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PinDuos Summer Tournament Series

Grab a partner. Play pinball. Win big!

From May through September, Buffalo Pinball, along with Misuta Chow’s and Community Beer Works, will be running and hosting fun, casual pinball tournaments each month.

It’s simple: you and a partner have all month long, at your leisure, to play the machines located at Community Beer Works and Misuta Chow’s, in an attempt to qualify for the playoffs. There’s no entry fee to play in the tournaments, just the cost to coin-up the games.

Let’s break it down:

  1. There will be 5 games to play each month, split between the locations. Your team will need to play at least 3 out of those 5 games to be eligible for the playoffs. The more games you play, the better your chances are for winning the whole thing. Read on…
  2. Play those games, take a selfie with your score, and post on the Buffalo PinDuos Facebook Group, with your TEAM NAME each time you post your scores. Your face, the score and the tournament sign on the game must be clearly visible in your photo when posting.
  3. Play those games and post your scores as many times you want to improve your standings throughout the month.
  4. It doesn’t matter who from your team posts those scores or plays the games, as long as one of you does. Games played during qualifying can be played either solo or split flipper. If playing a multiplayer game, indicate which score is for your team when posting.
  5. Please post scores within 24 hours of having achieved those particular scores.
  6. After the end of the month, the top 8 teams will play in a “gauntlet style” split-flipper tournament, held the first Monday of the following month at 7pm. Finals will rotate each month either at CBW or Misuta Chow’s.
  7. Gauntlet style: team 8 in the standings will play team 7 in the standings, in a best out of 3 split flipper match. The winning team will then play team 6 in the standings. Winner of that will play team 5 in the standings and so on, until only one team is left standing. In other words, the better you do in qualifying during the month, the better chance you’ll have of winning the whole damn thing.
  8. Misuta Chow’s, Community Beer Works, and Buffalo Pinball and Arcade Company will be providing the following prizes:

1st Place: LIMELIGHT! Winning team will be immortalized on a plaque that will reside at CBW and Misuta Chow’s for all to gaze and marvel at your incredible pinball skills. You’ll also receive 2 $10 gift cards to either Misuta Chow’s or CBW

2nd Place: $6 CBW and $6 Chow bucks

3rd Place: $2 CBW and $2 Chow bucks

Additionally, 1 randomly chosen non-winning team will win 2 $5 PayRange credits each month. Be in it to win it!

Each month is a separate tournament. Play in all, or play in some, it’s up to you. You can even switch partners each month (but not during the month).

Black Knight Sword of Rage Launch Party 4/29

Stern has launched its latest game, Black Knight Sword of Rage, and we’re holding a launch party tournament to celebrate! Here’s the details:

When: Monday, April 29, 2019
7-10 p.m

Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th Street, Buffalo, NY

Cost: $5/entry, plus coin drop.

Format: Enter as many times as you like, high score at the end of the night takes all!

NOTE: This launch party tournament is not for IFPA points, but our monthly three strikes tournament is happening at the same time, which is for IFPA points–so come on down and get double the tournament action!

Pinball Weekend 3 at CBW!

Once again, we’re teaming up with our friends at Community Beer Works for our third annual weekend of pinball and beer for a great cause.  Full details below (courtesy of CBW), or RSVP on the Facebook Event!

WHERE

Community Beer Works
520 7th St.
Buffalo, NY 14201

WATCH

On Thursday 3/7 Buffalo Pinball will broadcast a special episode of “Bro, Do You Even Pinball?” from our game room. The episode will feature Munsters, a table from the 2019 tournament. You can watch the livestream at www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball beginning at 8 p.m.

PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE

On Friday 3/8 and Saturday 3/9 we’re holding a special high-score selfie contest featuring a different pinball table from the tournament! Simply post a selfie showing your face, high-score, and selfie card in the frame to this event page (required). At the end of the weekend we’ll award prizes to the high-score champion from both Friday and Saturday.

  • Friday’s featured game: Munsters
  • Saturday’s featured game: Iron Maiden

CHARITY

Half of all the coins pumped into our pinball games from Thursday through Sunday will be donated to Read with Reed 83 from the Andre Reed Foundation. Plus, proceeds from every pint or four pack of Let’s Go Pils sold in our taproom will go toward the charity (so drink up). You can learn more about Read with Reed 83 at andrereedfoundation.org/readwithreed83.

TOURNAMENT

The Third Annual Charity Pinball Tournament will be held on Sunday 3/10. Qualifying rounds will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $1 donation to Read with Reed 83 gets you one registration into the tournament—you can try more than once! For each attempt, you’ll receive a raffle ticket to win prizes.

The featured games will be Munsters, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Game of Thrones. You need to play each machine at least once, but can keep playing them to try to improve your score.

Playoffs will start promptly at 4 p.m. for the top six qualifiers, with the top two getting byes straight to the finals. Playoffs will be two rounds with one game each round.

Practice up on your pinball skills and get ready to join us every day for Pinball Weekend 3 at CBW! It’s all happening at 520 7th Street on Buffalo’s west side.

We said pinball 12 times in this post…no, 13 times!

New Monthly Tournaments at CBW!

Tournament Pinball MonthlyMonthly three strikes tournament the last Monday of every month at Community Beer Works. All skill levels welcome!

Note: Limited to 18 participants. Also: first timers receive 5 free PayRange credits. If you bring a friend that’s new, both you and your friend receive this

When: Starts at 7 p.m. and should be done no later than 10pm (that’s for the final players remaining).

Dates:

  • Jan. 28, 2019
  • Feb. 25, 2019
  • March 25, 2019 NOTE: Cancelled this month
  • April 29, 2019

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

Cost: Entry fee is $10 for players ranked better than 5,000 in the IFPA standings or $5 for all other players. You will also have to pay for credits on the games.

Format: This will be a 3 strikes tournament.

Games will be one vs one.

Limited to 18 players. Sign up in person the day of the event at 6:45pm.

The top 3 players will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • 1st = 50%
  • 2nd = 30%
  • The highest finisher that is IFPA ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) = 20%

Note: A fee of $1 per player will be deducted from the prize pool in order to pay the IFPA’s new fee structure for official tournaments

Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st or 2nd, they will receive only 50% or 30%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 20% as well. The 20% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st or 2nd overall.

This payoff structure is to encourage newer players and guarantee that at least one new player will be “in the money”.

PUSH Buffalo Charity Pinball Tournament – 1/12/19

Have fun. Do good.

We’re proud to announce our first charity tournament of 2019 at the beautiful new Community Beer Works location! We’ll be raising money to support PUSH Buffalo. Their mission is to mobilize residents to create strong neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing; to expand local hiring opportunities; and to advance economic justice in Buffalo.

When: Jan. 12, 2019. Play your entries any time between noon and 7 p.m., playoffs will begin at 7.

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

Registration: Cost to enter is $20, 100% of which will go to PUSH Buffalo. You’ll also need money to coin-up the games, half of which will be donated to PUSH as well (thanks CBW!). No preregistration, just pay at the door on the day of the event.

Tournament format: This is a limited-entry, HERB-style tournament. There will be 5 games selected for the tournament. Players will be given 12 entries as part of their registration (you can not buy any more). Each time you play a game, you use an entry. You need to play all 5 games at least once. You can use your entries to try multiple times on the same game, in order to better your score.

Scoring for games will be 100, 90, 85, 84…etc.

Playoffs and finals: Top 6 players at 7 p.m. will head to the playoffs with top 2 getting byes to the finals. If we have 24 players or more, the top 10 will go to the playoffs, with the top 2 getting byes to the finals.

Playoff format will be PAPA style (3 games each round with 4,2,1,0 scoring).

This is an official IFPA tournament.

Buffalo Pinball Fall Brawl!

Come throw down at GameOn in a group match play pinball tournament for players of all skill levels! Here’s the details:

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at noon

Where: GameOn LAN, 3660 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, NY

GameON is Western New York’s best spot for gaming of all kinds, and features a full kitchen as well as a wide selection of beer, snacks and energy drinks.

 

Cost: $15 for A Division (for players IFPA ranked in the top 5,000)
$10 for B Division (all other players)

Thanks to an anonymous donor and in honor of Veterans Day, any veteran who plays in the Fall Brawl will receive a $10 discount on their entry fee. If you’re a vet and already preregistered, let us know and we’ll refund $10 to you at the event.

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**

Win Prizes! Every registered player will be entered into a random drawing to win one of the following prizes (max 1 per player):

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  • One set of Pin Stadium lights or Orion’s Belt (winner’s choice) courtesy of Pin Stadium – A $300 value!

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  • 100 frosted sunlight LED bulbs, three t-shirts and one illuminated flipper button kit, courtesy of Comet Pinball. Total prize value: $135!

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  • A 100 ring kit (you pick the color) and a set of nut drivers courtesy of Titan Pinball. Total prize value: $112.45!

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  • Two (2) one-hour VR sessions for two people, and two (2) five-hour packs of gaming time and a 1/2lb burger, fries and drink, courtesy of GameOn LAN. Total prize value: $103!

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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 32 players. 4.5 hours of regular play time, with finals following.

Finals: Top 10 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.

Game Lineup (subject to change):

  • Iron Maiden pro
  • Deadpool pro
  • Guardians of the Galaxy pro
  • Metallica pro
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Stern)
  • Game of Thrones pro
  • Who Dunnit
  • Genie
  • Count-Down

GameOn Monthly Tournaments – Fall 2018

gameonfall18Note: first timers receive 5 free PayRange credits. If you bring a friend that’s new, both you and your friend receive this.

Monthly three strikes tournament the last Monday of every month at GameOn.

All skill levels welcome!

When: 7 p.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 (The monthly is cancelled for November)

Starts at 7 p.m and should be done no later than 10:30 p.m. (that’s for the final players remaining).

Where: GameOn LAN, 3660 Delaware Ave., Kenmore

Format: Format will be a 3 strikes tournament.

We will do either:

1) Groups of 4 will be assigned a random game each round, with the players finishing in 3rd and 4th place each receiving a strike. Once a player receives 3 strikes, they are eliminated from the tournament.

or

2) games will be one vs one instead of groups of four. This will be decided on the day of the event.

Limited to 32 players. Sign up in person the day of the event.

Top 3 players will be paid out if the field is 30 or less players. If it’s 30+ players, top 5 will be paid out.

Payouts for less than 30 players will be as follows:

1st = 50%
2nd = 30%
The highest finisher that is IFPA ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) = 20%

**Note: A fee of $1 per player will be deducted from the prize pool in order to pay the IFPA’s new fee structure for official tournaments**

Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st or 2nd, they will receive only 50% or 30%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 20% as well. The 20% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st or 2nd overall.

For 30 – 32 players:

1st = 40%
2nd = 30%
3rd = 20%
The highest finisher that is ranked between 5,000 – 99,999 (or unranked) = 10%

Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd, they will receive only 40%. 30% or 20%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 10% as well. The 10% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall.

This payoff structure is to encourage newer players and guarantee that at least one new player will be “in the money”.

Cost is $10 for players ranked better than 5,000 in the IFPA standings or $5 for all other players.