U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Arbor)

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U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Arbor)

Post by CPiGuy » Sat Feb 10, 2018 6:39 pm

Michigan's Winter Invitational was cancelled due to weather. Therefore, we are announcing a second edition of the tournament, to be held on March 10, 2018.

Location and Schedule
We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. Rounds will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through the morning and early afternoon with a lunch break around 1:00 p.m. Playoffs and a brief awards ceremony will follow, and we expect to finish no later than 6:00 p.m., although we usually are done by 5. The tournament will be held on the second and/or third floors of Mason Hall on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, just like in years past. More specifics on this will be sent out as the tournament date approaches.

The tournament will likely have some number of round-robin prelims followed by round-robin playoffs.

Question Set and Rules
We will be using GSAC XXV, a set written by the Maggie Walker Governor's School.
We will be following ACF rules.

Fees and Discounts
+$90: first team
+$70: each additional team from a school
-$10: discount for a fully functioning buzzer system (max 2 per school)
-$5: early bird discount for registering by noon, February 24th
-$10: new program discount** (discount is per team registered)
-$10: distance discount for 100-275 miles driven*** (discount is per team registered)
-$50: extreme distance discount for over 275 miles driven*** (discount is per team registered)
Minimum entry fee per team is $0

** If your school has not participated in a University of Michigan tournament within the past two years, then you are eligible for this discount.
*** Distances are determined as based on distance one way from your school to the tournament site according to maps.google.com.

Checks should be made out to "Michigan Academic Competitions." While we prefer that you bring them to the tournament and hand them in at registration, if this is not possible, you can mail the check to:
Michigan Academic Competitions
C/O The University Activities Center
4002 Michigan Union
530 S State St
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1349

Registration
Please register by filling out this form. No other forms of registration will be accepted. If you email us to register, you will be either ignored or sent a link to the form, depending on whether we see the email. There will be a field cap of 18.

Even if you already registered for the previous, cancelled, tournament, please re-register for this one. I don't want to make any assumptions about which teams are and are not available, or whether you'll be bringing the same number of teams.

Questions
If you have any questions, direct them to me, at conorjt@umich.edu.

We hope to see you on March 10th for a great (and snow-free) day of quizbowl!

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers)
Ann Arbor Huron (1/2)
Detroit Country Day (2/1)
Divine Child (2/0)
Livonia Churchill (1/1)
Notre Dame Prep (1/1)
Okemos (1/1)
Plymouth (3/2)
Troy (1/1)
U of D Jesuit (2/1)
UAIS (2/2)

Total: 16 teams, 16 buzzers
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Re: U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Ar

Post by CPiGuy » Wed Feb 21, 2018 8:17 pm

Reminder that if you want to be guaranteed a spot in the field, and have not already been in touch with me (say, since you plan on coming but won't know exactly how many teams you're bringing until later), you should register before the end of the week!
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Re: U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Ar

Post by CPiGuy » Sat Feb 24, 2018 8:17 pm

We have instituted a field cap of 18 for this tournament. There's still plenty of room, so don't hesitate to sign up! If you're not listed on the field list in the first post, I haven't received your registration and you need to register. If you think you have, then contact me.
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Re: U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Ar

Post by CPiGuy » Fri Mar 02, 2018 2:14 pm

Teams who have signed up should receive a logistics email from me by Monday night -- I'm playing a tournament in Minnesota [edit: new york city] this weekend so probably won't get to it before then.

There are still a few spots left in the field, and we look forward to seeing you all in Ann Arbor next Saturday.
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Re: U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Ar

Post by CPiGuy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:08 pm

Thanks to everyone who came out and played a great tournament! DCD beat Okemos in a two-game final.

And there are stats!
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Re: U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Ar

Post by Iamteehee » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:14 pm

Your stats link doesn't work for me. Is This it?
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Post by CPiGuy » Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:15 pm

Yep. Thanks, Geoffrey; that's what I get for trying to post on mobile.
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Re: U-M Winter Invitational SECOND DATE - March 10th (Ann Ar

Post by CPiGuy » Sun Mar 11, 2018 2:53 am

I've now added the second game of the final to the stats, and edited my first stats post to include a correct link to the playoff standings.

Also, now that I can see these things, congratulations to Sarod from Okemos, Tuhin from Troy, and Chris from DCD for being the top scorers.

If anyone who played this tournament would like to give their feedback on the set, there's a private discussion forum you can join.
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