MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

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MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Taper or die. Can you do any less? » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:58 am

Nota Bene : This tournament occurs the day before an open mirror of Cane Ridge Revival will be held, also at the University of Waterloo.

#QuickFax to start us off

Tournament : Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament
Difficulty Level : Fall+
When : Saturday, March 15th, 2014.
Eligibility : Teams must comprise of high-school students or undergraduate students affiliated with the same institution
Where : The MC building of uWaterloo
Base Fee : $120 (see below for discounts)
Packet Submission : Absolutely not. Just bring your brains, smiles, money and Carrie Underwood albums.
Theme Song : Popular, from the musical Wicked! Those unfamiliar with the song are directed to educate themselves here : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4EtbRJw14E

I am pleased to announce that the University of Waterloo be hosting a mirror of MUT on Saturday, March 15th, 2014. The original tournament announcement can be found here : viewtopic.php?f=8&t=15423

Fee Schedule

Base Fee : $120
Buzzers: -$10 each, no limit
Staffers: -$10 each, no limit
Distance (over 400 kilometres for the round trip) : $-10
All-High School Team: $-30
International (comprised entirely of people coming from outside of Canada, regardless of nationalities) : $-20

As we are hosting tournaments on both Saturday and Sunday, we expect to have a reasonable number of teams staying in Waterloo on the night of Saturday, March 15th (and possibly the Friday or the Sunday as well). To that extent, those of us at Waterloo QuizBowl are happy to open our homes to any wandering QuizBowlers who might need a place to crash that weekend. I can personally accommodate almost 10 people at my place in the combined space of my bedroom and spacious lounges. Additionally the rest of Waterloo QuizBowl will be happy to take in anyone else who might need a place. All you need to do is ask and profess your love for the Dixie Chicks.

Of course, if you insist on being unfriendly, rumour has it Waterloo has inns and hotels and such where one may spend a night or two. I know nothing about this. Ask someone else since you clearly hate me and don't wish to stay with me. This means you, Huma.

Finally, if you have any recommendations or requests for the tournament, feel free to post them here or personally contact me. We'll strive to fulfill any wishes, no matter how kooky (Please, for those of you that know me, the kookier the better. Please. Please. Please.)

If you have any questions, requests, would like to register please email Brian McNamara at bmcnamar@uwaterloo.ca. If you would like to share your Russell Hantz fan art, please do so with either of Xtine Irwin or Aaron Dos Slaymedios.

A joint Facebook event has been created for both tournaments and can be found here : https://www.facebook.com/events/229464463892431/
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by TheRhymeMinister » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:30 pm

Carleton will be sending 1 team and 1 set of buzzers to this most wonderful tournament.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Sun Feb 16, 2014 2:04 pm

Everyone:

I will be serving as the Tournament Director for this tournament. From here on out, please e-mail me at bmcnamar@uwaterloo.ca to register for this tournament, or if you have any other questions or concerns.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Taper or die. Can you do any less? » Thu Feb 20, 2014 1:15 am

I forgot to mention this in the tournament announcement, but the incomparable Huma Zafar has written an all-literature side event that will be played immediately following this tournament. The event, titled Mavis Gallant Memorial Tournament (MGMT), will be absolutely free to play. Finer details like format (likely 5 packets of 20 TUs, no bonuses), team structure (likely singles/doubles), etc. will be confirmed and announced soon. We will seek registrants at the tournament itself and hope to provide some prizes.

We intend to run this as a thank-you to all staffers and players who come from afar. Waterloo expresses her gratitude to Huma Zafar for her contribution :)
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:59 pm

This tournament is in two weeks, and so far only Carleton has registered. I'd hate to have them drive all that way to play themselves, so you should contact me to let me know that you're coming!
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:05 pm

FIELD UPDATE

Carleton (1)
Ottawa (1)
McMaster (1)
Toronto (1)
Waterloo (4)

There is a field rounding together for this, and we'd love you to be a part of it!
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Cheynem » Tue Mar 04, 2014 1:37 pm

Will Huma's side event be open to mirrors?
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by the third garrideb » Tue Mar 04, 2014 3:39 pm

Cheynem wrote:Will Huma's side event be open to mirrors?
Yes, but probably not before the 15th. Anyone interested in mirroring can send me an email or pm. There are no mirror fees, and I'll try to post more details sometime soon.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Thu Mar 13, 2014 12:37 pm

If I haven't received your registration by midnight tonight, I'm closing the field.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by adosreme » Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:50 pm

Toronto is sending one team. We will have one staffer in myself and no other discounts.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Fri Mar 14, 2014 1:56 am

Thanks Aaron. We are at a round eight teams, and the field for this tournament is now closed unless you can keep us at an even number of teams.

A logistics email was sent around earlier this week, so I will keep this post brief, but please meet no later than 8:45AM in the Mathematics and Computers (MC) building, room 4059. We plan to be underway at 9AM.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Sat Mar 15, 2014 9:25 am

Round One is now underway. I will post updates periodically.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Sat Mar 15, 2014 1:54 pm

Play has resumed from our lunch break, with Ottawa currently atop the field at 5-0.

I would post stats, but I don't seem to have authorization to alter the DB listing for this tournament.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Sat Mar 15, 2014 3:13 pm

We have finished our round robin. Ottawa remains atop the field with a 7-0 record, and Waterloo A, Toronto, and Carleton are the four teams in the championship bracket. The consolation bracket features Waterloo C, McMaster, Waterloo B, and Waterloo D.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Bartleby » Sat Mar 15, 2014 10:25 pm

Ottawa defeated Waterloo A in the first game of an advantaged final.

Stats will be forthcoming within the next couple of days, as there are a few small fixes that I need to make.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Cheynem » Sun Mar 16, 2014 11:50 am

We hope to set up a private discussion forum soon; please let myself or Rob know if there are any major errors that need fixing.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Taper or die. Can you do any less? » Mon Mar 17, 2014 11:42 am

Stats have been posted and may be found here : http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/

Thanks to everyone who came out to play and congratulations to almost the entire UOttawa team for placing first. Thanks to Brian McNamara for an excellent job TDing and to everyone who moderated and staffed in any capacity. Was much fun :)
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by TheRhymeMinister » Mon Mar 17, 2014 12:19 pm

Thanks to Waterloo for hosting this (and CRR). Carleton had an amazing time at this swagalicious weekend, which was very well run. Thanks to all the people who staffed this, the entire Waterloo club, and Aayush is okay too or whateves.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

Post by Peter13 » Mon Mar 17, 2014 1:23 pm

I would like to thank everyone at the UW for their great organizing, moderators, scorekeepers, and everyone else who I haven't mentioned. My two special mentioned are for Huma's literature addition, and especially Brian, who throughout the chaos that I had, was firmly calm and knowledgeable, and helped me get through my late lunch hour horror show.
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Re: MUT at uWaterloo (15th March, 2014)

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