Mario Kart, Super Smash, and All-Ages DDR: it's a Tournament Weekend!

It's August, and you know what that means... the AADL-GT Super Smash Double Dash Championship Season Opener! It'll be the centerpiece of a weekend of tournaments that starts off Friday Night, 8/18, with an All-Ages Dance Dance Revolution Tournament from 6-9 PM in the Downtown Library's Multipurpose room. Prizes for Beginning and Advanced players, and all ages, from kids to teens to parents, welcome! We'll then start the GT Season Saturday, 8/19, at Noon in the Multipurpose Room with Team and Single Player Super Smash Bros. and Mario Kart Events for grades 6-12! Each event will award $40, $30 or $20 giftcards to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place players or teams. Please note that this event is planned to be broadcast live on CTN, comcast channel 18, so all players must have a signed release form on file. If you've brought one before, you don't need a new one, but all new players must bring a signed form to play!

Also, we've got a Mario Kart Tournament for Kids, Grades 1-5 on Sunday, 8/20, from 1-4 PM including prizes. Post a comment here if you have any questions, or register online for these events. Walk-ins are welcome, but be on time to be sure to get a spot in the tournament. Good luck, everyone, and we'll see you next weekend!

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it says saturday the 20th, but the saturday is on the 19th.....
im confuzzled


All the dates are a day ahead except the sunday one. Just a small error. It should be the 18th for DDR and 19th for round 1.
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ok


Whoops, you're right. Fixed. Thanks guys...


Quick question. Do the Smash tournaments have items disabled?


Few quick question how is the caln battle excactly going to work and what about commentators. Also will the scores from season 2 be archived somewhere so u can re view them during season 3. Glad to see reistration is up should prover to be an awesome season

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Bad driver use question marks for questions. I remember Eli saying they were going to wipe the scores off the site. That doesn't mean they might not come back once they get everything in line for this season. Personally, I'd prefer the DVD a month sooner over the season 2 scoreboard.

Items are set to medium. To quote the last thread last.
"Super Smash format will be 2-stock, 3:00 free for all, with the following bans:

Banned Stages
Hyrule Temple
Rainbow Cruise
Big Blue
Icicle Mountain
Poke Floats
Flat Zone

Banned Items
Heart Container
Maxim Tomato
Starman
Cloaking Device
Bob-Omb

Also DO NOT SAY ITEMS SHOULD BE BANNED. We have been though it like 7 times and we are not going to remove them.

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Duck i thought it was 2 minutes instead of 3, i personally don't care just lower chance for camping/sudden death
and pickwick and nishant, if the trouble monkeys don't get the roster fixed up in time can i get a spot in the foreign exchange? gracias
and whats you guys' aim screen names if you have one

and Eli if someone in our clan drops out mid-season can we replace the person or do we have to suffer that loss?

Kaboose:All I hear is that voice inside of our heads thats telling us to kill all our friends before they have the chance to kill us!


Hey ryan, when ur veiwing this plz realize that iv already registered us into team, so dont try 2 do it again... and we need that indian clan, nothing cud beat us, since all the indians that come 2 these things r good (except ankur, but i dont no how 2 spell his name)
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Ankur, the little one? He comes to these things?

Sravan, I'm not in the foreign exchange =P but our clan has a spot open, we have ownerer, lucky_fetus, me, shenron, someone whose name i don't know, and an open spot


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LISTEN UP ALL INDIANS!!!
NEXT YEAR is our time. and HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY for my indian brothers too, if we're ever in a match together we join like the minority we are

mdigit i'll join your clan if joe doesnt get the roster in time but can all you guys play mario kart well? you've seen me play right?
whats your clan called?

and we should be able to change clans mid season pleeeease eli??

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there clan doesn't stay 4 mario cart, and nishant y is shenron in when im not and im as good if not better then him

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


A clan that doesnt stay for mariokart doesnt stand a chance and will miss all the clan battles that they most likely wont quailfy for. Duck sorry i was hoping most people would be able to figure out it was a question when i state it as a question and say i have a question. I think question marks are dumb because the average person should be able to firgure out it is a question but that is a different question


haha no, our clan sucks at Mario Kart

And Rily, no, you are not as good as Eric, i can 3 stock you while i only 2 stock him =o


Bad driver I was just pointing out something that most young people don't use. I happen to like question marks and other forms of puncuation; They all have their uses. Sometimes it is easier to understand what is being written if the proper puncuation is used, serial commas are a good example. Plus in a large paragraph it allows people to isolate the questions that are being posed without rereading the paragraph. Not to mention that a statement can be turned into a question? Like so.

Yeah I don't have much hope for mdigits clan unless they manage to sweep melee in a round.
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yeah i agree of the importance of typing properly just when i am typing on these i usually type fast and that is why i dont use great grammar or puncutation or spelling which i dont think is that important on these forums


nishant stop saying that, that was oncce, it was a 2 stock, and it was my first match in a month and u keep basing my goodness on that one battle!

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


I stay for the DD part but the clan acts like since there really good at melee that they dont play DD because it's "mostly luck" and they will loose major points from it

also im not sure how there going to be playing in clan battles if they dont stick around through DD

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eric even told me i was as good as him at preseason

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


Im at his house, and he says that he said you were as good as him in mario kart

and trust me, i've played you and i've played him


Here is an acticle that points out the importance of commas. 2.13 million over a single comma.
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OK, here's what I've got in mind for the Clan Battle: Top 4 clans make it in. Each Clan chooses a 2-player Melee Team. We do a short round-robin tournament, so each team gets 3 matches. The bottom Clan is then eliminated, either by having the fewest wins, or based on head-to-head record if there's a tie. The remaining 3 clans each send 2 players to a series of 3 single player Mario Kart races. The two clans with the highest combined score after these 3 races will advance to the finals, where I'll announce the mystery game, and the clans will decide which two players to send into the final battle. One clan will emerge victorious.

We will be taking clan registrations at the beginning of each round, but your clan, once created, cannot be changed. The whole subbing thing is what we're trying to avoid with the clan system this year, so consider player's availability and commitment when you roster your clan, and remember that since only the highest scoring 4 players count towards your clan score, you can lose 2 players without it hitting you too hard.

As for commentary, for Round 1 and the Championships, commentary will be done by Tom and Leinad. For rounds 2, 3, and 4, we'll have the best of those who auditioned at the preseason (including you, Bad Driver) joining Major Tom in the booth.

We will have items excepting the banned ones Duck pasted. We will be resetting the leaderboard, and career scores will be temporarily going away, but they will be back.

Any other questions? Stay tuned.


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I really like the clan battle idea Eli can one of the people we send in to the mystery game also have played ssbm? Thats sort of an oblivious question but I still don't know.

Ok I guess I'm sticking with the trouble monkeys lol, i forgot about the top 4 scores thing that's why I was talking about subs.

Nishant Mario Kart isn't hard once you've played it enough just you have to know how to snake, I'm sure other vetrans know what that is.

I agree with Duck too, question marks stand out so they get people's attention and they'll answer your question. To get more of their question do the upsidedown question mark :)

And Who here has aim????

Kaboose:All I hear is that voice inside of our heads thats telling us to kill all our friends before they have the chance to kill us!


I have a similar question to Sravan. Will people who have participated in one aspect of the clan battle be able to compete in another?


What is the DSFriend Code that's required in the online registration?


Snake??? is that mini turboing. Earlier post was my brother. Clan battle sounds good but since the top 4 count shouldn't the clan battle of 2 melee teams and 2 kart teams. Also why is the kart single player because i think co-op would incorporate more teamwork. The DSF friend code is for the DS anywhere league unless u want to join that no need to worry.
Also with only one team and a single player event there isnt much teamwork and you really are just a 2 man clan.

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Snaking doesn't really work in Double Dash, the karts and courses are too slippery. Believe me, I've tried.
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You guys should have some all-ages SSBM tournaments.

Also, someone should play me for money in SSBM, except we turn items off.


snaking only works in mario kart DS, "veterans" would know that


you can snake in team

my clan is perfectly set up for the clan battle


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Banned Stages
Hyrule Temple
Rainbow Cruise
Big Blue
Icicle Mountain
Poke Floats
Flat Zone

Why are Rainbow Cruise and Poke Floats banned?


cause those courses are more about platforming than fighting, and SSBM is FIGHTING game


oh wow, i really hope you didn't just start an argument about melee with francisco x_x

good luck...


nishant can we have try outs at the ddr tournament? or can u ask aaron about it?

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nishant i need to talk on aim i should have my away message on 2marrow but i'll still be there

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


Yeah me and galen snaked last tournament and still lost somehow(those flippin blue shells ad red shells...basicly shells in general)

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yea i forgot to mention it's only a team kart thing
you can still mini turbo a lot in single kart on a spiral turn or something and gain a couple seconds of time
you know playing for money is gambling and gambling is against the law..just throwing that out there..

everyone here listen to the song "getting away with murder" by papa roach and tell me if you like it, LISTEN TO ALL OF IT the beginigng throws people off, it's amazingly awsome

who here has a myspace?

and trouble monkeys are awsome
ok i'm done

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yea snaking is mostly team kart thing, and my clan has practically mastered it, which is y we owned in team in the preseason. This'll be harder, but we will beat u all!!!
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ok im sure u guys are having fun with ur snaking. Eli for the end of year clan cup will u allow subs since it is the last one and u cant field a whole team


nishant if u dont respond im going t ohunt u down

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


hum i snake in single kart but me and bro won kart 3 times without snaking.


Wait so there's no subbing? hmm well if so

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our clan is screwed for this tourni


no dude we just need 4 people to go and we'll be fine
I know galen will go and I got 2 others willing to go if you need them
who here actully listened to the song "getting away with murder" by papa roach, it's soooo freakin awsome

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Sravan u need 6 only 4 scores count at each tourtament but if someone is gone than u would only have 5 people but still 4 scores would count so u need at least 4 people are tourney but 6 for a clan. NO SUBBING that really didnt work last year

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BTW Sravan, it's spelled Caboose, not Kaboose
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our clan will pwn u all Mwahahahahahaha, Mwahahahahahaha
Mwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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hum there is no logic or reason in that statement there isnt the we are better because blah blah that basicially was a war cry.
Well we will see about this pwning in the clan cup.

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Eli will u be limiting the number of entrants at this tourney


Aaron says I'm captain while he's gone...

That said, who are you?

Try outs can be at the DDR tournament if they have Gamecubes and SSBM discs available...


they do, thanks for finnaly responding ive been trying to figure this out for a week

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Eli under the community acsess cable listing (dont worry i dont regurally check them) The tourney is not listed on either of the 3 channels. Instead loyal fans will be watching stones school graduation is this true!

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i shall make my life long mission to change the clock so it's right!!!!

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!

I'm da wiena all da time!!!!


Ok so me, galen, derek, and taylor will be there i think... watever

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alright that sounds good Joe, limabean you will never meet up to Fransisco's standards I'm sorry but your just horrible from what I remember, unless you got better which i doubt that cause you spend your time spamming this blog
Fransisco I wanna play you again but not for dinero, just for fun your prolly a lot better than me now but I need some practice and I think you, Aaron, or Rupert can help me the most

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Yeah, bad news, guys... CTN won't be able to broadcast Round 1 live. However, we're going to put the whole thing online for on-demand viewing. Stay tuned.

As for clan subs in the Clan Cup at the championships, that's OK if your clan isn't all there, but the players who are present are the players who win the prize. We'll see how this clan battle goes and we'll tweak as we go, but for Round 1, you can send whatever clan members you want to each of the Clan Battle events, even the same two to all three.

There will be SSBM open play at the DDR tournament.


Although it is not cool that it wont be on tv ON-Demand viewing that is cool that way when i get home i can watch it. Can u make it downloadable

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Is it going to be a torrent file?

Also, why would CTN cancel the tournament broadcast? It seems to me that it would be one of their most viewed programs.

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CTN doesn't really care about the number of viewers and a high school graduation would have a lot of people. yeah updates on software does this mean a new leaderboard.

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is there gonna be any 1 v 1 matches at the tournament like there was at preseason, of is is all gonna be FFA?


Question: What is happening to Skillz Dat Killz this year? Are they staying around, forming a new clan, what?

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FJW most likely there will be 1 v 1
leinad noise machince and skillz dat killz are uniting to form bros and cos. Which includes the durskis,Monkeyman,doomblaze,D-rex and earnist da Chicken

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Sorry guys, I have to go watch Snakes On A Plane TOMORROW !!!!

Sravan, yeah I'll play you, and I'll tell Lima whether or not he's on the team. We don't have any good MKDD players, so that would be nice. Aaron and I are about as good as it's going to get for teams on SSBM. Then again, he's not there, so I'll have to be teaming with Nishant. I wish Rupert was still here :(.

Well, you know... I'll be at the DDR tournament for like 30 minutes, then I'll leave. So you better catch me then.


Snakes on a plane i heard that was going to be one of the dumbest movies ever. Oh well have fun.


EJK what time will you be doing these or is that secret news


pwnerer wat do u look like?

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yea, bros and co is the best of sdk and noise machine, so we r supreme.
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God if snakes really got on a plane all you'd do is decompress, collect the sleepy snakes and toss them out. Take all of 5 minutes.

Yes a torrent file would be great. I just got a DVD burner so that'd be nice. Umm what format would the data be in .avi, .mkv, .ogm, .vob? Oh this reminds me Eli, I saw a CCCP t-shirt on your son. Please tell me what that was a reference to. (I suspect it's the CCCP I have on my computer)


I agree, put it in some format that is burnable to a DVD. I have a DVD burner, and 25 DVDs, but since I went out and got the Red Vs. Blue DVDs at Gamestop, I've had nothing to burn.

Besides, maybe this way we'll get the DVDs on time... ;)
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Duck, CCCP is short for Союз Советских Социалистических Республик. Does that help? =)

I'm not sure about the format yet, but we will probably distribute it via a torrent.

I do plan to have 1v1 elims for super smash.


wait francisco what do you mean rupert isnt here anymore did he move? darn that sucks he took the title of fox master away from me lol i could have learned a lot from him.
good luck with the tournament everyone especially the trouble monkeys!!!!!
and ridin by chamillionaire is our clans theme song while we play mario kart
oh and i got this new titan watch, the next best thing to a rolex, it's really sweet just thought of sharing that
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Possibly this afternoon. I'll keep you guys posted.

Hopefully I won't have to stop the online access at all.

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What is the DS anywhere league and how would I find information about it?
You can definitely snake anywhere and on any course in MKDD and MKDS.
Here’s some videos to prove it:
MKDD Videos
MKDS Videos


Yes it does help, Eli. So it's the USSR and not the freeware program.

Yeah a .vob torrent would be the best although I've never seen one like that; .avi would be the best after that. If you put it in .ogm or .mkv it would help me figure out how to convert them into .vob.

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Those MKDD videos don't prove that snaking is practical. Even if you can snake perfectly with the Barrel Train (which is what they all used because it swings you the least) snaking is not practical in most situations. Every time you skid there is a certain amount of lateral movement which on say a spiral will slow you down because you actually move to the outside of the track. Plus when you are hit with a shell or other effect you always move either in the direction your kart is pointing or at a right angel to that direction, which means when in a miniturbo you are more prone to go off the track on a straight away. Plus hitting someone in a miniturbo is just so much easier because they can't maneuver and you know where they are heading. I almost never miniturbo yet I'm one of the best MKDD players at the tournament. I've never found miniturbos to be very helpful.


Those were amazing the thing is snaking is usueful in time trial yes but in regular kart it is very risky and u lose a lot of control of your kart but it might take off a second or so and adding an extra mini turbo here or there isnt a bad plant non-stop skid turns...Your choice. In about 24 hrs. and maybe 10 mins the tourtament will be starting

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Snaking helps a ton in races if the blue shell is turned off, or on something simple and straight like peach beach. With the blue shell on races are a shot in the dark. Some courses it's a bad idea to use in competitions. Especially Dino Jungle. You will fall off of the course multiple times if you do. Is there a DS league hosted here? I would love to play someone local. Snaking in races on the DS is a must though.


Duck you win because you use items and not superior driving. which isnt really bad because items are part of the game but,still not as much skill. Than of course you still win.
Sravan you arent going to be there saturday?

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This is the official Bad driver predictions and news of season 3
First off these are opinions so please do not feel like i might be insulting your skills i am simpilly just saying what i think what will happen.
Attendance attendance records will be smashed im predicting over 90 for august than back down to 80 for the rest of the season than a spike to 90 for the grands.
Single melee
ownerer,Sravan,Pickwick and tp2 all have been dominiant forces in this event and mostly likely will all place in singles once maybe twice. The reason the number is low because they need to say hi to somenew faces in the crowd like monkeyman, doomblaze,lucky fetus and several other people will all make some noise and trry to get to the top.
Team melee since i really cant remember teams names i will put one team down melee masters(TP2 and anti-snowman) Yet to be defeated and always destroy their opponents i think they will fall this season but still dominiant the event.
Single Kart
This event which is so luck orinted one would have a hard time making predictions but here it goes for some of the top folk. Duck(the man to beat right now),TP2,monkeyman,doomblaze,dale W,Jlingieas,Pickwick and many more and even the durskis might suprise some people. Who knows
Team Kart i really dont know any teams beside my clans and the trouble monkeys i think this event will come down to big name clans like bros and cos. who took 1 and 3 at the preason and Turtle clan who took 2nd and 6th we will have to wait and see

Clans
The clan battle system favors 2 dimensional clans which there are 2 big ones right now Turtle clan and Bros. cos i am leaving out VMC and TMC because i think the 2 superstars in those clans will take their clan to the battle often and go in far because the way u only need 2 but wont be able to get high seeding. Although i dont know all clans i think these 4 will be the big ones although one clan that could be interesting is an all girl clan that i believe is forming who believe are all new so that might be 9000 starting points! we will have to wait and see.

Eli and great staff
Eli will be cool like always and will run some great tourtaments although a couple will go slitly over schedule and ctn will drop round 1 broadcast he will still amaze us all

Thank you,good luck and see you all in a day

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Bad driver, while I use items better than most people, I very rarely do I ever make it into a easy driving situation. There are just too many things that complicate matters for me even when it's going well. So I know how to drive, I mean how many people can take the DK mountain jump without using the half pipe or a mushroom. I can unlock staff ghosts and I can pull uturns. I just drive in a different manner because I like it and it works. So don't say I don't know how to drive! I've had races that gave me nothing in the way of items yet I still was able to pass a few people without even hitting them.

Did none of you read Eli's post on girl and new member bonuses. They don't stack. An all girl clan would only receive 6000 points even if they were new.


You really should do crew battles. They have the most "clan" spirit in them. Take the top 8 clans, (or 16, not sure) and let them have a crew battle. Each battle would take 30 minutes and 1 tv, so you could do all 4 (assuming top 8 clans) in about a half of an hour. This is assuming 4 stock 8 minute, but it could be lowered to three stock 6 minute if you have to. Also, for time's sake, you should do only 4 players from a crew. You could also do a round robin style, but that would probably be a lot longer. Well, the point is that it fits the clan theme so nicely...


What about people in grade 17 who want to play mario kart?


Nnnnnnnnnnnope. Unfortunately not. We do hold some Adult tournaments for Mario Kart and Super Smash Melee, but that's about it.
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Duck i dont believe i said you were a bad driver if that is what u heard i am sorry. I meant to say that an easy way to tell if a person is good is by mini turbos of course there are exceptions to this rule like you. Also if you didn't notice i put you as the man to beat in Kart. And you are probally right about the girl thing i just guessed

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what's with the snub bad driver
I'm the best in my clan at mario kart
even my team members agree
john in a box: yup


Hey, is there per-registration for the tournament tomorrow?
I looked at the post, and they only have the pre-registration for the weird little kids one on sunday.

Hey, guys!-Much joy muffin


Check your age designation, and make sure you're listed as a "Teen". If that doesn't do it, I have no idea what's wrong and have been rendered totally useless for right now.
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Muffin (although you won't read this in time) you might have just been unlucky and they were doing software updates and took the pre-registration down for a second. So try to
pre-reg again.

DDR went well Ian K won, Ryan Yi 2nd, Julian got 3rd, lucky 7 guy (look below) got 4rd, I got 8th. We had a guy score 7777777 on one song.