AADL-GT Round 3 Results
Round 3 is behind us, and with Round 4 fast approaching, at long last, here are the full results from the October tournament.
Round 3 began with Super Smash Brothers Single-player melee, with 80 competitors registered. With 3 qualifying matches per player, and our systems running smoothly, we had time for seeded 1v1 eliminations, which worked out quite well. In the semifinals, Round 1 Melee Champion [gtplayer:136] was bested by [gtplayer:355], season leader [gtplayer:143] was beaten by [gtplayer:427], [gtplayer:357] fell to emerging force [gtplayer:326], and [gtplayer:396] was beaten by his own big brother, the right honourable [gtplayer:325]. The final match was a vicious 4-player melee, with [gtplayer:325] again proving his Melee Mastery, [gtplayer:326] taking second, [gtplayer:427] taking third, and [gtplayer:355] finishing fourth.
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Then, it was on to the Team Melee event, with 42 teams registered and two quals apeice. I think next round, we'll just make the team events single elimination to keep them moving. The Team event saw Fangorious Poodle of Clan Super Shrooms victorious, Team Dog!, including single-player finisher [gtplayer:427] taking second, [gtplayer:143] and his brother [gtplayer:146] taking third, and Tru Dave of Turtle Clan 2 taking fourth, qualifying all for that day's surprize round, and the December Grand Championships.
Things proceeded on schedule into the Mario Kart Single-Player Race Event, with 71 players registered, and 2 qualifying races each. The final 8-player race saw [gtplayer:136] triumphant, edging out [gtplayer:197] in 2nd, [gtplayer:152] in 3rd, and the mighty [gtplayer:143] grabbing 4th, just ahead of [gtplayer:146].
The Kart Team Race event had only 31 teams in play, with 2 qualifiers each. We somehow managed to avoid an ugly tie, and 16 teams moved on to the semifinals. In the final match, Evil Forces were victorious, bringing relative unknowns [gtplayer:191] and [gtplayer:381] to the surprize round. Team Oh Yeah finished 2nd, and with the Durski Dominators finishing 3rd, the Noise Machine did quite well this round. 4th place went to [gtplayer: 325] and [gtplayer:329].
We plowed on into the Surprize round with 25 players qualified. With great anticipation, the mystery game was revealed to be Wario Ware, Inc, for gamecube, with Wobbly Bobbly semis and a Survival Fever Finale. Wario Ware was a real baffler to many players who obviously don't know where the real gems of the gamecube library lie, but the super-simple 'Patience Time' element of wobbly bobbly kept it very fair. The final Survival Fever round featured a high-stakes, high-stress match between the everpresent [gtplayer:143], DDR master and round 2 3rd-prize winner [gtplayer:340], [gtplayer:326], and rookie [gtplayer:425]. When the lights stopped flashing, [gtplayer:340] had won the $70 gift card, with [gtplayer:326] taking 2nd prize ($50), and [gtplayer:143] winning the $30 3rd prize.
Round 3's clan champ was the infamous Trouble Monkey Clan, with 4790 points. They are now qualified for the clan cup in December, and they are sitting pretty atop the clan leaderboard. The clan scores for round 3 were as follows:
Trouble Monkey Clan: 4790 total points
Noise Machine: 4360
Foreign Exchange: 3500
Turtle Clan: 3450
Super Shrooms: 3260
Skillz dat Killz: 2810
Turtle Clan 2: 2340
Vaccinated Monks: 2300
Black Shark Clan: 1530
The Reds: 1520
That means that Skillz dat Killz, The Vaccinated Monks, and Trouble Monkey Clan have secured their spots in the clan cup. Remember that 8 Clans will qualify for the clan cup: the 4 round clan champs, and the 4 other highest-scoring clans.
Also, you may have noticed a new look for the GT home page at http://www.aadl.org/aadlgt. You can now see just the AADL-GT blog posts with the season and clan leaderboard on the right side of the screen. We hope you'll continue to read and comment on the other threads at http://axis.aadl.org, especially if you have something relevant to say.
Next up, we've got a Teen DDR Tournament on Friday, November 25th, from 1:00-4:00 PM, and an All-ages DDR Tournament on Friday, November 25th, from 6:00-9:00 PM, followed by AADL-GT Round 4, Saturday, November 26th, from Noon-5:30 PM. All events at the Downtown Library. Also keep your calendars open for the AADL-GT Season 2 Grand Championships, Saturday, December 17th, from Noon-5:30 PM, plus DDR and open play during break.
Finally, a blue DS case containing several DS games went missing during the last tournament. If you have it or know what happened to it, please let me know, or just turn it in to library lost and found. I hope that this does not become a common occurance.
Got any questions or comments? Now's the time!