King of Cade Rules


32 Players will compete in a double-elimination tournament to determine the best all-around arcade player.

Each matchup in the tournament will be pre-assigned a game the players will compete on.

Players will be assigned a spot on the bracket based on random drawing the day before the tournament.  The final brackets will be released the day of the tournament.

Game Play Rules

All matchups will consist of one game for each player.

Players will have 5 minutes from the start of their round to report to their game.  Failure to report to the game in the allotted time will result in a forfeit.

Arcade Cabinet matchups will be based on the score achieved on the first game with a 5 minute time limit.

For arcade game and pinball matchups, each competitor will play separately.  The competitor with the higher score will be declared the winner.

For Skeeball, both competitors will compete on the same lane.

For 4 player matchups on Pac Man Battle Royale the first player to get 3 wins will advance.  The remaining 3 competitor will play until one of them has 3 wins.

For 4 player matchups on Mario Kart, The first and second place finishers will be considered winners.  The third and fourth place finishers will receive a loss.

A monitor from Up-Down will report the results of each match to the tournament coordinator.  The determination of a winner by the monitor will be final.

If there is a glitch in the game that affects the outcome, the monitor will make a determination of how to address it with the coordinator.  This ruling will be final.

Player Registration

The first 32 players to register online will be given spots in the tournament.  These players will be notified via email within 72 hours of registration.

Those that register after the first 32 will be notified that they have been registered as alternates.  They will be assigned spaces for any player that does not check in on the day of the tournament based on the order they registered.

In the event that more than 32 players register, we reserve the right to expand the tournament to 64 players.

All registered players and alternates will receive an email 24-72 hours before the tournament and will be required to confirm their registration.

Player Check-In

Check-in for all players and alternates will begin at noon the day of the tournament.

All players must be checked in by 3:45 pm

Game play for the first round will begin at 4:00 pm sharp.

Players must be checked in prior to 3:45.  Players who have not arrived by that point may be replaced by players from the alternate pool.

A short informational meeting will be held at 3:50 to answer any questions.


Prizes provided by our sponsors will be assigned to matchups in the tournament.

The grand prize will be announced the week of the tournament.


The normal rules of conduct at Up-Down will be strictly enforced.

Any player violating these rules of conduct is subject to removal from Up-Down as well as elimination from the tournament.

This is a fun and casual tournament.  Please remember that and abide by the spirit of fun, relaxation, and not taking games too seriously.