AADL-GT Preseason Weekend

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

Here we go! It's time to gear up for the start of AADL-GT Season 2. This weekend, we have three tournaments scheduled, with something for everyone.

This Friday Night, 7/29/05, we'll have a Mario Kart tournament for ages 18+, from 6:30-8:30 PM at the Downtown Library. Race mode, single-player only, no registration required. Prizes are gamestop gift certificates, 1st place: $40, 2nd place: $30, 3rd place: $20.

Then, from Noon to 5 PM on Saturday, 7/30/05, join us downtown for the AADL-GT Preseason Tournament for grades 6-12, featuring Mario Kart single-player and coop race events, and Super Smash Brothers: Melee single-player and team events, followed by a mystery game for the prize round. Prize round winners take home $50, $40, and $30 gift certificates. Read more below for more details about how the AADL-GT Tournament will work.

Finally, on Sunday, 7/31/05, we'll have a Mario Kart race tournament for grades 1-5, downtown from 1:00-4:00 PM.. 1st place: $40, 2nd place: $30, 3rd place: $20.

Preregistration is not required for any of these events, just show up, but don't be too late!

Okay, first of all, I need to clear up some things about the AADL-GT Clan system. There will be no Clan play at the preseason tournament, so it's a good time to try out different partners, check availability, and figure out who you'll want to roster in your clan at each of the 5 regular season tournaments. Remember, you can only roster 4 players at each regular season tournament, and one of them must be a primary clan member.

There are no clan prizes at all until the clan cup in December, but one clan will be crowned the Clan Champ of each regular season tournament by amassing the most points that day. If your clan wins a regular season tournament, you don't get a prize, but you're automatically qualified for the Clan Cup Championship in December, even if you're not one of the top 4 clans at the end of the season.

Starting in August, there will be a Clan Season Leaderboard and an Individual Season Leaderboard that let you track the points you score, both individually and as a clan, throughout the season. I'll post more details on how clan and individual points will be calculated later, but the goal is to have approximately the same number of points up for grabs in each event. Stay tuned for that.

As for this Saturday's tournament, each event must last no longer than 1 hour. That means short, sweet events, with brutal elimination. Here's the plan:

1. Single-player Kart Race Event.
2 - 4 qualifying races each, depending on turnout.
Top 16 advance to 2 8-player quarterfinals, top 4 places from each race move on to a single semifinal.
Top 4 semifinal finishers race again to determine event winners. All 4 are qualified for the prize round.

2. Co-op Kart Race Event.
3 - 6 qualifying races each, depending on turnout.
Top 8 or 16 teams advance to elimination rounds.
4 teams win the event. Both team members are in the prize round as individuals.

3. Single-player Melee Event
3 - life stock battle with 3:00 time limit.
All Characters Allowed.
Random Arenas.
All Items allowed, Items set to Medium.
4-6 qualifying battles each, 4-player.
1st place: 10 points.
2nd place: 6 points.
3rd place: 3 points.
4th place: 1 point.
Additional -1 kills for self-destructs.
Top 16 players advance to elimination rounds.
Elimination Rounds are 2-player, head-to-head, seeded. March Madness Style.
Top 4 winners are qualified for the prize round.

4. Team Melee Event.
3 - life stock battle with 3:00 time limit.
All Characters Allowed.
Random Arenas.
All Items allowed, Items set to Medium.
4-6 qualifying battles per team, 4-player in teams.
Winning team: 10 points.
Losing team: 1 point.
Top 8 or 16 teams advance to seeded, head-to-head elimination.
Winning 4 teams advance to prize round.

5. Prize Round
Who knows?

Okay guys, let's have your questions. See you all this weekend!

Comments

THANK YOUR FOR CLEARING ALL MY QUESTIONS UP. so now i know where u have been latley


wait a second what will happen if u dont finish the stock match in the given 3 minutes. THANK U SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO MUCH FOR HAVING 1V1 ELIMINATION ROUNDS. i am soooooo happy. i guess we need the time limit to make sure that the match doesnt take too long. we are allowed to borrow lifes if needed for the team melee right. this is just a suggestion but maybe u should have 3 minute time battles instead of stock but thats just a suggestion. my last question which everyone wants to know is that will there be food and drinks there LMAO. ok peace.

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when u say march madness style that means we will have seeds based on the number of points we earned in the 4-6 rounds before because i really dont want to play galen in my first match.


This is all nice, when I come for a full day on the season games, will somebody show me all the rules, its kinda hard understanding.


Sravan, march madness style seeding means the first match would be #1 vs #16, and #2 vs. #15, etc. The idea is that if the higher seed wins every match, the final match will be #1 vs. #2. So, if you are insinuating that you are going to be #1 and Galen will be #2, you wouldn't face each other until the final match.


The "-1 kills for self-destructs" doesn't matter that only comes up in time. Oh and changing the format 4 days 16 hours and 12 min. before the tournament isn't that nice now I have to switch half my playing tactic but thanks for the time limit and Joe if the time limit expires the player with more lives wins or sudden death in case of ties.

"A census taker once tried to test me. I ate his liver with some fava beans and a nice Chianti."


Hi


I have a couple of things to say. First of all I can almost promise you I won't be at the December Finals. Secondly I have created a symbol for the turtle clan that will blow the monkey symbol away. Also I am considering forming a Turtle Clan 3 which will be composed of amateurs who the members of turtle clan 1 will attempt to coach and turn into big time competitors. I probably won't be on the blog again till sometime near the August tournament.

I would have to say that I like the format of the new tournament although it still encourages hiding. I would also like to say that there are some courses that are a little bit too small for 4-player battles. For example battlefield. I like that we are playing 1 v. 1 for the melee elimination rounds because, I play a very good 1 v. 1 game. By the way can anyone else play with the ice climbers.

Eli, when will the clan cup be in December. I don't think we have time for it on the same day as the finals and I don't think you'd do it the week after considering how many people will be gone. Would I be correct to assume that if it is in December that it will be the week before the Finals.


TP2, email me your clan logo, and I'll upload it. However, the clan cup will probably be the same day as the finals, and will probably happen between the wildcard event and the championship brackets. These won't be long, drawn-out events, they will be nasty, brutish, and short. =)

It's possible that the clan cup might be earlier in the week, it depends on how turnout goes throughout the season. I wouldn't bet on it. Sorry, TP2.


Yippee, i got to sleep in today and i just woke up. thats too bad for tp2 how he cant make december. yea thats what i thought for the march madness where me and galen will probably be #1 and #2 so we will fight in the last round. its good that tp2 is getting more amatures(i didnt spell that right) to play on axis so we can get more points lol. tp2 galen uses the ice climbers occasionally and he won a tournament that i had at my house with 10 friends on my birthday with them. actually duck i asked what would happen if the time ran out but u really dont have to change your playing style just cuz its stock. u just have to avoid fighting a little bit more and when your chance comes u KO your opponent. at least finally someone agrees other than me and eli that we should do 1v1. black shark whats the point of coming and playing mario kart when it doesnt help your clan get a score nor will u get a prize. i guess score display doesnt matter anymore and eli will u be giving us that list of 20 games that could be one of the suprise games?

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Cool. I just got back yesterday from Jamaica, and everything sounds good. I'm not sure if I'll make the preseason tournament or not, since I'm having a really busy summer, but we'll see.

"There is no spoon." -Neo


Well sravan since you are the master of melee I’ll hold that there isn't more to melee then you simple broad generalization.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."


i never said i was the master of melee and sorry about generalizing if that makes u feel better duck. how was jamaica leinad. i bet it was hot but u didnt miss anything cuz it was BURNING here.


hi my name is ugo and i am looking for 3 members to be in my clan for the upcoming season. i will be at the pre-season tournament looking for eligible members. sravan might have introduced me before. well see u all at the july tournament


Jamaica was awesome. We ran a vacation bible school for kids there and a teen outreach program in the evenings. It was really hot especially when the AC was out at our hotel. The church where we were working didn't have AC at all though. Other than the heat and the bugs and the fiasco with our plane being delayed on the way back, it worked out really well and I had a great time.

"There is no spoon." -Neo


that sounds awsome. eli will our clan get a bonus if we bring ppl to the july tournament?


You will get bonuses for bringing people to the preseason if you didn't all it would do is deprive the new people from coming to the preseason and forming clans early because everyone would tell there friends after the preseason to get the points.


Sorry, duck, we're not ready to give out clan bonuses at the preseason. There will be no clan scoring at all this weekend. However, even if you play at the preseason tournament, you're still 'new' if you didn't play at all last season, so recruiters will still get their bonuses when we get the clan system up and running in august.


that clears things up. there will be like a 15-30min open play to get warmed up right? the piliminary rounds for single and team melee are random right


where is that logo of urs tp2?

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Duck and Leinad, is it really necessary saying Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn" and "There is no spoon"-Neo all the time?


they are just leaving their mark. i though dont like the gibberish that duck says


Eli, the preseason tournament is coming up soon, how do I preregister?

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Galen, no preregistration this time, but we will have it for the august tourney. Black Shark, those are signatures... they are automatically put in every time they post. You can make one too on the edit tab of your my account page.


cool. i am at this camp and i told a couple of ppl about axis and they might show up. when does band camp start?


eli what about the suprise round game list?


I changed my mind, and won't be releasing it. Leinad made an excellent argument against announcing potential surprize round games, so the secrets stay with me.


no its just for an ideea no one is gonna go and rent the games(maybe black shark jk) but anyway it doesnt matter. i was wondering about banning some stages if it isnt too late such as jungle japes, mushroom kingdom I, and maybe poke floats but that one i dont really care. will it be march madness for team melee too and what would happen if someone ties for 3rd place in a match i know what some ppl will say thats not possible but it is =0. if u die by the same attack launched in the same direction with a milisecond difference it will give both players 3rd place(i understand not even considering this because the chances of this are highly unlikely).

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this is irrelevent but duck how do u do italics


Well what do u think eli about banning the stages?

"Be cool"-John Travolta


I like all those stages, Mushroom kingdom 1 happens to be my favorite stage. If we are banning stages I will have to submit the Temple to be banned.

Oh and ties for melee will be quiet common because of the time limit. People who end with the same life total will tie.

And no it will not be March madness for teams because of the previous argument for not having teammates kill each other.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."


yes hyrule temple should be banned. there wont be friendly fire will there, cuz if there is then thats just wrong. ur pokemon will kill ur team mate lol. how can u like mushroom kingdom 1 there are all those blocks and when u shash attack some one up it will hit one of them. even if u side smash someone it will probably hit a block. my favorite is battlefield, kirby dream land from N64, and fountain of dreams(they all have something in common).

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


yes hyrule temple should be banned. there wont be friendly fire will there, cuz if there is then thats just wrong. ur pokemon will kill ur team mate lol. how can u like mushroom kingdom 1 there are all those blocks and when u shash attack some one up it will hit one of them. even if u side smash someone it will probably hit a block. my favorite is battlefield, kirby dream land from N64, and fountain of dreams(they all have something in common).

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


oops sorry about the 3 posts


I think we should play with all the courses. Playing with "bad" courses just makes things more different and interesting....

T-minus one day and counting :-)

"There is no spoon." -Neo


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ok but please just ban one course which is yoshi's island the one where there are pipes and yellow blocks which u can hit not the one with shyguys dropping food. it only takes one minute to finish the match there with a random winner basically(unless u play computers). but leinad is right we should play with all the stages to make it different and interesting. how about instead of banning stages we do best out of 3 or best out of 5 for the semis and finals.

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


whoa that didnt turn out the way i wanted


I don't think we will have the time for 2 out of 3.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."


yea ur probably right

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


Hi, Sorry about tommorow that I can only stay for 1 1/2 hours. I might come early just to preview on the games and maybe help Eli out with setting up the Lan Mode for MKDD.

I am Noah, The Black Shark!


Ian, did you know that one of the English developers of SSBM has the nickname duck? His real name is Bill Trinen and he was quoted in Nintendo Power last month.

BTW, very interesting article on SSBM in that issue if people are interested. I'll bring it to the tournament today.

"There is no spoon." -Neo


I am gone in 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. Im out!

I am Noah, The Black Shark!


That is very interesting. duck happens to be a common nickname. Personally my favorite nickname is "the Dark Platypus" but that's one of my friends names.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."


yea bring the article to the tournament. well im about to leave. chao

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


And the magical question: How did Leinad manage to post at 4:00, in the middle of the tournament?

"There is no spoon." -Neo


I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSST In both tournaments, waaaaaaaaaaaa

I am Noah, The Black Shark!


Who Won?


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Noah u were there the whole time. His name is mario. ok this post is for joe. galen won single mario kart and i got 3rd. we won team mario kart as the trouble monkeys. eli kicked us out of team melee cuz we won too much. the bad part however was the suprise round which was madden. i have one request. NO MORE MADDEN

PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. joe will u be missing at any of the tournaments cuz we need to know to get subs. same with derek.

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


when are all of the other tournaments during the season.


How was the pre season? Hey Eli how are you going to do a wildcard tourney Clan Cup and finals. For finals I would reccomend having a couple Mariokart races and Melee battles whoever gets the most points over several rounds of each game and whoever has the most points when the fat lady sings wins. Eli I don't think you should cram too much in the Dec. Tourney. Last championship it was very rushed partially because the wildcard took forever and you had many skilled players to eliminate. With your plan Eli I just don't think it can work also for clan cup you need all of your clan and you need all of your clan and a friday night mayb 6-8:30 for a short and sweet deciesion of supreme clan and it would set up a nice prelude to the grands.


The pre-season was pretty good there was a bug in the melee software but other then that it was smooth. There were a few amazing finishes. Oh and some of the stuff was video taped and is going to be shown and quality 16. Madden happened to be the Sur-prize round game and we found out that most of the people hadn't played it ever. I don't know the final results for the prizes but the events were pretty much the usual suspects but since there were only a few regulars there were a lot of new players in the finals.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."


Hey Eli, U should do Budokai 1 or 2 for one of the surprise prize rounds. It's fun and entertaining and exciting. Think about it. If you are not going 2 do Madden anymore then maybe u should do this one. And also have a televised sports tournament, 2.

I am Noah, The Black Shark!


bad driver i am soooooo sorry i got u confused with black shark. if u think december was rushed u should have been to this tournament we skipped the final 4 battle in melee and we had to do single elimination in team melee inwhich i got kicked out of but the top 4 teams didnt face each other there but thats mostly cuz we wanted to end it and go to the prize round ASAP. but it was all still fun in the end. i dont blame anyone but its cuz of that new software that no one has like used and its their first time. 6 qualifing games for melee is too much how about only 4. and one more thing. please no more madden.

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


You know the whole point for the pre-season was to fix bugs in the system before we broadcast on TV. For the sur-prize round I suggest having simpler games. Most people couldn't quiet get the hang of madden when we started playing.

"Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wagn'nagl fhtagn."


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o oops. well that means that all the other tournaments will go smoother. yes please no more madden. how about pikman2 or mini game mode for mario party.

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


Well i dunno about budokai, the controls are really easy (button mashing fighting game) but as Eli said this will probably result in a "parental freak-out" because it is rated T for violence and blood.

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yeah this is wenbo, im just bored and reading this for no reason.....
just bored.... can someone tell me when the next tornament is? just wondering....cause i dont really wanna just stay home and do nothing... also if there is any clan i can join then let me know...
i dont really care...so yea...and a "hi" to everyone... And sravan is mad at me for no reason so its kinda wierd...so if he starts to say stuff at me * i wont really care, im just ignoring everything he does and says right now * ill check this page out once in a while....


August 20 from noon to 5pm.

"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!"


where is that quote from? its like an oxy moron or the guy is contradicting himself. u should have come to this tournament wenbo even though u would lose badly. and basically every1 has clans except the new comers who were at the tournament.

"Be cool"-Chili Palmer


"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here! This is the War Room!" is from Dr. Strangelove or how I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb


o never heard of those things. tp2 u should come to the melee tournment u would kill.


wenbo if u would unblock me u would find out. why do u have so many elipses in ur post. u probably dont know what that is but its the ...


lol dewd ssbm is rated T, and so far there hasnt been a parental freak-out concerning taht, so there's no problem, right!11/?1/1//!?

neways, we whoevr is in control of the suprise mode should try getting star fox assault in theres. it has a cool MP mode, for one. but the only problem would b the staggering amount of MP modes, which would create difficulty concerning time(if they did an individual section of the tourny for each mode). so nvrm??!??!?

from waht i know, ugo, rod, and i (tom) r all in ugos new clan...we dont have a clan name yet, and we need one more person, so if ur exceptionally good at SSMB and/or mario kart, (rod + me = 1337357 at both games), then contact us somehows and we'll let j00 no.

/CRY!?!?!??!?!!??!?!?!?!?1/


Tom we have Mario in our clan 2, and he was the pre-season tournament champion and he's good at mele and sucks at Mario Kart, and this section nobody really writes in go to the 1st section...


Tom, we have dicussed star fox assult before and we argeed we wont have it.

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We need to get sravan a life baddly.

"The elders tell of a young ball much like you. He bounced three meters in the air. Then he bounced 1.8 meters in the air. Then he bounced FOUR meters in the air. Do I make myself clear?"


haha very funny. why r u posting here anyway.

"You know how people say we only use 10% of our brains i think we only use 10% of our hearts"

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i wish people wernt stupisd

"EA games challange everything"