Tip: Entering a door or pipe, activating a P-Switch or grabbing a star, completing the level, hitting a message block, and dying will cause issues on the title screen, such as causing musical glitches, or trapping the player in an endlessly-looping level.
Round 1: Zao vs. Yoshi Island
Result: 3 - 0 Yoshi Island
We used 1.42N (N standing for Netplay) because 1.42 and 1.36 wouldn't work. I hope that's okay. 1.42N is basically the same as 1.42 except with a better netplay engine. For those who would also like to try it, here's a direct link to the download:
Updated the bracket. To those who haven't played: you have until the end of the 10th in the EST time zone to do so. If your partner does not show up by the, remember to contact me sometime on the 10th so I can actually give you a chance to continue in the tournament.
Updated the bracket with the most recent wins. There are three days left to play the remaining matches (which is about half of them). Remember that if your partner doesn't show, but you are active, at least send me a message so you get credit.
A couple more matches have been completed. That puts us at 9/16, with seven matches to go (and I know two of you have already reported that your partner hasn't shown up - I'll take that into consideration upon the initiation of the second round).