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Time for an IASMK announcement!
Are you all ready for some good (SMK related) news in 2020?!

First of all, the 2020 CDM in Gasny is currently set to go ahead at the 19th to 25th of October dates! It looks like European borders are slowly reopening, so with a little optimism this project is looking more and more feasible to us at the moment.* More news regarding registrations etc. soon! So if you haven’t booked the time off, please do so now! :etoile:  <3 8)
*still there is the disclaimer that we cannot predict the future in the year of 2020, I don't think I need to explain any further.  :-[


Secondly, I am happy to announce a new event: Super Mario Kart All-Stars! This is a surprise event taking place this summer in Alphen at the Esports Game Arena on the originally proposed CDM dates: 18-22 August.

Many thanks to Thomas from Esports Game Arena for coming up with this idea; he is planning a very festive week with a complete Super Mario Kart theme. Some of the mayhem will include an indoor radio controlled kart circuit, as in the picture at bottom of post!  :goldmario: :silvermario: :etoile: :champi:

Full details will follow at a later point, but I will outline the general idea below. There will be some clear similarities to a CDM event, but also some clear differences.
-Starting with the similarities: this event will be an official IASMK tournament and the agenda will have a very CDM-like structure (all game modes across 3.5 days of competition). The event is also internationally oriented in the sense that it is open to anyone who wants to and can make it.
-Following with the differences: There will be a maximum number of 32 participants (first come first served basis!), so the playing field will be smaller. Realistically, due to the COVID situation we are expecting far fewer players from abroad, therefore it will likely not be at a CDM level of competition. The lower number of participants will give us the option to be a little more experimental with tournament formats, for example the Knock-Out stages will be double elimination and the group stage will likely be played according to a Swiss system. Obviously, because of the reasons mentioned above SMK All-Stars will not count for any official historical CDM rankings. It is an event just for the fun and glory.

Players that are interested can buy tickets via the Esports Game Arena ticket shop, there are 2 options:
-Package 1: Participation to SMK All-Stars, includes lunch and dinner served by Lars’ restaurant de Beren for the price of 140 euros: https://www.esportsgamearena.nl/product/smk-all-stars-2020-pakket-1/
-Package 2: Participation to SMK All-Stars, but no lunch and dinners included for 75 euros: https://www.esportsgamearena.nl/product/smk-all-stars-2020-pakket-2/

Lars is still kind enough to sponsor us with a discount, but obviously he has also taken a hit with the crisis this year so he could not offer completely the same deal as last year. Personally I think he is a hero for still offering us this deal. :etoile:

Some closing remarks:
-We are not expecting 32 participants, but if we do get to that number the tickets will be sold out (first come first served). Take note that almost all (semi) active Team NL members have stated that they will sign up already, so that’s provisionally 10-15 tickets taken right off the bat.
-I will try to figure out whether purchasing daily tickets will be possible.
-Our sign-up deadline will be Friday the 14th of August. Because we are announcing this news so late and conditions around the COVID restrictions are subject to change we will be more flexible with planning.
-Hotels and Airbnbs and such will have to be arranged by the participants themselves. It should be easier than normal with ‘tourism’ expected to be quite low and not as many participants as during a CDM.
-Finally, Ive been made aware that currently the ticketing system is only set-up to serve Dutch residents. This will be fixed as soon as possible.

Any questions please let me know!  :)



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Announcing Super Mario Kart All-Stars (Alphen in August 2020)!
« Réponse #1 le: 18 juin 2020, à 23:35:36 »
Lovely.
No need to chose now.

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Announcing Super Mario Kart All-Stars (Alphen in August 2020)!
« Réponse #2 le: 19 juin 2020, à 16:17:44 »
Current Dutch gov policy for foreign tourists:
https://www.netherlandsandyou.nl/documents/frequently-asked-questions/qa-holidays-to-the-netherlands

Most important parts: tourists from EU/Schengen/UK can go to NL, but tourists from Sweden and UK are "strongly advised" to self-quarantine for 14 days. Also tourists must reserve their holiday accomodation before they travel to NL.

In short, almost no restrictions for people from France/Belgium/Swiss.  :D


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« Réponse #3 le: 20 juin 2020, à 14:43:44 »
Very interesting.
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« Réponse #4 le: 02 juillet 2020, à 14:00:10 »
PayPal is now linked to the Esports game arena properly, so anyone that wishes to order tickets to the event using PayPal to pay can now do so. :)

We have also established an event agenda. Importantly, these are estimates and are not written in stone. We used the longest mode (GP150cc) as the template for all 2p modes, so it is expected BM and especially MR day will progress faster. Also it's always hard to estimate how long the closing ceremony will actually last, so again please take that with a grain of salt and don't plan anything else for Saturday afternoon if you want to be a part of it.

SMK All-Stars Agenda:
Tuesday 18th: TT
Wednesday 19th: BM
Thursday 20th: MR
Friday 21st: GP150cc
Saturday: Closing ceremony + special SMK quizz

Detailed agenda:
Tuesday 18th
Opening ceremony 16:00
TT Group Stage 17:00
Dinner Break 18:30
TT Last Karter Standing 19:15 onwards

Wednesday 19th - Friday 21st
11:30 groups first 5 rounds
13:30 lunch break
14:15 groups last 5 rounds
16:30 Barrages
17:30 Winners Quarters
18:15 Winners Semis + Losers Eighths
19:00 Losers Quarters + Winners Final (15-30 mins later dinner break)
19:45 Dinner Break
20:30 Losers Semi
21:30 Losers Final
22:30 Grand Final

Saturday 22nd
12:00 - 15:00 Closing ceremony + special SMK quizz

Format TT day: Lafungo outlines the format in the first post of this topic, though it'll be top 12 that qualify, not the top 24 (fewer competitors at All-Stars) http://www.ffsmk.org/forum/index.php?topic=6472.0

Format of other modes: More details will be announced, but in short Group Stage will be done according to a Swiss system followed by barrages and a top-8 double elimination bracket.


List of confirmed participants:
-Lafungo (Jonathan Toole-Charignon)
-the_drunk_strawberry (Sjors Rijsdam)
-KVD (Karel van Duijvenboden)
-MF (Martin van Haasteren)

List of interested participants
-Mario86/Antistar  :P
-Neo
-Jarmou
-Mike Hulscher
-Sargoth
-MeridianPrime (Patrick Wessels)
-Chris Wild
-Goomba
-Edwin Peeters
-Rub & his son Rune
-Michael Jongerius
-Aron Langerak
-Mark Duivesteijn
-DangerMoll (pending UK quarantaine restrictions)
-YorkshireSMK (pending UK quarantaine restrictions)
-Zarkov (pending UK quarantaine restrictions)
-Raphael Braun
-ScouB?

Reminder registration is on a first come first served basis and we have a 32 person registration limit due to COVID restrictions.
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« Réponse #5 le: 02 juillet 2020, à 17:06:24 »
I will confirm my attendance in the beginning of next week just after my short holidays! Can't wait for this new trip to Alphen, hopefully things will be OK 8)
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Announcing Super Mario Kart All-Stars (Alphen in August 2020)!
« Réponse #6 le: 08 juillet 2020, à 16:03:38 »
Petite update: First non Dutchie and first CDM gold medal winner to sign up for SMK All-Stars!  8)  :goldmario:

List of confirmed participants (5/32):
#1 -Lafungo (Jonathan Toole-Charignon)
#2 -the_drunk_strawberry (Sjors Rijsdam)
#3 -KVD (Karel van Duijvenboden)
#4 -MF (Martin van Haasteren)
#5 -Antistar aka Mario86 (Guillaume Leviach)

List of interested participants
-Neo
-Jarmou
-Mike Hulscher
-Sargoth
-MeridianPrime (Patrick Wessels)
-Chris Wild
-Goomba
-Edwin Peeters
-Rub & his son Rune
-Michael Jongerius
-Aron Langerak
-Mark Duivesteijn
-DangerMoll (pending UK quarantaine restrictions)
-YorkshireSMK (pending UK quarantaine restrictions)
-Zarkov (pending UK quarantaine restrictions)
-Raphael Braun
-ScouB?
-McNuggets
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« Réponse #7 le: 24 juillet 2020, à 12:04:46 »
Update!

Event poster thanks to Goomba et moi.  8)



List of confirmed participants (8/32):
#1 -Lafungo (Jonathan)
#2 -the_drunk_strawberry (Sjors)
#3 -KVD (Karel)
#4 -MF (Martin)
#5 -Antistar aka Mario86 (Guillaume)
#6 -Edwin Peeters  :o
#7-Mykio (Mike H.)  :D
#8 -Masterpie9 (Aron)  ;D
#9 -MeridianPrime (Patrick)

Thanks to the quarantaine restrictions no longer being strongly recommended for UK travelers, we had some good news on that front:
Participants that already arranged plans, but still have to get tickets:
-DangerMoll  :D
-YorkshireSMK  :D
-Zarkov  :D
-McNuggets  :D

Potentially interested to participate:
-Jarmou
-Sargoth
-Goomba
-Rub & his son Rune
-Michael Jongerius
-Mark Duivesteijn
-Raphael Braun
-Jey
-ScouB?

Officially dropped out because of holiday plans or other:
-Chris Wild 
-Neo 
-London SMK posse (Sami, Leyla, Conor)
-FF
-Narnet
-Adrien
-Anton
-Banana
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« Réponse #8 le: 24 juillet 2020, à 12:41:50 »
Officially dropped out because of holiday plans or other:
-Chris Wild  :'(
-Neo  :'(
-London SMK posse (Sami, Leyla, Conor)
-FF
-Narnet

You can also add Adrien, Anton and Banana to that list. :(

And since I prefer ending my post with positive vibes: it's good to see more people confirmed and other interested, hopefully we'll be around 20 just like in the biggest CDF days! And that poster rocks! 8)
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