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Keep in mind - this post was made half a year ago.  As a result, let me just say:

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In the effort to get the word out about OKgamers.com and increase communication - personally I've been throwing / organizing alot of tournaments.  It's gotten to the point where people have just been coming to me and asking about throwing a tournament.  After some debate and conversations, I figure this will be my personal golden rule:

    If you / we start a thread about this tournament idea in Tournament Planning / or a new game thread in the competition section - and have 10 people post on that thread and say they are interested in that tournament / the idea of having a tournament for said game(s) - then I'll make it happen.

This simply tells me it's worth the time and effort to do it, which is basically all I'm asking.


The usual deal I work out is with Funhouse, an arcade in Tulsa, that's soon moving to the Riverwalk.  They need us to usually charge console/non-arcade game tournaments 5$ entry, which you get 10$'s worth of Funhouse tokens for.  We are also looking to work out a food / token / drinks deal in the future / after they move, so we'll see.  If the game is a game they have in the arcade, then it's usually just a pay per play deal, with charging a fee for admission only if we wish to have a money prize / prize supported by that fee.

Times are usually dependant on day chosen to have the tournament.  If it's Monday through Thursday, it could be just about any time during the day.  If it's the weekend, usually it needs to start after 8pm, due to scheduling / venue events, with Sunday being potentially able to be earlier.

Another component is multiple games.  I have about 3 total people to run games.  That should more than enough cover a event / the needs of any tournaments people wise.  

Beyond people and tournament venue, we usually need hardware / the games themselves.  If it's a card game like Magic, then we'll have the tables and seats taken care of.  If it's a console game, I've got several powerstrips and TV's, so depending on your expected turn out we might need more TV's, and then of course the systems / games / controllers in question.

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Well, that's what I know.  I put this out there because of talks with Naruto, GGXX, and Smash64 players.  We will be having a Monthly Tournaments day soon, as it's in the planning / trying to figure out what day a month is best - and we can include your game / games your interested into that if you like, or do it seperately.  I know of a few other potential venues, all with different rules and needs, I just perfer Funhouse as it's already a gaming location, and gives a good platform for flyers / getting the word out - a hard thing to do in this state.  


If your are wanting a tournament for your game in the Tulsa area, you know what I can do for you now.

If your another organizer and want to offer your help I encourage you to figure out what your needs are, and make a similiar post.  Really, there are so many communities out there we could be helping out, we just need to get the word out, and communicate - thus the whole reason for this site.

If you are someone with a venue / want to offer sponsorships - feel free to post here or contact me via email.



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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #1 on: July 27, 2006, 04:08:58 pm »
X_A: Why is most of the post crossed out?  Will Funhouse no longer host tourneys?

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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #2 on: July 27, 2006, 04:44:52 pm »
X_A: Why is most of the post crossed out?  Will Funhouse no longer host tourneys?

Small glitch in forum switch I guess, anyway fixed now.

To my knowledge - Funhouse is definitely up for hosting things.  Whether it's as late in the day anymore - that might change - maybe more afternoon type events.  Not sure though, will know alot more after the August 5th Guitar Hero tournament.



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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2006, 04:23:33 pm »

Updated the situation in the first post.  Left the old post in there still, just to let you know where we've come from, and help understand some of our thinking that still is in effect currently.



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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 09:35:39 pm »
H1, H2 FTW!!!

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« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2007, 12:58:47 am »
GoW/XO6/H3/GH2 FTW

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« Reply #6 on: February 19, 2008, 09:20:41 am »
Hey, do you have a few of the venues in mind that I could use to host a tournament. I want to do the monthly tournament, but I really just need a place to hold it. I think I have almost everything lined up to where it will work out fine, everything but a place to play. If you could help me with that, it would be awesome.

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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2008, 12:28:30 am »

I'm familiar with several venues that might be open to the idea of a monthly tournament - however your going to have to give me a bit more information on what kind of games you'll be playing, so I can have an idea of what venues would even be well suited for you.



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« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2008, 04:03:28 am »
Halo 3- 2v2 and 4v4
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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2008, 03:44:00 pm »

On sunday's as we've done in the past, Funhouse would work for your games.

If your looking for a saturday available venue, then we can speak to Joe Momma's; the only problem is Halo requires such a massive space of tables and chairs that they could only cover so much, and probably would only be good for SSBM at that point.  Another direction you could start is to shake down the costs for what a hotel conference room would cost. 

Are you a TCC or other college student?



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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2008, 05:26:31 pm »
Joe Mamma's is pretty small, but definitely a very cool place to have a tourney.

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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2008, 04:20:01 pm »
Joe Momma's isn't huge - but they've got great parking and food, and for a fighting game, they are a great option.  The problem is when you get into a lan style game - where you've got to have SO MANY SETUPS - that it becomes unfeasable.



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Re: Want to have a tournament in Tulsa, but need a venue / organizer?
« Reply #12 on: February 26, 2008, 10:20:01 pm »
Very true. I guess if it was a nice day we could string power outside as well  :P

I haven't been there in quite awhile, they still have the arcade?


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« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 02:49:38 am »
Okay. We can probably do it on a Sunday. How much is it at Funhouse?

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 03:25:46 pm »
Okay. We can probably do it on a Sunday. How much is it at Funhouse?

The agreement I had with the owner was to charge 5$ a person, and they'd get 10$ in tokens.  Keep in mind, it is a arcade, so if you give them that, they'll usually work with you.  At that point I'd charge anywhere for a total of 6$ - 1 to cover our flyer costs, to 10$, with 4 going into a pot.  If you've got your act together, and work well with the owner, you shouldn't have any problems.



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