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Where Should the Kof94 III Be?

Where Should the Next Kof94 Be? (Choose 2 Places)  

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  1. 1. Where should the next King of 94 -- or another big tourney -- be located? Please pick 1 or 2 places, but not more.



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8 hours ago, halifax said:

I had a thought a while back about having it at madison wisconsin, during their tecmo madison tournament, but there's probably more negatives than positives.

positives

-they'll already have tons of crts we could connect to. we'd likely we'd have to wait until late afternoon before crts became available(once they start needing less stations after guys are eliminated) but we could get a lot of setups in place.

-already have set up for the big screen, streaming.

-might have some run off from players eliminated from the tecmo tourney willing to play (working on amending the tournament a bit to accommodate new (and weaker) players, i'll post more on this at a later date)

-relatively central location for people to get to

-you can play in other tournaments as part of your weekend (nba jam or nhl95 the night before, and TSB). Im working on having a 2 on 2 tourney as part of the next Ko94....playing that 2 on 2 cart is just something everyone needs to be  a part of.

negatives

-they may not want us there ( I have not proposed this idea to the tecmo madison organizers)  - they may feel it would be too chaotic - too many people for the venue.

-they already have a hockey tournament the night before, nhl95  which is organized by our best bud segathon. may not want a second hockey video game tournament there.

-there's already a king of 94 wisconsin (wouldn't want to negatively impact this tournament in anyway, troy's a great bud)

-we'd start late in the day and end late (probably sometime after midnight) or we'd have to roll this over two days, saturday evening and sunday morning

-no nhl team, not sure what else there is to do there for a fun group sporting event? I would've said college hockey but it's over when this tournament starts.

 

just an additional thought.

 

 

For 2018 I agree that a joint effort in April in Madison would probably deter folks from prioritizing our GB event, but I wouldn't rule something out for the future, or for later in the year.  Milwaukee might also be a possibility, as they have a nice venue for their annual tecmo tournament every November, and room to grow.

If you did a feature event in Madison, and it was spaced apart from my events, I don't really see an issue there.  In fact, it might shed some light on our community in that area of the state, and would likely grow our tournaments for years to come.  Sadly our NHL94 community doesn't have the reach it probably should.  The whole Midwest is a hotbed for retro gaming due to the long winters.

You'd have to talk to @davefmurray, as their tournament goes extremely late, due to its sheer enormity.  Cross promotion is a good thing though.   @segathon does a NHL95 Friday night retro thing, but I don't think the whole evening spans more than 5 or 6 hours.  If memory serves your tournament ran 10 or more hours in Vegas didn't it?

If you still wanted to do something in WI, I can get you all the CRT's you need, but I may not be able to personally deliver them.  Logistically I have about 20 of them about 2 hours away in Green Bay.

That being said, Chicago is probably logistically better than Madison as a stand alone event for the big names, especially since Chicago is the home of the Blackhawks.

 

 

 

 

 

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On 10/14/2017 at 8:20 AM, halifax said:

-they already have a hockey tournament the night before, nhl95  which is organized by our best bud segathon. may not want a second hockey video game tournament there.

'95? Lol. Really?

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1. Vancouver BC

2. Surrey BC (LOL)

3. Las Vegas again. Its the safest place in the world (now). :P Seriously though it has some very cheap flights and hotels if you can get yourself a deal. Nice weather and lots to do. Even flying one province over can be more expensive than flying much farther here. If its gonna be often it would probably make it easiest on everyone to go back there.

But having said that, Vancouver it is...

 

 

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On 10/15/2017 at 9:14 PM, CaseBC said:

'95? Lol. Really?

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1. Vancouver BC

2. Surrey BC (LOL)

3. Las Vegas again. Its the safest place in the world (now). :P Seriously though it has some very cheap flights and hotels if you can get yourself a deal. Nice weather and lots to do. Even flying one province over can be more expensive than flying much farther here. If its gonna be often it would probably make it easiest on everyone to go back there.

But having said that, Vancouver it is...

 

 

 I'm not sure that we would go back to Vegas anytime soon.  While we did have a lot of fun there, it's likely that for the next one we will go back east. I (personally) would like to organize a tournament in Vancouver at some point though. Love that city a ton and I know at least a 12 guys from playing in tournaments and online that would attend(and I think we could get a lot more than that.)

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Any opportunity to be in new places and spaces has an opportunity to draw new buds in to the ranks from that region.  I think for every local tournament, there should be an equal amount of energy placed into getting and retaining these players in our online community.  I also think some R and D energies related to better emulator options should be explored, to improve the experience.  We upgraded from AIM to Discord, and that's worked quite well.  Let's not linger on the same emulator for the rest of our lives.

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Definitely Minneapolis.  Third person to say this, can we add that to the poll list?   It's an easy 7 hour drive for me!   Toronto is good too, as it's one of the few places that has cheap direct flights from Winnipeg. 

-flatcrusher

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What about Green Bay?

Troy seems to have everything together as far as logistics, organization, experience, and most importantly enthusiasm.
Add is Mikey and Halifax's help and we would truly have a dream team of organizers.
It could be the permanent home like Madison is for Tecmo.

AND,

a 2v2 component must be part of KO94three

 

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56 minutes ago, CoachMac said:

What about Green Bay?

Troy seems to have everything together as far as logistics, organization, experience, and most importantly enthusiasm.
Add is Mikey and Halifax's help and we would truly have a dream team of organizers.
It could be the permanent home like Madison is for Tecmo.

AND,

a 2v2 component must be part of KO94three

 

 

I'm not against this in any form.  I already have all the CRT's we'd likely ever need(20ish), along with local venue connections that can scale as large as we want to go.

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On October 19 I added three new cities:

  1. Green Bay
  2. Minneapolis
  3. Vancouver

I did not add any votes, so if you like, go back and add your vote. (I think that is possible, if not, let me know.)  This thing is pretty unscientific, but at least it shows where the "interest" is...

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13 minutes ago, aqualizard said:

On October 19 I added three new cities:

  1. Green Bay
  2. Minneapolis
  3. Vancouver

I did not add any votes, so if you like, go back and add your vote. (I think that is possible, if not, let me know.)  This thing is pretty unscientific, but at least it shows where the "interest" is...

I couldn't change my vote

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1 hour ago, King of 94' WI said:

I couldn't change my vote

Dayum. Ok, at home tonight I will look through the thread and manually add votes where I see them... No biggie... 

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Green Bay #1 because I think Troy can do it better, but I like them all...

How about a King of 94 Tour instead of just one event:big_smile:

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25 minutes ago, King of 94' WI said:

OK I vote GB over Chicago then.

Well I want people to vote for 2 (or more) so I will keep your CHI and add a GB. 

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3 hours ago, King of 94' WI said:

No votes have been retroactively added to GB, although it has been mentioned on here.

Oops... I meant to add them. (Has to be done manually by me.)

EDIT: Added votes like this:
Vancouver: 3 (casebc, jammer, halifax)
Minneapolis: 2 (flatcrusher, segathon)
Green Bay: 2 (trojan, coach)

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PITTSBURGH!

THE CITY OF CHAMPIONS......DUH

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