Super Smash, DDR, Karaoke Revolution and More: This Weekend!

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

We've got a weekend of multiplayer mayhem lined up for you at the library, starting off with a Super Smash Bros. Melee Tournament for ages 13+, Friday Night, 2/24, from 6-9 PM at the Downtown Library. First prize $40, Second prize $30, third prize $20.

Then, on Saturday, 2/25, we've got an all-ages Dance Dance Revolution tournament from Noon-3 Downtown, immediately followed by our first ever all-ages Karaoke Revolution tournament, from 3-5! So you can dance, but can you SING? These tournaments will feature the lovely and talented Edith as your MC, and the format will be similar to our DDR tournaments, with qualifying duets for score, and then elimination. Both tournaments will have $40/$30/$20 prizes, so if you're a double threat, you can win big. Games will be either Karaoke Revolution volume 3 or Karaoke Revolution Party, with all songs unlocked. Check out songlists here.

We'll then head into midwinter break with Open Play events, including DDR Mario Mix, Donkey Konga, Monkey Ball, and more, Sunday, 2/26 and Monday 2/27, from 1-4, for grades 5 and under, and Teen Open Play, Tuesday, 2/28 from 1-4.

So, brave the winter winds, get downtown, and warm up with some hot competition this weekend!

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First Post
I didn't realize that the tournament was this week. I haven't practiced at all.
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Second post, i doubt i can come, since ill b going skiing if my knee is ok by then. If i cant...
How do u ko your friend 15 times in a 5-stock battle?
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Eli, my wife and I are interested in attending the Karaoke Revolution tourney but had a few questions. What exactly are "qualifying duets" and are we able to pick the songs or are they chosen at random?


We'll be using duet sing-off mode, and you'll be grouped into pairs of your choosing. As a pair, you'll get to sing two songs of your choice (each person gets to pick the song once), and each player earns their game score. We add up the score each player earned during their two songs, and take the top singers on to elimination. So basically, each player has the possibility to earn 100,000 points total, on songs of their choice.

You can choose your judging level, but only judging level medium or higher will go on to the prize round brackets.


What about song choices after the duet mode? Are those chosen by the participants or randomly selected?


Wait doomblaze are you referring to the time where i said that i 6-stocked my friend in a 5-stock macth?

"No one gets out of life alive."


I think he's referring to a different scenario: one in which he plays one character while his friend is in charge of three controllers; thus becomes possible the action of 'fifteen-stocking' a person in a five-stock battle.


Eli please awnser my question can i come to the melee tourtament event hough i am not 13 but i have attended a GT event
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thx pickwick but you could also take the lazy way out and lie about it
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Pickwick about the list thing it was more of a comment between me and doomblaze but yes most certanitly if there was a list u would beon it. Eli can i go to the melee tourney

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Bad driver, although the event is technically for ages 13 and up, I won't turn you away. Feel free to come.

Omokusaki, once we pass into the elimination rounds, in each match, the higher seed has the right to pick the song, however, they are free to consult with their opponent if they want to be nice. Things are usually pretty collegial, but basically, good performance wins you the right to pick your song in elimination.


Thank You very much Eli. Thank you thank you. Even though i am very confident i wont win anything. These tourtaments arre very fun. Sorry for asking so many times. How will the tourney be formated. # of stock ban items elimination etc.
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Again thanks Eli. Can i push even more 4 a kart tourney.
Also this an idea for the future is that there is a series of minitourneys in the summer ad the pre season is the grand champioship for those. Also Eli is there any chance i can try commentating at the melee open tourney.

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i cant wait for the melee tournament, havn't touched a gamecube controller since december =)


Same here except i have been doing some time trials in MKDD
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I just found my GCN controller and it doeesnt work

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I finally finished buying parts for my computer. A word of advice to anyone who is planning on building a computer. You can get a decent CRT at the U of M's property disposition for $15. You can also get other things like $5 cd drives. $25 iMacs. Or even cheap desks chairs and other things U of M doesn't need anymore.

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darksoul you go to huron?
ironic tp2 that I posted like two minutes after you..


wro r u dark prince have u come to the tourtaments bef4 and just switched ur name or r u a newbe

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is it 2 stock 2 min? im coming, but i know that monkeyman isnt, will there be team (im guessing no, but im not sure)? and ya, your right pickwick. Whos "retiring" before the season begins? it's kinda sad, out of my friends, only monkeymans challenging to beat, sometimes. Almost everyone else i can beat with any1
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no

i hate the 2 mintues 2 stock matches...its so easy 2 mess up =(


Doomblaze When you said everyone else did you mean out of your friends or just everyone else in the entire universe?

"No one gets out of life alive."


Bad Driver
"I don't expect to win anything"
Do the words "You guys should come to the Super Smash Tourney, you have a great chance of winning something, I plan on winning on something myself," ring a bell?


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What r u talking about mark. R u being sarcastic or something.

I don't except to win anything at a smash tourney. Some very good adults come.
Also doomblaze i am pretty sue monkeyman is coming or i misunderstood what he was saying.
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I never actually saw the winner play last time.....
Was he good? In what sort of style did he play?


my brother lost to some guy who used fox and forced u offf the edge and then used his reflector shield. Really wierd
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bad driver, by brother is not coming
I am But I'll probaly be a little late


never mind he is going, his ski trip doesn't leave until saturday morning.


So, Doomblaze you really that good in Melee? You can beat anyone? Hmmmm thats tight, ill most likely be there, but i havent played melee, since last tourney...as i did all season never playin inbetween except on occasions forced on me by Pickwick the Second lolz, Well i cant wait, me and Pickwick ready to have fun and chill....and eat delicious....oh so delicious pizza!

Relax, Enjoy, Play, Sleep for in the end it all tasttes like chicken, and yes, chicken tastes good <(^_^)>


dragoon black thier probally wont be pizza. Thats what i though d-rex
btw what is the new bros and co symbol going to look like
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Yep, tomorrow should be fun. See you after school, DragoonBlack!
I hope they don't put us against each other in the semifinals *again*; that was a lose-lose situation if there ever was one.
Good Luck to all, and may the best Pickwi...player win!!!!!!!!!!!!


Darn I have to work today and can't go to smash bro =*( I'll be at the DDR tournament though =)

~Ryan Yi


Yes may the best *cough cough* Player win, lolz , your ont slick Mr.White

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our symbol is in the works


Dragoonblack you say, that sounds familiar

I knew I shouldn't have wiped my @$$ w/ my hands


Hello Yoshi
cool d-rex
c ya u all tonight and pickwick i dont know if you know but since it is 13+ some really good people come.
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pickwick you wanna a one on one match?


Yay i can come to the tornament today!
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[ gtlogo:SDK] Ryan. wuts ur new logo anyway? flare, i meant friends...(duh no?)

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crap, i'm gonna be late ;_;


See you all soon.

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tourtament in 20 minutes.
predictions
1.random person
2random person
3random person

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Hey, does anyone know if you have to register or if it costs money?

I'd really appreciate it!

~~VinnY~~


No all of these tourtaments are free. Eli do u think u could have gotten double elimination or an extra qualifaction round because it isn't even 9 yet and i am at home and the tourney started late. I was suprised there was a lot less older people than i thought
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who won? bad driver the guy ur brother lost to is my new hero because he used the waveshine and the shine spike. i can NEVER do that but it's so awsome when u see someone do it.

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dont know who u r talking about sravan. Not sure whi won nice to know. I dont think Monkeyman or pickwick won because they would be on the blog if they did.
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Eli Can the library organize some outside event, like a tennis match, track/cross-country race, 3 on 3 soccer event and so on. I think you would get even a better turnout than the AADL-GT tournaments.


Snowman that has nothing to do with the library. Video games are a branch of media and the library provides media. Also this is a unique oppurtunity tourtments are sparse for video games. there is probally 25 soccer legues in the city 40 tennis tourtaents a year. And a cross country race r u kidding me. The library doesnt have a track outside or a tennis course. So basicially u r asking the library to rent somewherer so it can have a tourtment have athletism that doesnt bring people to the library just have aadl posters as you run.
"If you don't offer them something that has value to them now, you're going to be irrelevant to them for the rest of their lives. It's not a risk we can afford to take."
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Basicially the purpose of these events is to get people in the library. That is what the whole teens program is for. So it will be a parten they will keep for the rest of there life.
Not to be mean matt but that idea was one of the worst i have heard from you. It also gave me a chance to use a quote from Eli. Also my brother says to respnd from his xfire invite. Sorry matt couldn't resist.
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i am bored

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Eli u r still awesome but, i think it was time to change the quote to another quote u made. I think u made at least i found it on google. good quote

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Happy birthday Nemo.

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I got fourth place in the tournament, but first I was third place until Evan Augustine took my place. Ian was awesome as well!

The Loser will conquer all!!! (Cough...cough...*gag*)


Loser do u know who won

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Ownerer won; I don't know who came in second, because I didn't get to play them, but I three-stocked ckx to take third.


Thaks pickwick

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i did horribly... didnt even make it to the elims cause i dodged bomb in sudden death instead of shielding it... i 3-stocked tp2 in open play tho (thats good right?) michael, stop spamming... u've put in about a third of the posts...
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i just reply to every post. Over break i have very little to do sorry arjan and i also try to keep my posts relativity short and most of the time they pretain to the argument going on.

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"If you don't offer them something that has value to them now, you're going to be irrelevant to them for the rest of their lives. It's not a risk we can afford to take."
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nooooo i should have come, i beat ownerer at aaron's party in december but i probably wouldnt have been able to beat him again. what about aaron and rupert how did they do?

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Ownerer did NOT win, Rupert beat him in the final, even though Ownerer had 3-stocked Rupert earlier that day. In addition, in the semifinal, Rupert (Uncle Meat) accidentally killed himself a few seconds into the match, and his opponent, CKX, chivalrously took a reciprocal dive out of fairness. However, that ultimately cost CKX the match, sending him to face Pickwick in the consolation match.

I saw Rupert later offer to cash out his giftcard and split it with CKX, which was very honorable of him, even if CKX didn't take him up on the offer. Aaron had a tough loss to Rupert in the quarterfinals, getting KO'd by the second bomb to fall at the end of Sudden Death.

It was a fantastic tournament. Things went very smoothly, even considering the large turnout (81), and the atmosphere was great.


I did horrible at the tournament. I had two problems. First of all I didn't really want it that much because melee isn't my favorite game and I knew that no matter how much I practiced I couldn't beat those college students (who ended up not coming). Secondly I didn't practice (except for two minutes an hour before the tournament.

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YAY GO RUPERT!!!!!

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I have three things to say: Oops, congratulations, and wow, would I have liked to have seen that battle(not necessarily in that order)! That reminds me; Eli, Your Excellency, would it be possible, in future, to have the last two matches run one right after the other, so that the third-and-fourth place finishers could see the final? So long as time permits, of course...


Yeah for DDR, Erin got first, Wayne got second, and Dance master, who I lost to, bot third. Ian I think got 4th.


yea post at library. Maybe i will go pwn some little kids at Mariokart.

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I hope you don't Bad Driver. That would be horrible.

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AAAAAAAAUUUGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!

I was last able to use my computer on the Sunday before the last week of school because my brother downloaded too much stuff which fried it! Now i can't use it and so I missed the thing on Friday! Also my parents MADE me go to Florida with them to visit my grandmother! I said I had very important things to do like the tournament but they made me go anyway!
So if your guessing, I am using my grandmother's computer right now.

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P.S. This delete button is really ticking me off because it is just as small as all the other buttons!


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6000 Posts!!!

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I don't think it is a big accomplishment if you made the three before it.

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say that to tom he did it 6 before it

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Well, I was just posting my big rant about going to Florida, I noticed that it said post-5997 so I gave it a shot.

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Well, sorry you had to miss it; the tournament was a lot of fun.
Who will be there for Open Play tomorrow?


I might not come it depends on if i wake up in time

"No one gets out of life alive."


Ha! Same here! It also depends on whether there will be anybody else there...


Heh, I extend a congratulatory high five to Evil Bus Driver, for being the holder of the 6000th post.
*High Five*
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5000th comment poster!
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Birds of a feather....
[mildly ironic tone]Who do you think will get the 42,768th post?[/mildly ironic tone]
Though, of course, I'm hardly in a position to ridicule either of you for your obsession, given my early fixation on putting in the longest post....


I just have a general quesiton (excuse my newbieness people, I'm new here): Which DS Friend Code are we supposed to enter in the info box!? Becaue I have both MKDS and AC:WW and I don't know which one to enter. >_<
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The friend codes people have posted have all been MKDS codes and we are doing a MKDS online tournament so I would put the MK code in. When you see a Code broken up into two separate parts 112233 445566 like that it would mean MKDS. ACWW is broken into three parts of four 1122 3344 5566. At least that's how the games do it.

ACWW is one of the few DS games that does have DS in it's acronym.

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Uh, the DS stuff isn't quite finalized yet. It got pulled along with another update I made last weekend. It won't do anything yet.

It's for the upcoming DS Anywhere league. Stay tuned.

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*doesn't notice the High Five until a day later*

*High Fives Tom whose been standing in a hive five stance for a day*

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Well, that was fun. Just for the record: Nishan is very, very good at chain-grabbing.


i've never actually chainthrowed a human fox, i've just practice on computers :P

and you spelled my name wrong ._. its Nishant


Oh, yeah...Sorry!
You have "chainthrown" a human fox before--me-- and no fewer than 25 times, if you'll recall.


lol, more like 26


26 is not a lesser number than 25, though, I admit, the number in question was much greater than the lower limit I suggested.


you hurteded my head o.o


hey i remember u m digit or w/e. i pronounced your name midgit lol sorry about that. he's like my protoge or however u spell that.

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^Sravan, I didn't get a thing you just said here.^

btw, this is my last day in Florida. If anyone wants a Sharktooth as a souvenier (I found them) post and I'll bring them to whichever event I next go to. I'm only giving out like 5 or 6 so post quickly.

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P.S. I'm still pissed off at this Delete button because it's so small. I often make mistakes because I Capitalise almost everything so I have to go back and correct that and I find myself pressing slash a million times.

P.P.S. AND I'm using AOL so the BACK button is smaller than the pointer! I keep finding myself pressing IM or Write.

P.P.P.S. And I dont have my PS2 (more like my brother's). All I have is Gamecube. I mean Gamecube is fun but not when all you have is Mario games because I sold all of my games to buy the DS. The DS is what saved me but I also had the ZELDA collector's addition so I played through Majora's Mask. I'm getting bored, someone help me!

P.P.P.P.S. AAAAAAAAUUUGHHHHH! I WANNA GO HOME!!!!!!!


i didn't get what you said either :P