Category Archives: Team League

Buffalo Pinball leagues and tournaments suspended due to COVID-19

Friends of Buffalo Pinball,

bplogoIn light of the rapidly-evolving COVID-19 pandemic, we are suspending all Buffalo Pinball leagues and tournaments until further notice. The health and safety of our community is priority No. 1, so we’re taking every precaution to minimize risk to you and those around you.

We realize that pinball is a great way to take your mind off the stress of the day, and understand that it is disappointing to not be able to get together, relax and play this game we all love.

In the meantime, we’ll still be streaming on Twitch, so if you want to hang out virtually we’ll see you in chat. No social distancing required!

Thank you for your support and we look forward to flipping together again soon.

Thank you,
Kevin, Nick, Summer, Jay and Jeff
Your Buffalo Pinball League Officials

Sign up for Spring ’20 Team League!

team league 2019It’s time to sign up for our most popular league! Teams of 4-6 players will get together at locations around Buffalo, every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., from Feb. 5 to May 13, 2020.

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.

When signing up, make sure to include what spot you want for your home location. Teams that had a home location last season will get first dibs on choosing that location again. Below is a list of available locations and the number of teams that it can accommodate. Also note that we are limited to 12 teams, and that we need to hit an even number of teams:

To sign up, send an email to Kaydeross716@gmail.com with your team name, captain, and players by Feb. 1.

Want to learn how it all works? Check out the Team League rules.

Sign up for Fall ’19 Team League!

It’s time to sign up for our most popular league! Teams of 4-6 players will get together at locations around Buffalo, every other Wednesday at 7:30 p.m., from Sept. 11 to Dec.18.

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.

When signing up, make sure to include what spot you want for your home location. Teams that had a home location last season will get first dibs on choosing that location again. Below is a list of available locations and the amount of teams that it can accommodate. Also note that we are limited to 14 teams, and that we need to hit an even number of teams:

To sign up, send an email to Kaydeross716@gmail.com with your team name, captain, and players by Sept. 4.

Want to learn how it all works? Check out the Team League rules.

Register for the Spring 2018 Buffalo Pinball Team League

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):

  1. GameOn LAN:  3 teams
    3660 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda
    Claimed by: Glass Off All Stars, Double Danger Zone, Skill Shot Sharks
  2. Buffalo Riverworks:  3 teams
    359 Ganson St., Buffalo
  3. Misuta Chows*:  2 teams
    521 Main St., Buffalo
    Claimed by: Pin Brawlers, 4V2C
  4. Lafayette Brewing Company:  1 team
    391 Washington St., Buffalo
  5. Electric Ave.:  1 team
    300 Ellicott St., Buffalo
  6. 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 kaydeross716@gmail.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/

Register for the Fall 2016 Team League!

team league fall 2016It’s time for round three of the Buffalo Pinball Team League!  Get a group of 4-6 players together and go head-to-head with other ‘ballers in this fun, casual league. Here are the details:

When: 7:30 p.m., every other Wednesday, Sept. 7 through Dec. 14, 2016 (Note that we may expand to Tuesday nights as well, depending on the number of teams.)

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

Cost: Free to enter, just pay to play the games.

Sign up: Email Kaydeross716@gmail.com with your team name, team captain and players by Sept. 2.

Full league rules are available here.

What are you waiting for? Get on it! See you there!

Buffalo Pinball Spring Team League

team-league-2016It’s BACK!

Get a group of 4-6 players together and go head-to-head with other ‘ballers in this fun, casual league. Here are the details:

When: 7:30 p.m., every other Wednesday, Feb. 3 through May 11, 2016 (Note that we may expand to Tuesday nights as well, depending on the number of teams.)

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

Cost: Free to enter, just pay to play the games.

Sign up: Email buffalopinball@gmail.com with your team name, team captain and players by Feb. 29. 

Full league rules are available here.

What are you waiting for? Get on it! See you there!

The Golden Guys win inaugural Buffalo Pinball Team League

The Golden Guys (L to R): Jim Meszler, Curt Pasisz, Dave Romanowski, Kevin Manne, Jeff Wirth and Bruce Nighingale

The Golden Guys (L to R): Jim Meszler, Curt Pasisz, Dave Romanowski, Kevin Manne, Jeff Wirth and Bruce Nighingale

Congratulations to The Golden Guys: Captain Dave Romanowski and teammates Kevin Manne, Jim Meszler, Bruce Nightingale, Curt Pasisz and Jeff Wirth, for going undefeated and winning the inaugural season of the Buffalo Pinball Team League.

Teams Jesus Take the Flippers and Pinpin Ain’t Easy tied for second and The Fliptastic Four finished third. The rest of the final results are available on the Team League Standings page.

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Participants of the Buffalo Pinball fall 2015 Team League.

In all, ten teams totaling more than 50 players came out every other Wednesday night for some fun, head-to-head pinball action. Thanks to everyone for making Team League a big hit and a lot of fun.

Want to get in on the next team league? Start getting together at team of 4-6 players and sign up for our mailing list to be among the first to know! We’ll be kicking off the next season soon.