TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

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TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby idrayer » Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:56 pm

The UCLA College Bowl Club is pleased to announce it will be hosting TWAIN XII on an NAQT IS set, TBA.

DATE: Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

PARKING: Parking is $11 at various lots throughout the UCLA campus.

VENUE: TBD on UCLA's campus

SCHEDULE:
8:00 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.: Registration Period (All teams must be accounted for by 8:30 A.M. PST)
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.: Rules Meeting / Moderator Meeting
9:00 A.M.: Tournament Play
Around 1:00 P.M.: Lunch
2:00 P.M.: Afternoon Play -> Playoffs

FOOD:
Breakfast: TBA - Likely will be just juice, maybe some mini muffins.

Lunch: Lunch is available on-campus. Hours of Operation vary for each dining option, but Ackerman Union is definitely open during the weekend.

ELIGIBILITY: All high school teams are eligible.

FORMAT: Twenty tossup-bonus cycles, with negs and powers from an NAQT IS set.

PRICING STRUCTURE:
Base fee = $80 per team
Discounts:
-$5 for a fully-functional buzzer system (Must have four working buzzers on both sides)
-$20 New School Discount (must not have played in any pyramidal tournament as a school since September 1, 2009)
-$10 for a moderator or staff member (The TD has the right to accept or reject the moderator and also reserves the right to withdraw the discount retroactive to payment.)

Additionally, we will offer paper copies of the questions on the day of the tournament for $10, while we will also be able to mail questions to teams in attendance at a later date for $15.

The field will be capped at 16 teams unless there is excessive demand complimented by excessive resources. In order to ensure a smooth tournament we will not expand the field until we have enough staff known.

WARNING! If you cannot have payment by tournament date, please contact the TD with at least 24 hours notice. If you arrive without warning of delinquent payment to tournament, we will assess a $50 penalty to be paid immediately in addition to the regular payment, which must be received by us within ten business days.

Checks should be made out to "College Bowl Club of UCLA". Please do NOT change this wording. For reasons of financial security, if possible, please bring the check to the tournament rather than mailing it in advance.

REGISTRATION:
The TD for this tournament is Mik Larsen. The current registration deadline is Monday September 26th at 5 PM.

If you are planning to come, please e-mail mlarsen(at)ucla(dot)edu with:
1) Your school's name
2) Coach (or adult representative) name and e-mail address
3) The number of teams you are bringing
4) The number of buzzer systems and any other discounts you wish to validate

If you have any questions, please e-mail us.

We will keep you updated with more news as the tournament date approaches.
We hope to see you TWAIN on Sun., October 2nd, 2011


Thank You!

Ian Drayer
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby rylltraka » Mon Sep 05, 2011 3:52 pm

Bumping since the tournament date is now in the not-so-distant future. We are contemplating possible changes in the date, so stay tuned.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby Coldblueberry » Tue Sep 06, 2011 8:10 pm

This doesn't apply to me, but I think pretty much all of our junior-year members are taking the SAT that day so they'd prefer a date change. Also, small copy-paste typo: it says 2010.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby davud363000 » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:17 pm

Coldblueberry wrote:I think pretty much all of our junior-year members are taking the SAT that day so they'd prefer a date change.


I second Justin's suggestion, I think there would be a better turnout if this tournament could be moved back a week
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby AKKOLADE » Sat Sep 10, 2011 4:38 pm

I agree with this post when it comes to conflicts like this.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby Balboa » Sun Sep 11, 2011 1:26 am

Arcadia would prefer an Oct. 8 date for TWAIN as well.

I agree with some of the points in that thread too. And we've definitely dealt with tournaments on test dates before. But the fact is that the fall standardized testing dates are even more of a problem due to seniors that may be at the core of many schools' teams having to get test scores in for college applications.

I have already told the TD's for TWAIN and UCSD Fall Novice this, but by my reasoning a date switch between TWAIN and Fall Novice would be beneficial for everyone involved. Fall Novice would feel less of a detrimental effect in attendance due to being on an SAT day than TWAIN would, since it is likely that many more of the players at Fall Novice will be underclassmen for whom SAT's are not as pressing of a concern.

We're not pressuring the TD's to do anything. We're just letting them know of our preferences and our projections of the attendance from our schools for each date, and they can make whatever they decision they feel is the best.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby Auroni » Sun Sep 11, 2011 2:34 am

We're not likely to change our tournament date. We have already done a significant amount of outreach for it that is finally starting to pay off, and we don't want to lose any more of those teams than we already lose naturally due to drops later on.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby cvdwightw » Sun Sep 11, 2011 4:46 pm

Everyone has date conflicts. So you miss one quizbowl tournament. It happens. It's not like you live in an area where you have 3 tournaments all year. In time, the field size hits spread out across tournament hosts.

Of course, the other option UCLA has is to flip College Novice and TWAIN and have the college tournament on the 1st and the high school tournament on the 2nd.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby Erogo » Fri Sep 16, 2011 11:20 pm

As this tournament is now two weeks away, Arcadia would like to know if the TD(s) have given any thought to Dwight's suggestion about switching the dates for TWAIN and Early Autumn
Novice.

EDIT:

Never mind what I said, my team got the notification email (from the Google user group) about the date change. Much obliged!
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 1st, 2011

Postby idrayer » Sun Sep 18, 2011 10:09 pm

As Carl indicates, we have switched this tournament date to the 2nd. Original post will be updated to reflect this.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby rylltraka » Wed Sep 21, 2011 3:35 pm

This is the present field update (at least for teams that have contacted me):

Torrey Pines - 2 teams, 2 buzzers
Rancho Bernardo - 3 teams, 2 buzzers
Irvine - 1 team, 1 buzzer
Arcadia - 6 teams, 1 buzzer
Westview - 1 team
Santa Monica - 3 teams

Presumably to be updated in the future.

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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby IrvineQuizBowl » Thu Sep 22, 2011 6:32 pm

Hello this is the Irvine Quiz Bowl Team, and we have changed our e-mail to irvinequizbowl@gmail.com in order to prevent confusion. Could someone please kindly forward the originals regarding Irvine High to this e-mail? Thanks.

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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby Erogo » Wed Sep 28, 2011 3:23 pm

The field's currently at 16 teams, will the cap be raised or will it stay?
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby rylltraka » Wed Sep 28, 2011 6:49 pm

I'm not sure what you mean - we're at our cap of 16 teams, and I'll make any decisions on whether it holds if any additional teams make their interest known.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby Erogo » Wed Sep 28, 2011 7:44 pm

I simply wanted to know if UCLA had any plans to expand the field (not that Arcadia is interested in sending any more teams).

But thanks, my question's been answered.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby rylltraka » Fri Sep 30, 2011 6:32 pm

Here is a version of the final update, as recently sent by email:

This is the final major update for TWAIN, to be held Sunday, Oct. 2nd.

Teams should check in in front of Bunche Hall (http://maps.ucla.edu/) from 8:30-8:45 Sunday morning. Parking Structures 3 and/or 5 are your best bet; be careful, as the date may affect availability of access. If you are going to be late (which always seems to happen to at least one team), please contact me at #310-866-1057.

Our current field update is so:
Torrey Pines - 2 teams, 2 buzzers
Rancho Bernardo - 3 teams, 2 buzzers
Irvine - 1 team, 1 buzzer
Arcadia - 6 teams, 1 buzzer
Westview - 1 team
Santa Monica - 3 teams

Please let me know IMMEDIATELY if there are any changes to this list - our hard cap meant that late-registering teams were excluded from attending, so this point is fairly serious. Also, please remember to bring your buzzers - UCLA's stock thereof has dwindled, and no one wants to play slapbowl.

Our staff for this tournament is also fairly limited, so if any coaches/wellwishers are interested in helping out (moderating, even, in case of emergency), please let me know - there will be a discount for such.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, and we'll see you on Sunday.
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Re: TWAIN XII at UCLA, October 2nd, 2011

Postby rylltraka » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:17 pm

TWAIN XII: In the Lime of Fire was held, moderately successfully. The championship bracket resulted in a tie for first at 9-1 between Arcadia A and Arcadia B, who decided to call the finals in favor of Arcadia A because of their PPB advantage.

Thanks to all the teams who showed up and endured our minor logistical issues, and also to our talented staff, especially Ian Drayer, Avram Lyon, and Jeff Buenaflor for going above the expected requirements of duty.

Stats are available at http://quizbowl.gimranov.com/stats/inde ... =twain2011.
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