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New pinball league at Misuta Chow’s!

Misuta Chow's League PosterWe’re stoked to kick off a brand new, casual pinball league at one of the hottest spots in Buffalo, Misuta Chow’s! Here’s the info:

Where: Misuta Chow’s, 521 Main St., Buffalo

When: 6-10 p.m. on Sept 11, Oct. 9, Nov. 13 and Dec. 11 (show up at any time to play the three games for the month)

How it works: Intended to be a casual league, just show up any time between 6-10 p.m. to play the three games selected for that month.

Each player will have two attempts per machine with their highest score counting towards that month’s standings. Scores will be ranked using linear scoring (100, 99, 98, 97, 96…and so on)

Overall standings will be tabulated after each meetup and used to determine final playoff seedings (best three months out of four).

Cost is $5 to enter each month (+ coindrop) and the top three players of each month will be paid out accordingly (percentage of overall entry fees):

  • 3-7 players: 50/40/10
  • 8-12 players: 40/30/20/10
  • 13-16 players: 30/25/15/15/10 + 5 paid to a random winner
  • 17+ players 25/22/18/15/10/5 + 5 paid to a random winner

Note: $5 each month + $1 collected only ONCE per season for IFPA submission

To encourage new players to come out and give pinball a try, there will be a random award (Miusta Chow’s ‘swag’/bar tab) given away.

All rules and other pertinent information (standings, rules, etc.) about the league are available on the new Misuta Chow’s League page.

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/

Selfie League moves to McKinley Mall for June!

selfieleague-juneWe’re showing some support to another location that has recently cropped up with a nice group of games by taking our Selfie League to World Hollywood Entertainment in the McKinley Mall for the month of June.

Location
World Hollywood Entertainment
Inside the McKinley Mall
3701 McKinley Pkwy #830, Buffalo, NY 14219

Hours
Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday: 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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Games
This month we’ll be playing four games (instead of the usual six):  Spider-Man (vault edition), Iron Man, Star Trek (pro) and the Walking Dead (pro)

Prizes
World Hollywood Entertainment has generously donated gift certificates of $30, $20 and $10 to their store as prizes for the month!

How to play
It’s easy and anyone can participate! Here’s how:

  1. Play a machine that’s part of the monthly tournament (they’ll be marked with a “Selfie Tournament Game” sign)
  2. Take a selfie of you and the score you earned on that machine
  3. Upload your “selfie score” photo to the Buffalo Pinball Selfie League Facebook group

Open League Night – March 8

bplplayersInterested in learning more about the Buffalo Pinball league?

Our next league night will take place March 8 and is open to anyone who would like to see what it’s all about–and meet other collectors and enthusiasts from the Western New York area. You will go head-to-head against the other guests using the same play format we use in the league every month.

If interested, please email Bruce for details and the address. Practice begins at 5 p.m. and play will begin promptly at 6 p.m.

For the league members it is the second to last league night for the inaugural 2013-14 season. You are encouraged to bring someone along who likes pinball and might be interested in joining the BPL.

Hope to see you there!