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:
Once again, we’re teaming up with our friends at Community Beer Works for our third annual weekend of pinball and beer for a great cause. Full details below (courtesy of CBW), or RSVP on the Facebook Event!
Community Beer Works
520 7th St.
Buffalo, NY 14201
On Thursday 3/7 Buffalo Pinball will broadcast a special episode of “Bro, Do You Even Pinball?” from our game room. The episode will feature Munsters, a table from the 2019 tournament. You can watch the livestream at www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball beginning at 8 p.m.
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On Friday 3/8 and Saturday 3/9 we’re holding a special high-score selfie contest featuring a different pinball table from the tournament! Simply post a selfie showing your face, high-score, and selfie card in the frame to this event page (required). At the end of the weekend we’ll award prizes to the high-score champion from both Friday and Saturday.
- Friday’s featured game: Munsters
- Saturday’s featured game: Iron Maiden
Half of all the coins pumped into our pinball games from Thursday through Sunday will be donated to Read with Reed 83 from the Andre Reed Foundation. Plus, proceeds from every pint or four pack of Let’s Go Pils sold in our taproom will go toward the charity (so drink up). You can learn more about Read with Reed 83 at andrereedfoundation.org/readwithreed83.
The Third Annual Charity Pinball Tournament will be held on Sunday 3/10. Qualifying rounds will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. A $1 donation to Read with Reed 83 gets you one registration into the tournament—you can try more than once! For each attempt, you’ll receive a raffle ticket to win prizes.
The featured games will be Munsters, Iron Maiden, Metallica and Game of Thrones. You need to play each machine at least once, but can keep playing them to try to improve your score.
Playoffs will start promptly at 4 p.m. for the top six qualifiers, with the top two getting byes straight to the finals. Playoffs will be two rounds with one game each round.
Practice up on your pinball skills and get ready to join us every day for Pinball Weekend 3 at CBW! It’s all happening at 520 7th Street on Buffalo’s west side.
We said pinball 12 times in this post…no, 13 times!
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!
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-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:
We’re headed to Domino’s World Resource Center in Ann Arbor, MI on Saturday, August 20 to show off some of the first gameplay on Spooky Pinball’s new “Domino’s Spectacular Pinball Adventure” pinball machine! Adam Gacek from Domino’s will battle the bro crew on the game, we’ll get a pizza baking demonstration from one of the head trainers at Domino’s and more!
Join us and watch live at 7 Eastern at http://www.twitch.tv/buffalopinball
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.
After nine months and 53 games of competitive pinball, we finally have our top finishers for the 2015–16 Buffalo Pinball League:
- Nick Lane
- Eric Russell
- Bruce Nightingale
- Kevin Manne
- Dave Bentivegna
- Martha “Pushy Galore” Donovan
- Greg Sisti
- 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
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!