Thanks to Luch for hosting playoffs this season, and also for supplying all the food and drinks for the day! We had 34 players out for a solid day of pinball. The new format of splitting A/B divisions seems to have worked well over the past few seasons, and we’re continuing to refine how we’re doing things. This time it ended up being a reasonably clean split between A and B divisions, giving us 15 B players, and 19 in A. After 17 rounds of qualifying (10 for B post-split), here’s how things stood:
After the usual 1 game tiebreakers, we had 4 game playoffs to determine the final top 8, to give out cash prizes. The top 8 in B were:
1. John Zaharatos
2. Ryan Matheson
3. John Clegg
4. Adam Hollander
5. Chris Frolic
6. Jim Wilks
7. David Newman
8. Karl Braun
And for the A division:
1. Adam Becker
2. Steve Machado
3. Robert Luciani
4. John Flitton
5. Kirk Hutton
6. Ken Lapointe
7. Chris Draper
8. Chris Bardon
Congratulations to all the winners-results should be posted to the IFPA shortly.
As usual, there’s no pinball tomorrow, but we’re starting up again May 1st at Kim’s place. Dates for most of the season have been posted already, and the last few weeks should be filled in shortly, so this is a perfect time to bring new people out to join TOPL. Have a great week off, and hopefully we’ll see everyone back for next season!
Thanks to Andy and Chris for hosting this week to close out the season! The full results are up here, and after 14 weeks Adam has won the season pulling ahead of John 149 to 144. Under the handicap system, Anthony pulled into the lead with 155 points, which earns him a replay into next season, and the Pinball Wizard trophy. Josh was able to pull ahead in percentage though to clinch most improved, so he also wins a replay. Congratulations to all of our winners!
This weekend is playoffs at Luch’s, and we’ll be starting match play at 11:00. Food is included, and anyone who has paid for the season has their entry fee covered. For guests, it’s a $50 entry fee at the door, and the $15 host fee applies for everyone. Format-wise, we’ll be doing the same as last season, where we have 17 match play rounds. For the first 7 rounds, everyone plays everyone else. After 7 rounds, we split into A and B divisions, and the B players get their records reset. To keep things simple, the only point where we’ll allow people choice of division is in the case of ties. Then there are 10 more rounds, followed by a 4 game playoff. I’m looking forward to a great day of pinball-see everyone there!
Thanks to Eddie for hosting us this week! Scores are up on the PAPA site, and John is within 4 points of Adam for the season championship. Anthony has also managed to pull ahead of Josh for Most Improved and for the handicap race.
Also, congratulations to everyone who went to compete at PAPA this past weekend! It’s a little bittersweet given the announcement that the PAPA facility as it stands will be closing, but the Replay foundation is still going strong. It’s certainly a good time for competitive pinball though, with 13 year old Escher Lefkoff winning the A division. Closer to home, friend of the league Julie Dorssers won the Women’s division, so congrats to Julie, and hopefully we’ll see you at another TOPL event soon!
Also, a reminder that Playoffs are coming up at Luch’s place on April 23rd. Doors open at 10:30, and match play starts at 11. Plan is for 16 match play rounds followed by a 4 game final. The tournament is open to anyone who wants to play, not just paid league members.
Next week we finish off the season at a new location, and get to play the combined collection of Andy and Chris D. Have a great week everyone, and see everyone Monday night!
Thanks to Adam for hosting this week! Scores are up on the PAPA site, and Adam has managed to widen his lead for the season total. Josh continues to hang on to Most Improved though!
Next week we’re back to Eddie’s place. Also, just a reminder that playoffs are happening on Sunday April 23 at Luch’s place, starting at 11 AM. Have a great week everyone!