PNW HONBASHO 1 - Behind the Wooden Shed
8560 Greenwood Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
10 am Saturday Jan 26th
$20 Rookie Entry Fee, $30 Veteran Entry Fee
For the latest and greatest Tecmo Tournament, we will be drawing from the ancient tradition of SUMO. This makes a lot of sense because
1) Tecmo also originated in Japan
2) When players are grappling in Tecmo, it looks a hell of a lot like Sumo wrestling
3) There are a lot of beefy competitors in our Cascadia Contingent. I'm looking at you @XtraLargent
4) @kamphuna8 is a big fan of the sport
5) It provides us with an excuse to incorporate words like Yokozuna, banzuke, and kachi-kochi
So for the Honbasho which just means major tournament, we will first determine a pre-tournament ranking, which will be set by past results. The ranking will determine a great deal of the schedule, aka the Banzuke.
The first division is the San'yaku. It will be comprised of the four most recent Champions. The San'yaku for this tournament will be:
Kamphuna @kamphuna8 The most recent Portland and most recent CFT Season Champion
Ptitteri @ptitteriThe most recent Seattle Champion
QB Fairfield @fairfensheeding CFT 2 Champion
Vader @invader_star64 Portland 2016 Champion
If one of those guys can't make it, @gripsmokewill join their ranks for having somewhat recently won a very competitive Manyo Mayhem tourney. Next up is me @DT. for having won the previous Mayhem If Peter aka @moonwalk somehow made an appearance, he would supersede us both as Seattle 2015 title winner. After some debate, I will not be counting @Tick's season zero CFT championship, though his accolades throughout his career will ensure him presence in the second division. I'll be working out a formula to determine the ranking officially, but I am certain that @manYo720 will fill out this division, the Makuuchi.
The next division will be the Donkey Division comprised solely of @~Tailback King~ and @XtraLargent as the only competitors they could possibly be lumped in with are each other.
Just kidding, they will be in the Juryo which is the next four ranked players, I would imagine being headed up by @boogiewithstu and whoever ends up being highest ranked among the likes of whoever else puts their name in the hat.
After that is the Makushita which is an unspecified number of players comprised of any other veteran of a PNW Tecmo event, and the Sandanme will consist of every untested rookie that might get involved.
These rankings will determine the each competitors' first three or four matches, with the top ranked players facing tougher competition, after that, match-ups will be determined by record, with each player playing the same amount of matches. Once we finish a round and there are 1 or less players who have yet to record 4 losses on the day, a champion will be crowned, with playoffs to determine tiebreaks, including potentially, for the title. If you recall the Mayhem tourneys that were quintuple elimination, it will be very similar to that, with the major exception that everyone will keep playing until the end.
What I am hoping to achieve with this format is some great battles for regional Tecmo supremacy and some more stiff contests on down the ladder as players jostle for position, which will hopefully carry on to further tournaments down the road! There will once again be FUN prizes, themed rounds, and trophies for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd! I am HOPEFUL that this tournament will end significantly earlier then the average CFT tourney (7 or 8 pm) Get your name in the hat so I can work out the Banzuke asap. The venue is a classic neighborhood sports pub that I knew was the place when I saw someone had hooked up an Atari Flashback to one of the TVs. This in addition to them having a few arcade cabinets on site such as Street Fighter II. There is also an arcade/pinball oriented bar right next door called Coindexter. THE BEST PART of this place is that it is in the heart of Sea-town yet somehow has a HUGE free parking lot right there due to a closed DMV. It also has an alley for super-easy unloading of TVs and equipment.
I am designing this to be the most action-packed Tecmo Super Bowl tournament yet. Hope to see you all there for the beginning of the next chapter in Cascadia FUCKING Tecmo!
By Mike Gordan
Week 2's now in the books. Now it's time to pick the Week 3 games. I'm gonna follow schedule from Tecmonster's 2018-2019 rom from now on, so here's what I've got:
New York Jets @ Cleveland Browns
New Orleans Saints @ Atlanta Falcons
Green Bay Packers @ Washington Redskins
Indianapolis Colts @ Philadelphia Eagles
Buffalo Bills @ Minnesota Vikings
Oakland Raiders @ Miami Dolphins
Denver Broncos @ Baltimore Ravens
Cincinnati Bengals @ Carolina Panthers
New York Giants @ Houston Texans
Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville Jaguars
San Francisco 49ers @ Kansas City Chiefs
Los Angeles Chargers @ Los Angeles Rams
Dallas Cowboys @ Seattle Seahawks
Chicago Bears @ Arizona Cardinals
New England Patriots @ Detroit Lions
Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
So come on in!
Also, for future reference, if you don't specify who's going to win by game time, it counts as a loss against you. If you honestly cannot bring yourself to guess right away, you have until the games start to come up with a winner. Or you can be the gutsy one and call a tie.
Anyways, I'll make my picks later. I need to think about my choices before I settle on anything concrete.
By Mike Gordan
Time for Week 2, everybody! Here are this week's games:
Baltimore Ravens @ Cincinnati Bengals
Carolina Panthers @ Atlanta Falcons
Los Angeles Chargers @ Buffalo Bills
Minnesota Vikings @ Green Bay Packers
Houston Texans @ Tennessee Titans
Cleveland Browns @ New Orleans Saints
Miami Dolphins @ New York Jets
Kansas City Chiefs @ Pittsburgh Steelers
Philadelphia Eagles @ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Indianapolis Colts @ Washington Redskins
Arizona Cardinals @ Los Angeles Rams
Detroit Lions @ San Francisco 49ers
Oakland Raiders @ Denver Broncos
New England Patriots @ Jacksonville Jaguars
New York Giants @ Dallas Cowboys
Seattle Seahawks @ Chicago Bears
Make your picks! Here's mine!
Ravens, Panthers, Chargers, Packers, Texans, Saints, Jets, Chiefs, Eagles, Redskins, Rams, 49ers, Broncos, Patriots, Giants, and Bears.
Survival pick for this week would have to be the Saints or 49ers. A lot of tossup games this week as well. Though the biggest question mark is the Packers. If Aaron Rodgers is ruled out for the week, I'm gonna change my pick to the Vikings.
Edit: I changed one of my picks. Instead of thinking the Falcons will win, I am now leaning more towards Carolina. Hopefully, I don't regret that pick. And since Aaron Rodgers is back out on the practice field, I am still leaning more towards Green Bay. But if he ends up getting ruled out tomorrow, I'm gonna change my pick to Minnesota. Everything else will be left as is.
By Mike Gordan
I'm going to simply keep track of everybody's scores manually. Each person has until five minutes before the game starts to put their Pick'ems in. And I'll be keeping track of the tallies for each week, and for the whole year in general. As an added bonus, I'll even keep track of how many times somebody wins a particular week. But with the highest tally after the Super Bowl wins.
Two rules! You got until five games before the game starts to put a pick in. Otherwise, it will be treated as a non pick. In addition, every pick must be made in a single comment. You can discuss things if you want. But for the sake of keeping track of everybody's choices, all picks--even if you change your mind later on--must be located in the same comment. Otherwise, it will be treated as a non pick.
With that said, let's cover the games that are to take place in Week 1!
ATL @ PHI
PIT @ CLE
CIN @ IND
TEN @ MIA
SF @ MIN
HOU @ NE
TB @ NO
JAX @ NYG
BUF @ BAL
KC @ LAC
SEA @ DEN
WAS @ ARI
DAL @ CAR
CHI @ GB
NYJ @ DET
LAR @ OAK
Here are my weekly picks: Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, Tennessee, Minnesota, New England, New Orleans, Jacksonville, Baltimore, Chargers, Broncos, Cardinals, Panthers, Packers, Lions, and Rams. My Survivor pick of the week, however, is Pittsburgh over Cleveland (yes, a road team being chosen as the Survivor Pick of the Week; it is the Browns, after all). And my toughest pick to make was Arizona over Washington.
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