Thanks for everyone who entered; 10 teams/30 players. We started off fast and got ahead of schedule but somehow during the end we went massively behind schedule. The last couple matchups went to a delegated teammember who played BEST OF 3, to speed things up. Sorry we had to wrap things up at 10pm, it a long story that involves the LA County Sheriff, and hefty fines for the arcade owner.
Thanks to everyone who played; I hope you all had fun.
A Big thanks to scottind for helping co-run the tournament !
Thanks also to LGS for donating the awesome raffle prizes !
My apologies to the final 3-4 teams who had to delegate a single representative to finish up the tournament. We had to finish by 10pm, but after this tournament, we have a much better estimate on how to run future team tournaments. Sorry guys !!
I was able to record EVERY match played yesterday, so I’ll have them up by the end of today.
I thought the seeding for this tournament was great. Lots of fun match ups. (Much thanks to gooteck’s helpful tournament feedback/advice).
Raffle Prize Winners:
Albert (Simpsons Toy: the Sailor Guy that goes “ARRRRR”)
Ryocho (SFA2 Akuma Action Figure)
A complete list of fundraising amount and people who contributed coming soon.
(I don’t have the list/amount with me at the moment)
Total Fundraising amount thus far is $103.00.
Yesterday was awesome. Too bad me and LWK got there late because our 3rd team member flaked on us. :mad:
But luckily some of our friends came through and we made it anyway.
Next time though, if Bebop isn’t on a team, then lets team up.
Oh and the casuals were awesome. Gootecks, those were some good matches. :rock:
I was in a Hugo and Q mood last night. hehe Good stuff.
In either scenarios for the U.S Sticks and H2H cabs, I’m not sure whether the machines have the physical capabilities. For U.S style sticks, I believe there are some available that can be installed in jap cabs, however I don’t think they’re happ or 360. I’ve heard of another local arcade that has u.s sticks on jap cabs (?) … was it interface? or super arcade? As for the H2H I would have to speak to the owner to see if that’s a feasible option.
In either case, I think the back cabs are definitely going to waste and something definitely should be done about them. Having two people on those small machines is just way to cramped; not to mention the neighboring machines that reduce the space even more. If the machines are capable, I think they should definitely be H2H, or at least side by side like one of the KOF set ups they have. If not, then maybe moving the machines around would help alleviate some of the space issue.
There’s a few machines at AI that just absolutely gets no love, and I think those can be sold to make more room. Giving the smaller 3s cabs more space or H2H capabilities would, from a financial perspective, be a wise option for the owner to invest in. There’s rumors of the owner moving locations, or similar plans of the like, so it really depends on what plans he has envisioned for AI.
I’m definitely going to ask him about the H2H cabs, or at least moving around the arrangement.