The weekend after the NFL Championship games and before the Super Bowl is a football dead zone that is normally filled by the Pro Bowl game that most of the players don't take seriously and most football fans don't care to watch. It also happens to be a good time to put on a Tecmo Super Bowl tournament and this year there are three in different time zones for people to scratch that football itch. With that, let's take a look at this Saturday's upcoming tournaments in Seattle, Green Bay, and New York City.
The Sixth Annual TUNDRA BOWL in Green Bay, Wisconsin under @RetroNathan has grown into one of the largest tournaments in the country and with the recent news of TECMO MADISON relocating to NYC it may proof to be the biggest event in the state for 2019. In terms of game play this is a very standard type of tournament where competitors play in pool play for seeding into an elimination tournament. A twist this year is the inclusion of a "Division 2" section for guys who want to play some Tecmo in more of a leisure instead of a competitive environment. Additionally, there is a blown out Friday night that will include a "2 ON 2 TECMO TOURNEY" where competitors will pair up on teams and RETROMANIA, an 8 game battle of overall video game skills. The events are open to walk-ins and more information can be found on the Tundra Bowl website
A new event from a well established group is this year's BRONX BOWL. Typically we've seen a fall tournament from the NYC group but an expansion of @Bad Moon Rison favorite neighborhood bar and this relatively slow sports weekend were the inspiration for this event. The new venue was also the inspiration for a twist on format as group play will consist of matchup cards and the single elimination tournament will feature drawing teams to use for the rest of the tourney. You can still register here
Last but not least is the very active PACIFIC NORTHWEST TECMO GROUP, known to many as the PNW. Long time member @DT. has come up with PNW HONBASHO I - BEHIND THE WOODEN SHED introducing some radical ideas. Play will start first with groups based on skill and then matchups will be determined based on your record and rank coming from these groups. If that wasn't enough action for you, the competitors will also be playing regular season games and whatever matchups might occur on the system they find themselves at. The plan is to end in a tourney that should culminate in championship games played during Super Bowl matchups. Show up and you're in.