Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past NMG

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Form to submit race time 

Tournament Format

The tournament will be any% no major glitches, no S+Q* :

1) Prior to starting any given race, each racer is to provide their opponent a two random letters for filenames, 1 letter per file name. One of these filenames must be used for the race.

2) Runs start on file select and end upon entering the triforce room. 
3) Out of Bounds glitches, Exploration Glitch and YBA are banned. 
4) Saving and quitting or death abusing to emulate a save warp is also banned. 
5) ZSNES and SNES9x 1.43 and below are banned.

6) If you do not make yourself available for a match, and do not contact your opponent AND the admins to make other arrangements, your opponent will win by default, and you will be eliminated from the tournament; you will not progress to the losers' bracket.

*S+Q allowed to Link's House if you fail Fake Flippers (S+Q before moving or you will softlock)

The tournament will be run in a double elimination format through Challonge.  Byes will be awarded as needed for the first round to the top seeds to fit the players properly into the brackets.  Players will be expected to play 1 game per week. Second Chance bracket can expect upwards of 2 games per week.

The seeding of the Double Elimination bracket will be determined first by their any% nmg time as listed on zeldaspeedruns.com and/or speedrun.com as of Easter (March 27, 2016 23:59 EST). In case of ties, the seeds for the tied players will be randomly determined among those players involved in the tie.  Players without a time on zeldaspeedruns.com will be considered to have a time of 24 hours.


All Speed Runs Live (SRL) racing rules apply. All participants must use approved emulators/consoles and stream their races. We recommend that you locally save your race-stream file in the event that your stream is disconnected and you are “proofcalled” on your time. If you are not registered with SRL, please do so now. If you do not know how to set up or use an SRL account, please contact a moderator for assistance. Once the race is completed, please get in contact with a member of the admin team to update the standings and times.

Scheduled matches need to be played before the specified deadline for each round. 

You will be given 7-10 days to play each match, depending on the round.  We realize that a tournament of this magnitude has a lot of people with a lot of schedules to work around. That being said, if you schedule a match with someone and then bail on the scheduled time without prior notice, you may be removed from the tournament at the organizer's discretion.

Any disputes will be handled by the mod team, who will have final say in all matters.  Should a member of the mod team be involved in the dispute, that member will have no say in the final decision.

Match Procedure

Discuss and schedule a time to play your match against your opponent. We recommend using Challonge, but other methods of communication are certainly welcome.

When both participants are ready, begin a race in the #speedrunslive IRC channel on irc.speedrunslive.com or at http://www.speedrunslive.com/channel/ with the command:

.startrace alttp

Once the race channel has been created, join that specific channel. Within the channel, change the goal to no major glitches with the command:

.setgoal (insert here)

Once that has been completed, both participants should enter the race. This can be performed with the following command:


When both participants are ready to begin the race, have their stream available, and are waiting on a file on the file select screen, type the following command:


The Race bot will then begin to countdown in the race chat, and upon reaching 0 both players will begin the race. The conclusion of these races is when you lose control of Link after defeating Ganon :

Once you have reached this screen, in the race channel, type:


And that’s it. Once the race is completed, please get in contact with a member of the admin team to update the standings and times. Congratulations!

Some additional handy commands for the race:

  • .quit - If something arises and you need to remove yourself from the race, then use the .quit command.

  • .undone - Use if you prematurely type .done or .quit before the race has ended.

FAQs / Q&As

  • In the rare case of a race tie (as determined by the .done times recorded on SRL), racers will have to replay the race.  We don’t think this will happen, but wanted to spell that out.

  • If your ZSR name does not match your Challonge name, please contact the mods so we can assign the correct PB to you.


***Submit your PB here for seeding!***



If you do not have a time on either leaderboard (Speedrun.com is recommended due to ZSR being down a lot recently), your best time on Speedrunslive.com will be used. If you do not have a time there either, you will be seeded at the bottom.

Final Results

Supreme Champion: Xelna
Worthy Adversary: wqqqqwrt
Maybe Next Time: helgefmi/poor_little_pinkus

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