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Johnno73
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Hi guys.

As the topic suggests, I'm looking at running a classic tetris competion. I would really like to do so with the blessing of the good people at CTWC though it's not a make or break having their involvement/sanctioning of the tournament.

I have emailed them at the address on their website a few weeks back without much luck, is there any way to get a hold of those that run the CTWC?

Any other advice also?

Looking at running the PAL version on NES. Most likely with open qualifying (any start level) with either top 16 or hopefully top 32 qualifying for the day 2 knock out which will be best of 3 with the grand final being best of 5.

Thanks for any help.

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QUOTE(Johnno73 @ Sep 5 2018, 07:42 AM) *
I have emailed them at the address on their website a few weeks back without much luck, is there any way to get a hold of those that run the CTWC?

Can't answer the question. I only know that Vince Clemente, Trey Harrison and Adam Cornelius are the guys behind CTWC. You could try asking kitaru (Alex Kerr). You can find him on Discord. Generally speaking, tetrisconcept.net is the better place for NES Tetris related questions. They have different leaderboards for PAL and NTSC. I think this Tetris Discord is also related to them.

QUOTE(Johnno73 @ Sep 5 2018, 07:42 AM) *
Looking at running the PAL version on NES.

So, it's in Europe? There're also the Classic Tetris European Championships running in Copenhagen since 3 years. Main event is PAL NES Tetris. CTEC is not really affeliated to CTWC but one time Vince Clemente and Adam Cornelius participated. Also note that CTWC has some worldwide qualifying events where the winner gets a flight to Portland. I think there's been one somewhere in the USA since years. This year, the CTWC guys were approached by a guy making a retro exhibition in HongKong, so there was also a qualification event in Hong Kong (+ Jonas Neubauer vs Koryan showcase). Said guy from HongKong made another very small qualification event at the GamesCom in Cologne where only Germans were allowed to participate.

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Most likely with open qualifying (any start level) with either top 16 or hopefully top 32 qualifying for the day 2 knock out which will be best of 3 with the grand final being best of 5.

Top 16 is probably better. Let the highest chosable starting level be 15 (I mean in the top 16, everybody will start at level 9 in the qualification). I think it's better to force the top 4 players (semi-finals & finals) to start at least in level 10 (or 13) or you will get long and boring to watch matches. 2 different days seems a little much, if you don't have any side tournaments. You could hold a SNES multiplayer tournament because that's also interesting to watch and SNES Tetris uses the same rotation system as NES Tetris. Somehow, there are barely any offline guideline Tetris tournaments (guideline = Tetris games from the last 20 years, e.g. Puyo Puyo Tetris), although that's what most skilled Tetris players play nowadays. However, Europe is probably not the best place for that (the vast majority of guideline players comes from America and Asia).
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I'll try to find out if there is a preferred way to contact the CTWC team. I would think the contact info on their website would be the primary method, or perhaps sending a direct message to their Facebook page or Twitter account.

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I think this Tetris Discord is also related to them.

This is an independent chat, founded by Chaf and currently administrated by Makiki. tetrisconcept.net only has the forums, and IRC channels on QuakeNet.


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QUOTE(Kitaru @ Sep 6 2018, 02:21 AM) *
This is an independent chat

I was aware of that. I meant that the chance to run into people from tc.net is very high there. There should be barely anybody from HardDrop because of the HardDrop Discord.
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QUOTE(Okey_Dokey @ Sep 5 2018, 09:19 PM) *

Can't answer the question. I only know that Vince Clemente, Trey Harrison and Adam Cornelius are the guys behind CTWC. You could try asking kitaru (Alex Kerr). You can find him on Discord. Generally speaking, tetrisconcept.net is the better place for NES Tetris related questions. They have different leaderboards for PAL and NTSC. I think this Tetris Discord is also related to them.


Thanks, I'll check out tetrisconcepts.

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So, it's in Europe? There're also the Classic Tetris European Championships running in Copenhagen since 3 years. Main event is PAL NES Tetris. CTEC is not really affeliated to CTWC but one time Vince Clemente and Adam Cornelius participated. Also note that CTWC has some worldwide qualifying events where the winner gets a flight to Portland. I think there's been one somewhere in the USA since years. This year, the CTWC guys were approached by a guy making a retro exhibition in HongKong, so there was also a qualification event in Hong Kong (+ Jonas Neubauer vs Koryan showcase). Said guy from HongKong made another very small qualification event at the GamesCom in Cologne where only Germans were allowed to participate.


Australian tournament, but since we use eurpoean standards, it will be PAL most likely.

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Top 16 is probably better. Let the highest chosable starting level be 15 (I mean in the top 16, everybody will start at level 9 in the qualification). I think it's better to force the top 4 players (semi-finals & finals) to start at least in level 10 (or 13) or you will get long and boring to watch matches. 2 different days seems a little much, if you don't have any side tournaments. You could hold a SNES multiplayer tournament because that's also interesting to watch and SNES Tetris uses the same rotation system as NES Tetris. Somehow, there are barely any offline guideline Tetris tournaments (guideline = Tetris games from the last 20 years, e.g. Puyo Puyo Tetris), although that's what most skilled Tetris players play nowadays. However, Europe is probably not the best place for that (the vast majority of guideline players comes from America and Asia).


Top 16 or 32 will depend on numbers I guess and player ability. I've only just got a few people onto the idea of classic tetris and so far we don't have any > 200k players. Would also like it to be an open compeition and allow as many people as possible to qualify. I think choosing a starting level for finals is really going to be dependent on how qualifying goes. If we don't have any scores over say 200k on PAL, then it's probably going to mean most players are not good enough to start on level 13 let alone 10 - or the games could be over in the matter of minutes.

Maybe 2 days is too much, but I'll just wait and see for the moment. It's primarily about having fun, nothing too serious at this stage, but who knows who we might find. There are a lot of people to this day that don't know about sites with Twin Galaxies and just how good they are at games they grew up with.

Thanks for your help. I hope to be able to announce an event sooner rather than later.

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QUOTE(Kitaru @ Sep 6 2018, 02:21 AM) *

I'll try to find out if there is a preferred way to contact the CTWC team. I would think the contact info on their website would be the primary method, or perhaps sending a direct message to their Facebook page or Twitter account.


Thanks very much.

I do know there is a tournament being run on October 4 here in Australia at an arcade callled "1989 Arcade Bar & Kitchen" which is billed as being the Classic Tetris Aussie Championship which shows footage from the Ecstacy of Order movie and also says it has teamed up with CTWC.

Obviously if CTWC has sanctioned this event as the offiial "Aussie Championship" I don't want to step on toes, but I would really like to have CTWC involved if at all possible.
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QUOTE(Johnno73 @ Sep 6 2018, 02:36 AM) *
Obviously if CTWC has sanctioned this event as the offiial "Aussie Championship" I don't want to step on toes, but I would really like to have CTWC involved if at all possible.
Gotcha. I think right now they may have one main "sanctioned" qualifying event per geographic region, but they may still want to keep in touch as things grow. Having more league events and tournaments of various sizes and scopes seems like a good thing as the community scales up. smile.gif

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QUOTE(Kitaru @ Sep 6 2018, 02:21 AM) *
This is an independent chat

I was aware of that. I meant that the chance to run into people from tc.net is very high there. There should be barely anybody from HardDrop because of the HardDrop Discord.
In my experience, the rate to run into folks "from" TC, HD, Reddit, and various other places is roughly even. It's really just a chat. Sticking Out Tongue.png


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QUOTE(Johnno73 @ Sep 6 2018, 04:36 AM) *

Obviously if CTWC has sanctioned this event as the offiial "Aussie Championship" I don't want to step on toes, but I would really like to have CTWC involved if at all possible.


If you can't get in touch with them and you want to hold your own tournament, I can't imagine why there would be anything but good vibes (so long as it's clear it's a separate tournament). More Tetris events can only be a good thing. I know there are plenty of great Australian players out there, and apparently there's even a regular Australian Tetris meetup going on.
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QUOTE(caffeine @ Sep 8 2018, 10:47 PM) *

If you can't get in touch with them and you want to hold your own tournament, I can't imagine why there would be anything but good vibes (so long as it's clear it's a separate tournament). More Tetris events can only be a good thing. I know there are plenty of great Australian players out there, and apparently there's even a regular Australian Tetris meetup going on.


We will be running a competition one way or another smile.gif

Hoping to announce a date in the coming weeks.
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