Santa Barbara Gamefest 2010! - Santa Barbara, CA - 4/17/10


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**Santa Barbara Video Game Club is hosting its 3rd annual Gamefest!
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WOW! THAT’S RIGHT WE’VE BEEN DOING IT FOR 3 YEARS NOW!
This will be our 2nd SF4 Tournament!

Gamefest is an interactive gaming event that provides social and competitive gaming for console and pc gamers. We had over 250-300 attendees last year! (around 30 or so for the SF4 tournament).

**TOURNAMENTS:
Super Smash Brothers Brawl
Super Smash Brothers Melee (Singles definitely. Doubles if time permits.)
Street Fighter 4
Tekken 6
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There will be 40 computers set up for LAN games with Counter-Strike 1.6, Quake 3 Arena, Warcraft 3: The Frozen Throne, Starcraft: Brood War, and Worms Armageddon.

Other console games include Halo 3 and Rock Band 2.

There is also an arcade with popular fighting games! well… not really but we do have DDR Extreme on free play!

This post is specifically for our SF4 tournament
Link to our brawl/meele post on smashboards

WHEN?:
Saturday, April 17th 2010
12:00pm to 9:00pm
Sign-ups start at 12:00pm
Street Fighter 4 starts at 6:00pm

WHERE?:
Santa Barbara City College Campus Center
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, CA 93109

DIRECTIONS:
If coming FROM the NORTH (SLO, Santa Maria, San Fransisco, Goleta, Santa Ynez) ON the 101-SOUTH, get off at Castillo, turn right onto Castillo. Then you can either turn right at the light onto Montecito Street (which turns into Cliff Drive) to enter parking areas on campus from Cliff drive, or you can continue straight at the light on Castillo to turn right into other parking areas at Pershing Park.

If coming FROM the SOUTH (LA, Ventura, OC, San Diego) ON the 101-NORTH, get off at Bath, turn left at the light onto Haley, turn left at the light onto Castillo, then either turn right at the light onto Montecito Street (which turns into Cliff Drive) to enter parking areas on campus from Cliff drive, or you can continue straight at the light on Castillo to turn right into other parking areas at Pershing Park.

You can also use googlemaps
http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=721+Cliff+Dr,+Santa+Barbara,+CA+93101&vps=3&jsv=213a&sll=34.406391,-119.697268&sspn=0.006356,0.009645&g=721+Cliff+Dr,+Santa+Barbara,+CA+93101&num=10&iwstate1=actions&iwloc=A

COST?:
Entry is free.
Each tournament is $5.
Food is a reasonable price that is yet to be determined.
Donations are welcome!

Registration
Registration will be available at the event. Doors to the event open at Noon. Additionally, look for preregistration through http://www.sbgamefest.com. This will reserve your spot without going through the hassle on the day of. You’ll just show up, show your ID which we’ll check against the list and you will pay then. Cash only for the $5 entry fee.
(Online sign ups should be ready by March 17th)

**Da rules
System **

  • XBOX 360

Match Rules
Bracket Type: Double Elimination
Match: Best 2 out of 3
Finals: Best 3 out of 5
Characters:All Characters are legal.

Character Selection
1st Game: Standard or Double Blind
Time: 90 sec

Controllers will be provided but you are allowed to bring your own controller or stick. Controllers with macro functionality are banned

Standard Selection
Both players choose their characters whenever they want.
Once either player chooses a character, neither is allowed to request that the Double Blind Selection method be used.

Double Blind Selection

  • Either player must explicitly ask for the Double Blind Selection method in order for it to take effect.
  • When a player request Double Blind, the player on the left side (1p) decides which character they will choose and whispers his selection to the Judge.
  • The Judge then signals the player on the right (2p) to pick his character.
  • Once the player on the right (2p) has finished, the Judge makes sure the player on the left (1p) sticks to his original choice.

So what kind of competition is expected at this event?
Mostly amateur to mid level players for SF4, though everyone is encouraged to come. Hey with such a diverse player range you might even walk out FIRST PLACE!

YEAH I’M TALKIN TO YOU FLOWCHART KEN! YOU MIGHT COME OUT CHAMPION!

What is the payout like?
1st 70%
2nd 20%
House 10%

Wait what, 10% for the house?! :mad:
Gamefest is being run by Santa Barbara City College students and most of the cost are coming out of our pocket. We will try and guarantee 100$, and thus if not enough funds are received we will put the house cut into 1st to try to reach that goal.

So hey come out to Santa Barbara to have play some games and have some fun!

Link to our Facebook page


Link to our brawl/meele post on smashboards

Thanks to GosuSheep for some of the info.

Edit: more hype!