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About T.Mann

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    Promising Rookie
  • 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. Here is Bloomington Tecmo's save the date video for this year's tournament. The theme is based on Star Wars the Last Jedi. We've taken New England Patriots running back Mosi (M0-SIGH for the purpose of our theme) Tatupu, added their colors, and altered their old logo to incorporate a lightsaber. It was our first attempt at making a video. I thought it turned out ok. Let us know what you think. Thanks!
  2. If you're friends with Bloomington Tecmo on Facebook swing on by the page to view the intro video for this year's tournament. As soon as we figure out how to upload the video outside of facebook, and with better quality we will attempt to post it on here. Thanks.
  3. Just throwing an update out there that we will actually have a live stream this year. The Retro Sports Gamer will be providing the live stream. Here is the link for the channel the stream will be on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_b9V5HP0eJZyLuhuEmDf_g IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THE LIVE STREAM, FOR THIS EVENT, IS TO BE CONSIDERED NSFW!!!
  4. Sounds good green Majik. Hopefully between you and Tom you guys will rally the troops. Bloomington is looking to have our biggest and most competitive tournament yet!
  5. I guess I should clarify that I'm not saying that cash is the reason why you picked certain tournament's as a Madison major. I know these tournament's you've picked put together a hell of a lot stronger competitive field than our tournament. I believe it's for that reason you've picked those tournaments. My point is cash rewards will always help bring the stronger competition over a tournament offering free beer with your buy in. I hope you don't think I'm trying to insult what you've done for the Tecmo world, and I sure hope you don't think I'm fighting for a Madison major. That was never my intention. I have a big enough headache dealing with the 30 some people I get for my event.
  6. I know, but we've been doing this since 2004 so I can't start changing things now. Bloomington Tecmo will always be the weekend before the Superbowl. Tundra bowl offers something Bloomington Tecmo doesn't though, and I will never knock them for that. They're a Madison major that Bloomington Tecmo will never be because we will never offer cash prizes. With that being said I figured I'd never be able to draw interest from players from outside the Bloomington area because I don't pay out. I'm actually surprised though at the growing number of people who have shown interest in attending our event. I will say this though people that have traveled to play in our tournament usually come back.
  7. I hope to see you at our event. I had the privilege of speaking with you at Madison, and I think you'd fit in well with everyone at our tournament. I'd like to see you show up in your bad ass red suit.
  8. Here's a few pics. Last year we set up 10 systems. We have them all lined against the wall. We then set up a bunch of tables in the middle of the warehouse for people to sit, eat, play cards, mingle or whatever. Against the far back wall we have an area where all the food is located. We also have 2 refrigerators completely stocked with beer. Then I included the picture of our bar where a lot of memories are made. Any other questions just let me know, and I'll be happy to answer them.
  9. Here's a preview of some of the beverages we offered last year. We ended up running out of beer, and had to go grab 5 more cases. Here at Bloomington Tecmo we always promise a good time. You may not remember us the next morning, but we promise to take pictures so you'll never forget that day!
  10. Hopefully you will be able to attend our event. I'm quite certain you won't be disappointed.
  11. Tournament Abundance

    Unfortunately it won't always work out. We've been going strong for 15 years so for us to change now would not be in the best interest for my tournament, and the people who attend. For people starting new tournaments they have the option of moving around dates. When you have an established tournament you shoot for the same time frame that works best for the people in your area. Unfortunately my tournament and the tundra bowl will always be targeted around the same date. As much as I'd love to work out a compromise, pro bowl weekend is the day that works best for my people. My goal is not to steal anyone away from the tundra bowl, but give people other options if that location is to far away.
  12. WHAT: BLOOMINGTON TECMO XV WHEN: January 27, 2018 at NOON (PRACTICE PLAY BEGINS AT 10AM) WHERE: 409 Olympia Dr. BAY #2 Bloomington, Illinois 61704 (warehouse building) BUY-IN: $25. Buy in includes all food, drink (alcoholic and non alcoholic), and custom koozie REGISTRATION: Registration is open now. Secure you spot by sending payment to Bloomingtontecmo@gmail.com. Deadline to enter is January 13, 2018. RULES: Madison rules. FORMAT: Round robin group play with the top finishers placed in a double elimination tournament bracket to battle for the championship belt. The individuals that don't qualify for the championship bracket will be placed in the double elimination beer league bracket to battle it out for the Bloomington Beer Keg. PRIZES: The winner will receive custom playing cards with their picture, and stats. The winner will also take home the championship belt (must return to defend title the following year to keep it), and a free entry into Madison's World Championship (paid for by Bloomington Tecmo). Trophies will be provided for other top finishers, along with some raunchy prizes for our competitors who don't fare as well. LIVE STREAM: The Retro Sports Gamer will be providing the live stream. Here is the link for the channel the stream will be on: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_b9V5HP0eJZyLuhuEmDf_g IT SHOULD BE NOTED THAT THIS LIVE STREAM IS TO BE CONSIDERED NSFW!!! Bloomington Tecmo is a self funded event, and because of this we don't do cash prizes. We play for the love of the game. I realize some people only play for money, but at our event the atmosphere is equivalent to a Madison after party the whole time. Bloomington is a no pressure tournament that wants everyone to enjoy a game we all love without having to worry about whether or not you will win enough money to cover your tournament expenses. To help provide stress relief we provide an abundance of beer, hard liquor, and food to help spruce up the party. The warehouse that we rent out is 100% our's for this event. With that being said we are still responsible for people's actions at this warehouse. Anybody wishing to play or attend must pay by January 13, 2018. We will not allow walk ins and You must be 21 years old to attend!!!! Each paid person will then be placed on a guest list, and must check in upon arrival. Once you check in you will receive a Bloomington Tecmo rubber wristband that you must wear for the duration of the tournament. All non invited guests, or anyone not on the guest list will be asked to leave. I hate to be that way, but due to liability issues with the business we rent from this is a stipulation that we must enforce. Any other questions, comments, or concerns can be addressed by emailing me at Bloomingtontecmo@gmail.com. Thanks, and I hope to see you there!
  13. 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
  14. Thanks! I ended up finding the match up on twitch, and watched it.