WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)
Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:50 pm
Image credit Joey Goldman
This is the official announcement for the University of Chicago's mirror of the Brief Wondrous Tournament of WAO (Will Alston Open), or just WAO for short, on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. The tournament will take place in Saieh Hall(5757 S. University Ave.), or as Max Schindler calls it, "The Money Church." It is building 17 on this campus map
This tournament will be Regular-Plus difficulty with more details (including packet requirements) in the actual tournament announcement thread here. Please let Will Alston know via email if you are writing an (optional) packet by December 18th .
To register, please email me your registration information at [email protected]. Please include in the subject line "WAO Registration" and include in the email the number of teams and buzzers you are bringing, any travel/staffer discounts you are claiming, and a cell phone number so we can contact you the morning of the tournament if necessary.
Field is now capped at 11 and closed.
This is an open tournament, with the caveat that open teams are required to submit packets whereas school teams are packet-optional. Chimera school teams count as open teams for the purposes of this tournament.
Base Fee: $140
Discount for submission on or before December 25th****: -$70
Discount for submission on or before January 1st: -$50
Base Fee: $120
Discount for submission on or before December 25th****: -$20
Discount for submission on or before January 1st: n/a
**** This deadline applies for teams attending the Chicago site only due to the late sorting out of the logistics and hence tournament announcement.
Working Buzzer system with 8 working buzzers: -$5 each
Staffer discount: -$30 each
Distance discount: -$10 for every 150 miles from UChicago (averaged for open teams)
There is free street parking along Woodlawn by 57th street as well as down 57th street, 59th street, and the midway. That parking is usually available early Saturday mornings, but if not there is free street parking on all North/South campus streets north of 57th. There is also paid street parking on the North-South streets south of 57th and a paid parking garage on 55th and S. Ellis Avenue.
Field (teams, buzzers, staffers):
House (4+, 5-6, many)
Tejas Raje/Rob Carson/ Bernadette Spencer/ Billy Busse (1, 0, 1)
Ike Jose/ Morgan Venkus/ Andrew Wang/ "Andy Watkins" (1, 0, 0)
Michigan (1, 3, 0)
Kenyon (1, 1, 0 )
Total (11, 14-15, 2+house)