The Donald Anderson Memorial Tournaments

My older brother, Donald Anderson, died suddenly from a heart attack this year. He was a good person. Everyone who knew him has told me how kind and fun he was to know. He was someone who was always willing to help out others and stick up for people. He always took great joy from buying toys for his friend’s kids, mostly annoying and loud toys. He was someone I always looked up to, thought of as the cool guy, and I still find myself wanting to talk about and find out his thoughts on things. Someone who helped look out for me. Though he was also the person who held me down as a kid so the dog could lick my face, so there was that.

The con will honor his life and memory with two tournaments. He had a large board game collection and still had his video game systems from when he was a child to his modern systems. We are going to use some of his games for these tournaments.

The first tournament is Smash-Up, the hit shuffle building game from Alderac Entertainment Group.  In Smash Up players choose two factions, such as pirates, ninja, robots, zombies, and more, then combine their unique decks into a force to collect more points than other players. Don had the main game and several expansions.

We will be able to support up to 12 players to compete. It will be held over three rounds in small groups (eliminations of lowest scores if over six players show up). Sign-up here.

On the video game side of things we will be running one of the best first-person-shooters ever GoldenEye 007 for the N64. A game we played together with family and he spent many nights playing with friends in college.

Up to 16 players will go through a series of ten minute rounds with four players. Low score each round is eliminate from the tournament, the rest go on. Once down to four, it becomes winner take all. No Oddjob, random levels, alternating weapon choices. Pre-reg here.

We will have special prizes for the winners of each tournament.

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Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate Tournaments

Marshall Smashers are running Smash Bros. Tournaments for both Melee and Ultimate at the convention.

The tournaments will start at 1pm. Finals are expected to be at 9pm.

Registration for each tournament is $5. Online registration through StartGG is encouraged and will be given priority over on site registrants. On-site registration will begin at 11am.

The prize pool will be split between 1st (60%), 2nd (30%), and 3rd (10%) places. If there are less than 8 entrants the prize pool be changed to a winner takes all prize pot.

Rules for the tournaments are as followed:

ULTIMATE RULESET

Ultimate Game Settings
  • 3 Stocks
  • 7 Minutes
  • Items Off
  • Stage Hazards Off
Ultimate Stagelist

Starters

  • Final Destination
  • Battlefield
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Hollow Bastion
  • Town and City

Counterpicks

  • Small Battlefield
  • Yoshi’s Story (Melee)
  • Kalos Pokemon League
Ultimate Details

Modified Dave’s Stupid Rule (MDSR) is in effect.

For game one, a Best of 1 Rock, Paper, Scissors determine who bans first (winner may choose to ban first or ban second, or may select port priority) Both players must announce their characters before stage selection. Double-Blind selection may be requested by either player. Player 1 bans 1 stage from the starter list Player 2 bans 2 of the remaining starter stages Player 1 then picks from the 2 remaining stages for game 1.

Game 2+, the winner of the previous game bans 2 stages from the Starter Stages and Counterpick Stages combined The loser of the previous game then picks a stage from the remaining stages but cannot pick the stage they most recently won on within that set. After stage selection, the winner selects their character first and the loser chooses second. Matches will be Best of 3 until Top 8.

MELEE RULESET

Melee Game Settings
  • 4 Stocks
  • 8 Minutes
  • Items Off
Melee Stagelist

Neutral

  • Battlefield
  • Final Destination
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Dream Land
  • Fountain of Dreams

Counterpick

  • Pokémon Stadium
Melee Details

Striking: Players eliminate stages from the Neutral stagelist until there is one stage remaining. The first player strikes the first stage. Then the next player strikes two stages. Then the first player strikes one more stage and the remaining stage is used for the first game of the set.

Stage Bans: After each game of the set, before counterpicking, the player who won the previous game may ban one stage from the stagelist. This rule is not in effect for best-of-5 sets. Stage bans affect each player individually.

Stage Clause: A player may not counterpick any stage they previously won on during the set, unless agreed upon by the opponent.

Wobbling is banned. This event’s definition of wobbling is a series of moves (4+ pummel effects) by Ice Climbers from a standing grab position that infinitely lock the opponent in hitstun.

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