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AADL-GT Tournament Weekend: Brawl, DDR, Guitar Hero and More!

Thu, 08/07/2008 - 12:27am

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It's the opening weekend of the 2008 GT season, and it all kicks off with a BONUS Brawl open play this Friday from 11 AM - 6 PM at the Downtown Library! We've got 8 new Wiis and we need to get some serious unlocking done. We won't have any food, but please come on down and help us get as much unlocked as possible for the tournament. Then, Friday night sees our next Revolution Hero tournament for all ages: try to win the Guitar Hero 2 or DDR brackets, or go for the double crown. Saturday features the Smashkart championship series season opener for Grades 6-12 (sorry lain) kicking off at High Noon with Brawl Singles. Full details follow below, but Saturday will also include our first ever gtsystem exhibition match, where the winners of our Smash Singles will face off online against the best players that Detroit Public Library and Columbus Public Library have to offer! Then, opening weekend wraps up with a Rock Band tournament for All Ages Sunday from 1-4pm, and then the last Pokémondays of the summer on Monday from 1-5.

Hope to see you all there, and read on for tourney specifics!

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ZOMG TEH GT IS BACK!!1!

Wed, 07/09/2008 - 8:57pm

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WOW. The offseason is finally over. The doors to that temple of videogame prowess that is the Downtown Library Multipurpose Room are about to swing open for AADL-GT Season FIVE! Lots of big changes await this year, some right around the corner and some down the road, but here's the entire season schedule and some info about this weekend's tournaments, featuring Guitar Hero, DDR, Rock Band, Super Smash and Kart! First we've got our first ever [http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=1302|Revolution Hero] tournament, with simultaneous DDR and Guitar Hero tournaments for all ages, this Friday Night from 6-8:30 pm. Then, this Saturday welcomes the return of the SmashKart Championship Series for grades 6-12 to our annual [http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=1309|Preseason event]. Recruit for clans, test out rulesets; and Graduated Seniors get one more shot at glory. Then, Sunday sees our first ever [http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=1501|Rock Band Tournament] for 4-player teams of all ages. Then, Monday sees the next round of the racous battlefest [http://www.aadl.org/events/list?id=1296|Pokémondays] from 1-5pm, all at the Downtown Library. Check it out! And read on for full details.

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Ninja Warrior Levi Meeuwenberg coming to AADL

Thu, 05/29/2008 - 5:07pm

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[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sasuke_%28TV_series%29|Sasuke] is an irresistable Japanese television event that happens twice a year. 100 competitors take on a brutal 4-stage obstacle course. In the 20 times the contest has been held, the course has only been completed twice. Sasuke now airs in the US as [http://g4tv.com/ninjawarrior|Ninja Warrior] on G4, and for the past two Sasuke competitions, G4 has selected American contenders (via the [http://g4tv.com/americanninjachallenge|American Ninja Challenge]) to travel to Japan to appear on the show alongside the Japanese competitors. Both times, Ann Arbor has been represented in Japan; last fall, Ann Arbor native and Michigan State student [http://www.g4tv.com/ninjawarrior/videos/19570/Colin_Bell_American_Ninja_Warrior.html|Colin Bell] appeared on the show, but failed on the Spider Jump of the first stage. This spring, Traverse City native and current Ann Arbor Resident [http://www.tribalmovement.com/content/view/30/|Levi Meeuwenberg] traveled to Japan and outlasted all the Japanese competitors to be the last man standing!

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Spring Break Open Play: This Week

Tue, 04/08/2008 - 12:55am

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Bored this week? Come to the downtown library for open play this Tuesday, April 8, Wednesday, April 9th, and Thursday, April 10 for gamecube, ps2, and Wii open play! Each day, we'll welcome Kids from Noon until 3 PM and Teens from 3 to 6 PM. Will there be Brawl, you ask? OF COURSE there will be Brawl. Winner stays. How long can you stay in command? Come find out.

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Retro Octathlon and Constant Brawl Friday, plus Wii Sports Saturday!

Thu, 03/20/2008 - 10:24pm

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No school Friday! So, what to do? How about a high score contest across 8 vintage videogames at our third annual Retro Octathlon? How about a 42" TV in the back of the room running nothing but Super Smash Brothers Brawl ALL DAY LONG? You can have both in the MP Room at the Downtown Library Friday, from 1-8 pm. And, just in case that's not enough smash for you, there will also be open Melee during the [http://www.aadl.org/node/10063|Wii Tennis Doubles Tournament, Saturday from 1-5 pm.] Prizes for Retro High Total Scorers and for Wii Sports, plus snacks. See you there! Read on for full Retro Octathlon Details.

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Wii Sports Tournament on Saturday

Tue, 03/18/2008 - 1:16pm

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Bring a partner or find one here and play in our [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_Sports|Doubles Tennis Tournament] on the [http://www.nintendo.com/wii/|Wii console]. Show off your backhand or serve up an ace. Prizes will be awarded to the top two teams. See you on Saturday, March 22nd at 1 PM at the [http://www.aadl.org/aboutus|Downtown Library] Multipurpose Room. All ages are welcome. We’ll battle across the net until 5 PM.

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GT Returns! Game & Plan Meetup and SSBM Regulation Tourney Tuesday!

Thu, 02/21/2008 - 2:50am

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The off-season. Cold. Lonely. Lugubrious. Will it ever end? Of course it will, and there's no better evidence for this assertion than the upcoming GT Game & Plan Meetup and Super Smash Brothers Regulation Throwdown, Tuesday 2/26 starting at 3 PM at the Malletts Creek Branch. We'll start with a healthy dash of open play to shake out the melee cobwebs before getting into the big questions about the 2008 GT Season. Then, from 6 - 8:30, we'll have a Super Smash Bros. Melee Regulation throwdown for grades 6 and up. Don't miss these events; with the age of Melee drawing to a close, there's a lot to talk about for next season, and perhaps a parting farewell to the game that's enthralled us all for so long. See you tuesday!

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Pokemon Craziness

Sat, 12/22/2007 - 1:27pm

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Join the [k:pokemon|Pokemon Frenzy]! Bring your DS and your copy of Pokemon Diamond or Pearl to battle in such places as the Pokemon Union Room or the Hoenn Underground! Prizes will be award to the top two finishers each day. Come at the beginning of the event to register to be in the tournament.

December 26: Level 50 & Under Tournament
[http://www.aadl.org/aboutus|Downtown Library] Multipurpose Room, 1-5 PM

December 27: Level 51 & Over Tournament
[http://www.aadl.org/aboutus|Downtown Library] Multipurpose Room, 1-5 PM

December 28: Pokemania Championship
[http://www.aadl.org/aboutus|Downtown Library] Multipurpose Room, 1-5 PM

Don’t have a Nintendo DS? Don’t worry about it. Come anyway and battle using our house Pokemon. Or bring your XD and have impromtu matches with friends at the event. Hope to see you there!

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2007 AADL-GT Season Wrapup, and Awards Banquet this Friday!

Tue, 12/18/2007 - 1:34am

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This past weekend, the Downtown Library played host to the most intense event in town: the 2007 AADL-GT Super Smash Double Dash Grand Championship and Festival of N00bs! With some truly fierce competitors lined up to play, a ferocious afternoon of multiplayer mayhem was upon us, and the results, while disappointing to some, did not disappoint spectators, as the competition reached a fever pitch in the final round, which featured two members from each of this season's two super clans: [gtplayer:382] and [gtplayer:788] of Clan US, and [gtplayer:197] and [gtplayer:736] of the Brothers of Maplewood squaring off on the most unpredictable track in Kartdom, the infamous Baby Park. Read on to see what happened, and for full details of the AADL-GT Awards Banquet and Clan Cup, coming this Friday, 12/21 at 6 PM at the Downtown Library!

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Championship Weekend is Upon Us!

Fri, 12/14/2007 - 1:41am

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It's mid-December, and you know what that means... the AADL-GT 2007 Grand Championships have arrived, the culmination of months of preliminary rounds with big prizes on the line! But first, a warm-up Super Smash Bros. Regulation Tournament for Low and Bottom Tier Characters only, Friday Night 12/14 at 6 PM. Then, the action continues on Saturday 12/15 with the Wildcard tournament for grades 6-12 at Noon, and then the 2007 Grand Championships starting at 2:00. Then, the weekend wraps up with a tour through the Mario universe at the Mario-Rama, Sunday 12/16 from 1-4 PM for All Ages!

The biggest news is that huge thanks are due to Nintendo of America, who have donated a brand-new, even-harder-to-get-a-year-later Wii for the grand prize winner on Saturday! The prize pool also includes an iPod Nano, an iPod shuffle, and a Nintendo DS! Read on for more details...