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The Mandalorian Launch Party Tournament – Aug. 27

Mandalorian launch party flyer.Tournament launch party for the new Mandalorian pinball! Exclamation marks!!

When: 5-9 p.m. on Aug. 27
Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo
Cost: $1 per entry (plus coin drop)

This will be a “Best Game” format on 3 games: Mandalorian, Munsters, and Data East Jurassic Park.

To enter, you need to play each of the three games, at least once, between 5 and 9 p.m. However, you can play the games multiple times in an effort to increase your score on each machine, which will move you up in the rankings, as you outscore other opponents.

Cost is $1 per entry (an entry is an attempt on the machine) plus the cost to coin-up each machine. This is an IFPA event. 100% of entries will go to the prize pool.

Top 6 in the standings at 9 p.m. will go on to the playoffs, with the top 2 qualifiers getting a bye straight to the finals. Playoffs will be players 3-6 playing one game on Mandalorian, with the top 2 from that group going to the finals, which will be one game on Mandalorian, vs the top 2 qualifiers from the qualifying round (5-9 p.m.)

FAQ

Q: How much money should I bring?
A: At least $6 ($3 for 3 entries, since there’s 3 machines, and then $3 to coin-up each machine). It’s highly recommended to get multiple entries though, in an effort to increase your chances of having a “good” score.

Q: I suck at pinball, should I play?
A: You don’t have to be good at pinball to have fun, look at Jay Fairbrother!

Q: Do I need to show up right at 5 p.m.?
A: No! As long as you get at least 3 entries in before 9pm, you’re good. But, the earlier you come, the more time you have to get in multiple entries.

Q: When will this end?
A: Qualifying stops at 9 p.m., at which time playoffs will begin. Playoffs should be done by 10 p.m.

Q: Will the diverter on Mandalorian break during the tournament?
A: Almost assuredly.

Q: Seriously, I’m scared of tournaments because I’m new, should I come?
A: Do you like pinball? Do you like meeting new people? Then, yes, why not? Playing in tournaments is a good way to get better. Plus, you’ll be a world ranked pinball player by playing!

Sign up for the 2021-22 Buffalo Pinball League!

UPDATE: We are officially SOLD OUT in less than six hours. Congrats to all who made it in and we look forward to flipping together soon!

We’re excited to announce that the Buffalo Pinball League is now open for signups (less than 10 spots left!). League nights are held on the 3rd Saturday of every month, September – April, with playoffs in May. Start time for league nights is 6pm (doors at 5pm).  It’s an official IFPA league that occurs in private homes. Signups are first come, first served, and no refunds will be given. 

To sign up, please send $50 to league treasurer Jay Fairbrother (PayPal = jayfair416@gmail.com   Venmo = jayfairb). Use the friends/family option to reduce transaction fees, please.

Rules for the league can be found here:  https://buffalopinball.com/league/rules/

IMPORTANT:  Under approval of the IFPA, we are requiring players to show proof that they are fully vaccinated from COVID-19. This is to not only protect fellow league members, but to also protect the families of the hosts who have generously offered to open up their homes to this league. When signing up, please send proof of vaccination to:  buffalopinball@gmail.com. Acceptable proofs of vaccination include a photo/scan of your COVID-19 vaccination card or a screenshot of your Excelsior Pass. Your spot will not be secured until payment is made and proof of vaccination has been sent. 

The Buffalo Pinball League is Returning

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League members: Check the email address you used to register for the 2019-20 Buffalo Pinball League for info on finals and to register for the 2021-22 season!

Open registration for any remaining spots will begin on August 2. Join the mailing list to be notified.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, and we’re looking forward to getting back to flipping soon!

12 GAMES IN 12 HOURS #3 – Pinball Marathon on Twitch!

It’s back! After a four-year hiatus, the “12 GAMES IN 12 HOURS” marathon returns for round #3. Tune in for a day full of your favorite Buffalo Pinball streamers (well, except for Jay) and a bunch of great pinball machines.

2020 Charity Pinball Tournament

It’s time again for the annual Charity Pinball Tournament presented by Buffalo Pinball, Buffalo Pinball & Arcade Company, and Community Beer Works!

This year’s tournament will benefit Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns, local home of the Read with Reed83 Program by the Andre Reed Foundation!

When: March 7, 2020, from Noon to 2:30 p.m.

Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo, NY

Format: Participation for this fast paced and fun “Stall Ball” tournament is limited to 20 spots, with a $20 entry fee. 100% of the entry fees collected will be donated to Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns!

Register: Get an early jump and secure your spot by sending payment via PayPal (“family and friends”) to: buffalopinball@gmail.com, or simply click here: https://www.paypal.me/buffalopinball

Prizes:

  • 1st place – $60 CBW Giftcard, pompom toque (winter hat in layman’s terms), CBW T-shirt, and YOUR NAME ON THE TROPHY!
  • 2nd place – $40 CBW Giftcard, CBW T-shirt
  • 3rd place – $20 CBW Giftcard, CBW T-Shirt

Additionally, CBW in conjunction with Buffalo Pinball and Arcade Company will be giving away random raffle prizes during the tournament which include:

  • $6 CBW Giftcards (4)
  • A CBW Pompom Toque (1)
  • CBW Stainless Steel Pintglasses (4)
  • $5 Payrange Credits (6)

Plus, enjoy a full service bar including award-winning local beer, craft cocktails, wine and cider, plus a kitchen pumping out savory pub favorites like burgers, fried pickles and totchos!

Tutorial: Never played stall ball? It’s easy! Here’s how:

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.

New Monthly Tournaments at CBW!

Tournament Pinball MonthlyMonthly three strikes tournament the last Monday of every month at Community Beer Works. All skill levels welcome!

Note: Limited to 18 participants. Also: first timers receive 5 free PayRange credits. If you bring a friend that’s new, both you and your friend receive this

When: Starts at 7 p.m. and should be done no later than 10pm (that’s for the final players remaining).

Dates:

  • Jan. 28, 2019
  • Feb. 25, 2019
  • March 25, 2019 NOTE: Cancelled this month
  • April 29, 2019

Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo.

Cost: Entry fee is $10 for players ranked better than 5,000 in the IFPA standings or $5 for all other players. You will also have to pay for credits on the games.

Format: This will be a 3 strikes tournament.

Games will be one vs one.

Limited to 18 players. Sign up in person the day of the event at 6:45pm.

The top 3 players will receive cash prizes as follows:

  • 1st = 50%
  • 2nd = 30%
  • The highest finisher that is IFPA ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) = 20%

Note: A fee of $1 per player will be deducted from the prize pool in order to pay the IFPA’s new fee structure for official tournaments

Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st or 2nd, they will receive only 50% or 30%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 20% as well. The 20% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st or 2nd overall.

This payoff structure is to encourage newer players and guarantee that at least one new player will be “in the money”.

PUSH Buffalo Charity Pinball Tournament – 1/12/19

Have fun. Do good.

We’re proud to announce our first charity tournament of 2019 at the beautiful new Community Beer Works location! We’ll be raising money to support PUSH Buffalo. Their mission is to mobilize residents to create strong neighborhoods with quality, affordable housing; to expand local hiring opportunities; and to advance economic justice in Buffalo.

When: Jan. 12, 2019. Play your entries any time between noon and 7 p.m., playoffs will begin at 7.

Where: Community Beer Works, 520 7th St., Buffalo

Registration: Cost to enter is $20, 100% of which will go to PUSH Buffalo. You’ll also need money to coin-up the games, half of which will be donated to PUSH as well (thanks CBW!). No preregistration, just pay at the door on the day of the event.

Tournament format: This is a limited-entry, HERB-style tournament. There will be 5 games selected for the tournament. Players will be given 12 entries as part of their registration (you can not buy any more). Each time you play a game, you use an entry. You need to play all 5 games at least once. You can use your entries to try multiple times on the same game, in order to better your score.

Scoring for games will be 100, 90, 85, 84…etc.

Playoffs and finals: Top 6 players at 7 p.m. will head to the playoffs with top 2 getting byes to the finals. If we have 24 players or more, the top 10 will go to the playoffs, with the top 2 getting byes to the finals.

Playoff format will be PAPA style (3 games each round with 4,2,1,0 scoring).

This is an official IFPA tournament.

The Buffalo Pinball Summer Open ’18 – Delivered by Domino’s

A Stern Pro Circuit Event! #BPSO18

AUGUST 17-19, 2018
SANDY BEACH YACHT CLUB
1841 WINTER RD., GRAND ISLAND, NY

Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2018 PosterAt the Buffalo Pinball Summer Open ’18, players will compete for cash prizes, trophies, World Pinball Player Ranking points and qualification toward the Stern Pro Circuit Final in this IFPA-endorsed event.

The event will consist of four tournaments: A single, main tournament (qualifying Friday and Saturday, finals Sunday), two classics tournaments (one Friday, one Saturday), and a women’s tournament (Sunday).

The tournaments are open to players of all skill levels, and there is no limit to the number of players for the main or classics tournaments.

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.

To learn more and register, visit http://www.buffalopinball.com/summeropen