Buffalo Pinball leagues and tournaments suspended due to COVID-19

Friends of Buffalo Pinball,

bplogoIn light of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending all Buffalo Pinball leagues and tournaments until further notice. The health and safety of our community is priority No. 1, so we’re taking every precaution to minimize risk to you and those around you.

We realize that pinball is a great way to take your mind off the stress of the day, and understand that it is disappointing to not be able to get together, relax and play this game we all love.

In the meantime, we’ll still be streaming on Twitch, so if you want to hang out virtually we’ll see you in chat. No social distancing required!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to flipping together again soon.

Thank you,
Kevin, Nick, Summer, Jay and Jeff
Your Buffalo Pinball League Officials

2020 Charity Pinball Tournament

It’s time again for the annual Charity Pinball Tournament presented by Buffalo Pinball, Buffalo Pinball & Arcade Company, and Community Beer Works!

This year’s tournament will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns, local home of the Read with Reed83 Program by the Andre Reed Foundation!

When: March 7, 2020, from Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo, NY

Format: Participation for this fast paced and fun “Stall Ball” tournament is limited to 20 spots, with a $20 entry fee. 100% of the entry fees collected will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns!

Register: Get an early jump and secure your spot by sending payment via PayPal (“family and friends”) to: buffalopinball@gmail.com, or simply click here: https://www.paypal.me/buffalopinball


  • 1st place – $60 CBW Giftcard, pompom toque (winter hat in layman’s terms), CBW T-shirt, and YOUR NAME ON THE TROPHY!
  • 2nd place – $40 CBW Giftcard, CBW T-shirt
  • 3rd place – $20 CBW Giftcard, CBW T-Shirt

Additionally, CBW in conjunction with Buffalo Pinball and Arcade Company will be giving away random raffle prizes during the tournament which include:

  • $6 CBW Giftcards (4)
  • A CBW Pompom Toque (1)
  • CBW Stainless Steel Pintglasses (4)
  • $5 Payrange Credits (6)

Plus, enjoy a full service bar including award-winning local beer, craft cocktails, wine and cider, plus a kitchen pumping out savory pub favorites like burgers, fried pickles and totchos!

Tutorial: Never played stall ball? It’s easy! Here’s how:

Sign up for Spring ’20 Team League!

team league 2019It’s time to sign up for our most popular league! Teams of 4-6 players will get together at locations around Buffalo, every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., from Feb. 5 to May 13, 2020.

It’s free to join (only the cost to coin-up the machines is required), super casual and fun. Meet new people and get better at pinball.

When signing up, make sure to include what spot you want for your home location. Teams that had a home location last season will get first dibs on choosing that location again. Below is a list of available locations and the number of teams that it can accommodate. Also note that we are limited to 12 teams, and that we need to hit an even number of teams:

To sign up, send an email to Kaydeross716@gmail.com with your team name, captain, and players by Feb. 1.

Want to learn how it all works? Check out the Team League rules.

Flip Frenzy Fridays at Resurgence

Join us for our series of monthly flip frenzy tournaments, held the first Friday of the month (dates subject to change due to holidays, etc).

Where: Resurgence Brewing Co., 1250 Niagara St., Buffalo

Cost: $5 to enter ($1 to IFPA).

Format: Guaranteed two hours of head-to-head play starting at 6:30 p.m. with no new games starting after 8:30 p.m. Win-loss record determines final standings (no playoffs) with tiebreakers if necessary. Prize payouts to the top 3, and WPPRtunities and good times for everyone. Click here for a description of the Flip Frenzy format.

Additional details available monthly in the Events tab of our Facebook Group. See you there!

Fall Brawl Tournament Flyer

Buffalo Pinball Fall Brawl 2019!

Come throw down at Resurgence on Niagara Street in a group match play pinball tournament for players of all skill levels!

Here’s the details:

When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Where: Resurgence Brewing, 1250 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213

Cost: $20 for A Division (for players IFPA ranked in the top 5,000)
$15 for B Division (all other players)

We have a generous anonymous donor who is willing to cover $10 of the entry fee for military veterans playing in this tournament. When submitting payment, please keep this discount in mind.

Separate prize pool for B division players!

Please note:  tournament cost does not include cost to coin-up the games.

**Preregistration is HIGHLY encouraged as these tournaments typically sell out**

Register: Send payment via PayPal to buffalopinball@gmail.com (please send as “friends and family” or payment will be returned)

Tournament Format: Group match play, limited to 20 players. 4.5 hours of regular play time, with finals following. Finals will start at 6:30 p.m. for the top 6 qualifiers.

Finals: Top 6 will advance to playoffs, with the top 2 getting byes straight to the finals. Playoffs/finals are 3 games each round with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring.

This is an official IFPA tournament for WPPR points.

Location Photos

Game Lineup (subject to change):

  • Iron Man
  • Ghostbusters pro
  • Monopoly
  • Black Knight Sword of Rage pro
  • Sopranos
  • Game of Thrones pro
  • Jurassic Park pro
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Join the 2019-20 Buffalo Pinball League

UPDATE: League is FULL! See everyone in September!

Signups are now open for the 2019-20 Buffalo Pinball League—our longest-running competitive pinball event!

The league meets in collector’s homes once a month (on the third Saturday with minor exceptions), from Sept. through April. Playoffs will be held in May. League nights begin with practice at 5 p.m. and league play beginning promptly at 6 p.m.

Open spots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis until all 26 spots are filled. Anyone who registers beyond that limit will be issued a refund, put on a waitlist in case someone else drops out, and will be added in the order received.

To register: send $30 via PayPal or Venmo to: jayfair416@gmail.com. Please use the “Friends and Family” option when sending your registration payment.

See the League Rules page for details on how it all works. Here’s the full schedule for the upcoming season:

  1. Sept. 21 – Host: Kevin Manne
  2. Oct. 19 – Hosts: Dean and Sharon Zimpfer
  3. Nov. 16 – Hosts: Nick Lane and Martha Donovan
  4. Dec. 7 – Hosts: Dean and Sharon Zimpfer
  5. Jan. 18 – Host: Mark Nagy
  6. Feb. 15 – Hosts: Nick Lane and Martha Donovan
  7. March 21 – Host: Mark Nagy
  8. April 18 – Host: Kevin Manne
  9. (FINALS) May 16 – Host: TBD

Thanks and see you all soon!