ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

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ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by Bigfoot isn't the pr » Mon Jan 25, 2010 2:34 am

There is also a post about this tournament in the Trash forums, but due to this tournament's duel nature, it is being posted in both forums.

On Saturday, March 6, the University of Delaware Academic Competition Club will be hosting the Delaware Winter Invitational. DWI is a new quiz bowl tournament we are writing in-house, intended for high school and college players.

Format:
This tournament will follow the "This Tournament Goes to Eleven" format. For those unfamiliar with the format, each team has twice as many players as usual (6-8 per team). When two teams play each other, they divide into half-teams, and play each other on two different packets in two different rooms simultaneously. The winner is the team that scores the most combined points.

DWI will be a hydrid tournament. Each round will consist of an academic packet and a trash packet. The schedule at the beginning of the day will list the packets to be played in each round.

So for example, when you get there at the beginning of the day, you will be given the schedule. The schedule might say that round one will be "Answers that start with the letter A" (academic) and "Answers that start with the letter B" (trash). You can then divide your 8 players into two teams based on who knows each of these better. Round 2 might consist of "Lemurs: The Packet" (academic) and "What is Henry Winkler doing now?" (trash) so you can re-divide your team along different lines based on who knows each of those subjects better. Note: None of those themes/subjects will appear in the actual tournament.


Difficulty:
Our goal is to produce a tournament that is accessible for high school students without being too easy for college students. As such, we are aiming for ACF fall for the academic questions and on par with trash regionals for the trash questions.

Pricing:
In this format, full teams have twice as many players as a normal quiz bowl tournament. As such, we are charging twice as much for the base fee. For schools that cannot field 6-8 players for a full team, you have the option of registering as a half-team (5 or fewer players).

Base fee per full team (6-10 players): $150
Base fee per half team (5 or fewer players): $75
Discount for additional teams: -$10
Buzzer Discount: -$5 for each working buzzer system
Travel Discount: -$10 for each 200 miles traveled
Free agent base fee: $20 (no discounts allowed)

At the tournament, we will (to the best of our ability) combine half-teams and free agents (players who come by themselves without any team) to form full teams.

Date and Location:
We plan to have this tournament on Saturday, March 6, 2009, in Purnell Hall (the usual spot for our tournaments) on the University of Delaware's Newark Campus. Registration will be from 8:30 am to 9:00 am and we will get started by 9:30 am.

Registration:
To register, please email Rob Poirier: rpoirier@udel.edu
In your emails, please indicate:
(1) The number of half teams and full teams you are bringing
(2) The number of players per team
(3) For half teams, please specify if they prefer academic, trash, or have no preference. (We will try to merge half-teams that prefer academic with half-teams that prefer trash).
(4) The number of buzzers you are bringing
(5) If you plan to take advantage of the travel discount (-$10 for each 200 miles traveled)
Rob Poirier
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President of University of Delaware Academic Competition Club

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by grapesmoker » Mon Jan 25, 2010 8:14 am

Bigfoot isn't the pr wrote:due to this tournament's duel nature
I demand satisfaction!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Mon Jan 25, 2010 10:00 am

Bigfoot isn't the pr wrote:but due to this tournament's duel nature
What weapons are we allowed to use?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by Geringer » Mon Jan 25, 2010 11:18 am

Bigfoot isn't the pr wrote:this tournament's duel nature
Can I bring my own sword?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by grapesmoker » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:02 pm

On a more serious note, is this tournament house-written or what?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by Important Bird Area » Mon Jan 25, 2010 3:04 pm

Bigfoot isn't the pr wrote:DWI is a new quiz bowl tournament we are writing in-house
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by mpellegrini » Mon Jan 25, 2010 6:34 pm

Just a quick note about eligibility - this is an open tournament. Anyone (high school, college, or unaffiliated) is welcome to play, and we will be inviting the local high schools to send teams.
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Charter School of Wilmington (1997-2001)

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: DWI 3/6/10

Post by mpellegrini » Fri Feb 19, 2010 12:48 pm

(Cross-posted to the trash and academic threads about this tournament)

We've finished the packet set, and playtested all but two of them. The final tally is 9 themed academic packets, 4 subject academic packets, 6 themed trash packets, 6 subject trash packets, and one generic academic and one generic trash packet.

We're stretched for moderators, so we've decided to limit the number of teams to 12, of which we currently have about 10 registered.

We're still looking for mirrors for this tournament. If you're interested in setting one up, please contact Rob Poirier (rpoirier@udel.edu)
Mark Pellegrini
University of Delaware (2001-Present)
Charter School of Wilmington (1997-2001)

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