Quick ICT schedule question

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which ICT schedule do you prefer?

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A. play six rounds Friday night, finishing at 10:15 PM. play begins 8:30 AM Saturday
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B. play seven rounds Friday night, finishing at 10:45 PM. play begins 10 AM Saturday (except tiebreakers)
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90%
 
Total votes: 40

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Quick ICT schedule question

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:16 pm

Matt Bruce wrote:Because of hotel logistics, NAQT must run at least six rounds Friday evening; would you prefer that we:

a) play exactly six rounds Friday night? We would finish at about 10-10:15 p.m., and round 7 would begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

b) play all seven preliminary rounds Friday night? We would finish at about 10:45 p.m. Round 8 tiebreakers would begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; teams who knew that they were not involved in a tie would begin play with Round 9 at 10 a.m
Please discuss; we will need to make a decision within 24 hours.

Edit: corrected. Thanks, Matt and Chad.

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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by Gautam » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:19 pm

I would like to play all prelim rounds on friday.
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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by matt979 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:23 pm

Matt Bruce wrote:Because of hotel logistics, NAQT must run at least six rounds Friday evening; would you prefer that we:

a) play exactly six rounds Friday night? We would finish at about 10-10:15 p.m., and round 7 would begin at 8:30 a.m. Saturday.

b) play all seven preliminary rounds Friday night? We would finish at about 10:45 p.m. Round 8 tiebreakers would begin at 9:30 a.m. Saturday; teams who knew that they were not involved in a tie would begin play with Round 9 at 10 a.m
The minor correction above is per Chad Kubicek, and involves time spent making sure the tiebreaks are correctly set up, checking points per tossup heard in the event of any 3+ way ties, etc. (We'd be doing all those things overnight in the event that all seven prelim rounds happened Friday.)
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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by swwFCqb » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:27 pm

Yeah, we might as well play all prelims Friday night.
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Post by Captain Sinico » Mon Mar 30, 2009 3:59 pm

I certainly agree.

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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:00 pm

This is the best way to do things. (b)

Well, this is the best way to do a Friday night Saturday morning two-day tournament, neither of which is otherwise my preference. But I approve of the fact that b is available, at least.
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Post by SepiaOfficinalis » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:09 pm

There's also the matter that for a conventional tournament, an 8:30 start time means a 9:30 start time; for ICT, maybe 9:10 would happen with a substantial majority of teams present, but nonetheless, a 10AM start is far more like to mean an approximately 10AM start.
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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon Mar 30, 2009 4:52 pm

CCCCCCCCCCCT wasted a lot of everyones time by doing 5 rounds night one and 2 the next morning for the prelims. Just do them all on one night.
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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by matt979 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:06 pm

Hi Everyone,

The e-mail results are even more one-sided than the poll above (more teams have stated their indifference than have stated a six-round Friday preference).

NAQT's ICT planners are hereby going with seven Friday rounds (the full prelim), an expected 10:30-10:45 p.m. Friday finish, a 9:30 a.m. Saturday start time for the tiebreaking round, and a 10 a.m. start time for the rounds thereafter.

This adds all the more impetus for a prompt start Friday. Team check-in is from 5-6:30, with the player meeting and moderator meeting both scheduled for 6:30 and Round 1 scheduled for 7 p.m. See you in the Innovation Ballroom!

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Re: Quick ICT schedule question

Post by matt979 » Mon Mar 30, 2009 11:28 pm

This was probably obvious, but today's snap poll applies strictly to the 2009 ICT timetable. A post-ICT survey (NOT restricted to ICT players, in light of the selection bias Mike S. pointed out) will present the salient options for 2010 onward.
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