"; switch ($action) { Case "viewSchedule": showSchedule(); break; Case "viewContacts": showContacts(); break; Case "viewFAQ": showFAQ(); break; Case "viewRules": showRules(); break; Case "viewLinks": showLinks(); break; Case Null: Default: showInfo(); break; } mysql_close(); echo ""; include 'footer.php'; function showContacts() { echo "

Contact Information

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League president: Mike Dymus

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League treasurer: Julie Dorssers

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League stats / web site: Mark Incitti

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Any issues with this web site please send me an email at markinc@gmail.com

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Schedule

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2018 Season 2

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July 14 - host: Ray

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August 11 - host: Tony

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Play-offs December ?? - host: TBD

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2018 Season 1

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Hosts: Mike, Kyle, Steve, Tony

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Dates: TBD - Early February start.

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Play-offs – June ?? - host: TBD

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Season 2

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July 8th - host: TBD

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July 22nd - host: TBD

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August 26th - host: TBD

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September 23rd - host: TBD

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October 21st - host: Kyle

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November 18th - host: Steve

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Play-offs December 9th - host: TBD

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2017 Season 1

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February 4th - host: Aaron

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February 25th - host: Kyle

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March 18th - host: Mike D

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April 1st - host: TBD

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April 29th - host: TBD

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May 27th - host: TBD

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Play-offs – June 10th - host: TBD

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2016 Season 2

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Play-offs – January 28th - host: Doug

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: How do I join the league?

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A: Send Mike an email for details: Mike Dymus

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Q: Do I need to own a pinball machine to join?

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A: No, just a passion for pinball.

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Q: What does it cost?

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A: A one time season registration fee of $10 is collected. Seasons run from February to June and September to January. "; echo "This fee goes to the LOPL fund for trophies, prizes and towards things like web hosting, tournament software, etc.

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Each league night you participate in will cost you a $10 host fee. "; echo "Forty dollars of the host fees will go into the LOPL fund and the rest will go to the host which will "; echo "cover the cost of provisions and machine maintenance.

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League Rules

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League Nights

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Seasons: We currently run 3 seasons per year consisting of 4 league nights each.
"; echo "February – May, June to September and October to January.
"; echo "Each season is followed by a playoff night.
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Attendance: League nights are usually on Saturday every few weeks.
"; echo "You need to attend at least 2 regular season league nights to be eligible for the end of season playoffs.

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Single Shift Session: Start time for single shift nights is generally 7pm for practice (times can vary, check your emails)
"; # echo "League play will start after a bit of practice time (30 minutes - 1 hour) If you show up late you may not be able to play.

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Double Shift Sessions: Over the years, turnout has increased."; echo "To accommodate as many players as possible, we are running 2 shifts of 20-28 people depending on venue:
"; echo "Early shift - Doors open at 3:30pm, league play starts at 4:30pm
"; echo "Late shift - Doors open at 7:00pm, league play starts at 8:00pm (times can vary, check your emails)
"; echo "You will be given the chance to sign up for either early or late until the spots are filled.

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Late policy If you show up late you will take a zero on any games that your group has already played. "; echo "When you arrive please wait for a league executive to finish their game. After that you can pay the fee and get started. "; echo "

Registration: At the beginning of each season we collect a $10 league registration fee. "; echo "The league membership fees are put towards the LOPL fund for trophies and prizes for the end of season playoffs.

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Sign In/Host Fee: Once you arrive, sign in with the treasurer or one of the LOPL execs and pay any fees. "; echo "There is a $10 host fee for each league night. $65 out of the host fees collected each league night will be put into the LOPL fund. "; echo "The rest will go to the host for snacks and refreshments and machine maintenance.

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Groups: You will be assigned to a group of 3 or 4 and will be playing with this group for the night.

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Scores: Once your group is done playing your game, write down your scores and go to the back of the line. "; echo "You will be playing 1 game on each of the selected machines. All scores will be recorded and tracked here on LOPL. "; echo "Your points for each machine will be totaled up for your final score for that night. "; echo "You are competing with everyone's scores at league that night not just your group's scores. "; echo "You are welcome to play non tournament machines while you are waiting. These scores will not be recorded.

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Ranking: At the end of the evening, score sheets are collected by a league official. "; echo "Scores will be entered into this web site where you can view your ranking and current standing. "; echo "Your 2 best scoring nights are used to determine your ranking.

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It is up to you to ensure your score is entered correctly for each machine. At the end of the evening, score sheets are collected by a league official. "; echo "

Extra Balls: On all machines, extra balls must be plunged and not played normally. "; echo "The player may touch the machine to set up a skill shot before launching the ball. "; echo "Once the ball is set into motion, the player may shake or nudge the machine, and is allowed one single flip. "; echo "The player may opt not to flip at all if they wish not to.

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Cheating: This has never been an issue in LOPL but anyone caught cheating will "; echo "be banned from any IFPA events and leagues in Canada for a period of one year. "; echo "This ban has been exercised on a player in another league so as you "; echo "can see cheating is not taken lightly.

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No-Show/Cancellation: Please give us as much notice as possible if you're unable "; echo "to make it to league night. This gives those on the wait list a chance to fill the spot. "; echo "If you no-show without notice you will get put on the waiting list for the following league night and will "; echo "only be able to play if there is space available.

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New Members: New members must register on their first night and pay the $10 registration fee and the $10 host fee. "; echo "If we have maxed out the number of available spots, pre-existing members will get priority and new members "; echo "will only be allowed if there are any openings.

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Playoffs

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Eligibilty: Playoffs eligibilty will be determined by your standings at the end of the regular season.
"; echo "Scores from your top 2 nights are averaged to determine your standings at the end of the regular season.
"; echo "The top 50% or max of 24 in the standings from regular season play will automatically advance to the playoffs.
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The remaining players that have attended at least 2 league nights may be asked to compete if anyone "; echo "can not make the playoff date.

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Players will compete against each other one on one on multiple machines picked at random by the software over multiple rounds. "; echo "The top 8 players will then advance to A/B divisions for final 4 player 3 round competitions (1-4 play in A, 5-8 play in B).

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Prizes: The top 8 from both playoffs and regular season will win prizes. "; echo "Thanks to Julie, Steve and Mike for taking the time to collect match prizes from various vendors. "; echo "Special thanks to Darrell for amazing work on the plaques and trophies in past seasons. "; echo "Thanks to Jeff Teolis for getting the current lightup trophies."; echo "

More Pinball

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In addition to all the league nights, we are going to try to add in a few funzie nights (with prizes) "; echo "where we will do some different fun things like pingolf etc. "; echo "We will also try to have a few stand alone tournaments to go towards our IFPA award points."; echo "

LOPL Etiquette

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  1. Please be considerate as you are in someone’s home.
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  3. When removing shoes, remember to place them on a rack or mat especially if it is wet out.
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  5. If a machine is off please do not turn it on without the host’s permission. It is usually off for a reason.
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  7. If you are part of the early shift, don’t stay after league play is over.
    There is often not enough space for everyone and it can create a human traffic jam.
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  9. If you do not pay, you cannot play.
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  11. Please pay fees before you start practicing.
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  13. Keep profanity to a minimum.
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  15. Don’t abuse the machines. While nudging is a part of pinball, slam-tilting and other unnecessary roughness is not.
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  17. Hosts will not provide alcoholic beverages, but you are welcome to bring your own.
    With that said we ask that you don’t over indulge, act responsibly and make sure you have a safe way home. We don’t want to see anyone hurt.
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  19. If there are any issues with the machines during play, please find one of the LOPL executives for assistance.
    There will be at least two present during any shift at any league night.
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  21. No drinks where drinks should not be. Not on the floor or on pinball machines for example.
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  23. If you have any questions or issues with machines try to find a league executive that is not currently in the middle of playing their ball.
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League Information

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2020 League officials are as follows:
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LOPL is officially recognised by IFPA (International Flipper Pinball Association).
"; echo "You can find our league listed here: IFPA
"; echo "We are one of only a few recognized leagues in Canada!

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LOPL Web Site Information

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Please register and log in to see the full site: Players, Machines, and Event details as well as all tournament Ranks and Standings.

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Web Site designed and programmed by Mark Incitti, c 2013-2020

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If you experience any problems or have any suggestions for improvements, please send me an email at markinc@gmail.com!

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Links

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"; echo "LOPL On Facebook - Our Facebook page for pics, videos, chat

"; echo "Pinball Revolution - SW Ontario forum for chat, help, buying, selling pinball

"; echo "MAACA - Montreal based forum for chat, help, buying, selling pinball and arcade games

"; echo "Pinside - Global forum for chat, help, buying, selling, repairing pinball

"; echo "Pinball Org - Rulesheets to help make your shots count

"; echo "Canadian Public Pinball Tracker - Spreadsheet listing games on locations across Canada

"; echo "Contacts - contact any of the officials to get your link added here!
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