Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UMN – 4/15/17

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Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UMN – 4/15/17

Post by Aaron's Rod » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:42 pm

I am thrilled to announce the University of Minnesota mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament on Saturday, April 15th. I, Alex Damisch, am directing this tournament, in collaboration with and with the support of the University of Minnesota’s quizbowl team.

EMT is a regular-minus undergraduate question set; you can read more about the questions (including the distribution) here. That means that graduate students are not eligible to play this tournament, but high schoolers are. This is the weekend in between ICT and ACF Nationals, so it’s a great opportunity to give less-experienced players a chance to shine.

Location
The tournament will be held in Blegen Hall on the University of Minnesota’s West Bank campus. Please arrive at Blegen 10 at 8:30. I'd recommend parking at the Twenty-First Avenue Ramp.

Registration
The tentative field cap is at 24 teams, but we don’t expect having a problem if we need to expand the field. Please register by April 10th for my own sanity. You can register by emailing me at alexandra.damisch@gmail.com. Please include the name and cell phone number of a day-of contact, the number of teams you’re bringing, and the number of buzzers and staffers you’re bringing.

Fees
College base fee: $120
High school base fee: $100
Travel discount: -$10 for 200 miles traveled each way
Buzzer discount: -$5 per working buzzer system (at least 4 players on each side)
Staffer discount: -$10 per staffer (subject to my approval). All staffers should bring a working laptop that can open Word and PDF documents and a charger, and will be provided pizza lunch.
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Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UMN – 4/15/17

Post by Aaron's Rod » Thu Feb 23, 2017 4:43 pm

Field (teams/buzzers/staff)
Gustavus (1/0/0)
Carleton (1/1/0)
Wayzata (1/0/0)
Lawrence (3/1/1 [counting myself])
Minnesota (1/3/alum staffers)
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Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UMN – 4/15/17

Post by Aaron's Rod » Sun Apr 16, 2017 3:22 am

Minnesota took first place in this tournament, going 10-0. Wayzata took second, and Lawrence A and B tied in third place. Thanks so much to Sam Bailey, Carsten Gehring, Bernadette Spencer, and Rob Carson for staffing and for good advice in making everything run smoothly.

Staaaaaaaaats are forthcoming. Participants are encouraged to join the private forum to give feedback on EMT!
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Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament (EMT) at UMN – 4/15/17

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Mon Apr 17, 2017 5:25 pm

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