WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

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WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

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UC Berkeley will host the Western Invitational Tournament, a regular difficulty packet-submission tournament edited by members of the OSU and Berkeley teams, along with Auroni Gupta, on Saturday, March 9, 2013. We are waiting on room confirmation, but this tournament will probably be held in Dwinelle Hall. Registration will run from 8:30-9:00, and games will start immediately thereafter.

For this site of this tournament, we will be allowing open teams.

Fees:
Base fee: $120
Travel discount: $10 off per 200 miles traveled (one-way as determined by Google)
Buzzer discount: $10 off per working buzzer
Moderator discount: $10 off per moderator (contact me beforehand if you plan on bringing a moderator)

WIT's packet submission requirements are the same as that of ACF. Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2011 must submit a packet for this event.

Packet Schedule:
January 1: -$50
January 6: -$25
January 20: No Penalty
February 3: +$25
February 17: +$50
After February 17: $5 extra per day unless you have extenuating circumstances that you clear with the editors. If we don't have your packet by February 24, then you will not be allowed to play, no matter what.

Distribution:
5/5 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 2/2 World/Your Choice)
5/5 History (1/1 American, 2/2 European (at least 1 British), 1/1 World, 1/1 Your Choice
5/5 Science (1/1 biology, 1/1 physics, and 1 question each on chemistry, earth science, astronomy, math, computer science, and science history)
3/3 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
3/3 Fine Arts
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Trash
1/1 Current Events, Geography, or Your Choice

Packets should be emailed to Tanay Kothari (tanay(dot)[email protected]) with the subject line “WIT Packet: [Team Name].”

To register, please email me at the e-mail address above. Please include team number and any discounts you may be eligible for in the email. We'll send out e-mails with more information as the tournament approaches. I look forward to seeing everyone on March 9!
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Re: WIT @ UC Berkeley (3/9/2013)

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Current Field (tentative)

UC Berkeley (3 teams)
Chicago (3 teams)
GIoia + UW
Bellarmine (?)
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Our 4th has changed from Andrew Hunter to Jeremy Eaton.
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I think Berkeley will probably have 3 teams. Mira Loma won't be coming. Still waiting to hear from Bellarmine.
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Any field/format update? I hear Stanford isn't actually coming?
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Mike Bentley wrote:Any field/format update? I hear Stanford isn't actually coming?
Yeah, Stanford unfortunately did not submit a packet in time. Any players from Stanford that wouldn't have to write a packet should contact me if they'd like to attend.
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What is the buzzer situation?
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This tournament has been moved to Barrows Hall. We will convene in 115 Barrows.
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Congratulations to Chicago A, which cleared the field with a 12-1 record. Complete stats are here.
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