Santa Barbara Game Fest - April 26, 2008 - Brawl/Third Strike/Halo Tournaments + LAN

I just wanted to take this opportunity to invite all the players in Southern California and further to come on over to the central coast for Santa Barbara’s first big gaming event. Santa Barbara Game Fest is SB’s largest LAN party with support for over eighty computers and a multitude of console tournaments and other events. Feel free to bring your PC or try out other tournaments as well.

Santa Barbara City College (East/Main Campus Campus Center - There will be signs.)
721 Cliff Dr.
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

Saturday April 26th, 2008
SF: Third Strike - 6:00PM
Smash Brothers Brawl - 3:00PM
Doors Open: 12:00PM

Friendlies until the tournaments begin. All tournaments hosted on four 52" LCD TVs.

Street Fighter: Third Strike Rules
$5 w/ Cash Prizes

? Character Selection: Double Blind
? Matches: Best of 3
? Finals: Best of 5
? Winner can change only their supers.
? Loser can change character and supers.

System: PS2 - Controllers provided but feel free to bring your own.

Smash Brothers Brawl Rules
$5 w/ Cash Prizes

Match Rules
?Bracket Type: Double Elimination
?Match: Best 2 out of 3
?Finals: Best 3 out of 5
?Stock: 3
?Items: None
?Time: 7 minutes

Gamecube controllers provided but feel free to bring your own choice of controller.

Character Selection
?1st Game: Double Blind
?2nd/3rd Game: Counter-Pick**

Stage Selection
?1st Game: Neutral Stage - If one can not be agreed upon, it will be random from the neutral stage list.
?2nd/3rd Game: Counter-Pick**

Time-Out Decisions

  1. Most Stock Left
  2. Least Amount of Damage
  3. 1 Stock Sudden Death

Neutral Stages

  1. Final Destination
  2. Battle Field
  3. Smashville
  4. Yoshi’s Island
  5. Lylat Cruise
  6. Pokemon Stadium 1

Counter-Pick Stages

  1. Luigi’s Mansion
  2. Delfino Plaza
  3. Castle Siege
  4. Battleship Halberd
  5. Frigate Orpheon
  6. Brinstar (Melee)
  7. Jungle Japes (Melee)

You can register at the event. Registrations will be running all day prior to the tournaments and check in begins one hour before the tournament. Additionally, starting tonight (probably around 9:00PM), the pre-registration page will be up at the SB Game Fest page link below. You can pre-register through the website to avoid the hassle at the day of the event. When you get to the event, you can check in and pay the $5 entry fee there. You do not have to pay online.

Santa Barbara Game Fest Information

Like I said, SB Game Fest is the first of it’s kind in Santa Barbara. The LAN party alone supports up to 80 computers and we encourage you to bring your own. We are also providing 40 computers for attendees to use on a first come, first serve basis. PC games include CS, CS: Source, Team Fortress 2, Starcraft, Warcraft 3, and more. In addition to PC gaming, we are having a multitude of tournaments and a casual gaming corner for all your DS, Wii, and Rock Band needs. The first of two of these tournaments, you’ve just read about. But they also include Halo 3, Guitar Hero 3, and others. We have a lot of room, support from the school, food and drinks, a lounge area, and a view of the ocean from the center. Come hang out on the central coast for one full day of gaming from 12:00PM - 9:00PM, April 26, 2008.

You can find further information at or on the forums at (Santa Barbara Video Game Club).

Link to the flier:

Additionally, their is a Guilty Gear tournament pending. I am a Guilty Gear player but the other people organizing the event didn’t feel we could get enough people to play to make it worth the effort so if you are interested in that, please let me know. This event is going to be really big. We are expecting 100+ attendees and I’ve had to work with pretty much every department at the school to put it on so I hope to see as many of you as possible.

Sounds cool. Is there any way to see how many 3s players are registered? I’d like to come, but I don’t want to drive up from LA and there only be like 4 dudes there for 3s lol

Understandable. There is a lot of other stuff to do as well but yeah we currently have 10 people who have preregistered and we expect sign ups the day of as well. Preregistering takes a certain level of going out of your way I guess but yeah, definitely hope to see you there.

Current Tournament Pre-Registrations (as of 04/24/08 @ 5:20PM)

Third Strike: 10
Smash: 34
Halo 3: 15

Additonally, almost all of the BYOC spots are filled and we are looking at 100+ total attendees. Should be awesome.

No way to to tell how many will register the day of but I have heard confirmation from numerous people for all tournaments that I don’t see on the prereg lists so we’ll see.

EDIT: Also, I negotiated with the arcade machine distributor with the school to get those machines on freeplay so we’ll have a small selection of arcade machines going as well. Guilty Gear, SVC Chaos, DDR, Tekken, etc.

Joysticks? Or just regular controllers?