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Introduction

Posted: Mon Sep 25, 2017 3:52 pm
by boustrophedonic
We just kicked off a new league for the northern suburbs of Milwaukee called the North Shore Pinball League. My name is Fred W. & I'm running the inaugural season. We have hosts signed up from Cedarburg, Grafton, and West Bend. The dates are as follows:

September 16th
October 7th
November 11th
December 9th
January 6th
February 3rd
March 3rd
March 31st
April 28th
May 19th
June 16th (finals)

We're following similar rules to a lot of other local leagues, where we have a "season" corresponding to two nights of play (for example, season 1 = 9/16 and 10/7). Top 3 each season receive a payout. Aggregate scores for the year will be used to seed finals night. Absentee scoring is 80% season average for first absence, 70% for 2nd, etc. (yeah, pretty generous I know), with no possible payout if you miss both nights for a particular season. For pairings we are using Match Play software with Swiss pairings (7/5/3/1). As of right now we are not reporting to IFPA, although discussion are ongoing about whether we might start at some point in the future.

Due to a few preseason dropouts, we have a small number of spots open. If anyone is interested in more info, please contact me.

It's a great time for pinball in Wisconsin!

Re: Introduction

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 9:45 am
by Hilton
Just wanted to say congrats on the new league!

If you allow subs, I am sure it would be nice to swing over on ocassion.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:56 pm
by boustrophedonic
Thanks Hilton!

Yes, we have a precedent for allowing subs, and we also have a few people who have said they plan to come occasionally just to enjoy the company, food, and casual pinball. Feel free to PM if you'd like more info on a particular night or nights.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Thu Sep 28, 2017 7:46 pm
by Ekthoren
I just wanted to say congrats on the new league also Fred! It’s good to see the hobby growing in Wisconsin so much; now we have 4 leagues in our state!

Re: Introduction

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:41 pm
by Eric_S
Good luck with the new league. We'll get you involved next year for the Intra-State league championship tourney.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Fri Sep 29, 2017 7:02 pm
by TomGWI
Eric_S wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 4:41 pm
Good luck with the new league. We'll get you involved next year for the Intra-State league championship tourney.
Fatal Fourway!

Congrats on the new league!

Re: Introduction

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2017 7:51 am
by boustrophedonic
Thanks Erik, Eric & Tom! I'm excited we've gotten so much interest so far & I hope we can keep the momentum going.

It'd be great if at some point we could represent at the intra-state championship. I know we've got at least a few players who would really enjoy the competition.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2017 9:58 pm
by Tim E
Hey Fred,
Congrats on the new league! I am good friends with Carl and Matt, who attended your league kickoff. I also have met your brother George. I am part of the Madison league for the 4th year running...it sounds like Carl and Matt had an awesome time. If you have any questions about pinball or the leagues let me know. I have been a collector since the 90's and would gladly help you out.

Tim

Re: Introduction

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:11 am
by boustrophedonic
Hi Tim,

Thanks for checking in! I guess pinball is a small world, although I admit I've met a lot more of the Fox Cities (& of course SE WI) guys than the Madison crew. I hope I get the chance to meet the man behind the legend at some point. ;)

I also appreciate the offer & will keep it in mind if something comes up as we keep flipping along. Thanks!

-Fred

Re: Introduction

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:06 am
by Tim E
:D LOL...sounds great, Fred! Glad you guys are off and running. Hope to meet you someday soon! Have a great one! :)

Re: Introduction

Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:01 pm
by Muskie82
Wondering if you still have spots open. I live just outside of Sheboygan and would be interested in joining a league that is somewhat local.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:01 am
by boustrophedonic
Muskie82 wrote:
Fri Oct 06, 2017 10:01 pm
Wondering if you still have spots open. I live just outside of Sheboygan and would be interested in joining a league that is somewhat local.
Sent you a message.