MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Michigan State University’s Academic Competitions Club is proud to announce its annual March Madness invitational scheduled for March 28th, 2009. This tournament will be using NAQT invitational set IS-83. The field size has yet to be determined, but we will probably run a divisional round robin followed by a single-elimination championship bracket (in true March Madness style) and consolation brackets. The consolation brackets will ensure more games for all teams that do not make the championship bracket, or get eliminated from the championship bracket.

Fees:
First Team: $65
All subsequent teams $50
Working Buzzer set: -10 (2 max per team)
Distance Discount (only for schools 100+ miles away): 12.5 cents per mile (one-way as per Google Maps, from the zip code 48825)
Minimum per team: $25

Please make checks payable to MSU ACC and please pay upon arrival.

Also, the NCAA basketball tournament will be in the Elite 8 round on the day of this tournament, and both games will be in prime time, so you will not miss them if you attend this tournament.

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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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There will be a cap of 32 teams. Right now there are 15 teams registered.

Ann Arbor Huron
Anthony Wayne (x3)
Brighton (x3)
Dryden
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Rochester (x2)
Sand Creek
Troy (x2)
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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We are definitely going to this tournament. Have you received our registration yet?
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master15625 wrote:We are definitely going to this tournament. Have you received our registration yet?
I don't have your registration yet, although your coach mentioned that you guys wanted to come before any details were announced.
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Hi,

Could you give a running field now? I believe our coach sent registration now.

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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Will this tournament be timed tournament? or like 20 questions/round?

How many teams will make it to the playoffs?
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Swiss Pairs, no playoffs.
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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So, does this tournament still have first places even though no playoffs? I just never heard of swiss pairing before.
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It's actually going to be a combo of swiss pairing and round robin.

A championship match will be played if necessary.
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Thanks to all 30 teams that showed up yesterday.

In the playoff round, DCDS A and Novi B each won their brackets finishing 3-0. Okemos and Dewitt A each finished 2-1 being runners-up in their respective brackets. DCDS A defeated Novi B in a final to take first place, and Okemos defeated Dewitt A to take third place. Congratulations to all the teams.

Individual stats will be posted online this week, and we will mail out individual prizes (or just deliver them, if it was for the Lansing area teams).

Any questions, comments, concerns, please email us at cbowl AT msu dot edu
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Will the team stats also be posted as well?
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master15625 wrote:Will the team stats also be posted as well?
For sure.
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So, how are the stats for this tournament coming along?
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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I think enough time has passed for it to be okay to complain about the lack of stats.

Where are the stats?
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Give us the stats, Lebowski.
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Nalin, I know you have probably been busy the last couple of weeks, but could you at least give a heads up on how things are going right now regarding stats, just to show that you haven't forgotten about this at all.
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I promise I haven't forgotten. I'll get them done ASAP.
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nalin wrote:I promise I haven't forgotten. I'll get them done ASAP.
Nalin,

If you could email me when they are done, I would really appreciate it. We need the stats to do a gold/platinum certification review.

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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Could you please give an approximate time when you will probably be posting this online? So that we don't have to keep checking when this will be up.

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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Sorry for the excessive delay.
Round Robin Stats:
https://www.msu.edu/~cbowl/MMI_2009/MMI ... dings.html

Playoff Statistics:
https://www.msu.edu/~cbowl/MMI_2009/MMI ... dings.html


Detroit Country Day A won this year's verison of the March Madness Invitational, sweeping their round robin and playoff divisions, and beating Novi B in the championship match.

Novi B swept their playoff division, and finished in second place falling to DCDS A in the championship match.

Okemos finished third after finishing second in their playoff divison and defeating Dewitt Ain the 3rd place match.

Dewitt A finished 4th, and Novi A finished fifth.
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Re: MSU March Madness Invitational (3/28)

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Nalin,

Thanks for enduring the impatience that I may have shown on this forum. But furthemore, thanks for posting the stats to this well-run tournament.

I know it doesn't really matter, but there were some errors in stats, but in the grand scheme of things, everything seems to be correct.

Thanks.
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