Issue 46: 04/11/08
Hello, tournament fans, players and organizers.
Wow, a whole year of tournament newsletters! Does it feel that way? It does to me. We continue to try to expand and improve both the layout for the letter, and the team that brings it to you. This week we bring you a new segment I hope you enjoy.
As always, if you have any ideas or just want to help out, drop us a line.
Thanks, and enjoy!
Gozar News Hound Fun Facts Currently Taking Signups Tournament Updates Coming Soon The Tournament Roll of Honour Tournament Limelight Next Issue Notes Staff
White Moose is leaving the news team, so his position is once again open for applicants. A big thank you goes to White Moose from all the newsletter staff, for the hard work put in over many issues. Good luck out there, Moose!
There is by far the most Standard tournaments… 200 of them! Second doesn’t even come close, Doubles with 37.
The Championship Series: The series with the most installments to date.
Here are the tournaments that are currently taking signups. Just click the title to visit the thread. Teams Tournaments Class of CC Doubles Tournament Organizer: 4 U 2 NV 128 Player Doubles Tournament Organizer: ka-i Upper Class Organizer: baseballer72 LOTR Tournament Organizer: blade5048 Difficult Maps: Quadruples Edition Organizer: Natewolfman Inaugural Conquer Club Doubles Organizer: Optimus Prime Quick Doubles Doodle Kill Organizer: Megadeth666 Triples of Terror Organizer: Gilligan 1 versus 1 Tournaments Masters of Map Kings: Feudal War Organizer: FATHARRY CC Masters: Singles Division Organizer: samuelc812 General Tournaments Fuzzy’s Freshman Fiasco Organizer: The Fuzzy Pengui Classic Singles Doubles Triples Quadruples Organizer: coded October World Domination Festival Organizer: sensfan Bart’s Random Tournament Organizer: barterer2002 Blog’s Blogger Tourney Organizer: LSN_Blog11 Korean Football League Organizer: sensfan Position of Elimination Organizer: spidey The Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny Organizer: joe cool 360
Brief description or update: Pick a character and fight for control of Ultimate Destiny!
Rough estimate of percent complete/signed up: Approx. 16/32 spots taken Race Across Europe Organizer: dustin800 Continents Cup Organizer: Lufsen75 Twiztid Terminator Organizer: psychobkrazy IPW/GIL Continuous Tournament Organizer: Ditocoaf
Here are how some of the currently ongoing tournaments are progressing. Just click the title to visit the thread. Want your tournament listed here? Use the form at the end of this letter!Asian Dinner DateOrganiser:
Using a 5x5 windmill setup.
Tea is served for all 25 people City tripOrganiser:
Using a 7x7 windmill setup.
All 49 people booked a hotel in New York City Pick Your LetterOrganiser:
MEK won with the 15 letter word Revolutionaries
The other words were
serata: ConqueringThe Legend of Tor Na’MitOrganizer: Gozar
Round six begins this week.The Long WalkOrganisers: Gozar
All games before the next elimination are now running.Eight In One Tournament Headquarters
Eight tournaments by different organizers, with the winners competing for a premium prize. Join one, or join them all, the choice is yours.Gilligan's Bracket Tournament III
Hath has won.lord voldemort's Double Elimination Delight
graulenst has won.Natewolfman’s Lost in Translation Tournament
KidWhiskey WinsSir. Ricco’s Mission – Survive the Longest V4.0
biscuit boy winsGozar’s Battle for Waterloo Tournament
5/8 games of the finals finished.amazzony's Musical Chairs
EdwinG winsbarterer2002's Alien Invasion
EdwinG winsjennifermarie’s The C-list
Here are some tournaments that noted tournament organisers are planning on running soon. Tournament ideas from the mind of barterer2002
Down and Dirty V
The Escalating Tournament II
The Championship SeriesTrippel Trappel by PaulusH
Using a 6x6 windmill setup.
Based on St Nicolaas 36 individual people will be trapped in triple games.
Here are some recent tournament winners."Grand Slam" -
LSU TigerJosh"Anime Tourney Season 1" -
killmanic"History Class" -
endar1077"Mario Party Super Star" -
mwcc"FUS: cairnswk vs. WidowMakers" -
Bones2484"Just Win a Game" -
dustin800"Pick Your Letter" -
MEK"Live Once, Die Twice" -
Blindmatt"My House, My Rules" -
prismsaber"Western Europe Maps 1v1 Tournament" -
joriki"Star Trek: To Boldly Go" -
negoeien"A Day that Will Live in Infamy" -
mrbang"Championship Series: Battle for Actium" -
Hath"Qwert Bracket Tournament II" -
Yokle"Most Ultimate Feudal War Singles" -
Chuuuuck[/b]"Championship Series: BeNeLux" -
vykingsfan64"Championship Series: Bamboo Jack" -
BaldAdonis"You're Eliminated IX" -
White Moose"Asia Maps 1v1" -
MudPuppy"North American Maps 1v1" -
enterprise47"The Quick Doubles Tournament" -
The Fuzzy Pengui & TheBro"Monopoly CC Edition" -
BaldAdonis"Championship Series: British Isles" -
saaimen"North Battle" -
Blitzaholic, Osujacket, Big Whiskey, Dividedbyzero"Galaxy Wars" -
Pedronicus, Greycloak, Chariot of Fire and Donkey"As Easy as 1.2.3 Africa" -
saaimen"Around CC in 8 Rounds" -
Natelya"Championship Series: Arms Race" -
thekidstrumpet"Mortal Kombat Trilogy" -
Here is a new series by Sir. Ricco
. Send your ideas his way.
Organizer: barterer2002Overall rating: Creativity: Enjoyment: Enjoyment was rated by 26 players that have played the tournament
The championship series is designed to be full of fast, hard-hitting tournaments. barterer2002 will try to make his way trough all the maps less time expires. He’s already blown his way through Classic, 8 Thoughts, Africa, Age of Merchants, AOR1, AOR2, AOR3, Alexander's Empire, American Civil War, Ancient Greece, Arctic, Australia. He has designated over 11 different players as champions including Godd, garnering two victories, BaldAdonis, Bonobo, dtellis, keiths31, magneto_acolyte, killmanic, barbieB, ParadiceCity9, Jackofalltrades, and himself. He has many more planned so be on the alert for Berlin 1961 and Cairns Coral Coast.
What it lacks in creativity it makes up in speed. The series averages about one month per tournament. With its simple bracket game play, it is the perfected tournament series for the new tournament players to get their feet wet, and the most harden tournament veterans to test there skill. “I love the concept, it's fitting for me since I like 1v1 games a lot,” Say ParadiceCity9, “after you win your first round games it gets really exciting, knowing that if you win you get to an even deeper round.”
Brackets are fun to play and run, and when you put a good series on, then you got it made. barterer2002 proves that you must not only be creative but put a lot of effort in to it. The players a raving about how well it has been organized; “…exceptionally well-organized and knows how to put on a good competition,” tiberiusaquila. “…he's almost always very quick to post updates, correct any errors, help out new players, and his scoring system is very easy to follow,” peanutsdad. “…run smoothly and efficiently.” freyme.
After write this article I decided to sit down with barterer2002 and see what he had to say.
“Well I'm been thinking of creating my own franchise for about 6 months now.” barterer2002 says after I asked why he started it. Moving on to deeper questions I asked “Have you enjoyed running it?”
“I have…the Championship series I've got about 8 running at a time and there is rarely any down time.” barterer2002 reply. He goes on to say, “Almost every day has me creating games and pushing along one or the other of them which is a part of the process that I enjoy. So the Championship Series feeds that need of mine-to progress things through from birth to champion…” “Is there anything you would like to do different?”
“I’m pretty happy with how they're currently running. I've toyed with the idea of doing them three at a time rather than 2 at a time but for the time being I'm going to stick with things as they are.”“Is there anything you thought would go different before you started running it?”
“I actually surprised at how well things have run. The best part about it from my point of view is that we've had 11 different winners from the 12 that have completed so far. I had expected to see more multiple winners but so far only Godd has managed multiple wins.”
Two time winner Godd has this to say, “…I would like to see more of these style tourneys ran for they are well organized and smooth” Well maybe you get your wish but that’s all for now. So be no the look out for the next ones in the series.
Rolling the dice...
Sir. RiccoInterview with lackattack
Who knew turtles could be slow? Next week! (I hope)Notes
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