Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mario Kart Tournament

Tournament Champion Josh Faulders (left) and the three other finalists race for the grand prize. 

The library's first ever video game tournament was an outstanding success with a great turnout and some big time fun. More than two dozen gamers competed in a three round Mario Kart tournament. Josh Faulders was crowned the champion after defeating the three other finalists in a tightly contested, down to the wire race at Wario Stadium.

Snacks were served and participants were able to "free play" at a seperate station while they waited for their match in the tournament. Everyone had a good time and many expressed unbridled excitement for future events.

View photos from the event on the Collinsville Library's Facebook page here:https://www.facebook.com/#!/media/set/?set=a.10154483375825640.1073741859.10150098010130640&type=1

The next tournament is planned for Thursday, October 2nd from 5-7PM. We're bringing Mario and his friends back to duke it out in Super Smash Bros Brawl on the Nintendo Wii. 

All ages are welcome.  The tournament will be divided into two age groups-- ages 8-16 and ages 17+.  Controllers will be provided.  Come ready to play and win prizes!

Donations of new or gently used Wii, PS3, and Xbox 360 games are encouraged to help us kick-start our new video game collection, scheduled to hit the floor this fall.

The tournament is free to play, but advance registration is required.  Call the library at 618-344-1112 or visit the Main Desk to sign up!

Posted by Terry Pierson, Library Clerk