2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSING 2/20]

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2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSING 2/20]

Post by wcheng » Tue Jan 15, 2019 9:17 am

I am pleased to announce that I will be directing the online open Discord mirror of 2019 Terrapin in a month on Saturday, February 23rd, 2019.

We are going to have an initial soft cap of 10 teams that is subject to change depending on interest in playing this tournament.

Schedule

The tournament will begin at 10 AM EST (= 9 AM CST = 7 AM PST). I will be sending links to a private Discord server for the tournament beforehand.

Eligibility

This is an open tournament; anyone is eligible to play including college graduates, high schoolers, and middle schoolers. That being said, you will lose eligibility for all subsequent in-person mirrors. Please check our main announcement thread or high school announcement thread to see what tournaments will be using our set. I want to specifically point out that IHSSBCA NASAT tryouts and Texas Invitational are using our set, in case you are planning to attend either of those events!

Fees

Base Fee: $80
$10 discount if a member of your team agrees to fill out an after-tournament survey, or otherwise agrees to provide constructive criticism

You may pay for the tournament by either paying me on Venmo (Weijia-Cheng) or mailing a check made out to "Maryland Academic Quiz Team" to Alex Echikson, MAQT's treasurer. (The address will be provided after registration.)

Staff

If you are interested in staffing, please send me an email at weijia05@yahoo.com. I would be happy to compensate you for your time!

Registration

To register for the tournament, send me an email at weijia05@yahoo.com with the names of the players on your team, and whether you would be interested in receiving a $10 discount by filling out a post-tournament survey/otherwise leaving constructive criticism.

To facilitate team formation, I have created a matchmaking spreadsheet. Once you have formed a team, send me an email to confirm registration.

Field (8/10)

Bentley et al.
McGill
"goons" (Nguyen et al.)
Borglum and Gingold
Kodama et al.
Diary of a Wimpy Madman (Chen et al.)
Chauhan et al.
"Can the Subadditive Speak?" by Gayatri and Michael Spivak (Wallace et al.)

Blocking until 10 teams: Berns et al.
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Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

Post by wcheng » Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:12 pm

Just a reminder that any team that wants to play has to email me to officially register. So far, I have yet to receive any registration emails.
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Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

Post by wcheng » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:23 pm

I see a lot of teams forming in the spreadsheet but I haven't gotten many registration emails yet. Just a reminder that I need an email to have your registration be official, and that this is first come, first serve.
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Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

Post by wcheng » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:07 am

Hey, we currently have 5 teams in the field with 5 spots remaining. This is a reminder that registration is first-come first-serve based off of when you send me an email. I would like to have all teams registered by 2/20, in the interests of having some time to properly set up the Discord server in advance. I look forward to showing you guys what we've been working on over these last few months!
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Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19)

Post by Guile Island » Sat Feb 16, 2019 9:13 pm

I just now realized this was happening, so I'm a free agent if somebody wants me.

EDIT: Joining the Ryan/Coates/PC team.
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Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSING 2/20]

Post by wcheng » Sun Feb 17, 2019 1:41 am

The tournament is up to 7 teams and I would like to have either 8 or 10 teams in the final field in order to provide smooth scheduling for all teams. I am closing registration at 10 PM PST on 2/20, and registration will work on a first-come, first-serve basis as previously stated. The next team to register by sending me an email will be guaranteed a spot. The next team after that (which would be the 9th team in the field) will be put in a 1-team waitlist until another team registers. In other words, this tournament will not take a 9th team without a 10th team.
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Re: 2019 Terrapin Open Discord mirror (2/23/19) [REGISTRATION CLOSING 2/20]

Post by wcheng » Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:48 pm

A 9th team just registered for the tournament. There's one more spot left and I (and I'm sure most of your competitors) would prefer to have a 10-team field so that the tournament can proceed without byes. Registration is first-come, first-serve, so please get your email in ASAP!
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