The Washington University Academic Team is excited to announce the fifteenth annual WUHSAC, to be held at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, February 16th, 2012. Teams coming from outside Missouri should note this is Presidents' Day Weekend so you can have an extra travel day!
I'm Sean Phillips, and as per the unanimous decision this week of the WUAT board, I'll serve as tournament director for this this year's tournament. The set is for the first time since the first WUAT not in any way a house written event. Rather it is a mirror of Yale's BHSAT event which Mr. Matt Jackson is rather graciously letting us mirror and slightly upping his timeframe to write and edit so we can run a much better set than in previous years, and we are looking forward to a tournament that will run more smoothly than ever.
To sign your team up for WUHSAC XV, please e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
. For those of you who have my hotmail address please do NOT use that. It is in the interest of a smooth registration that I have everything centrally located and timestamped and therefore would greatly appreciate if in lieu of responses here being accepted as registrations, you simply email this gmail account with a note in the memo line. Teams will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. The field will be updated in this thread as registrations are received. If the field fills up before you can sign up, please allow us to waitlist you as well; in such a large field there is an appreciable chance that one or more teams will cancel.
WUHSAC's general rules will be similar to last year's:
•20 tossups and bonuses per game
•no computational math
•bouncebacks on bonuses
•Up to a 36-team field
•Bracketed round robin prelims
•Re-bracketed round robin playoffs
•four-team superplayoffs and final if needed
Fees for the tournament will be as follows:
•$10 per school plus $65 per team
•-$5 per fully functional (eight-player) buzzer, up to $15 off per school
•-$15 per experienced staff volunteer
This year, I'd like to ask everyone interested in staffing the tournament to let me know well in advance of the tournament, by e-mailing me at email@example.com
or replying here. This will include both those volunteering on behalf of a school and others. Keeping track of staff for a tournament of this size will be almost as big a deal as keeping track of the field in preparation for the event. Thank you very much for your help!
As in previous years, we expect that some number of top-finishing teams at WUHSAC XV will be invited to this year's PACE National Scholastics Championship, also to be held at a place and date to be determined. WUHSAC will provide a useful opportunity for teams and staffers to visit and become familiar with the NSC format before NSC.
If you have any further questions, please e-mail me or reply here. We look forward to seeing you at WUHSAC XV!