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On the shore of the Niagara River, the Sandy Beach Yacht Club will provide a one-of-a-kind setting for this year’s tournament — just five miles from the brink of Niagara Falls.
Inside, players will compete in air conditioned comfort, with ample room between and around the machines. When you’re not playing, you can relax inside at the bar or in a lounge area, or outside by the water.
Sandy Beach Yacht Club
1851 Winter Rd, Grand Island, NY 14072
(25 minute drive from the Buffalo Niagara International Airport)
General tournament parking is available in lot #2, immediately adjacent to the club. A few clearly-marked spots in this lot are reserved for club officers.
Overflow tournament parking is available in lot #3 if needed.
Lot #1 (inside the gate) is for club members only and should not be used by tournament players.
Food and Drinks
We’ve got a full lineup of on-site food and drinks in the works so you can get fueled up at the club and get back to the games!
- Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m. – Burgers, hot dogs, sausage, chicken sandwich
- Thursday: 4 p.m. – Pizza, salad and desert
- Friday: 4 p.m. – Anderson’s Food Truck (see below)
- Saturday: 4 p.m. – Buffalo style dinner! Chicken wings, Sahlen’s hot dogs, roast beef and a dessert.
- Sunday: 2 p.m. – Domino’s Pizza
Featuring a range of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, including the pinball-themed Rage Tilt IPA from Community Beer Works!
- Thursday: 4 p.m. to close
- Friday-Sunday: 10 a.m. to close
Anderson’s Food Truck
Everyone’s favorite Anderson’s Food Truck returns for 2018! The menu includes all-natural roast beef on weck, handmade ice cream cones, shakes, malts and sundaes!
- Schedule: 4-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17
Virtual Reality Gaming
Experience VR, free of charge! GameOn LAN will be bringing one of their VR rigs with dozens of games, including the new hotness, Beat Saber.
- Schedule: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 18
Buffalo Pinball Summer Open Sunset Cruise
Depart right from the Sandy Beach Yacht Club for a 1.5 hour sunset cruise of a lifetime. From 6:30-8 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17, take a cruise along the mighty Upper Niagara River. Bring your own beverages (alcohol allowed), while taking in some amazing views under sunset skies and viewing one of our area’s historical ship wrecks.
The cost is $25 per person, limited to the first 35 people. Register to ensure your spot!
Friday Night Fireworks
Don’t miss the fireworks across the river at 9:30 p.m. on Friday!
Hotels and Campgrounds
On Grand Island, close to Sandy Beach Yacht Club.
Radisson Hotel Niagara Falls – Grand Island
100 Whitehaven Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
ROOM BLOCK: Call by 7/9/18 and mention “Buffalo Pinball” (block ID 1291942) for a discounted group rate ($119/night for Thursday, $139/night for Friday and Saturday).
Holiday Inn Express Grand Island
2761 Long Road, Grand Island, NY 14072
Branches of Niagara Campground and Resort
2659 Whitehaven Rd., Grand Island, NY 14072
Niagara Falls / Grand Island KOA Campground
2570 Grand Island Blvd., Grand Island, NY 14072
In Niagara Falls (15 minutes from tournament):
Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
310 4th St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Days Inn Niagara At The Falls
443 Main St, Niagara Falls, NY 14301
Sheraton at the Falls
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
333 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Scenic Downtown
114 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
In Downtown Buffalo (20 minutes from tournament, walking distance to area attractions including Canalside, Chippewa Entertainment District, Allentown Entertainment District)
125 Main Street
ROOM BLOCK – Use this link to register by 7/16/18 for a discounted group rate ($179/night).
Hilton Garden Inn Buffalo Downtown
10 Lafayette Square
Hampton Inn Buffalo Downtown
220 Delaware Ave
Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plaza
200 Delaware Ave
Looking for some other things to do while you’re in town?
- Niagara Falls
- Maid of the Mist
- Fantasy Island Amusement and Water Park
- Grand Island Fun Center
- Niagara Fashion Outlet Mall
- Seneca Niagara Resort and Casino
- Darien Lake Theme Park and Camping Resort
- Elmwood Village (shopping/nightlife)
- Allentown District (shopping/nightlife)
- Buffalo Zoo
- Buffalo Bisons Baseball
- Walden Galleria (shopping mall/attractions)
More options are available at Visit Buffalo Niagara and Niagara Falls USA.