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February 27, 2009, 11:10:43 PM - ORIGINAL POST -

WHAT: 5.1.6. or ART@GKIM (lolol acronym is coincidence) [Another Random Tournament at Ground Kontrol in May]
WHEN: May 16th, 2009
WHERE: Ground Kontrol; 511 NW Couch St., Portland, OR

MIX: DDR Extreme, single

$10 entry fee (plus 50 cents for qualifier)
Qualifier must be played at Ground Kontrol before May 16th*

The Qualifier will be Gradiusic Cyber (AMD G5 Mix).

The machine will be on EVENT MODE.

Registration cap at 16

25 cents off drinks for people in the tournament.

Water jug set up for the tournament.

1st - 40% ($64 if cap is reached)
2nd - 25% ($40 if cap is reached)
3rd - 15% ($24 if cap is reached)
4th - 5% + GK gift card
5th - GK gift card

EX scoring.  P=2, Gr/OK = 1, everything else is 0

A. Bracketing and qualifier
-16-person, double-elimination
-no rematches before quarterfinal
-qualifiers will be reported using an honors system; multiple attempts are fine
-*If you can't get to Ground Kontrol prior to the tournament, that's fine.  Use you most recent score on another DDR Extreme machine, plus 50% greats or 4 greats if SDG/AAA.  We aren't going to worry about being too rigorous about the qualifier since it's double elim, as long as EVERYONE doesn't sandbag, it should be fine.

B. Song selection
-A player may select any particular song only once during the tournament.
-Any song rated 7, 8, or 9 feet may be selected during the tournament at any time
-Prior to the final round, each player may only select one song rated 10 or flashing 10.  10's may be selected freely during the final round.
-Matches will be 2 of 3.  
-The high seed player will pick which player plays on which side first.
-The player on the left side will pick the song.
-Players will switch sides for the second song.
-Third song, if necessary, will be picked using RANDOM; players may then select modifiers accordingly.  Low seed will pick which side to play on for the third song.
-During the matches for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th, the higher seed player will pick the first song, and the lower seed player will select the speed, turn, and note modifiers for that song.  The losing player will then select the next song, and the other will pick the mods.  This will continue in the fashion of Tennis until one player has won on at least 3 songs, and has at least 2 more victories than his or her opponent.  If each player wins 6 songs, the next player to win a song will win the match.

C. Time restraints
-If the tournament is still running at 4:40pm, we will relocate to Tilt! and finish up the last few matches.
-Assuming cap is reached, there will be 33 matches 2 of 3, and 3 matches Tennis.  36 matches total.
-2 of 3 matches should last no more than 6 minutes.  33 x 6 = 198 minutes = 3 hours, 18 minutes.
-Tennis matches should last between 5 and 25 minutes.  3 x 25 = 75 minutes = 3 hours, 15 minutes.
-The tournament should last from 12:00pm to 4:33pm.
-Delay of more than 60 seconds between matches will result in loss of match and/or disqualification.
-Delay of more than 40 seconds between songs will result in loss of match and/or disqualification.
-Because time is limited, and we're paying for it, please arrive with a list--whether physically, digitally, or mentally stored--of 15 to 25 songs you intend to play, so that you can quickly locate and choose those songs when you are selecting.

D. Etiquette
-Foul play will result in disqualification.  This includes striking, distracting, or otherwise interfering with other players, lying to the tournament organizer and supervisors, et cetera.
-Do not otherwise harass anyone.
-Please do not sing, shadow, et cetera during matches.
-Keep food, beverages, and personal belongings off of the machine during the tournament.
-Feel free to wait between matches in the downstairs area where there is more space and ample seating. (you will be retrieved by a tournament supervisor when your match is next)
-Please do not play other games unless you are willing to part with them immediately when your match is next or if you are disqualified.
-Respect the host establishment, Ground Kontrol, and its staff.
-Please do not bring outside drinks other than water; beverages will be available at a discounted rate for participants.
-If we reach the cap and I'm not completely broke at the time, I will go to Voodoo Doughnuts and buy two dozen doughnuts to share with everyone who:
a. respects these rules
b. stays for the whole tournament
c. wants them,
including people who didn't qualify/didn't enter.

E. Pad Arbitration, et cetera
-If you feel that a sensor is not responding under ample pressure, a panel is sticking, or a panel is triggering when it is not being pressed, inform a tournament supervisor and we will investigate.  "Pad greats" and the like will not be considered.  We will not recalculate such arbitration if you are being an asshole, or if the match is not particularly close.
-If you tend to drop holds, ask someone to watch while you play songs with numerous holds, so they can vouch for you if you do drop a hold.  We will not recalculate dropped holds if you switch feet during a hold, try to hit other panels with a foot that is holding, or the match is not particularly close.
-Pad arbitration will be recalculated to 1.5 points if you have 10-24 greats, 1 point if you have 25 or more greats, and 2 points if you have 9 or less greats.
-If it is determined that alleged pad arbitration would change the result of a match, that song will be considered a draw.


« Last Edit: October 23, 2009, 04:47:46 PM by BLueSS »
Read February 28, 2009, 05:32:27 PM #1

I'd be interested in going to this.  The problem is, AP testing is in the middle of May, so it'd be hard going to a tournament during testing.. so... Yeah.  And besides the fact that I'd probably be worse than everyone that went.
Read February 28, 2009, 08:54:11 PM #2

I'd haul my dying disabled shell of my former self down there to enter one last tournament but I don't know the date.
Read February 28, 2009, 11:22:51 PM #3

May 16th. Tongue

One last tournament?  Oh come on don't be like that!

Limewirelord, where do you live?  If you live in/near Portland, I wouldn't worry about it--it's just a 4 or 5-hour commitment, so unless you really need the time to study, you can probably find the time to come.
Do you have a DDRecall?  If so, I can take a look at it and let you know how well you'd most likely do in a tournament like this. 

« Last Edit: February 28, 2009, 11:31:13 PM by DancingTofu »
Read March 01, 2009, 03:18:47 PM #4

I do live in the Portland area, I just have never been to Ground Kontrol.  Place looks awesome from what I see on the website though, retro games are fun.

I'm just assuming I'm worse than likely candidates to go to this tournament, since a large majority of the posts on that accomplishments thread are all about *'ing 13s and such, while I can barely pass 10's.  Tongue
Read March 02, 2009, 12:44:27 AM #5

Ah.  Well, I don't expect many people to be traveling from Seattle for this, and there are only a handful of Portland players who can even pass 13's whom I've met.  I've only ever passed one 11 before.  How's your timing though?  That's what's really important, since there are only six 10's on DDR Extreme (seven if you count PSM and PSMO as different charts I guess).  If you can score decently on a few 9's and SDG most 7's and 8's, you should be at least competitive for 3rd or 4th.
Read March 02, 2009, 06:51:43 AM #6

It depends on how I'm feeling that day really.  Sometimes I can nearly AAA HVAM and some days I can't even pass it.  I also play nobar if that matters, simply because I can't get used to playing with a bar at the arcade and I've been too lazy to mod a bar onto my.. Afterburner.  :/
Read March 02, 2009, 10:15:39 AM #7

I actually might drive down for this. Unless you young whippersnaps don't like an old 27 year old giving you a run for your monies!
Read March 02, 2009, 07:18:36 PM #8

Heh, I'm pretty sure BBH turned 30 this year, and he still stomps me.  It would be awesome if you came though; Ethan will feel bad if Hooby beats him again and Hooby always denies Ethan first, so it would be interesting to see how things turn out.

Limewire, I can understand that situation.  Bar will be allowed, but you won't be forced to use it or anything.  You might want to practice though, in case someone pulls some crazy shit on your ass.  Try just using a chair; that's what I did when I played at home whenever I wanted to use a bar.

Also, I can help you build and attach a bar for your AB if you'd like.  If you use PVC, an oak dowel, and a couple sturdy steel flanges, you've got a really sturdy bar for under $60.
Read March 02, 2009, 09:07:19 PM #9

Haha, I tried using a chair, except all of the backrests on every single chair in our house is pointy, which pretty much kills your hands after 20 seconds.

Is there any chance you can send me like instructions to make a bar?  It sounds doable with basic tools, unlike a pad.  Sigh... I wish there were better metal pad options than just the CF and AB.
Read March 02, 2009, 10:45:20 PM #10

Ethan will feel bad if Hooby beats him again and Hooby always denies Ethan first

Now wait just one damn minute

that first fact is erroneous
and that second one is based on one occurrence: Kumoricon. The only other time Bryant and I have met in a tournament was at DSR^2 and it was in the Loser's Bracket.

Anyway, I think if there's more interest we could afford to have a slightly larger bracket, which would make for a more interesting tournament! (Not to mention a bigger pot.)
Read March 02, 2009, 10:57:22 PM #11

id love to come (to get OWNEDDDDDDD because the only game i could even remotely even attempt to win at is itg, and that woulod just be becauseid pick some random stamina killer and hope for the best haha)

but going to seattle for meisnt exactly doable, but if there was a way i could carpool from spokane id beinterested
Read March 02, 2009, 11:23:15 PM #12

GK is in Portland not Seattle.
Read March 02, 2009, 11:45:54 PM #13

Ethan, I already calculated it.  A 32-bracket would take 6-10 hours, which is too long unless we run it as a private event.  If we cap out with a few spectators this time, it'll be something to consider later this year, but for now we have to cap at 16 unless someone wants to bring in another DDR Extreme Cabinet and set it up for the tournament. Tongue

Limewire, I'll PM you a picture guide I posted on DDR Freak a while ago.
You can also build a bar like this one for under $20 (we used four of these with Cobalt Flux pads for Kumoricon this year):

Read March 02, 2009, 11:58:49 PM #14

Haha, I think I'll wait for the metal bar guide, that setup looks a tad ghetto :s

So how much exactly would this cost?  I'm a bit confused with the $5 an hour thing, since that could make it a tad expensive on my part, since I don't really get much money.
Read March 03, 2009, 12:04:18 AM #15

The tournament's $10 per person, then I'll be transferring $20 or $25 out of the pot to Ground Kontrol for letting us use their space and their machine.

btw, the other bar isn't all that much less ghetto; it's just PVC, plywood, dowels, flanges, screws, and a 2x4. Tongue
Read March 03, 2009, 06:03:13 PM #16

I'm running a Jackie Chan 2 Fists of Fury side tourney. You should definitely list that on the events.
Read March 03, 2009, 06:39:58 PM #17

GK is in Portland not Seattle.
oops i failed, misread everything.

anyone carpooling down to portland*
Read March 04, 2009, 10:20:35 AM #18

I'm running a Jackie Chan 2 Fists of Fury side tourney. You should definitely list that on the events.
No you aren't. Though we could hold a Phantasy Star Portable or Dissidia: FF event on the side
Read March 04, 2009, 10:50:56 PM #19

If there's a PSP tournament on the side, it damned well better be Lemmings, MGSPO+, or MPSPDOTBFTY14
Read March 05, 2009, 05:20:24 AM #20

I'm running a Jackie Chan 2 Fists of Fury side tourney. You should definitely list that on the events.

I'm gonna win
Read March 05, 2009, 09:17:34 AM #21

I'm gonna win
Hey, you're getting better!
Read March 05, 2009, 08:14:21 PM #22

Hey, you're getting better!
Oh yeah, my Thorsten is gonna win. PICK MY MONEY UP.

So the event list (plus the people running the said events) is looking like this:

Dance Dance Revolution Extreme: Tofu
Jackie Chan 2 Fists of Fire: Me
Melty Blood Act Cadenza Verb. 1.2xx: BBH
Sugoi! Arcana Heart 2 ver 2.6: Schlagwerk
Ranma 1/2 Chouji Ranbu Hen: Me

« Last Edit: March 05, 2009, 08:21:06 PM by Iori241 »
Read March 05, 2009, 09:34:43 PM #23

Great news everybody! I am free on the weekend of the 16th presumably so I will be able to attend if I can get a ride down! Of course my dad is super ballin' so I think he'll take me down for one more DDR tournament. Hope to see you all there!
Read March 05, 2009, 11:02:50 PM #24

Hey Kevin, you can run Tetris!
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