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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 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.

Ladies League 2015 Final Results

TBuffalo Pinball Ladies League 2015he Ladies League wrapped up its first successful season Monday night. We played Golden Eye, Avengers, World Cup Soccer, and Terminator.

As you may recall, the spot for second place was a tight race. Emily managed to break away from the pack and turn her 2 point lead into a solid 6 point gap! Lauren also came up from behind and finished just 1 point out of third place.

We had 3 new league night members and a (male) French exchange student, who did not factor into the over all standings, but we calculated his scores since he came all the way from France for the event. Congrats to all the ladies and we hope lots of you will come out for the Buffalo Pinball League or Buffalo Pinball Team League this fall!

League Night #4 standings:

  1. Martha 38
  2. Peggy 34
  3. Lauren 32
  4. Emily 31
  5. Cheryl 29
  6. Kat 29
  7. Laura 27
  8. Ellen 26
    (Martin 24)
  9. Amanda 23
  10. Janine 21
  11. Nehal 19

Final Season #1 Standings:

  1. Martha 114
  2. Emily 88
  3. Laura 82
  4. Lauren 81
  5. Cheryl 72
  6. Peggy 49
  7. Janine 42
  8. Nehal 37
  9. Kat 29
  10. Rupal 28
  11. Ellen 26
  12. Amanda 23


Ladies League: Results from Night No. 3 and Current Standings

It’s time for everyone’s favorite part of the second Monday night of the month…an update on Ladies League Night scores and standings!

This was another thrilling week of pinball with even more close matches. A new ladies league member, Janine, snuck in and caused quite a stir, taking second place for the evening. Emily and Laura are still in a close battle for second place; they tied for the evening and Emily managed to hold onto her two-point lead. Will Laura take her down next time? Stay tuned for the next update from Ladies League.

League night No. 3 results:

  • Martha 22
  • Janine 21
  • Emily 17
  • Laura 17
  • Lauren 16
  • Cheryl 15

Cumulative standings after three nights:

  • Martha 76
  • Emily 57
  • Laura 55
  • Lauren 49
  • Cheryl 43
  • Rupal 28
  • Janine 21
  • Nehal 18
  • Peggy 15


Ladies League: Results from Night No. 2 and Current Standings

Ladies League night No. 2 was another great night of pinball. We played Walking Dead, Metallica, Sopranos, and Breakshot. Laura had a great night of pinball, finished in second place and closed the gap with Emily to put her just 2 points out of second place in the cumulative standings. Rupal and Cheryl are duking it out in a close battle for fifth place.

The next Ladies League night is June 8. Spread the word!

League night No. 2 results:

  • Martha 30
  • Laura 22
  • Lauren 20
  • Nehal 18
  • Rupal 18
  • Cheryl 17
  • Emily 17

Cumulative standings after two nights:

  • Martha 54
  • Emily 40
  • Laura 38
  • Lauren 33
  • Cheryl 28
  • Rupal 28
  • Nehal 18
  • Peggy 15


2014-15 League Winners Announced

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The second season of the Buffalo Pinball League has ended and the top players in both divisions have been crowned. The top four finishers in each division were:

A Division
1st Place: Nick Lane
2nd Place: Bruce Nightingale
3rd Place: Neil Parrish
4th Place: Jason Plourde

B Division
1st Place: Dave Cohen
2nd Place: Doug Heerdt
3rd Place: Greg Sisti
4th Place: Andy Schwab

In the side tournament, Mark Nagy took first place and earned free entry into next year’s league. Results from that tournament are available on Brackelope if you want to see how things played out.

A big thank you to all this year’s players and especially to our hosts–we couldn’t do this without all of you.

Next year’s league will begin in September, with signups over the summer–be on the lookout for the announcement and sign up quick to ensure your spot. In the meantime the Ladies League continues and we’ll see you at Midsummer Madness, PinburghWNY Pinball League events and more. Enjoy the summer!

Results: Buffalo Pinball Open, Leagues and Wrestlemania Launch Tournament

It’s been a busy few weeks for Buffalo Pinball. Let’s take a look back at what’s been going on:

April 18: Buffalo Pinball Open

Winners of the Buffalo Pinball Open (L to R): Joe Lane, third; Bruce Nightingale, first; Bret Wallace, second.

Winners of the Buffalo Pinball Open (L to R): Joe Lane, third; Bruce Nightingale, first; Bret Wallace, second.

The third annual Buffalo Pinball Open took place April 18 with 20 players participating in the double elimination tournament. In the end, Bruce Nightingale took first place, Bret Wallace took second and Joe Lane took third. Complete final standings are available on the IFPA website.

April 13: Inaugural Ladies League Night

Buffalo Pinball Ladies League night #1

Buffalo Pinball Ladies League night #1

Our first Ladies League kicked off on April 13 at Pocketeer where they played Iron Man, Space Shuttle, World Poker Tour and Wizard of Oz. Current points/standings are as follows:

  1. Martha: 24
  2. Emily: 23
  3. Laura: 16
  4. Peggy: 15
  5. Lauren: 13
  6. Cheryl: 11
  7. Rupal: 10

Spread the word about the leaugue to female friends that you think may be interested. The next Ladies League night is May 11 at Pocketeer–new players are always welcome!

April 11: Top Four A and B Division Finishers Advance to League Finals

Regular season play has concluded for the 2014-15 Buffalo Pinball League, with the top four in each division advancing to the finals on May 9. League members who did not make the finals may are invited to participate in a side tournament that night–the winner will earn free entry to the 2015-16 league! Full final standings for regular season play are available on the league standings page.

Payouts for top four winners of the finals are:

A Division
1st = $300
2nd = $150
3rd = $75
4th = $37
B Division
1st = $150
2nd = $75
3rd = $37
4th = $18

April 10: Wrestlemania Launch Party Tournament

Wrestlemania launch tournament winners (L to R): Bruce Nightingale, second place; Nick Lane, first place; Jeff Wirth, third place.

Wrestlemania launch tournament winners (L to R): Bruce Nightingale, second place; Nick Lane, first place; Jeff Wirth, third place.

Nick Lane took the top score in our launch party tournament for Stern’s Wrestlemania pinball at Pocketeer Billiards and Bar–and took home the sweet Hulk Hogan trophy. Bruce Nightingale earned second place and Jeff Wirth finished third.

In all, we had 20 players come down and take a shot at the game in a fun night of pinball. Final standings are up on the IFPA website.

Announcing: The Buffalo Pinball Ladies League!

Buffalo Pinball Ladies League 2015We’ve got a brand new pinball league and this one is for the ladies only. Headed up by our own Martha Donovan, the Buffalo Pinball Ladies League is open to new and experienced female players who want to play in a fun, relaxed environment.

There’s no entry fee, just bring enough cash to play the games for the night ($5 will do the trick). Here are the rest of the details:

When: April 13, May 11, June 8 and July 13
7:30 p.m. each night

Where: Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY

For more information or to register, email, or just show up to a league night and play.

New to pinball? Visit How Do I Pinball? to learn the basics and get gameplay tips.

Register now for the 2014-15 league

UPDATE: This season’s league is now SOLD OUT!

Registration is now open for the 2014-15 Buffalo Pinball League.

Registration is first come, first served. Anyone who registers past the league limit of 26 will be wait-listed in the order they are received, and will be added to the league should anyone drop out.

To register, send $50 via PayPal to beginning at noon on July 1.

Congratulations to the 2013-14 league winners

Congratulations to Jamie Brundage for taking first place in the A division and David Bentivegna for taking first place in the B division of the inaugural season of the Buffalo Pinball League. The playoffs took place on a great collection of games at Vance’s house just west of Rochester.

Final standings for the top four in each division were:

A Division

  1. Jamie Brundage
  2. Bruce Nightingale
  3. Neil Parrish
  4. Nick Lane

B Division

  1. David Bentivegna
  2. Craig Kroll
  3. Rob Metzler
  4. Jordan Nittoli

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In the consolation tournament, Jim Meszler was the winner and earned free entry into next year’s league.

Thank you to all the hosts, players and contributors to the league in its first year. Watch this space for upcoming announcements about the 2014-15 league here to begin this fall, and in the meantime, catch up with us at the Summer Pinball Series at Pocketeer over the next few months.