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Save the Date: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open, Aug. 18-20, 2017

A PAPA Circuit Major – Save the Date!

AUGUST 18-20, 2017
POCKETEER BILLIARDS AND BAR
2444 CLINTON ST, BUFFALO, NY

PAPA-CircuitEvent1We’re bringing the PAPA Circuit to Buffalo! At the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017, players will compete for cash prizes, trophies, points toward the annual PAPA Circuit standings and World Pinball Player Ranking points in this IFPA-endorsed event.

Event Information – COMING SOON!

About the PAPA Circuit

From PAPA, the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association: The purpose of the PAPA Circuit is to raise the awareness of competitive pinball by showcasing high-level tournaments and associated events. PAPA believes by supporting the highest caliber of events and helping share information between them, we will create a positive working environment wherein all events improve and newcomers will feel safe in spending the time and money necessary to attend. Where one succeeds, others can learn from those successes and improve.

The SilverBall Cycl-O-Rama Tournament: May 20

SilverBall-Cycl-o-ramaThe Buffalo Pinball SilverBall Cycl-o-rama is a 10 mile bike tour and pinball tournament. The route stops at several local breweries/bars/restaurants with on location pinball machines.

While biking is not required, it is encouraged.

Qualifying begins at noon and runs until 5:30. Playoffs start at 6:30 at Community Beer Works (CBW). There will be two skill-level divisions–a competitive “A” division and a casual “B” division.

Top 5 finishers in each division will receive a growler fill on behalf of Buffalo Pinball and our partner CBW.

To register: Registration is limited to 30 people and is accomplished by sending $10 via PayPal to silverballcyclorama@gmail.com. Please send as “friends and family.” If registering for more than one person, please send names of all registrants with payment.

Event score sheet: Download here

Support the Buffalo Pinball Patreon

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Buffalo Pinball has been sharing live pinball gameplay, tutorials, and knowledge since February 2015.  We’re streaming pinball live on Twitch five days of week.  We also have a successful pinball podcast, “Bro, do you even talk pinball?”, that we create each month.  And if that’s not enough, we run all the pinball tournaments and leagues in Buffalo.  Sometimes, we even sleep.

Several of our fans asked that we create a Patreon page and we’re happy to oblige.  Creating all this content is meaningful for us, but it can also be expensive and exhausting.

That’s why we’d like to ask you to consider supporting us by donating monthly to the cause.  Donations are a way of thanking us.  It shows that you value what we do and want us to continue.

When we reach a minimum of 200 patrons a month, we’ll fly out to the 2017 Pinball Expo and will do a panel discussion (provided we’re given the opportunity).

http://www.patreon.com/buffalopinball

Buffalo Pinball Open 2017

The 5th annual Buffalo Pinball Open will take place on Saturday, April 29. Doors at Noon and starts at 1 p.m. Four hours of match play. Limited to 26 people. Private residence in Tonawanda (address will be sent when you sign up). Top six make the playoffs.

To register, send $20 to: buffalopinball@gmail.com       SOLD OUT!

20% of registration goes to the house. No refunds will be given after April 15.

Important: When sending via PayPal, please state what this is for and send as FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Announcing: The Turdament! Pinball Tournament March 4

turdament2017Buffalo Pinball is thrilled to announce “The Turdament,” a match play pinball tournament featuring some of your favorite pinball machines, including:

  • Avaturd
  • Avengers
  • Big Buck Hunturd
  • Breakshot
  • Fireball Classic
  • Gilligans Island
  • Goldeneye
  • Hook
  • Independence Day
  • NASCAR
  • Rollercoasturd Tycoon
  • South Park
  • Wrestlemania
    …and many more!

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Registration: 11 a.m. Tournament Start: Noon

Where: Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY

Two Skill Divisions:

  • A Division: Four hours of 4-player match play. Top 10 advance to playoffs, top 2 get a bye to finals. (40 players max.). Playoffs and finals are 3 games with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring. Trophies for top three finishers, cash payouts to top three (minimum). Open to all players.
  • B Division: Two hours of 4-player match play, no playoffs unless there’s a tie (20 players max.) Trophy for the top finisher, cash payout to top three (minimum). Players ranked 4,000 or better in the IFPA are not eligible for B division.

To Register: Send $15 for A division or $5 for B Division via PayPal to
buffalopinball@gmail.com. No refunds on preregistrations after Feb. 15.

Update 2/9/17: Just Added!

Hoodie Preorders Now Open

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Hoodie modeling by the Grand Lizard

We’re finally doing another run of Buffalo Pinball skull design hoodies! These are pricey to produce so we are taking pre-orders (also, we heard pinball people love preorders). So here’s the deal:

  • PREORDERS ARE NOW CLOSED
  • Hoodies will be printed and available by Nov. 30
  • Two color skull design on back, Buffalo Pinball pop bumper logo on front, printed locally by ArgyBargy Printing on high-quality American Apparel hoodies.