Oct
27

Ghosts and Geists!

  Silver Spring, MD
MLK Jr. Park
1120 Jackson Rd
  Meet under the pavillion
1:00PM on 10/27/2019
Format
Burst Classic

Selected Beyblade Burst gear can be used.

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Admission
0 cash  

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Host: The Supreme One

Location: This event will be held outdoors at MLK Jr. Park.

Time: As the tournament will start promptly at 1:00pm, please plan to arrive around 12:00pm when registration will begin. Registration will close at 12:45pm. If the participant cap has not been met at this time, waitlisted players will be offered a spot. Confirming your attendance on the WBO event page does not substitute for registration at the venue.

Prizes: Due to WBO funds currently being put on hold, prizes will not be offered at this event (fortunately this also means no entry fees!)

Other Information:
Please come prepared. It is helpful for both hosts and judges if all participants bring at least one Takara Tomy or Hasbro-manufactured Beyblade of their own and more than one launcher when possible. Additionally, parents of children under the age of 13 must be present for the duration of the event, as tournament end times can be difficult to estimate, and we would hate for someone to be left behind once it is over.

Be aware of your belongings. We'd advise users to please, please look after your stuff. While yes this is a Beyblade tournament and we're not suggesting that any of us would attempt to take each other's stuff it is still happening at a public venue where other people (who may not be so friendly) are going to be present as well. Of course, if you see a personal belonging lying around bring it up any of the judges so we can return it to the right person. Your co-operation is appreciated!

All players must arrive on-time. The tournament will begin no later than 1:00 PM and is expected to run for about 3 hours, though if there is a large turnout it may take longer. Please plan accordingly. If you do not arrive at the scheduled start time, you risk being excluded from the tournament. The software we use to run our events–Challonge–does not allow us to add in extra participants once the tournament has started.

If you know in advance that you will be late, please post in this thread or contact someone at the event and depending on the circumstances we can perhaps still include you if we know you will arrive soon.




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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!

Weather was great, great turn out. Thank you to the organizers.
Thank you to everyone who came out today! The weather was fantastic and while a few players were unable to participate, everyone seemed to have a great time. Wombat struck again with another complete sweep, going 8-0!

Winners:
1st - Wombat
2nd - Raymond911
3rd - Hello321
4th - Tangy blader

Hope to see you all next month Smile
(Oct. 28, 2019  3:42 AM)The Supreme One Wrote: Thank you to everyone who came out today! The weather was fantastic and while a few players were unable to participate, everyone seemed to have a great time. Wombat struck again with another complete sweep, going 8-0!

Winners:
1st - Wombat
2nd - Raymond911
3rd - Hello321
4th - Tangy blader

Hope to see you all next month Smile

Wombat, what combos did you use?
(Oct. 28, 2019  3:45 AM)#Fafnir Wrote:
(Oct. 28, 2019  3:42 AM)The Supreme One Wrote: Thank you to everyone who came out today! The weather was fantastic and while a few players were unable to participate, everyone seemed to have a great time. Wombat struck again with another complete sweep, going 8-0!

Winners:
1st - Wombat
2nd - Raymond911
3rd - Hello321
4th - Tangy blader

Hope to see you all next month Smile

Wombat, what combos did you use?

I'll be posting winning combos soon Smile
(Oct. 28, 2019  3:51 AM)The Supreme One Wrote:
(Oct. 28, 2019  3:45 AM)#Fafnir Wrote: Wombat, what combos did you use?

I'll be posting winning combos soon Smile

The Supreme One Ok, I'll wait until you post them. Smile
Thanks again to all the organizers, juges, and participants for another fun tournament!

This time I made it to the finals, but got defeated in the Quarterfinals. Raymond911 managed to thwart my deck with a really good combo. He did the same to Hello321! Wombat was able to defeat it with his own deck.

A couple of notes on the tournament:

- Unlike Burst Standard, Classic is always getting new innovations. There are so many layers which are competitive and viable in the format. It's just a better format than Standard, honestly.

- Too many people register for tournaments without reading and understanding the rules. There were a couple of bladers who showed up and didn't have legal parts. And we're at the point where the judges and organizers have had bladers walk away with loaned parts so many times that we just can't anymore. We don't know how to make the rules any more clear; maybe a video? But then people won't watch it. It's actually kind of demoralizing to us.

- Don't underestimate Hasbro parts and tips. They will surprise you.

- Once again I have to ask that non-participating bladers stop asking judges questions in the middle of a match. Participating bladers, please complete your match as quickly as possible. Judges, please focus on the match you are judging. There were numerous situations yesterday where people's heads just weren't in the game.

- The fake parts showing up in Classic is high as always. If you order on Amazon or eBay and don't know what to look for, you can wind up with fakes. Apparently even Walmart will sell you fakes if you're not careful. Fake layers, fake tips, fake discs, fake launchers, even fake handles. Yes, fake handles are banned; we can't confirm whether or not they bestow any kind of advantage, they're untested. No, don't get mad at the judges when they tell you to stop using those parts.

- We judges need to pay closer attention! There was at least one match where TT tips were combined with Hasbro layers, and the judge didn't catch it. Bladers should always have a look at their opponent's bey and launcher as well to see if fakes or illegal combos are involved.

- It's kind of annoying when a blader uses a valid classic combo during one match, and then several matches later tries to use a banned number disc on their combo. I'm just lucky I'm good at checking the beys before each match. But it's getting to the point where we're going to have to start considering penalties for such behavior, malicious or not.

- 45 people registered for the tournament! 29 people ended up participating. Around 4 of them didn't have parts, but numerous others were just no-shows. This tournament hit its cap, too, and people who wanted to attend didn't because it looked full. Don't think for one second that we aren't keeping records of people who are bailing on tournaments; action will be taken if this continues.

- EDIT: I forgot the most important note of all. When you click a launcher, when you turn it to the point where it makes clicking noises, that sound is you forcing one internal gear to go the wrong way, damaging two years, and it is the sound of you causing damage to that launcher. If it's your own launcher, break it all you want; it's your loss and no one else's. But if you _borrow_ a launcher from someone else and then click it? You are intentionally damaging someone else's Beyblade equipment and you are being a terrible person. You shouldn't do it to your own equipment, and you must not do it to equipment you are borrowing!


In short, I love Classic format, but it's a tremendous stressful pain in the butt to organize or judge a tournament of that format.