Ithaca High School is pleased to announce that the first annual BrainBusters Spring will take place on May 13
at Ithaca High School
(located on 1401 N Cayuga St, Ithaca, NY 14850)! Registration will start promptly at 7:45 with staff and player meetings at 8:30. We hope to start the first round no later than 9:00.
BB Spring will be mirroring Prison Bowl, a regular-difficulty housewrite produced by our friends at Hunter College High School (more info about the set, including distribution, can be found here
). We are setting a soft cap of 36 teams
for bracketing purposes, but that can easily be expanded if we receive more interest. We will be using ACF timing rules (5 seconds for everything) and sudden death tiebreakers. Each team will be guaranteed nine rounds, and hopefully more based on how bracketing works.
To register for the tournament, or if you have any questions or concerns, just shoot me an email at casey.wetherbee @ icsd.k12.ny.us. In your registration email, you should include your school/team name, how many teams you will be bringing, how many buzzer sets and/or staffers you will be bringing, and contact information for your coach (or whoever else is in charge of your team). I will respond as soon as possible with an invoice and any other information you may need. Checks may be made out to "Ithaca High School Brain Team."
The base price will be $80 for the first team from each school and $70 for each additional team.
-$5 per functional buzzer
-$10 per staffer provided by the school (staffers will likely be assigned as scorekeepers, or readers based on experience)
-$5 per 200mi traveled (one way, according to Google Maps)
-$10 for any new team (i.e. any team that has never played at a BrainBusters event in the past)
The minimum fee per team is $50. Note that the first two discounts will only count towards the price for one team (bringing one buzzer and two teams will cost $145, not $140). However the latter two discounts apply to all teams from one school.
We are working on PACE certification, and I will post as soon as I know what our certification is. If I forgot to mention anything, shoot me a PM or an email and I will include it in this post. We hope to see you at IHS on May 13!