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    Hi all, So after several years of wanting to play in the Madison tournament (I think we started looking at it around 2008), three of us from Texas (Houston area) are finally able to make the trip for this year's Tecmo Madison XIV. We've all played since original release so we figure it's time to make the trip up north to take that trophy home to Texas. We registered for the tourney and booked our flights to arrive early Friday April 6th, but I have few questions I haven't been able to find answers for, hoping I can get some help from you guys, so here goes: 1.) I've read a few threads that mention "practice games in the hotels" prior to tournament play on Saturday. Can someone please help elaborate on this? Is there a particular hotel this happens at? Is there someone to contact to play in these practices sessions? We've never played in an official tournament, so would be nice to get a few games in prior to Saturday morning. 2.) Do we need to pack an bring our NES/controllers/cartridges to compete in these practice games (or the tournament itself)? Is the equipment at the tournament reliable or is there an advantage to bringing our own controllers at least? Obviously, it be easier to bring equipment if this was within driving distance, but prefer not to bring on a plane if possible. 3.) How does the seeding for the pools work, specifically in regards to newcomers being seeded? Is there some inherent disadvantage to newcomers such as being placed in brackets with high seeded regional winners or something, or is the pool play randomly seeded? 4.) Is the venue in a downtown area within walking distance to other bars/restaurants/nightlife? None of us have ever been to Wisconsin, so just curious what the area is like. 5.) What is the consequence if someone actually does "lurch"? It'd be nice to see some kind of video explaining exactly what is considered against the rules when a player controls a DL, as it seems to be a grey area if you circle the DL out and back in, if someone has a link. Thanks in advance and looking forward to meeting fellow Tecmo bowlers! Seamo
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    Tecmo Super Bowl Hardcore Championship When - Saturday June 9, 2018 Where - DMen Tap - 2829 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, IL 60618 Time - Registration 10:00am to 10:30am CST, Kickoff Time 11:00am CST Buy In - $30 - Registration through paypal to [email protected] https://www.paypal.me/retrosportsgamertom/30 Included in Buy In: - One Custom Tecmo Tournament T-shirt (Register on or before May 22nd to receive a T-shirt) - One Nintendo (NES) Sports Game Cartridge (Performance during Group Play determines which game you will have a chance at getting) Format: 30 Players Maximum 6 groups of 5 players playing round robin (4 games for each player) -Groups will be separated by a random selection draw -Group play will use provided tier list for choosing matchups All 30 players will advance to a single elimination playoff round based overall record in tournament. There will be a lottery for seeding based on your record after group play. It is based on the five possible record outcomes: Record - 0-4 - 30th seed will randomly be selected here, then seeds will continue to be selected until there is no player that was 0-4 left Record - 1-3 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 1-3 left Record - 2-2 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 2-2 left Record - 3-1 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 3-1 left Record - 4-0 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 4-0 left, 1st seed will be last player selected This seeding also determines the order in which the NES Sports Games will be selected for each player to keep as part of the Buy-In. -The Hardcore Tier List will be used for Bracket Play. Higher Seed is Player 1 and gets choice of Tier. Player 2 then selects a team from that Tier or a lower Tier. Higher Seed then selects a team second from the Tier originally chosen or a lower Tier. Prizes: 1st Place - $350 Cash -Tecmo Hardcore Championship Title Belt (1st place winner gets to keep the belt) 2nd Place - $150 Cash Top 4 finishers have the option of competing in a Free to Play Cash Prize Retro Sports League Championship Tournament taking place in January 2019 in Chicago, IL I'm locking in and guaranteeing all the prizes for this tournament! Rules: 1. Tier list for group play. Winner of coin toss is player 1 and chooses tier. Loser of coin toss chooses team from tier player 1 selected or a lower tier. Winner of coin toss chooses team second from tier originally chosen or lower tier. 2. We will not keep track of teams used during group play. Choose the team that best suits you in group play under the tier list guidelines. 3. Customizing Playbooks and Lineup Changes. You are allowed to change your selected team's playbook before each game. Checking the change / substitution screen is allowed during gameplay. Once per quarter for each player is the recommendation. 4. All substitutions of any player in any position is LEGAL. 5. No ties. If a game is tied when regulation concludes, competitors will proceed to OT. All OT’s will be 5-minute sudden death periods. If no one scores in the first OT, the second OT will be only the first quarter in a new game. This process will be repeated until a winner emerges. So that one competitor does not start with the ball in every OT period, the receiving team (i.e. team that gets the ball first) shall alternate beginning with the second OT period. 6. Defensive Lineman Lurching / Nose Tackle Dive / Any D-Lineman Dive is LEGAL. 7. Nintendo Malfunctions: If there is an equipment failure in the first half, games will be replayed from the start. If equipment malfunctions in the 2nd half, only the second half is replayed. In that event, the scores from each half are added together to obtain a final score. If the game was uncompetitive or the equipment malfunctioned due to human error, the tourney organizers reserve the right to declare a winner without replaying any portion of the game. 8. Tournament Disputes: Tom Stahnke and Phil Naumann are the tournament referees. They will decide all disputes unless one of them is a player in the game. If one or both is a player in the disputed game, a referee to be determined will resolve the dispute. 9. Competitors are allowed to bring their own controller, but it has to be an official Nintendo rectangle controller, official Nintendo dogbone controller, or the official Hyperkin Cadet NES controller. Live Streams: MARQUEE MATCHUP STREAM - https://www.twitch.tv/tgfnretro This professional live coverage will be voiced and broadcasted by Troy GBLAN, organizer and voice of the GBLAN Online Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament. Troy will be showcasing the best players this tournament has to offer from opening kickoff until the Tecmo Super Bowl Hardcore Championship Belt is wrapped around someone’s waist. I encourage everyone to check out tgfnretro on Twitch and follow the action that is currently going on in the Tecmo scene. THE PLAYER’S STREAM: - https://www.youtube.com/theretrosportsgamer Have you ever wanted to be a commentator at a Tecmo Tournament? Maybe you just want to cut a wrestling promo Tecmo style? This is your opportunity! This stream will be run by Lumberjack Cracks, but if you aren’t feeling what he has to say, then suplex him off that mic and say what you will. The goal of this stream is to capture the natural essence of the tournament and get as many unique players on stream as possible. Want to play on stream? Just ask! We will do our best to broadcast your game next. Players that register and can't make the tournament with at least one week notice will be fully refunded. Please contact me at [email protected] if you have any questions about the tournament. Thanks!
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    Donating an Mike Ditka Framed Photo since it is impossible for me to get it home to highest placing Bears Fan registered tournament player. Mort has it in his storage center. @allamerican1569 @mort1237 Not sure if i can make it.
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    gojiphen malor

    Hollywood TSB Rom

    Looks good so far! Don't sell yourself short, it took me ages to figure out some of the helmet editing. We've got a whole offseason now to sharpen our rom-editing skills
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    Hollywood TSB Rom

    Been a slow go trying to juggle work and working on this project. Could definitely use some help if anyone is interested as I am VERY green when it comes to editing roms so limited on what I can do. Would love to see this get completed. I have added a couple of more rosters, modified the title screen and got 2 large helmets completed since the last time I posted but that's it.
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    You can't lurch a reverse and tackle a WR that way and TEs aren't involved in any runs.
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    Correct. From: http://tecmomadison.com/rules/ 6. Lurching: Lurching is prohibited. If you want to rush with a DL, you must either go outside the offensive tackle or bump/grapple someone on the offensive line. Please note that this rule does not apply to LBs. If you want to rush with a DL, when crossing over the line of scrimmage within the restricted circle with a DL and before making a play on the QB, you must first bump or grapple with an opposing player who is not the QB. However, there are no restrictions on DL when the offense is in the shotgun or when crossing over the line of scrimmage outside the restricted circle.
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    our tournament got some local coverage https://www.thepress.media/2018/02/12/nhl-94-tournament-coming-to-ashwaubenon/
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    Hey, man! Glad to have you coming out! 1) Hotel games - There are no "official" meet-ups. The best thing to do is come to Registration @ Friday Night Retro. From there, you'll get all setup for Saturday, can play as many TSB games as possible and meet up with other groups as they head off to the hotels to keep playing games. 2) Equipment - You do not need your own equipment. We supply necessary stuff. If you are picky about your controller, bring it. If you have a few carts, bring those too. We always need backups. 3) Seeding - The unknown players are all rated equally and distributed at random. This is a seeded tournament so the #1 is the best player in Tecmo right now and all the way down to say #200. #201-264 will more than likely all be first timers. If they have no other tourney experience that we have access to results, they are distributed at random. 4) Venue - yes, this year we are downtown on part of the main strip. It is central to lots and lots of nightlife. 5) Lurching - There is no grey area. When using DL, you must popcorn/bump/grapple someone on the OL or go outside the entire line as shown in this pic. Rule penalties: Any broken rules other than Rule #11 will be left to the judges to deem consequence. Typically, first offense is a warning, a second is a reduction in score, a third will be forfeiture of the game and fourth banned from the tournament. Any other rule issues --> http://tecmomadison.com/rules/ Fire away any more questions and make sure to find me and say hello!
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    Please give Lane Johnson a dog mask (face)