Tougeki Super Battle Opera / Street Fighter III 3rd Strike National Qualification tournament: East Coast Team qualifiers
Tokyo Game Action
257 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Saturday, March 4th, 2006 and Sunday, March 5th, 2006
**ON SITE REGISTRATION HOURS EXTENDED **
THURSDAY: 2PM TO MIDNIGHT
FRIDAY: 2 PM TO MIDNIGHT
On site registrations will be allowed ALL DAY Thursday and Friday from 2PM to Midnight. To do this, PRINT OUT a copy of the waiver form (TGA’s copies won’t be available until Saturday) and present a government issued ID to the staff member on duty. They will process the application and give you an entry ticket on the spot. The entry fee for Saturday and Sunday is $40, it includes your three tournament registrations and unlimited games at TGA for the weekend.
Registrations will resume on Saturday between 10am and 11:45. After that, they close.
If you wish to come early to TGA to practice, our usual regular flat rate is $20 for unlimited games all day (music and fighting). And $10 for fighting games only between 6pm and Midnight.
For Tougeki practice, I will extend the $10 all day flat rate for fighters only on both
Thursday and Friday. So you can pay only $10 per day on Friday and Saturday and play fighting games all day, each day. We have three sets of Third Strike versus cabs set up in a separate room in the back. I suggest that people come early to practice if they are unfarmiliar with Japanese hardware.
The other fighting game room will have versus sets of:
Saturday March 4th, 2006
On site registrations will be between 10 AM and 11:45
The first Match will start at 12:00 Noon sharp.
We will run the entire first tourney and make it at least halfway if not complete the entire second tourney by the end of Saturday.
Sunday March 5th, 2006
We will complete the remaining brackets and the third tournament starting at 10:00 AM . The store will remain open until midnight for customers to use the games for private matches or other side tournaments.
The Tougeki waiver form is now available for download below.
All participants in the tournament are required to complete this form and mail it to the TGA office along with payment. Instructions on how to do so are contained in the form.
All applications must be accompanied by payment and must be received by Wednesday, March 1st, 2006.
All applications received after that date, will default to on site registration procedures, which are charged at the rate of $40 and are limited to specific registration times.
Save 10 dollars and the risk of being excluded from tournament cycles by registering in advance.
With your entry fee for Tougeki, all the games at TGA will BE FREE, this includes all casual games and any side tournaments that people wish to run on both Fighting and Music games.
The store will only be open to people entering the tournament.
All updated information can be found at our website below:
**Super Battle Opera US Qualification format. **
FFA and TGA have both been chosen to run respective tournaments, to produce two teams for the United States.
FFA having done previous qualifiers has elected to retain their current team qualification format which they will post about in their respective thread. TGA will be
using it’s own format wich will be explained below.
-The entry fee for both locations will vary. TGA’s entry fees are outlined below.
-Canadian citizens are allowed to enter at both locations.
-Dual Entries (entrant loses at TGA, then plays again at FFA) are permissible.
-No backup players allowed. In the event that an entrant loses eligibility, the team will lose that respective member.
-Players must be 18 years of age or older to participate.
-Entrants must possess the ability to obtain a vaild US Passport prior to May 2006.
-Entrants must be under no legal or civil restrictions which would prevent them from traveling to Japan, including but not limited to: Criminal Convictions in the United States of America and / or Japan.
-Each winner will receive 1 round trip ticket and free entry into the SBO Finals in Tokyo Japan.
-Entrants are responsible for food, lodging and ground transportation and other expenses.
TGA Specific entry guidelines:
**SPECIFIC RULES **
-TGA’s job it to produce the top three players impartially, and form a team
comprised of those players. Thus, TGA’s format will be as follows:
TGA will be holding 3 consecutive tournaments, within a two day period, to establish three people comprising one team, to represent the East Coast against Japan.
All three tournaments will be best 2 out of 3, single elimination. All characters will be allowed.
Each entrant will pick one character to compete with for the entire length of the first tournament. The winner of the first tournament will retain their chosen character.
The second tournament will follow the same format. Each entrant, minus the first winner, will enter using 1 character which must be different from the character that the first winner used.
The third tournament will follow the same format.
Player A wins the first tournament using Chun Li
All players except player A, may enter again, for the second tournament, but cannot use Chun Li.
Player B wins the second tournament using Ken.
All players with the exception of players A and B can enter the final tournament, and can use any character except Chun Li and Ken.
Player C wins the thrid tournament with Ryu copmleting the final team of players A, B and C with Chun Li, Ken and Ryu.
These rules will changed to accomodate character conflicts and to offset any problems caused by random seeding. With this format each person will be given a MINIMUM of 6 matches to qualify before they are eliminated.
-TGA’s qualifiers will be run on the Japanese verion of Street Fighter III,
Third Strike. The games will be played in VS style / Head to Head Candy /
Astro City Cabintes, and will use Sanwa Sticks and Buttons.
-TGA will remain 100% impartial and use computer generated random seeding.
TGA will not adjust brackets or alter seeding, to prevent any accusations of
playing favorites or “padding” the entries.
-TGA staff members will accompany the winners to SBO and provide all
- All TGA entries will be required to bring a completed waiver form
(available for download prior to the tournament) and government issued
identification to the tournament in order to participate.
**AIRPORT / HOTEL INFORMATION **
There is only 1 major airport in Rhode Island. The airport is T.F. Green. The airport is located in Providence Rhode Island. The official airport abbrevation is: PVD
The airport is approximately 30 minutes south of TGA.
As far as hotels go, The Woonsocket Motor Inn is approximately half the price of the Holiday Inn Express. The Woonsocket Motor Inn’s owner is aware of our event and has reserved 15 rooms, with 2 beds per room, for SBO bookings. Multiple people can share a room,cutting the cost per person.
Woonsocket Motor Inn (5 minute walk to current TGA)
333 Clinton St
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Cost $72.00/night + tax .
Holiday Inn Express Hotel (5 minutes to current TGA by car / 30-45 minute walk)
194 Fortin Drive
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Hotel Reservations: 1-401-769-5000
Hotel Fax: 1-401-356-0880
Check-In Time: 3:00 PM
Check-Out Time: 12:00 PM