2007 AADL-GT Season Wrapup, and Awards Banquet this Friday!

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This past weekend, the Downtown Library played host to the most intense event in town: the 2007 AADL-GT Super Smash Double Dash Grand Championship and Festival of N00bs! With some truly fierce competitors lined up to play, a ferocious afternoon of multiplayer mayhem was upon us, and the results, while disappointing to some, did not disappoint spectators, as the competition reached a fever pitch in the final round, which featured two members from each of this season's two super clans: [gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:788] of Clan US, and [gtplayer:197] and [gtplayer:736] of the Brothers of Maplewood squaring off on the most unpredictable track in Kartdom, the infamous Baby Park. Read on to see what happened, and for full details of the AADL-GT Awards Banquet and Clan Cup, coming this Friday, 12/21 at 6 PM at the Downtown Library!

Prior to the finals, 27 N00bs fought their way towards 8 spots in the Grand Championships, with [gtplayer:822] siezing the top spot and 2006 Grand Champion [gtplayer:737] taking second, while [gtplayer:795], [gtplayer:380], [gtplayer:1028], [gtplayer:216], [gtplayer:340] and [gtplayer:774] rounding out the wildcard spots. From 52 Grand Championship challengers, 4 of the 8 wildcards failed to make the cut to 32, along with Smash Master [gtplayer:483] who had some bad luck and dropped out. The cut down to 8 was particularly brutal, claiming both [gtplayer:614] and [gtplayer:606], as well as [gtplayer:737] and the always-impressive [gtplayer:457], and forcing a fraternal tiebreaker between [gtplayer:143] and [gtplayer:146] from which older brother, 2004 Grand Champion and aging-out [gtplayer:143] emerged victorious, only to fail to advance to the final round.

When the dust cleared, season 1 3rd place winner [gtplayer:197] emerged victorious, snapping up the Wii, while [gtplayer:382] finished an amazing season by taking second prize (an iPod Nano) and moving to the top of the season's leaderboard. [gtplayer:736] then beat his rap by taking third prize (a Nintendo DS) after taking lousy 4th place prizes in both 2004 and 2006; while Smash Master [gtplayer:788] fought his way through Kart rounds to take 4th place (an iPod shuffle).

It was another successful season, with intense rivalries old and new, marked by the utter dominance of two clans and some truly amazing matches at every turn. Now, with most of the competition behind us, there's only one score left to settle: the end of 2007's remarkable clan season, and the final showdown between Clan Us and the Brothers of Maplewood, among other contenders. The GT Awards will start with the Clan Cup at 6 PM on 12/21, featuring some truly amazing suprise games and 6 trophies and $50 games awaiting the winning clan.

After the Clan Cup, we will have Jimmy John's for dinner, and then a few Grudge Matches; we'll then finish up with the Awarding of 2007 Achievement Medals and our first-ever AADL-GT Hall Of Fame inductions. You can help by posting a comment below with your opinions on what grudge matches you'd like to see, as well as your nominations for the following season awards:

Most Valuable Player
Most Improved Player
Rookie of the Year (must be someone who did not play in any season 3 tournaments)
Heartbreaking Loss Award
Outstanding Sportsmanship Award

I've also got 5 other awards that will be at my discretion. Let me know your suggestions, or if you have any questions, and I'll see you guys Friday!

Comments

Hall Of Fame Nominees:
Sir Ducksalot
TurtlePerson2
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i'd have to give MVP to lima or shin. fantastic overall.

improved player? hard to say. i improved a lot at smash, and i did fair at kart this season, so take that for what it's worth. shin improved much at kart though. so yeah.

dunno any rookies

heartbreaking loss? dunno.

outstanding sportsmanship? me obviously.... hahahahaa. but i dunno. everyone's sort of... meh at it.

tournament was cool. def. selling ipod shuffle on ebay. hahah. can get it for like $70. whoopee.

btw you're all getting destroyed at clan cup. : )

also i checked the final 8 points standings, and that time riley killed himself, that gave me a total of 300 points overall. 10 more over turtleperson2.

el oh el. <3's riley.


a lack of rookies but the best,(and only I can think of) is notra


omega-sportsmanship should go to that one kid who allowwed me to to the the simi finals even though i lost to him.(sd) he didn't care about the money he just wanted to be fair.


I now remember that master AJ and pyromaniac are rookies that made impacts, but notra is still my #1 for rookie of the year

for heartbreaking loss: snowman who could have made it to the final four over lain if he had beaten tp2 in the final match of the round of 8

for sportsmanship I nominate my brother monkeyman....lol yeah right, for real maybe Dale W, he deserves to win something


chi chi let u win....

also most improved...me
mvp- lain
rooky -notra
heartbreaking loss snowman...
sportsmanship- ???


rooky i'd actually have to give consideration to Pyromaniac. he made it decently far.

sportsmanship could be chi-=chi. that is correct.


Most Valuable Player- Shin

Most Improved Player- Lain

Rookie of the Year- Notra hands down

Heartbreaking Loss Award- Mojo 2 stocking lain or swordsensei beating shin when both were at high percentages during smash brackets lolz

Outstanding Sportsmanship Award- Dale W definitely........or that one kid that yelled out "(insert someones name) you snorker, ill beat your snork when we get home" or something like that during grands

and jimmy johns??? woo hoo ive never had jimmy johns before but always hear good things about it

grudge matches
-shin vs swordsensei (if my brothers allowed to come)
-Mojo vs Lain
-RJ vs omega (this was on freeplay but that dair to falcon punch was just too good)
-Me vs Lain on green greens fox ditto, thats right im calling you out lain (lol i must be crazy)
-Me vs Limabean, low tier rematch
-Chi Chi vs Omega
-Pwnerer Vs John, though john will proly wimp out =p
- Me vs Stephen H
-PwnStaRs vs Team Silent

haha all those grudge matches are like concerning me and my friends whoops
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I'd like to nominate D-Rex for MVP, while there might be players with a better score than him (although he's ranked the highest of anyone), he's the most valuable player. Without him, the BoM would not have been nearly as successful. As an example, he and I won 1st and 3rd in Single Kart in round 4 because he played well as a teammate. If he hadn't held the blue shell, then I wouldn't have been guaranteed first. He finished in 3rd, despite a one item handicap because he's skilled enough to do that.

I think that when looking for an MVP you have to think of who they are valuable to, because if they are valuable to no one, but themselves then they really aren't an MVP.

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P.S. If I would've known that I wouldn't move on, I would've let Snowman beat me.


I wouldnt say letting someone who is better than you win is sportsman ship

Hall o ffame inductions
TP2
Duck
Pickwick the Second who i think should have the sportsman ship award named after him
Leinad
Tom

thats about all i can think of right now

As for a possible best/most suprising win how bout the John vs. Pwner match
maybe a possible rematch too

MVP I would say Shin has probally the most combined talent in both games even though he isnt the best in either

How bout Dale for MVP too Dale as of right now is the highest rated ACTIVE kart player and his smash skill are very good. He also could be up there for sportsman ship

Is most improved refering to over this season or from previous seasons
From Previouus seasons I'd say John who looking at the ratings was projected to finish 5th in our clan, but was #1 in our clan and pretty highly ranked

Lain has gotten better throughout this season and from previous seasons as well

Also heartbreaking loss award since i really dont remember many matches I'd go with TP@ getting 5th at the grands this season by 10 points

Sounds good see you guys there


swordsmaster the snorker you snorker was probally the best display of brotherly love i've seen at these tourneys

Also JimmyJohns is probally the 8th wonder of the world be prepared for a world of happiness when eating JJ's


for the last time mojo beat me when i didn't think i was playing him. AND i was falcon. on friggin onnett. -_- i thought mojo was someone else... ;;;;

mojo is def. pretty good and stuff though, he knows his fox tech. no mindgames though. : /

major johns but oh well. heck, i'd play him again on same stage, stage character if he wants. *shrugs*


for most improved john is a good choice, but even better is the other durski, tub o lard. He jumped from 21st last year up to 10th this year, improving in both kart and smash


MvP shin
most improved John. he moved from 4th to 3rd
rookie would either be pyromaniac or notra probably Notra though
id like a rematch of my low teir match against john.
"Play it to the bone"


omega-lain stop with the mind games thing. you say it like you the master of it all or something. The last time i played you i didn't see anything mind gameish sooo yeah. O_o oh and we will be there eli because they canceled the tournament.


i don't act like i'm the master of it, i'm merely stating that i have SOME and everyoe at the aadl except cisco have ZERO.

you don't realize it and you know what? that's why you lose.


nah i wont wimp out!!!! i aint no lil noob. i gotz a scraper bike and i will win the grudge match! vs chi chi and cisco :)


omega- thats why i lose.... to who? Anyways just because someone doesn't have something doesn't mean you should use that against them. Yes i can tell you i don't have any mind games but i can still manage to beat you and cisco then what does that say about you?


most improved me 15th to 1st heellooo!
best freshy award! me or omega

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lol if your basing most improved on who jumped up the most on the leaderboard then check out jacobk from 87-12 although its true he only went to 2 of the tournaments last yr

i still say lain though, he went from not even being able to get past first round of brackets last yr to owning everyone
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Why is there so much bonus for the grands the top people in the grands got up to 5 levels of bonus?


thesoviet and Pyromaniac= Best rookie team!!! w00t


i DID improve an amazing amount at smash. more then anyone has improved at s single game so *shrugs*

omega, yeah you beat me. but do i actually try? no. does cisco? hahahan no.

*shrugs* think what you want. haha.

you guys are obviously pretty good. VERY good tech skill so it's sort of ridiculous. don't get me wrong. i'm not insulting you guys are anything : )


omega-O_o O.k but we are about to start our own tournaments so we can get some more experience to fill in the gabs. k :)


Well if we are going from last year id have to say me. I went from 120-16 thats like 104 spots which is 103 more than 1.
"Play it to the bone"


hahaha. let's not get mad here omega. ahaha.

i obviously don't play to lose, but it's not like when you beat me occasionally in a library friendly it's everything. :p

don't get me wrong, i didn't say you guys suck or anything. you guys have excellent tech skill. better then me or cisco's. and you have some thought when you play, but not as much as me or cisco put into it. *shrugs* i'm only saying this to help you get better. i really don't mean this in a mean way to a fellow crew mate.


Shin: i totally agree with u lain. The reason i say that is because to gain GOOD MINDGAMES you have obtain a GOOD amount of competive play experience and looking at us the only touri we've been to is........ well, the only one i've went to was when cisco had a touri while back (lain= peach). But the only reason were good at tech is because thats basically all u can practice when everybody in your area are basically noobs(BoM). so yeah its no biggy... well with me atleast.


its not really by # of spots its by difficulty to gain spots so i still win or will

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Limabean you n' me vs again?

Wouldn't mind 1v1 with shin or omega either. :D


yeah yeah don't stick your chest out to far. someone might pop it.


Not a challenge/grudge just a friendly but if you wanna be like that then all I gotta say is talk to the knee. haha.


lol.

rj = too good.


oh i already know what i wanna buy with my money im gonna get for target tomorrow. there is no way B.O.M. loses this clan cup *wink wink nudge nudge*.


thesoviet + pyromaniac = pwnage

Best Rookie Team W00t


lawl for no reason
"Play it to the bone"


Hey eli am i allowed to change my clan for the clan cup? If so id like to join BYAH.

Nothing personal swordmaster im just tryin to help out a couple friends also, ive counted the points so you should still be in the cup. Also wihout me you still have the necessary amount of ppl to participate. of course if im wrong ill gladly stay, I don't want to screw you over or anything but I kinda made a promise that i wouldn't want to re-nig on.

"Play it to the bone"


Chi-Chi are you sure?


btw thesoviet + pyromaniac = BEST ROOKIE TEAM w00t! 10$ baby!!!


lol no im just joking around cause im really bored. *sigh* wish it was 2morrow so much
"Play it to the bone"


that makes 2


wait chichi were you serious or not cause im not gonna stop you from whatever you wanna do but i think that would be unfair for the 8th place clan right now (shadowfire) so i doubt eli would let you, and if u actually wanna switch you need to be 100% sure tonight so i can remake preparations

also eli if you see this and chichi is able to switch can i add a new member to my clan then? since we'd have one open spot and by any chance can swordsensei participate in this?
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yea let swordsensei in...his parents can write a consent letter or sumthin lol. There is an underage talent permission thing isn't there?


Shin: Thesoviet + pyromaniac V.S. Team Silence = Silence from the thesoviet


no im snot planning on switching.
"Play it to the bone"


no im snot planning on switching.
"Play it to the bone"


my life be like ooh ahh ooh ahh ooh ahhh


lol. you guys would probably beat us but we never went against each other so ya never know. and I will never be silenced =]. BYAH forever!!!

thesoviet + pyromaniac = Best rookie team eva w00t


Woah, Johninabox, was that "Ooh, Ahh" by Grits? If it was, good stuff.

Oh and it's Friday now, except very early in the morning on Friday.

"TORTURIS EXUVIAS EUNT"


dude it is friday isnt it. YES BREAK AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA YES OMG!!!

thesoviet + pyromaniac = best rookie team


Swordmaster, your little brother is defintely allowed to come. He can't compete in the clan cup, but I think we all want to see a rematch with him and Shin or Lain.


yea it is!


It may just be me, but I'd want to see a grudge match between TP2 and Bad Driver again, just to have a rematch from the tiebreaker at the Grands.

Also, does it make me a nerd for watching the Season 1 Grands DVD today whilst cleaning my room?
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ATTENTION!!!!

anyone whose not playing in the clan cup but is good at mario kart play for my clan tonight lol
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thesoviet + pyromaniac = BEST ROOKIE TEAM EVA w00t!!!!!!!!!


swordmaster im pretty sure that pyromaniac is coming and he isnt too bad soo... yeah
"Play it to the bone"


Big Chi Best Sportsmanship in the AADL oof
"Play it to the bone"


yeah actually i've noticed mindgames don't come directly from experience but rather having to play people with better tech skill.

if it weren't for mindgames i would lose nearly all my matches. it's pretty obvious that i miss lots of l-cancels, do attacks that i didn't mean to do, etc.

you guys coped with loss by raising tech skill against mindgames and i had to raise mindgames to deal with tech skill. i've never had particularly good tech skill and DI is more of a mindgame (in that you know what you're going to get hit by and when) than a tech skill thing but (wall/ledge) teching is tech skill.

anyways mindgames and tech skill are both important, the emphasis on mindgames comes from the fact that at extremely high levels of play nearly everyone has flawless tech skill. also mindgames are much harder to acquire than tech skill.

as for you guys beating me yeah it happens but you gotta remember i sandbag somewhere around 99% of the time. pretty much unless there's something to lose on it i barely try. i remember being in a bad mood at Grands and trying in a match and i think i fourstocked shin.

this is cisco


what cisco says is de troof.

also, cisco DOES sandbag like 99% of the time. only like unless he has something highly valuable to gain or lose will he play even his half-best.

i've seen cisco play all out. it wasn't pretty.


yeah he was playing all out against me and i got 3 stocked =(
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i see you're trying to be modest, and yet make yourself look decent at the same time. -_- fool.

i guarantee if cisco was playing all out, you wouldn't get a stock off, because i play you normally while sandbagging a little and i three stock you!


thesoviet + pyromaniac = Best ROOKIE TEAm W000000t


I realized while watching the replay of the GC yesterday that "Leinad" is just "Daniel" backwards. Huh. I always figured it some some obscure fantasy character or something. That only took, what, 3 years for the cluestick to hit me?

Also just wanted to say I had a great time this season; maybe I'll be able to remember some people's names next year.

If anybody plays TF2 on PC, let me know, it'd be great to team up with some familiar players instead of pwning unknown n00bs all day.

I'll link my steam stats on my profile page soon.

/*== ejk ==*/


lol the soviet and pyromaniac im pretty sure the rookie team of swordsensei+mojo would own you guys
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Shin: hey lain and cisco....... i guess the to resolution to "whos truely better in smash" will have to be resolve in a money match :). just email me if u agree to this wager so we can set this set up :) if this doesnt bring the best out of u then, nothing will


why don't we set up in a dark alley downtown and find out. ;}


lawl. i accept, shin and omega. ; )


Shin: well lain my brother has nothing to do with this its just me and technically i just wanted to play cisco but, after were done ill be more happy to money match u :)


okay sweet!


omega-ohh whats this I got a wii for christmas. Omg what is this a pre release of brawl! weeeeeeeeeeeeeee i wounder how much it cost to get it. thank you mom.


$300? your lucky your mom found a wii
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im sooo sure u got brawl....

that lie is almost as dumb as julian beliving cisco that the creators of brawl wanted him to test it for them.

nice try though.


yes please give details or tell the truth

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lol prerelease of Brawl... NOT!

So who's coming to Free Play tomorrow?
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i think he meant preordered brawl
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not me. i....do not care enough. hahahaha.


omega-wow this game is GREEEAAAAAT. I've only earned jiggle puff and lucario but i cant stop playing now. all with the best character ever snake. Also i figured that l-cancel is still on but it is hard to wavedash because you cannot move the air dodge any more. :) Anyways i gotta go play some more brawl.


lolz nvm what i said in my previous post
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Yes Omega, we're sure that you have a prerelease of Brawl, you have all the characters, blah blah blah.

EDIT: Oh man, he does have it! I went to his house and saw it! I even got video of it!
Footage Of Brawl!

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omega- i didn't say i had all the characters, i said i'd unlocked 2. Anyways brawl is great. don't worry you will feel how i feel in about 2 months. now back to brawl.


I mean, at least John Durski's mind tricks were semi-believable.
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hey that rick roll things pretty cool
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yea i got that song on ym ipod y u make fun of it???

also thats not who sings it....

if he really had brawl he wouldnt keep checking the blog...

when i get it im staying home from skool for that release week and not leaving my house. maby not even leaving my basement.. i got a fridge there my bathroom is right next to the top of the stairs and ill bring my 2nd microwave downthere...

and ill dring my 12 cans of gamefuel that ive saved for this long time just for brawl!!!!!


omega... why are you emberassing yourself like that? : (


yo john dibs coming over, cause i dont have a wii and dont think ill get one by then :(
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omega- yeah right box boy. when you had just got halo 3 you were posting every 3 min.(about game fuel remember)

Anyways i was bored so i made up something to talk about. duu i don't have brawl. but i do have melee and kart and have been practicing so when i come back i can own everyone. Noob or pro it doesn't matter. oh and b.o.m i know your team took some big hits and ours did to so why don't we make a new clan together.

1.me
2.d-rex
3.shin
4.limabean
5.monkeyman
6.????? cisco vs bad driver vs tub o lard vs mike s vs

think smart this clan could be even more powerful then US.


i like that cept monkeyman is going with funzo and doomblaze next year...

so i will gladly sent you an invite....

#1 shin
#2 omega
#3 d-rex
#4 johninabox (box boy)
#5 limabean
#6 dale w.... or your choice of a player.

also ill done have halo 3.... and ill take a photo with me and my 12 gamefuels and post it...

but i think this new team would be unstopable.

if you wanna make any corrections in my idea feel free to do so.


Hey guys, lots of my friends just got their DS, so we'll have a DS gaming thing at the Free Plays, this week. Come if you want.

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i like that cept monkeyman is going with funzo and doomblaze next year...

so i will gladly sent you an invite....

#1 shin
#2 omega
#3 d-rex
#4 johninabox (box boy)
#5 limabean
#6 dale w.... or your choice of a player... i would like to have tub-o-lard but if you perfer soem one else we copuld work with it.

also ill done have halo 3.... and ill take a photo with me and my 12 gamefuels and post it...

but i think this new team would be unstopable.

if you wanna make any corrections in my idea feel free to do so.


who wants me in their clan next yr?!?!?!?!?!?! and swordsensei toooo

i swear ill stay for mk and the clan battle next season, id have my own car by then
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omega-john i thought you were a senior. plus where ever d-rex goes monkey man is gonna go because they are brothers. dale is good but he wouldn't play a major role because he is a lone wolf.(mvp)