballleague.com/) or send him an email expressing your gratitude.
So without further ado I would like to introduce the Toronto Pinball League Mystery Score T-Shirt Giveaway.
The concept is simple, just like a mystery score on a pinball machine, a 5 or 6 digit mystery score will be written down on a sheet of paper and sealed in an envelope before the start of league night. The only person who will know the score will by myself (which will obviously mean I am ineligible to participate).
The player who’s last 6 or 5 digits on any machine that was played during league play that is closest to the score written down on the paper will get 1 of the TOPL Grey Colored T-Shirts for Free!
We are not going to set a schedule for when these giveaways will be happening but we will make sure that we announce when we are doing them at least 2 weeks in advance to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to attend.
So with that in mind I would like to announce that the first Mystery T-shirt giveaway will take place on Monday May 25th at Luch’s place!
I look forward to seeing everyone there!
President – Toronto Pinball League
Another record turnout for a location this week, with 33 players crowding into my basement for pinball. It’s great to see so many people out, and despite the numbers, things still moved pretty well, with only a couple of minor malfunctions in stuck balls and a light bulb coming falling into the trough on Spider-Man and wreaking havoc with the optos in there.
Also, just a quick reminder to everyone to make sure you sign in when you get to the location for a league night. The sign in sheet will usually be somewhere obvious, and if you don’t see it, ask Chris, Luch, or Adam. Making sure to sign yourself in makes things much easier for us when putting groups together, and it means we can get going much faster. The sheet is ordered by the point total from the last time you were out, so if you have a hard time finding your name, try to remember what your total was the previous week.
Continue reading Scores and standings-week 5
We had a great turnout at Nick’s this week, with 34 people showing up to play, which is great to see. Lots of regulars, lots of new regulars, and three more new members, who were a little awestruck at Nick’s collection of games (with good reason), so welcome to Richard, Harry, and Jeff! Hope to see you guys out for the rest of the season. And of course, thanks again to Nick for hosting all of us and keeping everyone fed (with an assist from samosa man Kev).
This week’s high scores went to:
Continue reading Scores and standings week 4
Thanks to Andrew for hosting again this week, and for sharing his games with the league. He has some great unique titles in his lineup, and it’s always great to change things up and add new games into the rotation. Also, welcome to Reg, who made it out to his first TOPL night this week. Hopefully you manage to make it out again despite the drive!
Continue reading Scores and Standings-Week 3
I wanted to take a moment and recognize a family fun center that has been kept running by the sheer determination of one of the founding members of the Toronto Pinball League.
InPlay now with 2 locations, one in Newmarket and one in Barrie was started by Sarah Brown, I want to say some 10 years ago now. It is a great location that the league used to visit until we out grew the location. My last visit, Sarah was still keeping the pinball spirit alive with Medieval Madness, Cirqus Voltaire and Monster Bash at her Newmarket location.
We wish Sarah continued success in her venture and if you are ever in need of a location for a party you should give InPlay a look.