Thursday June 7th, 2001
The "Little Big Adventure" Tournament

... or " watch how a real tournament is ran " gathering...

The following for the gathering in general:

Matt's Gaping Expanse
(in Seattle)
Organizer Contact Information
418 E. Loretta Pl
Apt #416
Seattle, 98122
(Door Code: #081)
(206) 720-1521
Scott Robinson
(425) 432-3532 (home phone)

Currently DONE At: Matt's Gaping Expanse - Starting 6:00pm


Mark G.

Hardware List:

Dreamcasts - 2 (Mark, Scott)
DC Twin-Sticks - 2 (Mark, Scott)
Link Cable - 1 (Scott)
We have too many copies of VOOT.

... and so the pilots met ...

Ben, Laura, and I managed to show up at Gameworks around four thirty-ish. No one was around, so we went out and procured some grub. By the time we got back, Mark G. was on the sticks so a few practice games of VOOT were thus born. Later, DJ showed and DDR was played all around. Slow movement towards the Gaping Expanse was seen. Tom was picked up on the way up the hill.

... and so the pilots arranged ...

After much running up and down hills, everyone eventually made it to the Gaping Expanse. A few of the more deranged pilots felt the need to play some filthy-filthy twitch games before sitting down for some quality VOOT time. Your intrepid journalist decided to see if he couldn't stand a few minutes of twitch excitement. A few minutes later, an EMS team was hauling him out in an ambulance - epileptic seizures racking his body. (I'm joking, of course.)

... and so the tournament was formed ...

Mark G., our organizer for the evening, took stock of the pilots present: Yikes! Significant attrition from the original confirmation list. Worse, DJ couldn't find the phone numbers for his Japanese friends. However, with eight people the tournament went on!

... and so the tournament was fought ...

Check here for the replays. Just like the still in-progress Sakura Con page, I'll have a nice and pretty tournament ranking map up... later.

... and so the tournament was won ...

In the end, only one could stand as the victor. Your esteemed journalist was the honored one of the evening. A su-prize of the evening was presented by Mark G., the Cyber Trooper VIRTUAL-ON "Oratorio Tangram" Official Sound Data RNA SIDE CD!
Final Ranking:

Personal Thoughts for the evening

Even though I was there for a short time, leaving soon after the tournament ended, I had a lot of fun. Mark G. put on a good tournament which ran much better than the Sakura Con one. It may seen like it requries nothing; but, having adminstrated a few, in my time, I respect the work he put into it.


The su-prize was great - I'm ripping it as I type this. I'll be updating VOA later tonight with the new MP3s. I'll also be including a direct rip from the OSV. (same thing, different arrangement)


A few people seemed unhappy with how the tournament went. I think the suprise entry and success of Ben threw everyone off. I was tickled pink, and in hindsight was being a bit of a jerk-off. Ben definately reinforced the fact that basic dash angles are worth - oh so much.

The next tournament?

I look forward to the next tournament - whoever puts it on. I figure we'll try to do something large around the middle or end of the summer.

... and so the pilots bought Scott underwear ...

Because he needs some, and he's poor. So there.

... and so the pilots gathered ...

Meeting at Gameworks to put their best faces on. It was a Summer showdown amongst the VO+ of Seattle. Only one would walk away with the respect, and more importantly, the as yet unidentifed prize.

... and so the pilots prepared ...

Twin-sticks, Panther DCs, and controllers in the Seattle-metropolitan area were abuzz for at least a week in preparation for the upcoming tournament. For the man who puts the "B" in Apharmd B had called a tournament, and who could resist the siren's call.

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