Colorado Pinball is Coming to Buffalo, NY!

Event Canceled 🙁

Unfortunately our travel plans have changed due to family circumstances so we won’t be making our annual trip to Buffalo. Sorry, friends.

Snow and Paul will be making their annual trip out to Buffalo, NY for Thanksgiving and sadly just can’t coordinate travel plans with pinball tournaments. So just like Jeff Teolis did when he came to Denver, we’re throwing ourselves a tournament! Nothing crazy, just group match-play with 2 hours qualifying and a 3 game finals round for the top 4 seeds.

This fashionable bison is wearing columbines in its mane. The columbine is Colorado's state flower, not marijuana.
Match-Play Tournament

When: Sunday November 25, 2018
Start Time: 6pm
Where: Misuta Chow’s 
Cost to Enter: $10 plus quarters to play games
Format: 4-player group match-play. 100% payout to top 3 finishers less the $1/player IFPA fee. Winner gets a trophy! 

Note: There is a 20 player cap.

Player Sign-up

This location has 5 machines which means there will be a 20 player cap. You can sign up between 5-6pm the day of the event but if you’d like to secure your spot, you can email Snow here.

Format Details - Qualifying

For the first round players will be randomly placed into 4-player groups and assigned a game. The winner gets 7 points, second place gets 5, third place gets 3 and fourth place receives 1 point. If 3-player groups occur, scoring will be 7-4-1.

The next round will work the same as the first. Match-Play software will be used to draw balanced group and game assignments.  Balanced pairing will be used rather than Swiss because this tournament is meant to be social! Hopefully Colorado will be in a group with all the ‘Buffalonians’ who come out to play as Paul likes to say.

We will play as many rounds as we can until we hit the 2 hour mark. The 4 players with the highest point totals by the end of qualifying will move on to Finals. 

Tie-Breakers

Should a tie-breaker be needed, the player with the most first place finishes will advance. If a tie remains, then second place finishes will be used. Then third place and fourth if required. In the super unlikely event that there is still a tie – we flip a coin.

We don’t want to keep you lovely people out all night on a Sunday.

Finals

The four players who advance to Finals will play 3 games with 7-5-3-1 scoring. The top seed will get to drive the bus! That means he/she will be able to choose all 3 games.

Once the game is selected, the second highest seed will get to choose their position, then seed 3 and seed 4. The top seed will take the remaining position. The top seed may instead choose to take their preferred position on a game, in which case the second seed will have their choice of game.

A player’s seed stays with them throughout finals, so game selection and player order follows the same rules stated above. No game can be played twice in the Final round.

Pay-outs

Pay-outs will be 100% of the total entry fees less $1 per player as that is paid to the IFPA for sanctioning this event so you can get your WPPRs!

1st place 50% of purse +trophy!
2nd place 30%
3rd place 20%

Thank you to Buffalo Pinball

Seriously, these guys are great! Please checkout their podcast and Twitch stream if you haven’t already. They’ve done so much to grow pinball both in Buffalo and at-large. Colorado loves you guys. <3

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