Barry, our current playoff champ, has just compiled a list from the TOPL trophy of everyone with a plaque on it going back to 2001:
For those keeping score, that’s 39 tournaments, and only 10 winners:
And most of the winners are still playing with the league today. Thanks for pulling this Barry!
First off, thanks to Pete and Ann for hosting the playoffs today, and for keeping everyone well fed through the day. Things went really well, and despite the long drive, it was a great day of pinball. Final stats are available here. This is where things stood at the end of 20 long rounds of matchmaking:
We had 8 players in the B division, so we ran two separate playoff brackets. The B division playoff ended up like this:
Resulting in two tiebreakers. In the end, Mike beat Myles on Iron Man, and Henrik beat John on Metallica to put Mike in 1st, Myles 2nd, Henrik 3rd, and John 4th:
For the A division, the top four players stacked up like this in the finals:
For a clean final result with no tiebreakers needed. Congratulations to Barry for taking home the playoff champ trophy for what I believe is the first time, pictured here with a disappointed second place Steve:
Thanks to everyone who played in the season and today’s tournament, and in a week we start it all over again with a brand new season on May 2 at Scott’s warehouse.
Thanks to Andrew for hosting this week, and also thanks to JRF for helping out with the scores while I was out sick. This brings another regular season to an end, and the scores for the season are up. After a strong finish at both PAPA and the IFPA championships, it surprised nobody that Adam won the season, but with strong finishes from Jack, Barry, John, Steve, and Josh, all with over 140 adjusted points. Adam wins a replay into next season for taking the season champ spot, and another plaque on the trophy. Adam also took the lead in the final High Score champ competition that we’re tracking. For most improved, Ian Glasner ended up keeping the top spot with 12.19%, so congrats to Ian, who wins a replay for next season as well.
Just a reminder that playoffs are this Sunday, Apr 24 at Pete’s. Doors open at 10:30, and we’re starting match play at 11 and going for 20 rounds. As usual, when you get there, you’ll need to sign in (with Chris or Adam), and pay Luch your $15 host fee. For those that are eligible for the B division, let us know you that you want to play B when you sign in. Remember that in order to play in B, you need to have a valid percentage for the season, and have not placed in the top 3 in A for at least 9 seasons. If we have enough players, we’ll run a B playoff with a separate prize pool for the top 4 B players (everyone plays everyone else in match play). Playoffs are open to all, but non-members need to pay a $50 registration fee.
The next season starts on Monday May 2 at Scott’s warehouse in the bluffs, and will be the first season where we start tracking using the new handicap system in parallel to the regular points totals.
Have a great week everyone, and we’ll see you all on Sunday. It should be a great day of pinball!
Scores are up on the PAPA site for the penultimate week of the season, and the season champ award is Adam’s yet again. The high score trophy will also go to Adam for the last time, before it’s repurposed into a new award for the season champ under the new handicapping system that we’re rolling out next season. Most improved could come down to the last week of the season though, with Julian and Ian both extremely close to each other in the standings.
We’re taking next Monday off for the PAPA world championships, and there will probably be several TOPL members competing in all divisions. Leave a comment on the post and let us know if you’re competing so we can track the standings this weekend. Immediately following that, Adam is competing at the IFPA world championship at the PAPA facility. Good luck to everyone competing! Also a reminder that this is the last year we’re taking a break from regular pinball specifically for PAPA. We left the skip week in this time to get things on track for playoffs at the end of April, and a new season starting May 2, so enjoy the time off, and this should give everyone plenty of time to plan for next year. The last regular season week will be on April 18 at Andrew’s place, followed by playoffs on April 24th at Pete’s place.