AADL-GT Season Opener: This Saturday!

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AADL-GT: Ann Arbor District Library Game Tournaments

This weekend marks the start of the 2nd AADL-GT Tournament Season for grades 6-12, with the opener starting at Noon Saturday, 8/20/2005, at the Downtown Library. This event will be broadcast LIVE on Comcast channel 18, from Noon-5 PM.

Because the event will be televised, you will need to bring this release form, signed by your parent or guardian, or you won't be able to play! Don't forget it! If you participated in last season's Grand Championships and already turned in a release form, you don't need to do it again.

AADL-GT Season 2 will include single-player and team events in Mario Kart: Double Dash race mode, and Super Smash Brothers 2-stock battle. The prize round will be a mystery game, and 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prize round winners take home $70, $50, and $30 giftcards respectively.

Registration for this event will open Wednesday Night, 8/17/2005. You will be able to register your handle, sign up your teams, and create your clans.

Creating a clan will involve entering the four nicknames of your 4 primary clan members. Clans must have exactly 4 primary members. At each tournament, for your clan to score points, you must roster exactly 4 players, and at least 1 of those 4 must be a primary clan member. You can get subs to fill out the other spots. Subs can only be primaries of other clans if their clan is not rostering at that tournament. While it's in your best interest to figure out who your subs will be ahead of time, there will be time at the beginning of the event to come up with clan subs.

Bonuses will be awarded to clans for recruiting players that didn't play last season. These bonuses will be applied AFTER each tournament is over, and won't be included when determining the clan winner of each tournament.

If you have a clan logo, email it to axis@aadl.org, and I will upload it for you after your clan has registered.

Any questions? Now's the time. Hope you've been practicing, the competition is going to be intense.

Comments

well i know u are back from vacation. noah is going crazy about his clan logo and has emailed it to u i think. anyway the tournament sounds good but does each of our clan members HAVE to have a nickname. can we use our real names?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


joe and derek tell me ur nicknames if we have to do nicknames. i'll be the pr0.


i totally agree with chioke if ur good at melee u gotta use marth. i use fox cuz he is just so fast-now u see him now u dont lol. well bad driver i guess u could team up with a guy who doesnt want to be ur sub but wants to be ur team mate i mean whats the point of that. if he wants to be ur team mate then he should get points for ur clan. chioke first u used marth and then u used falco cuz u said i would out run u with fox and now u are using marth again. but yea marth,falco,fox,link,dr.mario,mario are all extremely good characters.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


bad driver can u name all the returning players in your clans?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


So I don't need the release form. And what if one of my primary players can't make it this Sat. Is it okay 2 use my sub in his place. My clan has 4 other players who didn't play last year. Do I get bonus points?

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


noah-u have to make the members show up at the tournament. if they havent shown up before then they count as new. sorry noah but ur other 3 players were in the wild card tournament in december i belive. ur new guy however once u bring him in u get the bonus of 101. eli u are ok with me and duck being commentators correct?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Wait! Teddy, Leo, Nick, or Adam, 3 of those 4 guys have been playing b4? And why can't I commentate?! Where is my logo!?

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


Do you have 5 members in your clan black shark.

We have to have exactly 4 members! Well that is eee.

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


cuz me and duck called it ways back. did u email ur logo to eli? if u did then it should be in the database thingy right? we better do 1v1 melee please eli please. the free for all in 2 stock increases the luck and decreases the skill. one good item and u win basically. we have to make tim efor 1v1. i dont care about best 2/3 but WE NEED TO HAVE 1V1. what are their code names bad driver i nobody uses their real name except the TROUBLE MONKEY CLAN.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


flar u got AIM?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Wow, chill! I've just uploaded your clan logo, Black Shark. I assume you're going to be Black Shark Clan, if not, let me know and I can change it.

Here's how were going to do commentary on Saturday. I want to give as many people a chance to do it as want to try it. Sravan and Duck can start, since they asked first, and then when one or the other of them has to play, someone else can try. We'll keep rotating every time someone has to play, and there won't be a limit to the number of turns you take in the commentary box. So Black Shark, Muffincat, Miniblin, even Galen, anyone who wants to try their hand at videogame broadcasting can give it a whirl and come back for more if they want to. However, after this first tournament, I will be choosing commentators for the remaining tournaments based on quality, so you can consider this an audition. Be funny, knowledgeable, animated, and sportsmanlike, and maybe you'll be asked back.

As for recruitment bonuses, your clan will get a bonus if new players, who have not attended a single event before last month's preseason, say they were recruited by a primary member of your clan. If your clan recruits 4 players who form a new clan, you get the clan recruitment bonus too. Recruitment bonuses do not apply to individual scores, only to clan scores.


No im to lazy

"The earth cannot hold what magic commands"


So Eli are we sticking with 4 person free for all in melee still or are you going to change the rules 4 days 16 hours and 12 min before the tournament.

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


Black Shark Clan
The logo for the Black Shark Clan

Thank u Eli. Yes! Yes! Yes!

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


I have 5 members in my clan. But one of them can't make it. So can I sign the one who can't make it or do I have to sign in the one who was suppose 2 be the "intentional (or planned) sub" and not sign the one who will be on vacation by the time of the tournament. Answer me!

Black Shark Clan

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


noah first of all ur logo looks freaky. second duck he didnt change the rules we will do free for all in the piliminary rounds but the elimination rounds will be 1v1. and third i love the commentating idea but i want to make a list of the ppl who will actually commentate and this could be an order of the ppl.
duck,me,galen,noah,muffincat,omid,miniblin,baddriver and anyone else. but i think we shouldnt let new player commentate not to be sterio type but i think we vetrans know more background on the games then them. assume there are 35 ppl there then we have 3 ppl left who arent playing melee. if none or one of them are vetrans then the new ppl can commentate. flare u are a vetran i belive u went to the wildcard tournament and ur name was Val.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


eli do we have to have nicknames?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


actully i was there most of last season and got in to the december finals through the wildcard and i guess i am sor of a vetren at super smash bros. at least

"Those who will not follow are doomed to lead"


flare u PWN AT MELEE. u are one of the best players i've ever seen.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Thx sravan but ur still better than me

"Fire never dies alone"


Eli i particapated in the grand championship last time but under a different name do i need to fill out a new 1

"Fire never dies alone"


u mean the form no u dont need to. the form has ur real name on it and its not like that changed.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


or has it?... just kidding

"memories cut from the mind can cut right back"


Sravan, you have to have a nickname, but there's no reason your nickname can't be Sravan.


lol. i'll be the pr0 unless our whole clan is going to use our real names as nicknames.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Can any1 tell which name is better flare or mr. chockums i would really like to know

"Fire is always at the top of the food chain and it has a big appetite"


since the tournament is coming up i guess i should make some predictions. for single mario kart the 8 players in the finals will be joe,derek,duck,miniblin,me,galen,black shark and maybe a new comer. team mario kart the 4 teams are the trouble monkeys, mike rotch, miniblin's team, the noobz(flare's team)or the vaccinated monks its 4 of those 5. single melee this is the hard one so i will pick the top 8 and from then on i dont know-me,galen,mini blin,flare,badger,tofu, and flar's partner, espcially not JOHN DURSKI cuz everyone know his so called "trick". joe and derek i dont know ur skill so i cant put u in the predictions and WHERE R U GUYS? team melee isnt that hard-mike rotch,the noobz,the badgers(if badger is on this team), and i guess the trouble monkeysor the vaccinated monks 4 of those 5. as for the suprise round i dont know but if its a mode in melee then me,galen, and flare will rule but if its mario kart mirror the joe and derek will rule. and i predict the clan winner of the august tournament to be the TROUBLE MONKEYS!!!! the vaccinated monks im not so sure about cuz u got those new comers in. flar's clan stands a good chance even though i only know 2 ppl in his clan. the most referals will obviously be bad driver and the turtle clan. anyway i better go to bed its 1am lol.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


galen,joe, and derek im thinking of changing my character to marth.... what do u think?


even though u dont care what i think if u change to marth then i will be able beat you without trying 110% so yeah dont change it would bore me

"Tonight madam its your money and your life"


Chioke, I think Mr. Chockums is way better. Just my $.02.

And Sravan, as Duck said, there is no way that Kart or Melee will be a surprise round game. What would be surprising about that?


Thank you eli youre the only decent person on this stie so your 2 cents counts as 100%/ and it would be surpising because you keep saying that it wont be in the surprize round

"if it didnt hurt how would i know if it worked"-sparksmith


weel good night any1 thats on


ingnore that i thought i was posting somewhere else online (btw this is flare)

"Those who will not follow are doomed lead"


yea u probably would kill me if i was marth so i will stick to my old character. flare what do u think of my predictions. and how do u only sleep for 8 hours i slept at 2 and woke up at 11.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


MiniBlin won't be at the tournament.

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


then replace him with one of your partners. in melee he will be replaced by either joe or derek.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Sravan: "I woke up at 11"... and 8 minutes later, here you were. I hope you brushed your teeth first. =)


If he keeps that sleep cycle up he'll be a push over at the tournament.

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


lol ur right. it must be the cafeen. i have 2 liter bottles of mountain dew and i finished 1 in 3 days lmao. i guess tommarow i should set an alarm for like 8 and the same day i will sleep at like 10 or 11. but if i keep this up and wake up at 11 each day but sleep at 2 then i would be fresh for the tournament cuz i slept for 9 hours and the tournaments in 1 hour.... duck did u read my post on the other blog?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


actully i slept for 6 hours at max im used to it so im always tired but i learned to live with it

"He's smart for a goblin he can do two things:hit and run"


Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.

in this post im gonna rank all of the melee characters into teirs. the lower the tier the better the character. Tier1:fox,falco,marth,dr.mario,mario,link.( yea i bet a lot of ppl will disagree)
Tier2:ice climbers,ness,sheik,zelda,samus,gannondorf,C.falcon,young link,DK,roy,bowser,pikachu,mr.game and watch
Tier3:pichu,jigglypuff,kirby,mewtwo,luigi(he has like no traction)
i think i got everyone but i think that maybe falcon should be in tier 1 cuz he is the fastest character in the game.im also thinking bowser should be demoted cuz his attacks are sooooooo slow. what do u guys think?

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


oops i forgot peach but she is in either tier 2 or 3 i cant decide.


yeah u should put bowser down but keep falcon where he is because its to easy to kill yourself using raptor boost

"The imp unaware of its own oder,paused to cacth his breath....and promptly died"


JOE REPLY TO MY EMAIL!!!!


eli do u like my idea for the clan cup where wach player is ranked 1-4 where 1 is the best and 4 is the worst. then when we play melee all 1's can play eachother and all 2's etc. if we have 5-7 clans then u can work it out because u do that all the times at the torunaments where u have an odd number of players.


the elimination round for single melee is still 1v1 correct?

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


I oppose having it be 1v1.

This is the tier list based on win and losses in melee tournaments by the top players. They play by differnt rules then us but they don't have a huge time problem. do not bother auguing if you think your character is better then another prove it in melee tournaments.
Top Tier
Sheik
Fox
Marth

Upper Tier
Peach
Falco
C. Falcon
Samus

High Tier
Jigglypuff
Dr. Mario
Ganondorf
Mario
Ice Climbers

Middle Tier
Luigi
Link
Roy
DK
Pikachu
Zelda

Lower Tier
Ness
Young Link
Yoshi
Kirby
Mr. Game & Watch
Bowser

Bottom Tier
Mewtwo
Pichu


Nah, Sravan, that's not how I envision it happening. We'll see as the season goes on.

BTW, drinking a 2-liter bottle of Mountain Dew over 3 days is the same dose of caffeine as drinking 1 cup of regular coffee each morning. You're really living on the edge, man, how do you do it? =)


How could you put the ice climbers at the high tier? I beat flare with the ice climbers and sravan a couple of times.

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


wtf u didn't beat me i sd's and it wold of been over sooner if u hadnt been pansying

"Such power grows the body as it shrinks the soul"


This tier system takes only the best players to rank the characters. You have to be in the top 5% to be monentered. If we had anyone that was of that level in the tournament no one else could toch them. A pichu played by one the players that they monator could beat marth across the floor.

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


duck which top players are these ppl. how is peach in the higher teir so is so slow she can only float. flare sorry but galen never pansees thats what john durski did. it must be a gift eli.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


ness is only good in team battles in free for all he will get pwned. u can be cheap with DK except when the other person is marth or roy and they can counter ur giant punch.


i belive link and jiggly puff should switch places u can be cheap with link only using his up-B move. the winners of the preseason melee competition was fox,marth,kirby, and ness. we'll see in this tournament which characters will go on top. i understand pichu and mewtwo being on the bottom tier pichu hurts himself and mewtwo's down smash doesnt hit in blth directions and its very slow. the main purpose of a down smash is to hit in both directions.


belive it or not yoshi is actually as fast as sheik with 10.94 mps(meters per second). marth is next with 12.41 mps, then fox with 13.29mps and in 1st place is C Falcon with 14.3mps. of course the speed changes when ppl are bigger and tiny. if u dont belive me this guy i know used this kickass way to find out character speeds and weight. if u want to know the way then ask.


tell me


roy is not much different from marth he is only a little bit slower but a lot more powerful. their swords have the same range, marths up-B is faster but roy's does more damage. i belive roy's counter is better then marths but if u miss with roys counter then your opponent has a lot of time to attack u. people think that dr.mario and mario are different but they are actually have a lot of similarities. they are the same speed 9.78mps and i belive they have the same strength. there only difference is their meteor smash which is forward A in the air and their B attack. mario's meteor smash is like a spike but dr.'s hits the to the side doing 18% its my favorite attack with him.


ok its really cool. first u use DK on final destination. then u pick up zelda and run across the stage with her. it should take 2.5seconds. then u do homeruncontest with DK and pick up the sandbag and run for 2.5 seconds and the average of all his tries was 61feet thus final destination is 61feet. so the formula is s=d/t where speed is s,d is distance and t is time. u have the distance which is 61 so s=61ft/t. now u time each character running acorss final destination. so for example mario runs across in 1.9seconds thus meaning 32.1ft/second if u round to the nearest tenth. to get meters u convert it by dividing the fps(feet per second)by 3.2808 which is the approximate conversion so u get 9.78 mps for mario!!!!


wow that guy has a lot of time on his hands and hes really smart

"No comment"


u cant get the exact weight but u can see if someone is heavier then someone else by using the platforms on mushroom kingdom as a scale. so pichu is the lightest followed by a tie between jiggilypuff and game and watch, then kirby, then strangly fox?

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


2 pages in only 18hours wow!

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.

y use 10% of our hearts"


btw sravan o tou know who i am?


yea u are chiokee right?


yeah

"no comment"


"no comment"


i might be wrong but i belive samus is slightly heavier the gannondorf putting him in 3rd place. 2nd is DK and first is bowser.


its been like ten minutes post something some one


ok..i haven't worte in here forever but all i can say is i need 2 more members...caus Rod and THomas left me...plez ppl that need a clan right it


and to ppl that don't kno my sn on aim it's A2player010


Here is the full weight scale this is not my work it's part of Mew2king's SSBM Statistics List.
--- 118 --- (1) Bowser
--- 114 --- (2) DK
--- 111 --- (3) Yoshi
--- 110 --- (4) Samus
--- 109 --- (5) Ganondorf
--- 104 --- (6-7) Captain Falcon / Link
--- 100 --- (8-9) Dr. Mario / Luigi
--- 98 --- (10) Mario
--- 94 --- (11) Ness
--- 90 --- (12-14) Peach / Sheik / Zelda
--- 88 --- (15) Ice Climbers
--- 85 --- (16-19) Marth / Roy / Young Link / Mewtwo
--- 80 --- (20-21) Falco / Pikachu
--- 74 --- (22) Kirby
--- 73 --- (23) Fox
--- 60 --- (24-25) Jigglypuff / Mr. Game & Watch
--- 55 --- (26) Pichu

-also
--ALL items (except Fans, which weight nothing at all) have a weight of EXACTLY 1 on this scale
--Transforming into Metal multiplies your weight by 3.
--Transforming into Giant multiplies your weight by 1.6
--Transforming into Tiny divides your weight by 1.6 (which is the same as multiplying by 0.625)

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


dang


r u sure about this duck i go tmine on gamefaqs.com. if u click on ssbm there is a character weight guide as well as a character speed guide. how does your friend know this?


it is a lot similar to the one that the gamefaqs guy had but i belive kirby is lighter then fox?


He is not my friend he is a videogame junky that has to much time on his hands so he thinks up ways to measure stats and does them then posts it on the web.

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


lol. i emailed the character speed guy to tell him what a great job he did and he replied saying thanx so he is sorta my friend.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


ugo thomas and rod arent going to the tournaments.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


its been like an hour post something. this is the turtle clan logo

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

Turtle Clan Logo
AADL-GT Turtle Clan


our logo is a lot better.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


where is the vaccinated monks logo? this logo sucks

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

Black Shark Clan


but tp2 made it himself so i have to give him props


Why the hell did u put my logo next 2 your blog Sravan?

Black Shark Clan

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


i said it was bad


well your logo eats bugs out of people's hair and scratches his ass all day.

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


at least my logo has thumbs. urs is more dangerous then mine. we evolved from mine too

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Black Shark Clan

My logo could eat your logo

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


ur logo has the brain the size of my finger nail and is out witted my by logo and dolphins.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


my logo could bite off ur finger!

Black Shark Clan

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


my logo can flick u off. we should really stop this.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.


Black Shark Clan

my logo can eat the finger u flick off with

"Dude! You made out with your SISTER!"


ugo and omid need a release form.

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

Trouble Monkey Clan
Logo for the AADL-GT Trouble Monkey Clan.