2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

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2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Tue Jul 26, 2011 10:14 pm

naqt.com wrote:National Academic Quiz Tournaments, LLC, is pleased to provide additional logistical information about its 16th Intercollegiate Championship Tournament.

Date:

March 30-31, 2012 (Friday/Saturday; the actual competition will take place entirely on Saturday)

Location:

Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Rosemont, Illinois (a western suburb of Chicago near O'Hare International Airport). This is the same site as the 2011 ICT.


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Re: 2012 ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby 49-Mile Scenic Drive » Tue Jul 26, 2011 11:29 pm

:roll: I was holding out hopes it would be somewhere else this year. Oh well.....
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby minusfive » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:00 am

Even though I won't be playing, I would like to add my name to the voices expressing disappointment that the tournament is being held at Hilton in Chicago for a third straight year. The ICT used to be a great opportunity to travel across the United States, and see a new city, and probably a new University. That system evened out regional privilege, and provided some great experiences. The current system of parking the tournament in Chicago (a city not devoid of Universities, but apparently devoid enough to require a University tournament to take place off campus in a city where the LRT from the airport is excellent) consistently keeps the tournament remote from the same universities, does not allow for new travel experiences (not to knock Chicago, there's plenty to see-but there's also a lot to see in say, New York and LA, both of which have airports and Hiltons), and does no favours to help hosts gain experience at National tournaments (a job which now presumably falls to ACF). NAQT is better than this, and in my opinion, the Quizbowl community deserves better than this.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby minusfive » Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:57 am

Just as a pre-emptive clarification: while I disagree with this decision, I in no way wish to impugn the motives of NAQT or its staff (who are competent, professional, and in my experience, extremely devoted to quality quizbowl). I enjoy NAQT's tournaments immensely, they were what got me into quizbowl, and this one decision, while disappointing, does not alter the way I feel about the organization or its awesome staff.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Sun Jul 31, 2011 8:30 pm

minusfive wrote:there's also a lot to see in say, New York and LA, both of which have airports and Hiltons)


For the record, either New York or LA would have resulted in a substantial increase in ICT entry fees.

Campus hosts interested in bidding for the 2013 ICT should contact me; credible mass transit to and from the airport is a necessity.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Sun Jan 29, 2012 8:48 pm

NAQT has recently been informed that an adult-themed entertainment convention will also be at the hotel the weekend of the ICT. The hotel has ensured that the other event will take place on a level of the hotel that no one associated with our tournament will be on, their events will have security to ensure that no one else can get on the level where the event is taking place, and the view of that level will be obstructed. Additionally, all attendees at this event will have to be appropriately dressed while they are in public areas of the hotel. We do not believe that this causes any problem with the ICT, but thought it was fair to inform all of our attendees that this will be going on so there are no surprises.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby Mechanical Beasts » Sun Jan 29, 2012 9:21 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:NAQT has recently been informed that an adult-themed entertainment convention will also be at the hotel the weekend of the ICT. The hotel has ensured that the other event will take place on a level of the hotel that no one associated with our tournament will be on, their events will have security to ensure that no one else can get on the level where the event is taking place, and the view of that level will be obstructed. Additionally, all attendees at this event will have to be appropriately dressed while they are in public areas of the hotel. We do not believe that this causes any problem with the ICT, but thought it was fair to inform all of our attendees that this will be going on so there are no surprises.

I'm a little concerned you grievously misinterpreted the meaning of the "National Fantasy Baseball Championships." Which, considering quizbowl history, is understandable.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby cornfused » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:51 am

bt_green_warbler wrote:NAQT has recently been informed that an adult-themed entertainment convention will also be at the hotel the weekend of the ICT. The hotel has ensured that the other event will take place on a level of the hotel that no one associated with our tournament will be on, their events will have security to ensure that no one else can get on the level where the event is taking place, and the view of that level will be obstructed. Additionally, all attendees at this event will have to be appropriately dressed while they are in public areas of the hotel. We do not believe that this causes any problem with the ICT, but thought it was fair to inform all of our attendees that this will be going on so there are no surprises.

...would this happen to be the same one as HSNCT a few years ago?
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby dtaylor4 » Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:56 am

After searching, it looks like its a convention about e-cigs.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby DumbJaques » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:00 pm

After searching, it looks like its a convention about e-cigs.


bt_green_warbler wrote: Additionally, all attendees at this event will have to be appropriately dressed while they are in public areas of the hotel.


. . . Is this usually some kind of problem with e-cigarette enthusiasts?
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby in on these shenanigans » Fri Feb 03, 2012 4:01 pm

DumbJaques wrote:
After searching, it looks like its a convention about e-cigs.


bt_green_warbler wrote: Additionally, all attendees at this event will have to be appropriately dressed while they are in public areas of the hotel.


. . . Is this usually some kind of problem with e-cigarette enthusiasts?


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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby cchiego » Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:02 pm

We'll have a female player at ICT who'd rather not room with men. Any other teams interested in going in on an all-female room, please let us know (ucsdqb at gmail).
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Wed Feb 15, 2012 1:48 pm

Invitations have been posted. Division I, Division II
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby jagluski » Tue Feb 21, 2012 7:43 pm

If anyone reading this is interested in staffing the ICT in Chicago (the usual comments about NAQT reimbursing airfare and hotel along with covering lunch on Saturday apply), please drop me an email at gluskin at naqt dot com . We are still looking for staff for the tournament. If anyone has any questions about staffing, please let me know as well.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby marnold » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:04 am

Is the bid acceptance page up-to-date? I've been told we sent in an acceptance already.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Wed Feb 22, 2012 1:14 am

Columbia has a confirmed spot in the field per the registration list here. I assume the next update to the invitation page will mark you as "accepted."
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby jmannor2 » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:19 am

Is there any sort of live stat feed for this?
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby Broad-tailed Grassbird » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:02 pm

No livestats? :sad:
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby MLafer » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:05 pm

Rumor mill:

Bracket A: Yale has cleared, Penn & Brown have two losses and are playing a tiebreaker after lunch.
Bracket B: Chicago and Maryland advance, MIT in 3rd.
Bracket C: Minnesota and Illinois advance, Michigan in 3rd.
Bracket D: Harvard, UVA and UCSD are all tied for first.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby Madagascar Serpent Eagle » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:35 pm

Rumor has it in DII that the top bracket has MIT, Michigan State, Harvard, Delaware, NYU, Wisconsin, UCF, and the winner of a tiebreaker between Minnesota and Michigan.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby Mike Bentley » Sat Mar 31, 2012 2:48 pm

In DI, Harvard beat UVA in a tiebreaker to get the top seed in one bracket. UVA then beat UCSD to gain the second seed from that bracket.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby Mike Bentley » Sat Mar 31, 2012 6:18 pm

Uva against Illinois in advantaged di final.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby MLafer » Sat Mar 31, 2012 7:10 pm

UVA won DI, Harvard DII.
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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bmcke » Sat Mar 31, 2012 9:18 pm

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Re: 2012 NAQT ICT: March 31, Chicago

Postby bird bird bird bird bird » Sat Mar 31, 2012 11:45 pm

Congratulations to Virginia A, which defeated Illinois A 545-150 in the first game of an advantaged final to win the 2012 Division I ICT! Yale took third place. Illinois A was the Undergraduate Champion. In Division II, Harvard went undefeated to win the tournament. NYU was second and Michigan State third. Chipola was the Top Community College Team.

Complete stats are here.

Please note that there are several future tournaments using the Division II ICT set, so I have set up a private forum for question-specific discussion. Please select the "ICT 2012" group from your user control panel.
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