Apr
20

Beyblade Battle of the Big 4

  Havertown, Pennsylvania
Tournament Results
Merwood Park
2498 Linden Dr; Ardmore Pennsylvania
  Meet at the Pavillion
11:30 AM on 04/20/2019
Format
Burst

Most official Beyblade Burst gear can be used.

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Beyblade Burst ranked tournament 
We recommend that you come 15-30 minutes prior to the tournament
The tournament will start at 11:30
Make sure that you don't have any other plans for that date because it could last a few hours.
The prizes are 1 air knight booster, and 2 hasbro beys.

Need-to-Know Information

1. During Registration, Open Your Account Page

Open your account page on your mobile device (if possible) during registration to help us keep things quick.

2. Arrive On Time

You must arrive by the tournament start time to enter. We cannot add new players to an event once it begins. If you're running late, contact the host.

3. Stay Aware of Your Belongings

We do everything possible to ensure a safe environment, but can't be held responsible for lost or stolen goods. Keep your gear close by!

4. The Tournament Will Last At Least a Few Hours

This event is likely to last at least a few hours. If you can't commit to the entire tournament, you're welcome to come watch and play for fun instead!

5. Listen For Your Username To Be Called

Your name will be called when it's time for your next battle. If you need to leave early or take a break, tell a judge. Missing a match could mean disqualification!

(Apr. 19, 2019  11:56 PM)RandomBlader64 Wrote: Guess who is coming

RandomBlader64 is my guess?
(Apr. 19, 2019  11:56 PM)RandomBlader64 Wrote: Guess who is coming

I guess 17 bladers
(Apr. 20, 2019  12:40 AM)SuperTheComic Wrote: I’m hyped : >

Me too
Super hype to play with my custom stadium it’s from the anime
Hey everyone, just wanted to say that it is raining today, but everything will stay dry because the tournament will be held under a pavillion.
(Apr. 20, 2019  12:24 PM)NatedogPhilly Wrote: Hey everyone, just wanted to say that it is raining today, but everything will stay dry because the tournament will be held under a pavillion.

Alright! That’s cool!

Also can’t wait to see that anime BeyStadium
A little combo advice.

If you like it you should put a level chip on it

#beyoncebeybladememesftw
I don’t have one
I am at the park now
Fighterbro and I will be a bit late
I will be there with a few microseconds to spare
What are the prizes
We might be late about 11:55 or 12
This was a fun tournament. It had 18 participants, it started on time, it went fairly fast, and for the most part everything went well.

I have a couple of suggestions that might make things go a bit more smoothly next time:

* Organization is key. You definitely had enough judges and stadiums, but what you really needed was one or two people to act as the coordinators. There would be long stretches of time where the two tournament laptops had no one behind them, and the 4 tournament beystadiums wouldn't have any matches going on.
For next time, I recommend getting one person (or two) to handle the laptop and announcements, who is both loud enough without the megaphone or knows how to correctly use the megaphone (maybe two people who used the megaphone actually could) to announce matchups. That means loudly announcing who the two bladers are, who's going to be judging it (if you switch up who judges what matches like you did) and what beystadium number they would be at.
There were situations where the announcement would be made, both bladers would show up to the stadium, and no judge would be there for a few minutes. There were also situations where one of the bladers wouldn't show up for a few minutes.
Get yourself a dedicated tournament wrangler and announcer, leave the judges to the judging. Make sure the person is loud, familiar with using Challonge, and is willing to sit behind that table for most of the time. See: Any tournament @[Wombat] runs. Gods bless you, Wombat.
Having a backup judge is good, and you did that, but should for judging the matches between the judges.

* I'm going to assume for the sake of trusting all of you that everyone just happened to have their own Xtend+ drivers and level chips. But it can look downright suspicious when, after one blader has handed their bey to the judge for inspection, the other blader turns around to assemble their bey (as does the judge for some reason?!?!) and then walks away from the beystadium back behind the tournament organization table to talk with someone, and somehow return with a level chip or other part. There were a number of such incidents during this tournament.
As a reminder, the Burst Format rules contain in the section Beyblade Selection:
"If you are receiving help–in the form of advice or parts–from someone else, you must announce who is helping you to both the judge and your opponent. Parts borrowed at any point during the event for future use must be announced as well. The exact part(s) do not need to be announced, just the person they are being borrowed from."
That didn't happen. And it really doesn't help that one team is mostly organizing and judging the entire thing.

* Practice makes permanent, and everyone is still learning, always, but there were a lot of judges who were a bit hazy on the rules. All judges should re-familiarize themselves with both the Burst Standard rules and the Organizers Guide immediately prior to any tournament. The rules for deck format replay/last-round-winner-switching/last-round-non-winner-switching need to be well understood. The rules for what parts are currently banned or unbanned need to be well understood. The rules for which beys can and cannot spin switch in the middle of a match need to be well understood. Beys need to be thoroughly inspected for damage, issues, and for duplicate parts between beys in decks. The rules against allowing duplicate parts between beys in decks need to be well understood.

* EDIT: the concern previously here was clarified privately, pay it no mind.

* It is fine to hold a second tournament for Classic format after your main announced tournament. It's a liiiiittle sketchy to announce an Unofficial classic tournament, the day of, in the middle of your existing tournament, that starts running during the finals of your existing tournament (distracting participants of the Standard tournament), and asks for a dollar admission, and then inserts some major rule changes to classic midway through (surprise, we're allowing numbered core discs).
Every blader should consider carefully whether to participate in any Unofficial events that take place after tournaments, because the rules (that are there for a reason) may not always apply. I decided to end my participation and go home when I got surprised 1 round in with the numbered disc ruling.
(Apr. 21, 2019  12:38 AM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: This was a fun tournament. It had 18 participants, it started on time, it went fairly fast, and for the most part everything went well.

I have a couple of suggestions that might make things go a bit more smoothly next time:

* Organization is key. You definitely had enough judges and stadiums, but what you really needed was one or two people to act as the coordinators. There would be long stretches of time where the two tournament laptops had no one behind them, and the 4 tournament beystadiums wouldn't have any matches going on.
For next time, I recommend getting one person (or two) to handle the laptop and announcements, who is both loud enough without the megaphone or knows how to correctly use the megaphone (maybe two people who used the megaphone actually could) to announce matchups. That means loudly announcing who the two bladers are, who's going to be judging it (if you switch up who judges what matches like you did) and what beystadium number they would be at.
There were situations where the announcement would be made, both bladers would show up to the stadium, and no judge would be there for a few minutes. There were also situations where one of the bladers wouldn't show up for a few minutes.
Get yourself a dedicated tournament wrangler and announcer, leave the judges to the judging. Make sure the person is loud, familiar with using Challonge, and is willing to sit behind that table for most of the time. See: Any tournament @[Wombat] runs. Gods bless you, Wombat.
Having a backup judge is good, and you did that, but should for judging the matches between the judges.

* I'm going to assume for the sake of trusting all of you that everyone just happened to have their own Xtend+ drivers and level chips. But it can look downright suspicious when, after one blader has handed their bey to the judge for inspection, the other blader turns around to assemble their bey (as does the judge for some reason?!?!) and then walks away from the beystadium back behind the tournament organization table to talk with someone, and somehow return with a level chip or other part. There were a number of such incidents during this tournament.
As a reminder, the Burst Format rules contain in the section Beyblade Selection:
"If you are receiving help–in the form of advice or parts–from someone else, you must announce who is helping you to both the judge and your opponent. Parts borrowed at any point during the event for future use must be announced as well. The exact part(s) do not need to be announced, just the person they are being borrowed from."
That didn't happen. And it really doesn't help that one team is mostly organizing and judging the entire thing.

* Practice makes permanent, and everyone is still learning, always, but there were a lot of judges who were a bit hazy on the rules. All judges should re-familiarize themselves with both the Burst Standard rules and the Organizers Guide immediately prior to any tournament. The rules for deck format replay/last-round-winner-switching/last-round-non-winner-switching need to be well understood. The rules for what parts are currently banned or unbanned need to be well understood. The rules for which beys can and cannot spin switch in the middle of a match need to be well understood. Beys need to be thoroughly inspected for damage, issues, and for duplicate parts between beys in decks. The rules against allowing duplicate parts between beys in decks need to be well understood.

* Some of the non-match events that took place during the tournament struck me as... odd. I'd elaborate on it more but I worry that it may be a source of potential embarrassment to a blader who has done no wrong. I have come up with a potential scenario that may explain why things were handled the way they were, and the reasons for the situation being handled strangely. But I would like to be sure.
Would the person who recently acquired a Legend Spryzen S3 this morning please PM me and answer a question or two about that.

* It is fine to hold a second tournament for Classic format after your main announced tournament. It's a liiiiittle sketchy to announce an Unofficial classic tournament, the day of, in the middle of your existing tournament, that starts running during the finals of your existing tournament (distracting participants of the Standard tournament), and asks for a dollar admission, and then inserts some major rule changes to classic midway through (surprise, we're allowing numbered core discs).
Every blader should consider carefully whether to participate in any Unofficial events that take place after tournaments, because the rules (that are there for a reason) may not always apply. I decided to end my participation and go home when I got surprised 1 round in with the numbered disc ruling.

I agree we all should look at the rules more thuraly. I agree about the judging and the microphone
So, how did the tournament go? Who won in the end?

(Apr. 20, 2019  12:08 AM)Ardmore Bladers Wrote:
(Apr. 19, 2019  11:56 PM)RandomBlader64 Wrote: Guess who is coming

RandomBlader64 is my guess?
That's a good guess
(Apr. 21, 2019  6:21 PM)bladekid Wrote: So, how did the tournament go? Who won in the end?

ArdmoreBladers got 1st Place winning every battle, in 2nd Place was RED NINJA 0829, and in 3rd was NatedogPhilly
(Apr. 21, 2019  6:27 PM)MrBlade Wrote:
(Apr. 21, 2019  6:21 PM)bladekid Wrote: So, how did the tournament go? Who won in the end?

ArdmoreBladers got 1st Place winning every battle, in 2nd Place was RED NINJA 0829, and in 3rd was NatedogPhilly

Hasbro Combos For The Win!
In what world is Perfect Phoenix Xtend+ a Hasbro combo?
(Apr. 21, 2019  7:31 PM)Ardmore Bladers Wrote:
(Apr. 21, 2019  6:27 PM)MrBlade Wrote: ArdmoreBladers got 1st Place winning every battle, in 2nd Place was RED NINJA 0829, and in 3rd was NatedogPhilly

Hasbro Combos For The Win!
At least my rP Combo knocked out your pP Combo. Lol
(Apr. 21, 2019  7:31 PM)Ardmore Bladers Wrote:
(Apr. 21, 2019  6:27 PM)MrBlade Wrote: ArdmoreBladers got 1st Place winning every battle, in 2nd Place was RED NINJA 0829, and in 3rd was NatedogPhilly

Hasbro Combos For The Win!
MY MAN!!! Nice job!