All posts by Chris Bardon

Scores and Standings-Week 11

This week we had the debut of a new location for TOPL, which is something that doesn’t come around very often.  A big thanks to Chris Frolic for opening up his brand new arcade to everyone, and for keeping everyone well fed.  Other than one minor malfunction early on, all the games held up to the sustained play of the evening, and everyone had a great time.  Hopefully the first of many league nights at Frolic’s arcade!
The 416 location also brought out some new members to their first league night, so welcome to Ryan and Adam.  Hopefully you can continue to make it to TOPL events-the machines are certainly more plentiful and in better repair than most of the ones you’ll find out in the wild.

Scores and Standings-Week 9

Thanks to Adam and Denise for having everyone over again this week and keeping everyone fed for the evening.  A great collection of games, with a lot of unique titles we don’t see anywhere else.  This week also saw the return of some of the original TOPL members, with Tom and Jennifer dropping by while they were in town.  Glad you guys could make it out last night!  This was also the last league night before the PAPA world championships, so good luck to those that are heading down to compete!  There should be a good sized contingent of TOPL members playing, and live results will be up on through the weekend.  Good luck to the crew making the trip-throw a comment up on to let us know if you’re heading down so we know who to look for in the standings!

Scores and Standings-Week 8

Thanks to everyone who made it out this week, and to Jim for having us all out to his home to play his extensive collection of games.  It seems like we’ve had new people almost every week this season, which is great to see.  This was Jason’s first time out, and Myles brought Michelle for her first league night.  Welcome to both of you, and hopefully this isn’t the last time we see you out to a TOPL event.

Scores and Standings Week 7

Thanks to Nick for having everyone out to play his great collection of games, and a special thanks to Kev for bringing up Samosas again!  For all the people on vacation over the summer, we keep pulling in new members, so welcome to Sonia, Ron, and Russ!  An even 28 last night, and aside from an unidentified burning smell coming from AFM, a successful one.  This is the reason why only one group ended up posting scores for the game all night, and why there is no high score for Tron or AFM this week (a machine needs to be played by 4 groups to award a valid high score).

TOPL Rules updated

Hey everyone, the official TOPL Rules have been updated and posted here. Nothing in there should come as a huge surprise to anyone who’s been coming out for a while now, but what was on the website before had gotten a little out of date, and we wanted to update everything to reflect the changes we’ve made over the past couple of seasons.  The link at the top of the page will take you to the current “live” version of the rules, which cover the operation of the league as well as gameplay for league nights and tournaments.  Have a look, and if there’s something you’d like to suggest or discuss, feel free to email me, ask about it at a league night, or leave a comment on the website.  There’s more changes to come, but for now at least we’ve documented what we’re using in a place where people can find it.  Thanks to Adam for taking an update pass at the document!  The rules also have some more details on malfunctions (and how we deal with them), and what is and isn’t allowed on an extra ball based on questions that have come up.

Scores and Standings-Week 4

Thanks to everyone who made it out to my place last night-we had a good turnout, including a couple of new members.  Sarah brought James out for his first week, and Devin made it out on a trip home from his research job in Japan.  James, I hope we’ll see you and Sarah out for the rest of the season, and Devin-you’re welcome anytime you’re back in the country.  Glad you could fit some beer and pinball into the trip.

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Special Event-Project Pinball Charity Tournament 7/19/2014 Keswick, ON

Project Pinball Charity Tournament 7/19/2014 Keswick, ON

A no-elimination tournament format where you play all day!


  • Doors open at noon
  • Tournament starts at 12:30 PM
  • Qualifying ends at 7:00pm
  • Finals to follow after qualifying


  • $30 Entry Fee – Includes host fee for food and drink


  • There are no cash awards, we will be playing for WPPR points
  • $20 from each entry taken in will be paid directly to the Project Pinball Charity


  • Each entrant plays a one-game, head-to-head match against another player.
  • Whoever wins gets a point.
  • Most points at the end of the day wins!
  • For each match, the software will randomly assign players, the machine to be played and the order of play.
  • The software will ensure you never play the same opponent twice and you never play the same machine twice. (Until you have played them all)
  • Everyone is welcome the more the merrier
  • If you would like to attend please contact Adam Becker