Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

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Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by swwFCqb » Fri Jan 23, 2009 3:09 am

After much deliberation, the Case Trivia Club has decided to hold both of its annual spring tournaments on the weekend of March 28th, with Buzzerpalooza taking place on Saturday 3/28 and the Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (GLRAC) taking place on Sunday 3/29. As always, these tournaments will be taking place on the campus of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH.

Buzzerpalooza will be modeled after the format of the Cleveland television quiz show "It's Academic," while GLRAC will be a PACE-style tournament, with questions coming from HSAPQ's modified PACE NSC-style spring set. There will be JV divisions each day, and each team will be guaranteed a minimum of 7 games. Trophies will go to the top 2 varsity and JV teams each day, and some sort of prizes will be given to (at least) the top 3 individual scorers on Sunday.

Buzzerpalooza Fee Structure:
First Team: $60
Additional Teams: $50/team
Buzzer Discount: -$5/team (Max 2/team)
Travel Discount: -$10/team if traveling 100+ miles one way

Minimum Fee: $35/team

GLRAC Fee Structure:
First team: $70
Additional Teams: $55/team
Buzzer discount: -$5/team (Max 2/team)
Travel Discount -$10/team if traveling +100 miles one way (NOTE: If you stay for both tournament, travel discount will be applied to each tournament)
Attending both tournaments: -$5 or -$15/school (-$5 for schools with 1 team attending both; -$15 for schools with 2+ teams attending both)

Minimum Fee: $40/team

Right now, I'm putting a cap of 40 teams for each day, although this number may be tweaked depending on how I end up drawing brackets. If you would like more information or are interested in registering for one or both tournaments, post in this thread or email me at sww8@NOSPAMcase.edu (obviously, leave out the NOSPAM part). Thanks everybody.
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Re: Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by BobGHHS » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:37 pm

I just want to give the CWRU Team and Steven an endorsement.

If there are teams out there that came to the debacles that were the tournaments run by the team two years ago, times have changed, and in the past 12 months, I think Steven and the team have proven they can run relatively large tournaments efficiently and with little delays.

I would definitely recommend coming to one or both of these tournaments if you can.
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Re: Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by BobGHHS » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:23 pm

Steven,
Can we get a field update? I know you will likely pick up many more after Solon and Copley, but who has expressed interest thus far?

And Ike, are you playing on Sunday?
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Re: Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by swwFCqb » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:39 pm

Field Update: (as of 3/10/09)

Buzzerpalooza:
Beachwood x3 (1 JV)
Benjamin Logan
Brush x2
Cloverleaf x2
Copley x2 ??
Cuyahoga Heights
Elyria Catholic x2
Euclid x2
Firestone
Kenston x2
Kent Roosevelt x2
Madison
Madison Comp.
Northmont
North Olmsted X2 (1 JV)
Open Door Christian
Solon x2
St. Edward
St. Charles x3
St. Joseph x3 (1 JV)
Turpin
Village Academy
Wellington x3 (1 JV)
West Geauga
University

Total: 42

Great Lakes:
Copley x2
Elyria Catholic x2
Kenston x2
Northmont
Solon x2
St. Joseph x2
University
West Geauga

Total: 13
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Re: Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by swwFCqb » Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:39 pm

By the way, in case you didn't notice in the other thread, Great Lakes has been added as a qualifier for the PACE NSC, being held at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA between May 23-24. For any teams who are interested in attending the NSC but have not yet qualified, this will be a great opportunity to do so.
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Re: Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by swwFCqb » Thu Feb 19, 2009 3:26 am

The field has been updated. Still many spots open, especially for Sunday's PACE event. I heard very good things about HSAPQ's first PACE-style event...I have no doubts that they will produce just as good a set for this tournament.
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Re: Buzzerpalooza (3/28/09) and GLRAC (3/29/09) @ CWRU

Post by swwFCqb » Tue Mar 10, 2009 4:47 pm

Registration is officially closed for Buzzerpalooza. From here on out, a waitlist will be instituted for any teams who express interest in attending Buzzerpalooza.

However, unlike Buzzerpalooza, Great Lakes registration is still open and many spots are still available.
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