Good luck to everyone competing in the upcoming SCS! This is my first time qualifying. Just wanted to kick off a discussion on how everyone is prepping for the big day. Do you prepare for SCS day any differently than other tournaments?
I believe we are getting an hour before the event to practice. Games are on route at a bar so we’d have to coin drop for the 30 seconds
I’m just hoping to see a games list fairly soon as I’ve never been to the venue and I think some local players may be bringing in some games as well.
As for practice, I just keep my same routine. Don’t go oveboard as that can actually hurt more than help. If you know the games ahead of time try to play like era games at min. I.E. if it’s mainly modern games don’t practice ahead of time on just SS and EM’s or visa versa. Overall just have fun.
Playing-related prep: Pretty much none. I’ll try to make sure I’m dialed on critical stuff like AC/DC ramps, Black Jack tap pass, etc., but that will mostly be happening in the 1-hr warmup before the tournament and the 30-second warmups as needed.
TD-related prep: Doesn’t feel like too much, but I bet it’ll be kind of a long list. Let’s find out.
Moved in an additional machine; 1 over capacity now for the time being, so we can have a backup
Ordered some parts, including a stupid new TWD star rollover opto that should be shipping from Stern today
Printed out the full bracket (thanks, Staples)
Printed out score sheets
Emailed all players with the latest details (waitlist, game list, etc.)
Scheduled repair and cleaning for this week (Tues, Thurs, and Fri night)
Scheduled time to make last-minute adjustments Friday
Put payouts in envelopes
Bought trophies for spots 2 through 4
Scheduled a trip to buy snacks on Thursday
Wrote a note with a list of announcements for the start of the tournament