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Sign up for the 2022-23 Buffalo Pinball League!

We’re excited to announce that the Buffalo Pinball League is now open for signups.

League nights are held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from September to April, with playoffs in May. Start time for league nights is 6 p.m. with an hour of practice beginning at 5 p.m.

It’s an official IFPA league that occurs in private homes. Signups are first-come, first-served, and no refunds will be given.

This year’s league is now SOLD OUT. See you all in September!

To sign up, send $50 to league treasurer Jay Fairbrother (PayPal = jayfair416@gmail.com Venmo = jayfairb). Use the friends/family option to reduce transaction fees, please.

Rules for the league can be found here: https://buffalopinball.com/league/rules/

Thanks and see you soon!

Manne Madness Tournament

Manne Madness Tournament

When: Aug. 13, 2022, 1-4:30 p.m. (doors open at noon)

Where: Corfu, NY (Exact address will be emailed to registered players).

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

LIMITED TO 16 PLAYERS

Register: Send $20 for A Division or $15 for B Division via PayPal to buffalopinball@gmail.com (please send as “friends and family.”)

Registration will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis. No refunds will be issued after July 31. If needed, a waitlist will be kept for players beyond the 16 player limit.

Tournament Format: Group match play, limited to 16 players. 3.5 hours of regular play time, with finals following. Finals will begin one hour after the end of regular play time, to allow those in playoffs a break for dinner.

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. No finals for B Division.

Tentative list of games: Toy Story 4, Weird Al’s Museum of Natural Hilarity, Tron, Guns N’ Roses (JJP), Pirates of the Caribbean (JJP), Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Dialed In, The Addams Family, Doctor Who, Avengers Infinity Quest

This is an official IFPA tournament for WPPR points.

Sign Up for Team Pinball League!

We are happy to announce that after a two-year hiatus, Team League is back! Teams of 5-7 players will get together at locations around Buffalo every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., from May 4 to June 8, 2022.

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.

Due to the limited venues available, we will not designate ‘home’ locations this year and are capping the number of teams to 6. All league nights will take place at Misuta Chow’s.

To sign up: Send an email to MattBuffaloPinball@gmail.com with your team name, captain, and players by April 22. Need a team? Comment in our Facebook group to find team members!

Merch is back!

Merch is back! In honor of 7 years of “Bro, do you even pinball?” we’re bringing back the classic. The “Bro” shirt features a distressed version of the show logo on the front and the iconic Buffalo Pinball pop bumper logo just below the neck on the back. Get yours in one of three shirt styles and in more colors than ever: Now available in black or heather black!

Also available are 3″ Buffalo Pinball pop bumper logo vinyl stickers! Slap one on your favorite dive bar trash can.

Head over to our Streamlabs merch store to check ’em out.

Fall Brawl Match Play Pinball Tournament 2021

Come throw down at Misuta Chows in a group match play pinball tournament for players of all skill levels!

Here’s the details:

When: Dec. 4, 2021
1-5 p.m. (A Division playoffs to follow)

Where: Misuta Chow’s, 521 Main St., Buffalo

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

This does not include the cost to coin-up the machines, so be sure to bring money for that. Separate prize pool for B division players!

LIMITED TO 20 PLAYERS
Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged as these tournaments typically sell out

Register: Send payment via PayPal to buffalopinball@gmail.com (please send as “friends and family”) This event is now SOLD OUT! See you in December.

Tournament Format: Group match play, limited to 20 players. 4 hours of regular play time, with finals following. A Division finals will start at 6 p.m. for the top 6 qualifiers.

Finals (A Division): 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. No finals for B Division.

This is an official IFPA tournament for WPPR points.

The Mandalorian Launch Party Tournament – Aug. 27

Mandalorian launch party flyer.Tournament launch party for the new Mandalorian pinball! Exclamation marks!!

When: 5-9 p.m. on Aug. 27
Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo
Cost: $1 per entry (plus coin drop)

This will be a “Best Game” format on 3 games: Mandalorian, Munsters, and Data East Jurassic Park.

To enter, you need to play each of the three games, at least once, between 5 and 9 p.m. However, you can play the games multiple times in an effort to increase your score on each machine, which will move you up in the rankings, as you outscore other opponents.

Cost is $1 per entry (an entry is an attempt on the machine) plus the cost to coin-up each machine. This is an IFPA event. 100% of entries will go to the prize pool.

Top 6 in the standings at 9 p.m. will go on to the playoffs, with the top 2 qualifiers getting a bye straight to the finals. Playoffs will be players 3-6 playing one game on Mandalorian, with the top 2 from that group going to the finals, which will be one game on Mandalorian, vs the top 2 qualifiers from the qualifying round (5-9 p.m.)

FAQ

Q: How much money should I bring?
A: At least $6 ($3 for 3 entries, since there’s 3 machines, and then $3 to coin-up each machine). It’s highly recommended to get multiple entries though, in an effort to increase your chances of having a “good” score.

Q: I suck at pinball, should I play?
A: You don’t have to be good at pinball to have fun, look at Jay Fairbrother!

Q: Do I need to show up right at 5 p.m.?
A: No! As long as you get at least 3 entries in before 9pm, you’re good. But, the earlier you come, the more time you have to get in multiple entries.

Q: When will this end?
A: Qualifying stops at 9 p.m., at which time playoffs will begin. Playoffs should be done by 10 p.m.

Q: Will the diverter on Mandalorian break during the tournament?
A: Almost assuredly.

Q: Seriously, I’m scared of tournaments because I’m new, should I come?
A: Do you like pinball? Do you like meeting new people? Then, yes, why not? Playing in tournaments is a good way to get better. Plus, you’ll be a world ranked pinball player by playing!

Sign up for the 2021-22 Buffalo Pinball League!

UPDATE: We are officially SOLD OUT in less than six hours. Congrats to all who made it in and we look forward to flipping together soon!

We’re excited to announce that the Buffalo Pinball League is now open for signups (less than 10 spots left!). League nights are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, September – April, with playoffs in May. Start time for league nights is 6pm (doors at 5pm).  It’s an official IFPA league that occurs in private homes. Signups are first come, first served, and no refunds will be given. 

To sign up, please send $50 to league treasurer Jay Fairbrother (PayPal = jayfair416@gmail.com   Venmo = jayfairb). Use the friends/family option to reduce transaction fees, please.

Rules for the league can be found here:  https://buffalopinball.com/league/rules/

IMPORTANT:  Under approval of the IFPA, we are requiring players to show proof that they are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. This is to not only protect fellow league members, but to also protect the families of the hosts who have generously offered to open up their homes to this league. When signing up, please send proof of vaccination to:  buffalopinball@gmail.com. Acceptable proofs of vaccination include a photo/scan of your COVID-19 vaccination card or a screenshot of your Excelsior Pass. Your spot will not be secured until payment is made and proof of vaccination has been sent. 

Charity Stall Ball Tournament – Aug. 22

We’re excited to announce our first charity tournament for 2021, presented by Buffalo Pinball, Buffalo Pinball & Arcade Company, and Misuta Chow’s

This tournament will benefit Pinball EDU. Pinball EDU is a registered 501(c)(3) charity & their mission is to utilize pinball & other gaming for the social enrichment, skill development and education of kids and young adults.

When: Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Where: Misuta Chow’s, 521 Main St., Buffalo


Participation for this fast paced and fun “Stall Ball” tournament is limited to 20 spots, with a $25 entry fee. $20 of each entry fee collected will be donated to Pinball EDU, with $5 going to Buffalo Pinball & Arcade to cover the cost of the games (no additional money needed for the machines during the tournament).

We’ll be randomly giving away raffle tickets through Pinball.EDU in which participants will be entered into a pool of 250 raffle tickets to win a Stern Pinball machine.  The number of raffle tickets that we have to giveaway will depend on the number of tournament entrants, with a maximum of 10 raffle tickets if we have 20 participants.  One raffle ticket will be reserved for the winner of the tournament.   

Doors will open at 1 p.m., with competition starting at 1:30 p.m. We’ll play for 1 hour straight, followed by a 30 minute break, and then 1 additional hour of play. 

Get an early jump and secure your spot by sending payment via PayPal (“family and friends”) to: buffalopinball@gmail.com.


To learn how to play “Stall Ball,” check out this video:

See you there!

The Buffalo Pinball League is Returning

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League members: Check the email address you used to register for the 2019-20 Buffalo Pinball League for info on finals and to register for the 2021-22 season!

Open registration for any remaining spots will begin on August 2. Join the mailing list to be notified.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we’re looking forward to getting back to flipping soon!