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    2012 Midwest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament 7/28/2012


    What: 2012 Midwest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament (Fifth Annual)

    When: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 11 a.m. registration; noon start time

    Where: Rick’s Tavern & Grille, 5955 Boymel Drive, Fairfield, Ohio 45014

    Who: Anyone who loves to play Tecmo Super Bowl

    Maximum participants: 64

    Buy-in: $20

    Prizes: Trophies, cash and handouts

    Twitter Hashtag: #OhioV

    Tournament Format

    Format No. 1:

    The 2012 Midwest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament is a world cup style tournament with a capacity of 64 participants. Pre-tournament, the organizers will divide the field into groups of four. Well-known and unknown players will be distributed evenly throughout the field. Each group will play a round-robin, meaning all four players within each group will play one another once. Each tournament participant is guaranteed three games. Only the top two participants from each group will advance from group play. The top two players from each group will be selected by overall record. If two players have the same record, a head-to-head tiebreaker will determine tournament placement. If three players have the same record, point differential will break the tie. The maximum point differential available in an individual game is 28 points. This should alleviate any unnecessary tension in lopsided group play games. A single-elimination format will follow group play. Each group winner is guaranteed a spot in the single-elimination Field of 32. Once the Field of 32 is assembled, a single-elimination tournament will proceed until only a champion remains.

    Format No. 2:

    If there are less than 32 participants, the tournament will be played using a triple-elimination format. This guarantees every player at least three games. No pool play will be administered in this format.

    Game Play

    Team Selection and Coin Toss:

    A manual coin-flip will precede each game. Flip winner chooses the matchup. Flip loser then selects either one of the two teams or his preferred controller. If the flip loser selects preferred controller, the flip winner selects a team first. The coin-flip winner can only pick a certain matchup once during the entire tournament.

    Playbooks and Lineup:

    Customizing playbooks is allowed. You can access your “change” screen (screen where you check player conditions and make substitutions) only twice per half. This helps speed up the games.

    WR or TE at RB:

    A WR is at RB only if, upon accessing the starting lineup/change screen, the WR appears in a RB slot (as opposed to a WR slot). This is prohibited. WRs that remain in a WR slot may, however, carry the football. This comes into play with teams having only 1 RB slot, such as the Lions, Chargers, Cardinals, Oilers, Falcons, and Redskins. When selecting matchups, therefore, be aware that Ricky Sanders and Earnest Givins can carry the football on plays in which they remain in a WR slot (i.e. offset I and toss up).


    Although ties are permitted in the tournament’s “group play” portion, such are not permitted in the single-elimination portion of the tournament. If a game ends in a tie after overtime, a new game will begin, and the first player to score in the new game is the winner.


    Lurching is prohibited. If you want to rush with a DL, you must either go outside the offensive tackle or “popcorn” someone on the offensive line. You cannot simply go around your blocker and dive. Note that this rule does not apply to LBs.

    Game 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.

    Tournament Issues:

    Questions and concerns should be brought to tourney director Chris Vogt’s attention. If Chris is not available, his brothers Jimmy Vogt and Matt Vogt have the next say on the issue.

    Equipment information

    Bring any consoles, cartridges, adaptors and controllers you can get your hands on. Those who live closer will supply the TVs.

    Hotel information

    Holiday Inn Express

    6755 Fairfield Business Center Dr.

    Fairfield, Ohio

    (513) 860-2900

    Will call back.

    Extended Stay America

    9651 Seward Road

    Fairfield, Ohio

    (513) 860-5733


    Will call back.

    Flight information

    The airport closest to Fairfield, Ohio is the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport located in Covington, Ky. It has rental car access. http://www.cvgairport.com/

    Contact Information

    Chris Vogt

    Midwest Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament

    Head Director

    (513) 225-3274

    [email protected]

    Players Signed Up, City

    1.) Chris Vogt, Hamilton, Ohio

    2.) Matt Vogt, Hamilton, Ohio

    3.) Jimmy Vogt, Hamilton, Ohio

    4.) A.J. Fullam, Fairfield, Ohio

    5.) Derek Ruble, Indianapolis, Ind.

    6.) Kevin Smith, NY

    7.) Louis Buennagel, Buffalo, NY

    8.) Francis Buennagel, Buffalo, NY

    9.) Ryan McKay, N. Ridgeville, Ohio

    10.) Matt Miller, Elkhart, Ind.

    11.) Matt Tarrillion, Parryville, Mo.

    12.) Matt Billmyer, Milwaukee, Wisc.

    13.) Jay Mahabir, Macomb, Mich.

    14.) Ali Khraizat , Dearborn, Mich.

    15.) Aaron Hake, Hamilton, Ohio

    16.) Brad Rinehart, Plainfield, Ind.

    17.) Steve Engle

    18.) Matt Diaz, Lebanon, Ohio

    19.) Hugh Stewart, Columbus, Ohio

    20.) Ryan Stewart, Columbus, Ohio

    21.) Kyle Stewart, Columbus, Ohio

    22.) Kyle Lupton, Dayton, Ohio

    23.) Mike Iozzi, Columbus, Ohio

    24.) Troy Henson

    25.) Ace Lib, Louisville, Ky.

    26.) Steven Johnson, Hamilton, Ohio

    27.) Chet Holzbauer, Madison, Wisc.

    28.) Josh Holzbauer, Madison, Wisc.

    29.) Dan Durch, Madison, Wisc.

    30.) Tony Orenga, Madison, Wisc.

    31.) Rico Rieck, Madison, Wisc.

    32.) Casey Strong, Hamilton, Ohio

    33.) Gary Schultz, Louisville, Ky.

    34.) Nick Vogt, Hamilton, Ohio

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