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The Ur-Quan Masters Re-Release => General UQM Discussion => Topic started by: Cedric6014 on April 23, 2007, 12:08:28 am



Title: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 23, 2007, 12:08:28 am
Now here’s a tournament to salivate over – the Burvixese Bowl! Will you triumph and be showered in glory from your illustrious UQM peers? Or will you go the way of the Burvixese? Thankfully if you get squished in the first round you’re put out of your misery and don’t have to partake in another beating.

Date: 28 April 2007
Time: Saturday from 4pm EST
Place: #uqm-arena at irc://chat.freenode.net

{The Kohr-Ah Cup (Spring League) will take a break for this tournament}

Be here for this third ever online Star Control Super-melee knockout tournament!

Time where you live
Sun 6 am Sydney
Sun 8 am Otorohanga
Sat 1 pm Los Angeles
Sat 4 pm New York
Sat 9 pm London
Sat 10 pm Paris
Sat 11 pm Helsinki

Tournament structure
Basic Knockout tournament (just like the tennis).
Seedings based partly order of entry but mostly on your NetPlay tournament record.

Provisional Schedule (all EST)
16.00 Check-in/Register
16.20 Cut-off for entry
16.30 Round of 16 begins
17.15 Quarterfinals
18.00 Semifinals
18.45 Final - Burvixese Bowl

Game rules
Maximum 200 pts per fleet
Maximum one of each ship type per fleet (no duplicates)
Maximum 40 minutes per melee - Timed out games result in both players losing and exiting the tournament (an effort to nullify boring stalemates)
You must have your team set up before melee - this prevents you adjusting your line-up to counter your opponent’s team!

Of course everyone is encouraged to enter no matter how good or experienced you are (or not). The more the better. We don’t want the tournaments to be restricted to the superstars of NetPlay.

I hope to see you there! Nice people who don't complain/make excuses when they lose are especially encouraged




Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Valaggar on April 23, 2007, 02:51:48 pm
I wonder why you don't do an amateur-only tournament - no Elvish, Tiberian, Angus etc. - ?


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 23, 2007, 03:48:19 pm
The numbers are small enough as it is without excluding people


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: AngusThermopyle on April 23, 2007, 04:28:11 pm
I wonder why you don't do an amateur-only tournament - no Elvish, Tiberian, Angus etc. - ?

As much as I like to play Melee, I'm inclined to agree here. UQM is a great game and I don't want to discourage anyone from playing because I've had the advantage of playing for what seems like forever. 

I'll continue to participate in the Khor-Ah Cup, but I think I'll bow out of this one. Good luck all!


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: countchocula86 on April 23, 2007, 05:07:52 pm
Or modify the rounds so that one division has the 'big guns' and the other division has the amateurs. At least that way no one will get smoked first round.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Valaggar on April 23, 2007, 05:46:13 pm
Yes, modify the rounds so that the amateurs and the veterans fight separately, then the amateur winner and the veteran winner face each other, the amateur having a handicap such as a higher point limit.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Squisherxxx on April 23, 2007, 06:50:40 pm
Sadly it is my birthday and I cannot attend.  From what people are saying, perhaps rankings from previous tournaments and the Kohr-ah cup can be used to form a light handicapping (in the form of a reduced fleet size).   


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 23, 2007, 10:35:43 pm
Hmm, I guess noone likes to get smoked by 140 plus.

I'll have a think about options.



Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Elvish Pillager on April 23, 2007, 10:47:22 pm
I'm not too keen on participating anyway :P


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Neonlare on April 23, 2007, 10:49:42 pm
I would like to take part in this, I've managed to get my UQM working onlined and I do enoy it, although I reeeaally do not like the issues with delay. I'm an amateur really, but I'd give it my all :D. From England, so I fit the London timescale.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: kwamp on April 25, 2007, 08:08:13 pm
Ced,

I may try to make this one, assuming I'm not enjoying some fine brew, or being a busybody doing something else.  Perhaps as more people play frequently, you can develop a handicap in the form of more/less points, or ship limiting/enforcing  or something.  I think adding various caveats, like "no 30pts this tourney" would also force the learning curve a bit.     

-Kwamp
 


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: KanmuX on April 25, 2007, 09:57:26 pm
I definately want to participate in this. I've been playing UQM for a while, been beating the computer quite often, though I think i'd like to break out into the competitive battle scene and show off my skills with a VUX Intruder.  ;D


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 25, 2007, 11:06:56 pm
Excellent, althoug be prepared for a rude awakening. people are much mroe cunning than computers!


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: KanmuX on April 26, 2007, 12:19:28 am
Oh, I don't mind if I win or lose, i'm just here for the experience of it all. I just hope none of my opponents get too cocky.

I wonder if anyone wants to have a practice battle with me..


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 26, 2007, 12:36:09 am
I'm sure they would, you should just drop into #uqm-arena every now and then - there's usually someone there.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 27, 2007, 10:52:08 pm
Final reminder to anyone out there who's interested.

The Burvixese Bowl will commence 4pm NY time, 10 pm Paris time Saturday (tomorrow!)

If you're worried about time commitment, don't be - you won't play more than four games - and its unlikely you'll play more than 2 - its all knockout! The whole thing should be over in about 2 - 2.5 hours


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Neonlare on April 27, 2007, 11:42:33 pm
Eh, I can't find an IRC that can get me to access the channel : ( I'm such a newb, could you link me to a free program that can do it?


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: countchocula86 on April 28, 2007, 01:24:24 am
Mozillas got Chatzilla, Trillian comes with an IRC dealy, but best of all, thanks to meep-eep; http://irc.uqm.stack.nl/


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Novus on April 28, 2007, 08:50:15 am
For your convenience (and to avoid confusion), here (http://koti.mbnet.fi/lonnberg/bowltimes.txt) are the times in every timezone I'm aware of.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on April 28, 2007, 11:33:40 am
Except my one!


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Novus on April 28, 2007, 06:23:32 pm
Except my one!
Oh yeah, I forgot there's life in the Pacific and Indian oceans. Fixed.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: countchocula86 on April 30, 2007, 05:05:14 pm
So howd this tourny go? Any major upsets??


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Shiver on April 30, 2007, 05:48:50 pm
No. I made it into the finals and lost to Tiberian by an inch. That's fairly common.


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: Cedric6014 on May 01, 2007, 05:18:05 am
That's exactly right. We had 6 participants and Tiberian took the honours again (surprise surprise). He has all 3 KO trophies under his belt so far. At least we know he's beatable now though! He's still scrabbling with Shiver and Elerium for that fourth position in the Kohr-Ah cup Semifinals. The KA Cup will resume this Saturday at the usual time. Should be a cracker of a day!


Title: Re: BURVIXESE BOWL – April SuperMelee Knockout Tournament
Post by: KanmuX on May 01, 2007, 07:30:40 pm
Terribly sorry that I couldn't join. It wasn't until the day before the tournament that I found out that my wireless connection suffered from such packet loss that it made the game unplayable.

If I find my ethernet cable and use that instead, though, I might be able to play the next tournament. I still have my favorite 200 point team ready for anything.  ;D