Pound 4 was a Super Smash Bros. Melee and Super Smash Bros. Brawl national tournament hosted by Plank and TheTantalus from January 16th-18th, 2010, in Frederick, Maryland. With 347 entrants, it held the record for being the largest Melee tournament for three and a half years before being surpassed by EVO 2013's 709 entrants.
Pound 4 was the first tournament to have all of The Five Gods present. It was also the first US tournament for lots of European top players like Amsah or Overtriforce. For Sweden's Armada and Aniolas, who had previously attended GENESIS, it was their 2nd US tournament.
Pound 4 was the last tournament (excluding sandbagging) at which Armada lost to someone other than Mango, Hungrybox, Mew2King, Leffen, PPMD, Plup, or Swedish Delight in his competitive career, those players being SilentSpectre in winners and Amsah in losers.
Stage striking was used to decide the first stage of a set.
After a player/team's first loss of the set, they could choose one stage to ban for the rest of the set.
For the first game of a set, each side could strike a starter stage followed by random selection among the remaining starter stages.
After the first game, the winner could ban a stage, followed by the loser picking among the remaining starters and counterpicks. Curiously, the documented ruleset implies that no further stage bans would take place for the rest of the set, meaning that the loser of the first game would not get to ban a stage throughout the set.
The tournament also included a Brawl+ side event with in-person same-day registration only. The stagelist for that side event was not documented.
(347 entrants, three rounds of pools)
(138 teams, one round of pools)
Ryan Roberts Memorial Tournament
(192 entrants, two rounds of pools)