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Possible tournament at Clemson?

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I’m writing this to gauge interest in a Southeastern mirror of the Harvard T Party (well I‘m collaborating with the Harvard people) at Clemson University. Would this be something Tennessee, Florida, North Carolina and Alabama (those mentioned because I figure SC and GA teams would have no problem with coming) schools would be interested in attending? Clemson is located roughly equidistant from Nashville, Tallahassee, Raleigh and Tuscaloosa. The tournament would most likely be held sometime in January (10th or 24th), with similar fees to that of the Harvard T Party itself.
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Are people able to get to an event on the 10th or are they mostly still on break at that time?

The 24th is also the date for Penn Bowl and, likely, UTC's Sword Bowl.
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There probably wouldn't be too much overlap with Penn Bowl. Hosting the tournament on the same date as one at UTC would certainly be problematic though. Also, I'm kind of new to the whole tournament-hosting (and college schedules in general) so the dates I choose probably aren't the best.
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January is pretty tough to schedule something that hasn't taken place before. I'd agree that the 10th is prob too early - Vandy is in session I think, but we're not the norm for starting dates. For Penn Bowl, there will likely be a SE mirror, and Sword Bowl is usually around then too - email Charlie and ask him about that, although actually I think he's having UTK host it next year. So...yeah, I'm not sure what else to tell you. Any reason you couldn't do it in Dec?
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Yeah, personally, if I had to choose between a Harvard T-Party mirror and Penn Bowl, I'd have to choose Penn Bowl. If it can happen in December, I'll try and get a team to go from FSU.
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December 6 is the ACC Championship (football...) which Clemson will most likely be in. With Clemson being a huge football school and us not having won a conference title since 1991, the town will be going crazy. Also, I will probably be in Tampa at the football game.

December 13 is during exams or atleast the week right before them.

December 20? I'm not in school so I don't know how this will work.
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I will talk to the rest of the team about it Monday, but I'm pretty sure UA would be interested in coming.
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ClemsonQB wrote:December 6 is the ACC Championship (football...) which Clemson will most likely be in. With Clemson being a huge football school and us not having won a conference title since 1991, the town will be going crazy. Also, I will probably be in Tampa at the football game.

December 13 is during exams or atleast the week right before them.

December 20? I'm not in school so I don't know how this will work.
Um lulz. Knock on wood. Wake Forest is gonna win it. just you wait.
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So it looks like the best options are December 13 during exams or January 17 (in conflict with the Cav Challenge at Dorman; leaving me extremely undermanned). Thoughts?
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South Carolina will hopefully be able to bring at least 2 teams to a tournament that close, and I remember having some issues with people not being able to go to tournaments due to exams that were scheduled on a Saturday, so we'd prefer the January date.
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Me and probably a few other USC folks can help staff as well.
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Okay, so it sounds like the tentative date for this will be January 17. I'll wait until Ted or Andy announce the actual T Party then follow up.
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I just checked the wiki, and it said that the ACF Winter tournament is scheduled for the 17th.
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Parson Smirk wrote:I just checked the wiki, and it said that the ACF Winter tournament is scheduled for the 17th.
It sure is.

Can I suggest that the best thing might be to not do T Party. but rather to bid on a local site for ACF Winter or Penn Bowl on the appropriate date?
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Our goal this year is 7 teams at one tournament, so this one might be our best chance logistics-wise. However, we did mirror TIT last year and would probably like to bid for ACF winter this year (since it comes at a good hosting time for us), so perhaps another tournament might work out better, especially something like the Illinois Novice or MUT. Football sucks up our fall schedule too and we're hosting a HS tournament on Dec. 6th, so something in Jan. or Feb. or even Mar. works best for us.
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This will no longer be a mirror of the T Party, if it happens at all.
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