I put a quick poll on left side of the blog. In addition to picking one of the choices I'd ask that you:
1) tell your sparring partners about it. The idea is to survey regular readers but friends of regular readers would be excellent, too.
2) post ideas for future polls in the comments to this post. This concept was lifted from the SF2 Fan Site (see below) but those questions don't really fit here.
Star Cup Live Stream
Gama no Abura (NSB chief) is going to help get a stream up for Star Cup weekend.
Pre-Star Cup Event
October 10th at 7:30pm (Japan)
Duo 4on4 tournament (each team consists of four characters divided up between two players) followed by some exhibition matches.
The SuperStar Cup 2009
October 11th at 1pm (Japan)
Solo 3on3 as usual.
It isn't clear what exactly is going to be streamed and where, but the exhibition matches, at least, will be on Nico Live. You'll need a Nico Video account for that. I'll post URLs when I have them.
SF2 Fan Site Surveys
Over the last couple months Aka Zangief conducted a series of polls on the Street Fighter II Fan Site (link on the left.) Here are some of the results. To switch from a pie chart to bar graph click the button on the right side.
Who is your main character?
Where do you play?
Choices go from north to south, more or less, including:
Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa 16
Shizuoka, Aichi, Gifu 9
Osaka, Hyougo, Nara, Wakayama 18
When it comes to tournaments do you prefer ST or HSF?
(setting aside super and earlier games)
Either is OK! 7
Do you prefer single or team tournaments?
For team tournaments, what is the ideal team size?
Which tournament format do you prefer?
Single elimination 9
Round robin 20
Compare gauntlet results[*] 1
Double elimination 10
Choose your opponent 0
* Not sure what this is. Similar to round robin I guess.
SSF2X @ Kouhatsu
Gunze has been doing really well at Ko-hatsu events this year.
SSF2T @ CF
Local match from a few weeks ago. Never saw a zero damage bite before. Thank you to Riz0ne for the upload.