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Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:30 pm
by Illinois Admin
The Academic Buzzer Team at the University of Illinois is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a Prison Bowl Mirror on May 13th, 2017. I, Brad McLain, will be serving as tournament director. More information on this set may be found here:http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19510.

This tournament is meant to help contender-level teams prepare for nationals by providing similarly skilled competition. As a result, B-teams, with certain exceptions, and teams not part of the first wave of invitations will be waitlisted until April 22nd, Teams that are not part of the first wave of invitations can register by emailing me at bamclai2@illinois DOT edu

Additionally, the field will be hard capped at 8 teams. We simply do not have access to more rooms due to graduation events.

Location:
The tournament will be located in the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science. For teams that have attended our previous tournaments this is a very different venue, on the opposite end of campus, so please familiarize yourself with the area before the tournament date.

Special Note:
This tournament coincides with the University of Illinois' graduation ceremonies. This is essentially the busiest, perhaps only matched by move-in day, that Champaign-Urbana will be in a given year. We highly advise all teams to budget an extra 15-30 minutes for getting to the tournament. Furthermore, food options will, in general, be very busy. We advise teams to make advanced orders the night before.

Parking:
A map of parking can be found here: http://www.parking.illinois.edu/visitor ... arking-map. We recommend that teams park at the parking garage located at University and Goodwin. Note, while all metered parking (yellow on the map) is free of charge on weekends lots that read 24/7 reserved and parking spaces with blue reserved signs are still off-limits. Siebel Center is #563 on the map.


Food:
There are many food options within walking distance of Siebel both along Green Street and in the basement of the Illini Union. A full guide to local food will be provided both in the logistics email and day-of the tournament, although our warning about ordering food in advanced still applies.


Fee Structure:
$50 per team
-$5 for each buzzer system
-$15 for each staffer
-$10 for each 200 miles traveled, one way
Minimum fee: $30

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:46 pm
by Illinois Admin
Field:
Auburn
DCC A
DCC B
Harrison
Homewood Flossmoor
University Lab (Urbana) A
University Lab (Urbana) B
Wayzata

Waitlist:

EDIT: formatting
EDIT: field updates

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:01 am
by Father Comstock
Harrison would like to soft reserve a spot. If it gets to 7 sometime soon, please let me know. Why is it capped at only 8 teams?

EDIT: I read. Question answered.

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 10:36 am
by Illinois Admin
Father Comstock wrote:Harrison would like to soft reserve a spot. If it gets to 7 sometime soon, please let me know. Why is it capped at only 8 teams?

EDIT: I read. Question answered.


Spots are initially reserved for those who are on the invite list. You will be added to the waitlist in the meantime.

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:19 pm
by Father Comstock
Illinois Admin wrote:
Father Comstock wrote:Harrison would like to soft reserve a spot. If it gets to 7 sometime soon, please let me know. Why is it capped at only 8 teams?

EDIT: I read. Question answered.


Spots are initially reserved for those who are on the invite list. You will be added to the waitlist in the meantime.


Oh. I read more then I saw that. Looks like quite a competitive field so far!!

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Sat Apr 08, 2017 4:21 pm
by Illinois Admin
If you are not on this list or are outside the Midwest and would like to attend, please email me.

EDIT: removed teams whose contact info was acquired.
EDIT: Thank you Beaver Creek for helping find the remaining team's contact info

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:00 pm
by Illinois Admin
All of the invitations have been sent out. If you did not receive one and want to attend, please email me at bamclai2@illinois DOT edu. On the 22nd the field will be opened and the waitlist will be moved into the active field. Teams with soft reservations will lose priority to any registered team on this day as well unless prior arrangements with me are made.

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Fri Apr 21, 2017 9:57 pm
by Illinois Admin

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:03 pm
by Illinois Admin
The field is now closed.
Edit: Updating field availability

Re: Illinois Pre-Nats Octangular: 5-13/2017

PostPosted: Sat May 13, 2017 10:26 am
by Illinois Admin
Stats are posted here:https://neg5.herokuapp.com/t/Bk36zc7xW/stats#SyUMI5Xeb

Congrats to DCC A for taking home first place. DCC B got 2nd, Wayzata 3rd, and Auburn 4th. Thanks again to all of the staff who made this happen and all the teams that traveled out here to play!