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MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Posted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 9:58 pm
by person361
Hello, everyone! I am pleased to announce the MIT Spring Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, February 23, 2019.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: The tournament will take place on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA. Teams should report to room 34-101 (located in Building 34) in the morning for registration and opening announcements. We ask that teams arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 in the morning for registration; the opening meeting will start as soon as all teams have arrived, with games beginning immediately following the meeting's conclusion. A campus map can be found here.

Teams will play a minimum of 9 games. If everything runs smoothly, we expect the tournament to conclude around 5 PM.

GETTING TO MIT: MIT is easily accessible via the Boston T system by taking the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. We recommend teams avoid driving if possible, as parking is very difficult to find on the MIT campus. A list of parking locations on campus can be found here.

FORMAT: Rounds will consist of 20 tossup questions that can be answered by members of either team. If a team answers a tossup question correctly, they will then play an unrelated three-part bonus question that only their team can answer.

Each team can have up to six players on its roster, but only four players may play at any one time. Schools planning to bring seven or more players should register a second team.

QUESTION SET: We will be using RMBAT. This is a regular difficulty question set by Richard Montgomery High School and Montgomery Blair High School. More information about the set can be found here.

FEES: The registration fees for this tournament are as follows:

+$75: first team from a school
+$70: each additional team from a school
-$10: each volunteer staffer provided by a school.
-$5: each buzzer set provided by a school. In order to receive this discount, the buzzer system must have at least 8 fully functional buzzers.
-$10: for teams traveling in excess of 200 miles one-way, as determined by the distance Google Maps provides between MIT and your school.

The minimum fee for a school is $0.

PAYMENT: Teams may pay either in advance or on the day of the tournament. Either cash or check is acceptable; please make checks out to "MIT Quiz Bowl Team". If your school requires an invoice prior to payment, please let us know as soon as possible.

REGISTRATION: This tournament is open to teams from all geographic areas and levels of experience. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The field cap is hard-capped at 24 teams due to the number of packets. Once the cap is filled, new teams will enter a waitlist and be added to the field if registered teams drop.

In order to register for this tournament, please email ALL of the following information to me at ericlu [AT] mit [DOT] edu:
1. School name
2. Number of teams you are registering
3. The name, email, and cell phone number of a coach or responsible adult who will be present at the tournament.
4. The number of buzzers and staffers you are intending to bring.

Although expressions of interest in this forum are appreciated, the only official channel for registration is to email the above information to me. Registering teams should receive an email of confirmation within a day.

Please feel free to contact me at ericlu [AT] mit [DOT] edu if you have any questions or concerns about the tournament. We look forward to hosting your team for an exciting day of quizbowl!

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Posted: Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:27 pm
by person361
Field (teams/buzzers/volunteers):
Barrington (1/0/1)
Belmont (2/2/0)
Brookline (2/0/0)
Frontier (1/0/0)
"Ilium" (1/2/0)
Lexington (2/0/0)
Westford (1/0/0)

Total: 10 teams

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Posted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 4:55 pm
by person361
PACE has designated MIT Spring as a platinum NSC qualifier. This means that the top 25% of teams (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for PACE NSC.

Register your teams soon!

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Posted: Sun Feb 17, 2019 9:43 pm
by person361
The tournament is a week away. Get your registrations in soon!

Re: MIT Spring Tournament (2/23/19)

Posted: Sat Feb 23, 2019 8:01 pm
by person361
Thanks to everyone for coming today! Lexington A won the tournament. They defeated "Ilium" in the second game of the finals after losing the first game. Barrington came in 3rd.

The order of finish was:
1. Lexington A
2. "Ilium"
3. Barrington
4. Belmont A
5. Lexington B
6. Brookline A
7. Belmont B
8. Brookline B
9. Westford Academy
10. Frontier

Full stats are up. If you see mistakes, email me and I will try to correct them.