First off, a big thanks to NeoEmpire for hosting a great torunament. Great event, well organised and a large turnout. Took place in the Univeristy bar area. There were 4 TVs along one side of the room with a further 2 at the front.
It was great to meet some cool fellas, Vince, Ryan, Fuzzy plus a number of new faces. Great attitude, great atmosphere.
Bass, Naz (sorry for waking you up so early mate!), Gunman, Vince UK and myself got there early and had time for a few casuals before getting going. There was a bit of confusion about format at the start of the group stages but everything ran very smoothly afterwards.
A quick rundown as it’s still in my head…
First off, we were split into 4/5 Groups of 7 to 8 people. We had just 1 match (!) against every other member in our party. Our group had 8 people of whom 4 went through in the end. I was a bit dissapointed at my performance, won 3 lost 4, nerves getting the better of me a bit. I found it impossible to tell how people played from just 1 match and I ended up being more defensive than usual.
Raju (Troc player - Urien)
Neil (Troc player - Urien)
Oro player (Troc player)
A Hugo player (?)
Another Hugo player (?)
Ryu player (?)
Got to give some props to our man Willei. 1 round each, neither of us with any life left and he takes the match with a jumping ex hurricane kick. Good game and nice job fella!
Then the tournament proper started. Results as per Singho’s post;
FINALS - First to 5
CIV (5) vs Fuzzy (3)
CIV used Urien for the first two games, winning the first then losing the second. At which point he changed to…CHUN!!!:devil: Fuzzy (Ken) put up a damn good fight but in the end CIV went all out with his lighting fast reactions and trademark cr. mk xx SA2, xx super jump, HP, Fireball xx SA2!
WELL DONE FUZZY!!!**
Vince (Yun) played Chunkis (Ken).
Vince was absolutely beasting the first game. It was combo and parry city with these guys. Controversy struck as Chunkis quit the in round 1 of the second game due to his button configuration being wrong. I can’t remember whether he had to forfeit the round or the current game but either way he came back with vengeance beating Vince by that all important one game. It was hilarious as he struck the winning blow, leaping out of his chair and almost falling over it as he rushed into the crowd to celebrate.
Ooof. Bit tired now. I’ll let someone else put up their memories of the day…
Moment of the day imo was;
1> CIV (Chun) pulls of an SA1 on the french Hugo player (no energy left) for the win. Hugo is coming down from a jump and we think it’s all over…and suddenly… whilst still in the air he parries 9/10 hits of the SA!!! Looked like he was going all the way but unfortunately lost the rhythm in the end :devil: :devil: :devil: :devil: