Remember how we said we were going to give away a pinball machine at the end of 2016? Well, the drawing was this weekend at playoffs, and the winner was Andy McNab:
Congratulations to Andy-enjoy your new game!
We’re already planning what to do for next year’s draw. Remember that all you need to do to enter is to come out to league nights-every event gets you a draw into the end of the year prize pool.
Special thanks to Adam for finding the game and fixing it up to working condition.
Another season of TOPL is complete! First off, thanks to Jim for hosting this past weekend. We ended up with 37 players for the tournament, including a few out of town guests, and a few people that hadn’t been out to any TOPL events before. Everyone had a good time, and we managed to have some good competition through the day.
We used the first 7 rounds as a basis for splitting into A and B divisions, and then reset the B players to their own tournament, while the A players kept their standings. After 10 more rounds, here’s how things looked in A:
And after 10 rounds in B we had:
After a few tiebreakers, we had a 4 game playoff for 1-4 and 5-8 in each division. The final results for A division were:
- Adam Becker
- John Flitton
- Jack Tadman
- Stephane Raymond
- Barry Brdar
- Jeff Teolis
- John Zaharatos
- Kirk Hutton
And in B:
- Chris Bardon
- Julie Dorssers
- Albert Agar
- Jeff Avramenko
- Robert Luciani
- Sebastian Krupka
- David Newman
- Jim Wilks
Congratulations to all the winners! Final results should be on IFPA soon. This also wraps up the TOPL events for 2016, and we’re off until the new season starts Jan 9. It promises to be another good year for pinball, with new games coming out, and new locations coming into the hosting rotation. Have a great off-season, and see everyone in 2017!
Thanks to Andrew for hosting the last league night of the season! Final scores are up here. Surprising nobody, Adam managed to take the season champ spot with a 10 point lead over Jack, and a 14 point lead over Barry. He also managed to maintain over 80% on the season, which is a very solid average. It also explains why he’s sitting in the lead when you include the handicap in the calculation, which was never intended to be impossible, just more difficult. We’ve decided to add a new rule however, saying that you can’t win both trophies, so the Pinball Wizard trophy goes to Chris Draper, who was only 3 points behind Adam in this race! Both Adam and Chris earn a replay into next season.
On the Most Improved front, Andrew made a late season push for the trophy, but in the end couldn’t pass Chris Frolic, who takes it with a 12% improvement. He also wins a replay into next season.
A reminder that playoffs are this Sunday at Jim’s place. The format will be the same match play format we used in the summer, and based on feedback, we’re going to use the same divisional split we used there. The format will be:
- Rounds 1-7: Everyone plays everyone else
- Rounds 8-17: A division players keep going, B division splits off to a separate tournament (with records reset)
- 4 game final for the top 4 in A and B
The usual rules for division eligibility and minimums apply. We need a minimum of 8 to run B, so as long as we have 16 or more players, we’ll split divisions roughly 50/50.
Also, a reminder that we’re going to be doing the end of the year draw on Sunday, including the grand prize of a pinball machine! You’ll have an entry in the drum for each week you were out, and there are some other prizes besides the big one. You don’t need to be present to win, but it’d be much better if you were, so come on out, and have a good time at playoffs. Even if you haven’t been out this season at all, it’s an open tournament.
See everyone on Sunday!
Thanks to Adam for hosting this week! The building continues to impress, and there was plenty of food, space and games for everyone! Scores are up here, and it looks like Adam has the season locked, with or without the handicap. Frolic also continues to stay in the lead for most improved.
Next week we wrap the regular season at Andrew’s place, and then the following Sunday is playoffs at Jim’s place to wrap up 2016. Have a great week everyone!