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Fall Brawl Match Play Pinball Tournament 2021

Come throw down at Misuta Chows in a group match play pinball tournament for players of all skill levels!

Here’s the details:

When: Dec. 4, 2021
1-5 p.m. (playoffs to follow immediately)

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

Cost: $20 for A Division (for players IFPA ranked in the top 5,000)
$15 for B Division (all other players).

This does not include the cost to coin-up the machines, so be sure to bring money for that. Separate prize pool for B division players!

LIMITED TO 20 PLAYERS
Pre-registration is HIGHLY encouraged as these tournaments typically sell out

Register: Send payment via PayPal to buffalopinball@gmail.com (please send as “friends and family”)

Tournament Format: Group match play, limited to 20 players. 4 hours of regular play time, with finals following. Finals will start at 6 p.m. for the top 6 qualifiers.

Finals (A Division): Top 6 will advance to playoffs, with the top 2 getting byes straight to the finals. Playoffs/finals are 3 games each round with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring. No finals for B Division.

This is an official IFPA tournament for WPPR points.

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. 

Charity Stall Ball Tournament – Aug. 22

We’re excited to announce our first charity tournament for 2021, presented by Buffalo Pinball, Buffalo Pinball & Arcade Company, and Misuta Chow’s

This tournament will benefit Pinball EDU. Pinball EDU is a registered 501(c)(3) charity & their mission is to utilize pinball & other gaming for the social enrichment, skill development and education of kids and young adults.

When: Sunday, Aug. 22, 2021 at 1 p.m.
Where: Misuta Chow’s, 521 Main St., Buffalo


Participation for this fast paced and fun “Stall Ball” tournament is limited to 20 spots, with a $25 entry fee. $20 of each entry fee collected will be donated to Pinball EDU, with $5 going to Buffalo Pinball & Arcade to cover the cost of the games (no additional money needed for the machines during the tournament).

We’ll be randomly giving away raffle tickets through Pinball.EDU in which participants will be entered into a pool of 250 raffle tickets to win a Stern Pinball machine.  The number of raffle tickets that we have to giveaway will depend on the number of tournament entrants, with a maximum of 10 raffle tickets if we have 20 participants.  One raffle ticket will be reserved for the winner of the tournament.   

Doors will open at 1 p.m., with competition starting at 1:30 p.m. We’ll play for 1 hour straight, followed by a 30 minute break, and then 1 additional hour of play. 

Get an early jump and secure your spot by sending payment via PayPal (“family and friends”) to: buffalopinball@gmail.com.


To learn how to play “Stall Ball,” check out this video:

See you there!

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.

Guns N’ Roses Pinball Gameplay Reveal – Live!

The Buffalo Pinball YouTube Channel is the place for your first look at live gameplay on Jersey Jack Pinball’s next chart-topping hit: Guns N’ Roses! Click the reminder button, then tune in live at 8 p.m. Eastern on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020 for all the action.

Hit “subscribe” and click the 🔔 bell icon to be notified when we go live!

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.

Fall Brawl Tournament Flyer

Buffalo Pinball Fall Brawl 2019!

Come throw down at Resurgence on Niagara Street in a group match play pinball tournament for players of all skill levels!

Here’s the details:

When: Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019 at 1 p.m.

Where: Resurgence Brewing, 1250 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY 14213

Cost: $20 for A Division (for players IFPA ranked in the top 5,000)
$15 for B Division (all other players)

We have a generous anonymous donor who is willing to cover $10 of the entry fee for military veterans playing in this tournament. When submitting payment, please keep this discount in mind.

Separate prize pool for B division players!

Please note:  tournament cost does not include cost to coin-up the games.

**Preregistration is HIGHLY encouraged as these tournaments typically sell out**

Register: Send payment via PayPal to buffalopinball@gmail.com (please send as “friends and family” or payment will be returned)

Tournament Format: Group match play, limited to 20 players. 4.5 hours of regular play time, with finals following. Finals will start at 6:30 p.m. for the top 6 qualifiers.

Finals: Top 6 will advance to playoffs, with the top 2 getting byes straight to the finals. Playoffs/finals are 3 games each round with 4, 2, 1, 0 scoring.

This is an official IFPA tournament for WPPR points.

Location Photos

Game Lineup (subject to change):

  • Iron Man
  • Ghostbusters pro
  • Monopoly
  • Black Knight Sword of Rage pro
  • Sopranos
  • Game of Thrones pro
  • Jurassic Park pro

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.