I'm Gordon Arsenoff, and I'll serve as tournament director for this this year's tournament. The set is being written by WUAT, with contributions from Montgomery Blair High School in Washington, DC, and edited in chief by Charles Hang of WUAT and of Olympia Questions. Under Mr. Hang's editorship, we are already further along in completion of the set than we have been by this time in previous years, and we are looking forward to a tournament that will run more smoothly than ever.
To sign your team up for WUHSAC XIV, please e-mail me at email@example.com or reply here. Teams will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. The field will be updated in this thread as registrations are received. If the field fills up before you can sign up, please allow us to waitlist you as well; in such a large field there is an appreciable chance that one or more teams will cancel.
WUHSAC's format and rules will be similar to last year's:
- 20 tossups and bonuses per game
- no computational math
- no negs
- no powers
- bouncebacks on bonuses
- Up to a 36-team field
- Bracketed round robin prelims
- Re-bracketed round robin playoffs
- four-team superplayoffs and final if needed
Fees for the tournament will be as follows:
- $10 per school plus $65 per team
- -$5 per fully functional (eight-player) buzzer, up to $15 off per school
- -$15 per experienced staff volunteer
This year, I'd like to ask everyone interested in staffing the tournament to let me know well in advance of the tournament, by e-mailing me at firstname.lastname@example.org or replying here. This will include both those volunteering on behalf of a school and others. Keeping track of staff for a tournament of this size will be almost as big a deal as keeping track of the field in preparation for the event. Thank you very much for your help!
As in previous years, we expect that some number of top-finishing teams at WUHSAC XIV will be invited to this year's PACE National Scholastics Championship, also to be held at Washington University in St. Louis, June 9-10, 2012. WUHSAC will provide a useful opportunity for teams and staffers to visit and become familiar with our campus and facilities before NSC.
If you have any further questions, please e-mail me or reply here. We look forward to seeing you at WUHSAC XIV!