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About T.Mann

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  • Birthday 12/04/1978

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    Bloomington Illinois

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    2015 Bloomington, Illinois Super Tecmo bowl Champion

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  1. Hey Everyone, I just wanted to throw out this save the date for Bloomington's 15th annual Tecmo Super Bowl tournament. I realize this event is still a long ways away, but I know several other locations hold their tournaments on this date. My goal is not to compete against these other tournaments, but to just throw this out there that next years event will be open to a limited amount of new players. My main goal of this post is to see what kind of interest people have in playing at our event. We usually only allow 32 local competitors, but next year we will be looking to grow. We haven't discussed the number of people we will allow for the next event, but we have the equipment to run 16 systems. A quick run down of what Bloomington Tecmo is about. We are the longest running Beer league tournament that we know of. We've been going strong since January 2004. We run our event in a warehouse building, so the event is invite only. We charge an entry fee to play, but all money is 100% dispersed through prizes, food, and beer. So bottom line this is pretty much a day long drinking festival self funded by the people with a lot of tecmo super bowl added in. Everyone plays for the love of the game, and to earn a shot a winning our custom made championship belt. We don't do cash prizes. We feel this takes the fun out of the game, and makes everyone to serious. Don't get me wrong the level of competition is not easy, but you won't need to be practicing for weeks to play here. We always guarantee everyone at least 6 games so it's not a tournament where you lose, and go home. So if this sounds like something you might be interested in then you can hit me up on here, email me at Bloomingtontecmo@gmail.com, or if you want you can talk to me or any of my other guys at Madison next month. As the date gets closer I will add more details. Thanks! T.Mann
  2. Thanks! I ended up finding the match up on twitch, and watched it.
  3. Who ended up winning?
  4. All this advice is good, but let me offer something that's always helped me get through the day. First I wake up on Saturday morning hung over from enjoying Friday nights festivities. I then try to eat a little breakfast along with a white Russian for a little hair of the dog remedy. I then head to the venue where I usually drink my 1st, 2nd, and 3rd beer before I play my first game. After losing my first game I'm able to drink my 4th, 5th, and 6th beer before playing, and losing my second game. After I get eliminated I usually enjoy a fat ass cheeseburger with extra grease to help soak up some of the alcohol. I usually wash that down with some Crown Royal and Dr. Pepper. It's important to get that caffeine in you to keep that energy flowing. After I finish 3 or 4 mixed drinks I switch back to beer to help finish the gauntlet. As the night comes to a close I usually find some mexican joint that serves the biggest burritos known to man, and I smash it. I hope this information helps!
  5. Yes Bloomington, Illinois. I'll send you guys a message to get your email addresses to keep you guys up to date. I will also start my own thread at some point. I don't want to keep posting on this one because I'm not trying to draw everybody off topic from Tecmo Madison. Thanks Guys!
  6. If you ever decide to do regional qualifiers let me know. Bloomington Tecmo has the equipment, and the ability to host a big tournament. We've just always kept it local, but I'm not opposed to holding another event annually. We've been going strong since 2004 with an average of 32 players. This is without even advertising, and not doing cash prizes. This is just a beer drinking festival with everyone playing for the love of the game. Nobody takes it serious. I will still hold my local beer fest tournament, but having a big group come to Bloomington would be pretty cool. I'd even try to find a fall date that would not coincide with any other big tournaments. The main Bloomington tournament will always be held on the Saturday before the Super Bowl, and that will not change. Just keep us in mind in the future. Thanks!
  7. Sounds good. I'm pretty good about responding by email so you can get a hold of me at timjmann1@yahoo.com.
  8. We held our annual Tecmo event yesterday too. We are from Bloomington, Illinois. We've been having ours for the last 14 years. We had 36 players. We haven't really broadcasted our tournament, but this will change for next years event. We will start allowing more people to play in our tournament so if anyone is interested just let me know, and I'll get you some more information. This years event was highlighted with an amazing championship game between Tecmo Psycho and Storksdaman. Psycho edged out Stork in overtime 24-21.
  9. Saturday January 30, 2016 the BLONO Tecmo Crew will conduct its 13th annual Super Tecmo Bowl Tournament. The tournament will feature 32 of the drunkest competitors that Bloomington-Normal has to offer. This beer league tournament will start around noon and continue until 1 man, or woman, is left standing. The winner will NOT be awarded any money, but will have the privilege of wearing the Custom made Championship belt for the entire year. Cash prizes are forbidden, because beer drinking is encouraged. All 32 spots have been filled as of right now, but if you're interested in coming to hang out let me know. I can't guarantee anybody a spot, but I will guarantee everyone will have a chance to get some tecmo games in and plenty of beers consumed.
  10. Here is a picture of the Championship Belt that I had Pro Am Belts make for my tournament. I sent them in the ideas and they created it. They are a great company, and I highly recommend them. I'm not sure how much you are looking to spend on something like this, but this custom creation cost $550. It was worth it in my eyes, and my players love it.
  11. Madison, WI - 03/07/15 - Tecmo XI: Apocalipps Now

    Also I wanted to run a quick thought by people. I'm a big fan of playing more games. I know with the number of people that attend Madison this makes this very hard. Has Madison ever considered doing a 3 game guarantee? They could use the same format as they are doing now. You have your 4 regions. Take your 8 groups per region with 8 players in each of them. Instead of having seeds 1-8 you have seeds 1-4. That would mean you would have 2 of each seed in each group. Separate the group into 2 halves by putting a 1,2,3 and 4 on each side. Then conduct a round robin which would consist of 3 games for everyone and allow the winner to advance to the round of 64. This method ensures that 2 people from each group make the round of 64. It is also only 12 games played on each console instead of 13 like the format it has now. Plus only .375% of the 8 man group will play over 3 games so why not change it up to allow everyone the opportunity to get that 3rd game. I know some people come from far away to play and figured why not throw out another option just to see what people thought.
  12. Madison, WI - 03/07/15 - Tecmo XI: Apocalipps Now

    I had a great time at Madison this year. Thanks to everyone who put it on. I played horrible though. I went 0-2. I was the 7 seed and playing the last game in my bracket gave me plenty of time to finish off 5 Bud Light tall boys before my first game. Needless to say I was feeling pretty decent by the time I played. My only beef was the fact that I broke the seal way to early and my t.v. was in the corner. Trying to get to the bathroom made it feel like I was a contestant on American Gladiators trying to work my way through the gauntlet.
  13. Yeah, we were the ones in the BLONO TECMO t-shirts. I'm pretty sure the guy you talked to was Dildo. He told me he talked to someone at the tournament about our tournament, but couldn't remember who when I asked him. He is our team party guy who is at our tournament getting absolutely wasted and probably doesn't remember what happens half of the time. I'm the one who runs the Bloomington tournament if you have any questions.
  14. No Problem. I know the more systems the better. I usually run 8 to 10 systems at my tournament so I can offer more games. I usually run a 24 player tournament and divide the groups into 4 with 6 players in each. I play a round robin format were you play everyone in your group. I then take the top 4 and seed them into a championship double elimination bracket and take the bottom 2 teams and seed them a single elimination powder puff division. I guarantee everyone 6 games. I want to say the tournament lasts about 8 hours. I'm not sure if you've run a tournament before, but the more games you can guarantee I believe the more interest you will receive. Not telling you how to run your tournament just wanted to give you some ideas.
  15. Madison, WI - 03/07/15 - Tecmo XI: Apocalipps Now

    I can't believe beer sales end at 9pm!