The tournament officially began on February 13 where all of the competitors, and those who wanted to watch, gathered in the lyceum. The Mario Kart game that was featured, though, was not Mario Kart Wii, but the Gamecube version, Mario Kart Double Dash. This surprised some of the people who were competing in the tournament, such as Drake Martinez, who was hoping the game to be the Wii version, for he has had no experience with this older game. "I was shocked to find out that we were playing Double Dash," said Drake Martinez. "I would have had a better chance if it were the Wii version."
As luck would have it for Drake, his first opponent was Joe Williams, who was experienced in Double Dash and has played it before. Using his skills to his advantage, Joe beat Drake, causing Drake to play in the losers bracket.
In the last days of the competition, we finally ended up with two finalists, Joseph Rouintree and Jake Lux. As both racers sped off, they desperately aimed to gain the advantage over the other. It was an intense match as both Jake and Joseph gained the lead over each other, making it seem like a tug-of-war. With the championship on the line, competitors reached the final lap making this turn the decision-maker. With Jake in front of him, Joseph attempted to throw him off with all kinds of obstacles, but to no avail as Jake Lux crossed the finish line, making him the winner of the Mario Kart Tournament. With the tournament being over, one can only hope that Mario Kart will make a return to Costa Mesa High School.