Chris Mishima made a post complaining about how I ran this tournament, so I’ll copy and paste the message I gave in reply to him, explaining why things didn’t go as smooth as they could have.
"I wasn’t late because I wanted to be. Extenuating circumstances happened, and I didn’t exactly have anyones phone numbers to call so I could say “hey, something came up, we’ll be late” we got there as fast as we could, and I’m sorry about that.
As far as the actual minor tournaments are concerned, I don’t blame those guys for being angry, I was too. Alot of the people who were supposed to be there, didn’t show up, and when asked before we even left to go get food how the tourney would be run I said “Tournament standard is to play 3rd Strike on the PS2, but I can accomodate depending on the demand”. The 6 people who did enter 3rd strike in the end, wanted to do it on PS2, the 3 who left, wanted Xbox, so I chose to do it on PS2. The time frame of the tournament ended up being out of whack because I was trying to give a bit of leeway in case anyone else who wanted to show up, could, but people who said even that day to me they were coming, didn’t. It was just a really bad deal for everyone. On top of that, no one stepped up to help me run 3rd Strike, or Guilty, which I mentioned I’d need help on, since I’d be preoccupied doing DR, so I ended up having to run everything one after another.
The reason we left to get food, was because we were all in a rush to get there and no one who came in my car had time to eat that morning, that goes back to those ‘extenuating circumstances’ and we just wanted to get there ASAP, and let people know “hey, we’re here.” before we went to eat.
I chose to run DR first because OK, who had come the farthest, was there strictly for DR, and alot of the people who were playing DR, were going to make up the minor tourney brackets, so I went with the game that had the highest priority first.
On another note, I didn’t even collect venue fee entry money from the guys who left. Next time (if there is one) will be better. About the entry fee money being collected even from the people who brought stuff, I hope you understand. I ran the tournament at a 30 dollar loss already. If I had collected no venue money from all the people who brought things, I’d have been down much more. That extra venue money that was missing would have also beefed up the prize pots alot more, which is what I had hoped for."
To those of you who came, thank you. I’ll do my best to accomodate the needs of the majority in the future. I tried to make it so everyone was happy with the way we ran things, but I have to go with what the majority wants. In this case, our brackets were made up of mostly Tekken players, so of course they’d want to play on Sony pads.
Drew - You’re a beast at the 2D’s man. It was great playing with you. You should play Tekken with our crew, and in return, I can bet you you’ll be gaining at least 3-4 new additions to the 2D games (Guilty, 3rd Strike) scene, as well. I’d love to be more competitive at those games, given the chance. And you have Tekken potential, from what I can see. You have good movement, despite not ever playing the game, and that’s a great start.
Till next time.