Monday, December 10, 2012

Congrats to the Tomczak Bowl V Champion

Congratulations to Luke C. (Art Vandelay) from Omaha, NE for winning the Tomczak Bowl.

Top 4
1. Luke C.
2. Steven M.
3. Andrew B.
4. Travis R.

Thanks to everyone who played.  In the end we wound up with 52 competitors this year and the whole event was a lot of fun.

That's all for now.  See you next December.

PS - At some point I'll post more extensive tourney results.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tourney Update: Prizes and such

A couple quick updates here.  The cash prize amounts have been determined for this year's tourney.

  • First Place: $200
  • Second Place: $100
  • Third Place: $50
Also there have been a few revisions to the Official Rules document.  Just some further clarification on how some stuff will work.

Also, we're going to ask folks to be there by noon.

12:00pm: Check-in

12:45pm: Quick welcome and introduction

1:00pm: Tourney play begins.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Tourney Update

Well it didn't take very long to fill up to 56 people.  If you're still interested in playing but haven't registered I strongly encourage you to do so.  You'll be added to the Standby List and if someone backs out you'll be activated to the main list.

Our trophy for this year is nearing completion.  Our master carpenter has sent us some photos of its current state and I'm not gonna lie, it's pretty god damn amazing.  This thing will be all the envy in your household when you display it proudly on your coffee table or as a dining room centerpiece.

On the matter of cash prizes.  We haven't established the amounts yet but we are planning to issue money for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place.  We're also considering having a raffle drawing for some assorted prizes so stayed tuned for that.

Official start time is still not yet firm. I think if you can plan on being there around noon that will be good. I will send out an official start time as soon as we establish it.

I've posted a link to our official tourney rules.  Click on the link in the header called "Tourney Rules" to read them. It likely answers nearly all of the questions you may have.

For those of you needing to find the location of Spicoli's, it is at 3555 University Ave, Waterloo, IA.  I noticed in Google Maps that it does not show the correct location.  Therefore I created this quick and dirty map for you to use if you want. Click on it to view a larger version.

That's all for now.  Only 3 more weeks!

Friday, November 9, 2012

Field Expanding to 56 People

Since we reached 48 people with a month to go, and there appears to still be a demand, we have expanded the tourney field to 56 people now.

That means we will have 14 groups of 4 competing in a World Cup style pool play, with the top 2 from each group advancing to a 28-man single elimination bracket.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Tomczak Bowl V Info

What: Tomczak Bowl V
What?: It's the premier Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament in all of Waterloo, IA
When: Saturday, December 8th, 2012
What time: Noonish
Where: Spicoli's Bar & Grill, 3555 University Ave, Waterloo, IA
How do I sign up?: You must register here.
How much does it cost?: $15. Pay at the event.
What does that cover?: Entry for the event and two drink tokens for the bar.
Will there be food?: Yes, they will have their kitchen open to take orders.
Is there a payout?: There will be a cash prize as well as a trophy.
OK, thanks: That's not a question asshole.

We're starting to fill up fast now.  The likelihood of us reaching our maximum of 48 entries is getting greater by the day.  We're very excited by the number of entries we've received coming from all over Iowa and surrounding states.  If you're coming from out of town and are looking for hotel accommodations I don't know if there's anything that great near the bar.  There are some places closer to Cedar Falls that are decent as well as places down by Crossroads Mall as well as the Isle of Capri Casino. We strongly encourage folks to have a designated driver if possible or if all else fails get a cab at the end of the night.  We can provide numbers for cab companies at the event if needed.

The plan as of right now is for the tourney to be double elimination like in the past.  However if the entry count reaches 36 we will be switching to round robin pool play for a chance to enter a single-elimination bracket.  I hope to have preliminary seedings posted around Thanksgiving.