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EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Fri Aug 20, 2010 5:50 pm

EFT at Claremont (10/3/2010)

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Date: 10/3/2010
Location: Pomona College, Claremont, CA
Building: Mason
Registration starts: 8:30 am
Start time: 9:00 am
Contact: Alejandro Lopez-Lago (alopezlago _at_ hmc.edu)

Fees:
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$10 each
Staff discount: -$10 each
Travel discount: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled
Minimum Fee: $60

For more information about the type of tournament EFT is see this thread.
For right now the field is capped at 10 teams. The cap can increase if teams can provide moderators and buzzers.

Current field:
UCLA - 2 teams (2 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
Caltech - 1 team (2 buzzers)
Claremont - 1 team
UCI - 1 team
Claremont (tentative) - 1 team

EDIT: Added current field and time information.
EDIT 2: Added UCI to field.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/2)

Post by Golran » Fri Aug 20, 2010 8:01 pm

Put us down for 2 teams, three buzzers for now, possibly 3 teams, possibly moderator or 2, will know more later.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/2)

Post by Auroni » Sun Aug 22, 2010 2:36 am

UCSD is expressing interest; potentially one team may attend.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/2)

Post by Golran » Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:16 pm

I just realized that this is the same day as our high school tournament. Is there any chance of this being on Sunday instead?
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/2)

Post by Alejandro » Thu Aug 26, 2010 8:19 pm

Golran wrote:I just realized that this is the same day as our high school tournament. Is there any chance of this being on Sunday instead?
Yeah, we can move it to Sunday.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:54 pm

We're holding the tournament at Mason on Pomona's campus. Details about where to park will come later.

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (3 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
UCLA (tentative) - 1 team
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Sat Sep 25, 2010 6:31 am

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (3 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
Claremont - 1 team
UCLA (tentative) - 1 team

The tournament will be taking place at Mason Hall in Pomona, which you can find in this map. A parking lot is nearby.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Golran » Sat Sep 25, 2010 1:55 pm

you have us listed twice, once for 1 team tentative and the other for 2 teams, 3 buzzers. We should have 2 teams, but only 2 buzzers.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Sat Sep 25, 2010 3:50 pm

Fixed.

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (2 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
Caltech - 1 team (2 buzzers)
Claremont - 1 team
Claremont (tentative) - 1 team
UCLA (tentative) - 1 team
Caltech (tentative) - 1 team

EDIT: Added Caltech to the list.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by manary » Mon Sep 27, 2010 1:19 am

That is the opposite of fixed.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Mon Sep 27, 2010 4:48 pm

manary wrote:That is the opposite of fixed.
I'm assuming the problem is that I still have a tentative team for UCLA. If not, what is incorrect?

Field update:
UCLA - 2 teams (2 buzzers)
UCSD - 2 teams (at least 1 buzzer)
Case Western - 1 team
Caltech - 1 team (2 buzzers)
Claremont - 1 team
Claremont (tentative) - 1 team
Caltech (tentative) - 1 team

Also, tournament registration will start at 8:30 am. We plan on starting the tournament by 9.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by manary » Mon Sep 27, 2010 8:24 pm

Its just confusing to see teams listed so many times - I guess I'm expecting something like
UCSD - 1 confirmed, 1 tentative
I think I get it now :)
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Golran » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:07 am

Due to obtaining of car problems and public transit maybe not working for us to get there by 9:00, we may only have 1 team. We have 1 driver as of now, so If there is an odd number of teams, can you schedule one UCLA bye for the first round and then the rest of UCLA will show up at 10:00ish (assuming public transit is on schedule), as the earliest we can get there is a 9:51 into Claremont's train station. We'll have 5 people there at the 8:30 registration, so if need be one of them can play it solo until the rest of our team gets there. I'm still working on getting a second driver though, I'll let you know how that goes.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Sat Oct 02, 2010 8:31 am

Golran wrote:Due to obtaining of car problems and public transit maybe not working for us to get there by 9:00, we may only have 1 team. We have 1 driver as of now, so If there is an odd number of teams, can you schedule one UCLA bye for the first round and then the rest of UCLA will show up at 10:00ish (assuming public transit is on schedule), as the earliest we can get there is a 9:51 into Claremont's train station. We'll have 5 people there at the 8:30 registration, so if need be one of them can play it solo until the rest of our team gets there. I'm still working on getting a second driver though, I'll let you know how that goes.
We could do that. I recommend looking at bus options (mainly ones that use the Silver Streak), although the trip will take a while. For example, the following route should get you from UCLA's Hilgard station to Pomona:
Metro Trip Planner wrote: Ride Metro Local Line 20( DOWNTOWN LA - 7TH-MAPLE) heading east
From: WILSHIRE BLVD/WARNER AV(SE corner) Lv: 06:09AM
To: 7TH ST/OLIVE ST(SW corner) Ar: 06:55AM

Ride Foothill Transit Silver Streak( EASTBOUND) heading north
From: OLIVE ST/7TH ST(NE corner) Lv: 07:02AM
To: POMONA TRANS CTR Ar: 08:11AM

Ride Foothill Transit 480 (MONTCLAIR TRANSIT CTR) heading south
From: POMONA TRANS CTR Lv: 08:16AM
To: 1ST ST/CLAREMONT TRANS CTR Ar: 08:37AM
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Golran » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:02 am

I didn't see that one when looking with google maps. We can do that instead.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by swwFCqb » Sat Oct 02, 2010 11:45 am

A few questions from us out-of-staters:

1) Does Mason Hall have an address I can use to punch into my GPS? I found it on the campus map but I couldn't find an address.
2) What are your suggestions for free/cheap parking near Mason Hall?
3) How bad are the LA-area interstates on Sunday mornings? We're staying near LAX, and Google Maps is telling me the drive to Pomona College is 58 minutes (or 110 minutes in traffic). I'm just wondering where in between we should leave taking into account Sunday morning traffic.

Thanks for any help!
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:04 pm

swwFCqb wrote:A few questions from us out-of-staters:

1) Does Mason Hall have an address I can use to punch into my GPS? I found it on the campus map but I couldn't find an address.
2) What are your suggestions for free/cheap parking near Mason Hall?
3) How bad are the LA-area interstates on Sunday mornings? We're staying near LAX, and Google Maps is telling me the drive to Pomona College is 58 minutes (or 110 minutes in traffic). I'm just wondering where in between we should leave taking into account Sunday morning traffic.

Thanks for any help!
1) Google Street View suggests 586 N. Harvard Ave. as the address to go for.
2) Mason has a parking lot nearby that is free. If that lot is full there are other lots nearby (and some places that allow for parking on the street) that are free.
3) It should be about an hour to and hour and fifteen minutes ride on a Sunday morning.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by cvdwightw » Sat Oct 02, 2010 5:22 pm

Just as a quick update, Irvine is excitingly inept at getting its act together. I'm about 90% sure that there will be a two-person team consisting of me and Jeremy.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Sun Oct 03, 2010 7:14 pm

Prelims stats can be found here.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Alejandro » Sun Oct 03, 2010 11:54 pm

Congratulations to UCI who defeated UCSD A 415-285 in the final. Playoff stats can be found here.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by cvdwightw » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:45 am

This was a very well-run tournament. For a team hosting their first college tournament since 2001(?), I was pleasantly impressed by the clarity of all of the moderators, especially given the expected number of grammatical problems in the packets. Good job from everyone involved.

EDIT: Those playoff stats are not a misprint. UCSD did actually take us down to the last tossup with Auroni scoring in the negatives. While novice tournaments aren't the best predictor of anything at higher levels, that is one really scary team. Outside of that, there are some freshmen who already demonstrate pretty deep knowledge in parts of the novice canon; it'll be exciting to see them only get better.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by Golran » Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:49 am

Thank you so much for hosting! I want to echo everything Dwight was saying about the great moderating staff and organization.

Will this tournament be taken into account for ACF Novice eligibility? i.e. Tammy scored 40+ppg this time in her first college tournament. Is she now ineligible for ACF Novice?
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Post by theMoMA » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:44 pm

I would imagine that anyone within reason who asks for an exception at the UCSD Novice site will get one.
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Re: EFT at Claremont Colleges (10/3)

Post by manary » Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:44 pm

On that note, depending on how many teams we have, we might ask some of our UCSD players to staff and not play even though they are freshman this year. If you have four eager freshmen, you might do similarly, and maybe she can sit this one out. Though if you have 2, then ask Andrew by all means.
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Post by cvdwightw » Tue Oct 05, 2010 1:51 pm

Golran wrote:Will this tournament be taken into account for ACF Novice eligibility? i.e. Tammy scored 40+ppg this time in her first college tournament. Is she now ineligible for ACF Novice?
Not that it matters at this point, but her 2 HSNCT playoff appearances made her already ineligible-except-with-exemption even before EFT.
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