Thursday, December 10, 2009

3v3 Random TeamsTournament this Saturday @ Bugis! (12/12/09)

Ok, I don't know why the previous announcement got deleted but here's the post again.

Time: 6:30 registrations! Since there's no pre-registration this time, please try to register by 6:30 as we need to start drawing teams by 6:50.

As for the prizes and format (single/double elim) we're still working these things out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

13th Nov Beginner's Tournament Results!

Sorry I'm late with this, but better late than never, no?


First- Yong Tau Foo (Rufus). Coming up from the loser's bracket, Yong Tau Foo RTSDed his way into first place!

Second- Zhen Ci (Honda). Playing impressively with jab> Fierce HHS combos, Zhen Ci won the winner's bracket, only to lose twice to Yong Tau Foo in the Grand Finals. Remember kids- it's important to know *all* match ups with your main!

Third- Ash (Akuma). Throwing impressive FADC combos left and right, Ash knocked Yong Tau Foo into the losers bracket, only to get peaced out by Zhen Ci, then Yong Tau Foo.

Photos here:
(thanks to Benjamin for taking the photos and uploading them!)

Battle notes:

Loser's Semi final: Joseph Tan vs Yong Tau Foo

Yong Tau Foo played a commanding first round, getting the early combo and rushing down the rest of the match. Joseph took the lead in the second round, but was unable to hold it and got baited into eating an Ex Messiah> fadc> Ultra from Yong Tau Foo. Fighting for his tournament life, Joseph tried to zone out Yong Tau Fu out, but Yong Tau Foo closed the distance with a df+ Middle kick roll and wins the game with a throw.

Winner's Final: Zhen Ci vs Ash

Ash took the first round by pressuring well with stand HK and Demon flips and Zhen ci dominated the second round with painful HHS combos. In the 3rd round, we saw great use of c.LP and s.HK pokes by Zhen Ci. Ash tried to come back with more demon flip and s.HK pressure, but missed a Demon Flip reset in the corner, allowing Zhen Ci to seal his lead with a Hundred Hand Slap > FADC> Oichio throw tick. Ash was a hairsbreadth away from stealing the victory when a Fireball he threw was jumped over by Zhen Ci- Ash FADCed out of the fireball's recovery and Ultraed, trying to catch Zhen Ci as he reached the ground, but missed due to a split second's hesitation, and lost the game.

Loser's Finals: Yong Tau Foo vs Ash

Yong Tau Foo learnt fast after earlier loss to Ash and won this one with strong tactical play, anti-airing Demon Flips with d.MP and EX snake strikes. At a crucial point in the last round, Ash misses the low short combo, sealing his tournament fate.

Grand finals: Yong Tau Foo vs Zhen Ci

Game 1:
The game starts with lots of dive kick pressure by Yong Tau Foo and a clutch Ex Snake Strike to beat a Sumo Splash attempt. Zhen Ci launches a comes back with an Oichio tick but fails to keep the pressure on Yong Tau Fu and loses the round. In Round 2, Zhen Ci manages to put on some pressure, using forward jump MPs to beat Yong Tau Foo's crouch MP anti-air attempts. Pushing Yong Tau Foo in the corner, Zhen Ci applies pressure with vertical jump fierces, but fails to control Yong Tau Foo, and gets comboed into an Ultra and losing the game.

Game 2
Zhen Ci starts the match by trying to keep Yong Tau Foo out with jump fierces, and gets the lead when he lands a Oichio. Zhen Ci applies pressure with more jump MPs. Yong Tau Foo manages to get Zhen Ci him into the corner, but fails to capitalise and gets pushed out by a headbutt, and gets killed by jump fierces trying to get back in. Yong Tau Foo dominates the second round with dive kick rush down. At one point Zhen Ci manages to come back with his Ultra autocorrecting and nailing a dive kick cross up. However, the ultra doesn't nearly do enough damage, and Yong Tau Foo, still holding on to his life lead wins the second round. The last round starts with more dive kick pressure from Yong Tau Foo. At one point, a blocked dive kick is followed by another immediate dive kick which beat's Zhen Ci's throw attempt, leading into a Tornado combo which pushes Zhen Ci into the corner. Yong Tau Fu holds the lead by reversing with an EX Messiah Kick whenever Zhen Ci gets any momentum. Showing signs of an epic comeback, Zhen Ci lands an impressive Jump mp> stand MP> Fierce HHS> Roundhouse combo... but ultimate gets killed when he runs into yet another Ex Messiah kick.

A big thanks to all who took part and all who helped organise this. See you all at the next tournament!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Beginner Tournament this Fri! 13 November

Beginner Tournament this Fri!

Beginner Tournament

Format: 1v1 Double Elimination
Restrictions: Any player with a top 8 placing in any previous tournament
Prize: A Prize Medal for the top 3 spots
Entry fee: $1!
Changing of character during tournament is NOT allowed
Time: 7pm start. Registration opens at 6:30pm
Player cap: 64 Entrants. First come, first served. You may pre-register by registering on the main page, or by posting here!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

SF4 sound-action phone-straps!!

That's right. Along with our mystery donor, will be giving away 4 of these beauties to those attending the ULTRA! Chalet which is THIS WEEKEND! If you're not one of the 4 to win one, don't fret. We'll also be selling extra pieces at a very reasonable price.

In case you don't know what these are, here's a video to whet your appetite.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

2v2 This Friday, 23rd October

Casual, simple tournament. =)

Time: 7pm

Where: TKA Virtualand, Bugis Junction

Rule 1: No same character allowed in a team. Example: Ryu / Ryu is not allowed.

Rule 2: We are not allowed to team with another member who was previously in your 2v2 or 3v3 teams. Example: Real Deal / Elcie, Real Deal / Elton or Real Deal / SBK in previous 3v3 are not allowed..

Character switching not allowed. It is the winning team's responsibility to report results to the admin/marshal staff.

$2.00 entry fee per person, open to all levels. Prizes are tokens = to the pot, graciously sponsored by TKA Virtualand. Do visit the Round1 SF4 forums for the tournament and partner-finder threads. Register and pay at the venue. Counter opens @ 6:30 and tournament will start 7pm sharp. See you there!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Want to request a class for the chalet?

The exact program for the upcoming Round1 chalet isn't finalized yet. Want to request a session for a specific character or topic? You can do so in this thread and if demand is there, we'll do our best to meet it with the best people available.

Sept 12 Beginner's and 3v3 tournament results+videos!

First off, our second beginner's tournament was a smashing success with over 60 participants! At the end of the day, it came down to the top 3 and here they are:

1st: Khan
2nd: John
3rd: Nico

Congrats to the winners and I hope everyone had a good time.

Secondly, we had our very first 3v3 tournament on the same day and here are the results.

1st: Team GONGTAO with Angeline (Sagat), Gackt (Ryu) and Peihoon (Akuma)
2nd: Team 3 Paths of Pain with KT (Ryu), Ganguro (Sagat) and Leslie (Abel)
3rd: Team Happy with Evante (Blanka), SY (Rufus) and Xian (Ryu)

Congrats to all winners, and here are the final 3 matches of the night: Peihoon AGAIN bringing on the hurt.