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Buffalo Pinball Fall Brawl!

Come throw down at GameOn in a group match play pinball tournament for players of all skill levels! Here’s the details:

When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 at noon

Where: GameOn LAN, 3660 Delaware Ave., Tonawanda, NY

GameON is Western New York’s best spot for gaming of all kinds, and features a full kitchen as well as a wide selection of beer, snacks and energy drinks.

 

Cost: $15 for A Division (for players IFPA ranked in the top 5,000)
$10 for B Division (all other players)

Thanks to an anonymous donor and in honor of Veterans Day, any veteran who plays in the Fall Brawl will receive a $10 discount on their entry fee. If you’re a vet and already preregistered, let us know and we’ll refund $10 to you at the event.

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**

Win Prizes! Every registered player will be entered into a random drawing to win one of the following prizes (max 1 per player):

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  • One set of Pin Stadium lights or Orion’s Belt (winner’s choice) courtesy of Pin Stadium – A $300 value!

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  • 100 frosted sunlight LED bulbs, three t-shirts and one illuminated flipper button kit, courtesy of Comet Pinball. Total prize value: $135!

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  • A 100 ring kit (you pick the color) and a set of nut drivers courtesy of Titan Pinball. Total prize value: $112.45!

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  • Two (2) one-hour VR sessions for two people, and two (2) five-hour packs of gaming time and a 1/2lb burger, fries and drink, courtesy of GameOn LAN. Total prize value: $103!

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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 32 players. 4.5 hours of regular play time, with finals following.

Finals: Top 10 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.

Game Lineup (subject to change):

  • Iron Maiden pro
  • Deadpool pro
  • Guardians of the Galaxy pro
  • Metallica pro
  • Pirates of the Caribbean (Stern)
  • Game of Thrones pro
  • Who Dunnit
  • Genie
  • Count-Down

GameOn Monthly Tournaments – Fall 2018

gameonfall18Note: first timers receive 5 free PayRange credits. If you bring a friend that’s new, both you and your friend receive this.

Monthly three strikes tournament the last Monday of every month at GameOn.

All skill levels welcome!

When: 7 p.m. on Sept. 24, Oct. 29, Nov. 26 (The monthly is cancelled for November)

Starts at 7 p.m and should be done no later than 10:30 p.m. (that’s for the final players remaining).

Where: GameOn LAN, 3660 Delaware Ave., Kenmore

Format: Format will be a 3 strikes tournament.

We will do either:

1) Groups of 4 will be assigned a random game each round, with the players finishing in 3rd and 4th place each receiving a strike. Once a player receives 3 strikes, they are eliminated from the tournament.

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2) games will be one vs one instead of groups of four. This will be decided on the day of the event.

Limited to 32 players. Sign up in person the day of the event.

Top 3 players will be paid out if the field is 30 or less players. If it’s 30+ players, top 5 will be paid out.

Payouts for less than 30 players will be 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.

For 30 – 32 players:

1st = 40%
2nd = 30%
3rd = 20%
The highest finisher that is ranked between 5,000 – 99,999 (or unranked) = 10%

Note: If a player that is ranked between 5,000-99,999 (or unranked) finishes 1st, 2nd or 3rd, they will receive only 40%. 30% or 20%, depending on finish. They will not receive the 10% as well. The 10% prize will go to the next highest finisher in that ranking bracket that’s not in 1st, 2nd or 3rd overall.

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

Cost is $10 for players ranked better than 5,000 in the IFPA standings or $5 for all other players.

Split Flipper Charity Pinball Tournament April 28

splitflipperTeam pinball, charity, and beer. Need I say more?

My attorney would say yes, yes I do.

We’re doing our first ever split flipper tournament! And best of all, it’s to support the Path of Play charity: www.pathofplay.com

Here’s the scoop: You and a partner form a team. That team will battle other teams (12 total), in a winner take all split flipper battle royale. Format will be five strikes and we’ll play in groups of four teams per machine.

When: Sat. April 28, 2 p.m.

Where: Flying Bison Brewing Co., 840 Seneca St., Buffalo

Register: The cost is $20 per team. To register, please send that via PayPal to: buffalopinball@gmail.com Make sure to include your team name and team members. If it’s not sent via “family and friends”, it will be returned and you won’t be registered until you do so.

Games will be on coin-drop per usual.

This is limited to only 12 teams, so sign up before it sells out.

Prizes! 50 percent of the registration will go to Path of Play, while the other 50 percent will be paid out to the winning team.

In addition, every registered player will have a chance to win an Aerosmith pinball translite (it’s the awesome Dirty Donny back box artwork panel from a real pinball machine) from Stern Pinball, as well as Buffalo Pinball stickers and lapel pins!

 

Community Beer Works Pinball Weekend March 8-11

We’re stoked to partner up with Community Beer Works for the return of the Pinball Weekend to benefit Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns!

March 8-11
Community Beer Works, 15 Lafayette Ave., Buffalo, NY

All the info is over on the CBW Facebook Event listing, but here’s a rundown. Stop down and join us for a fun event to benefit a great cause!

We have a thing for beer. We have a thing for pinball. We have a thing for being charitable. We have a thing for doing something more than once.

PINBALL

We’re brining back CBW Pinball Weekend for a second year! All weekend we’ll have several machines here for your pinball enjoyment, courtesy of Buffalo Pinball & Arcade Company.

BEER

On Friday 3/9, we’re brining back Rage Tilt APA, an easy drinking 5.5% ABV American pale ale made with Amarillo, Galaxy, and Azacca hops with lots of tropical fruits and citrus meant for knockin’ the chrome balls around.

CHARITY

Half of all the coins pumped into our pinball games will be donated to The Boys and Girls Clubs of the Northtowns. Additionally, $1 of each pint you purchase over the weekend will go toward the charity (so drink up).

TOURNAMENT

Fancy yourself good at pinball? Tournament good? We’ll be holding another pinball tournament…but first, practice:

On Saturday 3/10, Buffalo Pinball will hold 30 minute training sessions from 2-6pm to help you get ready for the tournament. Sessions are included with a $5 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns. Each 30-minute session will include three people. Simply come to the brewery if you don’t mind having a pint while you wait for the next open session, or message us here if you’d like to sign up for a specific session ahead of time.

On Sunday 3/11 we’ll have our Second Annual Charity Pinball Tournament. Qualifying rounds will be held from 11am-4pm. A $1 donation to the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Northtowns gets you one registration into the tournament—you can try more than once! For each attempt, you’ll receive a raffle ticket to win prizes. There will be three machines to qualify on. You need to play each machine at least once, but can keep playing them to try to improve your score.

Playoffs start promptly at 4pm for the top six qualifiers, with the top two getting byes straight to the finals. Playoffs will be two rounds, one game each round.

We’ll post here about the specific games and prizes, as well as other goodies being featured that weekend (like tasty new beer releases). Until then, practice up on your pinball skills and get ready to join us every day for Pinball Weekend 2 at CBW!

 

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

Buffalo Women’s Pinball: The Holiday Silverball Crawl

December 30…the day before New Year’s Eve…in the afternoon….what else are you going to do?
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Join other women in a multi-brewery pinball tournament – it’s just $2 to enter plus coin drop.

The tournament will start promptly at 1 p.m. at Community Beer Works and we’ll travel to other locations in the following order:

Community Beer Works – 15 Lafayette Ave, Buffalo, NY
Buffalo RiverWorks – 359 Ganson St, Buffalo, NY
Thin Man Brewery – 492 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY
Resurgence Brewery – 1250 Niagara St, Buffalo, NY

The event will start/end adjacent from each other to promote carpooling and safe driving.

We will play 9 machines: your best 7 of 9 games will count. No playoffs. Tie breaker if necessary.

More than 15 players:

  • 1st Place: 50%
  • 2nd Place: 30%
  • 3rd Place: 20%

Less than 15 players: Winner takes all!

This event is IFPA endorsed and the results will apply to your IFPA Women’s World Pinball Ranking.

Fiesta Forever Winter Pinball Tournament – Jan. 19 @ GameOn!

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Three strikes tournament! All skill levels welcome! Open to all! Exclamation points!

When: 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 19, 2018

Where: GameOn LAN, 3660 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY

Format: 3 strikes tournament. Groups of 4 will be assigned a random game each round, with the players finishing in 3rd and 4th place each receiving a strike. In groups of 3, players that finish 2nd and 3rd will get a strike. Once a player receives 3 strikes, they are eliminated from the tournament.

If there’s fewer than 14 – 16 players, games will be one vs one instead of groups of four.

Limited to 32 players. Pre-register before Dec. 31 to secure a spot.

There will be a prize pool for “A” players and a prize pool for “B” players.  Top 3 in A and B will be paid out.

“A” and “B” players will face off against each other – there’s no separate matches, just separate prize pools.

  • A player:  Ranked between 1 – 4,999 in the IFPA
  • B player:  Ranked 5,000+ in IFPA, or unranked

After the tournament, you’re welcome to stay and play pinball all night long (all night).

Cost/Registration: $10 if you register by Dec. 31.  To do so, send via PayPal (family and friends, otherwise it will be sent back to you) to:  buffalopinball@gmail.com

After Dec. 31, the cost is $15 and can only register in person the day of the event.