Castle Fight Night #9 - Long Island, New York - August 16th - 8/16/08

Castle Golf
1878 Middle Country Rd
Centereach, NY 11720
(631) 471-1267

I am exceptionally excited to be running this tournament, the turnout
last time packed out the place almost completely, and the tournament
was run very well. The venue is an arcade with a large area for tournament
play. We will be having friendly matches outside the play area as well, food
will be served and there are various fast food locations within walking distance.

Registration from 12:00pm-1:00pm. Tournaments to begin at 1:00pm.

The Venue fee-10$
Doubles-5$ each (Starting first)

Tv’s, Wii’s w/Brawl, Gamecube’s w/Melee, PS2’s w/Street Fighter will get you 5$ off your venue fee

Castle Golf’s fighting game tournaments started two summers ago, but
weren’t nearly as large as they are now. Initially, running all tournaments
at once in the party area wasn’t an issue, since there weren’t as many
people. However, now that we’ve grown nearly tenfold, a change must be
made. Here is how it’s going to happen:

There will be 3 Games at the venue:

  • Super Smash Brothers Brawl- Wii

  • Super Smash Brothers Melee- GameCube

  • Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike- PlayStation 2

Current number of setups:

Will- 1 tv, 1 GC w/Melee, 1Wii w/Brawl, 2 extra PS2 controllers
Chris- 1 Wii w/Brawl
Owner- 1/2 tvs
Abma- 1 tv, 1 GC w/Melee
Patsie- 1 Wii w/Brawl
MTD- 1 Wii w/Brawl, 1 GC w/Melee
Conway- 1 tv, 1 Wii w/Brawl (JPN), 1 PS2 w/3rd Strike
Zro- 1 GC w/Melee, 1 PS2 w/3rd Strike

-> Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Double Elimination
All matches are best of 3, winners’/losers’ finals best of 5, finals best out of 7
3 stock, 7 minute limit
Ties broken by lives/percentage
Items OFF Smash Balls OFF
Team Attack ON
Life stealing is allowed in doubles

-> Stages

Neutral Stages: These will be on random.
Final Destination
Yoshi’s Island (Brawl)

Counterpicks available:
Delfino Plaza
Frigate Orpheon
Jungle Japes
Lylat Cruise
Pokemon Stadium 1
Pokemon Stadium 2
Rainbow Cruise

-> General Rules

-Random Knock-Out: Each player may choose to eliminate 1 of the random
stages to be chosen at the beginning of the set.

-Stage Banning: Each player/team may choose to eliminate any 2 stages.

-Advanced Slob Picks: Loser may choose the next stage or elect to go
random, then winner may choose to change characters, then loser may
change characters.

-Double blind for character selection may be used if a player wants to.

-> Other Rules & Special Issues

Controller mods of ANY kind (short-hop mod, L-trigger mod, etc),
except for cosmetic changes (paint job, different colored plastic), are
banned. If you are caught using a banned controller you will be
disqualified from the tournament.

Turbo or programmed buttons of any kind are banned. You may use
third party controllers or pads that have these features, but if you
are suspected of using the banned features you will not be allowed to
use that controller any longer.

Glitches used to stop your opponent from controlling their character
or indefinitely freezing them, or any glitch or trick that freezes the match
or makes it in any way unfinishable are banned. Using them will result in the
immediate forfeit of the match.

Tactics such as Jiggly’s Rising Pound are allowed as methods of recovery or
to manuever around the stage. Using them (or any similar tactics) to excessively
stall a match, such as dropping below levels intentionally and stalling underneath,
is banned. Judges will be on the tournament floor can be called in at any time to
enforce this rule during a match.

It would be greatly appreciated that you bring your own controller but there
will be a couple up for borrow. Any controller is suitable for this tournament
(Gamecube/wii mote/nun chuck/classic), just make sure people around
you are not also syncing at the same time as you.

-> Super Smash Brothers Melee

Double Elimination
All matches are best of 3, winners’/losers’ finals best of 5, finals best out of 7
4 stock, 8 minute limit
Ties broken by lives/percentage
Items OFF
Team Attack ON
Life stealing is allowed in doubles

-> Stages

Neutral stages: These will be on random.
Final Destination
Yoshi’s Story
Fountain of Dreams
Dreamland 64
Pokemon Stadium

Rainbow Cruise
Kongo Jungle 64
Mute City
Poke Floats

-> General rules:


-No modifications; an altered controller spells disqualification.

-No pausing in the middle of a match.

-No infinite stalls/freeze glitches.

  • Dave’s Modified Stupid Rule: No stage may be used twice in a single set if
    the player choosing the stage has already won on that stage, unless both
    players agree to use that stage.

  • Stage Knock-out: Each player/team may choose to eliminate two of the
    legal stages (neutral OR counterpick) to be chosen at the beginning of the set.

  • Double blind character pick (may be called for the first game): A double
    blind pick is when each player secretly tells a neutral third-party what
    character they will use. The third party then announces the character
    choices, and the players must stick with their character choices.

  • Advanced Slob Picks (for the second or later game in a set): For a given game,
    the loser of the previous game may either choose the next stage or elect to go
    to a random stage. The winner of the previous game may then either change
    character, or stay as their current character. The loser may then either change
    character, or stay as their current character.

-Wobbling is allowed only if both players/teams agree to it.

-> Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike

$5 entry

  • Game version: US Playstation 2

-Game Settings: Versus Mode, 2/3 Games, 2/3 Rounds, Round Time 99 Seconds.

-Winning player must keep the same super art.

  • Gill is not allowed in tournament play.

-The in-game judgment feature will be used to determine the outcome of draw games.

-> General Rules

-No pausing during a fight

-No physically interfering with an opponent (kicking his chair, or him, slapping his controller, etc)

-Extra Options and System Direction should be left at default.

Any Questions at all regarding anything you may post, message me

Will- 1-631-807-7668
Chris- 1-631-830-5643

I wasn’t aware until very recently that I should have posted this up quite a while ago since I usually do so on smashboards exclusively, but if I ever host anything like this again I’ll be sure to do so now that I know better. Anybody that wants to come to this, remember registration by 1:00pm, we will probably be running the 3rd Strike + Melee tournaments first!!!

Um yeah, doing this the day before hand pretty much guarantees most people not coming. I love CFN tournaments, and I would have gone to this had it not been posted say, 12 hours before it actually starts.


Sorry man…this is my first time hosting a tournament like this, and had I known to post here I would have done so 2 and a half weeks ago like I did on smashboards. If anything, let this be a reassurance to 3s players that Castle Fight Night is back and the next one will be posted up in due time. : )

What’s John been up to? Did he pass the torch to you or are you just starting this on your own with the old CFN name? I also love going to CFN and would have gone this time too, but 12 hours before it starts? Cmon…


Way to drop the ball on the date thing. No reason to bother since no one out of town will show up.

We had thought of running a tournament and Castle Fight Night hadn’t been run since April. Again I apologize because I had been asking around for the best place to post for 3rd Strike, but nobody gave me any answers until last minute. I realize there is barely a reason to post this one here, just letting you guys know that since April there hasn’t been a fight night and as of today, they are back. : )

Sorry if you guys can’t make it, obviously because this was posted very late and for no other reason, but I’ll post asap when I learn of the next fight night date. So again, this is more of an informational post I suppose, but it will be happening today for anybody nearby that can make it.

i never saw you ask in smashboards :-\

mustve miss the post i guess

anyways there were only (literally) 4 players for 3s

which rly got me sad…i was all hyped up for a tournament and then find out that only 4 ppl joined

My bad man… it was my fault that I didn’t know ahead of time about Shoryuken…but now that we know you can expect a turnout even more ridiculous than we just had in terms of overall people, because the next Fight Night has already been scheduled for September 13th. And the most important thing this time around will be 3s players, because I am ashamed of the turnout as well and its nobody’s fault but mine for it not having been posted. I’d like to try getting into 3s myself, maybe next time you can destroy me for a while so I can begin to learn the game mechanics. lol

I don’t mean to come off as an ass, but I doubt any 3s players are going to show up anyway unless John is running this again.

Okay so I understand your concern, and I don’t blame you for your criticism due to this being my first big tournament. Though I lacked the info to contact the 3rd Strike community, this is no longer the case. I can guarantee you that if given enough notice, people will show up to this event. The fact that I am not known by the 3rd Strike community means that I’m depending a lot more on you guys to spread the word that we will have monthly tournaments. John hasn’t contacted the owner of Castle Golf since April so thats why we had taken it into our own hands to not wait for tournaments, but to run them ourselves.

If you are gonna run your smash tournament then do so but don’t use the Castle Fight Night name cause John “Icy Cool” runs them and It’s more then Just smash and 3s.

Yeah, when John does it he has a lot more than two games but the focus is on 3s. No 3s player is going to want to go to a “Smash tournament with 3s” because our pride gets in the way :smiley:

I think you should run a Smash only tournament, you guys have a fairly large community and can pull in some solid numbers with Smash alone. I’m going to let this thread go because the tournament is over, but that’s my advice, take it or leave it. You can PM me too if you feel the need.