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


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    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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    My brother (TravG23) and I are signed up!


     


    I know that organizing the pools is a logistical nightmare, but I assume you try your best to try and not put brothers in the same pool or bracket, right?


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    My brother (TravG23) and I are signed up!

    I know that organizing the pools is a logistical nightmare, but I assume you try your best to try and not put brothers in the same pool or bracket, right?

    Yeah, we do our best to avoid placing brothers and those traveling together into the same groups.

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    looks like Madison is really busy that weekend.  bro and I are going to save some dough and stay at the super 8 on hayes rd on the east side of town.  Anyone else who wants to save a few bucks get a room there and we can get the pre gaming started right.


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    I'll be coming in hot on Thursday night, and staying at the Sheraton thru the weekend (kamp coming Friday)..... if anybody else coming early wants to game it up or go out and lasso a few local heifers with me, I'll be down!


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    looks like Madison is really busy that weekend.  bro and I are going to save some dough and stay at the super 8 on hayes rd on the east side of town.  Anyone else who wants to save a few bucks get a room there and we can get the pre gaming started right.

     

    vogtcd11, bigmv54, ryan11p, myself, and possibly daboy8821 will be staying here as well... book up people.  Rooms are going fast.

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    vogtcd11, bigmv54, ryan11p, myself, and possibly daboy8821 will be staying here as well... book up people.  Rooms are going fast.

     

    Good deal. Since Ryan and I are riding up together with Kevin C. and Chris H. we'll be moving our reservation from Sheraton to this Super 8 also.

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    [name=diazzhole" post="388144" timestamp="1388951427]Good deal. Since Ryan and I are riding up together with Kevin C. and Chris H. we'll be moving our reservation from Sheraton to this Super 8 also.

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    as of right now, I'm bringing my snow gear and a fifth of wild turkey, gonna camp out under the nearest overpass.......


     


    but sounds like Super 8 in the mix!  we'll look into it.....


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    as of right now, I'm bringing my snow gear and a fifth of wild turkey, gonna camp out under the nearest overpass.......

     

    but sounds like Super 8 in the mix!  we'll look into it.....

    closer to the airport and half the price.  I'm actually flying in fri night due to a schedule issue so that is a positive.  Plus it seems there will be plenty of rides too and from the hotel once people start arriving on friday.

    Edited by mort1237

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    Damn, we could have a mini tourney Friday night just at the Super 8! 


     


    Mort, Louis, Derek, Kamp, Manyo, myself, Chris/Matt Vogt, Daboy, stewart, diaz, and others Im sure..geez, can't wait!


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    Won't make it this year, sorry guys. Will see how I do this next year with practice

     

    Sorry to hear that, Sobhi. It always sucks when one of our former champions can't make it. Last year, we played without 2 of them (Peter K and Jimmy B.), but they're both signed up this year thankfully. The only MIA former champion is the buzzsaw.

     

    Hope to see you next year, or maybe at another tune-up at Ed's garage before then!

    Edited by sonofpatbeach

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    Yes, I'll see if I can shake off the cobwebs this year :) -- cant go another year of dominating up until the rd of 32 then getting killed by qb browns!  my best days are way behind me as of right now


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    It is a sad sad day.  A sad day.  I cannot attend Madison Tecmo X: Gannonball Run.  I know nobody really cares except my BFF's from Lincoln/Omaha and North Dakota (and  they only care a little), but I've got work travel the week of February 17 and the week of March 3.  Can't sell my wife on missing 2 more nights in between and right before I'm gone for 4 days.  Unreal.  Come on lady, I wear the pants in this family!!! (don't tell her I said this)  Its bad enough she won't let me skip our anniversary for the Lincoln tournament this Saturday. 


    Ugh.  Have fun guys, I'll be following on Twitter and twitch tv eating ho-hos and drowning my sorrows with scotchy scotch scotch.


     


     


    Signed,


    Depressed in Des Moines


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    It is a sad sad day.  A sad day.  I cannot attend Madison Tecmo X: Gannonball Run.  I know nobody really cares except my BFF's from Lincoln/Omaha and North Dakota (and  they only care a little), but I've got work travel the week of February 17 and the week of March 3.  Can't sell my wife on missing 2 more nights in between and right before I'm gone for 4 days.  Unreal.  Come on lady, I wear the pants in this family!!! (don't tell her I said this)  Its bad enough she won't let me skip our anniversary for the Lincoln tournament this Saturday. 

    Ugh.  Have fun guys, I'll be following on Twitter and twitch tv eating ho-hos and drowning my sorrows with scotchy scotch scotch.

     

     

    Signed,

    Depressed in Des Moines

     

     I vow to get at least one Haddix INT this year in your honor.

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     I vow to get at least one Haddix INT this year in your honor.

    You are a good man Dave F Murray.  I'm sorry for what I had to do to you with Tim McDonald and Lonnie Young. 

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