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WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)

Posted: Fri Dec 16, 2016 8:50 pm
by Judson Laipply

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.

School teams
Base Fee: $140
Discount for submission on or before December 25th****: -$70
Discount for submission on or before January 1st: -$50

Open teams
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.

General discounts
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)
Northwestern (1,1,0)
Kenyon (1, 1, 0 )
OSU (1,2,0)

Total (11, 14-15, 2+house)

Re: WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)

Posted: Tue Jan 03, 2017 12:54 am
by Judson Laipply
Waitlist no longer exists. All of the multitudes of team on the waitlist are now included in the field.

Some people have indicated intent to submit packets and/or have indicated intent to play and have not yet formally registered. You know who you are. Please email me ASAP to give me the team number/buzzer/staffer information

Re: WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)

Posted: Mon Jan 09, 2017 8:14 pm
by Judson Laipply
WAO @ UChicago will now be hosting a mirror of Eyes that do not See VIII, a visual fine arts tossup only tournament. Previous incarnations can be found at the bottom of this page:

Signup sheet is here

Format will be determined based on interest and number of staffers.

Re: WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)

Posted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 1:40 am
by Judson Laipply
Final field update posted. Two teams dropped tonight so we are left at 11. Format will be a full round robin with byes. All teams registered should have received a logistics email. If not, PM me or email me.

Re: WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)

Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:40 am
by jonah

Re: WAO @ UChicago (1/21/2017)

Posted: Sun Jan 22, 2017 2:53 am
by Judson Laipply
Congrats to Grandma Morgab Got Run Over by a Reindeer (Ike Jose, Andrew Wang, Morgan Venkus, and Friend) who beat Chicago A in game 1 of an advantaged final to win the tournament.

Thanks to all of the moderators and teams for helping to make this tournament happen.

Stats are here, including tiebreak and finals.

Discussion forum is not yet active, I will update this post when it is.

Eyes that do not see did not run since the tournament required a tiebreak round before the final between Speed Boat Dope Cocaine Genesis and Chicago A and people did not want to potentially wait for as many as 3 more rounds after the round robin to play.