ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

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ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by BenjaminWatson » Tue Mar 07, 2017 2:31 pm

The University of Connecticut is hosting an open mirror of ACRONYM X on Saturday, March 25, 2017.

The tournament will begin at 9:30am in the Family Studies Building, with registration beginning in FSB room 18 starting at 9:00am.

Fees
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$5
Travel: -$10 per 200 miles traveled one way

To register, please email me at iqconn@gmail.com and indicate how many teams you are sending and if you can bring buzzers.

The field is tentatively capped at 12 teams, but we can expand to other rooms if needed.

Field

Olin "AC/DC"
Olin "Beyoncé"
Joe, Nolan, Ian "Some Creative Team Name"
Manas Sarma
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by remiginsberg » Wed Mar 08, 2017 9:50 pm

Hi,

Is this tournament just for high schoolers or can college teams also participate?

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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by BenjaminWatson » Thu Mar 09, 2017 10:55 pm

College students are most welcome, and make up the current field
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:07 pm

Does this have sufficient field to happen?
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by eliza.grames » Tue Mar 21, 2017 10:55 am

Steeve Ho You Fat wrote:Does this have sufficient field to happen?
Ben said that Northeastern and RPI are also coming, so I'll bug him to update the post. UConn can also field some teams.
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by BenjaminWatson » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:36 pm

Updating field here because I have fewer than seven posts and apparently that will make the whole thing disappear. Current field is

Olin "AC/DC"
Olin "Beyoncé"
Joe, Nolan, Ian "Some Creative Team Name"
Manas Sarma
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:00 pm

What's the best place to park for Saturday?
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by Golran » Wed Mar 22, 2017 4:33 pm

From my experience, it's going to be the lot off of Horsebarn Hill Road, https://goo.gl/maps/mt1dPjTihAn. Parking in "Area 2" lots is free on weekends.

To get there, take I-84 to exit 68, then go south on 195 for around 8 miles. When you get to the campus, you'll pass the Dairy Bar on your left, and then a church on your right. Continue straight after that 3-way intersection with the Storrs Congregational Church (there's currently some construction/road work at that intersection) and make the next left onto Horsebarn Hill Road, then making an immediate right into the parking lot. Park in any space that isn't specifically marked for emergency/maintenance vehicles.
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by eliza.grames » Sat Mar 25, 2017 5:31 pm

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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by Steeve Ho You Fat » Sat Mar 25, 2017 10:35 pm

Hey, this tournament was really fun - thanks to UConn for hosting and Erik et al for writing a really fun set.
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Re: ACRONYM At UConn, March 25th, 2017

Post by Habitat_Against_Humanity » Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:03 pm

This was a hoot. Thanks to UConn and everyone. Also, I think everyone interested in outreach (and everyone else) should make note of Olin's success at creating a quiz bowl team out of nothing, and attending at least three (probably four) tournaments in their first year. They're a solidly talented team as well.
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