Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

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Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby SaraAB87 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 3:59 pm

Anyone from here going to this event in Buffalo, NY? I will be there at some point on Saturday.

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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Drumheadz » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:02 pm

Me and a buddy from Ottawa should be there.

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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Pindude152 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:07 pm

Is it just a tournament? Is there also "convention" type activities?
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Honey Badger » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Pindude152 wrote:Is it just a tournament? Is there also "convention" type activities?


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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby SaraAB87 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:55 pm

Its just a tournament at a big pool and pinball hall however there are non-tournament machines to play, food trucks and sometimes a few other activities, its also a huge place, so there is plenty of room to walk around and socialize.
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Guard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:17 am

Great selection of machines when I was there last summer at the Pocket err.
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Craig » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:59 am

Craig is going!

My first event of this size, can't wait....
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby stevevt » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:06 am

Not really any non-tournament stuff at this event, but there are 3 tournaments:

1) Friday Classics
2) Saturday Classics
3) Main event with qualifying Friday and Saturday and finals Sunday

There's also a warmup event on Thursday the 17th at 7 pm that I'm running. It's at the same venue as the BPSO.
https://www.facebook.com/events/100930847188619/
Only 15 spots left for the warmup event. If it sells out ahead of time, you won't be able to sign up in person.

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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby brewmanager » Thu Aug 03, 2017 7:09 pm

I'll be there on Friday.

Also, for anyone who feels like more pinball and doesn't make the finals, Bluffs in scarborough is hosting a limited Best Game Classics and Modern tournament on the Sunday starting at 1 pm.
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby SaraAB87 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:14 pm

They probably have more pinball than last year, they also bring in special machines to use during the tournament. If anyone wants to say hi I am always up for a chat, I am not playing in the tournament.

For those not familiar with the area coming from out of town there is a huge mall nearby within 5-10 min of the venue and hotels within a few min of the venue as well. There are a ton of restaurants within the mall area. There is a polish restaurant within walking distance of the venue, literally right around the corner. The area now has Uber and Lyft so you can get around easier. If you are in the area and are staying a few days and are looking for even more pinball The Strong Museum of Play in Rochester, NY is about a 1 hour or a 1 1/2 hour drive from the venue and they have a lot of vintage arcade games and a permanent pinball exhibit to view, not to mention the entire museum.
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby kevin the 1984 kid » Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:32 pm

Im registered, Great venue to be at.

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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Craig » Mon Aug 21, 2017 1:14 pm

What an amazing experience at the 2017 Buffalo Summer Open.

I played against Robert Gagno - and lost

I played against Steve Bowden - and won! (a super nice guy too!)

I also got meet the many other Canadian players, (Ian Harrower, Jack Tadman and others....)

The level of play was incredible, I learnt so much, will definitely do it again sometime.
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby Honey Badger » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:17 pm

Ice Cold!!!!
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Re: Buffalo Pinball Summer Open 2017 August 18th 20th, Buffalo NY, Anyone from here going?

Postby SaraAB87 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 2:29 pm

I was only able to attend for a couple hours on Saturday night but I had a great time!

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