Secrets revealed! Our guide on how to capture direct video from Stern pinball machines is here, featuring step-by-step instructions and links to purchase the gear you need. Check it out, and let us know if anything is unclear or you run into any issues:
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: firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
- Sept. 21 – Host: Kevin Manne
- Oct. 19 – Hosts: Dean and Sharon Zimpfer
- Nov. 16 – Hosts: Nick Lane and Martha Donovan
- Dec. 7 – Hosts: Dean and Sharon Zimpfer
- Jan. 18 – Host: Mark Nagy
- Feb. 15 – Hosts: Nick Lane and Martha Donovan
- March 21 – Host: Mark Nagy
- April 18 – Host: Kevin Manne
- (FINALS) May 16 – Host: TBD
Thanks and see you all soon!
UPDATE: Team League is officially full! See you in February!
It’s that time again! The spring 2018 Buffalo Pinball Team League will kick off on Wednesday, Feb. 7. This is a casual, self-officiating league that will run for eight weeks. Teams will be composed of 4-6 players.
This is a traveling league around the greater Buffalo area. Each team will select a “home” location, where they will play at least three of their matches during the season. Locations need a minimum of three pinball machines, and the following locations are available for a team to choose (number denotes max number of teams that can choose that location):
GameOn LAN : 3 teams
3660 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda
Claimed by: Glass Off All Stars, Double Danger Zone, Skill Shot Sharks
- Buffalo Riverworks: 3 teams
359 Ganson St., Buffalo
Misuta Chows* : 2 teams
521 Main St., Buffalo
Claimed by: Pin Brawlers, 4V2C
- Lafayette Brewing Company: 1 team
391 Washington St., Buffalo
- Electric Ave.: 1 team
300 Ellicott St., Buffalo
Thin Man Brewery : 1 team
492 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo
Claimed by: Pin Pin Ain’t Easy
*Misuta Chows is expected to open in February/March. If it’s not open at the the start of league, teams that choose this location will be randomly assigned to other locations until Misuta Chows opens.
Location selection is determined by a first-come, first-served basis. In other words, register your team and select your location as soon as possible to secure your ideal spot.
The league is limited to 10 teams, and needs an even number to run. For example, if we only get 9 teams, then the last team that registered (the 9th team), would be out and it would be an 8 team season.
This league is free, minus the money to coin-up the machines.
To register, please email email@example.com with your team name, captain, players, and preferred team location by Feb. 1.
For additional rules, please see: https://buffalopinball.com/league/team-league-rules/
Hey all — quick request for you. If you enjoy the content we produce on Twitch, YouTube and the podcast, please take a moment to vote for “Buffalo Pinball” for best Twitch stream, YouTube channel and Podcast in the TWIPY awards!
** CLICK HERE TO VOTE! **
Voting is now closed — thanks for your support!
Voting takes just a couple minutes and you can skip any questions you want. You’ll need a Google account to vote – it is free and easy, click here if you’d like to set one up.
-Kevin, Nick and the BP crew
UPDATE: Here’s the archive of the stream if you missed it live!
To say we’re excited to be part of this would be an understatement. We have the honor of streaming the reveal of Jersey Jack Pinball’s latest game live from Pinball Expo 2017!
Tune in to http://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball at 8:30 p.m. Central/9:30 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 12 to see the first gameplay of JJP #4. Or just watch right here when we go live:
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).
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.
We’re teaming up with Domino’s, Spooky Pinball and Pocketeer Billiards and Bar to bring the FIRST launch party for the new Domino’s Spectacular Pinball Adventure pinball machine to Buffalo, NY! Here’s the details:
When: Saturday, Oct. 29 from 5 p.m. to midnight
Where: Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton St., Buffalo, NY
Tournament details and format:
- High score tournament on the new Domino’s machine
- Qualifying is from 5-11 p.m. (No qualfying games will be started past 10:59 p.m.)
- Open qualifying, come and go as you please
- Top eight high scores will go to the playoffs
- Playoffs will be two rounds and begin at 11 p.m.
- Entries are just $1 per high score attempt (plus coin drop)
- Unused entries will not be refunded
- This is an IFPA-endorsed event and you’ll WPPR points
- It’s a fun, casual tournament – all skill levels are welcome!
Stop down, hang out and check out the latest release from Spooky Pinball. We’ll have giveaways from Domino’s and Spooky Pinball all night. As it’s Halloween weekend, costumes are encouraged. Watch out for the NOID!
Jersey Jack himself, Jack Guarnieri will join us as a special guest for the show.
Follow Buffalo Pinball on Twitch at http://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball to be notified when we go live and be sure to jump in the chat and ask questions about JJP, the Hobbit and more.
See you guys then!
Our latest limited-run shirt design! This shirt features a distressed-look version of the logo for our Twitch show, “Bro, do you even pinball?” on the front, and a small Buffalo Pinball pop bumper logo centered in the shoulder area on the back. High quality screen printed on American Apparel shirts.
Available in sizes medium to XXXL. Grab one over on our merch page.