[Sept 1, 2012] Vancouver Overture 14 (UMvC3, AE2012, P4A, 3S, ST)


Overture presents:

Vancouver Overture 14

Overture continues again this month, and joining the lineup is PERSONA 4 ARENA!

For the latest updates, check out the NEWS section at the bottom!

Date: Saturday, September 1st, 2012

Time: 12:30 pm - 11:00 pm

Location: Metropolis Comics and Toys, 4735 Kingsway Burnaby, BC V5H 4J2 (Right across the street from Metrotown Mall)
Google maps: http://maps.google.com/maps/place?q=Metropolis Comics & Toys, Burnaby, BC, Canada&hl=en&cid=8860064939474164412


Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Singles (3 out of 5 matches)
Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition Singles
(NEW) Persona 4 Arena Singles

Street Fighter 3: Third Strike Online Edition Singles
Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo Singles


For All Tournaments:
Singles - $10

Prize Distribution:

Tournaments with 2-8 contestants: (max 8-man bracket)

  • 1st Place - 100%

Tournaments with 9-16 contestants: (max 16-man bracket)

  • 1st Place - 70%
  • 2nd Place - 30%

Tournaments with 17- 64 contestants: (max 64-man bracket)

  • 1st Place - 60%
  • 2nd Place - 30%
  • 3rd Place - 10%

Tournaments with 65-128 contestants: (max 128-man bracket)

  • 1st Place - 60%
  • 2nd Place - 20%
  • 3rd Place - 15%
  • 4th Place - 5%

o Applies to all tournaments.

Equipment: Bring your own stick or pad, or coordinate with someone to borrow and use from during the tournament. There will be several sticks for raffle and on sale at the event.

Timeline (TOURNAMENT WILL START ON TIME! If you are coming late tell a friend to register for you! Or send me a text):

  • 12:30 pm - Setup / AE2012 Singles Registration
  • 1:00 pm - AE2012 Singles Tournament
  • 3:00 pm - Persona 4 Arena and Third Strike Singles Registration
  • 3:30 pm - Persona 4 Arena and Third Strike Singles Tournaments
  • 4:00 pm - Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo
  • 4:30 pm - Street Fighter 2: Super Turbo
  • 5:00 pm - UMvC3 Singles Registration
  • 5:30 pm - UMvC3 Singles Tournament
  • 8:00 pm - casuals
  • 10:30 pm - cleanup


  1. All participants must receive a handstamp to participate in casuals or the tournaments.
  2. All tournaments will be double elimination.
  3. With the exception of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3, each match will be to best of 3 rounds and each set will be best of 3 matches. Winners finals, Losers Finals and Grand Finals will all be best of 3 rounds per match and best of 5 matches per set.
  4. Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 will be best 3 out of 5 matches for the entire tournament.
  5. If a player pauses during a round, he will lose that round (not the match).
  6. If a player pauses during the same set twice, they will forfeit the match.
  7. In the event of a D.K.O in the final round, an additional match (best of 1) will be played to determine the winner.
  8. After a match, the loser is able to switch characters and team order (UMVC3). Winner must keep the same characters and team order (UMVC3).

Venue Fee:

  • $5 for players that bring a full setup (Monitor + system)
  • $10 for pre-registered players, ends Thursday August 30th , 11:59pm
  • $15 for “at the door registration”

ALL participants will receive 10% off store merchandise!

Pre-register by either:
Posting in the thread at:

posting on the facebook wall at http://www.facebook.com/events/216909161772183/

or sending an email to
vancouveroverture at gmail dot com.


There will be a raffle draw during the tournament with prizes to be won!

There will be one raffle grand prize and one second prize with one of the following possible prizes to be won:
MADCATZ Street Fighter x Tekken Arcade Fightstick V.S. Edition
MADCATZ TE Street Fighter x Tekken Fightstick PRO
PLANTRONICS Gamecom Stereo Gaming Headset + HORI Fighting Stick VX

And one of our awesome second prizes!
Street Fighter x Tekken Official Strategy Guide
King of Fighters XIII PS3
Street Fighter 25th Anniversary T-Shirt

The first 20 pre-registrants will receive a free ticket into the raffle, so pre-register early!



General rules:
If a dispute occurs, it will be up to the general crowd’s discretion. That being said, TO will have the final word should there be any unresolved dispute. TO has authority to take whatever course of action he sees fit.

Once your match has been called out, you have 5 minutes to start the match.
After 5 minutes, the TO will give authority to the opponent who is on standby the choice to DQ, after an additional 5 minutes (total 10 minutes) you will automatically be DQed.

If you need to step out, ask the TO, if timing allows, permission will be given to move your match to a later time where you will be given another timer. (eg. come back in 20 minutes) If you do not come back within the time given for your break, your absence will be treated as if you didn’t tell the TO and your 10 minute timer will begin as stated above(leave your phone number to be safe).

See you all at Overture 14!



pre reg


pre reg please


pre reg me as well.


pre reg me please


Pre-reg #'s will be given soon, and pre-registration will end on Thursday, August 30th at 11:59pm. Don’t forget to pre-reg to save $5 and don’t forget to mention if you are bringing a setup to save another $5!

Also, don’t forget to bring copies of your games just in case we don’t have enough. We will run tournaments with as many copies as we can, and run casuals as long as we have copies as well. So make sure you bring copies, especially AE, UMVC3 and Persona 4 Arena discs. Thanks!


Pre reg me pls. I’m coming just for 3s cause im doing OT that day =[


Hey I arrived in Vancouver on Thursday with my girlfriend; we’re mostly settled now, and I think I’d like to come on down. Any idea how long it takes to get there from downtown? (I’m coming from Howe and Davie st).

Also, I haven’t shipped my stick down to Van yet, as it was too heavy to pack with my luggage. In Toronto it’s typically not a problem to borrow a stick from someone when your match comes up, but is that something I should be worried about here?


I got all your Pre-regs down so just come up to the admin booth and tell Brian your name when you say you Pre-regged. We have almost 50 Pre-regs so it might take a minute to find but it’s usually really fast!

Basics - if you’re at Howe and Davie you want to take expo/millennium line train towards VCC Clark or king George. From downtown, it takes about 30 minutes to get to Metrotown station where you would get off, walk through the mall towards McDonald’s and cross the street it is facing (Kingsway) and it is right above a store that has a big sign that says Shamans Jewelers I believe. I would allow for 45 minutes in case you get lost.

The address is at the top so try to google maps the route too. Skytrain fare is $2.50 for weekends.

As for sticks people are generally willing to let you borrow one so don’t be shy to ask!