Central Alberta Smash Tournament

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Central Alberta Smash Tournament
Tournament Series
Date November 22-23rd 2008
Time 9:00am - 9:00pm
Venue Standford Inn
City Red Deer, AB Canada
Results
Prize(s) 60/30/10
Staff
Director(s) Victra, AlbinoGuy11
Assisted by Diakronos

The Central Alberta Smash Tournament, abbreviated CAST, is a series of tournaments held in Red Deer, Alberta. CAST grew substantially more popular after the first tournament and began to serve as a gathering for competitive players from all across Alberta. Now, after CAST4, this tournament series has become a strong national tournament, where players from across Canada and the US come to participate.

History

New to the field of tournament hosting, CAST was inspired primarily by Victra, a figure at the forefront of the fresh and enthusiastic Red Deer smash community. In October of 2006, he arranged to host a tournament at the local Red Deer Public Library and invited local players to attend. Much to his surprise, the announcement garnered interest from the veteran Edmonton players as well as the developing community in Calgary.

The first CAST tournament played host to players from all around Alberta including SHWN, Jiangshadow, FalseFalco,=] and the Pro Impact Players. The unprecedented attendance paved the way for future CAST tournaments and the second occurrence attracted not only much of the same crowd, but even pulled members of the venerable Punch Crew out of retirement.

The second tournament was also held at the Red Deer Public Library and came under some criticism for being a frenzied and disorganized affair. Calgary smasher BackItch was mainly responsible for recovering and re-drawing the faulty tournament brackets and administering the event, as Victra himself was not up to the task. In an effort to make future tournaments more streamlined and efficient, he has recruited several players across Alberta to help prepare and host CAST.

The third CAST event occurred on August 11th, 2007 in the Snell Auditorium of the library. Victra, the tournament director, was unable to attend this event because of personal reasons and the responsibility for the tournament was heavily placed upon assistant directors =] and Backitch. Although the tournament was a more smoothly run and organized affair in comparison to the past two, the prize money was severely low, which caused grief and anger among the winners.

The fourth CAST was primarily a strong event, with players stretching across Canada including the US and Australia, CAST4 had become a recognized Canadian tournament everywhere.

Eggz playing ManLi, with recognizable players watching such as Noobking and MikeMonkey.

Early CAST Rules of Play

CAST 3 Rules Revised

Due to an increase in both the level and the quantity competition, the rules of play were revised slightly for the third CAST event in early August of 2007:

  • 4-stock
  • 8:00 Time Limit
  • Best 2 of 3 set.
  • Finals and semi-finals will be a best 3 of 5 set.
  • Double elimination
  • Items will be OFF.
  • Friendly Fire is ON.

CAST Results

CAST - October 14th, 2006

CAST - March 10th, 2007

Singles

  • 1st place: MikeMonkey
  • 2nd place: Steve
  • 3rd place: FalseFalco
  • 4th place: SHWN

Doubles

  • 1st place: FalseFalco and SHWN

CAST 3 - August 11th, 2007

Singles

  • 1st place: FalseFalco
  • 2nd place: MikeMonkey
  • 3rd place: SHWN
  • 4th place: FastFox
  • 5th place: LemonLau

Doubles

  • 1st place: The Stock Market Crash - FalseFalco and SHWN
  • 2nd place: Team Dell - MikeMonkey and MagnuM
  • 3rd place: The ABUSEMENT Park - FastFox and Tyson

CAST 4 - November 22-23rd, 2008

Singles (52 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Bam FalcoHeadSSBM.png
2nd USA Silent Wolf FoxHeadSSBM.png
3rd Canada FalseFalco FalcoHeadSSBM.png
4th Canada Diakonos MarthHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Eggz FoxHeadSSBM.png
5th Canada MikeMonkey CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
7th Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
7th Canada Runawayfire
9th Australia CAOTIC PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th NoobKing CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
9th Levi
9th Canada SuperBoomFan MarthHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png

Doubles

Staff

See also