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GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 7:19 pm
by Kyuuan Era
GSAC XXI will be held on December 14, 2013 at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, Virginia. Our school’s address is 1000 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220. This tournament is being written by members of the Maggie Walker team and will be edited by Vasa Clarke, Connor Wood, and myself. The field cap is 32 teams. Feel free to either contact me at gsacdirector AT gmail DOT com or kvnyuan AT yahoo DOT com or post any questions/comments.

We are continuing our distribution established last year, which is the following:

4/4 Literature
4/4 Science
4/4 History
3/3 Religion, Mythology, Philosophy
3/3 Fine Arts
1/1 Social Science
.5/.5 Trash
.5/.5 Geography

Registration:

Please send me an e-mail at gsacdirector AT gmail DOT com with:
1. Your school
2. Number of teams/buzzers/moderators you will bring
3. Name, e-mail address, and a phone number which can be reached on the day of the tournament

Fee structure:

Per team: $60
Functional Buzzer Discount: $5
Travel Discount (200+ miles): $10
Staff Discount (please only volunteer a competent staffer): $10
Minimum fee: $40

Affiliation:
This tournament has been awarded platinum certification by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (PACE), meaning that the top 25% of the field will qualify for NSC 2014.

Mirrors:
We are also looking for prospective mirror hosts of GSAC XXI across the country. The set will contain 14 packets, with the last two rounds being set aside for finals. The mirror fee is $12 per team, and the set will be available from December 14 until the end of the season. Please contact me at gsacdirector AT gmail DOT com if you are interested in hosting a mirror. Information and current mirror sites can be found here.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2013 5:08 pm
by Kyuuan Era
Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):
Blacksburg (1/2/0)
Cave Spring (2/2/2)
Clover Hill (3/2/0)
Cosby (1/0/0)
Deep Run (2/0/0)
Freeman (1/2/2)
GDS (1/3/0)
Glen Allen (2/1/0)
Guilford (2/0/0)
Howard (1/2/1)
Matoaca (1/0/0)
Monacan (1/1/0)
NCSSM (1/1/0)
New Kent (2/0/0)
Richard Montgomery (1/2/0)
TJ (2/2/0)
Walter Johnson (1/0/0)
Western Albemarle (1/1/0)

Total: (26/21/5)

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:07 pm
by naan/steak-holding toll
I should be available to staff this.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 11:55 am
by Kyuuan Era
With less than two months until the tournament, we will establish a tentative field cap of 18 teams (which will likely expand).
We are also currently in the process of attaining PACE affiliation status.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:05 pm
by Kyuuan Era
We have been awarded platinum certification from PACE, so the top 25% of the field will qualify for the 2014 PACE NSC.
Furthermore, we are raising the current field cap to 24 teams.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 5:13 pm
by Kyuuan Era
With just a few weeks left, there is still room in the field for any interested teams.
There is also a possibility of expanding the field even further, depending on interest.

Edit: We have reached the current field cap, and are opening up a waitlist.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 9:37 pm
by Kyuuan Era
We will be expanding to a cap of 28 teams, with a further possibility of expanding to 32 teams.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Fri Nov 29, 2013 1:03 am
by Kyuuan Era
We will be making one final expansion of the field to 32 teams.
There are still two remaining spots in the field if any team is interested!

As of December 3, the field is currently full. Any additional interested teams will be placed on the waitlist.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 12:45 pm
by Noobermensch
At what time should we arrive?

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:08 pm
by Kyuuan Era
We plan for registration to last from about 8:00 to 8:45 AM. All registered teams should expect a more precise informational email in a few days.

As another update, similar to previous years, we have confirmed plans of providing breakfast to attending teams!

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 12:57 pm
by Kyuuan Era
After two drops, we still have room for any additional interested teams.
We still have room for one more team in the field.
The field is full once again.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Thu Dec 05, 2013 1:45 pm
by QOHS
Quince Orchard High School would like to attend/compete

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 8:16 pm
by Kyuuan Era
With a few drops, we have room in the field if anyone is interested for this Saturday!

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:58 pm
by Edward Powers
How is this going?

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 2:33 pm
by mithokie
We broke for lunch after round 6. There is one more round of prelims. Round 7 just started.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 3:52 pm
by Kyuuan Era

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 6:19 pm
by Kyuuan Era
Playoffs and Combined stats have been posted.

Congratulations to Richard Montgomery for placing first!
The top teams who have qualified for PACE NSC 2014 are as follows:

1. Richard Montgomery
2. Western Albemarle
3. Cave Spring A
4. Guilford A
5. NCSSM
6. Blacksburg
7. Georgetown Day School

Thank you to all staffers and all competing teams! An additional thank you goes out to our gracious sponsor, the Burch family! Any comments on specific questions should be directed at gsacdirector AT gmail.com as the set is not cleared yet.

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Mon Dec 16, 2013 11:11 am
by smithp5
Guilford really enjoyed the tournament and the competition and we look forward to competing again in future years. Thank you!

Re: GSAC XXI at Maggie Walker [Richmond, VA] - 12/14/2013

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 10:32 pm
by Beevor Feevor
This was a great tournament, thanks so much for hosting, and special thanks goes to Kevin for getting my dad's briefcase back to me after I foolishly forgot it at Maggie Walker! Is there going to be a discussion forum set up for this?