We are going old school on it. 4 teams, 4 captains, 8 rounds and someone will be picked last. In the NFL, they call this player Mr. Irrelevant because most of the time they do not even make the final roster. However, in our case, every single player makes the finals and has a great chance to win it all! Unfortunately, you won’t know who it was, or when anyone was picked…but chances are it was probably this kid.
The tournament will start at 12:00 (noon) Sunday Jan. 2nd. You must sign up by Jan 1st though. I don’t need your money but I do need your word that you won’t be a no show, or Rom gets to punch you in the gut! No one will be allowed to sign up day of and that is because there will be a live draft on Saturday. Let me reiterate, NO late sign ups, and a no show means ROM WILL PUNCH YOU! The entry price will be $20 that can be paid in advance, or the day of.
The 4 team Captains will be Jake, Noah, Fred and Aaron. The draft will take place Saturday afternoon. Who ever picks last in the 1st round will pick first in the 2nd round so we should have some very even competitive teams. The tournament will consist of 8 casual flow rounds where every single match-up will consist of 1 player from each team. After the qualifying rounds are over the team points will be added up to determine which team qualified in 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th.
Here’s where it gets fun, so stick with me here, it all makes sense in the end. Every single player/team makes the finals. The format we are going to use is a ladder system. The 4th place team plays the 3rd place team in a best 3 of 5 series. Once we determine the two teams (3rd and 4th) a machine will be randomly chosen for the 1st match and a quarter will be flipped to decide order. At this point each team will need to discuss in private who they plan to have play ball 1. Both teams will submit who plays at the same time. After ball 1 is over the same thing goes down for ball 2 and finally again for ball 3. A player cannot play again until every single team member gets to play a ball, and if your team is player 2 and do not have to play ball 3 that given player would still need to play a ball on another game. For the second game the machine will be drawn randomly again and whoever wins the previous game can choose which team goes first. Same deal on a new player for each ball. First team to 3 wins moves on!
Same exact format for the next round vs. the 2nd place team. However play count is reset for each round unless a player doesn’t get to play a single ball in the previous round. They must play before anyone plays a second time. Feel free to ask question in the message board if this is confusing.
Flip a coin to decide order on the first game, switch players every ball, winner chooses play order for subsequent games, every player must play once before a player may play twice. All machines will be chosen randomly and first team to 3 wins moves on to the finals against the 1st place team.
Same exact format for the finals as the two previous rounds. First team to 3 wins claims all of the cash to be split evenly amongst themselves!
This event should be a lot of fun with a great chance for anyone to win some good cash! If 28 people are playing the winning team of 7 would each get $80. Not bad. To sign up you can either text, PM, or just post on the message board. You must let us know prior to Jan 1st at noon. You can sign-up, and then cancel prior to then as well You can wait to pay Sunday too. If you get drafted and do not show up Rom does get to punch you though, regardless of your excuse. No shows will mess everything up. I cannot stress that enough. Feel free to ask any questions in the message board where a list of participants will be list as well as right here. This tournament is in response to our failure to successfully come up with an adequate structure for a Seattle v Portland tournament other than it just being 4 on 4.
Sign-up by Jan1st. 12:00 (noon) Tourney Jan 2nd. 12:00 (noon), entry is $20
Jake McGhee (captain)
Noah Davis (captain)
Fred Franken (captain)
Aaron Nelson (captain)
When: Tuesday 14th, 7:00pm (be there early)
2880 SE Gladstone St. Portland, OR 97202
Phone: (503) 230.8808
Why: Rom willed it.
What: It can’t be explained but here is how it works…
Please sign up as soon as you arrive, entry is $10. Once 7:00 comes around and registration closes it will take another 15 minutes so to set everything up. This doesn’t really need to be known but I will explain how it we are doing it. When you sign up you will randomly write your name on any of the 44 spots on a piece of paper, once everyone has signed up the paper will be unfolded and reveal what number you are 1-44. So let’s say we have 28 players though, well we will go through and write in player 1, 2, 3, 4 and then nobody got number 5. We will then go to the first number over 28, so 29 becomes 5. then 6, 7, nobody got 8, the next number over 29 will be 8. Get it? No? It doesn’t matter, it will all be taken care of for you.
So we are going to be using either a 28 player matrix, 36 player matrix, 40 player matrix or 44 player matrix. Everyone must sign up prior to 7:00pm or let me know you are on your way. Once we start filling in the matrix it will be very tough to start adding late players. Like Cascadia people will be playing 4 players games with different players each time for a total of 4 matches. If there are more than 28 but less than 36 there is a good chance you might be playing with someone more than once, sorry. Scoring will be 4, 2, 1, 0. If in any case there is a bye in your group (only 3 players) the scoring will be 4, 2, 1. Top 6 will move on. We think there are most likely going to be ties for qualified positions, all of which are very crucial, as you will see later. So there will be a 1 game playoff for any tied qualifying score on a random machine.
We are going to have head to head best 2 of 3 in the first round, pitting 3 vs 6 and 4 vs 5. Top seed will get to pick two machines. The two winners will then join 1 and 2 in the finals where it will be three 4 player games set up the way described below.
Now that we have the top 4 figured out they are going to play a 3 game series with scores (4, 2, 1, 0) being the same as before. This is where rank is important, before any game is played the 3rd highest player (either 3rd,4th, or 5th seed depending on who advances) gets to choose a machine, then 2nd highest player (2nd seed) gets to choose a machine and finally the 1st seed gets to choose a machine. Now that the 3 machines have been chosen the top seed can choose machine (of the 3 picked) or position, followed by 2, then 3, 4 or 5. After the first game has been played the winner of that game gets to choose machine (of the 2 left) or position followed by who got second, third and then 4th. Same goes for the 3rd game, where I would assume whoever wins game 2 would choose position since there is only 1 machine to choose from. After the 3 matches whoever has the most points wins! I hope this all makes sense.
Based on 28 people:
Based on 36 people:
A side note, mostly for Steve. If a ramp isn’t registering I don’t care. Especially for this format. We need all the machines in, and the game will be playing the same for everyone.
Other than that, this is gonna be sweet! Be sure to try and show up early. I think there is going to be $1 PBR special for all pinball players. Also, for those that it matters C-Bar is all ages until 10:00pm so feel free to bring the little ones.