If any questions arise and are not answered on this list, please seek out one of the tournment organizers Joe Hurt, Dustin Eslinger, or Jason White. 

Entry Fee

  • $10/person per tournament, pot split among winners. NOTE: Players must bring own controllers or can rent for $5/tournment

Tournament Rules

Set Length

All tournament sets will be a best-of-3 games, until otherwise noted to be best-of-5. Rules below do not change between these two set formats. 

Set Procedure

  • Players select their characters.
  • Use Stage Striking to determine the first stage. First player to ban is determined by Rock-Paper-Scissors
  • The players play the first game of the set
  • Winning player of the preceding game bans 2 stages. The losing player of the preceding game picks a stage for the next game, adhering to bans.
  • The winning player of the preceding game must announce their character selection for the next game.
  • The losing player of the preceding game must announce their character selection for the next game.
  • The next game is played.
  • Repeat Steps 4 through 8 for all subsequent games until the set is complete.

Stage Agreement Clause

  • Players may select any LEGAL stage if they both agree on it. Players may not play on illegal stages or change the length of a set. If this is violated, both players will be subject to complete disqualification from the event.

Game Settings

  • Stock and time are set to 3 stock and 8 minutes for Singles and Doubles
  • Final Smash Meter: Off
  • Spirits: Off
  • Damage Handicap: Off
  • Stage Selection: Anyone
  • Items: Off and None
  • First to: 1 Win
  • Stage Morph: Off
  • Stage Hazards: Off
  • Team Attack: On
  • Launch Rate: 1.0x
  • Underdog Boost: Off
  • Pausing: Off
  • Score Display: Off
  • %Show Damage: Yes
  • Custom Balance: Off
  • Echo Fighters: Separate
  • Radar: Big
  • Teammate Highlight: On
  • Mii Fighters: All moveset combinations are legal

Stage List

Starter Stages

  • Battlefield*
  • Final Destination*
  • Lylat Cruise
  • PokÈmon Stadium 2
  • Smashville

Counterpick Stages

  • Castle Siege
  • Kalos PokÈmon League
  • Town & City
  • Unova PokÈmon League
  • Yoshiís Island (Brawl)
  • Yoshiís Story

Additional Rules

       For ease of access, tournament staff recommends the use of the Nintendo Gamecube controller. However, the Switch Pro controller and Joy Cons are all permitted control options. Turbo/macro options on controllers are banned. Box variants of the GameCube controller are permitted so long as they do not have macros/turbo functions enabled.

Sudden Death
       If a game goes to Sudden Death, the winner is determined by stocks and percentage at the time the game ends. If both players are tied in stocks, the player with the lower percentage is the winner. In the event of a percentage tie, or a game in which both players lose their last stock simultaneously, a 1-stock tiebreaker will be played with a 3-minute time limit. The results of an in-game 300% Sudden Death do not count. If Sudden Death occurs in a Sudden Death game, this process is repeated.

Smash Ultimate Tournament