May
05

Empire City Strikes Back!

  Brooklyn, NY
Tournament Results
Irving Square Park
Knickerbocker Avenue, Weirfield St
  Meet at the Beach Ball Stage in the Center of the Park
12:00 PM on 05/05/2019
Format
Burst

Most official Beyblade Burst gear can be used.

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5 cash  or Free with Passport*

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Hey Everyone!

I have finally gathered up enough free time to host my first tournament. For this go-around, we'll be running Burst Standard. (Depending on how this goes, maybe Burst Classic next?) 

Our current tournament date is Sunday, May 5th, 2019 at Irving Square Park for a Beyblade Burst Format tournament!

Important Information:

1. Tournament Registration begins at 11:30am. 

Please plan to arrive at the park before registration starts. The later you arrive, the longer it will take to start the tournament.



2. The Tournament begins at 12:00pm. 

You will not be able to register after 12:00pm. Even if you are joined to this tournament on this thread, if you are not registered by 12:00pm or arrive after 12:00pm we will be unable to fit you into the bracket.


Tournament System:

Depending on the number of participants we will use one of the following systems to run the first stage of this tournament:


Swiss (17 - 32 Players):
Bladers play 5 rounds. After the first round, bladers are paired based on their match history. Bladers with the highest records face each other, then the second-highest, etc. The top eight players advance to the final stage.


Double Elimination (33+ Players):
In Double Elimination, there are two brackets: the Winners Bracket and Losers Bracket. After losing once, Bladers are sent to the Losers Bracket. If they lose for a second time, they are eliminated from the event. Once both brackets have been completed, the top eight players (top four from the Winners Bracket, top four from the Losers Bracket) advance to the final stage.


UPDATE: This tournament will have a 40 PARTICIPANT CAP. Please join soon if you would like to participate. Joining secures you a spot on the participant list down below!

Participant List:

  1. LazerBeamz (Passport) (Judge/ Organizer)
  2. Ajeeblade
  3. Vincen
  4. Hector619
  5. strikerr
  6. Aoi_burst
  7. micheal123
  8. HenryGBradford
  9. gamingthree
  10. shota
  11. NewRocChampion1
  12. JJ Payday
  13. supremeboss57
  14. God Valkryie
  15. Luccidragon
  16. Patrick11
  17. Excalibur246
  18. Tem
  19. Brian12
  20. Nik P.
  21. BeyBreaker Boi
  22. DrewB2009
  23. Coolboyfafnir
  24. CitrusNinja3
  25. Sebas2000
  26. Jonniesonic
  27. Esquaredheisjah
  28. NBZ
  29. JonathanIsaac
  30. YutPut
  31. Dragonball100
  32. RightBurstUltra
  33. Repo
  34. Sniper
  35. cougar
  36. YishYash
  37. BestDueler
  38. Oliver2211
  39. Ardmore Bladers (Passport)
  40. Riskywarrior
Alternate List:

  1. megaheroj7
  2. NateDogPhilly
NOTE: I only own two tournament legal stadiums (1 B-09 and 1 B-33). If you are planning to attend, have a tournament legal stadium, and/ or have been a judge before and would like to judge, please let me know.


PRIZES!

Ace Dragon Sting Charge
Slash Valkyrie Blitz Power
Bushin Ashura Hurricane Keep

1st place will have first pick, 2nd place will have 2nd pick, and 3rd place receives the remaining prize.


Location:

Our play area will be the Beach Ball Stage in the park. Map of the park is below. The play area is circled in the image below. Entrances to the park are located at each corner as well as the center of the park.


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Please Arrive On Time

Please be sure to arrive ON TIME for this tournament. We will start registration at 11:30 AM and will begin the tournament at approximately 12:00PM. If you think you're going to run a bit late, please let me know via a post through this thread or a PM and I'll see what I can do!


If you plan on attending, please click the blue JOIN TOURNAMENT button at the top of this page!


Please note that the date may be subject to change due to inclement weather. This is an outdoor location with no indoor alternative. We do not have an alternate location if rain is in the forecast.

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!

WHOA, WHAT?! Zankye's coming?!
We are trying to be in New York for the weekend
Sure. But he's just another blader. Don't put him up on a pedestal, don't treat him differently. It's cool, sure, but he's just another blader, like you. It can be stressful for a person when people make a big deal out of their attendance.
(Apr. 19, 2019  8:45 PM)originalzankye Wrote: We are trying to be in New York for the weekend

Awesome! We hope you can make it man.
Zankey I hope you have a good weekend!! And I'm do hype to meet you agian!
Hi zankye your a cool blader

We only need one more blader for an even number of 20
(Apr. 19, 2019  9:53 PM)JJ Payday Wrote: Hi zankye your a cool blader

We only need one more blader for an even number of 20

Trur
(Apr. 19, 2019  8:46 PM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: Sure. But he's just another blader. Don't put him up on a pedestal, don't treat him differently. It's cool, sure, but he's just another blader, like you. It can be stressful for a person when people make a big deal out of their attendance.

Right, sorry. It's just a surprise seeing him here.
You know what should the wbo do they should make a app and it sends you notification when there's a Bey burst tournament
(Apr. 20, 2019  1:02 AM)NewRocChampion1 Wrote: You know what should the wbo do they should make a app and it sends you notification when there's a Bey burst tournament

The amount of hassle involved in creating an app and keeping the app up to date and keeping the app secure is absurd.

The WBO is a non-profit volunteer run organization. Making an app is outside the scope.

And this is the wrong thread for this idea.
(Apr. 20, 2019  2:09 AM)DeceasedCrab Wrote:
(Apr. 20, 2019  1:02 AM)NewRocChampion1 Wrote: You know what should the wbo do they should make a app and it sends you notification when there's a Bey burst tournament

The amount of hassle involved in creating an app and keeping the app up to date and keeping the app secure is absurd.

The WBO is a non-profit volunteer run organization. Making an app is outside the scope.

And this is the wrong thread for this idea.

Oh ok I was just saying...
I'm soon moving to New York, and I'm excited to attend tournaments. In Singapore, I've been attending wbba official tournaments.
(Apr. 20, 2019  2:54 PM)Godly_Requiem Wrote: I'm soon moving to New York, and I'm excited to attend tournaments. In Singapore, I've been attending wbba official tournaments.

Hope you can make it dude
Aisha.
New beyblade character
(Apr. 19, 2019  2:30 AM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: Well, just keep in mind, a bunch of bladers are really going to hate being eliminated after 2 losses, especially if they traveled far. And some of them are going to have irate parents. There was a decent amount of backlash at the one double elimination tournament they did in Toronto. If you think running a lot of matches is hard, imagine running matches while angry parents are yelling at you.

Combine that with how some bladers are going to be disinclined to attend if you're leaning towards Double Elimination, you might lose some bladers if it gets towards 32 registrants.
Double elimination is more trouble than it's worth at 33-64 participants.

Just wanted to chime in quickly here: we've been running Double Elimination in Toronto a lot here for a while now (we still do Swiss too of course, depending on the event size, weather, number of judges, etc) and there has never really been any backlash for it. In fact, I think many parents appreciate that the tournament may not last as long as it would using Swiss (I find that parents are often surprised to hear how long the tournament will take when they ask). Being eliminated after two losses is tough, but also still fair and understandable as the event size increases.

Maybe some people would be upset by it, but our potential format guidelines are publicly posted and if you explain how the format works before the tournament begins, there will be no surprises for anyone. If anything, maybe it's worth posting more explicitly in the event description what formats could potentially be used.

We received some backlash at BEYBLADE SHOGATSU 2019, which was Double Elimination ... with over 160 people. That was due to issues entirely separate from anything people didn't like about DE specifically.

33 player Swiss is certainly not bad especially if you have many judges and stadiums running simultaneously, but in this case as a new Organizer, I think @[LazerBeamz] has the right idea here. Better to play it safe and do something you're confident you can execute effectively than risk doing something which might not work out as well. Part of the reason we allow for some overlap here with DE and Swiss is to give Organizers options; what is comfortable for one Organizer may not be to another due to their inexperience, staffing, venue, time, and various other factors.

Our events have been getting so big lately and I think that this is amazing, but I also think that it's important for us to take a step back and make sure our ambition isn't getting in the way of us running events as effectively as possible, even if they end up being smaller.
(Apr. 21, 2019  2:11 AM)Kei Wrote:
(Apr. 19, 2019  2:30 AM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: Well, just keep in mind, a bunch of bladers are really going to hate being eliminated after 2 losses, especially if they traveled far. And some of them are going to have irate parents. There was a decent amount of backlash at the one double elimination tournament they did in Toronto. If you think running a lot of matches is hard, imagine running matches while angry parents are yelling at you.

Combine that with how some bladers are going to be disinclined to attend if you're leaning towards Double Elimination, you might lose some bladers if it gets towards 32 registrants.
Double elimination is more trouble than it's worth at 33-64 participants.

Just wanted to chime in quickly here: we've been running Double Elimination in Toronto a lot here for a while now (we still do Swiss too of course, depending on the event size, weather, number of judges, etc) and there has never really been any backlash for it. In fact, I think many parents appreciate that the tournament may not last as long as it would using Swiss (I find that parents are often surprised to hear how long the tournament will take when they ask). Being eliminated after two losses is tough, but also still fair and understandable as the event size increases.

Maybe some people would be upset by it, but our potential format guidelines are publicly posted and if you explain how the format works before the tournament begins, there will be no surprises for anyone. If anything, maybe it's worth posting more explicitly in the event description what formats could potentially be used.

We received some backlash at BEYBLADE SHOGATSU 2019, which was Double Elimination ... with over 160 people. That was due to issues entirely separate from anything people didn't like about DE specifically.

33 player Swiss is certainly not bad especially if you have many judges and stadiums running simultaneously, but in this case as a new Organizer, I think @[LazerBeamz] has the right idea here. Better to play it safe and do something you're confident you can execute effectively than risk doing something which might not work out as well. Part of the reason we allow for some overlap here with DE and Swiss is to give Organizers options; what is comfortable for one Organizer may not be to another due to their inexperience, staffing, venue, time, and various other factors.

Our events have been getting so big lately and I think that this is amazing, but I also think that it's important for us to take a step back and make sure our ambition isn't getting in the way of us running events as effectively as possible, even if they end up being smaller.

Your right but so now it's double elimination or still the same??
(Apr. 21, 2019  2:11 AM)Kei Wrote:
(Apr. 19, 2019  2:30 AM)DeceasedCrab Wrote: Well, just keep in mind, a bunch of bladers are really going to hate being eliminated after 2 losses, especially if they traveled far. And some of them are going to have irate parents. There was a decent amount of backlash at the one double elimination tournament they did in Toronto. If you think running a lot of matches is hard, imagine running matches while angry parents are yelling at you.

Combine that with how some bladers are going to be disinclined to attend if you're leaning towards Double Elimination, you might lose some bladers if it gets towards 32 registrants.
Double elimination is more trouble than it's worth at 33-64 participants.

Just wanted to chime in quickly here: we've been running Double Elimination in Toronto a lot here for a while now (we still do Swiss too of course, depending on the event size, weather, number of judges, etc) and there has never really been any backlash for it. In fact, I think many parents appreciate that the tournament may not last as long as it would using Swiss (I find that parents are often surprised to hear how long the tournament will take when they ask). Being eliminated after two losses is tough, but also still fair and understandable as the event size increases.

Maybe some people would be upset by it, but our potential format guidelines are publicly posted and if you explain how the format works before the tournament begins, there will be no surprises for anyone. If anything, maybe it's worth posting more explicitly in the event description what formats could potentially be used.

We received some backlash at BEYBLADE SHOGATSU 2019, which was Double Elimination ... with over 160 people. That was due to issues entirely separate from anything people didn't like about DE specifically.

33 player Swiss is certainly not bad especially if you have many judges and stadiums running simultaneously, but in this case as a new Organizer, I think @[LazerBeamz] has the right idea here. Better to play it safe and do something you're confident you can execute effectively than risk doing something which might not work out as well. Part of the reason we allow for some overlap here with DE and Swiss is to give Organizers options; what is comfortable for one Organizer may not be to another due to their inexperience, staffing, venue, time, and various other factors.

Our events have been getting so big lately and I think that this is amazing, but I also think that it's important for us to take a step back and make sure our ambition isn't getting in the way of us running events as effectively as possible, even if they end up being smaller.

Appreciate the feedback @[Kei]. I've gone ahead and updated the event description to further clarify the possible formats for this tournament.

@[NewRocChampion1] Currently, we have 25 players registered. As of now, the Tournament Format for this event will be Swiss. Keep in mind that we are still a week away from the tournament. If we end up having 33 or more players registered by Saturday night, then the Tournament Format for this event will be Double Elimination. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions.

See you all in 7 days!
(Apr. 21, 2019  2:03 PM)LazerBeamz Wrote:
(Apr. 21, 2019  2:11 AM)Kei Wrote: Just wanted to chime in quickly here: we've been running Double Elimination in Toronto a lot here for a while now (we still do Swiss too of course, depending on the event size, weather, number of judges, etc) and there has never really been any backlash for it. In fact, I think many parents appreciate that the tournament may not last as long as it would using Swiss (I find that parents are often surprised to hear how long the tournament will take when they ask). Being eliminated after two losses is tough, but also still fair and understandable as the event size increases.

Maybe some people would be upset by it, but our potential format guidelines are publicly posted and if you explain how the format works before the tournament begins, there will be no surprises for anyone. If anything, maybe it's worth posting more explicitly in the event description what formats could potentially be used.

We received some backlash at BEYBLADE SHOGATSU 2019, which was Double Elimination ... with over 160 people. That was due to issues entirely separate from anything people didn't like about DE specifically.

33 player Swiss is certainly not bad especially if you have many judges and stadiums running simultaneously, but in this case as a new Organizer, I think @[LazerBeamz] has the right idea here. Better to play it safe and do something you're confident you can execute effectively than risk doing something which might not work out as well. Part of the reason we allow for some overlap here with DE and Swiss is to give Organizers options; what is comfortable for one Organizer may not be to another due to their inexperience, staffing, venue, time, and various other factors.

Our events have been getting so big lately and I think that this is amazing, but I also think that it's important for us to take a step back and make sure our ambition isn't getting in the way of us running events as effectively as possible, even if they end up being smaller.

Appreciate the feedback @[Kei]. I've gone ahead and updated the event description to further clarify the possible formats for this tournament.

@[NewRocChampion1] Currently, we have 25 players registered. As of now, the Tournament Format for this event will be Swiss. Keep in mind that we are still a week away from the tournament. If we end up having 33 or more players registered by Saturday night, then the Tournament Format for this event will be Double Elimination. Feel free to PM me if you have any more questions.

See you all in 7 days!

I can't wait!!!
Will free play be on the grass
(Apr. 22, 2019  1:43 AM)JJ Payday Wrote: Will free play be on the grass

Most likely. There are also a few park tables around.
Lazer I'm so afraid plus hype and scared bc there's 27 people and we need 6 more to then make it to double elimination 😞
(Apr. 22, 2019  2:37 AM)NewRocChampion1 Wrote: Lazer I'm so afraid plus hype and scared bc there's 27 people and we need 6 more to then make it to double elimination 😞
Just remember to keep calm and practice. I'm sure you'll do more than fine!
I am probably going to join, but before hitting the join button, I need to know if there is a way to unjoin in case something happens and I learn that I can't be there after confirming.
There is a way to unjointed if your not sure there will be an unjoin button right after you join

Sorry unjoin.