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MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby brianamagin » Sun Aug 13, 2017 5:50 pm

The MSU Academic Competition Club is excited to hold our first high school tournament of the season on October 14. We will be running the WHAQ 2 set. This is a high school regular difficulty set and I believe it will be good preparation for Michigan teams advaincing on to other tournaments.

The tournament will be at Berkey Hall unless I get notice otherwise. This is the same building that many of our other high school events have been held at previously. The tournament will start before 9 am and there will be at least 10 rounds depending on what works with the field size. Though we are not running NAQT questions, we will be using NAQT rules on untimed rounds. 

The initial field cap is 24 teams. We would like to have as many teams as possible so getting more rooms shouldn't be a problem. Teams can sign up to 2 teams at once and the remainder will be placed on the waitlist. 

The payment structure is as follows: 
$75 - First team
$65 - Second team from a school and on
-$20 - New to quizbowl (no teams from your school have attended a pyramidal quizbowl tournament in the last two years-- let us know if you qualify for this)
-$10 - WORKING buzzer system (If the system is broken, we will revoke this discount. Additionally, if your school said they were bringing a buzzer and didn't, we will ask for the discount back.) 
-$10 - Travel over 100 miles one way, as determined by Google maps
-$20 - Experienced moderator (We would appreciate it if we could have more moderators so we could expand the field)
-$5 – Paying for the tournament the day of in cash. Please tell us ahead of time if you plan to pay in cash. 
Minimum fee per team: $30

Please pay us by cash or check made out to “MSU Academic Competition Club” on October 14. Tell us if your team needs an invoice or you need to mail a check before the tournament. We will try to give all the teams invoices the day of the tournament. Please notify us if your team plan to pay after the tournament so we can get that process started ASAP. 

Register by emailing msucbowl@gmail.com and please indicate how many teams your school is planning to bring and any discounts you believe you are eligible for. We hope this a great beginning of the season event and I personally look forward to seeing teams in East Lansing.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby tksaleija » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:29 pm

I'm glad to see that there's finally tournament info up for Michigan! Two questions:

1) Do QU tournaments count as pyramidal?
2) How many rounds are guaranteed?
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby Progcon » Sun Aug 13, 2017 9:51 pm

tksaleija wrote:I'm glad to see that there's finally tournament info up for Michigan! Two questions:

1) Do QU tournaments count as pyramidal?
2) How many rounds are guaranteed?


1. Hey. I won't be TDing this tournament because I will be in Switzerland, but QU tournaments generally do not count as pyramidal. MSU will never run QU questions at our tournaments so you don't need to worry about that. Consult the first edition of WHAQ for what this version will look like in terms of difficulty and such.

2. This is impossible to know unless we know how many teams are showing up. At our tournaments historically, teams are usually guaranteed at least 10 games but this number may fluctuate down to 9 or up to 11 depending on the field size and other constraints. At this time, expect at least 9 games.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Aug 15, 2017 1:12 am

Progcon wrote:
tksaleija wrote:I'm glad to see that there's finally tournament info up for Michigan! Two questions:

1) Do QU tournaments count as pyramidal?
2) How many rounds are guaranteed?


1. Hey. I won't be TDing this tournament because I will be in Switzerland, but QU tournaments generally do not count as pyramidal. MSU will never run QU questions at our tournaments so you don't need to worry about that. Consult the first edition of WHAQ for what this version will look like in terms of difficulty and such.


And the first edition of WHAQ can be found here.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby Father Comstock » Tue Aug 15, 2017 12:35 pm

QU is as pyramidal as it gets. If your pyramid is one block tall.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby dhumphreys17 » Tue Aug 22, 2017 9:55 pm

Father Comstock wrote:QU is as pyramidal as it gets. If your pyramid is one block tall.


This. QU ain't pyramidal; WHAQ is.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby tksaleija » Wed Aug 23, 2017 9:48 pm

Have any teams registered yet?
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby brianamagin » Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:12 pm

tksaleija wrote:Have any teams registered yet?


As of right now, no.

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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby tksaleija » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:27 pm

How big does the field typically get by competition day?
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby Progcon » Tue Aug 29, 2017 9:30 pm

tksaleija wrote:How big does the field typically get by competition day?


In the past, our high school tournaments typically have between 20-32 teams participate.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby CGismondiCC » Wed Aug 30, 2017 7:16 am

brianamagin wrote:
tksaleija wrote:Have any teams registered yet?


As of right now, no.

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I thought I sent an email about a week ago registering some teams.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby brianamagin » Wed Aug 30, 2017 3:58 pm

CGismondiCC wrote:
brianamagin wrote:
tksaleija wrote:Have any teams registered yet?


As of right now, no.

Briana Magin
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I thought I sent an email about a week ago registering some teams.


We did receive your email and we do have your two teams registered, as well as two on the waiting list, sorry about any confusion.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby tksaleija » Mon Sep 11, 2017 4:10 pm

What is the deadline for team registration, and what is the current field size?
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby brianamagin » Tue Sep 12, 2017 9:48 am

tksaleija wrote:What is the deadline for team registration, and what is the current field size?


The deadline for registration will be October 2nd and the current field size is 15 teams.
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Re: MSU Fall Kickoff Tournament

Postby tksaleija » Mon Sep 18, 2017 2:41 pm

Do team rosters need to be set before registering?
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