Mid-Cities Thread (Midland-Odessa) Now with BarFights!


The tournaments are held at a venue know as The Party Zone, it’s just a storage unit that our friend rents out for parties but he also plays SSFIV. There are plenty of tables and chairs, two TVs mounted on the wall, and 3 MAME cabinets filled with fighting games.

Oh yeah, Starw!n is up in this thread. Haha!!!


The tourney was fun but I am more excited about ranbats. I like that idea, I think it will help our community out here.

Edit: So when are these ranbats gonna start???


We got a dude from Lubbock in the thread? I’m in Brownfield right now LOL.

I’m headed to Austin for a bit, but sometime at the end of next week I’ll be back in Odessa for awhile. I’ll be sure to make it over for some casuals.


its because the Lubbock scene is dead right now…tech is out for the summer and 3 of our locals who played sold their ps3s…yeah, its shitty for me right now…


Do you come to odessa much?


nah…if I make it down for the tourny on the 29th, it would be my 1st time down for gaming…


Next time I show up at a tournament, there better be a dude screaming “D-M-X! RIDE-OR-DIE!” followed by lots of barking.


So, The tourney Is still going down the 29th. I’m anticipating to have around 10 people entering so you can judge by that if you want to come down or not.

Hopefully we can get the ranbats going soon. I’ll talk with the people involved here and see what we can do. My recording equipment was FINALLY shipped, so maybe I’ll get it before the next tourney :rock:


Is the next tournament going to have a third TV set up for casuals? It would be fun to get to play a little bit even after you’ve been knocked out or don’t enter.


Yay ranbats. Yo chairman do those 2 dudes have srk accounts? ya know dan and the other guy. Either way get them to start posting.


Oh hey I was thinking it might be useful to post the tourneys/ranbats schedule in the southwest tournamant thread. It could prove fruitful and since you guys (you know who you are) schedule these fine events, Ill leave it to you guys. Just a suggestion.

Oh and… Taunt loops FTW!!!


Perhaps someday you’ll be able to execute a taunt loop against David…star.



David and Ian stole my horse.


^^^ gay for davidstar

and im slowly getting my loops in matches. Both of you will feel my wrath!


i think you two are both gay for david


and why wouldnt they be




because you suck at tekken


Alright guys, I’m going to begin making it more of a habit check in on this thread more often, and posting more information about what exactly the hell is going on. Also, I’ll take KatariDragon’s idea and post in the Southwest thread. If you if have suggestions for things that we should do or things that we should change, feel free to post in the thread to let me know. This includes how we should do ranbats (No, we aren’t going to host HDR tourneys ;D). On to ranbats!

So we had our first round of ranbats last thursday and we had an okay turnout - though some people need to get off their ass and make it to the venue =D

Since we are pretty much diving head-first into the whole hosting tournaments and doing ranbats thing, the best thing to do is mimic what other regions are doing. I like Arcade UFO, so I am suggesting we use their point system for ranbats. I’ll type out the rules we are most likely going to use for this “season” of ranbats to be held NEXT Thursday, 8-26.

From here on out, we will be using a setup provided by Rakuen – the same guy doing the brackets. It will be on 360 and has absolutely zero lag. Everything we do will be held at the Party Zone Clubhouse on Faudree road. I will post the actual address later.

The format may change. This is just a starting point and a suggestion. If it changes it will be posted in this thread.

Super Street Fighter 4
Single elimination - Why? To keep time-commitment low for everyone.
Top 4 will be in some kind of double elimination to have accurate standings. - Why top 4? not enough people to do top 8 :wink:
Xbox 360 - If you use a pad, bring one. There will be 2 arcade sticks.


Each match is a 2/3 gameset with the rounds also set at 2/3
Character switch OK but player cannot change mid 2/3 game set until they lose 1 game - This is very important

  • Points are awarded as follows: 1st (10 points), 2nd (7 points), 3rd (5 Points), 4th (3 Points), 5th (2 Points), 6th (1 Point)

Schedule: (Every other Thursday)

August 26th
September 9th
September 23rd
October 7th
October 21st
November 4th - End season - Hope I didn’t put on one some kind of holiday.

As we are poor and not sponsored (lol), the prize is bragging rights!

As stated before, all this could change tomorrow. Also I suggest (to all of us organizers) that we restart the ranbats with the date above.

Sorry for super-long post. Tell everyone you know that the ranbat season is starting and we need to spread word to the midland players (if there are any.)

Practice up!


Perhaps that was too much info? Anyways hope it helps the cause.