Category Archives: League

New pinball league at Misuta Chow’s!

Misuta Chow's League PosterWe’re stoked to kick off a brand new, casual pinball league at one of the hottest spots in Buffalo, Misuta Chow’s! Here’s the info:

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

When: 6-10 p.m. on Sept 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 (show up at any time to play the three games for the month)

How it works: Intended to be a casual league, just show up any time between 6-10 p.m. to play the three games selected for that month.

Each player will have two attempts per machine with their highest score counting towards that month’s standings. Scores will be ranked using linear scoring (100, 99, 98, 97, 96…and so on)

Overall standings will be tabulated after each meetup and used to determine final playoff seedings (best three months out of four).

Cost is $5 to enter each month (+ coindrop) and the top three players of each month will be paid out accordingly (percentage of overall entry fees):

  • 3-7 players: 50/40/10
  • 8-12 players: 40/30/20/10
  • 13-16 players: 30/25/15/15/10 + 5 paid to a random winner
  • 17+ players 25/22/18/15/10/5 + 5 paid to a random winner

Note: $5 each month + $1 collected only ONCE per season for IFPA submission

To encourage new players to come out and give pinball a try, there will be a random award (Miusta Chow’s ‘swag’/bar tab) given away.

All rules and other pertinent information (standings, rules, etc.) about the league are available on the new Misuta Chow’s League page.

New member signups now open for the 2016-17 Buffalo Pinball League

UPDATE: League is now full. See you in September!

Signups are now open to all new members for the 2016-17 Buffalo Pinball League. 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 to: jayfair416@gmail.com. Please use the “Friends and Family” option when sending your registration payment.

The league meets in collector’s homes from once a month (on the third Saturday with minor exceptions), from Sept. through April. Playoffs will be held in May. League format will be the same as last season, with modification to the points for the second half of the season.

2016-17 Buffalo Pinball League signups now open

Signups are now open to the 2016-17 Buffalo Pinball League for EXISTING members in good standing. Good standing means that you missed three or fewer league nights during the 2015-16 season.

To register: send $30 via PayPal to: jayfair416@gmail.com. Cost for hosts is only $10. Please use the “Friends and Family” option when sending your registration payment.

The league meets in collector’s homes from once a month (on the third Saturday with minor exceptions), from Sept. through April. Playoffs will be held in May. League format will be the same as last season, with modification to the points for the second half of the season;

Signups for new members will start on Sunday, July 24 at Noon for any available slots.

Selfie League moves to McKinley Mall for June!

selfieleague-juneWe’re showing some support to another location that has recently cropped up with a nice group of games by taking our Selfie League to World Hollywood Entertainment in the McKinley Mall for the month of June.

Location
World Hollywood Entertainment
Inside the McKinley Mall
3701 McKinley Pkwy #830, Buffalo, NY 14219

Hours
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Games
This month we’ll be playing four games (instead of the usual six):  Spider-Man (vault edition), Iron Man, Star Trek (pro) and the Walking Dead (pro)

Prizes
World Hollywood Entertainment has generously donated gift certificates of $30, $20 and $10 to their store as prizes for the month!

How to play
It’s easy and anyone can participate! Here’s how:

  1. Play a machine that’s part of the monthly tournament (they’ll be marked with a “Selfie Tournament Game” sign)
  2. Take a selfie of you and the score you earned on that machine
  3. Upload your “selfie score” photo to the Buffalo Pinball Selfie League Facebook group

Nick Lane, Dave Bentivegna top 2015-16 Buffalo Pinball League

After nine months and 53 games of competitive pinball, we finally have our top finishers for the 2015–16 Buffalo Pinball League:

A Division

  1. Nick Lane
  2. Eric Russell
  3. Bruce Nightingale
  4. Kevin Manne


B Division

  1. Dave Bentivegna
  2. Martha “Pushy Galore” Donovan
  3. Greg Sisti
  4. Doug Heerdt

This is the league’s third successful sold out season. Twenty six players competed in the league from September 2015 – April 2016, with playoffs in May. The league meets in a mix of some of the best private collections in Buffalo, NY, as well as on location at Pocketeer Billiards.

We livestreamed the finals on Twitch, here’s the archives on YouTube where you can see how it all went down:

A Division Finals

B Division Finals

Consolation Round

Signups will be in June for current league members in good standing who wish to participate in the 2016–17 season, and new players will have the chance to register for any open slots on a first-come, first-served basis in July. Sign up for our newsletter to be updated when signups will go live.

Hope to see you next season!

Buffalo Pinball League: Top Four 2015-16 Season Finalists and Final Standings

The regular season of the 2015-16 Buffalo Pinball League is complete! The top four finishers in each division are:

A Division
1. Bruce Nightingale
2. Nick Lane
3. Eric Russell
4. Kevin Manne

B Division
1. Doug Heerdt
2. Greg Sisti
3. David Bentivegna
4. Martha Donovan

These eight players will advance to finals, to be held Saturday, May 14. Practice will begin at 5 p.m. and play will begin at 6 p.m. as usual. Location is still to be determined.

During finals, there will be a side tournament for all 2015-16 league members who didn’t make the playoffs. The top finisher of the side tournament will earn FREE ENTRY into next year’s league!

Complete final standings for the season are available on the Standings page. Thanks to everyone for a great season!

Registration is now open for the 2015-16 Buffalo Pinball League

UPDATE: The league is officially FULL. See you in September!

If you didn’t make it in, don’t fret – watch for details soon regarding the new Buffalo Pinball Team League.


Sign up today for your spot in the next season of the Buffalo Pinball League! To secure your spot, send $30 via PayPal to Phillipshubert@gmail.com. Please use the “friends and family” option to avoid fees.

The league runs from September through April on the 3rd Saturday of every month with playoffs and a consolation tournament in May. Play beings at 5 p.m. each league night.

To learn more about Buffalo Pinball and the league, check out some frequently asked questions.