Friday, December 13, 2013

Tomczak Bowl VI is Upon Us!

In almost 24 hours the greatest Tecmo tournament in Waterloo, IA will once again commence at Spicoli's Bar.

As of right now we have 58 registered participants.  It's not too late to sign up still and we will allow walk-ins.  We do prefer you to register in advance though if you can.

Here's a quick rundown of how things will start tomorrow.

11:00am - 12:00pm: Player check-in and equipment set up.  Once we got systems up and running, folks are welcome to get some warmup games in if they want.

12:30 - 12:45: We will have a brief welcome and introduction to go over a few things.

12:45: We begin the tournament play.

If a player hasn't arrived at the time play begins we will postpone their match for as long as the first round games are going on.  If they haven't arrived by the time all other first round games have completed then that person will have to forfeit.

Entry is $15. Please have cash ready for it.  There is an ATM in the bar (I think).  Better make sure you have cash handy.

Each participant will get a drink deal. Last year I believe they gave everyone two free drink tokens that were good for beer or well drinks.  They also have a kitchen so you can order food while you're there.

Friday night (tonight I guess) we plan to go to Lava Lounge for some pre-tourney socializing.  We do not plan to have any Tecmo going but if you want to meet up with us you are welcome to.  Just look for the short bald guy.  We'll tweet out info when we get there (@TomczakBowl).

That's all for now.  So I'll leave you with this photo of the coveted Tomczak VI trophy.

Some lucky bastard is taking this home with them.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tomczak Bowl Update

I hope everyone is having a good summer.  I just wanted to post a few things regarding the next Tomczak Bowl coming this December.

  • Tomczak Bowl VI will be held Saturday December 14, 2013 in Waterloo, IA.
  • More than likely the tourney will be at Spicoli's Bar and Grill for the fourth year in a row.  The venue has been great and the staff very accommodating to us.
  • Given the successful turnout last year (52 competitors) we are planning for a full field of 64 this year.
  • After switching to a World Cup style pool play last year, we've decided to go back to a double elimination bracket instead.  The number of games played overall isn't much different plus this will ensure we have games going constantly and don't have folks waiting for hours between games.
  • The Tier System will once again be revised for 2013.  It will include all 28 teams for the first time. The arrangement of the teams is still TBD.
  • When picking teams for a match we will still roll a die to determine which tier to pick from but now we will use the Madison rules for team selection for the tier.  So the winner of the coin flip will pick both teams from the given tier and the other person will have first pick of the two selected teams.
  • Our custom-made trophy last year really turned some heads and became the talk of the Tecmo world. I've already got the thumbs up from our master carpenter on building another great trophy for this year. I can assure you it will be just as awesome if not better than last year's.
  • The crazy door prizes will also be back again.  I'm sure Nick will find some more treasures to raffle off.
  • I plan to open up online registration some time in September.  I will for sure post info on again as well as send out email notices to anyone who participated last year.
  • The level of competition last year was pretty fierce.  I expect that to only increase this year.  I can't promise anything but back in March at Madison I talked to the Madison crew and they were very interested in attending, as was notable Tecmo celebrity Mort.  Again, I can't guarantee anything but this tourney could be pretty huge.
That's all for now.  Cheers, and happy Tecmo-ing!

Thursday, February 28, 2013