AADL-GT Round 1 Results: TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT

This past weekend's tournaments included the AADL-GT 2006 Season Opener, and to the Turtles did go the spoils as the Savage Brothers and Turtle Clan flew to the top of the season leadboard, with [gtplayer:143] taking first place in both the single-player and team Mario Kart events, [gtplayer:146] making his way to the finals 3 times, and both of them leading their Clan to victory in the first ever Clan Battle. Read on for full details.

The afternoon began with single-player Super Smash Bros. Melee with 90 entrants. The absence of heavy hitters [gtplayer:483] and [gtplayer:340] left a power vaccuum that brought several new faces to the semifinal round, but ultimately the familiar and formidable [gtplayer:168] of Clan Bros & Co (a fusion of last season's Noise Machine and Skillz Dat Killz) claimed victory and $40, vanquishing the 2nd-place rookie and $30 winner [gtplayer:806], while the $20 3rd place prize went to melee veteran [gtplayer:606], who defeated [gtplayer:146] in his first trip to the single-player melee finals, where he won another t-shirt.

We continued into the Team Melee Event with 40 teams registered. Time limits once again forced a single-elimination tournament, essentially, setting up finals where team 8-ball ([gtplayer:504] and [gtplayer:742]) took First prize, leaving BEATUSANDDIE ([gtplayer:737] and [gtplayer:738] of new clan We Are Hard) to Second prize. Team Bad Dog ([gtplayer:146] and [gtplayer:170]) of Turtle Clan took Third prize, defeating The Team (GT Veterans [gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:334]).

On to Mario Kart Single-Player Race, featuring 84 contenders getting 2 races each. Only 4 players -- [gtplayer:140], [gtplayer:197], [gtplayer:146], and [gtplayer:457] -- took first in both their races, and after elimination rounds, we reached a final race that read like a who's who of GT Kart superiority and Clan Dynasties: 3 players from Bros & Co., 2 from Turtle Clan, 2 from the Troublemonkeys, and 1 Vaccinated Monk. When that final race was over, the mighty [gtplayer:143] was once again victorious, with [gtplayer:197] taking Second prize, [gtplayer:139] taking Third, and [gtplayer:736] taking Fourth.

Heading into the Team Mario Kart event, Turtle Clan was in the lead with Bros & Co. nipping at their heels, with the final two spots in the Clan Battle there for the taking as other clans, new and old, jockeyed for position. 36 teams entered, and after a hotly contested final race, [gtplayer:143] and his brother were again triumphant, as BigTeeth ([gtplayer:820] and [gtplayer:377]) took Second, half-troublemonkey GetDoon ([gtplayer:823] and [gtplayer:175]) got Third, and Durski-powered Bros & Co team LardinaBox ([gtplayer:198] and [gtplayer:736]) finished in Fourth.

With the 4 regular events complete, it was time for the first of 4 monthly Clan Battles for the 4 Clans that racked up the most total points during that day's events. While clans could have up to 6 players, only the top 4 players scores counted for each clan, so be sure to check out the Clan Leaderboard to see which Clans had depth and which barely squeaked by. At any rate, this month's 4 Contender Clans were the Mighty Turtle Clan, with 6470 points, Bros & Co with 5625, Black Shark Clan in a distant third with 2620, and rookie Clan The Pocket Rockets with 2475. The first round of the Clan Battle was a short Team Melee Round Robin tournament which eliminated the Kart-centric Black Shark Clan. Next came two 6-player Kart Races with two players from each clan, which eliminated the Pocket Rockets, who could not compete against the formidable skill and experience of Turtle Clan or Bros & Co. Finally, the Durski Brothers of Bros & Co. faced off against the Savage Brothers of Turtle Clan in the Clan Battle Suprise finals: Mario Power Tennis! In a single 6-game set (where the first game stayed in Deuce for over 5 minutes), Turtle Clan was finally victorious, winning the first Clan Battle and cementing themselves high atop the leaderboard.

The GT season continues with Round 2 September 16th at Noon. Also don't miss a Super Smash Tournament for 13+ Friday Night, 9/15, featuring our first ever item-free tournament, after which, I'll expect all you item-haters to shut up forever. =)

Comments

BEATUSANDDIE got second in Team Melee, not third, we lost to team 8-ball in the finals, and we each got 15 bucks


omgsupaspazz! NO ITEMS!


Yeah Bad dog got 3rd not 2nd. Eli u make a third and a fourth sound very impressive with the three finals. The turtles did take all the spoils that round. No items wow that should prove to be an interesting tourtament. The thing about that tourney was my main event Single Kart i did the worst in. Also for the elimniation rounds can baby park be banned because there is way too much luck. I know this isnt possible but for the qualfing no races on special cup to save time and for finals no races on mushroom cup to encourage skill.
Oh whens the video going to be up?

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AADL-GT: Videogame tournaments from the Ann Arbor District Library


Can we switch the team melee to double elimination? The way it is now it is single elimination, with a two round guarantee. I think that if we play double elimination, teams that have a bad round will not be punished so severely.

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bow chicka bow wow
we'll be better next tournament now that I'm finally over jetlag
and joe did you call me yesterday, i was watching teledega nights with a couple of friends, if so then send me a email on gmail or a myspace message, i'll look at it tommarow
and anyone here has a myspace? does the library have a myspace? eli? erin? kip? diego?
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Double elimniation makes perfect sense since you will get your guranteed 2 matches and since this is a library event you dont want to do single elimniation. Double would elimniate the bad round factor and you could make it so 1-0 and 1-0 teams ply eachother and 3-1 and 3-1 teams play eachother so there are more equal match ups

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sweeeeet im formidable. Should i save my gamestop cards 4 a wii or get a game soon? i cant decide... woot no items. and i agree w/ tp2, having 1 bad round screws u up so much... (except in clan battle)
I AM GOSU I WILL PWN U I AM L33T[gtlogo:SDK]


Is there going to be an online video of the tourtament?

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It's coming, I'm sure... Just have patience...
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ok well it will be sweet whenever it gets here


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I'll wait for the video feed. I mean the video occupies 100 gigs raw so anything that slims it down helps. Otherwise any form of download would take months.


Hey when is the guitar hero tournament?

*COUGH* *COUGH* I love DDR *COUGH* *COUGH*


Today is the one week anniversary of round one. 3 weeks till round 2. Will any other clans challange the formidable bros and cos and Turtle clan. Eli for commentating what am i suppose to wear is it the jacket and gt shirt?

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its going to be very hard to compare stats from last year because of the point inflation. Also i think a good melee player gets more points than a good mario kar player because they have more elimniation rounds and qualifying. It doesn't really matter just thought that i would point that out


waveshine =o


Eli, you've really got to change the team melee results, cuase i got the points for third place, but me and my team mate juggleguy, finished 2nd, we're being robbed of points here


3 weeks until we face off again michael!
I AM GOSU I WILL PWN U I AM L33T [gtlogo:SDK]


Doubt i will make it that far again. Although i am always up for a friendly match. Fried jellywalnut you arent being robbed any points check out your score. Eli just messed up the results a little.

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Sorry about that mix-up, it's all fixed. The video stream of the event will take a little longer than I had hoped because we weren't able to capture to disk. We had to capture to tape, which means that we still need to capture from tape to disk before we can compress it for the web. Stay tuned!

Guitar Hero is 10/13 from 6-9 PM. Format will be very similar to our DDR tournaments depending on turnout.


oh man thats too bad hopefully it will get out though. Got a jacket today for 2.50

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Excellent, you have now learned the joys of Value World. It will be a valuable (no pun intended) lesson for you to have learned.
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yes tom i did learn the joys of value world,Saint vincent depaul store and the dollar store. No i am not cheap :). Tom what excactly shoud i wear and who else is commentating?

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I'm not totally sure on who's commentating other than us...

The outfit Leinad and I had last time was Navy Blue jacket on the outside (it is Navy Blue, right?), with the AADL-GT t-shirt underneath, and just jeans on the bottom. It adds a bit of proofessionalism, whilst reminding us that we're commentating on a video game tournament.

And don't worry, you're not being cheap, just... *thrifty*.
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ok im good with everything except the GT shirt but i will wear it. I got a navy blue one so i hope it is navy blue. Thrifty does sound better i agree.


so if we can look at it on computers can we download it in quicktime format so we can put it on our ipods?
why do you care so much about what you wear to a video game tournament, thats really pathetic
"OMG I'M WEARING THAT BILLZARD T-SHIRT IT"S GONNA LOOK SOOO FABULOUS!!!! I KNOW LIKE TOTALLY GIRLFRIEND"

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We're being the commentators, and we're going to be on TV.

...Idiot.
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be on TV humm... public ascsess they let anybody on that, but it is still TV

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hahaha tom got made fun of by a freshman hahahahaha

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Actually joe i think it is the other way around.


when is that friday night open play smash thing?


FjW: It's not an open play, it's a tournament for ages 13+, and it's 9/15 at 6 PM at the Downtown Library.

Also, Tom is forgetting that I made them wear sportcoats, because I thought it would be a funny nod to sportscasting tradition, and it was. So there.

Sravan, we will certainly make an ipod-ready version of the tournament.


Deciding what your going to wear 2 weeks in advance is the most pathetic thing I've ever seen.

And thanks about the ipod Eli.

lol got made fun of by a freshman, I'll remember that when I become a sophmore
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Sravan, you just plain don't listen, do you. Eli is the one making us wear these. I think the problem stems from your jealousy of the fact that you're just plain not as cool as us.
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*laughs because tom thinks hes kool*
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Ummm, you're one to talk, Doomblaze.
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am i like the youngest person here?because everybody keeps talking about how they are a freshman or sophmore and im in 8th grade

also, eli I dont think i qualify as a veteran (top-o-page)

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


this areguement is dumb. get over it both of you


Tom is cooler than you doomblaze =P

I <3 Tom!


your not alone as an 8th grader limabean. their were many big middle schoolers in this series but most of them are in high school now or 8th grade and not many younger stars have risen


i c

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Again i am going to sugges double elimniation format for team melee it wont take that much longer and it wont be single elmniation which really takes away the more fun part of the tourtament and makes it a lot more competive. Who agrees?


im not exatcly clear on wat your talking about but im going to agree anyway

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basicially a double elimniation tourtament with people playing people with equal records ex. 1-0 plays 1-0, 0-1 plays 0-1.


Bad driver, you are spending a "border-line" obsessive amount of time on this blog...ya know i'm just sayin that was F.Y.E. And also the reason tom is not cool anymore is because he's claiming how cool he is on a blog to a freshman instead of just putting him in the trashcan on freshman friday. tsk tsk tsk. don't worry sravan your in my clan i will make sure you stay garbage free hahahaha

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Real double elimination instead of the defacto single elimination we've been doing for team melee is a great idea bad driver, but our software isn't set up to handle that, and I'm not sure we can add that feature by Round 2. Maybe Round 3, though, or we'll come up with a cheat.

Sravan, bad driver asked Tom a question. Tom answered. Methinks TheKoolAidGuy doth protest too much. And Joe, borderline obsessiveness is heartily encouraged around here.


double elimination sounds great, but it might be more practical to just increase the stock and time slightly, so that there will be less chance of experimental error. A lot of great teams got kicked out during the qualifying rounds because of experimental error.

Tom does have a point, mr. koolaid. could you please read other people's posts before you post.

Also, I do not know if this was ever discussed, but would it be at all possible to split the event so that smash occurs one weekend and Kart on the other. A lot of people attend and a good fraction of them just participate in one game. Also, it takes up a lot of time when you have that many events with that many people. It also says in the Gamecube instruction booklet to not play more than one hour straight. (the comments above are predicted to be subjected to massive retaliation, my only request is that the language remains appropriate).

"Ambition is the last refuge of failure"-Oscar Wilde

Auf Wiedersehen-


Joe, Tom's in college so he can't put Bad driver in a trash can.

We've mentioned moving it to two weekends but these events aren't the only ones going on at the library. So moving to two events has a number of problems. 1 it means we have to set-up and remove the cubes, commentary booth and everything else twice, something Diego and his team are not interested in doing (Plus all the library staff have other duties at the library). 2 we run into conflicts with other programs more, both other library events and personal conflicts (Most of the kids have outside lives), so people that want to attend both events are more likely to miss one. 3 it puts a large monkey wrench in clans. So overall splitting the GT wouldn't work out so well, but we do try to have other gaming events. Like the upcoming melee tournament.

The instruction book says 1 hour straight not because the system can't handle but for user safety. It's only if you are sitting down and playing during the entire hour should you stop for a while. We never have someone actually playing the entire time.


Ok Eli double elimniation would be awesome because with the qualfiying rounds you just get massive tiebreakers.Duck i think Tom was putting sravan into a trash can. I agree with duck that having both on the same weekend is a great idea. Airforce just doesnt play kart so he goes up to the library. Air force why dont you do kart it is pretty easy to learn.
joe the reason i post so much on the blog is 1. I usually only post when i have nothing better to do(like now when i just waske up)2. When i am playing a round based shooter and can be out of a game for a couple minutes so i check the innernet and i try when i post to something worthwhile.

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*laughs because nishant says tom is cooler than me* btw im an eighth grader 2 limabean, like about 15 other people their. I think the only "young stars that rose" were us michael considering how much money and exp we came out with (geekiness FTW), and the fact that were really high up on the leaderboard.
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yeah bros and cos all started as middle schoolers and about 4 of the 5 people i know on the leaderboard in the top 10 are middle schoolers or started their careers as one


lol i was just trying to get a laugh out of some people but I'll stop.
Does anyone here have xbox live and play halo 2,give me your gamertag and tell me what your highest ever was. Mine was a 29 but i lost it cuz i had noobs on my team.

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bow chicka bow wow


The GT season continues with Round 2 September 16th at Noon. Also don't miss a Super Smash Tournament for 13+ Friday Night, 9/12. One of those dates is wrong a saturday and a friday four days apart.


Doomblaze is in 8th grade, Tom is in college. Doomblaze just used geekiness, Tom's had a girlfriend. Yeah, Doomblaze I can't see how Tom could be cooler than you!

Sorry Bad driver I was up too early to identify the freashmen that was to be trashcanned. The 12th is a Tuesday.


Oop, good catch Bad Driver, it should be Friday 9/15. Also, as Duck said, Airforce, I'm not interested in splitting tha audience over two weekends at higher production cost. We had 101 players at round 1, so 90% of them played smash and 84% of them played kart. Simply put, most of the attendees play both games, I don't think this is a problem at all.

You just want more pizza.


you know you're cool when you can win 40 points in special cup

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yes you must be joe.


haha Tom is much more cooler than you, he doesn't have a huge ego =P


i dont think this is the place to rate coolness. Tru dog says turtle clan is beast and they will p00wn


if you are saying that i have a big ego, i was making a funny joke when i said you are cool if you can get 40 points on special cup. I am sure that over half the people at these tournaments including myself have done that and that was the point of me saying that.

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over half joe


nah joe, he was talking 2 me. and if by turtle clan david means u and your bro then yes, u will Po0oN (that 1000 point difference is crazy)[gtlogo:SDK]


Doomblaze ur ego is larger than your HEAD

(Clan logo removed: non-member) -ejk


wow... that was one of the worst insults I have ever seen.

Whatever happened to pickwick?

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Well Tru dog is higher ranked than monkeyman right now at #8 and Airforce (or whatever he is going by right now) had a bad tourtament

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who is airforce and wat clan is he in and also if a clan needs a new member i'm clanless, sort of

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


I'm talking with him right now. He was at Band camp for the last tourny but he should showup next round.

I don't like that p.p.e. or whatever used my clans logo. I'd like someone, in the moderator sense, to remove it.


Hello people in my clan (We Are Hard???) can you email me with some icon ideas?
thnx

*no items*


Hes in turtle clan

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i dunno, its kinda hard to have an icon for a clan called "We Are Hard", maybe i should've thought of a different name, but Matt we did prett good at the tourney, considering we only had 3 people. We got 1st and 2nd at doubles smash, and we make all made it past qualifying for everything


Hey is Mike Hilton going to be in our clan?

I'll try to make an icon to the best of my ability

NO ITEMS


is the video going to be up before round 2 or not?


"We got 1st and 2nd at doubles smash"

to this i'd like to say....Juggleguy is TOO good


MDidget, I crush him in both a Marth ditto and with my ICs, like in a 4 stock match on FD w/ no items, I would beat him by 2 or 3 stock


and idk whether mike hilton is gonna be in our clan or not, there are too many ppl that say they wanna be in our clan, but then they never show up


your Icies need to wavedash and desynch more

and you can beat him in a marth ditto? =o


ill come if u let me join your clan

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


Good Morrow!

Pickwick a) was at music camp for the Preseason, b) was at Band Camp for Round 1, c) is currently busier than he's ever before been, preparing for the school year to start, as he's in charge of his school's FIRST Robotics Club; and d,) cannot, thus, spend nearly so much time on this forum as he would like.
He hopes to see you all at Round 2, and is sorry to have missed the first two events, which, by all accounts, were more fun and more competitive than ever before.

Good Day!!!
---The Right Honourable Pickwick the Second---


pick wick is there a spot still open in your clan

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


Riley, weren't you in Aaron's clan?



Blingus$$$$

WHos in turtle clan bad driver


you know me u my bro anti snowman and the shultues.

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Yes, there is, Riley, and if you'd like to join, you're in!
Should I sign you up for the Foreign Exchange, come September 16?
Assuming that it's not too late to sign up new clans.............................................. I forget what Eli, King of Geeks said about clan signup deadlines. Uh-oh...

If, however, there is, in fact, a Foreign Exchange Clan this year, there is also a second spot open, as my younger brother has alas! ended his time with us, leaving for the sunnier (or, actually, drier and dustier) spheres of academia. In other words, he feels, to whatever degree of incorrectness, that the GT events take valuable time away from his studies. We shall mourn his loss as though he were dead, for from this moment, he is dead to us. It is thus that we require a replacement.

For all new members who might read this: The Foreign Exchange is a relatively new team, dating back to (I think) the second round of last year, but we are a powerhouse, appearing with relative consistency in the final few rounds of Singles Melee, Singles Kart, and Team Kart (we're none too good at Team Melee, unfortunately :) .) I myself, though not our best Melee player, won the Singles Melee twice consecutively, and came in third on the leaderboard. In short: We're pretty good, and we need you to join us!!!
This has been a Private Service Announcement, sponsored by Pickwick the Second, incorporated. Thank you, and Good Day!!!


i dont think i can wavedash anymore than i already do, i dont even run, but i suck at FFA, and yeah, I can beat him in a marth ditto, but its closer than with my ICs, and also, Desynching isnt as great as ppl make it out to be, i find that keeping the Icys synched is actually better except for icicles those r always desynched, and MDidget, i need to play you, r u going to that friday night smash thing?


i have moved to chicago but we come here every weekend to pack stuff

also peach does good against icies =P


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to answer a couple of questions yes i was in aaron's clan but i'm pretty sure they found somebody else so i should be able to be in foreign exchange pickwick

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


nishant u should quit aarons clan and join pikwik's so at least one of the clans has enough people

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


yeah, if i wavedash up to you, you can just like downsmash, and that cant be crouchcanceled :-(