Buffalo 7 Hosted by Oogie Games. Nov 29 (Qualifiers Nov 1st, 8th, 15th)

30 Oct


Oogie games is continuing the tecmo tourney they ran with 103.3 the edge. So it is the seventh year.

Qualifiers are all Thursday. Nov 1st, Nov 8th Nov 15th

Finals Thursday Nov 29th. Field of 32 based of qualifiers.

You will have to make a qualifier and qualify to be in the finals. More details are coming. I have suggested strongly to so qualifiers with human vs human games. Then use record and point differential to determine a field of 32.

As soon as more details come in I will update


Players Championship Satellite Milwaukee 11/17/2018

27 Oct

tecmo meetup and small tourney on Nov 17 in Milwaukee at Boomer’s.

What TSB meetup and tourney
When November 17 2018
Where: Boomer’s
N29W24483, Watertown Rd, Pewaukee, WI 53072
Who: anyone that wants to hang out and play tecmo

Format: going to be a simple group play then single elimination bracket to determine champion. Single elimination portion will be best of three.

Rules. (Madison). Matchup called by coin toss winner. Once a matchup is used it cannot be used again in the tournament.

Entry fee $20

Prizes based on 20
1st 220 plus free entry to players championship
2nd 110
3rd 50
4th 20

To enter email fbuennagel@gmail.com. Or contact me with Facebook messenger or text. Then prepay 20 via Paypal

Common Rules and Formats for Tournaments

25 Oct

With the introduction of hardcore tournaments I decided to write a brief on various rule formats out there.

Hardcore. WR/TE at RB and can have running plays. Lurching legal.

Softcore. WR/TE cannot have running plays besides a reverse. No lurching.

Radio Station. Often have no playbook changes. Coined after the 103.3 the Edge tourneys in Buffalo.

Players Championship. Changes the call matchup once per tournament to you can only use a matchup once per tournament regardless of who calls it.

Tier system. Any tournament that uses a tier system for matchup calls.

Matchup call. A coin toss is used to split up who calls the matchup, team and controller. Most popular system makes the coin toss winner player 1 and caller of the matchup.

Team Draft. Teams are drafted for the elimination portion of a tourney and you use that team the rest of the tournament.

Connecticut 10 Southington, CT 12/1/2018

23 Oct

CT Tecmo 10: Southington, CT 12/1/18 (& Mega Man 2 Race!)

PostMon Oct 22, 2018 12:41 pm

CT Tecmo 10 will again be the 1st first Saturday in December at Blackstone Irish Pub in Southington CT.

For anyone that hasnt been in the past check out CT Tecmo on Facebook

email me to be on the update list or any questions:

WHEN: Saturday, December 1st, 11:00AM
WHERE: Blackstone Irish Pub & Sports Bar, 1678 Meriden Waterbury Turnpike Southington, CT 06467 – http://www.blackstoneirishpub.com/
BUY-IN: $25
Registration: email cttecmo@gmail.com or Reply to this thread with your name & an email.
Rules: http://tecmomadison.com/rules
Prizes: Cash payout for Top 4. Trophies for Top 3.
Equipment: Please let us know if can bring TVs, NES consoles, controllers, cartridges – bring as many as possibly can in case of equipment failure

Transportation or Directions:
Blackstone is located at the junction of I-84 & 691. Click for directions.
If driving:
10 Minutes from 91 if traveling from Mass, VT, Maine, Canada, North Pole
It’s approximately a 75-minute drive from NYC, 80 min drive from Boston
Flying: Bradley International Airport is a 20-minute drive from Blackstone.
Railway: New Haven train station is a 25-minute drive. The easiest way to get there is to take the Metro North train from New York City. We can and will pick & drop people back afterward at the NH Train station free of charge.

Raffle: Lots and lots of prizes including a raffle for trip all inclusive (flight. Hotel,
entry) to Madison WI for the next Tecmo Super Bowl national championship tournament!
Last year’s grand raffle winner Todd S. Had an amazing time w/ us in Madison WI last year!

Past CT Tecmo winners are:
1: Pete D
2: Erik M (arncoem)
3: Erik M
4: Francis B (mort)
5: Mort
6: Mort
7: Kevin S (Tadaos)
8: Gerald Smith (suicideking)
9: Matt Degeorge

In addition to the Tecmo Super Bowl tourney will also be the 2nd year for the Mega man 2 race!!

Top 4 finishers last year were:

1st: Erik Merliss (CT)
2nd: Phil Rottkamp (NY)
3rd: Kevin Cabarello (Ohio)
4th: Todd Saucier (CT)

Tapping in the passing game

15 Oct

Everyone knows how fast you tap determines if you win or lose grapples.  However, few people talk about the role tapping has in your QB play.  The only way to change a receiver is to tap A.  The better you are at tapping in syncopation then the better a passer you are.  You don’t need to be fast.  You need to be accurate.

The first thing you have to learn is to stop tapping.  Similar to the qb scramble drill.  It’s great to run with the qb.  It’s even better when you can stop before the line of scrimmage.  It’s great to tap through your options quick. But it will backfire if you have no control.

Here are a few tricks you can use.

1. Depending on the play find the wr you want to throw to.  Put the arrow on him.  Then press 4 or 5 quick taps of the A button followed by the B button.  You should throw to the same guy you started out as.

2. Arrow on primary.  Human defenders typically account for 2 players at once.  On some plays tap A twice or thrice and throw to third option.  Useful on R and S pass 2 to open up the tight end.

3. Approaching line of scrimmage.  Flash through the receivers right when you reach the line of scrimmage.  If you’re a real pro stop at the line, avoid drones and then go.

4. You notice everyone is open and one human defender in coverage.  He’s been reading your mind on who you want to throw to.  Let the play develop.  Then tap A 6-9 times before throwing.  Press B at random.  If you don’t know where it is going he doesn’t know.  Only use this tactic if nothing is working against someone.

5. Work on rapidly tapping 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 and beyond.  The more control you have on tapping the more you can open in the pass game.

6. Remember Occam’s Razor.  Start with simple solutions.  Bring more complicated tricks as the game moves on.

7. Arrow trick.  Tap A after you throw.  Don’t have to do it every play but one arrow trick a game could be 7 easy points.  If you’re fast press A twice.  Double arrow trick is possible on an original nintendo.


Tap Meter

14 Oct



Basically it’s a long term project to create a list from best tapper to worst tapper.  Just post or contact me about your tapping successes and failures.  I just need to know who you beat and who beats you.

Looking for commissioners.

10 Oct

Move on over Roger.  It’s time to start a few bar leagues.  Next year we need at least two more.  If you have any input please post at tecmoworld on the post below.