I have helped run a number of Intel LAN Fests before but I don’t know Carl Plummer.
The qualifying round is mostly to seed the teams for the single elimination tournament so we have a relative ranking of the teams before we start. Since this is our first SFIV event, we are not looking for a huge turn out so everyone that enters will likely compete in the tournament. We are still working out the details but it will likely be something along the lines of a survival challenge or some common benchmark. We will not likely announce what the qualifying will be until the tournament starts.
The prizing from Capcom is the tournament fight sticks and I got confirmation they are shipping them today. This is a charity event so the focus of most of the events is on having fun and not the prizes.
I am going to strip the rule about reconfiguring the controller setup. That was left over from the SSBB rules.
The tournament schedule is set. I am sorry if this conflicts with other events and I apologize for posting the event so late. There is little chance of avoiding schedule conflicts (both internally and externally) and since this is the first time we are running a SFIV event, it has low priority in the schedule.
Thanks for the feedback.