Welcome to the next season of the Toronto Pinball League! Week 1 will be at Jim’s place on Monday June 2nd.
Longtime ToPL member Adam Becker finished 12th in the world at the 11th Annual IFPA World Championships held in Denver Colorado the weekend on May 24, 2014.
Adam was the highest placing Canadian. This performance raises his world ranking to 27th on the IFPA World Pinball Ranking charts.
TOPL finished first out of 24 pinball leagues including the no affiliation after the ten rounds of Pinburgh. With a record of 529-431 and a percentage of 0.551 just ahead of Dutch pinball and John being the best of TOPL
Well done to everyone!
Congratulations to John JRF for winning B Division at PAPA 16!
Here is a run down of TOPL action at PAPA 16 from Adam:
Randy, part time TOPL member also made the trip and tried his luck in the B division, but unfortunately didn’t make the cut. Jason, another part time TOPL player from Ottawa was also able to qualify in the B division but after fighting tough, in the quarter finals, went out in the semis.
The C Division saw the most participation from TOPL with, Les, Mike, Barry, Eddie, Simon, Stephane and David Smith all participating in the C Division. Eddie and Barry both qualified early in the Division, with Mike and Les squeaking in at the last second. A hard fought effort from Stephane, Simon and Dave who didn’t make the cut but still gave it their best.
Barry unfortunately ended up going out in the first round, Eddie falling in the second after winning a tie breaker in the quarter, Mike and Les making a valiant effort in the finals. Les made a costly mistake on Avatar of playing out of turn in the final but will still able to secure 2nd place with Mike following behind at 3rd.
In the A division Adam and Maurice gave it their best competing against the best players in the world, but neither were able to qualify.
In classics John was also able to impressively qualify in all 3 Classic tournaments taking top 8 in 2 and top 16 in the third.
We only had one member playing in the Seniors division and coming one position short Barry gave it his best shot, but time was not on his side as he had to spend some more time qualifying in C.
Congratulations to everyone who participated, winning or not, at this year’s PAPA, you did TOPL proud and I look forward to seeing you continue to represent the league is other competitive events.
Handful of other topl people were also at PAPA in the C division … Stephane (25th), Simon (107th), Hillary and James (tied for 136 ..awww) and myself (80th) just for a fuller full results (although I might have also missed other entrants)