July 31: Singles at UMD

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July 31: Singles at UMD

Postby Seths » Mon Jul 19, 2004 11:19 pm

Yes, on Saturday, July 31 at the University of Maryland in College Park, there will be a Summer Singles Tournament. We will be using the questions from ACF Fall 2003.

Anyone who played on a local A-team—or powerhouse B-team—during the past academic year is invited to play. Other players may register and will be admitted provided that there is room. (I'm sorry: I would make the tournament open, but space is an issue).

The way it looks now, the tournament will be free. However, if it turns out that we have to pay for our rooms, or if people want prizes, there might be a small fee.

Readers and buzzer systems would be nice to have. Talk to me if you can provide.

Registering and volunteer your services by e-mailing me at s.samelson@verizon.net. Do so even if you already expressed interest. Please include your name and your team in the message.
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Postby Marcel Duchamp » Mon Jul 26, 2004 10:57 pm

Any updates about time, location, and possibly a list of who is coming to the tournament?
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Postby tj b boy » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:07 am

Yeah, I'm curious about things such as the above and also whether or not I actually told you I wanted to come (my brother does too, by the way - dunno if he/we got to you on that).

I just graduated - am i allowed to show up? or did i read that wrong.
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Postby Seths » Tue Jul 27, 2004 12:20 pm

Recent grauduates are certainly elegible; I will most likely be playing. Mike, I heard from your brother, but I am still waiting for Alex to contact me about who else from TJ is coming.

Besides the TJ contingent—which I've heard numbers 5 or 6—here is a list of people who will be there. I am also waiting to hear from Eleanor Roosevelt folks.

Michael (Blake)
Michael (Gonzaga)
Seth (RM)
Tobin (RM)
Daniel (RM)
Humza (RM)
Zack (WJ)
David (GDS)

Best case scenario, we will have 16 players exactly, and will be able to run a double-elimination tournament after some prelim seeding.

I am still working out the when and where. Think about getting to UMD around 9:15.
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Postby Allandaros » Tue Jul 27, 2004 11:45 pm

Can we get times and such, boss? How long do you expect us buzzer-fiends to be hittin' the things and making the fun noises?
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Postby Pistachio » Wed Jul 28, 2004 8:57 pm

TJ will be sending all our PACE B-team members: Mike S., Mike W., Dan, and Alex (moi). We also have one or two people (still waiting for confirmation from one of them) on the wait-list, as they weren't regular B-team players. Good luck to everyone this weekend!
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Postby Seths » Thu Jul 29, 2004 6:31 pm

Dear everybody:

I will send out a mass email tonight with all the pertinent information. Good luck on Saturday.
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Postby No Sollositing On Premise » Fri Jul 30, 2004 7:37 pm

(no longer mis-posted)

It's sort of too bad that all of our A team is either vacationing or apathetic, but this looks to be an interesting tournament. Is it possible to see a final roster and waitlist, Seth? We should notify the waitlists as soon as we can.
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Postby Seths » Fri Jul 30, 2004 11:55 pm

We stand at 15 people (one less than ideal) with the waitlist empty. The dramatis personae:

Michael B (Blake)
Michael K (Gonzaga)
Seth (RM)
Tobin (RM)
Daniel B (RM)
Humza (RM)
Barry (RM)
David (GDS)
Zack (WJ)
Mike S (TJ)
Dan W (TJ)
Mike W (TJ)
Alex L (TJ)
Wil K (TJ)
Daniel R (ER)

The field is not only dominated by people from RM and TJ, but it is also dominated by people named Michael or Daniel (the TD is also named Daniel).
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Postby Seths » Sat Jul 31, 2004 5:06 pm

Congratulations to Michael Braun of Blake High School, for winning the Summer Singles tournament today. He defeated Dan Wright of Thomas Jefferson to win the double elimination playoffs.

I will go into more details tomorrow, after I get some rest, but I would like to thank our volunteers: Sharon Wong from RM, my dad, Mr. Wright, and above all, Mr. Dan Goff, the tournament director, without whom we wouldn't have been able to do a dang thing. I'd like to think everyone at ACF for letting us use the questions, especially Kelly. Finally, thanks to the individuals for coming to play on a beautiful summer's day.
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Postby Allandaros » Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:49 am

I still maintain that this was a "Conspiracy of Michaels", and that the Michaels of the world, collaborating with the Bavarian Illuminati, worked together to give Mr. Braun the win.

*grins*

Congratulations, Mike.
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Postby HenryV » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:35 am

Props to Mr. Samelson for taking the time and effort to put this together. And yes...it is rough I tell ya.
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