Local Weekend Tournament

Saturday we had our first (non Gamestop sponsored) local tournament.  While not as many as hoped came, quite a few players showed up for an impromptu event that only had roughly less then a week's notice.  Roughly 15 local fighting fans showed up, along with five out-of-towners. 

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection and Street Fighter 4 were the only two games on hand.  Each bracket had 11 players in this double elimination, best 3 out of 5 classic-style throw down.

Initially, I had volunteered to help run brackets for only Street Fighter 4 (I had experience running and sponsoring my own tournament a few years back), but I ended up helping out for both games.  Didn't get to play too many games for that reason, but I did participate.

For those who don't know, it's pretty easy setting up players in the bracket at the beginning, but managing which players go where during the course of the tournament can be a pretty harrowing task.  Especially if there's an odd number players — those lucky people without a first match tend to end up as outliers that have to be placed correctly.

The final matches in the loser's finals for Street Fighter were simply amazing.  Our local player Ekie emerged as the winner in the loser's bracket and defeated the only player left standing in the winner's bracket twice — they played a total of 18 games, set at best 3 out of 5 matches.  There was also an amazing battle between two KC players (Axiom and The Founder) in Tekken.  I heard a few spectators comment how fast the battle looked.  They had never seen anyone play Tekken that quick.

The top three spots went to the KC players from out of town for Tekken, with our city taking first in Street Fighter.  Everyone had a great time!

(You can see the full results here for Tekken 5 and Street Fighter 4). 

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2 Responses to “Local Weekend Tournament”

  1. 1 Ivysgrandkid March 9, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    where;s the soul calibur haha

  2. 2 patapete March 10, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Sorry, no Soul Calibur ^^

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