I have a lot to say, I don’t think I can write it all write now.
Huge thanks to Rob for holding down the tournament so well. Rob, your professionalism was amazing and I would work with you again anytime, on any project, video game tournament or not. Besides running your tournament perfectly, you helped out with a lot other tournaments and picked up slack the whole day, and you practically saved the whole event by showing up with the brackets and registration sheets. Your my hero.
Thanks to Paullee for agreeing so early on to do registration, and Justin for helping him, and for putting in way more time than you were asked to and keeping such great records.
Thanks to Axel for running the website for the last three months and setting up preregistration though paypal, which is something I didn’t have a clue how to go about.
Thanks to Julien Beasely for being so enthusiastic about loaning his cabinet for the event, which was a huge hit and was where I got most of my games in. I can’t believe your girlfriend already filled in the cabinet space and made a mess in less than 24 hours.
Keith, it was awesome of you to help out so much with moving the cabinet and loaning your equipment, even though you weren’t planning on attending. Your a generous guy, and I’m glad you showed up to get some games in later in the night. Also thanks to both Julien and Keith for helping me set up a bit the night before.
Nate, Axel, Mandel, Clayton, Rob, John and Elias, thanks for volunteering so early to run the tournaments and doing such a great job. I was great knowing that you guys were running the tournaments so I didn’t have to worry about them at all, and for the most part, we finished on time alright. I think everyone had a great time, which is all that matters, so thanks for doing such a great job and making the tournament a success.
Thanks to Andrew for taking so many great pictures and documenting the event. It was great knowing that someone was there the whole time and getting the pictures that are going to be some of the only things we will have to really see what the event was like, and could become very important in the future of the tournament.
Thanks to my girlfriend, who will never read this :P, for writing the rules in such nice handwriting in both white boards, and for getting a few beginning pictures in the first hour or so of the tournament. And for putting up with me so well for the last three to four months while I constantly checked the forum and talked endlessly about a game tournament that you cared nothing about. :lol:
Huge thanks to Preppy for recording matches, ordering pizza which everyone ate, and for all you generally do to supporting our scene. The long and short of it is that this tournament wouldn’t have happened without you and all your generosity of opening your house up to us twice a month. I wouldn’t have met all the great people I know now, and I never would have considered planning the tournament if I hadn’t known there was this much enthusiasm for it. We really can’t measure how much you do to keep the scene alive, so since I didn’t get to say it at the tournament, thanks for all you do the year round to support us.
Thanks to RayBladeX for bringing your recording equipment which allowed us to have such a cool setup for finals, and for managing those recordings the whole day. That was outstanding.
Thanks to everyone who said they would bring equipment and did, and for everyone who attended and respected other people’s things. I think for the most part, we did alright, with only a few minor things (cables, and a converter) going missing.
Thanks to all the guys who showed up early to help set-up and those who stayed after to help clean. There were a lot of you, so just so I don’t leave anyone out, this is a thanks to everyone for helping so much, and I really appreciate it.
This is getting long, so I should wrap up soon. Just a few more.
Thanks to Brian Ma, for donating 80$ towards the room nearly three months before the tournament.
Thanks to Pablo, for offering to pay for whole event from the start, which gave me the confidence to really start planning for a good venue.
Thanks to Julien [Zass] for even coming up with the idea.
Thanks Mandel, for being so hyped about the tournament for so long, which helped keep me hyped on times when I had serious burn out.
Thanks to Jamie, for updating Shoryuken during the tournament and doing recordings.
Thanks to Nate, for coming through with 4 huge TVs and other stuff.
Sorry if I forgot to mention anyone. There was a lot little things that got done that helped make the tournament a success.
I’ll write up a summary of the tournament tommorow and try to get all the info out I can. Thanks again everyone. :tup: