All sets with the possible exception of winner's finals, loser's finals, and the championship are best of 3 matches (best of 5 for all finals)
In the event of a dispute, controller ports will be selected by Rock-Paper-Scissors
No player may choose a stage they have already won on in that set unless agreed upon by both players.
In team matches, the ports will be determined in a 1221 fashion; whoever wins the RPS will choose first, then the opposing team will get their ports, and then the teammate of the RPS winner will get the last port.
If the timer runs out, the victor is determined first by stock and then by percentage. In the event of a full tie, a one-stock sudden death match will be played out.
If a game ends with Bowser doing his suicide klaw and it ends in sudden death, the sudden death will be ignored and that game will count as a win for Bowser. The same goes for Ganon's suicide grab, as well as Dedede and Kirby's swallowcides.
You are responsible for your own controller and name tag. Any malfunctions or errors that occur are your responsibility, so bring an extra controller if possible and always check to make sure you're using the correct settings BEFORE a match is played. If a match is to be restarted due to controller functions, it must be agreed upon by both parties.
In the event of breaking the following three rules, a stock will be forfeit by the offender in the first instance, then the match, then the set:
Any action that can prevent the game from continuing (i.e., freezing, disappearing characters, game reset, etc.) will result in a forfeit of that match for the player that initiated the action. You are responsible for knowing your own character, and must be wary about accidentally triggering one of these effects.
Stalling is banned.
Stalling: The act of deliberately avoiding any and all conflict so that one may make the game unplayable. Running away from an opponent to reach a better position is not stalling, while doing an infinite grab endlessly against a wall is. Any infinite chain grabs must end after 300% has been reached so as to prevent excessive stalling.
All wall infinites are legal until 150%.
Set format (In Order of Procedure):
Both players choose their characters for the first match
Both players start the stage striking procedure
Each player may announce one stage to be banned for counterpicks of the set
The first game is played, using the stage chosen during step 2
The loser of the previous match announces the next match's stage from either the Starter Stage List or the Counter Stage List
The winner of the previous match chooses their character
The loser of the previous match chooses their character
Repeat steps 5-7 for all proceeding matches
Double blind character selection may be called for the first match
Additional Rules for Double's Play
Life Stealing is allowed
Set team attack to ON
Color Blind rule: Should a player have a color-based disability, he or she may request in a teams match to have a specific color for their team. This is so characters such as Lucario or Sonic can be granted the blue team so that there is not unnecessary confusion.
Wiimotes and Classic Controller users should know to take the batteries out of their controllers after finishing a set; not only will this save battery life, but it prevents accidental interference and delay for tournament matches.
Absolutely no friendly / money match play on tournament TVs while the tournament is being run. If you're caught, expect to be kicked out of every tournament you entered. Oh, and kiss your money goodbye. No refunds.
There is a 50 ledgegrab limit in effect. On average, that's one ledgegrab every 6 seconds. Be more creative with your camping.
Standing chaingrabs / grab release infinites (Dedede's dthrow, Marth's grab release, Bowser's grab release, etc.) (does not apply to ICs)
Dedede's walking chaingrab, you must do a running chaingrab at all times
Any form of stage glitch abuse for the use of stalling (rudderstalling / rockstalling on Pirate Ship, Metaknight's exploit on Halberd, etc.) If I see it, you're disqualified.
You may only switch your characters if you have lost one round (The winner must keep the same team, assists, and team order).
Best 3 out of 5
Losers Finals - Best 3 out of 5
Winner's Finals - Best 3 out of 5
Grand Finals - Best 3 out of 5, however, the player coming out of Losers Finals must win two 3 out of 5 sets in order to take the tournament.
The player coming out of Winner's Finals only has to win one 3 out of 5 set in order to take the tournament.
If you lose a match you are put into the Losers Bracket. If you lose your match in the Losers Bracket, you are out of the tournament.
Time and Damage:
damage set to normal
There's a button check before both players start. You can map your controls however you wish but you can't macro commands.
If you do set up your buttons incorrectly and lose, your loss counts, but you can switch the controls if you want to before you begin the next match.
If you're not present, you get DQ'd
A pause results in a loss for the current match and just go directly to the next one. At the other player's discretion the players
may continue the current round.
_ Gaming room Dos and Don'ts
Food, drinks, and any bottled liquids will not be tolerated in the game room.
Do not take equipment that does not belong to you!
Do not go under the tables.
Do not bring your own consoles.
Do not change console settings.
Do not attach non-controller devices to the consoles (like storage devices).
Do not leave any home brought controllers unattended (we are not responsible for lost or stolen controllers)
Do treat the equipment with care and respect.
Don't hog games by continuing to play after your turn is up.
No wireless controllers unless they sync through a USB device.
Player is unable to be located/does not arrive after being called for five minutes.
Behaving in an unsportsmanlike manner towards an opponent;
attempting to physically harm an opponent; misconduct towards anyone on
tournament staff; and/or threatening any opponent, staff or attendee.
Any types of violence or threats of violence will cause you to be
ejected from the tournament arena.
Knowingly performing glitches in the game that cause an unfair
advantage. All glitches found will be reviewed and determined to useable
or unusable by the tournament judges and directors.
Any type of gambling on games or outcomes in or near the
ballroom. Anyone found gambling on games will be immediately ejected
from the tournament.
Colluding or throwing a match. If the tournament staff has cause
to believe that players are colluding to manipulate the outcome of the
match, all players involved will be disqualified from the tournament.
_"Super Smash Brothers Brawl" is a registered trademark of Nintendo.
"Ultimate Marvel VS. Capcom 3" is a registered trademark of Capcom.
"Super Street Fighter 4" is a registered trademark of Capcom.
"Mortal Kombat" is a registered trademark of Warner Bros..
Anime Salt Lake is not affiliated with any of these trademark holders in any way.
What is Fight Club? Fight Club is the name for our dedicated video game room at Anime Salt Lake and the name we are giving to our collective fighting game tournaments that are run by UTAH FIGHT CIRCUIT. We will currently run 6 different main tournaments. The entire tournament will be live streamed by Hadoukenmd. Some games will be commentated by our special guest BRETT
How much are the video game tournaments? Entry into video game tournaments is free with valid admission. Either a Fight Club badge, or Anime Salt Lake Badge is required for tournament participation.
Where can I see the rules for the tournaments? Tournament rules are located to the left under each stated game.
The tournament is over and I placed. Where do I collect my prize? All prizes will be awarded at closing ceremony.
Where do I sign up for tournaments? Tournament sign-up is available at the convention, in the video game room.
Can I bring my controller/ pad / fightstick into the tournament? Yes. Please bring your own controller/pad and/or fightstick if you plan to participate in a tournament.
Will there be extra/spare controllers for me to use? There will be a limited supply of controllers. No extra fightsticks will be available.