DATE CHANGE Eisenhower Memorial Tourn. @ VCU (Apr. 15, 2017)

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DATE CHANGE Eisenhower Memorial Tourn. @ VCU (Apr. 15, 2017)

Post by Cody » Wed Mar 01, 2017 11:10 pm

This is the general announcement for the VCU mirror of the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament, to be hosted at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 8:15am to about 6:00pm. More information about the Eisenhower Memorial Tournament 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.

The opening meeting will likely occur in Harris 101.

Eligibility:
From the main announcement: "Only undergraduate and high school students can play this tournament. If you are a grad student, you generally may not play. "Undergraduate" in this case does not follow the traditional ACF definition--fifth-year (or greater) undergraduates with no bachelor's-level degree are still eligible to play. (This is identical to the eligibility rules of last year's MUT.) Exceptions may be granted based on my discretion, depending on the state of the local circuit."

Registration & fees:
base fee: +$100 per team to your school's total fee. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.

buzzer discount: -$5 to your school's total fee for each fully functional system. There is no limit to the number of systems you can bring.
A fully functional buzzer system is defined as follows:
A buzzer system that clearly indicates which player has buzzed.
The control unit and at least 8 activators work, including lights on either or both of the 8 activators and control unit.
If the activators plug into a control unit via a modular connector, such as a telephone plug, tape must be provided if any latching tabs are broken.
staff discount: -$10 to your school's total fee. This can be a coach, parent, student, or other person who is not playing. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (excepting finals) in order to receive credit for their school. There is no limit to the number of staffers you can bring.

travel discount: -$10 to your school's total fee for every 200 miles traveled one-way from your school's address to VCU, according to Google Maps.

minimum fee: The minimum fee is $40.

All that is required to register for this tournament is for you to email me at voightac@gmail.com with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you intend to bring, an email address where you can be contacted with details, and a cell phone number belonging to someone who will be attending the tournament, so that we can contact you if you are running late. There is no further registration form or other action needed on your part in order to be officially registered. Posts made in this thread do not count as official registrations.

Please feel welcome to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending.

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 required by your school. 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.

We can accept cash, personal checks, institutional checks (e.g. from a school, school district, quizbowl club account, etc.). All checks must be made out to this exact phrase: "Quizbowl at VCU".

Team & roster size:
Teams may consist of up to six players. Up to four players on a team may play at one time. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game for teams composed of more than four players. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc.

The VCU team reserves the right to cap the field based on availability of space and staff. Teams registering after the field is full will be placed on a waitlist and will enter the field as we expand or as teams drop. The current field cap is 16 teams, which will be adjusted to match our room capacity and staffing expectations on March 13. If this presents a problem for your team, please get in touch with me and I'll see what we can do.

Food:
Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. We will provide a list of suggested eateries for the lunch break, which will be some time after 12 PM.

Cody Voight
Tournament Director, Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at VCU
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Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at VCU (Mar. 25, 2017)

Post by Cody » Thu Mar 02, 2017 11:49 am

Field (5):

1 American
1 Georgetown
1 Maryland
1 Virginia Commonwealth
1 Washington and Lee

Waitlist (0):
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Hero of Socialist Quizbowl Labor (NSC ‘14). “esteemed colleague” of Snap Wexley, ca. 2016. Stats Hero (Nats ‘16).
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Re: Eisenhower Memorial Tournament at VCU (Mar. 25, 2017)

Post by Beevor Feevor » Sat Mar 18, 2017 5:18 pm

Hey Cody, any field update? It looks pretty sparse right now, and we need to know whether to factor this tournament into our budget.
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DATE CHANGE Eisenhower Memorial Tournament @ VCU (Apr. 15, 2

Post by Cody » Wed Mar 22, 2017 10:19 pm

Due to the low turnout, we are rescheduling this tournament for April 15 (the Saturday before Easter, about 3.5 weeks). I hope more teams can make it out then!
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Re: DATE CHANGE Eisenhower Memorial Tourn. @ VCU (Apr. 15, 2

Post by Cody » Thu Apr 13, 2017 10:59 pm

Apologies for not having an email out yet; I'll do so tomorrow morning.

Registration will run 8:30-8:45 AM in Harris Hall 2115.
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Re: DATE CHANGE Eisenhower Memorial Tourn. @ VCU (Apr. 15, 2

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 15, 2017 11:38 am

Prelim stats are here. Combined stats will be up this evening.
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Re: DATE CHANGE Eisenhower Memorial Tourn. @ VCU (Apr. 15, 2

Post by Cody » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:46 pm

Maryland went 11-0 to win the tournament. Georgetown finished in second at 6-5 (all 5 losses to Maryland). Combined stats are up here. American, Virginia Commonwealth, and Washington & Lee all finished tied for 3rd. (After a valiant comeback by W&L, who won both of their playoff games.)
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VCU Tournament Director ‘13-‘17. HSAPQ President ‘15-16.
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