2018 Michigan Winter Invitational [POSTPONED]

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2018 Michigan Winter Invitational [POSTPONED]

Postby CPiGuy » Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:50 pm

Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational, to be held on February 10, 2018.

Location and Schedule
We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. Rounds will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through the morning and early afternoon with a lunch break around 1:00 p.m. Playoffs and a brief awards ceremony will follow, and we expect to finish no later than 6:00 p.m., although we usually are done by 5. The tournament will be held on the second and third floors of Mason Hall on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, just like in years past. More specifics on this will be sent out as the tournament date approaches.

The tournament will likely have some number of round-robin prelims followed by round-robin playoffs.

Question Set and Rules
We will be using GSAC XXV, a set written by the Maggie Walker Governor's School.
We will be following ACF rules.

Fees and Discounts
+$90: first team
+$70: each additional team from a school
-$10: discount for a fully functioning buzzer system (max 2 per school)
-$5: early bird discount for registering by 5 PM, January 13th (discount is per team registered)
-$10: new program discount** (discount is per team registered)
-$10: distance discount for 100-275 miles driven*** (discount is per team registered)
-$50: extreme distance discount for over 275 miles driven*** (discount is per team registered)
Minimum entry fee per team is $0

** If your school has not participated in a University of Michigan tournament within the past two years, then you are eligible for this discount.
*** Distances are determined as based on distance one way from your school to the tournament site according to maps.google.com.

Checks should be made out to "Michigan Academic Competitions." While we prefer that you bring them to the tournament and hand them in at registration, if this is not possible, you can mail the check to:
Michigan Academic Competitions
C/O The University Activities Center
4002 Michigan Union
530 S State St
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1349

Registration
Please register by filling out this form. No other forms of registration will be accepted. If you email us to register, you will be either ignored or sent a link to the form, depending on whether we see the email.

There is a field cap of 18 teams for this tournament. The field is closed save for two teams.

Questions
If you have any questions, direct them to our tournament director, Collin Parks, at parksgc@umich.edu, or to me, at conorjt@umich.edu.

We hope to see you on February 10th for a great day of quizbowl!

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers)
Detroit Country Day (2/1)
DeWitt (1/1)
Divine Child (2/0)
[Ann Arbor] Huron (1/2)
[New Boston] Huron (2/0)
Livonia Churchill (1/1)
Notre Dame Prep (1/1)
Plymouth (1/2)
U of D Jesuit (2/1)
Utica Academy for International Studies (2/2)

Current Total: 15 teams, 14 buzzers
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Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor,

Postby CPiGuy » Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:30 pm

Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that there's just over a week to sign up for this tournament before we institute a field cap, since that's when we have to reserve rooms from the University.

Hope to see you all in Ann Arbor on the 10th of February!
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Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor,

Postby CPiGuy » Tue Jan 23, 2018 5:08 pm

CPiGuy wrote:Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that there's just over a week to sign up for this tournament before we institute a field cap, since that's when we have to reserve rooms from the University.

Hope to see you all in Ann Arbor on the 10th of February!


This is still true -- if you would like to play this tournament, you should register in the next two days.

For those who have registered, you should expect a logistics email over the weekend, probably on Sunday.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor,

Postby CPiGuy » Thu Jan 25, 2018 2:24 pm

We have reserved rooms and are instituting a field cap of 24 teams. Additionally, we ask that all teams register by noon on February 5, as we plan to cancel all the rooms we don't need; if you register after that we may reject your registration.

In the interest of allowing as many schools as possible to take the remaining 8 slots in the field, teams that are just now signing up who want to bring 3 or more teams will have their C teams and above put on a waitlist. They'll be added automatically on the 5th if the field doesn't fill, in order of when they registered.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor,

Postby CPiGuy » Sun Jan 28, 2018 4:06 pm

An email has just been sent to everyone currently registered. If you think you are registered but have not received the email and/or you are not on the field list in the first post, contact me ASAP.

That is not to say that the field is closed; if any teams register after this they will also be sent that email.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor,

Postby CPiGuy » Mon Feb 05, 2018 10:25 pm

We currently have [EDIT: 15] teams signed up. [EDIT: 16] would be a perfect number for the field, and we are close enough to the tournament that we're going to cap it there, but we would very much welcome the addition of a single team to the field.

Additionally, all teams should have received a logistics email from me. If you think you are registered but did not receive such an email, or your team is not on the field list above, contact me ASAP.
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Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational [POSTPONED]

Postby CPiGuy » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:25 pm

The field stood at three this evening, so this tournament has been cancelled.

We'll be hosting another tournament on the same set on March 10th, so we encourage all teams who wanted to come to this one to come to that one instead. An announcement will be up shortly, once we've received clearance from our administration.
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