Calling all St. Charles gamers! On July 18,2013 we will be running two video game tournaments. We just don’t know which! We are relying on you to tell us which are your favorite among three games. Two will be chosen to take place in the morning and the afternoon.
Please leave a comment, indicating your grade level this school year and your two favorite games among Mario Kart Wii, Kinect Just Dance 4 and Super Smash Bros Brawl. Due to the rating, only students who have completed 5 – 8 grades will be eligible to register for a Super Smash Bros tournament, should that game be chosen. Thanks!
On January 4, eight boys in grades 3-5 joined in competition using DS handhelds with their own trainers and collections of Pokémon in our first-ever Pokémon tournament. We chose Battle Revolution because it is the Wii game that can be played using the DS as a controller. This way, we were able to project the battles up on the big screen so that everyone in the room could watch and participate. The competition was heavy all the way to the end as the combatants were fairly evenly matched in skill. One emerged as Pokétopia Master. We were very happy to have Gabriel agree to judge. He even played an exhibition game against the winner. If you would like to see more tournaments like this, please let us know!
On January 4 from 1:30 – 5:00 PM, we will have our first ever video game Pokémon tournament. There is room in our registration for more students, in grades 3 – 8. Please contact the ASK ME desk in Youth Services to register, or register on our online registration calendar. Students from outside the library district may register in-person at the ASK ME desk for $2.
The general information and rules are:
When you arrive at the tournament, you must check in with the tournament organizers.
• Tournament sign-in will be open from approximately 1:15 – 1:25 PM. Walk-in registrants will be accepted only if pre-registrants have not arrived by 1:25 PM.
• No new registrations will be taken after 1:25 PM. We will begin the tournament once all players are signed in.
• All players may remain for the entire tournament. Cheer your friends to victory!
• Trash talking is allowed, but no swearing or bad behavior.
• Prizes will be Target gift cards.
• The tournament may end early.
• Players will combat using their own DS handhelds and their Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, HeartGold, SoulSilver or Platinum.
• Certain Pokémon are forbidden. The forbidden list can be accessed at Smogon University’s Uber list.
• Players will be assigned numbers at registration and will be paired randomly.
• Players 5 or more minutes late to any round will automatically take a game loss.
There was great competition at last Monday’s Yu-Gi-Oh tournament. Simon, who won our last two tournaments, came with plans to win again. Brothers once again combatted brothers in the final brackets of competition. And Simon’s best friend, Daniel won, beating Simon, whom Daniel said he has never been able to beat before. Peter Thompson, who runs tournaments for us, brought some of his best cards to give to players who didn’t make it to the final 3. Third place winner, Zeph, walked away with the Order of Chaos Special Edition deck. Simon took home a Wave 2 Galaxy –Eyes Photon tin. Daniel won the Duel Academy Years box.
Want to join our next tournament? On January 4 we will have a Pokemon Battle Revolution tournament. Registration begins on September 8.
This summer’s Yu-Gi-Oh tournament, for students who have finished grades 3-8, will be held on Monday, July 30, from 1:30-5:00 PM. If you would like to join it, please register with your St. Charles Public Library card at our registration calendar or Ask Youth Services.
- When you arrive at the tournament, you must check in with the tournament organizers.
- Tournament sign-in will be open from approximately 1:15 – 1:25 PM. Walk-in registrants will not be accepted, unless pre-registrants have not arrived by 1:25 PM.
- No new registrations will be taken after 1:25 PM. We will begin the tournament once all players are signed in.
- All players may remain for the entire 3-1/2 hours. Cheer your friends to victory!
- Prizes will be Yu-Gi-Oh card packs
- The tournament will be played in advanced format: the forbidden list is in effect and will be enforced. The forbidden and limited lists can be accessed at http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/limited/index.html
- No counterfeit cards allowed.
- Players’ main deck must have a minimum of 40 cards and a maximum of 60 cards. Both the Side Deck and Extra Deck can have any number of cards up to a maximum of 15.
- Decks will be checked before the tournament starts.
- Players will be assigned numbers and paired randomly.
- Players 5 or more minutes late to any round will automatically take a game loss.
- Players 10 or more minutes late to any round will lose that round.
- All players will play 4 matches regardless of their win/loss record.
- Following the Preliminary Rounds the top 8 players will advance to the Single Elimination Rounds.
- Single Elimination Rounds are best of 3 games.
- Each round is limited to 30 minutes.
Wednesday’s MarioKart Tournament was another exciting gaming event. 20 kids came ready to play, from newbies to pros. The top 16 scorers who made it to the prelims were tough competitors and great sports. Two brothers, Simon and Malcolm, took 1st and 3rd places. 2nd place went to a veteran of our tournaments, Ethan, who has competed in several previous. Think you missed out? This summer we will run our second annual Yu-Gi-Oh tournament on July 30. Ask your friends about the fun we had last year and keep an eye out for Discover Your Library, coming out in May, for your opportunity to register.
If you haven’t registered for the MarioKart Tournament next Wednesday, March 28, there is still time. Have your library card in hand and register online or call the ASK ME desk at 630-584-9390. Participants must be students in 3rd through 8th grade with St. Charles Public Library cards. Tournament information and rules will follow later this week.
The Yu-Gi-Oh tournament was a hit. 15 students aged 8 through 14 competed for 3 and half hours to a gripping conclusion. One competitor was playing with a deck he had only acquired the day before. Another won all his matches except for the last one, coming in second-place. The winner hadn’t played for a year, and had come looking for new friends to play with. There were many requests for a repeat. We couldn’t have done it without our expert, Peter, who came from another library. ‘Want more tournaments? Please let us know.