2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

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2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby wcheng » Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:35 pm

I am happy to announce this year's iteration of Maryland Fall, which will be held on Saturday, September 30th, 2017. This tournament will be run using our 2017 Maryland Fall housewrite, head-edited by Jordan Brownstein, the head editor of the 2016 PACE NSC. For more information regarding our set's distribution and target difficulty, and for mirror inquiries, please consult this thread.

We are going to have a soft cap at 24 teams that is subject to change based on interest in playing our tournament.

Location and Schedule
Teams will meet in Francis Scott Key Hall at 8:15 AM so we can start matches by 9 AM. We will have preliminary rounds before lunch and a rebracket after lunch followed by a finals round if necessary. Lunch will not be offered, but we will provide information on the eating options on and around campus on the day of the tournament.

Fees
Base Fee: $75
Working Buzzer Discount: -$5
Experienced Staffer Discount: -$10
Travel Discount: -$10 per 100 mi.
New to Quizbowl: -$15 for teams that have not played pyramidal quizbowl since September 2014
Minimum Fee: $45

All checks should be made out to "Maryland Academic Quiz Team."

Registration
If you are interested in attending our tournament, please send an email to me at weijia05@yahoo.com with the number of teams, working buzzers, experienced staffers, and number of staffer laptops that you will be bringing to our tournament. Please provide a team contact with their cellphone number.

We hope you will join us for what will be an exciting competition in the DC metro area!
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby Antrobus63 » Tue Jul 18, 2017 2:00 pm

I know that our team, and probably many other NE teams would be interested in a local (DE-NY-NJ-PA) mirror, but are committed to PHSAT on the 9/30.
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby wcheng » Sat Aug 05, 2017 6:52 am

Field Update as of 9/12/17
Team Name | # of Teams | Buzzers | Moderators
Downingtown STEM | 1 | 0 | 0
Richard Montgomery | 2 | 4 | 0
TJHSST | 6 | 1 | 0
Lehigh Valley | 1 | 1 | 0
Langley | 2 | 2 | 1
Severn School | 1 | 1 | 0
Montgomery Blair | 2 | 1 | 0
Wootton | 1 | 1 | 1
Centennial | 6 | 2 | 0
Old Mill | 1 | 1 | 0
Maggie Walker | 1 | 1 | 1

Field Size: 24/24
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby hornetvtol » Mon Aug 28, 2017 5:53 pm

When's the expected finishing time of the tournament?
Thanks.
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby wcheng » Wed Aug 30, 2017 2:29 pm

Just a quick update: our tournament has been awarded platinum certification from PACE, which means that the top 25% of teams from our tournament will qualify for the 2018 PACE NSC!
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby sarangyeola » Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:15 pm

hornetvtol wrote:When's the expected finishing time of the tournament?
Thanks.


Given that we anticipate at least 10 rounds of play, this tournament should finish between 4 pm and 6 pm. It really depends on the final schedule which we won't know until more teams register.
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby zachblank22 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 8:30 pm

Hey guys, not sure if this is possible but could we move the tournament back? I'm representing the Georgetown Day quiz bowl team and we'd love to attend but unfortunately, Yom Kippur is on the same day. Any chance we could move the tournament back a week?

Thanks!
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby wcheng » Fri Sep 08, 2017 9:29 am

zachblank22 wrote:Hey guys, not sure if this is possible but could we move the tournament back? I'm representing the Georgetown Day quiz bowl team and we'd love to attend but unfortunately, Yom Kippur is on the same day. Any chance we could move the tournament back a week?

Thanks!


Unfortunately, we realized that this conflict existed long after we originally set the date for this tournament. At this point, moving this tournament back in time would unfairly affect teams who have already registered for the tournament. We sincerely apologize for the oversight and hope that you can attend future events at the University of Maryland.
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Re: 2017 Maryland Fall @ U. of Maryland (9/30/17)

Postby wcheng » Tue Sep 12, 2017 7:59 pm

An important update: we just hit our soft cap of 24 teams. Depending on interest and the availability of facilities, we might be able to relax this cap, so please email me if you are still interested in attending this tournament!
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