PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

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PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by kearnm7 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:12 pm

Yale Student Academic Competitions is pleased to announce that our mirror of the “Pre-ICT and Nats Open” (PIANO) will be held on Yale's campus on Saturday, March 30, 2019.

The PIANO question set is being head-edited by Jacob Reed, a YSAC club member, and other YSACers are on the writing team. More information about the set is available here.

Location and Parking
The tournament will take place at Linsly-Chittenden Hall (LC) on Yale's main campus, located at 63 High St., New Haven, Connecticut. Please note that this is a different building from recent tournaments. In-person registration will begin at 8 A.M. The opening meeting will then commence promptly at 8:45 A.M. and the first round by 9 A.M. Teams are therefore strongly encouraged to plan their arrivals to allow time to find parking.

Many Yale parking lots within two to three blocks of LC are open to the public on weekends for free, including Lots 51, 77, 78, and 78W, shown here. Street parking is also available, as is garage parking in the Grove Street and Audubon Court garages, shown here.


Registration
If you would like to register for PIANO, please fill out this Google form. Those who wish to express interest or register as a "free agent" can do so via this spreadsheet. The field is capped at 16 teams.

Please be aware of our policy to prevent unannounced drops on the day of the tournament: if a registered team does not show up to the tournament and fails to notify the tournament director at least 12 hours in advance (barring extenuating circumstances), that team may be liable for a partial fee. While we know that unexpected situations do crop up, and we will try to be understanding, teams that fail to provide adequate warning for their no-shows are being fair to neither the host nor the other teams. This policy is not meant to punish teams that overestimate interest: registered teams will not be penalized for dropping out of the field so long as this does not happen within 12 hours of the announced tournament start time (9 A.M. on 3/30).


Payment
Base fee: $120 per team
Buzzer discount: -$5 per operative buzzer system with at least eight working buzzers
Moderator discount: -$5 per experienced scorekeeper or moderator
Travel discount: -$15 for teams traveling at least 200 miles one-way to New Haven
Minimum Fee: $80

Teams which bring nonfunctional buzzer systems or systems without power cords will have that discount rescinded.

Payment is possible via cash, check, or Venmo. If you plan to pay by Venmo (@YaleQB), please email bo.you@yale.edu and "cc" michael.kearney@yale.edu at the time of your payment so we can confirm receipt. If you plan to pay by check, the check must be made out to “Y. Student Academic Competitions.” Do NOT make checks payable to “Yale Student Academic Competitions.” Checks should be given to us on the day of the tournament, or, if that's not possible, they can be sent to:

Yale Student Academic Competitions
c/o Bo You
P.O. box #206008
Yale University
New Haven, CT 06520

Please ignore any other addresses you may have on file.
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by kearnm7 » Mon Feb 18, 2019 12:16 pm

Current Field—Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
MIT—1/1/0
"Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Rahul"—1/3/0
Rutgers—2/0/0
NYU "Alumni"—2/0/0
"That d---ed Aremihc"—1/0/0
Karmacoma Chameleon—1/0/0
Harvard—2/2/0
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by The Billiards Fool » Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm

Are there plans for side events?
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by ryanrosenberg » Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 pm

The Billiards Fool wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Are there plans for side events?
I'd also like to know about this. Interested in playing ACRONYM and Guerrilla History, potentially other things (although I'm not sure what exactly is available).
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by kearnm7 » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:02 pm

ryanrosenberg wrote:
Wed Feb 20, 2019 4:26 pm
The Billiards Fool wrote:
Tue Feb 19, 2019 1:25 pm
Are there plans for side events?
I'd also like to know about this. Interested in playing ACRONYM and Guerrilla History, potentially other things (although I'm not sure what exactly is available).
Poll for side events (Saturday 3/30).
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by kearnm7 » Sun Mar 03, 2019 4:11 pm

We are currently planning to run a side event following a conclusion of the tournament, though this is dependent on interest, as well as staffer/room constraints. I'd encourage everyone who's registered and would be interested in playing particular side events to indicate such in the poll. I'll update you all more once the field fills out and we have a better sense of things.
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by kearnm7 » Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:19 pm

Two updates:

First, the field currently stands at 7 teams - if there are other interested teams, I'd encourage them to sign up by this weekend so we can sort out the tournament's format. If the field holds at 7, Yale will field a house team.

Second, based on the results of the side-event poll posted up-thread, we plan to run a mirror of ACRONYM 12 following the conclusion of PIANO (this will last, I assume, from 6 P.M.-9 P.M. - we will arrange delivery of dinner). The cost of the mirror is $15 per player, and the format is currently quadruples - a team formation spreadsheet is available here.
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Re: PIANO/Minnesota Open @ Yale (3/30/19)

Post by The Billiards Fool » Thu Mar 21, 2019 3:49 pm

James Hadley and I are currently playing this as a double and we’d appreciate some teammates (especially if you know science/rmpss). Message me if you’re interested in getting whallopped alongside us!
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