Black Friday Pokémon Showdown!

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Are you a Pokémon trainer? Do you think your Pokémon are pretty tough? Wouldn't you like to know for sure? AADL is pleased to provide an opportunty for the best and most enthusiastic Pokémon trainers from in and around Ann Arbor to come together, test their mettle, and see if they've got what it takes to make it to the finals of the most exciting Pokémon event in town. It's our first-ever Black Friday Pokémon Tournament, this Friday, 11/23, from Noon - 5 PM at the Downtown Library. Bring your DS and your copy of Pokémon Diamond or Pearl with your Pokémon ready to rumble, or try our house Pokémon if you don't have the game. A portion of this event will also be recorded and broadcast on Comcast channel 18 on Saturdays 11/24 and 12/1 at 3PM, so be sure to tune in, and read on for full details!

We'll start out with qualifying rounds in the DS union room, which means you'll need 2 Pokémon at level 30 or below to make it through the early rounds. The trainers with the most wins in their qualifyting battles will move on to 4-player, anything-goes pools, doing a double battle with 3 pokemon. We'll have prizes for the best overall players and the best level 50 and under players. We'll also be needing some Pokémon experts to do color commentary during the broadcast. Also, because the event is broadcast, please bring a signed release form if you haven't already.

As for GT updates, sorry for the delay in the Round 4 writeup... I blame Galaxy (62 stars). Round 4 and full GC details are coming next week. In the meantime, does anyone know what is up with those little bag-like guys that leave footprints and disappear whenever you get too close? WHAT IS UP WITH THOSE GUYS?

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Woo! Pokemans tournament! I don't really know much about teh pokemans, but I still have the strategy guides for Diamond and Pearl, so I'll see what I can do about getting down there for commentary duties.

Also, I'm stuck on what game to get next. I just got Rock Band (freaking amazing, by the way), so I'm undecided between Mass Effect for the 360 and Super Mario Galaxy. Any opinions from people?

(...Anyone even played Mass Effect yet?)
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Lol. No offence guys but, i owned in the last tournament. im tough so bee ready to battle me!! ;D


Gabe and tycho really liked mass effect, although they've been picking nits about it recently. Galaxy, however, has displaced Ocarina of Time at the top of the game rankings leaderboard, and for good reason. It is just mind-bendingly awesome. Get it.


better than ocarina of time no wayyyy

i might just get it, have to wait till dec 15 to get my wii though :(
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Anyone want to lend me Galaxy over winter break???

I can't afford video games anymore....


If you have a second player freeze those bag guys, you can spin them and get a ton of star bits.


O_o eli will there be open play for smash?


I'll do some color commentary since I'm not going to be competing. Next time maybe but I still need to buy the game, I'm so use to using gift-cards I never actually buy video games anymore.
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Sorry, lain, this is a one-off event and not part of a whole weekend, so we won't be setting up the gamecubes. Ergo, no open play.


Hey eli, i have a few questions. One is that will there be any practice battles? (they where fun lastime). And two if you record the battles, can i record myself, i wanna post it on youtube. Reply back. Thanks!

Charles


nooooooo! ah wells....

lawl who watches pokemon battle videos.


will can u go downtown today and if so wat time

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wut up noooooobs


nooo jirayas gonna die next week
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The last two comments where soooo unessesary


maby but i bet my next comment will b also...


lain is unnecessary


Man, that was a negative thing said by lain and a negative thing said against lain! In the same post!

*Explodes*
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Tom, that's not lain., there is no period in the username...


is this really me? or some one else...


Hah! Good call FJW. I remember when someone tried to do that to you. Hmm... Wonder who it could be...
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actually it is me. when you change your name on the "aadl cp", it only changes your ranking name thing, not your posting name. which is odd.

: ( i think it's quite hilarious you guys don't think it's me though. :D


Syn: FJW I thought you quit but i had to think for a minute...... you plan on getting into the grands through the wild card round dont ya?


Actually Shin he wont have too considering he is ranked 46th top 64 make the grands.

He also i believe got 4th in team melee round 1 or was at least awarded bonus points


hello!! i love pokemon


Flogar: we to!!!! hugs from Chile


Hey ya'll I have a little Question. WHAT THE HECK ARE COLOR COMMENTATORS!??!?!?!?!??!


shin: Top 64! thats over 50% of the people that actaully come to aadl gt. All this time i thought it was an honor to get to the grands with points......... but its not :( thanks for the info T.C


i announce my win!

i vow to get 1st place in the grands! no more 4th and not getting any respect.

i got noobed in the 1st season and the 3rd season i had to lose so my friend can win.

im done with mr. niceguy and all previous aliances are over... unless i make one with you or someone ate the grands then dont expect for me to help you out...

im angry and im turning that into pure skill!!!!!

goodluck noobzors


Shin: FJW is your friend? i thought you were just one his pawn from last season. The reason i say that is because (1. you guys had a deal to go against my brother(omega) (2. in the 2nd match of smash he clearly STAB (more like a peach dash attack) you in the back for his own selfish purposes. Yeah, yeah i know its just a game but techincally FJW you really did hurt some people...... mentally.


yeah i kno right

so who wants to make truce with me for grands????

i r just kidding guys
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i'm open to colluding with someone for mario kart since i suxxors at that and roxxors at smash.

who's that lain guy? man i hate him.

also eli, are you actually gonna hold a low tier tournament? please do this. haha.


will we can play mk at labyrinth and is there smash club tomarow if so im coming and juleen

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whats labyrinth
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So since the idea of alliances and such in the grands this is my idea to solve it

1)Make the final round only 2 matches one kart one smash. This way you won't be able to clinch a place going into the race/battle and will want to get as high as place as possible.

2)make every round contain 1 battle/1 race
Make it double elimniation.
This way you get the same amount of matches. Yet people will be less willing to make an alliance or let a friend win a race since they will only have 2 events.
So if you have 2 bad matches you aren't elimniated.

Have the people who would normally be elimniatied recieve a strike and 2 strikes your elimniated

A con to this is that it could create an uneven amount of players. Since 32 player could get a strike the first round than only 7 of those players get elimniated giveing you 57 players(assuming 64 players are entered)

Well anyway give me your input


i like that idea alot and if there is an uneven number of people we will just have to do a tiebreaker.

we can work it out it cant be that hard.


well theres the 64 players in the leaderboard + the wildcards

well make that 63 players since my brother (swordsensei) cant come, plus the others that wont be coming for some reason thatr in the top 64

anyways i dont really get what bad driver said to be honest lol but if it breaks up alliances (which means more chance of me winning) then heck yeah go for it :)
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Yeah i figured it would be hard to understand.

Typically The wild card lets in enough people to make the number of the grands 64

I'll try to say my idea a little clearer

each player gets 2 matches a round

If you finish in the bottom half of scoring you get a strike

2 strikes and you are elimniated


i like tp2 idea alot and we should go 4 it if eli says its kool to do.

also i got an idea we have a cage match on friday... last one standing gets into final 4...


Well i decided that i'm going back to basics and just being flare for the december tournaments.
As for the said idea in question id have to say that it is the best idea that ive heard since tommorrow AND the day after that. Knamean?
P.S. Im defnitly not talking about jons idea. That idea is most possibly the worst idea that ive heard since the invention of a solar-powered flashlight that doesn't store power. A cage? is u special? every1 knows that cages have been extinct for ages. You gots to use liquid fire now. DUH!!!!
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way to give my brother credit for my idea john


lol, poor Bad Driver.

Any news yet on what's going to replace the Brawl tournament yet Eli? I think that we should have a Rock Band tournament, or, if not enough people show up, just a Rock Band session with open play. Kevin and I both have the game + system + instruments, and that would be schweet. If not, I still may bring my stuff and try to comandeer a TV at the next open play. But I think it would be totally awesome on a projector.
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I watched my bro and some cousins play rock band on black friday it looks sweet so if u get that up at an open play ill stop by


omega-yo different story now.... Tommorrow is my first varsity meat and im only a freshman. You all prey for me and wish me good luck. I mean im going up against seniors and juniors not 8th graders anymore!


Varsity meat? What part of the cow is that from?

lol, just kidding omega. Good luck dude! What sport is this for? Wait, you said meet, so it's Track/Cross Country?
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im pretty sure that its wrestling?

anyways good luck dude i know what it feels like going up against upperclassmen as a freshman.......even though its not in wrestling but in track lol..........impressive too i thought you were a soph this yr dang
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omega-yeah it's wrestling. Ive been trainning for this day every since the last school year ended so im pretty siked. Thanks guys :)


Schweet. Totally good luck dude. Hit 'em with the chair!!!
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OMG MY BAD bad driver not tp2

it was in da morning i was still tired :) oops


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im bored now... i need more snow so i can parkour of my roof ahhhhhh its taking to long to snow.


Eli, if you have given this any thought, who are the Beta partners going to be? Another Librarian wishes to know on the gtsystem page and I'm curious myself. I'd like to know where these libraries are as well.
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scraper bike!!!!!!!!!!!!!


John you're a junior shouldn't you want a car?

anyway John we need to get a practice session so i was thinking either thursday night before tourtament or next weekend. Or we could do both
so whatever works for you we just need to fit it around everyone's schedule


yea lets get a practice in as soon as we can im free whenever... ill make time. the hibbs should also be but im not really sure


That's a very interesting idea, Bad Driver... I think the finals being only 1 round of each will be great. However, the 'strike' thing is something we can talk about for next season, but it would require software development to make it happen and we're in the middle of other projects. That's why we did the two rounds of each in the past to have a bit of built-in double elimination.

Don't be so sure about who's qualified for the GCs and who has to fight it up through the noobs... full GC details are right around the corner, I'm working on the post now.

Also, Roysters, one would think that it's time to leave the 2006 GCs behind us and focus on the Championship to come.


thank you

Grand champion details are very good


i can haz nu post plz?
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Was it just me? Or was this year's tournament turnout seem to be much lower than previous years? I made the grands and I only went to one tournament, and no John, I didn't get fourth in team smash, I got 5th in all four events in the tourney I did go to.


eli for the strikes couldn't you just do it on paper cus it's only 64 people just make a list of names and check them

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Eli is way beyond paper


i want to be the boy to warm your mother's heart


Whoosajiggawhat?
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not me... maby ummm, ummm, non scraper bikers.


This must be one heckuva post if Eli's been working on it since 1:00 this morning and it's still not here...
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no one appreciates The White Stripes?

i am ASHAMED of all of you.


Yeah, these events have really gotten too big to keep the results on paper, plus we need the results to be in the database. We'll talk about this idea further at the planning meeting, which will be 2/26 at the Pittsfield branch, followed by the rescheduled inaugural Super Smash Bros. Brawl tournament...


when and where is this happing


where


where


lolz lrn2read
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