AADL-GT Round 1 results: Us in Front

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The 2007 AADL-GT Super Smash Double Dash Championship Season is off to an awesome start after last weekend's season opener, and it's clear that the Clan landscape is shaping up to be tougher than ever with the emergence of Superclans Us and the Brothers of Maplewood. While the BOM dominated the first Clan Battle of the season, Us is still in first place after dominating many of the days events and still taking 2nd place in the Clan Battle. Read on for full Round 1 details.

After getting 7 new clans registered, we started off as always with Super Smash Bros. Melee Singles, with 65 players competing and our first real test of the pool system. Both Clan Pool Matchup and Elite Player avoidance worked great... except for the presence of the new SSB ringer clan 5CC, consisting of newcomers [gtplayer:980], [gtplayer:975], [gtplayer:976] and [gtplayer:976], who each had ratings of 0 at pool assignment time, despite their clearly dominant skills. Sure enough, all 4 moved on to elimination, although [gtplayer:975] was knocked out by emerging titan and Us member [gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:976] was eliminated by seasoned veteran [gtplayer:425], one of the founders of the new Captain Falcons.

The quarterfinals were hard on the Brothers of Maplewood, as [gtplayer:166] was defeated by [gtplayer:978], [gtplayer:143] fell to [gtplayer:483], and [gtplayer:197] got the [gtplayer:788] treatment. [gtplayer:614] was able to knock out [gtplayer:980], setting the stage for an intense and Us-laden finals. [gtplayer:483] took first place, defeating [gtplayer:978], while the Roysters were left to duke it out for third, with [gtplayer:606] ultimately beating [gtplayer:614].

On to team smash, where 30 teams faced off in an abbreviated single-elimination tournament. Again, Clan Us dominated, with Team Mewdorf (the unstoppable combo of [gtplayer:788] and [gtplayer:483]) taking first, Team Silence ([gtplayer:606] and [gtplayer:614]) taking second, and PowerBeans ([gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:504]) taking third due to [gtplayer:980] being overage and ineligible for prizes. Despite that technicality, this marked the first-ever Clan Sweep of an event, setting a new high water mark for clan dominance.

Moving on to Mario Kart Singles, with 43 players registered, the first surprise came from the return of Kart Master [gtplayer:175], who was then knocked out in a particularly brutal elimination round which also saw the fall of BOM's [gtplayer:197] and [gtplayer:146]. In the semis, both [gtplayer:166] and [gtplayer:198] were eliminated, ruining BOM's chance at an answering Kart sweep.... but when the dust cleared after the final match, BOM icons [gtplayer:736] and [gtplayer:143] had seized first and second place, while the Williams brothers, [gtplayer:457] and [gtplayer:458] took third and fourth. Also of note was [gtplayer:614], who finished 6th in the finals, showing that Us isn't necessarily the one-smash-pony they are said to be...

Kart Teams got rolling with 23 teams signed up, with each team getting just one shot to place 1st or 2nd in a 6-team race to make it to the finals. The infamous team BEATUSANDDIE ([gtplayer:737] and [gtplayer:738]) of new clan We Only Come For Books got an easy draw and moved on to the finals, as did the Durskis and the Williams, and the Hibbs brothers, but the Roysters took 4th in their match, and [gtplayer:143] and [gtplayer:146] also failed to advance from a race that featured the return of that old Trouble Monkey Magic as [gtplayer:175] and [gtplayer:455] stormed to first and a seat in the final race. However, this time, the cross-clan team of the Williams brothers [gtplayer:457] and [gtplayer:458] raced to final victory, while the Durskis Brothers of Maplewood took second and Team TNA ([gtplayer:983] and [gtplayer:984] took third.

Then, with the room clearing out, it was on to our first Clan Battle and Surprise Game of the season. Foregoing the customary Kart and Smash clan rounds, we went right to the Surprise game, which was one of my all-time favorites, Monkey Target 2. Each of the day's top 4 Clans -- Us, BOM, WOCFB, and the uninspiringly-named Clan Super Smash Bros. -- sent two monkey champions into a 6-round match in pursuit of the highest score. The star of this round was unquestionably the mighty [gtplayer:197], who scored 12460 points, snatching the magnet and bonuses almost every round, which combined with his clanmate's equally impressive 9030 points to lead BOM to victory and a 4000 point Clan Battle bonus. Us still scored an impressive 5242 points for second, while Clan SSB took third and left WOCFB to fourth.

So, with Round 1 behind us and an epic struggle shaping up between Us and the Brothers of Maplewood, it may well come down to the clan that can build the most depth in their weaker game taking it all as the season wears on. Also of note is the force we all know as [gtplayer:483], now sitting at the top of the leaderboard after taking first in both Smash events, with an eager [gtplayer:736] nipping at his heels.

Next up for AADL-GT is a Super Smash Bros. Regulation Throwdown for Ages 13+, Friday, 9/28 from 6:00 - 8:45 PM, and then Round 2, Saturday 9/29 from Noon - 5 PM, followed by a Kids' Kart tourney on Sunday 9/30 from 1-4. Just a reminder, it's not too late to form or change your clan, but please let us know before noon on the next tournament day to avoid things falling behind.

Comments

wii da best


cisco i guess ur only level 35 not 42 or watever i said it was


the dates are off Eli


Woop, right you are BD, fixed now. Thanks.


Eli, can you make this image our clan image?

http://www.thegdl.org/parents/books.jpg


dang our clan sign is baller


hahah who made our clan sign? it's beastly.

btw, eli, you should add the rounds in team melee to our scores too. all you have is like the top 3 teams placing's points. not the round leading up to it.


i threw it together in 2 minutes to have something up there... feel free to send me a different one.


Hey, I was wondering if maybe you guys could employ Crew Battles for the melee part of the clan battle (if there's going to be one anymore)


oh man my names not up there :(
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I was just at the Plymouth library, and it turns out they have a similar idea to the AADL-GT...they are going to have a Smash Bros. tournament with qualification rounds on October 18 and November 15, and finals on December 13.

I think an Ann Arbor vs. Plymouth Smash Bros. throwdown is in order.


eli, clan sign nothing wrong with it but, ours looks like our real sign therefor it is kooler because we have a real 1 that is an exact copy as the 1 on the com.

woooooow, i was looking at my stats and all my prize money and im a straight up g!


plymouth vs aadlgt?

we could send any of the top 4 in smash against their whole crew and probably only lose two stock.


Yawn... im thinking about showing up this year when/where is the next one at?


hahahaha michigan sucks!!!!!!!!!!


yea we do

i was there with mark and this drunk ap. st. fan get his a@@ kicked by 6 michigan fans!!!!!

it was funny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Yawn... try reading this post.

lawl :D


Yawn... I tried but i just couldn't through the whole sentence.
Yawn


i gots a question!

y am i so kool?


because you go to huron and they have such low standards?

yeah im jk dont flame me huron ppl
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Yawn... hey i resent that, low standards are the best way good about yourself


yea i pwn you


dang school starts tomorrow


Could someone explain the scoring system? I don't know if there's subtractions or something for clan score calculations.

For clan Us:

2675 pts. +
2045 pts. +
1935 pts. +
1575 pts. +
1430 pts. +
1060 pts. +
3000 pts. + = 13720, not 11230, which is what you guys have listed on the leaderboard.

and BOM has 11810 points, not 10740


im pretty sure only the top 4 scores in the clan + the bonuses get added up
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yeah only top 4 scores count.

:P


Are we keeping the complete video of each tournament anywhere? Because I'd like to watch this season in its entirety sometime, since I won't be able to be there.

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omega- ummm i just read this whole thing because i was bored but when did lain and pwnerer become unstoppable. Aslo i've gotten alot better.... Again.


dido


hmmm im redy 4 the next turni!


yea
go me!


not

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pfhhh


boo
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i got new comment


Newer comment.

They should call you Mario, cause you just got 1-up'D!
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not no more


hmm
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