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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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    To those who haven't registered yet: we've encountered an issue with our registration/payment process, and until further notice, are suspending registration.


     


    We'll give you the go ahead when it's up and running again.


     


    If you've already registered, you can disregard this.


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    To those who haven't registered yet: we've encountered an issue with our registration/payment process, and until further notice, are suspending registration.

     

    We'll give you the go ahead when it's up and running again.

     

    If you've already registered, you can disregard this.

     

    While you wait

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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

     

    Speaking from a Nodakian perspective, we care more than a little. Seeing the DotDon in action is one of the yearly rituals that the Nodak crew has become accustomed to. Drinking heavily and pressing buttons won't be the same without you. There would be room in one of our beds if push came to shove. Just sayin'.

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    Speaking from a Nodakian perspective, we care more than a little. Seeing the DotDon in action is one of the yearly rituals that the Nodak crew has become accustomed to. Drinking heavily and pressing buttons won't be the same without you. There would be room in one of our beds if push came to shove. Just sayin'.

    Thanks buddy!  Even though I'm probably about even money to win this every year, I go for the people like you guys.  Awesome, funny, cool.  You don't see people like me in these kinds of numbers.  Be sure to tweet me updates.

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    Any news on fixing registration?

     

    No good news, I'm afraid. In all likelihood, we won't have it back up until next week. We've ran into an issue with our payment processing vendor. We appreciate everyone's patience while we work on this.

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    We've ran into an issue with our payment processing vendor.

     

    Should I be concerned about all the email i've been getting from a nigerian prince named Christian Okoye?

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    Now that Bruddog has made an official registration, I count only two players left who the Tecmo world occasionally cries out to see at Madison:

    fro30 (not the loudest cries, but there was a push last year)

    JOEYGATS -- the loudest of loud cries for him to appear in Madison

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    Now that Bruddog has made an official registration, I count only two players left who the Tecmo world occasionally cries out to see at Madison:

    fro30 (not the loudest cries, but there was a push last year)

    JOEYGATS -- the loudest of loud cries for him to appear in Madison

     

    There is traveling expenses and risk to think off.  I mean anytime you step out your door your taking a chance.  It can happen if you plan to travel a thousand miles or maybe about 5 to 10 miles.

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    Now that Bruddog has made an official registration, I count only two players left who the Tecmo world occasionally cries out to see at Madison:

    fro30 (not the loudest cries, but there was a push last year)

    JOEYGATS -- the loudest of loud cries for him to appear in Madison

    Maybe we can all chip in and "sponsor" Gats.  He can pay us back by hustling peeps pre and post tourney.  I don't think he plays with a NES controller though, he'd probably need some training. 

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    Maybe we can all chip in and "sponsor" Gats.  He can pay us back by hustling peeps pre and post tourney.  I don't think he plays with a NES controller though, he'd probably need some training. 

     

    $50 pledge

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    If anyone needs a ride...holla at me... (basically anywhere the i-90 goes thru northern ohio, indiana, and chi area...buffalo to madison) im willing to pick people up if u meet me and chip in for gas.


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    If any players want to game the day before the big tournament, friday @ 4pm let me know. I'm trying to put together an eight player triple elimination practice tournament. As of right now I still need four players. Expect the tournament to run 2 1/2 to 3 hours, 8 players w/ 4 setups, 2 hotel rooms.


     


    It will be at the Best Western: West Towne Suites (650 grand canyon dr. Madison, WI 53719)


     


    Shoot me a PM, thanks and can't wait!!

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    TOP TEN TECMO PUNS or Expressions...10. Sterling Sharpe is ALWAYS OPEN...when the guy was borne he caught himself (source qb browns) 9. Whiskey Wade had to0 Much Whiskey (source kweh11) 8. Hey Barkeep: Ill have a "Wyman and tonic" (Source ????)...7. Earnest Byner goes to training camp (source tecmomadison.com) 6. In "Rod" We Trust (source knobbe) 5. Bad Bad "Lee Roy Hoard"..."He's condition is badder then whole damn town (red98sethuthut) 4. Operation Desert "Strom" (source tecmomadison.com) 3. Tecmo's Odd Couple Tippett And Lippett...Hey Lippett why don't ya "Tip it"...Hey Tippett why dont u "Lip it"!!! (source: red98, diaz) 2 Ive GoTta DoLlAr And A "Russ Grimm" (red98sethuthut). , 1. Louis you idiot...IM THE JETS at TecmoVI He went to jerry Championship Game (sources: mort, toolie)


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     1. Louis you idiot...IM THE JETS at TecmoVI He went to jerry Championship Game (sources: mort, toolie)

    It's a little hard to make out the audio at times, but that vid is up on youtube, as is that classic quote.

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