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WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 1:49 am
by GallinaOso
This is the official announcement for the SoCal mirror of WAO, which will be taking place at Caltech in Pasadena, California, on Saturday, February 25, 2017. More information about WAO can be viewed at the original announcement for the tournament.


The tournament will take place in Downs-Lauritsen at Caltech. A campus map is accessible here (Downs-Lauritsen is #47/48 on the map). You can find free parking for the day at Parking Structure 3 (#126 on the map, underneath the South Athletic Field).


This is an open tournament.


To register, please email me your registration information at, with information about the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers, as well as any other discounts. Please include a cell phone number to contact on the morning of the tournament if need be.

The field is capped at 12 teams.


All teams:
Base Fee: $140
Discount for submission on or before December 18th: -$70
Discount for submission on or before January 1st: -$50

General discounts:
Buzzer discount: -$5
Staffer discount: -$10
Distance discount: -$10 for every 150 miles, one-way, from Caltech (averaged for open teams)

Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staffers):

UCLA: 2/2/0
UCSD: 1/0/0
Caltech: 1/1/2
Open Team To Be Named: 1/0/0

Total: 5/3/2

Re: WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2017 6:20 am
by Jason Cheng
As clarification, there may be chimera teams in attendance and I've gotten wind of open teams (some high school players) planning to play at this site. Obviously, at this point, it's too late to submit a packet, and it wouldn't do to turn them away at what may already a pretty small field since half of what would be UCSD A for this tournament (Jonathan and myself) won't be playing, for equally obvious reasons. I've heard from members of the circuit that it seems odd that open teams might end up getting to pay less than school teams in this situation--I'll be consulting with Will and the rest of our editing team on what to do in this case and we'll see if we can come up with a corresponding solution here for all parties involved (hosts, teams, etc).

Re: WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 9:32 pm
by Gautam
Is this happening? I happen to be in the LA area this weekend and might show up if there's a field.

Re: WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2017 11:55 pm
by rylltraka
I also might show up to help with staff or just drink heavily and play quizbowl.

Re: WAO at Caltech (2/25/17)

Posted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 11:23 am
by GallinaOso
Gautam wrote:Is this happening?