Location, Travel and Attractions

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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)


Club parking.

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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

river-cruise-logoDepart 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


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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
(716) 773-1111
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
(716) 775-0007

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
(716) 773-7583

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
(716) 284-8801

Sheraton at the Falls
300 3rd St, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716) 285-3361

Wingate By Wyndham Niagara Falls
333 Rainbow Blvd, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716) 285-4000

Holiday Inn Niagara Falls Scenic Downtown
114 Buffalo Ave, Niagara Falls, NY 14303
(716) 285-2521

In Downtown Buffalo (20 minutes from tournament, walking distance to area attractions including Canalside, Chippewa Entertainment District, Allentown Entertainment District)

Courtyard Buffalo/Downtown/Canalside
125 Main Street
(716) 840-9566
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
(716) 848-1000

Hampton Inn Buffalo Downtown
220 Delaware Ave
(716) 855-2223

Hyatt Regency Buffalo
2 Fountain Plaza
(716) 856-1234

Embassy Suites
200 Delaware Ave
(716) 842-1000

Local Attractions

Looking for some other things to do while you’re in town?

More options are available at Visit Buffalo Niagara and Niagara Falls USA.

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