VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

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VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Mon Dec 08, 2014 8:45 pm

Virginia Tech will be hosting its iteration of its VTACO set on January 31, 2015. We are aware that this is the same day as VHSL Conference deadline, but, as of yet, no conference has scheduled their event for that date itself. It will be held on our campus in Blacksburg, VA.

PACE Qualification
This tournament has been awarded Platinum certification from the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. This means that the top 25% of teams from this tournament will earn a bid to PACE's National Scholastic Championship in Reston, VA (outside Washington, D.C.) on June 6-7, 2015.

Location
The tournament will take place on the third floor of McBryde Hall (225 Stanger Street). Teams will meet in Room 304 before play begins.

Registration
Registration will begin at 8:30, with play beginning at 9:00.

Fees and Discounts
Base fee: $60
Working buzzer set: -$5
Competent Moderator: -$10
Scorekeeper: -$5
Travel (in excess of 200 miles one-way as determined by the TD): -$5/200 miles
The minimum fee per team is $40

To register, please contact Matt Fleischer via email at (mattf@vt.edu) with the coach's contact information, including a phone number where the coach can be reached on the day of the tournament, the number of teams, and any expected discounts.

Team Size and Eligibility
Teams are limited to six players, four of which may play at any one time. If a school wishes to bring more than six players, they must register an additional team.

Format
The field is initially capped at around 12-14 teams, but may be expanded if resources allow. Teams in excess of the cap will be placed on a waitlist and allowed into the field in order.

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers)
Reese's Pieces (Loudoun County) 1/0/0
Blacksburg 3/3/0
Cave Spring 3/2/0
New Kent 1/0/0
Western Albemarle 1/1/0

Interested
Hidden Valley (one team)


The exact tournament schedule will be determined by field size closer to the tournament date; however, we will guarantee a minimum of nine rounds.


Any questions about this tournament can be sent to Matt Fleischer (mattf@vt.edu).
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:43 pm

This set is now completely written and in the editing process. We are also pleased to announce that this particular mirror will be a PACE platinum qualifier -- more details can be found in the original announcement. We will continue to update location information and the like as soon as we know more.
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:02 pm

This set is fast approaching editing completion. The tournament is less than two weeks away; if you are interested in sending a team, please contact me in some form as soon as possible!
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Sat Jan 24, 2015 10:30 pm

We have had an influx of new registrations that can now be seen in the initial post! The field is shaping up to be quite strong, so if you want to play against some top-notch competition, email me and register! We should have an official building announcement by Tuesday.
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Tue Jan 27, 2015 1:56 pm

We were able to reserve rooms in the third floor of McBryde Hall for this tournament. Registration will begin at 8:30 with play beginning at 9:00. The field is steadily approaching capacity, so email me (mattf@vt.edu) ASAP if you want to register a team.
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Sat Jan 31, 2015 9:53 pm

Congratulations to Western Albemarle for winning today's tournament. Cave Spring A finished second, and Loudoun County came in third. All three of these teams will also receive bids to this year's PACE National Scholastic Championship. We want to thank everyone who came out to play this tournament, and we hope you all had a good time! A private specific-question discussion forum as well as stats from this tournament will be posted in the very near future.
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Sun Feb 01, 2015 3:23 pm

Stats may be found at the following link: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2764
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Feb 01, 2015 4:32 pm

mattfleischer wrote:Stats may be found at the following link: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2764
Cave Spring B's Bonus Points Earned is currently at 778, which is definitely not right.
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by mattfleischer » Sun Feb 01, 2015 9:08 pm

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
mattfleischer wrote:Stats may be found at the following link: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2764
Cave Spring B's Bonus Points Earned is currently at 778, which is definitely not right.
Oops, something must have gotten keyed wrong. It has been corrected now.
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Re: VTACO at Virginia Tech (1/31/15)

Post by fett0001 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:20 pm

A private forum for discussion of VTACO had been set up. You can access it from your user control panel.
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