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    “We try to ensure that brothers and other guys traveling together don't end up in close proximity to one another,” he added. “No one wants to travel a long distance just to encounter one with whom they are familiar.”

    Chet Holzbauer, last year's champion, is the favorite in the Mark Clayton Region. He wouldn’t be mistaken as this year’s overall favorite either.

    He is 42-1 in his last six major Tecmo tournaments.

    "The Mark Clayton Region is stacked," said Tony James, a TecmoIX analyst. "This region is the home to defending Madison champion, and you would have to believe the overall No. 1 seed."

    Along with Chet, there is another Final Four participant from TecmoVIII in Matt Miller in the Mark Clayton Region. Another player in the Clayton region that reached the Elite 8 at TecmoVIII is Jeff B.

    "Getting out of this region will be nothing short of amazing," James said.

    Among three of last year's top eight is “Best in World” Sobhi, who is a former champion and four-time Final Four participant at Madison. He once made the finals three years in a row.

    Eric O'Dell, Detroit Kumite's fearless founder, is a force to be reckoned with, according to James. Alongside him is Louis Buennagel, Francis Buennagel's brother.

    Louis is looking to get out of his sibling's shadow. He’s coming off a finals appearance at the Boneyard Bowl in Cleveland.

    "I've gone this far without even mentioning some other strong players like Erik Merliss, Johnny Bailey and Immortl," James said.

    Like every other region, the Jim Edmunds Region has a lot of power players sprinkled throughout.

    Groups O and P contain two online virtuosos who have proven their ability to back up live play in other tournaments.

    Kyle Miller should plow through Group O with little resistance, much like last year's group play where he only gave up 3 points in all three games, according to TecmoIX analyst Erik Bergstrom.

    Francis Buennagel — also known as Mort — who was featured heavily in the NFL Films documentary, will be the one to watch in Group P. He's the lone participant with Madison experience against virtual unknowns in that group.

    "Whether this helps or hurts him remains to be seen," Bergstrom said of Mort. "It's possible he may have to rely on his lucky cartridge lick sooner than he anticipates."

    Only one participant in Group Q comes with no Madison experience. It may be a wild chase to see who advances from there, Bergstrom noted.

    Could it be Eric D. who shocked the world by beating Sobhi in last year's tournament?

    Perhaps the returning Seth B. is ready to continue his winning ways, going far in TecmoVII. He was absent in last year's bracket.

    In Group R, Erik J. stands as a favorite, and being a Madison native, he's got home field advantage in a group of mainly newcomers.

    Another former Madison champion resides in Group S, Kevin Miller, of Milwaukee. A somewhat early exit last year should have Miller hungry to 'buzzsaw' through his group, according to Bergstrom.

    Group T should prove to give off the most volume out of the Edmunds region, with every participant coming with Madison experience, including Tony Orenga and his cheering faction of followers.

    Group U comes with perhaps the most participants with something to prove, mostly all having wins in tournament play. Troy Hansen is the one to keep an eye on out of this group, with a solid third place in last year's Madison tournament.

    Hansen hit a snag in the Midwest tournament in Ohio afterwards and will most likely be looking to the hallowed grounds of Madison to return to glory.

    Luke Carlberg and Jim Bontempo, the only two-time Madison winner, highlight the Mark Duper Region. Carlberg is 26-2 in his last four major Tecmo tournaments.

    "With the exemption of a hand full of online players, this has to be the greatest assemblage of Tecmo Super Bowl players ever,” Carlberg said. “The competitive skill level is so high that once you get to the field of 56 every game is a dog fight.

    Jon Jones, better known as Daboy, is always a player to look out for every year. He also can make a run in the Duper Region.

    Other notable players in the Mark Duper Region are Chris Vogt, who is fittingly labeled the “Dan Marino of Tecmo,” James T. and Matt O’Toole. Juicer Adam G., better known as Garbage, also has a shot at advancing far in the Duper region.

    The Jim Jensen Region appears to be the least likely group up for the task, said TecmoIX analyst Matt Knobbe.

    While group bye favorites Josh Holzbauer and Matt Vogt have a great shot at making the Elite 8, it's simply been a while since either has been crowned a champion.

    Well known for their online as well as tournament play, Derek Ruble and Brent B. are threats to go on long tournament runs, said Knobbe, who operates TecmoBowl.org.

    With over 30 tournament games under their belt, Madison veterans Rico R., Kyle F. and former champion Peter K. are capable of running the table into the finals if they've worked off their rust.

    The tournament format has changed for the first time since TecmoIII.

    "Rather than dividing participants into groups of four and conducting a round-robin, this year's group play will consist of various 8-man double-elimination tournaments," the Madison website said.

    Group Winners and Group Runners-Up of each double-elimination tournament will advance to a larger “Bracket”.

    The initial rounds in the Bracket will be single-elimination. Double-elimination will be introduced for the Elite Eight Bracket, and the TecmoIX champion will eventually be crowned.

    “Having a double elimination final eight,” Knobbe said, “will possibly be the greatest display of Tecmo Super Bowl talent of this century.”

    Chris Vogt is a national Tecmo Super Bowl writer and can be followed on Twitter @@vogtcd. Matt Knobbe, Erik Bergstrom and Tony James contributed to this story.
    WHAT : The First Annual Pacific Rim Tecmo Tournament

    WHEN : Sunday, April 7th 2013 - 11:00am

    WHERE : The Magnolia Village Pub (3221 West McGraw Street, Seattle, Washington 98199)

    FEE: $15

    Come join Bo Jackson, QB Eagles and the rest of the gang for a day of throwback football action at the Magnolia Village Pub. The PTC will be a world cup style tournament complete with group play and elimination rounds, until only one 8 bit football god remains!

    Who will be crowned the king of the 2-D gridiron?

    Join us for the afternoon, whether you're a TSB guru or just looking for an afternoon of nostalgic fun.

    There will be food and drink specials throughout for participants, fans and onlookers, not to mention Cash and prizes!


    Start by visiting our event page on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/events/472466322801085/

    and sending an email to: pacrimtecmotourney@gmail.com

    The 49ers pull out the win by capitalizing on Joe Flacco's costly mistakes. The Ravens risky decision to try for the FG with 01:20 left in the 4th ruined the chance to hold the Lombardi trophy.

    Kaepernick throws 2 TDs and runs for another. He's the MVP by a long shot.

    Kotaku - http://kotaku.com/5978814/tecmo-bowl-simulation-says-take-the-49ers-in-super-bowl-xlvii
    Yahoo Sports - http://yhoo.it/TMTEo5
    CBS Sports - http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/blog/eye-on-football/21604366/super-bowl-preview-tecmo-bowl-style
    Bleacher Report - http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1497603-tecmo-bowl-predicts-super-bowl-xlvii-outcome
    Maxim - http://www.maxim.com/the-big-leagues/tecmo-bowl-predicts-super-bowl-xlvii-outcome
    TIME - http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/01/29/super-bowl-2013-9-wacky-ways-of-predicting-the-winner/

    Buffalo's first real Tecmo Super Bowl Tourney will be held in Cheektowaga.
    Featuring multiple prizes.
    Buy in $15
    Prize pool for top finishers.
    $5 for each time you eliminate a player.
    $30 dollar bounty on NFL films star Mort(Francis Buennagel). This goes up to 50 if 40 plus join and a 100 if 70 plus commit. Out of my own pocket. If you have a big ego feel free to place a higher bounty on yourself at game time.
    $25 dollar prize for those in the first group eliminated. (too be announced.

    Sign up at mort1237@yahoo.com
    sign up with name, location, equipment you can bring. (mainly nes sytems or tv's).

    Tourney Location

    AMF Thruway Lanes
    1550 Walden Ave
    Cheektowaga Ny 14211
    April 20th 11 am start time (10:00 set up time)

    Real easy to find. Take the walden exit for buffalo. Just half a mile down. Location is next to a tim horton's and several good resteraunts are nearby besides what is served at the hall. I think a Chilpolte, subway, mighty taco (I highly recommend this if it is your first trip to buffalo), fridays, applebees and several other restarurants.

    As for hotels the ones on Walden Ave are in walking distance. Any hotel on the list is no more than 15 mins from the tourney site.

    these list the hotels in cheektowaga, if you can't find what you want its not to hard to get to the tourney site from the hotels in amherest on transit road and in amherest by the university.

    Pre-game Friday festivities location (This will be the location for Friday night festivities.) Meaning chances to get in lots of warmups starting around 6 pm friday.)
    April 19th Around 6pm
    AJ's Lounge (in the back room)
    1028 Walden Ave
    Cheektowaga, NY 14211
    April 20th 11 am start time 10:00 set up time.

    (Less than 25) Random Triple elmination. non bracket.
    (More than 25) Round-Robin Group play and elimination brackets. Groups will consist of 4 players. each group will be fairly divided with new and experienced players. Your 3 games in group play will determine your seed in the elimination bracket. The seeded elimination bracket will be single elimination until the elite 8. In the elite 8 it will double elimination.

    Gameplay rules
    1. dl use with no lurching (Lurching: Lurching is prohibited. If you want to rush with a DL, you must either go outside the offensive tackle or “popcorn” someone on the offensive line. You cannot simply go around your blocker and dive. Note that this rule does not apply to LBs.)
    2. cannot have a run play with a wr and te(except reverse). players like Givins and Sanders are considered wr's.
    3. playbook changes/lineup editing each pregame
    4.“One Matchup Once” Rule: The coin-flip winner can only select a particular matchup once throughout the entire tournament. For instance, if Player A wins the toss and selects Packers-Browns, Player A cannot call that exact matchup for the rest of the tournament. Player B, however, is free to select that matchup later in the tournament.
    5. if we use group play...differential of your win and losses in group play will help determine your seed. The most you can win a group play game is 28points... so if you win 35-3...your winning differential will be +28. Note: if we use random triple elimnation your differential wont matter.
    6. TIES:
    No game can end in a tie. If a game is tied when regulation concludes, competitors will proceed to OT. All OT's will be 5-minute sudden death periods. If no one scores in the first OT, the second OT will be only the first quarter in a new game. This process will be repeated until a winner emerges. So that one competitor does not start with the ball in every OT period, the receiving team (i.e. team that gets the ball first) shall alternate beginning with the second OT period.

    How matchup is chosen.

    The coin flip winner picks matchup option a. Or option b. Pick a card with a set matchup on it.
    If A is chosen the coin flip loser picks team or controller. Then whatever is left goes to coin flip winner.
    Option B means you select a random card from a deck of many fair matchups. The coin flip loser still gets to pick his preference of team or controller. the coin flip winner gets whatever is left over.
    (this is given as an alternative for those who do not like to pick a matchup.)

    Tournament Issues

    All issues will be settled by the tournament crew. Headed by Louis Buennagel, Francis Buennagel. (Others will be designated by gameday as seconds for when we are playing.)
    Report contoller issues and any other issues.
    Game freeze will be settled by playing out part or all of the game depending on circumstnace. Unless you cause a reset by your physical actions. The final decision is up to the tournament directors or those designated by the directors.
    All equipment loaned for the tourney will be tracked. You may use your own controller if it is standard but do not move the other controller from that station. Respect all equipment as if it was your own's.
    Excessive misbehavior will result in your elimination from the tourney and all future events.

    Sign up mort1237@yahoo.com
    sign up with name, location, equipment you can bring.

    Systems committed. 21
    Game carts 21
    controllers 42

    televisions 13 no digital screens.

    All equipment is welcome in partial or whole. Electrical equipment welcome as well.

    Sign up mort1237@yahoo.com
    sign up with name, location, equipment you can bring.

    Players committed 31

    Out of town 11
    1.Brian Rausse Bronx, NY "chaosrison" 1 total system (NY city tourney director)
    2. MatthewVogt Fairfield ohio "BigMV54"
    3. Matt Bird NYC (Jamestown NY) made tourney flier.
    4. John Barhoover youngstown Ohio
    5. Andrew Lescovac youngstown Ohio
    6. Pete "Cuban Tecmo" Dorsey Wallingford, CT 3 systems and 3 carts and 6 controllers and one TV
    7. Jim Teta "powerade" Troy ny 1system, maybe 2, a few carts, 2 controllers and one tv.
    8. Kris Smith Hornell Ny
    9. Mario Pirchala New jersey (DirtBowl NJ Tecmo director) 8 nes systems (wow) 5 tv's (wow)
    10. John Saunders Roanoke Va one console 2 controllers and one cartridge.
    11. Chris Esposito Wallingford, CT
    12. AJ Fullam Trenton Ohio "Webmaster of Mwtecmo.com"

    Local western new yorker's 20
    1. Francis Buennagel "mort1237"
    2. Louis Buennagel "red98sethuthut" 4 total systems 6 tv's
    3. Dan Rosati 1 total system
    4. Jason Palazzo 1 total system "Laztlain"
    5. Jim Garbano 1 total system
    6. Mike C.
    7. Justin K.
    8. Eugene "flu" Kelly
    9. Brian "shaggy" Foster
    10. Rocko K.
    11. Brian Buck
    12. James Candytree
    13. Xavier Gutierrez
    15. jason kelly
    16 Paul Bailey
    17. Doug Watson
    18. Jon Francis
    19. Eric Stanczyk
    20. William Rodriguez
    21. Mike Hogs

    Sign up at mort1237@yahoo.com
    sign up with name, location, equipment you can bring.

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    I don't know if Ken Stabler plays Tecmo, but in this video Tecmo plays Ken Stabler. This reenactment of the Holy Roller play from 1978 is a teaser for the upcoming installment of the Tecmo Legacy League ahead of its own 1978 season.

    Be sure to check out at http://www.scottzolak.com/tll/index.php. We're just about to begin the 1977 playoffs, so visit the site for live games, historical news article, stats, and more
    This program is for checking all players conditions at once:

    General Directions

    1. Unzip and save the file to your computer.
    *** Make sure a save state exists. Create a dummy one if you have yet to play a game on the rom***

    2. Double click the file "Conditions.jar"
    3. Navigate to the directory where the save state is located and hit open

    Specific Directions for online players

    View attachment: ConditionsChecker_V3.zip
    It was promised from the outset that 32-team rom capability would come to dynastyphile, and guess what, suckas? It's live. It doesn't work to switch from 28-team to 32-team roms midseason, but you can update your 28-team rom to a 32-team rom when your season rolls over. You'll just have to switch team ownership around afterward.
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