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[Sunday, Feb 16, 2020 - Saskatoon, SK] - The Canadian Brewhouse

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The Saskatoon A-Team: @stheds2000 (Hannibal), @The90Jacket (The Face), @tylerdeanhill (B.A. Baracus) and I (Murdoch) decided we are long overdue for a SNES tourney here and so I set one up at the Canadian Brewhouse for Sunday,  Feb.16th.The 4 of us (and anyone else who wants to attend) will battle it out for the famous NHL94 Jacket that has been passed down through generations.

 @angryjay93 and @Bob Kudelski said it was their favourite spot to hang out when it's -35 outside.

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The Saskatoon Tournament Finished up yesterday. Here was a breakdown of the tournament format and results.

1. It was a Round Robin Swiss Tournament. So each round players were playing against someone with the exact same record.

2. 16 players, 4 games played per player. We had 8 setups so there was no wait time.

3. Those that won 3 or more games played in the A playoffs, those who 2 games played in the B, those who won one game or less played in the C.

4. Players had the option to move up one level if they chose to. Ex. A "C" player could choose to move up to the "B" playoffs or a "B "player could choose to move up to the "A" playoffs. No one could move down a playoffs (one player did ask me that though) :D. In the end, no one exercised this option.

5. There were 5 prizes. $150 cash, $80 Cash, $50 gift certificate from the brewhouse and a couple of NHL jerseys. *Teemu Selanne (Jets) and Ryan Nugent Hopkins (Oilers)

6.The top three players in A got their first picks of the prizes, The B champion got the 4th pick and the C champion got what was left.

7. @stheds2000 (1st place "A") took the $150, @The90Jacket (2nd place "A") to the $80 Cash, I  (3rd place "A") told Jared  (before we played the third place game) that he would get to pick his prize as I wasn't going to take anything. He took the Selanne Jersey. Steve ("B" Champion) took the $50 Gift Certificate and Jonn ("C" Champion) took the Nugent-Hopkins jersey, which he later sold to my buddy Matt (who's a big oilers fan).

8. The champion for each playoffs got a trophy.

Round Robin - >

"A" PLayoffs - >

"B" PLayoffs - >

"C" PLayoffs - >


I think it ended up being a good format. Guys liked that they were playing guys of similar skill in the playoffs and there were a lot of close playoff games. The guy who didn't win any games played 6 games and lost 5 of them by one goal. I think everyone enjoyed it. I'll post pictures soon.

I was interviewed by CTV Saskatoon. I haven't seen the video yet but I'll post when I get it. Here's the story.

SASKATOON -- The Canadian Brewhouse in Stonebridge was host to a nostalgic video game tournament on Sunday, playing the classic hockey video game NHL ‘94.

Event organizer Darrell Sampson has hosted the event in multiple cities around North America in the past, such as Las Vegas, New York, and Toronto.

"The nostalgia from it has grown over many years," Sampson said. "Guys in their 30s and 40s that played as a kid are still playing today."

The tournament in Toronto was the first attempt at hosting the video game competition, and Sampson said 128 people were in attendance.

But why play a video game that’s more than 25 years old?

"It was the first time they had NHL teams and players in the same game. They introduced the one-timer that game, and manual goalie control. It was probably the first time it felt like a real video game for NHL," Samspon said.

Several rules were in place to keep the tournament fair. Players had to manual control their goalies, teams were picked after a coin toss and there was a six goal mercy rule in case anyone got carried away with the score.

16 competitors were signed up to face-off against each other in Saskatoon at The Canadian Brewhouse for a cash prize and bragging rights.

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Thanks for putting this up bud. Sounds like another well run tournament for you with a good format!

I didn't catch you streaming it but saw that game you put on fb.

Congrats @stheds2000 on the win and to @The90Jacket on fighting the good fight, if they ever come round these parts anymore. :)



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