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GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sun Sep 26, 2010 12:42 am

Thank you very much to everyone who attended this event. Stats can be found here

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Please see most recent tournament announcement near bottom.

The Washington University Academic Team is pleased to announce that this year's rendition of our annual Gateway Invitational Tournament will be a mirror of Delta Burke (written by Chris Borglum of Valencia CC), and will be held on 11/13/2010. We would like to encourage any and all novice players to attend, as well as both open and school based high school teams.

Full details will be available soon; if you have any questions in the meantime, please email WUAT at washuqb@gmail.com.

Field Update:

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WUSTL 2+
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Gecko
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Interested
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by crobbins52 » Sun Sep 26, 2010 1:26 am

Harding is interested in sending a team to this and probably will.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by cardigansrule » Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:00 pm

Truman will probably send two teams, with a possibility of a third.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Javatron » Tue Sep 28, 2010 10:48 am

The Geckos are interested.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Papa's in the House » Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:48 pm

UIUC will have a team and some number of buzzers >= 1 at this tournament.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Edward Elric » Wed Nov 03, 2010 3:27 pm

Put College of DuPage as a maybe. Gotta work out logistics....

Edit: Logistics= Fail. Unless someone around the chicagoland area is driving down im out of luck.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Papa's in the House » Wed Nov 03, 2010 8:35 pm

As fun as it would be to play a triple round robin against the same 3 teams, I hope that more people sign up for this tournament (or switch from being interested to being registered).
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Thu Nov 04, 2010 10:27 pm

I could play solo for UIC at GIT since flying to Phoenix International Raceway for the penultimate NASCAR triple-header might result in NASCAR registration telling me how I am over the limit of 2010 event licenses (again). Today, our sponsor, Campus Programs, told me that such a trip is out of their budget; moreover, one of their employees needs to accompany/drive UIC players to any upcoming tournaments (e.g. NAQT SCT) funded by them. With my Rommobile, I could drive up to 4 Chicagoans (e.g. CoD) Friday evening. Would the tournament end early enough for me to drive back (=> 4.5 hrs) to Chicago Saturday night, or should I stay overnight again, whereby I could resume my exploration of 1904 World's Fair/Olympics sites/markers? If games are held in Francis Field (Forsyth Blvd. & Olympian Way), I would already be there.

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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Thu Nov 04, 2010 11:46 pm

Field has been updated; we now have six teams and room for many more, so feel free to sign up!
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Papa's in the House » Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:11 am

Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me?
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Javatron » Sat Nov 06, 2010 2:23 pm

I can no longer participate. :( I think Dylan might be getting something together though.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sun Nov 07, 2010 3:44 pm

Javatron wrote:I can no longer participate. :( I think Dylan might be getting something together though.
Dylan is playing solo (unless people volunteer to join him) under the Geckos name.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Nov 07, 2010 4:33 pm

Papa's in the House wrote:Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me?
I am still waiting for answers to these questions. It makes it pretty difficult to drive to and play a QB tournament without knowing which building it is taking place in.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:20 pm

Papa's in the House wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me?
I am still waiting for answers to these questions. It makes it pretty difficult to drive to and play a QB tournament without knowing which building it is taking place in.
Well, you asked for the information the morning of the day we left for ACF Fall and then asked again immediately after we got back, so I hope you'll understand that I haven't had time to properly write an email to all teams. You will be receiving said email by tomorrow at the latest.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:46 pm

Also, we're anticipating a potential staffing shortage for this event, so to preven that, if you can come staff this event, please do so.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Papa's in the House » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:53 pm

Charbroil wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me?
I am still waiting for answers to these questions. It makes it pretty difficult to drive to and play a QB tournament without knowing which building it is taking place in.
Well, you asked for the information the morning of the day we left for ACF Fall and then asked again immediately after we got back, so I hope you'll understand that I haven't had time to properly write an email to all teams. You will be receiving said email by tomorrow at the latest.
Sorry about that.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:56 pm

Papa's in the House wrote:
Charbroil wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:
Papa's in the House wrote:Which building is this taking place in? Is there a map available that you could link to on these forums? Where can I park and what will it cost me?
I am still waiting for answers to these questions. It makes it pretty difficult to drive to and play a QB tournament without knowing which building it is taking place in.
Well, you asked for the information the morning of the day we left for ACF Fall and then asked again immediately after we got back, so I hope you'll understand that I haven't had time to properly write an email to all teams. You will be receiving said email by tomorrow at the latest.
Sorry about that.
It's fine; I sent an email which explains why we're a little more behind on this tournament than usual, though I do apologize that we are.
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Updated Tournament Information

Post by Charbroil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 12:59 am

The Washington University College Bowl Team will be hosting the fifteenth iteration of its Gateway Invitational Tournament on November 13th, 2010. It will be a mirror of the Delta Burke tournament edited by Chris Borglum.

I, Charles Hang, will be serving as the Tournament Director. To register for the tournament, or if you have any questions, please email us at washuqb@gmail.com.

Time

Tournament check-in will begin at 8:30 AM, morning announcements will be at 9:00, and play will begin at 9:15. The entire tournament (including awards and playoffs) should be over before 5:00. Each team will be guaranteed 8-9 games, and there will be finals as necessary to determine the champion.

Location

The tournament will be taking place in Eads Hall (Building 32 on the map at http://www.wustl.edu/community/visitors ... rthmap.pdf). Parking is plentiful for the event, and any of the major parking lots on the map should be fine.

Registration

To register, please e-mail me at washuqb@gmail.com with the following information:

1/ The Number of teams you will be bringing
2/ The Number of buzzers you will be bringing
3/ The number of players you will have, as well as their names.
4/ The number of staff (moderators and scorekeepers) you will be bringing

All registrations must be received prior to the date of the tournament. Once you register, I will send out all necessary information. Please feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending.

Fee Structure

Base fee: $80 for first team, $70 for subsequent teams.
$10 off the base fee for schools per working buzzer system provided
$10 off the base fee for schools per competent staffer*
$5 off the base fee for schools for each 100 miles traveled (one way)
$20 off for teams with 2 or fewer players.
$20 off for teams made up of only high schoolers.
$40 off for self funded teams

Minimum fee: $20

Showing up late without getting in touch with me: +$20 penalty.

*To be defined as an individual capable of either reading a 20 tossup, 20 bonus match in under 30 minutes or capable of scorekeeping such a match.

We are, of course, willing to make accommodations if a team has trouble paying and wishes to arrange a payment plan, etc. Checks should be made out to "Washington University Academic Team;" (Not "College Bowl") we can also take cash payments, but greatly prefer payment by check.

High School Staffing Discount

In addition to offering the above discounts for collegiate teams attending this event, we will also be offering a $10 discount to every high school player, coach, or anyone else involved with a high school who volunteers to staff our event, to be applied towards admissions fees for our high school tournament, the Washington University High School Academic Challenge (WUHSAC). We will also offer a $5 discount per 50 miles traveled, one way, for individuals affiliated with high schools traveling 50 or more miles to staff our tournament.

Also, volunteers who bring buzzer sets will be eligible for an additional $10 WUHSAC registration discount per buzzer. We will be offering two such discounts in total.

Eligibility

This tournament is open to all players and all teams (including those from more than one school). This is meant to be a novice tournament, however, so college teams with high caliber veteran players (you know who you are--and if you're not sure, ask me) are strongly recommended to have said players staff.

Questions

The tournament will be using the Delta Burke set, a set of accessible questions geared towards beginner players. For more information, please email Chris Borglum at CBorglum@valenciacc.edu

Field Update:

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Interested

I look forward to seeing you at Washington University on November 13th.
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Re: Updated Tournament Information

Post by crobbins52 » Tue Nov 09, 2010 1:23 am

Charbroil wrote: Each team will be guaranteed games
Thank goodness.
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Re: Updated Tournament Information

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crobbins52 wrote:
Charbroil wrote: Each team will be guaranteed games
Thank goodness.
8-9 games.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:20 pm

By the way, UIC & CoD--I'd like to know if you guys are coming or not.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Edward Elric » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:29 pm

Charbroil wrote:By the way, UIC & CoD--I'd like to know if you guys are coming or not.
Hey Charles I FB messaged you that I don't have a way to get down so I'm not going to be able to attend.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:30 pm

Edward Elric wrote:
Charbroil wrote:By the way, UIC & CoD--I'd like to know if you guys are coming or not.
Hey Charles I FB messaged you that I don't have a way to get down so I'm not going to be able to attend.
I sent a response asking if you could get a ride from Rom (if he's coming).
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Edward Elric » Tue Nov 09, 2010 6:32 pm

Charbroil wrote:
Edward Elric wrote:
Charbroil wrote:By the way, UIC & CoD--I'd like to know if you guys are coming or not.
Hey Charles I FB messaged you that I don't have a way to get down so I'm not going to be able to attend.
I sent a response asking if you could get a ride from Rom (if he's coming).
I PM'd him about a week ago and never heard back so I made the decision to staff Loyburn instead of attend GIT.
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Re: Updated Tournament Information

Post by Papa's in the House » Wed Nov 10, 2010 2:19 am

Charbroil wrote:
crobbins52 wrote:
Charbroil wrote: Each team will be guaranteed games
Thank goodness.
8-9 games.
How many packets are there in the set? With 7 teams (or 8, if you shorthand the house teams), it certainly seems like you can guarantee at least 10 games if there are at least 12 packets.
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Re: Updated Tournament Information

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Papa's in the House wrote:
Charbroil wrote:
crobbins52 wrote:
Charbroil wrote: Each team will be guaranteed games
Thank goodness.
8-9 games.
How many packets are there in the set? With 7 teams (or 8, if you shorthand the house teams), it certainly seems like you can guarantee at least 10 games if there are at least 12 packets.
I'm considering the possibility of 10 teams, in which case we'd do a round robin, since I don't think we want to do 13 games.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Wed Nov 10, 2010 3:57 pm

I was unable to find any UIC teammates. If I could get a ride from Northwestern (E-10 on me, of course), I would still be able to play solo. Having been out of town for most weekends since May, I am too tired to drive myself this weekend.

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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Fri Nov 12, 2010 12:01 am

EncyclopediaCDRom wrote:I was unable to find any UIC teammates. If I could get a ride from Northwestern (E-10 on me, of course), I would still be able to play solo. Having been out of town for most weekends since May, I am too tired to drive myself this weekend.

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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by EncyclopediaCDRom » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:35 pm

Nobody from UIC, including myself, will be attending. I would have loved to have heard up to 13 packets written by Chris Borglum, for whom I furiously scored throughout NACT ICT @ ORD. I understand that the 8 teams will make for a convenient round-robin, followed by two brackets, and concluded by an advantaged final as necessary.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sat Nov 13, 2010 5:57 pm

Top Scorers:

1/ Dylan Becraft, Gecko
2/ Dan Donohue, Northwestern
3/ Joel Muskin-Pierret, WUSTL A
4/ Caleb Robbins, Harding
5/ Jared McNett, Truman
6/ Billy Busse, WUSTL/Illinois (Illinois)
7/ Anant Shah, Northwestern
8/ Charles Martin, Illinois

By the way, our thanks to Illinois and Harding for their willingness to contribute players to our two hybrid teams in order to make numbers on those teams.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Papa's in the House » Sat Nov 13, 2010 6:31 pm

This tournament is full of shit... literally.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by The Friar » Sat Nov 13, 2010 9:39 pm

Congratulations to Northwestern, and thanks very much to all my fellow staff (and to Illinois' team for my second post-tournament jump start of the year).

There was broad-based dissatisfaction with the question set. In addition to disagreement with a lot of the clue and answer choices, which will have to wait till after all the mirrors are played for mention, we found games interrupted by repeat questions almost once per round. I thought Hang did a really good job of dealing on the fly with these and other obstacles to timely tournament completion that cropped up.

WUStL didn't write very much of this year's tournament. If we repeat this mirror arrangement next year, I'm going to push us to get started earlier and write several more of the packets ourselves, which I think will help.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by wd4gdz » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:29 pm

Is it true WUSTL only had one-sixth of one packet done the Tuesday (11/9) before the tournament, even though the deadline for two packets was Halloween, more than a week before that?
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by wd4gdz » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:31 pm

Please e-mail if anyone has comments/constructive criticism they'd like to share about the science.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by The Friar » Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:47 pm

wd4gdz wrote:Is it true WUSTL only had one-sixth of one packet done the Tuesday (11/9) before the tournament, even though the deadline for two packets was Halloween, more than a week before that?
I don't know. I was never supposed to be part of writing it at all. I got contacted even later than that and pressed into writing things in a hurry anyway.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by Charbroil » Sat Nov 13, 2010 11:42 pm

wd4gdz wrote:Is it true WUSTL only had one-sixth of one packet done the Tuesday (11/9) before the tournament, even though the deadline for two packets was Halloween, more than a week before that?
This is indeed true, a fact for which I deeply apologize. We will take a much more proactive role in contributing to this tournament next year.
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Re: GIT XV at WUSTL-November 13th, 2010

Post by crobbins52 » Sun Nov 14, 2010 12:57 am

Despite the problems with the question set, I speak for my entire team in saying that we had a good time at a well-run tournament. Thanks to WashU.
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