-4 stock, 8 minutes.
-Sets are best of 3. Finals are best of 5.
-Items set to “off” and “none.”
-Either player may call for a Double Blind character selection for the first match.
-Dave’s Stupid Rule: A player may not counterpick any stage he won on in a set.
-Controller port is determined by Rock Paper Scissors if it can’t be agreed upon. -For doubles, the controller ports must be 1-2-2-1.
-For doubles, Team Attack is on and life stealing is allowed. Remember that Attack+Special, not the Pause button, is used to steal lives.
-Pausing during a match, unless okayed by the other player, will result in the loss of one stock for the pauser.
-Quitting out of a match before it is over will result in a loss for the quitter.
-If time runs out, the person with the most stock left (or least % if they are equal) wins. If the % is equal as well, play a 1 stock 3 minute match, same characters and stage.
-If the match goes to sudden death due to a suicide move (Ganon’s side-B, Kirby/DDD’s swallow, holding someone in a grab on a platform as it moves out of the boundaries, etc.), the one who initiated the move wins.
-Buffer set to off.
-Custom controls are allowed, but controllers modified to enhance performance are not. No turbo buttons, etc. However, removing the springs from shoulder buttons or replacing a thumbstick with a different thumbstick are ok.
-If you want to use your own SD card, a TO must overwrite the important game files (not music) in order to make sure there are no modifications. If you are caught cheating with modified game files, you will be immediately DQed without refund and banned from future events.
-In the event that the game crashes or the TV/Wii loses power in the middle of a match, that match will be restarted from the beginning with the same characters and stage. If a player uses a known glitch to intentionally crash the game or otherwise make it unfinishable, that player may be forced to forfeit the match or be DQed at the TO’s discretion.
-No excessive stalling (this includes abusing Jiggs’ Rising Pound and Mario’s Up-B Walljump)
-No coaching during a match. Consulting someone between matches is allowed as long as it doesn’t hold up the next match.
-Both players may agree to any rule or stage outside the tournament ruleset.
-Giga Bowser is banned.
-For the 1st match, stage strike the starter list in 1-2-2-1 fashion. After each match, the winner of the previous match bans 3 stages (Players may counterpick a stage that they previously banned in the set, but may not counterpick a stage on which they won). The player who lost the previous match chooses a stage, then the player who won chooses their character, then the player who lost chooses their character.
-Pokemon Stadium 2
-Yoshi’s Story (Melee) (Singles Only)
-Green Hill Zone
-Distant Planet (Doubles Only)
-Fountain of Dreams
-Yoshi’s Island (Brawl)