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2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor, MI)

PostPosted: Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:50 pm
by CPiGuy
Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to announce the 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational, to be held on February 10, 2018.

Please note that we will be having an initial field cap of 32 teams; the cap may increase depending on the availability of staffers. Nevertheless, it is in your best interest to register as early as possible!

Location and Schedule
We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. Rounds will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through the morning and early afternoon with a lunch break around 1:00 p.m. Playoffs and a brief awards ceremony will follow, and we expect to finish no later than 6:00 p.m., although we usually are done by 5. The tournament will be held on the second and third floors of Mason Hall on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, just like in years past. More specifics on this will be sent out as the tournament date approaches.

The tournament schedule will incorporate a pooled round robin for preliminary play, after which teams that qualify for the playoffs will play in a double elimination bracket.

Question Set and Rules
We will be using GSAC XXV, a set written by the Maggie Walker Governor's School.
We will be following NAQT rules, except we will not use timed rounds.

Fees and Discounts
+$90: first team
+$70: each additional team from a school
-$10: discount for a fully functioning buzzer system (max 2 per school)
-$5: early bird discount for registering by 5 PM, January 13th (discount is per team registered)
-$10: new program discount** (discount is per team registered)
-$10: distance discount for 100-275 miles driven*** (discount is per team registered)
-$50: extreme distance discount for over 275 miles driven*** (discount is per team registered)
Minimum entry fee per team is $0

** If your school has not participated in a University of Michigan tournament within the past two years, then you are eligible for this discount.
*** Distances are determined as based on distance one way from your school to the tournament site according to maps.google.com.

Checks should be made out to "Michigan Academic Competitions." While we prefer that you bring them to the tournament and hand them in at registration, if this is not possible, you can mail the check to:
Michigan Academic Competitions
C/O The University Activities Center
4002 Michigan Union
530 S State St
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1349

Registration
Please register by filling out this form. No other forms of registration will be accepted. If you email us to register, you will be either ignored or sent a link to the form, depending on whether we see the email.
Please register by January 25 to be guaranteed a spot in the field -- we need to make room reservations multiple weeks in advance, so we'll need to know how large the field is by then.

Questions
If you have any questions, direct them to our tournament director, Collin Parks, at parksgc@umich.edu, or to me, at conorjt@umich.edu.

We hope to see you on February 10th for a great day of quizbowl!

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers)
Detroit Country Day (2/1)
DeWitt (1/1)
Divine Child (3/0)
Huron (2/0)
Livonia Churchill (1/1)
Notre Dame Prep (1/1)
Okemos (1/1)
U of D Jesuit (2/1)
Troy (1/0)

Current Total: 14 teams, 9 buzzers

Re: 2018 Michigan Winter Invitational (2/10/18 - Ann Arbor,

PostPosted: Tue Jan 16, 2018 12:30 pm
by CPiGuy
Hey everyone,

Just a reminder that there's just over a week to sign up for this tournament before we institute a field cap, since that's when we have to reserve rooms from the University.

Hope to see you all in Ann Arbor on the 10th of February!