(10/10/20) Southeastern Online Middle School Academic Tournament (SOMSAT) 2020

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(10/10/20) Southeastern Online Middle School Academic Tournament (SOMSAT) 2020

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Good day,

Vishal Rameshbabu (@Vixor), Neil Sethi (@nsethi0423), and I (@eshan pokhrel) are hosting the Alabama Online Middle School Academic Tournament (SOMSAT), an IQBT Rookie Mirror. This tournament was initially open to any schools in the Southeastern United States. Due to our early season date, making it tough for many teams around the south to form teams in time, we have decided to open the tournament to all middle school teams across the country.

Registration will close October 7th

The tournament will be hosted online at Discord on October 10, 2020. Each round will contain 20 tossups, with no bonuses. There will be powers (+5) and negs (-5) within each tossup. We are hoping for a 24-team field, with field expansion to be decided if we have enough teams on the waitlist.

There will be a $60 fee for your first team, with subsequent teams being $50. Payment details will be emailed to all teams.


For now, we're limiting entry to 3 teams per school, and registration can be done at this link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... e76d#gid=0

Thank you for your interest and we look forward to seeing you compete!


FIELD (9/28/20):

Monrovia A (AL)
Monrovia B (AL)
Monrovia C (AL)
Westbrook Christian (AL)
Howard A (GA)
Howard B (GA)
Buckhorn (AL)
North Gwinnett (GA)
Midtown Classical (FL)
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Re: (10/10/20) Online Middle School Alabama Championship (OMSAC) 2020

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How can coaches trust one of the TDs running this (Vishal Rameshbabu) to adjudicate claims of cheating when he himself has been forced to leave online tournaments on multiple occasions due to suspicions of doing just that? How can coaches trust him to handle payments and funding when to this date he refuses to pay the fee for at least one of the tournaments he cheated at, EFT HS Online Discord Open?
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Re: (10/10/20) Online Middle School Alabama Championship (OMSAC) 2020

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How can coaches trust him to handle payments and funding when to this date he refuses to pay the fee for at least one of the tournaments he cheated at, EFT HS Online Discord Open?
I've paid for EFT HS Online. I've literally sent you payment through Venmo. https://imgur.com/ykQkPwX
he himself has been forced to leave online tournaments on multiple occasions due to suspicions of doing just that?
This has not happened on multiple occasions. It has happened once.

Either way I'm mostly handling outreach, the server itself, and protest resolution, while Eshan will handle payment and any cheating scandals that erupt.
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Re: (10/10/20) Online Middle School Alabama Championship (OMSAC) 2020

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I am a bit confused why this is being called the Online Middle School Alabama Championship. For clarification purposes, this event is not sponsored by or affiliated with the Alabama Scholastic Competition Association, which holds the state championship events for Alabama, including middle school. Said events are held in the spring, as holding a championship for the state at the start of a season seems.....odd.
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Re: (10/10/20) Southeast Online Middle School Academic Tournament (SOMSAT) 2020

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Mr. Rutsky,

We didn't realize the confusion of the name "OMSAC" until you brought it up, sorry about that. We've decided to rename the tournament "Southeast Online Middle School Academic Tournament, or SOMSAT" and open it to all middle school teams across the Southeast. Thank you for pointing out our mistake.
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Congratulations to Howard A (GA) for winning SOMSAT! Howard A finished with a perfect 10-0 record, defeating the second-place team, Monrovia A, twice in enthralling matches to secure the championship.

Additional congratulations to our top two scorers on the day, Charles Heydt (148.5 ppg) and Tate Osborne (109.5 ppg).

Thank you to all the parents, coaches, and players who enabled this tournament to run very smoothly and finish up a little bit ahead of schedule, I know everybody appreciated that.

The link to the statistics will be here: https://stats.neg5.org/t/hA3uBclM-/soms ... -standings.
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