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    Madison, WI - 03/08/14 - Tecmo X: The Gannonball Run


    sonofpatbeach

    What: Tecmo X: The Gannonball Run

    When: March 8, 2014. Registration will take place between 9:00 and 9:30 am.

    Where: Badger Bowl, 506 East Badger Road, Madison, WI 53713

    Maximum Field Size: 256

    Tournament Website: http://tecmomadison.com

    Entry Fee: $40. Includes a tournament t-shirt (size to be selected during registration).

    How to Register: Tournament registration, through the website, opens on January 4, 2013. You cannot register for Tecmo X unless you have already created an account with the website. If you already have an account, simply access the site and click on “Sign up for Tecmo X.” Your login information is that which you provided when you initially created the account. If you have forgotten your password, click on the “I forgot my password” link and a new one will be forwarded to the email account of record. If you need to create an account, click on the “Create an Account Now” link (top left of screen), follow the prompts, and you will then be in a position to register.

    Just like last year, the registration process includes payment of the entry fee. No one will be registered until the entry fee is electronically processed through WePay PayPal or check. The entry fee will be non-refundable, so make certain you wish to and can attend the tournament. We do not want players “reserving” spots when they have little intention of actually attending.

    Addendum to the above paragraph: as of Jan 15, we have updated our registration process so that players will either use PayPal or mail a check to confirm their spot in the tournament. We had some irreconcilable differences with our previous payment processing vendor, so had to make the change mid-stream. The registration process won't be quite as smooth from here on out, as the Web site won't take you directly to PayPal, but it's the best we can do. Keep in mind that a spot won't be held for you until we receive the money via PayPal, or a check in the PO Box. We apologize for this inconvenience, and truly appreciate your patience as we work through this. We will be reaching out to those affected by the transition process directly.

    Payouts will be made by check on tournament day to those players that make the double-elimination Elite 8. The exact payout amounts will depend on the number of players that register, as well as our administrative costs, but here are the payouts from last year as a reference: 1st ($2200), 2nd ($1400), 3rd ($600), 4th ($300), 5th-8th ($100).

    Tournament Rules and Format: This information is available on the Rules tab of the site. The site also includes past tournament results, pictures, competitor profiles, and a preview of this year's tournament. The tournament format will be the same as last year, unless the field shrinks to Tecmo VIII levels.

    Equipment Needed: This tournament requires 32 systems to operate properly. If you can bring an NES, a cartridge, or a television to the tournament, please indicate such during the enrollment process (the website will automatically seek this information when you register). Any help is appreciated.

    Costumes: Like last year, we will be awarding a $100 prize to the best costume at Tecmo X. With the combination of Rich Gannon, the Ganon character from Zelda, and the Burt Reynolds/Dom Deluise cult classic, you will have ample opportunity to flex your creative muscles here. Below is the winner and runner-up from last year:

    Hotels: Unlike last year, there are a few other events in town, so hotels are more expensive, and harder to find. We strongly recommend that you book early. We weren't able to reserve a block at the DoubleTree, as they are already sold out (or so they tell us). We were, however, able to reserve a block at the nearby Sheraton. The rate is $119 per night, and guaranteed until Feb 5 (or until they run out of rooms). If calling, reference the "Tecmo Room Block."

    Questions: If you have a question potentially applicable to all competitors (rules, tournament format, etc), please post such below. This is the official tournament thread. If you have an individual question that requires our attention, you can reach us at questions@tecmomadison.com


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    We're in the process of seeing if we can reserve a block. Due to the holidays, we're expecting a delay in the response. We'll let you know if we are able to finalize a block reservation. 


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    shit, just booked at the magnuson this morning

    Bummer. I stayed on the East side last year and it was just far enough to be kind of a PITA. Too far for a quick pit stop between games.  I'm thinking Sheraton so after I get bounced early I can go collect myself, then return to cheer on my boys!

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    Bummer. I stayed on the East side last year and it was just far enough to be kind of a PITA. Too far for a quick pit stop between games.  I'm thinking Sheraton so after I get bounced early I can go collect myself, then return to cheer on my boys!

     

    roger that, we can cancel that reservation free anyway, so prob Sheraton for me and kamp as well

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    I made an addendum to the primary post above regarding hotels. See the primary post for details on the room block at the Sheraton. Our advice this year is to book early (at Sheraton or elsewhere), as there are a few other big events in town that weekend.


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    I made one small addendum to the post above regarding costumes. We expect to see some great ones this year. #RIPDomDeluise

    Burt, Dom and Johnny

     

    >http://youtu.be/FiC2Y25rC1k

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    What time does this tournament wrap up?

     

    This just might be me, but I can't STAND when people ask this, like they got somthin' better to do on Tournament day.............Why even go if thats the case........If you don't got one whole day in a year that you can't dedicate to Tecmobowl, then you're not good enough for tourney play anyway.....or you're just whipped.  There both equally pathetic if you ask me.

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    This just might be me, but I can't STAND when people ask this, like they got somthin' better to do on Tournament day.............Why even go if thats the case........If you don't got one whole day in a year that you can't dedicate to Tecmobowl, then you're not good enough for tourney play anyway.....or you're just whipped.  There both equally pathetic if you ask me.

     

    What if you drove in from 4-6 hours away?  The answer then determines what happen next.  Do you get a hotel...drive back?

    Try to remember there are other people that visit this site who aren't you on some of this stuff before you go blasting away.

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    Burt, Dom and Johnny

     

    >http://youtu.be/FiC2Y25rC1k

     

    Thank you!  This and Norm McDonald chomping gum saying "He might make a movie with Dom Deluise is what came to mind with this title

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    I'm working on going to Madison this year!! Need to check with work, working on that hard right now.  But hoping to take me and Dukie and my wife because I'm so whipped like that :)! I've never been to the midwest other than "Misery," but I'm assuming its going to be freezing there in March? and Cabs to and from the hotels are easy to do, or should I expect to need to rent a car?


     


    And most importantly where are the stoners staying???? and who can i Paypal $$$ to to have a zip waiting for me when I arrive?? Dont want to have to fly with my girl Mary, and not in the mood to mail it to myself...but I will if I have too :)

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    I'm working on going to Madison this year!! Need to check with work, working on that hard right now.  But hoping to take me and Dukie and my wife because I'm so whipped like that :)! I've never been to the midwest other than "Misery," but I'm assuming its going to be freezing there in March? and Cabs to and from the hotels are easy to do, or should I expect to need to rent a car?

     

    Weather in Madison in March is quite variable. March 8, 2013, for instance, was very nice (for us): average temperature of 22 degrees and no precipitation. However, the temperature could easily drop towards 0 degrees, and two of our tournaments have coincided with March snowstorms, so I would prepare for the worst. Dress warm, and give yourself some buffer on your travel time.

     

    In terms of getting around, cabs in Madison are reasonably-priced and easy to snag at the airport, but otherwise are challenging to wave down, and often require a phone call ahead of time. A cab from the airport to the Sheraton (or to the tournament site) would likely land around $30-35, plus tip. If you plan on enjoying Madison's nightlife on Fri/Sat nights, which we recommend, a cab from the tournament site to the downtown area would land around $10-15, plus tip.

     

    Carpooling with other Tecmo'ers is also a great option, as is a rental car if you plan on staying sober enough to drive.

    Edited by sonofpatbeach

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    I made an addendum to the primary post above regarding hotels. See the primary post for details on the room block at the Sheraton. Our advice this year is to book early (at Sheraton or elsewhere), as there are a few other big events in town that weekend.

     

    Awesome, thanks. All booked up.

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    The NYC monthly Tecmo meetup is this coming Wednesday (Jan 8 ), and I'm certain TecmoX attendance will be the hot topic. Hopefully a few of us can get some firm commits that night and there will be some registration spots still open by then (didn't it sell out in, like, 12 hours last year?). When I moved out here I vowed to make it back for this every year and I intend to keep my word.


    Edited by hoigaard

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    Flight BOOKED! Manyo has too! PNW Represent!

     

    Also, an idea came up where all us online folk should wear some kind of online ID, like Dom Deluise Berets with our tecmo handle on them or something of that nature. #camaraderie

     

     

    I REALLY hope you two handle business down there and show all these fools that The NW Tecmo Faction IS, and alwayz will be the best players in the world.............(no pressure... Ha hA Ha)..............I will make this Tournement in the next few years, and ya'll can bet on it.   I got a sabatical from Nike in like 2 and a half.  It's just too bad that the biggest Tecmo Tourney in the world just happens to be be in a city where all there is to do is eat cheese, or watch one of their two $#!tty football teams.....yes I'm talkin' bout the Packers and the Badgers.

     

                                             (p.s.   GO SEAHAWKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

    Edited by ~Tailback King~

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    Friendly reminder that registration opens at midnight CST tonight. We sent out an email notification for those with TecmoMadison accounts, but it's ending up in the Spam folder for some people.


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    At this point (1 hour after registration opened), 50 of the slots have been filled. For anyone that experienced any slowdown on the www.tecmomadison.com site, we appreciate the patience. 


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    Less than 12 hours after opening up registration, our 100th participant registered: Jim B (Air Bontempo).


     


    A few notable players registered thus far: 


    • Tecmo III champion Peter K (moonwalk), and two-time former champion Jim B (Air Bontempo), look to make a triumphant return after a one-year hiatus
    • Online legend Bruddog looks to make his Madison debut
    • Former Nebraska and Tomczak Bowl champion Luke C looks to crack the Final 4 in his second Madison tourney
    • 5 of the tournament's 7 prior champions have registered (Josh, Chet, Jim B, Peter K, Mort). Only Kevin M (buzzsaw) and Sobhi (bestinworld) remain off the list.
    Edited by sonofpatbeach

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    Once Tundra Bowl I happens in Green Bay at the end of January, it's only six weeks until Tecmo X in Madison. Our tourney will definitely be a great measuring stick as to what I personally need to work on before March - have to finish better than 2-2 this year. All registered, ready to roll.


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    Have a quick question. I'm looking to play in the tournament this year...first time. What's the rule for "lurching" on extra points and field goal tries? Can you just take someone (ie. LT) up the middle and dive...or do you have to popcorn? I saw luruching doesn't apply to LB's. Sorry if it was posted somewhere, I didn't see. Just wanted to confirm.


     


    Looking forward to the theme of the tourney. Vikings fan and also a Cannonball Run fan. Almost entire movie was filmed here in Georgia where I live. :)


     


    Thanks,


    Greg


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    Have a quick question. I'm looking to play in the tournament this year...first time. What's the rule for "lurching" on extra points and field goal tries? Can you just take someone (ie. LT) up the middle and dive...or do you have to popcorn? I saw luruching doesn't apply to LB's. Sorry if it was posted somewhere, I didn't see. Just wanted to confirm.

     

    Looking forward to the theme of the tourney. Vikings fan and also a Cannonball Run fan. Almost entire movie was filmed here in Georgia where I live. :)

     

    Thanks,

    Greg

     

    Lurching is basically defined as diving with you DL-man during a defensive play.

    Running up the middle with LT on a FG or anything else on a FG is legal.  If you can kill a play by diving with a LB, this is also legal.

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