Apr
20

Beyblade Battle of the Big 4

  Havertown, Pennsylvania
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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Admission
5 cash  or Free with Passport*

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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. 21, 2019  7:48 PM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: In what world is Perfect Phoenix Xtend+ a Hasbro combo?

I meant the Spryzen Requiem and Legend Spryzen that I used in a couple of my matches. Sr3 played a huge part in the MrBlade match and the NateDogPhilly match in the finals, and Legend Spryzen played a niche role in the final against RedNinja0829
(Apr. 21, 2019  9:21 PM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: "#hasbladerforlife" indeed.
Tru dat
(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.

* 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.

This definitely is pretty accurate. It was a fun tournament albeit people not being at the computer running Challonge, judges not being present at stadiums or bladers not being at the stadiums. The megaphone was also a problem because some bladers were unaware of the stadiums they were assigned to. Fun but a bit of errors in moderation.
Sorry for all of the inconvenience, but also, I was counting the money earned from registration, and I only counted $35, which is $15 less than it should. This is partially my fault because I should have counted the money before we started the tournament. But is there anyone who didn't pay the admissions fee for the tournament? (Anyone who has a passport is fine) If you didn't please contact me.