Tecmo Super Bowl Tournament - The Equalizer 2


When - Saturday December 8, 2018

Where - Michael Anthony's Pizzeria - 6434 W. Ogden Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402

Time - Registration at Noon, Kickoff Time 12:30pm

Buy In - $20 - Registration through paypal to retrosportsgamertom@gmail.com


20 players maximum


4 groups of 5 players playing round robin (4 games for each player)

-Groups will be separated by skill level, past tournament experience, TPC / online record.  Top players will all be grouped together; newer players will all be grouped together.

-Group play will use provided tier list for choosing matchups


All 20 players will advance to a single elimination playoff round based overall record in tournament and the draft lottery.


There will be a draft lottery for seeding based on your record after group play.  It is based on the five possible record outcomes:


Record - 0-4 - 20th seed will randomly be selected here, then seeds will continue to be selected until there is no player that was 0-4 left

Record - 1-3 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 1-3 left

Record - 2-2 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 2-2 left

Record - 3-1 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 3-1 left

Record - 4-0 - Seeds randomly selected until there are no players that were 4-0 left, 1st seed will be last player selected


-Determined seeding for the single elimination playoff creates the order for players to choose their team for the remainder of the tournament.  (Tier 1 is excluded)  For example, the first seed chooses their team first, then the second seed, third seed etc.  20th seed gets last choice of team.



1st Place

- $300 Cash


2nd Place

- $100 Cash


Prizes are guaranteed


Returning Equalizer Champion Tecmobo is the #1 overall seed and has free entry



1. Tier list for group play.  Winner of coin toss is player 1 and chooses tier.  Loser of coin toss chooses team from tier player 1 selected or a lower tier.  Winner of coin toss chooses team second from tier originally chosen or lower tier.

Final Tecmo Tier List.jpg

2. 49ers are allowed for group play.


3. We will not keep track of teams used during group play.  Choose the team that best suits you in group play under the tier list guidelines.


4. Customizing Playbooks and Lineup Changes.  You are allowed to change your selected team's playbook before each game.  Checking the change / substitution screen is allowed during gameplay.  Once per quarter for each player is the recommendation. 


5. WR/TE at RB: A WR/TE cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse. You can insert a WR or TE into a RB slot for lead blocking purposes, but he cannot carry the football. To further clarify, players such as Ernest Givins, Ricky Sanders, and Andre Rison cannot carry the football unless it is a reverse.


6.  No ties. If a game is tied when regulation concludes, a new game will be started until someone scores first.  Sudden Death!


7. Defensive Lineman Lurching is prohibited. In this tournament, lurching is defined by user controlling a defensive lineman, not engaging a blocker, then diving at the quarterback or running back.  If you go around the offensive line, you are allowed to dive at the quarterback.  Going through the offensive line is permitted with a defensive lineman, but diving at quarterback or running back would be considered lurching.


8. Nintendo Malfunctions: If there is an equipment failure in the first half, games will be replayed from the start. If equipment malfunctions in the 2nd half, only the second half is replayed. In that event, the scores from each half are added together to obtain a final score. If the game was uncompetitive or the equipment malfunctioned due to human error, the tourney organizers reserve the right to declare a winner without replaying any portion of the game.


9. Tournament Disputes: Tom Stahnke is the tournament referee. He will decide all disputes unless he is a player in the game. If he is a player in the disputed game, Francis Buennagel will resolve the dispute.


10. Competitors are allowed to bring their own controller, but it has to be an official Nintendo rectangle controller, official Nintendo dogbone controller, or the official Hyperkin Cadet NES controller.



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Players that register and can't make the tournament with at least one week notice will be fully refunded. 


Please contact me at retrosportsgamertom@gmail.com if you have any questions about the tournament.  Thanks!


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