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Event Rules

Tournament Rules
General Rules

Melee Singles Bracket starts at 7:30pm and has a $5 entry fee which should be paid in the skate shop upon arrival. Bring the receipt to the TO to be admitted into bracket.

The tournament bracket is a double elimination bracket. When a player initially loses they are sent to the losers side of the bracket. Upon a second loss players are eliminated from the tournament.

If A player shows up 15 minutes late to their designated match, they will be disqualified from the tournament.

Outside of Top 8 Format

All sets outside of top 16 are played as best of 3 matches following the melee rule set as described below.

Top 8 Format

Within top 8 sets are played as best of 5 matches following the melee rule set as described below.

Tournament Payout

Payouts percentage will be rewarded as follows:

1st-- 60% 2nd-- 30% 3rd-- 10%

The prize pot is made up of all players' entrance fees (not the venue fees) as well as any other pot bonuses that may have been provided. Pot bonuses will be disclosed before the event starts.

Melee Rule Set

**Game will be played on a 1.02 NTCSC version of melee

Game Settings
  • Stocks: 4 stocks
  • Time Limit: 8:00 minutes
  • Items: Off
  • Handicap: Off
  • Damage Ratio: 1.0
  • Pause: Off
Slippi Nintendont Settings
  • Controller Fix: UCF
  • Convenience: Tournament
  • Lag Reduction: PD (Polling Drift Fix)
  • Frozen Stages: Stadium
  • Gameplay: Both (Ledge Grab Limit and Wobbiling Toggle)
  • Safety: On
Melee Stagelist
Neutral (Singles)
  • Battlefield
  • Yoshi’s Story
  • Dream Land
  • Pokémon Stadium (Frozen)
  • Fountain of Dreams
Counter Pick (Singles)
  • Final Destination
Set Rules

To chose the first stage of the set, players eliminate stages from the Neutral stage list until there is one stage remaining. Players will rock paper scissors to decide who bans first.The first player strikes the first stage. Then the next player strikes two stages. Then the first player strikes one more stage and the remaining stage is used for the first game of the set.

Counter Picking and Stage Bans
  • In a best of 3 set, after each game of the set, before counter picking, the player who won the previous game may ban one stage from the stage list. The player who had lost the previous game then chooses a counter pick stage from the remaining stage list.
  • in a best of 5 set, after each game of the set, the losing player picks a stage from the whole stage list as a counter pick.
Dave's Stupid Rule

A player may not counter pick any stage they previously won on during the set, unless agreed upon by the opponent.

Additional Rules
Wobbling is Banned

This event’s definition of wobbling is a sequence of more than 3 player-controlled pummels, between each of which the opponent is hit by any number of non-pummel hit-boxes, locking them in continuous grab hit-stun. If able, wobbling should be patched out on the software level using Slippi Nintedont.

Gentleman’s Clause

There is a gentleman’s clause at the event. Players may play on any stage that is not on the legal stage list a and players may agree to change the number of matches to be played in a set as long as it is less, never more (to prevent delay of bracket). Players may not gentleman to a different rule set unless first consulting a tournament organizer.


In the event that pause is not turned off, pausing the game is only legal while a player remains upon their OWN re-spawn platform, and only for the purpose of summoning a tournament organizer, or in the event of a controller malfunction. All other pauses will incur at least a one stock loss to the offending player, perhaps more if the offending pause further disrupted the opponent at the discretion of the TO.


The act of stalling, or intentionally making the game unplayable, is banned and at the discretion of the TO. Stalling tactics include but are not limited to becoming invisible, infinite combos, chain grabs, or uninterruptible moves past 300%; or abusing a position in which your opponent can never reach you. Any action that can prevent the game from continuing (i.e., pausing, freeze glitches, disappearing characters, game reset, etc.) will result in forfeiture of that match for the offending player. You are responsible for knowing your own character, and must be wary about accidentally triggering these effects.


In the case of a timeout the winner will be determined by stocks and then by percentage. The exception to this is in the case of a player exceeding the ledge grab limit.

Ledge Grab Limit

A ledge grab limit of 45 will be in play for the tournament. In the case of a timeout, if a player has exceeded this limit, they will automatically lose that game.


In the case of a tie where both players either die on the same frame, or a timeout occurs and both players have the exact same stock count and percent, a 2 stock tie breaker game will be played on the same stage the tie occurred.

Colorblind Clause

Players may request that their opponent change colors to accommodate colorblindness, or if their color is indistinguishable from either the other team color or the stage background. This request must be made before the first game of the set.


Warm-up periods, button checks, and “hand warmers” may not exceed 60 seconds on the game clock. Violation of this rule may result in forfeiture of a game at the discretion of the tournament organizer. Exceptions can be made in the case of technical difficulties or a tournament staff member asking you to wait.

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Tournament Rules


Venue and Event Rules
General Info

This event venue will open at 6:30 PM with the Melee and P+ bracket starting at 7:30PM.

Venue Fee

This event has a $5 venue fee! This will be used to fund monthly tournament and support the scene!

Event Fees

Please pay all event fees prior to the events start. Cash fees can be paid directly to the designated tournament staff.

Covid-19 Precautions

Vaccinations are highly recommended. If you are showing any symptoms of sickness, please do not attend this event. Tournament Organizers have the authority to deny bracket entry to anyone who fails to comply with these guidelines.

Sportsmanship and Conduct

Please treat your fellow competitors and the venue of Rocketown with respect and kindness. If a disagreement about a certain ruling arises, please bring the issue to a tournament organizer so they can sort it out for you. Tournament staff have the authority to refuse entry to the tournament, or to disqualify entrants from the tournament, if players are unable to follow the above rules, act in ways that are considered disrespectful or reckless, or greatly or intentionally delay the tournament schedule.

Rocketown Policy

Rocketown is a drug, nicotine and alcohol free facility. Excessive profanity will not be tolerated.

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