2009 PACE NSC: Field Full

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2009 PACE NSC: Field Full

Post by millionwaves » Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:48 am

PACE is pleased to announce that registration for the 2009 National Scholastic Championship, which will be held on May 23 and 24 at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, is now open for certain teams. Specifically, if your team has qualified at a platinum or gold certified tournament, or you qualified at more than one affiliated tournament, you are officially and cordially invited to register for the 2009 NSC. PACE is absolutely committed to providing the best national high school tournament possible, and we feel confident that this year we will deliver no less. Remember that the field for the NSC is capped at 64 teams, so it is to your benefit to register your team as quickly as possible.

Teams that may Register

To view an up-to-date list of which teams have qualified and by what means, please click here. Again, if your team is on the list of "Teams that Qualified from Platinum Tournaments," or "Teams that Qualified from Gold Tournaments," you may register now. In addition, if you have qualified from more than one affiliated tournament, you may register now.

How to Register

To register for the 2009 NSC, please simply click this link and follow the instructions on the page. If you have any questions, please e-mail me at trygvemeade@gmail.com, and we will be happy to assist you.

Fee Structure

The fee structure may be viewed here.

Other Dates

If your team has qualified via any affiliated tournament, you may register beginning February 1st.

If you would like to apply for a wildcard bid, you may do so beginning March 1st by e-mailing Brian Saxton at brian@briansaxton.org. A summary of the process may be viewed on this page, which also contains other general information about the qualification process. You may register immediately upon receiving a wildcard bid.

Again, PACE is committed to providing no less than the best available national tournament, and we are extremely excited to invite the best high school teams in the nation to compete. We encourage you to register as soon as possible in order to secure your spot, and we hope to see you at the 2009 NSC!
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Registration is Open

Post by AKKOLADE » Mon Jan 19, 2009 6:05 pm

As an additional note, with registration now officially open, a list of teams who have registered may be found here.
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Registration is Open

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sat Mar 28, 2009 3:53 pm

Probably going in the wrong thread, but since i was notified the other week that we were accepted to PACE as a wildcard, where's the best destination when it comes to hotel rooms and such? This is Memorial Day weekend and we see a bunch of places already booked in the area. Where do other teams stay?
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Registration is Open

Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Mar 28, 2009 7:07 pm

You can find a list of hotels near the campus of George Mason here.

I would also like to take this opportunity to announce that we are down to 21 spots available to teams.
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Registration is Open

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Mon Mar 30, 2009 12:35 am

Thanks.

Is there a certain hotel that many/most of the teams stay at? Or is it just random? We're just trying to find one with the best combination of good price, location, and hopefully some company as well.
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Registration is Open

Post by First Chairman » Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:36 pm

No specific hotel for teams (PACE will secure its own block for staff). But I will note that since it is Mem Day weekend, Rolling Thunder might be booking some rooms in the area for their participants. The hotel list they've given out to their members: http://www.rollingthunder1.com/PDFs/RT% ... Master.pdf .
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Registration is Open

Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Mar 31, 2009 4:36 pm

I just wanted to make a post alerting everyone that the NSC field is filling quickly, so if you want your team entered, you'll want to register soon. We already have met last year's field size of 48 teams, which means our maximum field of 64 teams is not very far away.
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Only 12 Spots Left!

Post by lenius » Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:59 pm

This is our first time at PACE. What time will the activities end on Saturday (so I can plan for a flight home)?
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Only 12 Spots Left!

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Tue Apr 07, 2009 1:57 pm

lenius wrote:This is our first time at PACE. What time will the activities end on Saturday (so I can plan for a flight home)?
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You'll want to plan to fly home Sunday night--playoff games are on Sunday.
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Re: 2009 PACE NSC: Only 10 Spots Left!

Post by First Chairman » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:47 pm

Also, depending on your school's schedule, Monday is Memorial Day.
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2009 NSC - Two spots available!

Post by BuzzerZen » Sun Apr 12, 2009 6:46 pm

As of this moment, registration for the 2009 PACE National Scholastics Championship is suspended. The field is not full—there are 56 teams registered right now (out of 64 available slots), and several wildcard applications are awaiting approval. In order to ensure that the field fills up in an orderly fashion, registrations and wildcard applications for the tournament from hereon out will be redirected to the waitlist. Once all currently pending wildcard bids are resolved, we will add qualified teams from the waitlist to the field immediately and wildcard applications on the waitlist will be dealt with promptly.

If your team wants to attend the 2009 NSC, now is the time to register. The field is very close to being full, and we can make no guarantees to any individual teams that a spot is being held for them.
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Re: 2009 NSC - Two spots available!

Post by AKKOLADE » Wed May 06, 2009 9:10 pm

Due to a couple of teams withdrawing, there are now two spots available in the field. If you wish to be guaranteed a spot in the field without depending on other teams not showing up and are a qualified team, officially registering is the route you want to take.
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