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Your Bracket Guide to Tecmo Madison IX: Marino Royale

Madison Tecmo IX

While it will be missing a few former champions, this year's field of 200+ contestants has changed the previous year's four man pods of two people advancing into small eight man double elimination tournaments. If you were a player going 2-1 to make it into tournament play, there is a good chance you might not make the tournament. The increase in players and talent in what is essentially the World Tecmo Super Bowl Championship means all players need to step up their game.

More than likely there are a handful of players that ever never been to Madison that will shock the tournament crowd by knocking out a favorite, perhaps even crashing into the coveted double-elim Final 8. Since we have yet to meet these players, here is a breakdown of the Tecmo Madison regions.
Mark Clayton Region
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Projected Group Winners

Group A - Chet H. (holzy11)
Group B - Sobhi Y. (bestinworld)
Group C - Matt M. (Ones11fahzu)
Group D - Joseph N. (nomad)
Group E - Eric O. (tecmodell42)
Group F - Erik M. (ARNCOEM)
Group G- Travis R. (Moulds33)

Elite 8 Favorites
Chet H. (holzy11)
Matt M. (Ones11fahzu)

Darkhorses
Todd D. (imimmortl)
Jonathan B. (QB_Browns)

Best Names
Erik B. (Butt Douglas)
James K. (Tobin, She Rote)
Jordan W. (Don't Go Chasin Atwaterfalls)
Dave M. (Balloneous Assault)
Jason P. (Marc Vlasic Pickle Defense)

The Clayton Region seems the most predictable in terms of projected group winners which probably means we'll see some upsets. Defending champion Chet is the biggest favorite to make the Elite 8 and it will be interesting to see who can challenge Matt M and Sobhi Y to make the double elim. While former champ Sohbi is considered one of the greatest Tecmo players ever, Matt gets the nod due to his impressive year of tournament play including last year's Madison Final 4 run. Eric O and Erik M are perennial Top 16 players who are capable of making a deep run. Travis R and Joesph N represent some of the Nebraska talent finally making it's way to Madison.

Mark Duper Region
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Projected Group Winners

Group H - Luke C.
Group I - Jon J. (daboy)
Group J - Jeff B.
Group K - James T. (skunkerofbestinworld)
Group L - Chris V. (vogtcd11)
Group M - Matt O. (LuckyTool)
Group N - Adam G. (Garbage)

Elite 8 Favorites
Jon J. (daboy)
Luke C.


Darkhorses
Ryan K. (Hoigaard2)
Jess S. (Schuk)
Jay H. (birdhas_uwl)
Tony J. (Dotdon)
Justin O.
Taha Y. (Monkimanmanmonk)

Best Names
Corey L. (Hingle McCringleberry)
Jon S. (RogerCraig'slist)
Brett Michael S. (Jesus von Fitzenhopper)
GARY M. (SEXY LOVES SANDWICHES)
Gabriel J. (Likesbutts)

Realistically, I have no idea who will make the Elite 8 from the Duper Region. I went with Luke of his showings in Iowa and Nebraska (only
loss was to Chet) and with feared Jon (Daboys) J who is potentially due for some damage in his second Madison showing. Jeff B, who made the big Elite 8 run last year in dominating fashion and Midwest Tecmo Tournament organizer Chris V are itching to prove they belong among the elite. Hometown Shunker and Garbage are always a threat to go on run. Matt O was one win away from making Mort one of the best players to never win Madison. The one thing this region lacks is clear favorites. Expect major upsets here but be surprised if someone from the Duper Region wins the tournament.

Ferrell Edmunds Region
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Projected Group Winners
Group O - Kyle M. (Regulator088)
Group P - Francis B. (mort)
Group Q - Seth B. (Virtuoso)
Group R - Erik J. (rikfenny)
Group S - Kevin M. (buzzsaw)
Group T - Tony O. (AverageTSBPlayer)
Group U - Troy H. (PrimeTime)


Elite 8 Favorites
Kyle M. (Regulator088)
Francis B. (mort)

Darkhorses
John H. (ButtonSpaz)
Tom B. (8-bit)
Ed G. (edisaurusrex)


Best Names
Luke L. (DutchHammer)
Brad A. (Rypien Brawler)
Patrick D. (Anders to the Top)
Jordan K. (Showtime Loo)
Barry K. (Brute Farce)

Potentially the best player never to win at Madison, Kyle (Regulator) was one win away from fulfilling the 10-0 t-shirt he wore last year and is the clear favorite of the Edmonds region to make the Elite 8 and to win the entire tournament. The other clear favorite in the region is Mort, who has won most every tournament of note not featuring Chet. Which local player can knock one of these guys out of the tourney? Seth B., Erik J., and Troy H. are elite lWisconsin players who play online. Their unique play will throw someone for a loop. Tony O. and his entourage is one of the most intimidating plays in all of Madison. While he might not be favored to win his group, Ed G is certainly capable of ruining any of these player's day.


Jim Jensen Region
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Projected Group Winners
Group V - Matt V. (bigmv54)
Group W - Rico R. (ryanr33fulcher)
Group X - Louis B. (red98sethuthut)
Group Y - Brent B. (bgboud2)
Group Z - Derek R. (tecmopsycho)
Group AA - Josh H. (sonofpatbeach)
Group BB - AJ B. (adversity)


Elite 8 Favorites
Louis B. (red98sethuthut)
Matt V. (bigmv54)

Darkhorses
Steven M. (Meest)
Kyle F. (Flo)
Barry A. (Bob Nelson)
Lucas S. (Breaker)
Adam L. (smoolorf)
Josh H. (Houlie)


Best Names
Isaac L. (SEX PANTHER)
Dan D. (Child of Destiny)
Brock F. (Brock Lobsters)
Jake I. (Beef Juice)
nick t. (The Pecan Sandies)

Big time tourney player Matt V is the favorite to win the Jensen and he's joined by probably one of the most improved Tecmoers in the last two years, Louis B. Typical favorite and former champion Josh H not only has to battle travelling to his own tournament but also running the mike before every round. If he can get past the distraction monster he is one of Tecmo's elite. Brent B and Derek M are two tapping tournament veterans who play a ton of games and are capable of running with the best. AJ has completely revamped his game from last year and is hungry to prove himself. Speaking of tapping, Kyle F will give Louis all he can handle and has the game to make the Elite 8.


Thanks to the guys at Tecmomadison.com, especially Tony, for their awesome tourney site that made this breakdown possible.
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Had a brief publishing glitch, should be all there now.

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buttdouglas
Mar 01 2013 09:28 AM

Great read, Godfather!

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regulator088
Mar 01 2013 09:44 AM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1plPyJdXKIY

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I'll take boud over Louis as elite 8 favorite in that last bracket.
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I'll take boud over Louis as elite 8 favorite in that last bracket.

 

I'd take a well rested Sonofpatbeach over all those guys in the last bracket ;)

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good point. 

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with the gout in my right wrist and this convenient cold i just got, get ready to meet bestinworld beast mode - gonna be hopped up on painkillers and sudafed

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Got in at around 12:30pm today and have had a few games with chad norwood so i will be well rested and practiced.

 

Staying at the Rodeway Inn and even got hit on by a lady of the night on my way in.

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wont be in until the morning unfortunately.  my brother cant get a ride to madison, since he flew into milwaukee to visit family. 

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I'd consider setting some odds if I wasn't afraid of people purposely tanking ;)

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Awesome write up Knobbe!
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lightninglarry
Mar 01 2013 03:05 PM

wish ya guys could have done a bracket and do a pickem and see who gets the most right ala yahoo march madness type thing.

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lightninglarry
Mar 01 2013 03:06 PM

my money is  on that "average"(tsbgod termed) regulator guy to win it . 

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If there were a March Madness bruddog would've made money putting me in the 8. The guys I was worried about (Lou, psycho, bigmv) wound up not being in my path...but then I beat the guys that took them out.
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Yeah, great call by Bruddog.

 

I really whiffed not including Lucas as a darkhorse.

He was 7-2 in the last two tourneys

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really good read chris! makes me want to join up next year

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Got in at around 12:30pm today and have had a few games with chad norwood so i will be well rested and practiced.

 

Staying at the Rodeway Inn and even got hit on by a lady of the night

hahahahahah

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