March 15-16, 2008 FINALROUND11 (FRXI) The saga continues!

(FINAL ROUND)XI "A Southern Tradition"

“Sponsered by ShinBlanka, and all of his friends around the ATL South community”

Date: March 15 & 16 ,2008

Location: Same location as the past 2 years.

Holiday Inn - Atlanta
2001 Clearview Avenue
Atlanta, Ga. 30340

Phone: (770)455-3700

This is a EMS/DigitalFrontier Phat Production


As a community we are too small to have the community divided by 2 majors being in the same month. That’s the main reason why I made this thread. 6 1/2 months early. I looked throughout the tournament/event section and no majors were posted during the 15-16 of march. Please don’t disrespect me or the scene by having another major during the same month as FRXI. It will only hurt the fighting game community in the long run and divide our scene. Is that what we want in the community? I know I don’t want that to happen.

That’s why I moved FRX from april to march last year. I did that to make sure FRX wouldn’t be in the same month as texas showdown(showdown championships) since they were trying to get sponsership with a anime con that would be held in late april. No one knew evosouth was going to happen in march let alone be on the same weekend of FRX. I understand it was a mistake that couldn’t be avoided at the time due to legal reasons. I hope it won’t happen again during the same month of FRXI.

1st of all, I would like to thank all of the people that support the FR tournaments for the past 11 years and support the ATL South scene before if was even call the ATL South division when you attend FR3-FR5. I’ve met so many people over the past 11 years of running FR. My dreams of having a major tournament in the southeast region has come true and it couldn’t have happend without you guy’s supporting the FR tournaments back in the day.

I hope to see everyone from last year back for this year’s event and drag some of your friends that didn’t attend with you last year by the ear down to the ATL. The last FR event was the biggest ever and I hope everyone can make it back this year.

Alot of people in the ATL South don’t get the chance to travel around the nation to play against top players, so FR is an outlet for them to play the best in the southeast and hopefully other regions top players will come down to the dirty south. The history of FINAL ROUND is based on the"Console Warriors" style tournament. But now we have arcade cabinet’s at Final Round. We will have atleast 3-4 arcade cabinets on games that the console version are truly not worth playing on a tournament level.

Games like ST, and A3 will be in arcade cabinets some having Perfect 360’s and other’s having 8 way standard switch joysticks. The arcade cabinets are donated by different players in the southeastern community. I really appreciate all of the support from those that always help out me and the southeast scene. I will put a star(*) by the games that will be on the cabinet’s and the rest will be on console.

There is a entry fee that is separate from the entry fee to each tournament. FRXI entry fee is “$20”. (This fee is to pay for the VENUE, BADGES, NEW JOYSTICKS AND BUTTONS FOR ARCADE MACHINES, and FRXI PIMP CUPS) Like always i need FRXI to pay for itself.


The games, how much, and the days that will be played are as followed:

Saturday March 15, 2008
3S= $10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
MvC2=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
GGXX (AC)=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
KOF98 =$10 1st-70% 2nd-20% 3rd-10%
SC3=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
A3=$5 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
SST=$5 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
MB:=$10 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%

Sunday March 16, 2008
12:00 noon

Tekken5 DR=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
SuperSmash Brothers Brawl()=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
)=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
A2=$5 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
Real Bout2=$5 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
NGBC=$10 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
AH= $10 1st 70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%
CvS2=$10 1st-70%, 2nd-20%, 3rd-10%

3v3 Team tournaments are optional only if we have enough time after every tournament is completed. $5 a head, 3v3 round robin team tournament 70/20/10. Also you can’t use the same characters in that team. If one of your teammates uses a character you can’t use that character. That’s the set up for all team tournaments. No multi character use.


“Team Tournament’s will be held on Sunday unless there is time after the main tournament is completed.”

Rules: All game Double Elim.–Best 2 out of 3

On all console tournament games:

This is a (B.Y.O.C. = Bring Your Own Controller/converter or Joystick) tournament for all of the console games being played at FRXI. You are responsible for your equipment and we will not supply anyone with a controller or converter at this tournament for any console tournament. Last year I supplied the PS2 to PS3 converters and 5 of them got stolen. I won’t supply anymore converter’s for finalround. I’m tired of getting my stuff stoen by some people that don’t have any home trainning.:lame:

If you hit the start button or a malfunction in your equipment happens during a
match that makes the game pauses or resets during a tournament match get the head judge in charge of running that tournament to decide what will happen next for that match. Replays are automatic if it’s at the beginning of the match and you have played 5-10 seconds in the game with no one having an advantage in the match. It’s not my problem if “YOUR STICK” malfunction’s during a tournament. I WILL BE THE FINAL SAY ON ANY PROBLEMS THAT MY TOURNAMENT JUDGES CAN’T RESOLVE!

I have had alot of email’s about “button shouldering/mapping” in certain genre of games. I don’t believe in them due to me growing up playing 2d fighters in the arcade’s. I want to keep FinalRound as close to arcade perfect as I can, but this isn’t the way that most namco 3d players view button shouldering gameplay. So I came up with this solution:

“Button shouldering” will [COLOR=“Green”]“NOT”[/COLOR] be allowed at FRX in the following games:

***All capcom 2d fighters, Tekken5DR, and all snk fighters ***

(THAT MEANS IF YOU RESET YOUR BUTTONS YOU MUST PUT THE DEFAULT MULTI-BUTTONS ON BLANK!!!) So that mean you won’t have your 3xkick button, or 3xpunch button. This applies to snk games also. Any default presets that are NOT like the arcade set up are not allowed. If you don’t have a 3x punch or kick button in the arcade then you won’t use it at FRX! We are trying to make it as close to arcade type tournament as possible and NO button mapping the traditional way to play capcom and snk games IMO. I don’t care where you put them on your controler/joystick but you should only have the following buttons input’s for the following games:

Capcom games that are on consoles will have only ***6 button inputs ***allowed on your controller/joystick and they are:

1. Jab punch=light punch
2. Strong punch=medium punch
3. Fierce punch=hard punch
4. Short kick=light kick
5. forward kick=medium kick
6. roundhouse kick=hard punch

SNK-Playmore games on console inputs that are allowed:

1. Light punch
2. Heavy punch
3. Light kick
4. Heavy kick

“Button Shouldering/mapping” "Will" be allowed for SC4.

Tournament game list:

Capcom vs SNK 2

Version: PS2
Roll Cancelling is allowed.
No EX Grooves allowed.
You may not use the same character twice on one team.
Ultimate Rugal, Super Akuma, Evil Ryu, and Evil Iori are not allowed in tournament play.
Switching the order of your characters during the loading screen is only allowed on your first match.
After winning, you must pick the same characters, same order.

Marvel vs Capcom 2

Game version: US Dreamcast
You may not use any glitch that prevent the game from being played. This includes game freezing, game resetting, player freezing, etc.
Deadbody infinites are allowed to gain a positional advantage, but not to delay the game.
Button switching during the loading screen is allowed (e.g. Holding ASSIST 1 to switch your first assist with the point).
You may not use the same character twice on one team.
Winner keeps the same team, while the loser can switch teams.

Tekken 5: Dark Resurrection
If the players do not agree on a stage within 15 seconds the match judge will enforce blind random stage select.
“Jinpachi” is banned from tournament play shawty!!!

Street Fighter III: 3rd Strike
Winning player must keep the same character, but can change super art’s. The losing player can choose a new character.
Gill is banned in tournament play shawty!
The in-game judgment feature "WILL NOT" determine the outcome of draw games. You will have to play another 2/3 match to determine a “TRUE” winner!

***Guilty Gear AC Singles ***
#Reloaded characters, Kliff and Justice are not allowed in tournament play.
Use of EX, Gold and Shadow characters are not allowed in tournament play. Winner keeps the same character and the losers can change characters.

Super Street Fighter II Turbo()*
Arcade Cab
Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character. “Akuma” is not allowed in tournament play.
This may change if the ST:HD is close to arcade perfect.

Winner keep the same team and order. Loser can change everything. More rules will be posted later

Super Smash Brothers Brawl

Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Nintindo Wii

General Tournament Rules

Double Elimination Bracket Best 2 out of 3 matches
Winners Finals= 3/5 matches
Losers Final= 3/5
Grand Finals=3/5, the player from the losers must win 2 sets of 3/5

3 Stock, 4 minute time limit for both singles and doubles

All items OFF (including Smash Balls)

Doubles Team Attack is ON, LIFE stealing is allowed.

BYOC: (BRING. YOUR. OWN. CONTROLLER.) NO WIIMOTES OR CLASSIC CONTROLLERS!!! Gamecube controllers only!!! Due to the problem we had with desync the ps3 controllers for T5dr last year I don’t want to deal with that in ssbb!

In the case of a Wii/TV malfunction, the game will be restarted from the beginning, no matter what time it crashed.

All decisions made by tournament officials are final.

Players must conduct themselves in a reasonable manner. Permanent ejection of a player from the tournament is at the staff’s discretion.

Any sign of cheating will also result in forfeit of the game.

Any intentional forfeiting or conspiring to manipulate the brackets will result in ejection and possible suspension from future tournaments.

Controller mods of ANY kind (short-hop mod, L-trigger mod, etc), except for cosmetic changes (paint job, different colored plastic), are banned. Tournament staff may randomly inspect any controller at their discretion. If you are caught using a banned controller you will be immediately 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.

The stage for Game 1 will be selected at random unless both players/teams can agree on one.

Double Blind Rule: For the first game of a series, a player may call for a double-blind pick. This means that all participating players must tell a judge the character they will use for that game. Each player is required to use that character in the game.

Random select stages: Final Destination, Battlefield, Delfino Plaza, Yoshi’s Island, Lylat Cruise, Castle Siege, Smashville, Pokemon Stadium 1.

Stages banned for Singles & Doubles: Mushroomy Kingdom [Overworld/Underworld], Rumble Falls, Bridge of Eldin, Wario Ware, Distant Planet, New Pork City, Temple, Yoshi’s Island (Pipes), Onett, Donkey Kong Arcade, Spear Pillar, Mario Bros., Flat Zone 2, The Summit, Big Blue, Green Greens.

Stages not listed on the random select list that are not banned are open for counter picks by the losing player.

No stage may be used twice in a Best of 3 or Best of 5 Series unless agree upon by both players.

After characters have been selected for the first game, each player/team may choose one stage from the available tournament list that won?t be used during the series.

After each game of a series, the player who lost the previous game may choose the stage for the next game or elect for it to be chosen randomly. After the stage has been selected, the winner of the previous game may change characters. After the winner has chosen their character, the loser of the previous game may change characters

Soul Calibur 3
Standard Tournament Rules
US Version

Bonus Chars Allowed
No Custom Chars
Random Stage Select ONLY
Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character.
Default Damage
Default Time
Buttom Mapping Allowed
Camera altering glitches banned

StreetFighter Alpha2
US version-Playstation2
Alpha Anthology
or maybe arcade version

Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character. Evil ryu is playable.

StreetFighter Alpha3(*):
Aracde Cab
M-ism and L-Ism are banned from tournament play.
Classic Mode is allowed.
Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character.

Japanese PS2 version

Alfred is BANNED!
Winner keeps the same character. The loser can choose a new character.

Melty Blood

The ‘Q’ button is allowed, but no other combinations are tournament legal! No button mapping.

Any Team Tournament rules: You “CAN NOT” have 2 people using the same character on your team. So you better make your team wisely.

If you are playing in multiple games you need to notify a organizer when you are about to play in another game, so they can skip your match on the brackets and come back to you after you completed the other tournament match.

Also once the tournament starts you are responsible for knowing when your next match will come up. If you have to go for a food or bathroom break, then “PLEASE” notify the judge at your station or “me” that you will be gone for a few minutes. The judge should beable to tell you when your next game will be and how long you have before your next match up. Just act like you have been to a tournament before people and everything will run smoothly.

Anyone that get’s out of line inside or outside of the hotel will force me to call the police on you. Keep that “B.S.” online or at home. I don’t care where you keep it just don’t bring that drama to FRXI. Act like you have some home training people.

I have 50 rooms reserved for people/groups that are attending FRXI. We need these rooms sold for that weekend since the hotel was nice enough to hold those rooms at a reduced rate for everyone attending FRXI. So if you are reserving a ROOM at the hotel for FINAL ROUND, MAKE SURE YOU TELL THE HOTEL STAFF YOU ARE WITH THE FINAL ROUND GROUP We have a discounted rate set up for you guys, just like we did last year. When you call up the hotel, don’t just say you want to reserve a room, say you want to reserve a room for FINAL ROUND. The rooms are $89.99 when you tell them your with the Finalround group. Otherwise you’re going to get overcharged. The normal price is $129.99 per night. If you have 4 people that would be only $22.25 each day for the hotel room.

P.S.- There is a poll that you can vote for the last Game on the tournament roster. I’ll let the people decide what the 10th game should be. Let’s make this the best tournament of the year. Also we want to make a FinalRound Documentary and would like to ask people to make vids of them traveling to finalround. I thought it would be kinda cool to see someone trip to FRXI. The best one’s will be put on the FR doc dvd. Also we will have some people going around the ballroom video interviewing peeps getting their views on finalround’s impact on the fighting game community as a whole. I can’t wait to see you guy’s again. I’m already hyped!:woot::nunchuck::cool: Better practice up and tighten up your skills because FRXI will be here before you know it shawty.:china:

Check out the official Final Round website at

That last game should definitely be Arcana Heart

Wow you replied in near minutes of me posting this thread.:wow::wow: Hope you’ll be there.

Voted for AH :looney: You know I’m on top of this shit Larry :rofl:

I’m hoping that if for some reason, we don’t get enough votes by popular demand to run i at fr11 that we can (possibly, with yours and EMS’s blessing of course) that we can run it on the side with the players help. But if it gets official, that will be fucking hype as hell. Arcana on the big screen projector would be :lovin: :lovin:

I’m bringing my own megaphone this year.

:woot: Yeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaah. I had to choose between Arcana, Sengoku BASARA X and NGBC but I went for Arcana. I’d like to see something new… dood!

^If not I’ll buy you a megaphone.

Glad to see this up. I’ll be there, reppin’ Team Cleveland in 3s!

Bless you. I have Larry’s magic clipboard, perhaps I can hold it hostage for a megaphone…

EDIT: I voted for XvSF. Just because it might actually make me want to play something this year.

YO!!! Can’t wait, this was my first tourny ever when i went last year. IM TAKING GUILTY GEAR GUARENTEED! Oh and Arcana Hearts needs to be here.

I know what 2D fighter I would vote for.

And it has a bigger community than any of the aforementioned games.

But it isn’t even on the list, so it must be completely irreverent. I’m not going to even bother mentioning it.

I voted Arcana Hearts. Hope to see all my peeps this year.

Hey SB, is it possible for you to add Melty Blood to the list? Gotta give all the loli fighters a fair chance. :rofl:

I voted for Puzzle Fighter…

But Arcana Heart and Melty Blood should have official tourneys. Those games have good scenes, and alot of GG players cross over.

Also, I have a question…

For Smash Brawl, Why only GC controllers and Classic Controllers? You DO know that classic controllers plug into the Wii Mote, and thus are wireless.

What if I want to use A wii Arcade stick? or a PS2-> GC adaptor to use my PS2 stick for brawl?

I think those should be allowed.

Voted for Arcana Heart~

Yeah me too!

I’m going to hold you to that sir. lol

Looks like it’s going to win, so don’t worry about it sir.:cool:

Holding you to it also.

Well I will allow converters ps2>>gamecube. The main reason I made the rule is because of the sync other wiimote’s with wii’s holding up the tournament. I may bring my wiimotes and let people plug the classic controllers into my wiimotes.



It has an established community larger then any game on the list, it’s guaranteed to bring numbers, and when I was at FRX last year people were fiending for a tournament that I couldn’t throw due to the lack of a set-up. That was at least 15 people, if I remember correctly. I know you guys have a MB scene down there, please help support it, there will be numbers for it, I assure you.

So please put it on the list.

i voted for vampire savior

ill try to make it for fr11 i couldnt make it to fr10 due to some boshit

I need people to pre-reg for the following games they will be playing at FRXI:

StreetFighter III : 3rd Strike (3S)
StreetFighter II Super Turbo (ST)
Capcom Vs. SNK II (CVS2)
Marvel Vs. Capcom II (MVC2)
Tekken 5 Dark Res. (T5DR)
Guilty Gear AC (GGXX: AC)
Super Smash Brothers Brawl (SSBB)
Soul Calibur4 (SC4)

Please list what games you will be playing in this order:
Name “SRK name” : City/State= games played
Larry S. Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka” : ATL, Ga.= 3S, ST
Please post the correct way everyone, so I can do the pre-reg list. Check back to this post to get the updated list.

Is there someone I missed on the list?


  1. Larry S Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka” : Atlanta, Ga.
  2. Fernando R. Jimenez “Raph Stryker” : Houston, TX
  3. kyle macfarland “comeback” : philly
  4. Tahir Alaka “TarkanX”: Minneapolis, MN
  5. Joshua Edwardo Mattock “Yeah Dood 120%”: Fayetteville, NC
  6. David-Paul Mattock “JiBbo”: Fayetteville, NC
  7. Narada Pollard “K yoji24” Jackson, MS
  8. Eric “SmoothViper” : NYC
  9. James Cardoni “Humbag”. Champaign, IL
  10. James Lee “Divine Tenken” : Orlando, FL
  11. Michael Apoyan, Master Chibi, Hackensack NJ
  12. Shaun McKettrick “Mr Klutch” : Columbia, SC
  13. Dwayne Buchanan “DNYC3” : Brooklyn, NY


  1. kyle macfarland “comeback” : philly
  2. Eric “SmoothViper” : NYC
  3. Anthony Wright “Adam Warlock” :Orlando, FL
  4. James Lee “Divine Tenken” : Orlando, FL
  5. Fernando Febles “The Game” : NYC
  6. Zach T Gill - “RisuNoMeijin” : Atl, GA
  7. Eddie Mu “Eddie” : Suwanee, GA


  1. Larry S Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka” : Atlanta, Ga.
  2. Stephen Medina “Return of Shiki”: Charlotte, NC
  3. kyle macfarland “comeback” : philly
  4. Narada Pollard “K yoji24” Jackson, MS
  5. Anthony Wright “Adam Warlock” :Orlando, FL
  6. James Lee “Divine Tenken” : Orlando, FL
  7. Michael Apoyan, Master Chibi, Hackensack NJ
  8. Shaun McKettrick “Mr Klutch” : Columbia, SC


  1. PJ Livingston “Nas” : Newark, De.
  2. Steve Vining “UnDeRoAtH” : Augusta, GA
  3. Will Coates “Will’s Julia” : Mobile, Al
  4. Fernando Febles “The Game” : NYC
  5. Se3Duhh : Jacksonville, FL


  1. Larry S Dixon Jr. “ShinBlanka” : Atlanta, Ga.
  2. kyle macfarland “comeback” : philly
  3. Tahir Alaka “TarkanX”: Minneapolis, MN
  4. PJ Livingston “Nas” : Newark, De.
  5. John Blount. “Sazae” Pensacola, FL.
  6. Calvin Summerlin “Gen-An” Decatur GA


  1. Fernando R. Jimenez “Raph Stryker” : Houston, TX
  2. PJ Livingston “Nas” : Newark, De.
  3. John Blount. “Sazae” Pensacola, FL.
  4. Q.GrayFox : Greenville, NC
  5. James Cardoni “Humbag”. Champaign, IL
  6. Eli Sowah, “Buri”, Washington DC


  1. Stephen Medina “Return of Shiki”: Charlotte, NC
  2. Fernando R. Jimenez “Raph Stryker” : Houston, TX
  3. Eric Williams “Earwig” : Atlanta, Ga.
  4. Chris Daniels “Fella’s” : Atlanta, Ga.
  5. Matt Oconner “NinjaMatt” : Atlanta, Ga.
  6. Lukus Allen “Dark Geese”:Denton, Tx
  7. Michael Apoyan, Master Chibi, Hackensack NJ


  1. PJ Livingston “Nas” : Newark, De.
  2. Q.GrayFox : Greenville, NC


  1. Fernando R. Jimenez “Raph Stryker” : Houston, TX
  2. Eli Sowah, “Buri”, Washington DC
  3. Michael Apoyan, Master Chibi, Hackensack NJ

I’m gonna hold out pre-regging just incase a last year event happens and I can’t go.