May Day Open 2011

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This year’s May Day open was bizarre to say the least. First, we played it 7 months late on December 4, 2011. Secondly, we had our first technical problem. After 16 rounds, the entire tournament was reset. No one is sure what happened. So we decided to start completely over. Nathan McGraw won his third tournament in a row. He now has 4 tournament victories. He is just 2 shy of Shaun McGuire’s 6 tournament victories. Another strange occurrence was a 3-way tie for the Mad Bomber Award. The award was shared by Nathan McGraw, Jeff McGraw and Tara Pilliard. This marks Tara’s first appearance on the King Bomber plaque.

Over the last 3 tournaments, Nathan McGraw has won all 3, won the Mad Bomber Award (or tied for first) 3 times and was B-Point King during this last tournament. This is the most dominating span in the history of our tournament.

The May Day Open 2011 tournament marked the return of Shaun McGuire. Shaun had missed our last 2 tournaments. He is currently ranked number 1.

Participants: Shaun McGuire (Black Bomber), Jeff McGraw (White Bomber), Nathan McGraw (Manjimaru), Tara Pilliard (Kabuki), Rob Pilliard (Bonks), Celia McGraw (Kinu) and Lou Pilliard (Kotestsu).

Final Results:


Final 5 Rounds:

The Lost Tournament (16 rounds played before tournament was reset):

May Day Open 2010

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This marks the first time for the May Day Open tournament. Another first is the 3 round format. There were a total of 13 players; 7 in the first round and 6 in the second. The top 4 in each round advanced to the championship round.

Shaun McGuire won his 6th Saturn Bomberman tournament (5 Thanksgiving Day Invitationals and 1 May Day Open). Brian McGuire was this year’s Mad Bomber. He was also the first Mad Bomber award winner in the Thanksgiving Day Invitational. This year’s tournament took place on May 1st, 2010.

Interesting tournament facts: 3 countries were represented from 3 continents: United States, Germany and Brazil. André Schwarz had 21 kills in the first round. That was the most by anyone in any of the 3 rounds, yet he had no wins. Tara Pilliard made it into the top 4 with 2 wins in round 1, yet she had no kills. Celia McGraw had a 42% (the best of any round) winning percentage in round 2 yet had no wins in the championship round.

First round participants: Shaun McGuire (Kotetsu), Jeff McGraw (White Bomber), Nathan McGraw (Manjimaru), Tara Pilliard (Kinu), André Schwarz (Kabuki), Gabriel Boyd (Master Higgins) and Christian McGraw (Black Bomber).

Final result:

Second round participants: Celia McGraw (Kinu), Cyril Pimentel (Black Bomber), Rob Pilliard (Bonks), Joyce Guedes (Master Higgins), Brian McGuire (Kabuki) and Lou Pilliard (Kotetsu).

Final result:

Championship round participants: Shaun McGuire (Master Higgins), Jeff McGraw (White Bomber), Nathan McGraw (Manjimaru), Tara Pilliard (Kabuki), Cyril Pimentel (Black Bomber), Celia McGraw (Kinu), Rob Pilliard (Miss Honey) and Brian McGuire (Bonks).

Final result:

Complete video of the championship round:

May Day Open Announced

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For the first time ever, we are adding an additional tournament to our schedule. It is the May Day Open. Every year this tournament will be played as close to May 1st as possible. And this year our tournament will  actually fall on May 1st. This is how it will work – The goal is to have as close to 16 people as possible. There will be two qualifying rounds and then the top four people in both rounds square off in the championship round. Who can make it? Email: to confirm or ask questions.

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