The Big House 3

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The Big House 3
The Big House 3 logo.jpg
Info
Dates October 12th-13th, 2013
Venue Hilton Garden Inn Ann Arbor
Address/City 1404 Briarwood Circle
Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Attendance 240+
Entry fees Melee singles: $15
Melee doubles: $10 per person
Project M singles: $15
Project M doubles: $10 per person
Venue: $25-30
Results
Pot size(s)
SSBM Icon.png winners USA Mew2King 1v1
USA Mew2King & USA Hungrybox 2v2
PM Icon.png winners USA Kirk 1v1
USA Hungrybox & USA Mew2King 2v2
Staff
Director(s) Juggleguy, Strong Bad

The Big House 3 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Project M national tournament held in Ann Arbor, Michigan, on October 12-13th, 2013, hosted by Juggleguy and Strong Bad. It is the most recent in the Big House series of tournament events, following The Big House 2.

Schedule[edit]

Friday, October 11th

9:00 PM: Doors open
11:00 PM: Melee It On Me live from The Big House 3 featuring The Smash Brothers documentary premiere
1:00 AM: Doors close

Saturday, October 12th

9:00 AM: Doors open
10:00 AM: Melee singles pools, Project M singles pools
4:00 PM: Food break
5:00 PM: Melee doubles, Project M doubles
8:00 PM: Melee singles pools (2nd round)
11:00 PM: Doors close

Sunday, October 13th

9:00 AM: Doors open
10:00 AM: Project M singles bracket
2:00 PM: Finish Melee doubles, finish Project M doubles
4:00 PM: Food break
5:00 PM: Melee singles bracket
9:00 PM: Tournament ends

Melee ruleset[edit]

  1. First player strikes one stage.
  2. Second player strikes the next two stages.
  3. First player strikes one stage.
  • After each match:
  1. Winner announces stage ban (except in best-of-5 sets)
  2. Loser chooses counterpick stage
  3. Winner chooses their character
  4. Loser chooses their character

Stage list[edit]

Singles
Starters:

Counterpicks:

Doubles
Starters:

Counterpicks:

Project M ruleset[edit]

  • 4 stock, 8:00 minute timer
  • All items set to OFF and item frequency set to NONE
  • Input Assist set to OFF.
  • Ties after the time limit are determined by stocks, then by percentage.
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: A stage that a player has won on in a set cannot be counterpicked unless the opponent agrees.
  • Stage strike from starters for the first match of the set in "122112" fashion:
  1. First player strikes one stage.
  2. Second player strikes the next two stages.
  3. First player strikes the next two stages.
  4. Second player strikes one stage.
  • After each match:
  1. Winner announces two (2) stage bans
  2. Loser chooses counterpick stage
  3. Winner chooses their character
  4. Loser chooses their character

Stage list[edit]

Singles
Starters:

  • Battlefield
  • Dream Land
  • Final Destination
  • Fountain of Dreams
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • Yoshi's Story

Counterpicks:

  • Dracula's Castle
  • Green Hill Zone
  • Lylat Cruise
  • WarioWare, Inc.
  • Yoshi's Island (Brawl)

Doubles
Starters:

  • Battlefield
  • Dream Land
  • Final Destination
  • Pokémon Stadium 2
  • Smashville
  • SSE Jungle
  • Yoshi's Island (Brawl)

Counterpicks:

  • Dracula's Castle
  • Fountain of Dreams
  • Green Hill Zone
  • Lylat Cruise
  • WarioWare, Inc.

Results[edit]

Melee singles[edit]

Entrants were split into 16 round robin pools of 10-11 players each. The top four players from each pool advanced to the next round of pools, in which the top four players advanced again to a final bracket of 32 players.
(172 entrants)
Bracket

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.pngMarthHeadSSBM.png $960
2nd USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $480
3rd USA Dr. PeePee FalcoHeadSSBM.png $360
4th USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png $240
5th USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $120
5th USA Nintendude IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $120
7th USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.png $60
7th USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png $60
9th USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
9th USA PikaChad PikachuHeadSSBM.png
9th Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
9th Canada Idea JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Trail IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Kels FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th Canada Yakal FalcoHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Prince Abu JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Wife PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Moose FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Frootloop FoxHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Hanky Panky PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Shaeden FalcoHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th Canada Europhoria MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA j00t CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA VaNz (forfeited) PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA ZoSo MarthHeadSSBM.png
25th USA KJH FoxHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Wake PeachHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Christian LinkHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Slayer CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
25th USA Carroll FoxHeadSSBM.png

Melee doubles[edit]

Bracket
(48 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $480 ($240 each)
2nd USA SFAT FoxHeadSSBM.png USA PewPewU MarthHeadSSBM.png $240 ($120 each)
3rd USA Dr. PeePee FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png $144 ($72 each)
4th Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBM.png $96 ($48 each)
5th USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA HyugaRicdeau JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Kels FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Darkatma SheikHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Duck SamusHeadSSBM.png USA Moose FalcoHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Frootloop FoxHeadSSBM.png USA ORLY CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Hanky Panky PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Prince Abu JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Shaeden FalcoHeadSSBM.png USA HIV+ FalcoHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Kalamazhu PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Toph FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Nakamaru CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA The Lake ZeldaHeadSSBM.png

Project M singles[edit]

Entrants were split into 8 round robin pools of 5-6 players each. The top three players from each pool advanced to a final bracket of 48 players.
(90 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Kirk BowserHeadSSBB.png $594
2nd USA PikaChad MarioHeadSSBB.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png $264
3rd USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBB.pngSheikHeadSSBB.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png $198
4th USA Mew2King FoxHeadSSBB.pngSheikHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.png $132
5th USA Rat WolfHeadSSBB.png $66
5th USA Oracle LucasHeadSSBB.png $66
7th USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBB.pngMarioHeadSSBB.png
7th USA Scythe WolfHeadSSBB.png
9th USA SFAT FalcoHeadSSBB.png
9th Canada Yakal FalcoHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Shaeden FoxHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Oro?! ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Strong Bad DonkeyKongHeadSSBB.pngWarioHeadSSBB.pngMarioHeadSSBB.pngIkeHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Ripple KingDededeHeadSSBB.png
13th USA MattDotZeb FalcoHeadSSBB.png
13th Canada HammerTime LucasHeadSSBB.png

Project M doubles[edit]

(35 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King FoxHeadSSBB.pngSheikHeadSSBB.png USA Hungrybox JigglypuffHeadSSBB.pngMarioHeadSSBB.png $386 ($193 each)
2nd USA Strong Bad WarioHeadSSBB.png USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBB.pngZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png $210 ($105 each)
3rd USA Kirk BowserHeadSSBB.png USA Scythe FoxHeadSSBB.png $106 ($53 each)
4th USA Oracle ROBHeadSSBB.png USA Oro?! MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
5th Canada Europhoria MarthHeadSSBB.png Canada HammerTime LucasHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Frootloop FoxHeadSSBB.png USA ORLY FoxHeadSSBB.png

Trivia[edit]

  • The Big House 3 marks the first time a Project M character was made available to play before its official release (the character being Roy).
    • Mewtwo was also announced to join the Project M roster at the event, following the Project M top eight matches.
  • The Big House 3 partnered with VGBootCamp, East Point Pictures, and Melee It On Me to present the "The Smash Brothers" documentary premiere.
  • With 172 Melee entrants, The Big House 3 became the biggest Midwest Melee tournament since MELEE-FC Diamond in 2007.

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