Fremont Tournament Report: Welcome to the Bey Area!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible, Judges, Parents, and Bladers in this community came together to make this community a force to be reckoned with! 
Originally we had all been worried that we wouldn't reach the Required Minimum of players to be able to run the event Ranked, which is 8, but I was confident we would get around 18-25 Though everyone else at the time thought I was being ambitious. Well it turns out I wasn't nearly ambitious enough because after registration, including many walk-ins who hadn't re-registered (I called them pleasant surprises!) brought the total to 50 bladers!!! That number alone staggered us and made me hyper aware to try and run this event as well as I could!

One of my favorite things about this event had to be the feeling of community I got the entire time. Half of the judges were parents, the other half Bladers (With some overlap or BOTH too!) coming together. We had people come from 2 hours north in Sacramento, and 5 hours south from LA, just to meet up in Fremont and play Beyblade!

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HUGE Thanks to Blader ZYeYO for bringing extra Beys, Stadiums, Snacks, and really everything else, you helped make this much MUCH easier and way more fun!

Onto my Report of the tournament itself!

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I didn't use Spriggan Requiem for the first stage of the event, opting instead to use Winning Valkyrie (I kinda really wanted to use the new Cho-Z System) I realized I had made a grave mistake against Hamiltonian in the second round, who brought a beast of a Fafnir to the stadium. I was able to get a burst, but got outspun thrice in a row afterwards. Feast your eyes on my suffering.

Due to the sheer size of the event we weren't sure how long it would take, and OldSchool™ suggested that I make the format Double Elimination, so the event wouldn't go on forever. I didn't want to restrict the number of times bladers would get to play, because that's what we came here to do! 

Yeah turns out he was totally right, this is my formal apology!

Due to the size of the event, It would take 6 rounds of swiss to decide clear finalists, and with 50 players and 6 stadiums... That was going to be a while. After the 2nd round we had been too slow at managing to fire the next battles that some bladers and parents started to get antsy and wanted to leave. (this is a point I am specifically working on for next time to make sure all bladers can keep their matches going in a timely manner many and often!) So we made a sudden decision to take the 12 undefeated players and move on to the finals bracket, to wrap things up in a timely manner. One of the finalist bladers had already left though, so we used a Random Number Generator to see which 1-1 blader would take their place, and I was selected! 
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For deck format I decided to build a Rock-Paper-Spriggan Deck to be able to take down (Hopefully) any combination I'd face, but again, I made a huge mistake. When playing my first finals round against ZYeYO... I hadn't realized most people use Spriggan Requiem Bearing in Left-Spin! So my counter of Winning Valkyrie as a Burst-Smasher for it wouldn't work! It also didn't help that his deck consisted of the exact same layers mine did, a Winning Valkyrie, a G3, and a Spriggan Requiem, and on top of THAT our Spriggan Requiem combos were exactly the same. Spriggan Requiem 0 Bump Bearing, the only difference being he was spinning Left, and I was spinning right! after examining eachother's decks, we both decided that the Sr that each of us had would beat out all the other beys in our decks, so it was the clear choice. Thing is, if the same combo is battling itself, it will probably tie, and this happened about 10-15 times. After 12 minutes of brutal tying I had managed to get a knockout on him, and a VERY CLOSE Spin-Finish, but he had four outspins. I ended up getting one last knockout due to my combo being slightly unbalanced, and I launched it at an angle for the win!

Next round I went against Sentrius, who played a very interesting Sr combo with Ultimate Reboot! but seeing his Sr wasn't using a Stamina Driver, I saw that my G3 could beat it out, and won the match 5-2 (he got a sweet knockout on me early on, that combo is nothing to scoff at!)

If you've been doing the math, you see that we had an issue! 12 Finalists moves to 6 semi-Finalists, then to 3 Grand-finalists.... And you can't play a game of Beyblade with 3 bladers! 
Since it was my goof, I disqualified myself and the next match we saw blew everyone's mind in the most unexpected way! 
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Two bladers entered the ring, Mage and a to be announced Drop-In, who insisted that he wanted to use a single stock Spriggan Requiem 0 Zeta, and trust it instead of using a deck, or borrowing any from me or the other bladers. I respected and admired his trust in his Bey, so the match began! 

I don't remember much from this match, as I'm still in shock but this Single Bey'd Blader swept the entire series with Mage and beat out Spriggan Requiem 7Meteor Bearing for the title of Champion! the part that makes him a Legend is not only his young age and immense skill, but when asked after the event what he wanted the world to know him as for his username on WBO he looked thoughtful for a moment and quickly replied "WeiwenTheChamp!!" at that point myself and all spectators lost it and began cheering and clapping, all of us coming together in the best way!

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I wish I could type up a detailed account of everyone's experiences at this event, and sorry for our shortcomings and executions but this has been some of the most fun i've ever had, and it's inspired me to make sure the next one is even better! Thank you everyone for attending and those parents that helped judge and set up, I'm sure i'm forgetting someone or something but know that all of our efforts contributed to making this event great! Hope to see every face return, as I've not finished memorizing everyone's names yet! You guys are all so awesome and should be so proud! 

Sorry we didn't take any good group photos, we were too excited and having too much fun, but here are all the other photos we gathered and hopefully everyone is showcased in at least one of these photos!

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Jennynator was able to snag a couple pictures of those who stayed after the finals for the Duo Eclipse Surprise Raffle! Thanks for sticking it out and (Sr.0B)Bearing with us!

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Hope you guys liked this report, and as I have just finished processing the results for this wonderful event, I am scheduling the next one. Keep your eyes out for the thread for "Returning Rivals! May the best win!"

Thank you guys again, we have so much more in store we are excited to show you all next time!
Great report EpicTurtwig, and thanks again for hosting! Glad to have helped judge some matches. My son and I had a lot of fun.
Great report EpicTurtwig! And congratulations on your first successful tournament!
Great Report.
BTW, What was the Number of Participants
(Apr. 14, 2018  6:45 AM)Adarsh Abhinav Wrote: Great Report.
BTW, What was the Number of Participants
Did you even the read the report? Or maybe you missed it. 
Its mentioned in the first paragraph itself that the total number of participants was 50 members.
(Apr. 14, 2018  7:19 AM)Suhasini Wrote:
(Apr. 14, 2018  6:45 AM)Adarsh Abhinav Wrote: Great Report.
BTW, What was the Number of Participants
Did you even the read the report? Or maybe you missed it. 
Its mentioned in the first paragraph itself that the total number of participants was 50 members.

So thanks for the number.
And yeah I missed it, =`[]
Wow! Incredible turnout at your first event!
It's so sunny... I'm jealous xD

*we had to postpone our tourney in Toronto today due to Rain, Hail, and Freezing Rain xD
(Apr. 14, 2018  8:47 PM)OldSchool™ Wrote: Wow! Incredible turnout at your first event!
It's so sunny... I'm jealous xD

*we had to postpone our tourney in Toronto today due to Rain, Hail, and Freezing Rain xD

Im so sorry!
hey there's me in the first pic so much fun at the tournament can't wait to the next one
Sorry to hear about the issues you had with the organization of the event, but I'm happy to hear that everyone had so much fun and that you had such a great turn out! Looking forward to hearing about your next one.

EpicTurtwig, would it fine if we used some of your photos for a post on our social media channels? If so, juncction or Hato, could you put that together?
Thanks for putting this on! We had a great time as well and are looking forward to future events. I was curious if this tournament counted for rankings (win-loss records, etc)
Also, are there any videos from the event? That'd be awesome!
Yeah that would be fine Kei, just credit those credited! (If uncredited it’s Jennynator) and Oldschool, there sadly weren’t any videos that I recieved. Next time i’m gonna personally record a couple of them.

BladingOtter Yep, at least the first rounds of swiss will count, but due to the way we had to force ourselves into the finals the finals may or may not be counted. That’s my bad and i’m really sorry about that :( but we’ll make sure we do it perfectly next time!
OldSchool™
I have a 13 minute video of EpicTurtwig VS Zyeyo, but I doubt you'll want it as it's just 10mins of Sr.Br XD
(Apr. 16, 2018  3:38 AM)Mage Wrote: @[OldSchool™]
I have a 13 minute video of EpicTurtwig VS Zyeyo, but I doubt you'll want it as it's just 10mins of Sr.Br XD

XD anything is better than nothing. But 10mins. wow...
Mage holding out on me! I wanted that video!
Have u guys uploaded any videos? Also love the way you summarised the tournament, hoping to see more from you😂👊🏻
(Apr. 16, 2018  9:01 AM)leosama Wrote: Have u guys uploaded any videos? Also love the way you summarised the tournament, hoping to see more from you😂👊🏻

Thanks! https://youtu.be/oSW-ASYWAQg
[url=https://youtu.be/oSW-ASYWAQg][/url]Here’s me Vs ZYeYO! (video is Mage’s)
I apparently misremembered a couple details, I swear there was a burst.
(Apr. 18, 2018  11:45 PM)EpicTurtwig Wrote:
(Apr. 16, 2018  9:01 AM)leosama Wrote: Have u guys uploaded any videos? Also love the way you summarised the tournament, hoping to see more from you😂👊🏻

Thanks! https://youtu.be/oSW-ASYWAQg
[url=https://youtu.be/oSW-ASYWAQg][/url]Here’s me Vs ZYeYO! (video is Mage’s)
I apparently misremembered a couple details, I swear there was a burst.
I’ve watched it, and it seemed pretty good! 
but there are some moments of the video when Sr looks like it stops spinning, but then goes back to full speed? 
is this an effect of the bearing driver? 
is it because it was spinning that fast?
is it just a camera issue? eg did that thing happen in real life too?
im so curious rn this is creepy how they stop and then go back to full power😐😂
(Apr. 19, 2018  7:22 AM)leosama Wrote:
(Apr. 18, 2018  11:45 PM)EpicTurtwig Wrote: Thanks! https://youtu.be/oSW-ASYWAQg
[url=https://youtu.be/oSW-ASYWAQg][/url]Here’s me Vs ZYeYO! (video is Mage’s)
I apparently misremembered a couple details, I swear there was a burst.
I’ve watched it, and it seemed pretty good! 
but there are some moments of the video when Sr looks like it stops spinning, but then goes back to full speed? 
is this an effect of the bearing driver? 
is it because it was spinning that fast?
is it just a camera issue? eg did that thing happen in real life too?
im so curious rn this is creepy how they stop and then go back to full power😐😂

It's probably due to the Stroboscopic effect. It's the light that makes it do that XD
(Apr. 19, 2018  7:40 AM)Mage Wrote:
(Apr. 19, 2018  7:22 AM)leosama Wrote: I’ve watched it, and it seemed pretty good! 
but there are some moments of the video when Sr looks like it stops spinning, but then goes back to full speed? 
is this an effect of the bearing driver? 
is it because it was spinning that fast?
is it just a camera issue? eg did that thing happen in real life too?
im so curious rn this is creepy how they stop and then go back to full power😐😂

It's probably due to the Stroboscopic effect, it's the light that makes it do that XD
did u see it like that in real life too? when u were playing the match
my ones never do that so I’m lowkey confused 😂
(Apr. 19, 2018  8:46 AM)leosama Wrote:
(Apr. 19, 2018  7:40 AM)Mage Wrote: It's probably due to the Stroboscopic effect, it's the light that makes it do that XD
did u see it like that in real life too? when u were playing the match
my ones never do that so I’m lowkey confused 😂

It’s just a trick of the camera, it’s not happening like that in reality.
(Apr. 16, 2018  2:56 AM)OldSchool™ Wrote: Also, are there any videos from the event? That'd be awesome!

My mom took a video but I don’t know how to send it.
(Apr. 19, 2018  2:53 PM)Realpig630 Wrote:
(Apr. 16, 2018  2:56 AM)OldSchool™ Wrote: Also, are there any videos from the event? That'd be awesome!

My mom took a video but I don’t know how to send it.

You can upload it to youtube and send the link if you’d like.
(Apr. 19, 2018  9:05 PM)EpicTurtwig Wrote:
(Apr. 19, 2018  2:53 PM)Realpig630 Wrote: My mom took a video but I don’t know how to send it.

You can upload it to youtube and send the link if you’d like.

Ok thanks. I will try.