Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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The Georgia Institute of Technology will host the inaugural Ramblin’ Wreck Invitational, a high school Quiz Bowl tournament on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. This tournament will be running on BLAST, a regular-plus question set. It is comparable in difficulty to the Harvard Fall Tournament and BHSAT, and therefore we caution newer teams signing up to play this. This is a varsity level tournament. More information on the question set and eligibility to play it can be found here.

Registration
To register, please fill out this Google Form. If you have questions about registration, please email me at [email protected]

Format
We will be doing round-robin preliminary rounds and then rebracket into playoff groups. All teams are guaranteed a significant number of games. We will cap the tournament at 20 teams. There will be powers, no bouncebacks, individual stats, and 4 to a team.

Location and Time:
Games will take place in the Howey Physics building on the Georgia Tech campus. Please check in between 8:00 and 8:30; the opening meeting will start promptly at 8:45 and rounds will start immediately thereafter.

Fees and Payment:
Base fee: $70 per team
Buzzer: -$5/approved system
Staffer: -$5/approved staffer
Travel: -$10/200 miles one way (measured by Google Maps)

Minimum fee is $40/team.

Please pay in cash or check made out to the "Georgia Tech Academic Quizbowl Team". We prefer payment the day of the tournament.

If you have any questions about this mirror, please email me at [email protected].

Thanks, and we hope to see you on the 19th!
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Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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Field (teams/buzzers/staffers):

Lambert (1/0/1)
TJ Classical (NC) (1/1/0)
Grady (1/1/0)
Chattahoochee (1/2/0)
Southwest Magnet (1/0/0)
Cambridge (1/1/0)
Eastside (1/2/1)
North Gwinnett (2/1/0)
Woodward (2/1/0)
Wheeler (1/1/1)
Johns Creek (2/0/0)
Dorman (SC) (2/2/0)
Creekview (1/1/0)
Westminster (1/1/1)
Southside (SC) (2/2/0)
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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Field update with a month to go. Get those registrations in!
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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Field update with 2 weeks left. We are also now a PACE Platinum Qualifier. 6 spots left!
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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The field has closed at 20 teams. The following logistics email was sent to all teams.

Hello all,

Thank you for registering for the Ramblin' Wreck Invitational! We look forward to welcoming your teams to Georgia Tech on the 19th. This email contains important logistical information for the tournament.

LOCATION:
We will host the tournament in the Howey Physics Building, located at 837 State St NW, Atlanta, GA 30332. Directions are here: http://www.physics.gatech.edu/about/directions. There is a visitor's parking lot (Area 4) conveniently located right outside of Howey: a parking map with Area 4 labeled is available here: http://pts.gatech.edu/sites/default/fil ... or_cs6.pdf.

REGISTRATION:
Arrive between 8:00 and 8:30 for registration. We will strive to start the opening meeting at 8:45 AM. We will host the opening meeting in Lecture Hall 3 - Georgia Tech students will direct you there.

INDIVIDUALS:
Individual stats will be kept. To expedite this, please fill out this form. Submitting the rosters ASAP is essential to making sure this tournament runs as smoothly as possible. First and last names are preferred.

LUNCH:
Lunch will be served on campus after Round 5. Please stay on campus for lunch, which will be provided. The cost is $5 for 2 slices of pizza and a drink per person.

DETAILS:
With 20 teams, there will be two ten-team preliminary divisions, which will play a nine-game round robin. The top two teams in each division will play an additional two games against the top two teams from the other division. An advantaged final will be held if necessary at the end of the playoff crossover. We anticipate prelims ending by 4 PM at the latest.

There will be powers and negs; there will be no bounce-backs. A copy of the rules is attached.

The current field is:

Field (teams/buzzers/staffers):

Lambert (1/0/1)
TJ Classical (NC) (1/1/0)
Grady (1/1/0)
Chattahoochee (1/2/0)
Southwest Magnet (1/0/0)
Cambridge (1/1/0)
Eastside (1/2/1)
North Gwinnett (2/1/0)
Woodward (2/1/0)
Wheeler (1/1/1)
Johns Creek (2/0/0)
Dorman (SC) (2/2/0)
Creekview (1/1/0)
Westminster (1/1/1)
Southside (SC) (2/2/0)

All teams should have received invoices. If changes need to be made, please let me know. If you are planning to/have sent the check by mail and I have not notified you I have received it yet, please let me know so I know to pick it up. We prefer payment the day of the tournament.

Thanks, and I look forward to seeing you all there!
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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We've had a team drop. Please email me ASAP if you're interested in fielding a team - we'll drop the price to the mirror fee.
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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This tournament happened! Congratulations to Chattahoochee A for clearing the field to win the tournament. Dorman A ended 2-1 in the championship bracket to finish 2nd. Thanks to all the teams that came out on a rainy day to Atlanta! We hope to see you at one of our other tournaments soon.

Stats are located here. Please let me know if there are any issues.
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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The private forum for BLAST has been created, so if you have any feedback or questions please join!
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Re: Ramblin' Wreck Invitational @ Georgia Tech (10/19/2019)

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An additional thanks to Hari Parameswaran for a great online scoresheet system that we used at the tournament!
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