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Congratulations to our Madden 2017 Winners!

As you may have heard, a couple of weekends ago (Jan. 28th) HCPL held our annual Madden Tournament.

Through some stiff competition, these three players came out on top at the end of the day.

 

 

Madden 2017 Champion

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2nd place: Ashton Whalen

3rd place: Zac Archibald

 

Congratulations, guys!

Start your Training at the Library

In case you are unaware, HCPL’s 2017 Madden Tournament is on Saturday, January 28. You can sign up for it here.

To train for this extremely competitive event, you need to think football, experience football, and live football. The library is here to help with that.

1. Watch it! Untitled design (1)

Get your head in the game by watching some shows or movies that center around football, like these ones: Friday Night LightsWoodlawn, When the Game Stands Tall, Draft Day, The Blind Side, We Are Marshall, Invincible, Facing the Giants, Remember the Titans, and Rudy.

 

2. Read it! Untitled design (2)

Get inside the mind of a football athlete with some books by these authors: Tim Green, Paul Volponi, Gordon Korman, John Feinstein, Mike Lupica, Perri Klass, John Coy, Sandra Neil Wallace, and Chris Lynch.

3. Study it!  Untitled design (3)

Study up on the game and the big names with materials from the YA nonfiction section.

4. Play it!  Untitled design (4)

Hone your skills by checking out Madden.

 

 

Good Luck!

2015 HCPL Super Bowl

The 2015 HCPL Madden Tournament ended with a game played on the Super Bowl field. Our Super Bowl contenders were:

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San Fransisco made a valiant effort and took the game down to the wire scoring some a last minute touchdown and ending with 20 points. The Seahawks stayed one step ahead and won the game with 28 points. All participants in our Madden Tournament played with skill and great sportsmanship!

Congrats to our tournament winners:

1st place (Madden 2015 trophy, $50 GameStop card): Garrett P.

2nd place ($25 GameStop card): Ethan E.

3rd place ($10 GameStop card): Joe S.

 

Thank you to all who came out to play, and thank you to GameStop for loaning us extra Xbox 360 consoles and controllers to accommodate 45 players!

Keep up those mad gaming skills, and we’ll see you at our next gaming tournament!

Sarah

Madden 15 Tournament Tomorrow!

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We still have a few openings for the Madden15 Tournament! Click here to sign up.

You will compete at least twice in our double-elimination bracket and get the chance to take home $50 (1st place), $25 (2nd), or $10 (3rd) to GameStop so you can grab more gaming gear. 1st place also gets a sweet trophy:
madden15 trophy

Everyone gets snacks:
madden snacks

See you tomorrow gaming stars!

Sarah

Madden NFL 25 Winners

Congratulations to Ryan Henson (1st place) and Keith Riggs (2nd place) – the HCPL Madden Tournament winners! They beat out 27 other players to take home the $50 & $25 GameStop gift cards as well as the 1st place trophy. Well done guys! Also a big thanks to all our gamers for braving the snow storm to come out and play in the tournament! Another big thanks to GameStop for once again lending us the extra gaming equipment.

Start practicing for next year’s tournament, gamers! We look forward to seeing you at Madden 2015.

Sarah – Currently reading The Nazi Hunters: How a Team of Spies and Survivors Captured the World’s Most Notorious Nazi, by Neal Bascomb