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