so the VCU fight club decided to have a local tournament to get things hype.
There were 15 entrants.
The format was 2 round robin pools. Each pool qualified 3 players.
The top player from each pool got a bye in the single elimination bracket (think NFL football), while the #2 and #3 of opposite pools faced off.
I won pool B and Charles won pool A. In the Final Bracket, John was a #3 seed and upset Perry and Charles (who beat him in pools), to make it to the final match. Renegade won 3-0 to take the tourney.
Charles beat Corey in the 3rd place match and Perry beat JD in the 5th place match.
1st Robin Palm “Renegade” (ZA)
2nd John Anglada (CH)
3rd Charles Branch “RiotofSoul” (DI)
4th Corey Caudill “VA_King” (BX)
5th Perry Spooner “gauze” (BX)
6th Justin Davis “JohnnyFive” (RU, BX)
I’m really happy about a lot of things.
First, the turnout was solid. 15 on a weeks notice with no real out of towners isn’t bad (Kirk you don’t count).
Second, the level of play has stepped up. Some people are just learning the ropes, but Perry and John in particular are taking huge steps upwards. Keep practicing.
Third, the venue is very conducive to these smaller gatherings. I venture that 5$ bi weeklies are very much in order.
Thanks everyone for coming out!