MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

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MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Cody » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:21 pm

This is the general announcement for the VCU mirror of the Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament (MUT), to be hosted at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, April 4, 2015 from 8:30am to about 5pm. More information about MUT can be viewed at the original announcement for the tournament.

Location, directions & parking:
The tournament will likely take place in Grace E. Harris Hall, located at the intersection of Main Street and Harrison Street, in Richmond, Virginia. One will want to park either on the street, or in the West Main Street Parking Deck, which has entrances on Cherry Street and Laurel Street and is nominally located at 801 W Main St. A campus map is accessible here.

Eligibility:
As the name of the tournament implies, this tournament is only open to undergraduate and high school students, not graduate students. Undergraduate means anyone with no bachelor's degree (or equivalent degree, or greater degree); students in their fifth (or greater) year of college are still eligible to play if they meet this condition.

Registration & fees:
base fee: $100
buzzer discount: -$5
staffer discount: -$10
travel discount: -$10 per 200 miles one-way as determined by Google Maps (limit 2)

The minimum fee is $35.

To register, you must e-mail me at voighta@vcu.edu with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you intend to bring, an email address where you can be contacted with details, and a mobile phone number in case I need to contact you the morning of the tournament. Feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending. There is no further registration form or other action needed on your part in order to be officially registered; you only need to e-mail me at that address with the information requested. Posts made in this thread will not be considered official registrations; you must e-mail me.

Method of payment:
All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if your procedures require it. Teams who do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it.

We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.

All checks must be made out to "Quizbowl at VCU." If you bring a check not made out to "Quizbowl at VCU" and have no other method of paying for the tournament, you will be subject to the $25 late payment penalty.

If you require a pre-tournament invoice or W9 in order to have a check cut, let us know by March 22, so that we can send you the paperwork in time. If you do not let us know about this requirement by March 22, and it causes you to come to the tournament without your payment, then you will be subject to the $25 late payment penalty.

Team & roster size:
There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc.

Food:
Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. We will provide a list of suggested eateries for the lunch break.

Cody Voight
Treasurer, Quizbowl at VCU
Tournament Director, MUT at VCU
voighta@vcu.edu
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Cody » Mon Feb 02, 2015 11:48 am

Field (12):
1 American
1 Duke
2 Johns Hopkins
1 Maggie Walker
2 Maryland
1 North Carolina
1 South Carolina
1 Virginia
1 Virginia Tech
1 Western Albemarle
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Cody » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:14 pm

Important note: in order to be sure that we can accommodate, staffing- and room-wise, all the college teams we'd like to attend this tournament, any further HS registrations will be placed on a separate waitlist until March 20. After March 20, we'll take as many high schools as we can accommodate.
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Tue Mar 17, 2015 11:10 am

Just popping in to remind teams that they should be registering with Cody at the address in the first post - Matt Weiner had been doing a lot of recruiting for this tournament, but any replies sent to him will not reach us. Cody and I will be trying to follow up with the teams who'd heard from Matt soon.

Remember also that high school teams are allowed to begin registering for this tournament again this Friday, March 20, so the college-only registration period is coming to a close.
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Cody » Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:25 pm

I've sent out a logistics update to the 11 schools currently registered. If you did not get the e-mail and see this, please let me know!!
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by not quite » Sat Apr 04, 2015 12:57 pm

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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Charbroil » Sat Apr 04, 2015 3:17 pm



The live stats link is the wrong one.
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by not quite » Sat Apr 04, 2015 4:06 pm

Charbroil wrote:


The live stats link is the wrong one.
Yep, I figured that out afterwards. Fixed now, thanks.
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by not quite » Sat Apr 04, 2015 6:27 pm

Final stats are up!

Maryland A ("The Viper") defeated Maryland B in the first game of an advantage final, but Maryland B resisted a 7 power effort in the second game to win the series.

Thank you to all the teams that came out to MUT at VCU! Please e-mail any stat corrections to Cody at the e-mail in the first post.
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Muriel Axon » Sat Apr 04, 2015 10:22 pm

Thanks to all teams for playing. Hope you enjoyed it! There is a private discussion forum; please feel free to request to join the 2015 MUT Discussion usergroup in your User Control Panel.
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by fett0001 » Sun Apr 05, 2015 1:31 am

Did UVA not play USC?
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by Benin Rebirth Party » Sun Apr 05, 2015 3:38 am

fett0001 wrote:Did UVA not play USC?
Akhil, on facebook, wrote:missed it in round 9, but Cody has the scoresheets
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Re: MUT at VCU (04/04/2015)

Post by not quite » Mon Apr 06, 2015 7:38 pm

fett0001 wrote:Did UVA not play USC?
Fixed, and other corrections too. Let us know if anything else needs to be fixed!
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