Thanks to Adam for hosting everyone all day today for a great tournament, and a special thanks to Player One Amusements for the loan of the Guardians of the Galaxy machine! We had a decent turnout for playoffs considering that it was the last full weekend before Christmas stuff starts in full gear. After 16 match play rounds, and a four game final, here’s the final standings:
Congratulations to Adam for winning the tournament, although Dave Smith did take it to the final game.
Also, congratulations to Myles who won the machine giveaway for the year! Myles will be taking home the recently restored Hot Hand that we purchased as a prize:
This was the last official TOPL event for 2017, and we’ll be taking a break until January. Have a merry Christmas, Happy New Year, and if you have time off over the next few weeks, enjoy that too. We’re starting into the new season on January 8 at Eddie’s place. If you’ve got friends who are interested in coming out, it’s a great time to start, since we’ll have loads of space, lots of games, and the first week of a brand new season!
Despite the snow this Monday, we still had 17 people make it out this week to close out the season. Final scores are up on the PAPA site, and as expected, Adam has won the season again (despite only being #3 in Canada now). With the handicap rules, Adam Hollander has taken the win, and on the Most Improved front, Charles has captured that trophy. Congratulations to all the winners, and your trophies should be ready early next season after we get the new plaques.
Speaking of next season, a reminder that we’re getting ready to launch the new scoring system in January. Week 1 is going to be at Eddie’s place, where we’ll be signing members up for the new season, but also giving everyone a chance to participate in a Guardians of the Galaxy launch tournament. The Guardians tournament is being run as a separate event from the TOPL league night, and will be a separate $5 entry fee. Doors open at 6, and TOPL will still start at 8, so if you’re interested in playing both, come out early.
We’ve still got the playoff tournament for this year at Adam’s place on Sunday though, which should be a good day of pinball to cap off the year. Doors open at 10:30, and we’re aiming for an 11 am start for match play. Remember that this is an open tournament, so if anyone else wants to get in some last minute points to qualify for the provincials in 2018, this may be your last chance. Have a great week, and I’ll see everyone at Adam’s on Sunday!