Final Rules for Columbia Ranking Battle Season One (Starts Jan 2, 2010)

Here are the full rules for the Columbia Ranbat Season One which will begin on 2 January, 2010.  We are purposely keeping this season shorter for several reasons. For one thing, this first season is a test run to work out any system kinks.  Second, and more important, Super Street Fighter 4 is looming in Spring 2010 and we want this season to be over by the time Super gets here. We want Season Two to have Super, of course!  Now, here are the rules! I’m going to modify this post as I add posts on various forums.

So get practicing people!! I will be keeping detailed stats for this ranking battle and I will post them on this site! So you can see who the points leaders are. Not only that, but you can tell who is the best at specific characters.  Who is the best Blanka? Is it me? We will see!


Booker Washington Cultural Art Center (located off of W.Beltline Blvd)
2611 Grant St. Columbia, SC 29203


We have the venue until 5:00PM. We absolutely must be finished by then. Due to this, time is important so we can’t afford to sit around and wait for people to show up late. If you show up after the tourney start deadline, you can’t play. It’s only fair. So please, be at least 15 minutes early to have time to get registered and to chill for a casual match or two before we start!

Registration: 11:00AM to 11:45 AM.
Tourney Begins: 11:45AM
Tourney Deadline: 5:00PM

System: We are using Playstation 3 for both games.

Controllers and Joysticks: Bring your own joysticks and controllers. However, if you need to borrow one, I’m sure someone can loan one to your for your matches.  It’s better to have your own, though, so you don’t have to worry about it.

double elimination
all characters allowed
2/3 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners finals 2/3 rounds,3/5 rounds
grands finals 2/3 rounds, 4/7 rounds
winner keeps characters but loser can change character

Tekken 6;
double elimination
3/5 rounds, 2/3 sets
losers/winners final 3/5 rounds, 3/5 sets
grands finals 3/5 rounds, 4/7 rounds
all characters allowed
random stage select
winner character stays and loser can change character

The ranbat should be a point based system similar to the one use by AI or Denjin. Top 8 players get points.
1st place: 10
2nd place: 7
3rd place: 5
4th place:3
5th place:2
7th place:1 (brackets usually have 2 7th place ties)

5 ranbat events for this season.
1.1 Jan 2
1.2 Jan 23
1.3 Feb 6
1.4 Feb 20
1.5 March 6

The points at the end of the ranbat would be calculated and the top 3 will have the pot split 70/20/10 at the end of the ranbat. There will be two different point rankings for SF4 and Tekken 6 and two different pots.

Entry fee per event is $5 per game (added to the pot for that game) and $2 entry fee. It costs $30 per day for the venue so any leftover money will be evenly divided between the pots for both games.

Unlike regular tourneys where there is a pot winner every event, in a ranbat there will be one pot to be won at the end of the season and winners will be based on accumulated points.  All pots from all events go into this large pot.  So, the pots for these ranbats will be pretty big!

For example, if just 10 people show up for the ranbat for the whole season that’s $50 added to the pot per event ($5 x 10 people) for a total of $250 to be won! That’s only 10 people!

However, don’t just play for the money! This is also about pride. It’s also a great way to measure your progress as a player, as with this you can directly see how you improve based on who you defeat and how you place as you go through the season. It’s also a great place to play this game against other people live!  So get hype!! Practice! Hit that training mode, and see you there!


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