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September 14 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Gaming Stadium
Classic Tetris World Championship: Vancouver
The Classic Tetris World Championships (CTWC) for the NES are held every year at the Portland Retro Gaming Expo. This year’s CTWC takes place on October 18-20th at the Oregon Convention Center and you can win your way to Portland through the CTWC: Vancouver tournament!
➡️ Entry Fee:
$10 per player
*Early Bird registration ends 9:00 AM the day before the event is scheduled. Registration will be available at the door on a first-come, first-served basis.
➡️ Tournament Format:
CTWC Regional Tournaments are played in 4 rounds:
1. Qualifying Round
2. Top 8 Round
3. Semi-Final (Top 4) Round
4. Final Round
During the Qualifying Round, competitors will play NES Tetris A-Type and try to get the highest score possible. Players will have 3 hours and may take as many attempts as they would like with the time period; however, after every attempt, if there are people waiting, players must cede to the next person in line and join the queue of waiting players.
After the 3 hour time period, the players with the 8 highest scores will be seeded into a single-elimination bracket for 1v1 best-of-3 high score matches to determine the winner, with the Finals being a best of 5.
The full rules can be found at: https://thectwc.com/rules/
💰 Prize Pool: $500 travel credit
$500 Travel Credit to the CTWC
Entry to Portland Retro Gaming and CTWC
1 hour Rental Station at CTCW
A group of NES consoles, NES Tetris carts, and NES controllers will be provided for competitors to play on. Competitors may use the provided NES controller or bring their own controller. The controller may be any standard unmodified* original NES controller, any standard unmodified original NES “dog bone” style controller, or any standard unmodified “Goofy Foot” style controller. Tournament or CTWC officials may disqualify any controller other than those listed here (including but not limited to other 3rd party controllers, controllers with turbo features, etc), and any games played with those controllers, at any time.
*Any additional electronics will result in automatic disqualification. Controller maintenance (cleaning, swapping D-pads or buttons with original NES controller replacement parts, etc) is allowed and in most cases will not result in disqualification. Any modifications may be evaluated by the tournament or CTWC officials and may result in disqualification.
Feel free to contact us with any questions or concerns!
If there are any questions for CTWC regarding this event, feel free to contact them here: firstname.lastname@example.org