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WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

PostPosted: Thu Nov 16, 2017 12:16 am
by Saltasassi
The Stanford Quiz Bowl Club will be hosting the Northern California mirror of the second edition of WAO on Saturday, January 27, 2018. You can register or ask me any questions by posting in this thread or sending me an email ( WAO is a packet-submission-optional tournament; please check out the original tournament announcement for more information about the set:

Base fee: $140 per school team (packet for discount optional), $120 per open team (packet required)
Minimum fee: $40 per team (equal to the mirror fee)
Working buzzer discount: $5 each
Approved moderator discount: $15 each
Travel discount: $5 per 100 miles one way (according to Google Maps)

We look forward to seeing you at our tournament!

Current field (# of teams/buzzers/staff):
Stanford (1)
Berkeley (3/infinity/1?)
"The Lads" (1/0/0)
Bentley, et. al. (1/0/0)

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

PostPosted: Sat Jan 20, 2018 9:16 am
by Mike Bentley
Is there a field update for this tournament now that it's under a week away?

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

PostPosted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:56 pm
by Saltasassi
Congratulations to Berkeley A for winning Stanford's mirror of WAO II! There was a circle of death among Berkeley A, The Lads (Liu/Nguyen/Sutherlin/Gossiaux), and The World According to GARP (Bentley/Gurram/Wang/Aggarwal). The Lads defeated GARP in a play-in game for the right to play Berkeley A (seeded first by PPG) in the final, which Berkeley A then won 430-200.

Thanks to all teams who came out to play the tournament, including the players who traveled quite a distance to come to this mirror. Also, many thanks to all the staffers who helped out (Aakash Patel, James Bradbury, Jonchee Kao, Zachary Yan), and to the editors of the set.

Stats can be found here: ... all_games/

Re: WAO 2 at Stanford, 1/27/18

PostPosted: Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:08 am
by Saltasassi
We ran Eyes That Do No See after the conclusion, shoot-out style. After 10 rounds and tiebreakers (110 tossups total), here were the scores:

Stephen Liu 25/19/28 - 425
Aseem Keyal 12/19/8 - 330
Nathan Weiser 7/7/5 - 150
Rahul Keyal 5/6/5 - 65
Eric Chen 0/3/0 - 30
Ankit Aggarwal 0/2/5 - -5
Pranav Sivakumar 0/0/1 - -5
Benji Nguyen - 0/1/4 - -10
Alex Schedel - 0/0/2 - -10

These may or may not be accurate - I quickly added up all the tallies from the scoresheet I made impromptu in Excel, so I may have missed a cell here or there. Let me know if you see any errors (and care for me to fix them)