MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

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MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Sun Devil Student » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:23 am

The Arizona State University Sun Devil Quizbowl Team will be hosting Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament, a below-collegiate-varsity-difficulty tournament, on March 19, 2011.

Many thanks to the University of Minnesota quizbowl organization for bringing us this excellent opportunity.

There is no packet submission requirement for this tournament.

Graduate students are not normally permitted to play, but with permission from editors, we will allow graduate students with limited previous quizbowl experience to play at this mirror only.

-------------Full logistical announcement below---------------

Date: March 19, 2011

Location: Arizona State University, Tempe campus, Physical Sciences, A-wing

Schedule (tentative):
8:00 - 8:30am - Registration (in PSA 118)
8:30 - 9:00am - Rules meeting to go over the rules and tournament format and answer questions.
9:00am - Morning rounds
approx. noon - Lunch break
1:00pm - Afternoon rounds

Parking:
The most reliably open place to park is the Rural Rd. Parking Structure on the east edge of campus. More distant parking options are the Open-air parking lots along Mill Avenue (northwest corner area of campus) or visitor parking in the Apache Blvd. Parking Structure (south end of campus). Parking may also be found at the southwest corner of campus around Gammage Auditorium. The Tyler St. parking structure to the north of the Rural Rd. structure near the light rail station is closer but may or may not be open. The Stadium Parking Structure to the north of campus is also closer but may not be free depending on ASU's athletic schedule.
A parking map can be found here: http://asu.edu/parking/pdf/map_tempe.pdf

Hotels:
A few hotels are located within walking distance of the ASU Tempe campus. In particular, the Twin Palms Hotel is directly across the street from campus, though on the opposite side of campus from the tournament site (Physical Sciences A-wing). A quick search using a travel website is probably your best option.

Free lodging:
There is a limited amount of couch and floor space available for cash-strapped out-of-town teams from certain members of ASU Quizbowl. See field updates for more information.

Lunch options:
1) north central area of campus directly across University Drive to the north - Devil's Diner, Manzy Square residential dining hall buffet
2) north and west of the tournament site (cross University Drive, go west to College Ave, then look north of Fulton Center) - Panda Express, Smashburger, Port of Subs, Subway
3) south and west of the tournament site in the ASU Memorial Union - Papa John's, Pitchforks residential dining hall buffet, Einstein Bros, Taco Bell, Burger King (last two may be closed on Saturday though; the other aforementioned places are open)
4) north and east of the tournament site, on northeast corner of University Drive and Rural Rd.
5) southeast corner of campus - Subway, Hassayampa residential dining hall buffet, Barrett Honors College residential dining hall buffet (the infamous "Hogwarts cafeteria")
6) further south from Barrett Honors College complex, across Apache Blvd., there is a Jimmy Johns sub shop ((480) 839-5200) and a Domino's Pizza ((480) 968-5555). Delivery can be ordered from both of these locations.

Teams may also choose to bring their own lunches.

Registration fee:
Base fee: $100
Buzzer discount: -$5
Moderator: -$10
Travel: -$10 if over 200 miles by Google maps
A steep discount for new-to-quizbowl teams will probably be offered, pending negotiation with the editors over mirror fees

Please make all checks payable to "Sun Devil Quizbowl Club".

To register: E-mail asuquizbowl@gmail.com with the following information:
1) School name
2) Coach/responsible individual's name and contact information
3) Number of teams you are entering
4) Number of buzzer systems you can bring
If your team has any working buzzer systems, please bring them; ASU Quizbowl has only one buzzer system.

Feel free to e-mail asuquizbowl@gmail.com with any questions.
Kenneth Lan, ASU '11, '12, UIC '17
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Sun Devil Student » Wed Feb 16, 2011 1:29 am

Field update
Arizona State Sun Devils - 1-2 house teams + 1 buzzer; will rotate staffing as usual
UC San Diego Tritons - 1+ team
Free agents - likely 1 team's worth, at least
Claremont Stags/Athenas - [DROPPED]

Free Agents
Ian Drayer
Mountain Pointe High School AcaDec members

Couch/floor accommodations (much thanks to those ASU quizbowl team members who have offered)
Total of approx. 12 spaces, including 4 couches
11 spaces (3 couches, 8 floorspaces) available
1 couch has been taken
Last edited by Sun Devil Student on Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:39 pm, edited 5 times in total.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Golran » Wed Feb 16, 2011 2:27 am

Confirming free agent status for this tourney. Also requesting a couch space for friday night.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Golran » Wed Feb 16, 2011 8:58 pm

Just wondering if there will be any side/social events on Saturday evening. I just booked my flight, and it leaves PHX at 11:50 PM.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by The Tourist » Sun Feb 20, 2011 5:05 am

While there's nothing formal, ASU quizbowl has unofficial gatherings after every tournament to which all are invited to come socialize.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Sun Devil Student » Sun Feb 27, 2011 1:26 pm

Bump for more visibility since no additional teams have signed up yet. Hopefully now that ACF Regionals is over there will be more attention to spare for later upcoming events. Again reminding cash-strapped teams that we still have about 11 overnight couch/floor spaces available (first-come, first-serve).

Since no challengers were available to contest ASU for the ACF Region 13 title this past weekend, this March 19's MUT is effectively the true Region 13 championship, as far as the ACF circuit goes.

Looking forward to (hopefully) more teams registering.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Sun Devil Student » Sun Mar 13, 2011 1:34 pm

Unfortunately, Claremont's transportation difficulties have continued and they are not able to attend this tournament after all. We are still hoping to draw other California schools.

No word from any Arizona teams so far, unfortunately. It may simply be too new of a region. Hopefully sometime soon, we'll have a full circuit up and running.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Capricious » Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:16 pm

Remember that Ian is definitely bringing his Mountain Pointe kids.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Sun Devil Student » Mon Mar 14, 2011 2:43 pm

Field updated: at least 1 team of free agents is confirmed.

California schools (particularly UCSD, which signed up, but also anyone from Irvine or UCLA): Please confirm that you are coming by e-mailing me or posting in this thread.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Sun Devil Student » Sun Mar 20, 2011 12:42 am

With only two teams totaling 8 players in attendance, it was decided to split up into teams of two to enable a four-team triple round robin. The joint ASU/UCLA team of "The Fighting Amish" cleared the field with an 8-1 record, despite having stats nearly identical to a team that finished 4-5.

Stats may be found here: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings (acknowledgements to our excellent statkeeper, Storm Spirit)

Thanks very much to Ian Drayer of UCLA and James Anolick of Mountain Pointe High School for coming out to play this year's MUT with us.
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by Golran » Sun Mar 20, 2011 1:27 am

Many thanks for the hospitality, I really had a great time here!
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Re: MUT Mirror 3/19/11 @ Arizona State University (Tempe, AZ)

Post by The Tourist » Sun Mar 20, 2011 2:09 am

Enjoyed this tournament, despite setting new Arizona State University records for negs earned (2.66/round) and profanities yelled (2^66/round). Hope to see even more teams join us next year!
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