Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

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Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:56 pm

Loyola Academy in Wilmette, IL will be hosting the fifteenth annual Loyola Ultima on January 19, 2013. As it was last year, this year's tournament will be run on a mirror of the LIST set produced by Ladue Horton Watkins High School. It is an extremely accessible set and was widely lauded as one of the best of the 2011-2012 season.

The tournament will consist of at least nine (probably ten or eleven) guaranteed rounds for every team at the tournament. We may split into separate divisions as we did last year depending on interest. The field cap will again be at 36 teams due to staffing limitations. This is a four-on-four tournament.

As with last year, lunch will be included in the cost of the tournament. We will cater Lou Malnati's pizza for all teams and staffers. Staffers will be paid handsomely for their services, so please consider being a reader at our tournament.

The cost to teams will be $80 (prior to discounts) per team.

Discounts:
-$10 per working buzzer system
-$10 per experienced staffer
-$20 for travelling greater than 100 mi.
If you have extenuating circumstances of any kind, email me and we can work something out.

Due to a large number of last minute drops last year, payment for this tournament must be postmarked by January 12, 2013. A +$20 penalty will be applied to schools that do not pay by this date.

Sign-ups are officially open at this point and only A and B teams will be admitted at this time. Any teams beyond the first two will be placed on the waitlist until December 15.

Please post here or email me at mlaird@loy.org to sign up.

We will also be hosting a pop culture tossup-only tournament following the conclusion of the tournament. We will order in Jimmy John's for people who want to stay and eat some dinner. You can find details about the side event here.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Fri Aug 17, 2012 3:56 pm

Current Field - as of 1/14/13

Highly Competitive (11/12):
Loyola A
St. Ignatius
Belvidere North A
Auburn A
St. Joseph (IN)
Fenton
Carbondale
Culver (IN) A
Latin
WWS A
Metea Valley

Standard (18/18):
Loyola B
Culver (IN) B
Fenwick B
Belvidere North B
WWS B
Auburn B
Maine South B
Keith Country Day
WWS C
Whitney Young
Wauconda A
Fenwick A
UIC College Prep
Maine South A
Carbondale B
Keith Country Day B
Metea Valley B
Wauconda B

Expressed interest:
Stevenson A
Stevenson B
Plainfield North
A team from central IL

Waitlist:
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by Euler's Constant » Sat Sep 15, 2012 4:40 pm

Saint Joseph (IN) expresses interest for 2 teams
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by MissIrene » Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:37 pm

Wauconda is expressing interest for at least an A team!

Thanks!
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by Colby Burnett » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:06 pm

Fenwick will send two teams to this.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by 4nay » Mon Dec 03, 2012 7:39 pm

Plainfield North would like to express interest for an A team.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:40 pm

This field is filling up: with one month to go, we have 19 teams in the field. If you haven't got a registration in yet, please send me an email at mlaird -at- loy -dot- org with the number of teams you'd like to enter.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:44 pm

Also if you are interested in staffing this tournament, please contact me, too! Remember that Loyola pays you money!

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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Thu Dec 20, 2012 1:48 pm

Staff we have so far:

Laird
Kreb
Laudermith
Nagib
Price
Dillon
Perovanovic
Riley
Promisco
M. Taylor
Capistran
Fischer
Strey
Stankevitz
Greenthal
Winkler (?)
Egan (?)
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by Colby Burnett » Mon Jan 07, 2013 12:12 pm

As of now, put Fenwick A in the standard division. I'll ask my kids if they want to play up.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by shrey96 » Mon Jan 07, 2013 8:50 pm

Metea Valley would like to express interest in two teams. I should know if we're coming by Thursday at the latest.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by Emil Nolde » Tue Jan 08, 2013 10:57 am

We should be already on this, right? (Über)
Not sure why we aren't listed in the field.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by pblessman » Tue Jan 08, 2013 4:51 pm

Please put Culver A in Highly Competitive. Thanks!
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Wed Jan 09, 2013 2:07 pm

Here is the email I just sent out to coaches:
Hello Coaches! Thank you for signing up your team for the Loyola Ultima XV. Here are things that need immediate attention from you:

I need each team to email me and let me know:
A. How many buzzers you will be bringing
B. What division you would like your team to be in (Highly Competitive or Standard [current divisions are at the bottom of this message])
C. If you are currently in a division and you think that your team should be moved to the other

We are pleased to announce that we will continue our annual tradition of running a mirror of Bob Kilner from Ohio's Pop Culture set as a charitable side event following Ultima. Proceeds from this event will go to Matt's Buzzers. This will be an all-tossup tournament, and will probably be played with two people to a team. If we have enough interest, we will play with full teams. This event is open to any and all, including coaches, siblings, pets, and inanimate objects. Entry will be $5 per person. Please email me if you or your team is interested in staying for this event.

I currently anticipate having 14 teams signed up for the Standard division. If you have some extra kids and want to enter another team for no charge, I would like to get that number up to 16 or 18.

Please arrive at Loyola sometime between 8 - 8:30am. The opening meeting will be in the Theater at 8:45am. From there we will move to game rooms and begin play at 9am. We anticipate being finished with the tournament by 4:30pm.

Lunch will be Lou Malnati's pizza catered. Please let me know if you or any of your students have any dietary restrictions and we will work to accommodate them.

The format for the Highly Competitive division will probably just be a round robin followed by finals if necessary.

The format for the Standard division (if we get to 16 teams) will be either four divisions of four which will rebracket into two divisions of eight, or two divisions of eight which will rebracket into four divisions of four.

Here are the current fields for both divisions:

Highly Competitive
Loyola A
St. Ignatius
Belvidere North A
Auburn A
St. Joseph (IN)
Fenton
Carbondale
Culver (IN) A

Standard
Loyola B
Culver (IN) B
Fenwick B
Belvidere North B
WWS B
Auburn B
Culver (IN) C
Maine South B
Keith Country Day
UIC College Prep
WWS C
Fenwick A

Teams yet to choose a division
Whitney Young
Wauconda
Latin
WWS A
Maine South A
EDIT: This email's list of teams is not current. The fully updated list is in the second post above.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Wed Jan 09, 2013 8:08 pm

OK, let's see if we can't get that Standard Division up to 18 so that we don't have to do a wonky format.

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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by dtaylor4 » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:51 pm

Thank you for continuing the tradition I started.

Just an FYI for those doing the side event: if you are planning to attend BMI3 the following weekend, both tournaments are using the same set for side events.

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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by Emil Nolde » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:55 am

Oh and also B team for Standard. Sorry.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Thu Jan 17, 2013 2:06 pm

We do need one more team for the Highly Competitive division. If anyone wants to enter for just the price of pizza, you're in. If no one enters, we will either have a team move up from Standard or play with byes.

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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by mlaird » Fri Jan 18, 2013 11:33 am

We're still looking for a team to play in the Highly Competitive division. We have any number of schools that can put together another team for the Standard division, so ideally, we would have one team to move up to Highly Competitive (Auburn B? Fenwick A? Wauconda A? Whitney Young?).


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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by shrey96 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:31 am

Our stats against Latin are off (although the final score is correct, our bonus conversion is majorly depressed) and we somehow had 2 players, Baasit and Avik, merge into a player named Avile. Who should I email/PM with corrections?
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by jonah » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:32 am

shrey96 wrote:Our stats against Latin are off (although the final score is correct, our bonus conversion is majorly depressed) and we somehow had 2 players, Baasit and Avik, merge into a player named Avile. Who should I email/PM with corrections?
If you know exactly what it should be, me. If it requires going back to the scoresheets, Mr. Laird.
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Re: Loyola Ultima XV - 1/19/2013 (Wilmette, IL)

Post by Mewto55555 » Sun Jan 20, 2013 12:35 am

Hopefully the set went well (we're really sorry for those small errors! :sad: ) -- please remember not to publicly discuss any specifics, as there are still other mirrors yet-to-happen. A private discussion forum has been set up; to join it, go to user control panel (at top left of this page) --> usergroups (one of the tabs) --> toggle "LIST III discussion" and press join selected.
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