Vote in the “Talk Pinball” Podcast Episode 50 Video Contest!

The entries are in and now it’s up to you to vote for your favorite video in the contest celebrating episode 50 of our podcast, “Bro, do you even talk pinball?”

We asked listeners to reimagine our intro song, “Double Super Jackpot” by Newish Star, by re-recording the music with a video in their own unique style. First up, big congratulations to KYLEBASA, who the bros selected as the Grand Prize Winner of a set of the brand new Neo PinStadiums! Here’s his video:

For everyone else, your votes will determine which of these amazing prizes they have a chance to win.

Viewer’s Choice Prizes:

VOTING NOW CLOSED!

Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Eastern on Aug. 20, 2020.

Your entries are (in alphabetical order):

Attack7777

Gammagoat

Glenn Waechter

Goren1818

Habermania

Newovad

See Also

A couple of the Bros even got in on the action! Here they are for fame and fun, not for prizes:

Jay

Martha

Evan Bingham also submitted the following remix after the contest deadline. Sharing it here for you to enjoy, even though it’s not eligible to win:

Thanks to everyone for sharing your talent and creativity and for helping us celebrate 50 episodes of the podcast!

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

Prizes:

  • 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
Buffalo Pinball League logo

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!

Sign up for Fall ’19 Team League!

It’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 Sept. 11 to Dec.18.

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 amount of teams that it can accommodate. Also note that we are limited to 14 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 Sept. 4.

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

PinDuos Flyer

PinDuos Summer Tournament Series

Grab a partner. Play pinball. Win big!

From May through September, Buffalo Pinball, along with Misuta Chow’s, 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 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. 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 to 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 6 teams will play in a “gauntlet style” split-flipper tournament, held the first Monday of the following month at 7pm. Finals will be at Misuta Chow’s.
  7. Gauntlet style: team 6 in the standings will play team 5 in the standings, in a 1 game flipper match. The winning team will then play team 4 in the standings. Winner of that will play team 3 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. The remaining top 3 teams will play best out of 3 matches.
  8. Misuta Chow’s 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 Misuta Chow’s for all to gaze and marvel at your incredible pinball skills. You’ll also receive 2 $10 gift cards to Misuta Chow’s.

2nd Place: $6 Chow bucks

3rd Place: $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).