Nintendo Wii Tournament

Join us next Saturday, October 11, from 1:00 to 6:00, to enjoy round three of KDL’s Wii Tournament Series featuring Mario Kart.  This time you will have to pit your racing skills against opponents from all over Kent County to see who will be crowned the Mario Kart Champion.  There will be snacks, prizes, and lots of Mario Kart.  Open to teens in grades 6 through 12.

The tournament will be hosted at the Grandville Community Room on 3843 Prairie St. (between Barrett Ave. and Ottawa Ave.) in Grandville, which is just a block or two away from the Grandville BranchClick here for directions from the library, or call the Grandville branch at 647-3890 for more info.


For those of you wanting more details, here are a few.  If you have more questions, leave a comment and we will answer you.

  • No characters, courses, or vehicles have been unlocked.  However, if they are unlocked during the course of the tournament you may use them.
  • It will be a single player tournament, with 4 people playing during each race, with the exception of the final two rounds, which will just have two people playing.
  • Everyone will compete in a few preliminary rounds to narrow down the field to a 28-man Tournament.  The scores from the prelims will be recorded and that will determine which 28 participants advance. From there it will be single elimination races, with two of the four players advancing each round until we narrow it down to the end.
  • The amount of preliminary rounds and the amount of races in each round will be dependent on time and the amount of challengers who show, but it will likely be 2 or 3 in both cases.
  • All controller schemes will be allowed.  We will provide Wii Remotes, Nunchucks, and Wheels; if you wish to use a classic controller or GameCube controller you must bring your own.

Let’s Race!

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5 Responses to “Nintendo Wii Tournament”

  1. Josh Says:

    Ok, I have a quick update. Due to a problem with our vendors, we will not have enough Mario Kart wheels for everyone to use one at the same time. We will have 6 or 7, even though we might have up to 20 people racing at the same time. This should not be a problem, as many people will likely prefer a different controller setup; however if you own a wheel and you want to use one for every race, you may want to consider bringing your own just in case.

  2. Alex V Says:

    Is the 6th to 12th grade requirement a hard limit? My son is in 5th grade and is quite good at this game …

  3. Josh Says:


    Thanks for the question. The answer to that is not exactly set in stone but here goes. Obviously, as it states in the description, the program is designed for teens, grades 6 through 12. However, at the last two events a few kids showed up that were close in age, i.e. 5th grade or so, and we did not turn them away. Basically, we want to encourage everyone to remember that this is an event for our Teen patrons, but obviously we will not be checking IDs at the door. So, it is a limit, but I would hesitate to say it is a hard limit. I hope that helps.

  4. SLic Says:

    Will CPU players be turned on for the races (i.e. 12 racers on the course instead of just the 4 humans)?

  5. Josh Says:

    Yes, there will always be twelve racers in each race. So, you don’t necessarily need to finish first in a race to advance, just ahead of the other people playing. The only exception to this could be the final race between our last 2 contestants. I have not yet decided if it makes more sense to have that race be just between them or also include the CPU. It will probably still include the computer racers but if anyone has a major preference in this let me know and I will take it into consideration.