Category Archives: Tournaments

Buffalo Pinball Open 2017

The 5th annual Buffalo Pinball Open will take place on Saturday, April 29. Doors at Noon and starts at 1 p.m. Four hours of match play. Limited to 26 people. Private residence in Tonawanda (address will be sent when you sign up). Top six make the playoffs.

To register, send $20 to: buffalopinball@gmail.com       SOLD OUT!

20% of registration goes to the house. No refunds will be given after April 15.

Important: When sending via PayPal, please state what this is for and send as FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Save the Date: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open, Aug. 18-20, 2017

A PAPA Circuit Major – Save the Date!

AUGUST 18-20, 2017
POCKETEER BILLIARDS AND BAR
2444 CLINTON ST, BUFFALO, NY

PAPA-CircuitEvent1We’re bringing the PAPA Circuit to Buffalo! At the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017, players will compete for cash prizes, trophies, points toward the annual PAPA Circuit standings and World Pinball Player Ranking points in this IFPA-endorsed event.

Event Information – COMING SOON!

About the PAPA Circuit

From PAPA, the Professional and Amateur Pinball Association: The purpose of the PAPA Circuit is to raise the awareness of competitive pinball by showcasing high-level tournaments and associated events. PAPA believes by supporting the highest caliber of events and helping share information between them, we will create a positive working environment wherein all events improve and newcomers will feel safe in spending the time and money necessary to attend. Where one succeeds, others can learn from those successes and improve.

Announcing: The Turdament! Pinball Tournament March 4

turdament2017Buffalo Pinball is thrilled to announce “The Turdament,” a match play pinball tournament featuring some of your favorite pinball machines, including:

  • Avaturd
  • Avengers
  • Big Buck Hunturd
  • Breakshot
  • Fireball Classic
  • Gilligans Island
  • Goldeneye
  • Hook
  • Independence Day
  • NASCAR
  • Rollercoasturd Tycoon
  • South Park
  • Wrestlemania
    …and many more!

When: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Registration: 11 a.m. Tournament Start: Noon

Where: Pocketeer Billiards and Bar, 2444 Clinton Street, Buffalo, NY

Two Skill Divisions:

  • A Division: Four hours of 4-player match play. Top 10 advance to playoffs, top 2 get a bye to finals. (40 players max.). Playoffs and finals are 3 games with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring. Trophies for top three finishers, cash payouts to top three (minimum). Open to all players.
  • B Division: Two hours of 4-player match play, no playoffs unless there’s a tie (20 players max.) Trophy for the top finisher, cash payout to top three (minimum). Players ranked 4,000 or better in the IFPA are not eligible for B division.

To Register: Send $15 for A division or $5 for B Division via PayPal to
buffalopinball@gmail.com. No refunds on preregistrations after Feb. 15.

Update 2/9/17: Just Added!

Domino’s Pinball Launch Party and Tournament: Oct. 29 at Pocketeer!

dominos-launch-flyerWe’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!

 

 

Register for the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open – A PAPA Circuit Event!

bpso16Registration is now open for the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open, our first PAPA Circuit Event.

Players will compete for cash prizes, trophies, points toward the annual PAPA Circuit standings and World Pinball Player Ranking points in this IFPA-endorsed event.

The event will consist of three tournaments: A single, main tournament (qualifying Friday and Saturday, finals Sunday) and two classics tournaments (one Friday, one Saturday)

For more information, including registration, schedule, hotel and travel information and more, visit the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open sub-site.

Bruce Nightingale wins 2016 Buffalo Pinball Open

Bruce Nightingale went back-to-back and successfully defended his title, taking first place for the second consecutive year at the Buffalo Pinball Open on April 30, 2016 in Buffalo, NY. Rounding out the top four were Ryan Zlomek, second; Nick Lane, third; and Dave Urbanek, fourth.

A sold-out field of 26 players played through 5 hours of group match-play qualifying on 11 excellent games courtesy of our hosts, Martha Donovan and Nick Lane.

The playoffs, including semi-finals with Jordan Nittoli and Martha Donovan, were live streamed to our Twitch channel. You can see the archive of the playoff battle, complete with commentary, via the below archive on our YouTube channel.

The full final standings are below and will be posted to the IFPA for World Pinball Player Ranking points soon. Thanks to all who came out and helped make it a great event!

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