In group play, Joyce beats Rikster, but doesn’t advance. Jay H, who’s never missed an Elite 8, fails to advance! In Rd of 64, Rikster knocks out Tecmo V champ Kevin, but loses to Rico in Rd of 32. Tony, Bailey, and Tecmo III champ Peter also bounced in Rd of 32. Sweet 16 is sheer carnage: Chet & Josh both lose as Steelers, Tecmo VI runner-up Matt is ousted, and Ryder Cup darling Flo loses to Mort. Elite 8 is epic: Sobhi defeats Travis in 2OT thriller, Jimmy expertly causes 2 fumbles to beat O’Dell, Mort continues charmed Madison life with 90 yd JJ to beat James at 0:00, and Seth’s Bills inexplicably knock out Rico’s 49ers. Final 4 features 3 former champs: Sobhi – Tecmo II, Jimmy – Tecmo IV, Mort – Tecmo VI. Jimmy beats up on Sobhi in Tecmo IV title rematch, and defending champ Mort handles Seth. In the Final, Jimmy leans heavily on Right+A to beat Mort 24-14, Cards over Cowboys.