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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!

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 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!