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Tournament:Apex 2009

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Apex 2009
Dates May 9th-10th, 2009
Venue Palmer Inn
Address/City 3499 US Highway 1
Princeton, New Jersey USA
Attendance 200+
Entry fees Venue: $10
Singles: $10 (+$5 if attending Brawl+'s singles)
Doubles: $20 per team
Crews: $20 per Crew ( 4-5 people crews only )
Pot size(s) Melee singles: $470
Melee doubles: $350
Brawl singles: $2,250
Brawl doubles: $1,500
Super Smash Bros. Melee winners USA Jman 1v1
USA Mew2King & USA Jman 2v2
Super Smash Bros. Brawl winners Canada Ally 1v1
Canada Ally & USA Mew2King 2v2
Director(s) Alex Strife

Apex 2009 was a tournament hosted by Alex Strife. It was the inaugural tournament of the Apex series. It is also the tournament that replaced Apex 2008, which was a planned Brawl tournament for the New York Smash scene that was delayed.


Time Event
10AM-12PM Registration
12PM Super Smash Bros. Brawl doubles
2PM Super Smash Bros. Melee doubles
6PM Super Smash Bros. Melee singles
8PM Super Smash Bros. Brawl singles pool
12AM Wrap-up, Melee/Brawl Regional Crews, Brawl + registration & singles
Time Event
10AM-11AM Warm-up
11AM-7PM Super Smash Bros. Brawl singles
8PM-10:30PM Brawl Regional Crews


Procedures for stage-striking, life-stealing, double blind picks, and third-party/modified controllers were incorporated into all rulesets.


General rules[edit]


Singles stage list

Starter Counterpick
Yoshi's Story Corneria
Fountain of Dreams Rainbow Cruise
Battlefield Jungle Japes
Final Destination Green Greens
Dream Land Mute City
Pokémon Stadium Brinstar
Congo Jungle
Poké Floats

Doubles stage list

Starter Counterpick
Yoshi's Story Congo Jungle
Pokémon Stadium Corneria
Battlefield Rainbower Cruise
Final Destination Jungle Japes
Dream Land Green Greens
  • Dave's Stupid Rule: A player or team may not counterpick to the stage they last won on.
  • No stage can be played twice in a row.


General rules (singles & doubles)[edit]

  • 3 stocks
  • 8 minute time limit
  • Items are set to "Off" and "None"
  • Stalling is banned.
  • Infinite chain grabs must end at 300%.
  • The initiator of a suicide wins in case of tie.
  • Controls must be set before the match begins.

Stage list (singles & doubles)[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Smashville Battleship Halberd
Battlefield Pokémon Stadium 1
Final Destination Castle Siege
Lylat Cruise Delfino Plaza
Yoshi's Island Frigate Orpheon
Rainbow Cruise


General ruleset[edit]

  • 4 stocks
  • 8 minutes
  • Items are set to "Off" and "None"
  • Stalling is banned.
  • Infinite chain grabs must end at 300%.
  • The initiator of a suicide wins in case of tie.
  • Controls must be set before the match begins.


Stage list[edit]

Starter Counterpick
Smashville Battleship Halberd
Battlefield Pokémon Stadium 1
Final Destination Castle Siege
Pokémon Stadium 2 Delfino Plaza
Yoshi's Island Frigate Orpheon
WarioWare, Inc. Rainbow Cruise
Luigi's Mansion Brinstar
Lylat Cruise
Jungle Japes


Brawl singles[edit]

(210 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st Canada Ally SnakeHeadSSBB.png $990
2nd USA Mew2King MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $525
3rd USA lain IceClimbersHeadSSBB.png $315
4th USA Anti SnakeHeadSSBB.pngMetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $210
5th USA Atomsk KingDededeHeadSSBB.png $84
5th USA Ksizzle MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $84
7th USA ADHD DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png $21
7th USA Anther PikachuHeadSSBB.png $21
9th USA Seibrik MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngKingDededeHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Candy SnakeHeadSSBB.png
9th USA NinjaLink ROBHeadSSBB.pngDiddyKongHeadSSBB.pngPikachuHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Blackwaltz OlimarHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Afro Thundah SnakeHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Dojo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
13th USA UltimateRazer SnakeHeadSSBB.png
13th Canada HolyNightmare ROBHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Y.b.M. KirbyHeadSSBB.png
17th USA UTDZac MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Slikvik WarioHeadSSBB.pngMrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Dazwa ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
17th USA NEO MarthHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Boss MarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Plank MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Light SheikHeadSSBB.pngPitHeadSSBB.pngMetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Hylian MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Meep IceClimbersHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png
25th USA PhantomX WarioHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Korn MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
25th USA ESOJ DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Jash ToonLinkHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Dapuffster DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png
25th USA Xzax MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Vinnie MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Seph MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA CaptAwesum SnakeHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Judge MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngWarioHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Steel2nd MarthHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA HAT SnakeHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA ChuDat KirbyHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Eazy MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Vex Kasrani MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngKingDededeHeadSSBB.pngBowserHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Kadaj MarthHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA PikaPika! PikachuHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Inui MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Fatal SnakeHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA BadNewsBear PikachuHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA Yes! SnakeHeadSSBB.pngFoxHeadSSBB.png
33rd USA EE KingDededeHeadSSBB.png

Brawl doubles[edit]

(77 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png Canada Ally SnakeHeadSSBB.png $750 ($375 each)
2nd USA UltimateRazer SnakeHeadSSBB.png USA UTDZac MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png $375 ($187.50 each)
3rd USA Inui MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Atomsk KingDededeHeadSSBB.png $225 ($112.50 each)
4th USA Anti MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Judge MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png $150 ($75 each)
5th USA ADHD DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png USA Fatal SnakeHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Anther PikachuHeadSSBB.png USA SamuraiPanda SnakeHeadSSBB.png
7th USA Snakeee ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png USA DMBrandon MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
7th USA NinjaLink DiddyKongHeadSSBB.png USA Boss MarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Dphat MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA KOS-MOS PeachHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Blackanese MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Doom MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Malcolm SonicHeadSSBB.png USA Shadow MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Seibrik MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Afro Thundah SnakeHeadSSBB.png
13th USA HAT SnakeHeadSSBB.png USA NEO MarthHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Dojo MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png USA Hylian MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png
13th USA ChuDat KirbyHeadSSBB.png USA Plank MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
13th USA Vex Kasrani MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.png USA Yes! SnakeHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Darc MarthHeadSSBB.png USA Dazwa ZeroSuitSamusHeadSSBB.png
17th USA BadNewsBear PikachuHeadSSBB.png USA Light SheikHeadSSBB.pngMetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th USA PhantomX WarioHeadSSBB.png USA Slikvik WarioHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Ithrowthings SonicHeadSSBB.png USA Epic MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th USA IcyLight OlimarHeadSSBB.png USA Bizkit SnakeHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Keitaro FalcoHeadSSBB.png USA Xzax MetaKnightHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Candy SnakeHeadSSBB.png USA Kadaj MarthHeadSSBB.png
17th USA Blackwaltz OlimarHeadSSBB.png USA Ksizzle LucarioHeadSSBB.png

Brawl crews[edit]

(5 crews)
1: MD/VA
5: PA

Melee singles[edit]

(52 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
USA Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png $329
USA Mew2King MarthHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.pngFoxHeadSSBM.png $94
USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png $47
4th USA Hax CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
5th Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Hazz FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Anther PikachuHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Eggm FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Plank SheikHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Hylian FoxHeadSSBM.png
13th USA DJ Nintendo FoxHeadSSBM.pngBowserHeadSSBM.png
13th USA Darc JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png
13th USA G$ MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA KOS-MOS PeachHeadSSBM.png
17th USA ClownYoter DonkeyKongHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Rei SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Thumbswayup CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
17th USA HAT SheikHeadSSBM.png
17th USA Shinku MarthHeadSSBM.png
17th USA thekremlin
17th USA Magus GanondorfHeadSSBM.png
  • Jman, Mew2King, and ChuDat split in Top 3 without playing the matches out.

Melee doubles[edit]

(19 teams)

Place Name Character(s) Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA Mew2King FoxHeadSSBM.pngSheikHeadSSBM.png USA Jman FoxHeadSSBM.png $210 ($105 each)
2nd Canada Kage GanondorfHeadSSBM.png USA Darc JigglypuffHeadSSBM.png $105 ($52.50 each)
3rd USA Eggm FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Hazz FoxHeadSSBM.png $35 ($17.50 each)
4th USA Plank SheikHeadSSBM.png USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Teczero FoxHeadSSBM.png USA VaNz PeachHeadSSBM.png
5th USA Alukard FoxHeadSSBM.png USA G$ FalcoHeadSSBM.png
7th USA DJ Nintendo BowserHeadSSBM.png USA WarriorKnight BowserHeadSSBM.png
7th USA Scar CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png USA Cactuar FoxHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Magus GanondorfHeadSSBM.png USA Inui SheikHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Rei SheikHeadSSBM.png USA Crismas PeachHeadSSBM.png
9th USA Shinku FoxHeadSSBM.png USA Thumbswayup CaptainFalconHeadSSBM.png
9th USA KOS-MOS PeachHeadSSBM.png USA Hylian FoxHeadSSBM.png

Brawl+ singles[edit]

(36 entrants)

Place Name Character(s) Earnings
1st USA ChuDat IceClimbersHeadSSBB.pngKirbyHeadSSBB.pngCaptainFalconHeadSSBB.pngIvysaurHeadSSBB.png
2nd USA Yes! FoxHeadSSBB.pngSnakeHeadSSBB.png
3rd USA NinjaLink DiddyKongHeadSSBB.pngZeldaHeadSSBB.pngIkeHeadSSBB.png
4th USA Hylian MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngMarthHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Boss MarioHeadSSBB.pngLuigiHeadSSBB.png
5th USA Slikvik MrGame&WatchHeadSSBB.pngPeachHeadSSBB.png
7th USA Meep MarthHeadSSBB.pngLucarioHeadSSBB.png
7th USA Silven IkeHeadSSBB.png
9th USA DJ Nintendo BowserHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Blackanese MetaKnightHeadSSBB.pngFoxHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Crismas PeachHeadSSBB.png
9th USA Okin LucasHeadSSBB.png

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