First off, congrats to the Region Rats on an epic victory in Team League 2019! They rose up from their second place regular season placement to win the championship by 1 point over Pindemonium Zwei! with the final game being decided on Stars! THE CUP will soon be emblazoned with their team name an individual members names as well. Thank you to everyone who came out and played in Team League. The time is now to start prepping for 2020! Get your teams ready!
Secondly congrats to Travis Kearney on winning the February Selfie Tournament last night! The battle was closely contested as it came down to all players having 3 strikes heading into the last couple of games. Travis finished at the top, Casey Taylor in 2nd, Tom Vandenberg in 3rd, and Michael Alexander in 4th. Thanks to all 17 players who put up scores for the month of February. Look to play Split Second and World Cup Soccer for March! Both games are still having some gremlins sorted out but are playable currently and will only get better throughout the month. You can now post your scores to Matchplay, you can write them down on the official score sheets that are attached to the games with magnetic clipboards, or you can just text them to me 574-596-2668. You have until the end of March to get those scores in. Below are the current standings for March.
Third, we start our new individual season on Thursday night at 8:30 PM. We will still be using pinballportal.com to enter our scores each night. The season will last 8 weeks, and your two lowest weeks will be dropped from the standings for your season total. The top finishers from the season will get to compete in the Hoosier Open Pinball Super-League Finals event at a date and time to be determined. They will face off against the top players from other leagues located around the state to determine an overall champion.
Lastly, don’t forget about the Indianapolis Lafayette Circuit Series. This Sunday the tournament is held at Tappers in Indianapolis. The 17th will be at Main Street Amusements in Lafayette, and the 24th will be at North End Pub. Each tournament just has a $1 entry fee plus coin drop. Battle the best players from around the state and earn those WPPR (World Pinball Player Ranking) Points!
And as always FREE PLAY WEDNESDAY will be here TOMORROW! A great night to get those scores entered for the selfie tournament!
Spring Pinball League that is! Who knows if we will ever see flowers this year with the way the weather has been, but you can still count on the blossoming of multiballs and jackpots down at Main Street Amusements. Yes, it is true that we just wrapped up our Winter League, but starting right back up allows us to finish our season before Memorial Day and take a nice long summer break. We even have a freshly updated logo for the Spring Season.
Games for week 1 of Spring League are Attack from Mars, Black Knight, Game of Thrones, Spanish Eyes, and Total Nuclear Annihilation.
I know it is a short turn around but if anyone has ideas for improvements for the season please let me know. Otherwise, we will run things just like winter league. An eight week season, two lowest weeks dropped, top half in A division, bottom half in B division. As always feel free to invite friends to come down and try it out.
Hey guys and gals, we had another great turnout and some average play as the games seemed to be kicking everyone’s butt last night haha. Hopefully everyone still had a pretty good time. MVP on the night goes to Mr. Dan St. John bringing home 16.5 points, followed up closely by Andy and Rick each scoring 15. Full results and standings are below.
With that being said there are no games to announce for week 7 or 8 yet because at this point in the season we have now played every game at MSA at least once during the course of our season. It is up to the players now to choose what games you most want to play for weeks 7 & 8. I have made a survey using Google Forms, simply select the 10 games you would like to play the most over the next two weeks and that is what we will play. The survey also contains a questions about what format you would like our finals to be in on May 23rd. The last several years we have just done one bracket, but with so many players this season I thought it may be better to go back to splitting into two divisions like we have in some previous seasons, anyway I will leave it up to a vote. Survey can be completed directly below, or you can click here. You can also view the results when you complete the survey to see what games it looks like we will be playing.
As always any questions or concerns just let me know. I’ll announce the game choices on Monday morning so anyone who wants to get down to MSA for some practice on Monday will still have time. See you all next week!
Just your reminder that tomorrow night at 8pm Lafayette Brewing Company brings you the Main Street Amusements 3-Strikes Monthly Tournament! As always $5 entry fee with all money going back to the top 4 finishers and in addition we have an awesome prize package donated by Lafayette Brewing Company that includes pint glasses, frisbee golf disc, shirts, stickers, and more! All participants are eligible to win throughout the tournament so come down and check it out!
We had an awesome turnout last night, probably our biggest group in a few seasons. Thanks to all the new members this season who have come out, I hope you are enjoying the league. Newest members to join up last night were Alyssa, Rick, and Joe…that makes 8 new members to the league this season! I think at this point we are going to have to give out a Rookie of the Season award. Below are the full results from last night. Group winners on the evening were Matt, Keith, Andy, Terry, and Rick. Overall standings are up, and since we are halfway through the season now your two lowest weeks will be dropped from your scores at this point on through the rest of the season. Also remember you must participate in 4 out of 8 weeks to play in the finals at the end of the season. If our numbers stay up I think we will split into an A & B division for the league championships. We can discuss that in the weeks to come.
Below are the games for next week, 4/11/2017, Star Trek, The Walking Dead, Tron Le, Captain Fantastic, and Harlem Globetrotters.
Selfie League Finals for March were also played last night since we had all participants in attendance. Keith claimed the top spot, followed up by Tom, then Dan St. John, and Matt.
Selfie League games for April are up and running. Click Here to register if you haven’t played in the Selfie League before. If you aren’t sure about selfie league, have questions, or just don’t know how to play please contact me and I can get you all set up. Our Selfie League Page has a lot of info, but I know that a new format can always be a bit confusing so don’t hesitate to reach out.
Hey everyone, sorry I was gone this week but thanks for the great turnout and all the help getting players registered and scores entered. Here are the standings after week 3 of the season.
Here are the standings for the selfie league as well, remember tomorrow is the last chance to add scores for the selfie league games for March! Selfie finals are next Wednesday 4/5/2017 @ 7:30 PM!
And here are the games for week 4, which takes place on Tuesday April 4th at 7:30 PM! Medieval Madness, Metallica, Spanish Eyes, Monopoly, and Spider-Man VE.
Hey Everyone! A good friend of the Lafayette Pinball League, Mark, has purchased a brand new Aerosmith pinball machine from Stern Pinball. He is having two launch tournaments this coming weekend. Friday’s launch party is from 5PM-11PM central time zone at his arcade, Chicago Street Pinball Arcade, in Joliet, IL.
Information and details for Joliet event can be found on the Facebook event page.
Information and details for the Champaign event can be found on the Facebook event page.
I got to stop by and check the game out yesterday and was really impressed with how the game played so I strongly encourage anyone looking for something fun to do Friday night to go and check it out. Mark also has around 30 other pinball machines at the arcade as well including Wizard of Oz, Rob Zombie Spookshow International, X-men LE, White Water, and many others that we don’t have access to around Lafayette and its all you can play for $15 with a few of the games there on loan costing $1 to play, or 3 games for $2.
Details for Sunday’s event which will take place in Champaign, IL will be posted to Chicago Street Pinball Arcade’s Facebook page so go and check it out and give them a “like” so you can get the latest news from their events.
Week 4 is in the books! Matt, Keith, and Terry all had dominating nights within their groups each coming away with solid victories. Below are the full results from last night.
And with those results in all of the Selfie League standings have been updated as well. Remember tonight is the last day of the month so any scores you want submitted need to be sent in by this evening, get down to MSA and make a strong last effort to move up in those rankings. Finals will be next Wednesday at 7:30 PM.
Games for Week 5, unofficial space theme week, are Space Shuttle, Star Trek, Star Wars, The Big Lebowski, and Theatre of Magic! How many leagues across the country can say they are playing a Lebowski as part of their league?!?! Thanks again Dan!
And lastly, if you are heading down to MSA at any point this week after today you may as well start snapping some of those selfies for the December games! The Big Lebowski, Ghostbusters Premium, Eight Ball Deluxe, Family Guy, and Spanish Eyes.
8 PM start time, with a $5 entry fee. All money is paid back to the top 4 finishers. Hope to see a lot of you there!
We are officially just 1 week from the start of the newest season of Lafayette Pinball League! We meet Tuesday, November 1st at 7:30 PM at Main Street Amusements! This will be known as our Winter 2017 league as we will finish after the new year has begun. The season will be 10 weeks long, calendar here. We will continue with our requirement of playing in a minimum of 3 weeks to be eligible for the finals event. You will be seeded based on your best 8 weeks out of the 10, meaning your 2 lowest weeks are dropped. Other than the just about everything else is remaining the same as always.
Any questions or concerns I can be reached via email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, text 574-596-2668 or 765-537-8293 or our LPL Facebook page.
As always I encourage people to spread the word, bring a friend, neighbor, kid, stranger, family member, sworn enemy, or whoever to get a few more folks playing some competitive pinball with us. I think we have a good & fun league, and the best location in the country for pinball.
And with that here are your games for week 1!
Games are Avatar LE, Big Indian, Captain Fantastic, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and Eight Ball Deluxe!