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Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Sun Jan 18, 2015 11:56 pm

So LOPL officially began their third season this past Saturday at Speedy Mike's. We had a nice mix of classic EMs with newer DMD's, including an Iron Man VE NIB. A tremendous expression of interest with more than 40 people wanting to play! It appears that pinball is stronger than ever in London! :)

Scores have been posted to the LOPL site, and you will see that we have implemented a new point system that is percentage based similar to what TCPL uses. This way everyone will get credit for their performance even if you tank on a game or two (like I did on Tron :oops: ).

Pics of the evening are posted on the LOPL facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 009&type=1

and scores here:

http://www.incitti.com/pinball/lopl/

The date and venue for the next event will follow soon, so stay tuned!
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Sun Feb 22, 2015 10:11 pm

Last night's league night brought out 50 pinthusiasts to play Aaron's collection of games! Very impressive number and we continue to see new members at each night. Many more people are catching the pinball bug once they get a taste of the LOPL so the numbers are only likely to grow!

If you have any pics from last night please email them to Mike so he can add them to the LOPL Facebook page. Some pics posted here:

https://www.facebook.com/15331810816400 ... =1&theater

Next league night is at Darrell's place only 2 weeks away! Saturday March 7th. We are accepting 28 players max for each shift. Let Mike know if you are coming and what shift you prefer.

1st group arrives at 5 and plays at 5:30pm
2nd group arrives at 8pm and plays at 8:30

Last night's scores will be posted on the site shortly.
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Wed Mar 25, 2015 10:26 pm

This is about two weeks too late (my bad) but the third night of the third season for LOPL was held on the third month at Darrell’s place. It’s great and exciting to see that we still get new faces out at almost every league night and we’re into our third season! Welcome to Pat B, Dominic L and Janet D, glad you could make it out! And thanks to Darrell, Mandy and family for being our gracious hosts yet again!

WOZ threw out an upper right flipper during the early round, but otherwise all games worked flawlessly and everyone had a good time. Randy ended the night on top (again) with a pair of Jeff’s in second and third (Jeff K and Jeff T respectively) with Julie in fourth and Joe Lem rounding out the top five. The scoring system adopted by LOPL this season is working well, keeping the standings a lot tighter and making the competition more exciting this year. High scorers of the night were:

Aaron A - Wizard of Oz
Randy W - Hollywood Heat
Steve V - Road Show
Leanne V - Haunted House
Mark I - Baby Pac-Man
Mike T - Demolition Man

The next league night will be at Mike Dymus’ place on Saturday March 28th and we’ll be running two rounds again. As of today, there is one early spot and one late spot left. Early slot shows up at 5:00 p.m. to start playing at 5:30. Late slot players are to show up at 8:00 p.m. to start playing at 8:30. This will hopefully alleviate any log jambs between shifts as Mike’s basement is a bit on the tight side.

We look forward to seeing you all then!
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Wed Apr 01, 2015 12:15 am

Last league night brought out 45 members and a couple guests. The LOPL seems to have at least one new member every league night. Membership is growing.

The new electrical held up and all machines were on at the same time for once and nothing blew up. All the machines held up as well surprisingly. Big thanks to Shaun Russle who sponsored the Tim Hortons donuts!

We had pinball enthusiasts come from far and wide including St Thomas, Cambridge, Strathroy and Toronto. (I'm sure I'm missing some too).

Results are posted here:

http://www.incitti.com/pinball/lopl/

Top scores of the night belong to:

X Men: Shaun R
Spiderman: Aaron
White Water: Mike D
The Shadow: Brad P
World Poker Tour: Randy
World Cup Soccer: Ray

Some pics from the night are posted to the Facebook page here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/LOPL-Lon ... 108164009#

Next league night is Saturday April 18th at Doug Langs (side door). We will be doing 2 shifts of 28. You can sign up now.

1st group arrives at 5pm and plays at 5:30pm
2nd group arrives at 8pm and plays at 8:30pm
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Sun Apr 19, 2015 9:41 pm

Last night's LOPL meeting had us for the first time outside of London, and we were all in for a surprise. New hosts Doug and Nancy Langs had a Wrestlemania in the rotation for the evening's festivities. Thanks Doug and Nancy for a great night. The other games on hand were:

The Walking Dead
Mustang
Taxi
Iron Man Vault Edition

Judge Dredd would have been the sixth game in competition, but gremlins early in the night took it out of the lineup. Two first place finishes for Paul D catapulted him to the top of the score sheets for the night and ended Randy's reign at the top. High scorers this evening were:

Paul D The Walking Dead
Tony L Iron Man Vault Edition
Paul D Mustang
Steve V Taxi
Matt J Wrestlemania

Complete scores can be found on LOPL's website
http://www.incitti.com/pinball/lopl/sco ... 8&season=3

The next league night will be at another new host, with Greg Benz hosting on Saturday May 9th, and once again we’ll be running two rounds. Early slot shows up at 5:00 p.m. to start playing at 5:30. Late slot players are to show up at 8:00 p.m. to start playing at 8:30.

The lineup of games will follow shortly. We look forward to seeing you all there!
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Sun May 31, 2015 11:59 pm

Thanks to Ray for opening his home last night and welcoming LOPL to the seventh event of the season. Ray’s games in action were a good mix of his usual classics along with some new additions. The full line-up of games in rotation was:

Theatre of Magic
Cirqus Voltaire
Tales of the Arabian Nights
Terminator 3
Medieval Madness
Road Show

LOPLers brought their A-game, putting up some monster scores: 73 million on Medieval Madness; 143 million on Cirqus Voltaire; 1.6 billion on Theatre of Magic! After the dust had settled, even with two high scores Randy W couldn’t overcome Mike D, who came out on top for the night by a single point. High scorers for the evening were:

Larry P Medieval Madness
Lonnie C Terminator 3
Ray B Road Show
Jeff T Theatre of Magic
Randy W Cirqus Voltaire
Randy W Tales of the Arabian Nights

Complete scores can be found on LOPL's website
http://www.incitti.com/pinball/lopl/sco ... 8&season=3

The half-way point of the season comes in about a month, with new hosts Leanne & Steve hosting the next league night on Saturday June 27th. As always, two rounds; early slot shows up at 5:00 p.m. to start playing at 5:30. Late slot players are to show up at 8:00 p.m. to start playing at 8:30.
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Tue Jun 30, 2015 11:04 pm

You couldn’t have asked for a better night to play some pinball than this past Saturday for our eighth league event of the season. The driving rain and high winds wouldn’t deter 30 LOPLers from heading out of the city to Leanne and Steve’s place, our third new venue this season! There LOPLers were treated to some different games they hadn’t seen before:

Jackbot
Tron
Getaway
Mustang
Banzai Run
Revenge From Mars

The basement and new wiring held up and the games performed flawlessly all night. In a carbon copy outcome from the last league night, Randy again had two high scores but was denied another first place finish by a single point, this time at the hands of Shaun R.

Notable high scorers were:

Jackbot Ray B
Tron Randy W
Getaway Jeff T
Mustang Randy W
Banzai Run Paul D
Revenge From Mars Joe L

Check out how you did on the LOPL website:
http://www.incitti.com/pinball/lopl/sco ... 2015-06-27

LOPL heads back into the city in three weeks (July 18th) to start the second half of the season at Aaron’s place. There will be 2 shifts of 28, early slot shows up at 5 p.m. to start playing at 5:30, late slot players are to show up at 8:00 p.m. to start playing at 8:30.

Contact Mike D to sign up. See you all at the next one.
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Tue Sep 29, 2015 11:41 am

Where'd summer go? It's been a while since our last update but we're still going strong with our 12th event now in the books. Darrell and Maria were the hosts this time around with what started as 7 machines but ended the night at five after we lost Indiana Jones and Judge Dredd to mechanical gremlins. The final lineup was:

Wizard of Oz
Demolition Man
Red & Ted's Road Show
The Simpson Pinball Party
Metallica Master of Puppets

Aaron A pulled out the overall win for the night, with Randy W, Joe L, Mike D and Mark D rounding out the top five. High scores were spread out with no LOPLer getting more than one:

Wizard of Oz David McC
Demolition Man Aaron A
Red & Ted's Road Show Mike D
The Simpson Pinball Party Randy W
Metallica Master of Puppets Mark D

The scores are now up for your viewing pleasure (or displeasure in my case :bawling)
http://www.incitti.com/pinball/lopl/sco ... 2015-09-26

There are only two events remaining in the season before the playoffs, with Ray hosting the next event in October. Keep an eye an your email for date and time. See you then.
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Re: Season 3

Postby Hammerhead » Tue Dec 08, 2015 9:56 pm

Saturday November 28th brought LOPL to Aaron’s place for the 3rd LOPL playoffs. A total of 24 LOPLites competed including a number of members from outside of the area (K/W and Burlington). Host Aaron and reigning regular season champ Mike D got off to quick starts as did Julie. It was quickly apparent that the day would be a battle for most of the LOPL crew as people traded wins back and forth. In the end during the 13th round of qualifying David managed to defeat Mike for his seventh win to claim the last spot in the playoff round. Had David not won there would have been an eleven player playoff just for that final playoff spot as ten others had 6 wins.

Then with four people tied at 9 wins a single game playoff was required to find out which two would go to the A final and which two would go to the B final. That single game was played on AFM. Going into ball 2 it was anyone's game and then Jeff T began to pull away finishing his game with slightly less than 10 Billion points. Steve V managed to outpace Paul D to get the final spot in the A final with Paul D and Shaun heading to the B final to join David. Larry apparently fearing a possible immigration raid had left the property and did not compete in the final .

The games for the B final were No Fear, Road Show and Judge Dredd

The first two games had the exact same results; Shaun in first, followed by David and Paul D in third. This left Shaun with 6pts, David with 4pts and Paul with 2pts

In the third and final (or so we thought) game Paul D pulled out the stops and won the game with Shaun finishing 2nd and Dave 3rd. This of course meant that Shaun had won the B division but both David and Paul had 5 pts so an additional tie-breaking game would be required.

The tie-breaker was played on Monster Bash and Paul managed to continue on his streak and defeated David earning Paul 2nd in the B division (6th overall).

During the B competition the A final was also going on. The A finalists would be playing Pinbot, Spiderman and Maverick. After two balls on Pinbot both Aaron and Mike had sizeable leads on Steve and Jeff. Steve couldn’t improve on his score and was out of the running on this game after his ball 3. Jeff on the other hand continued his late inning heroics and came back to actually win the game with Aaron placing 2nd and Mike 3rd.

On to Spiderman; Mike D rebounded to take 1st on SM with Jeff toughing out a 2nd and Aaron just behind him in 3rd. Steve had a rough outing and after two games the point totals were Jeff T with 5 pts, Mike 4 pts, Aaron 3 pts and Steve 0 pts.

Maverick was played in a single player mode to help with some unbalanced scoring in multiplayer. Steve V stormed back and put up the target of just under 500 Million. Mike D decided to go second and put up a respectable 222 million, Jeff went into ball three behind and selected superpops (2 Million/pop) and after a heated struggle he ended with 224 million (one pop bumper more than Mike) at this point Mike could no longer win the tourney and Aaron would have to win the game to cause a tie-breaker. Using this knowledge of the game Aaron went to work and was able to put up more than 500 million before finishing his second ball. Another tie breaker would be needed!

The tie-breaker game would be on Dracula. Aaron having choice decided to go first to put the pressure on, this however did not go to plan as after his first two balls Aaron had amassed only 20 Million points. Jeff playing solidly put up a total of 240 Million after ball two. Aaron then managed to finesse a wonderful ball three and jumped his score to 450 Million, but Jeff would not fold. Working hard during his ball three Jeff played on but in the end was only able to add an additional 110 Million falling 100 Million short leaving Aaron as the new undisputed LOPL playoff champion!

Special thanks to Dan B who travelled to run the turny and for doing the above write up. Thanks to Aaron for hosting. It was a great time. Super thanks to all the LOPL hosts, if there were no hosts the league would not exist. Thanks to all the LOPL execs for all your hard work behind the scenes. Some days poor Steve comes home from work to 40 email exchanges between the execs :) Finally, thanks to all the players in LOPL for making this the best season yet! LOPL continues to grow and improve. The players are also improving so the competition is getting tougher and tougher each year.

Stay tuned for some changes coming up for the next season which begins at the beginning of February.

Pics of the playoffs can be seen here:

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 009&type=3
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