Rimini SuperPro Tries Some New Formats

photo by lui tasini

In the tradition of Superhein and Turboshred, Clay Collerá and Lui Tasini tried out some new competition ideas at the Rimini Wellness festival. Originally scheduled as a demo, Clay and Lui decided to make it into a tournament as well, showcasing three different formats of play: pairs, alone (a match play even) and shred.

Rimini SuperPro
Rimini Wellness Festival
Rimini, Italy
May 19-20, 2006

Pairs used a cumulative score format over two rounds. The best average score across two performances won. Shred was played in traditional pools, with players doing their best combinations and being scored from 1-10. The top scores advanced to the finals. The others played again in a consolation final.

The most experimental was Alone. In this event, players paired off against one another and did individual combos. After each person had done one combo, the judges decided whose was more difficult. The first player to get three wins from the judges advanced.

I like the Alone concept. It’s interactive between the players – you can try to one-up each other. And it has a lot of potential to keep the audience involved through the drama of very simple scoring and a best 3 of 5 structure that most people are familiar with from sports like tennis.

This sound like a really fun experiment that was very manageable with the five amazing players who participated. Overall results are below. Detailed results in the extended article:

Overall Results

1. Tom Leitner (Shred: 6; Open: 3; Alone: 6) 15 points
2T. Clay Collerá (Shred: 4; Open: 2; Alone: 4) 10 points
2T. Reto Zimmerman (Shred: 5; Open: 3; Alone: 2) 10 points
2T. Fabio Sanna (Shred: 3; Open: 2; Alone: 5) 10 points
5. Matteo Gaddoni (Shred: 2; Open: 1; Alone: 3) 6 points
6. Luca Medri (Shred: 1; Open: 1; Alone: 1) 3 points

photo by lui tasini

Open Pairs

Classification Finale
1. Reto Zimmerman/Tom Leitner 7.41
2. Clay Collerá/Fabio Sanna 6.24
3. Matteo Gaddoni/Luca Medri 4.46

Secondo Round
1. Reto Zimmerman/Tom Leitner 6.63
2. Clay Collerá/Fabio Sanna 5.83
3. Matteo Gaddoni/Luca Medri 4.45

Primo Round
1. Reto Zimmerman/Tom Leitner 8.18
2. Clay Collerá/Fabio Sanna 6.65
3. Matteo Gaddoni/Luca Medri 4.47


Prima Finale

1. Tom Leitner 8.33 points (7.66 tiebreaker)
2. Reto Zimmerman 8.33 points (7.33 tiebreaker)
3. Clay Collerá (8 points)
4. Fabio Sanna (7 points)

Terzo Finali

5. Matteo Gaddoni 7.33 points
6. Luca Medri 5.33 points

First Round

Group 1

1. Tom Leitner 8 points
2. Clay Collerá 7 points
3. Luca Medri 6.33 points

Group 2

1. Reto Zimmerman 7.66 points
2. Fabio Sanna 7 points
3. Matteo Gaddoni 6 points


1. Tom Leitner
2. Fabio Sanna
3. Clay Collera
4. Matteo Gaddoni
5. Reto Zimmermann
6. Luca Medri

Alone Super Final

Tom Leitner def. Fabio Sanna 3-0

Alone Consolation Final

Tom Leitner def. Clay Collerá 4-3

Alone Consolation Round 1

Clay Collerá def. Matteo Gaddoni 3-2

Alone Final

Fabio Sanna def. Tom Leitner 3-2

Alone Round 2

Tom Leitner def. Matteo Gaddoni 3-2
Fabio Sanna def. Clay Collerá 3-2

Alone Round 1

Tom Leitner def. Luca Medri 3-0
Clay Collerá def. Matteo Gaddoni 3-0
Fabio Sanna def. Reto Zimmerman 3-1