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WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:54 pm

(Cribbed from Daniel's thread)

Sorry for the delay in posting this, before I knew that Jasper and I would be editing this thing, I had reserved rooms for a History Bowl tournament in our usual space and getting more rooms requires a lot of work for a university of 50k students, apparently.

OSU will host a mirror of the Western Invitational Tournament, a regular difficulty packet-submission tournament edited by members of the OSU and Berkeley teams, along with Auroni Gupta, on Saturday, March 2, 2013. Registration will run from 8:00-8:45, and games will start immediately thereafter.

Fees:
Base fee: $120
Travel discount: $10 off per 200 miles traveled (one-way as determined by Google)
Buzzer discount: $10 off per working buzzer
Moderator discount: $10 off per moderator (contact me beforehand if you plan on bringing a moderator)

WIT's packet submission requirements are the same as that of ACF. Any team with at least one person on it who played a regular, collegiate, academic quizbowl tournament prior to September 1, 2011 must submit a packet for this event.

Packet Schedule:
January 1: -$50
January 6: -$25
January 20: No Penalty
February 3: +$25
February 17: +$50
After February 17: $5 extra per day unless you have extenuating circumstances that you clear with the editors. If we don't have your packet by February 24, then you will not be allowed to play, no matter what.

Distribution:
5/5 Literature (1/1 American, 1/1 British, 1/1 European, 2/2 World/Your Choice)
5/5 History (1/1 American, 2/2 European (at least 1 British), 1/1 World, 1/1 Your Choice
5/5 Science (1/1 biology, 1/1 physics, and 1 question each on chemistry, earth science, astronomy, math, computer science, and science history)
3/3 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
3/3 Fine Arts
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Trash
1/1 Current Events, Geography, or Your Choice

Packets should be emailed to Tanay Kothari (tanay(dot)kothari@gmail.com) with the subject line “WIT Packet: [Team Name].”

To register, please email me at the giantkiller54[AT]gmail[DOT]com . Please include team number and any discounts you may be eligible for in the email. We'll send out e-mails with more information as the tournament approaches. I look forward to seeing everyone on March 2!

Field:
Michigan (2)
Saajid (1)
Case Western (2)
OSU (3)
Connor Teevens (1)
Ottawa (1)
CMU (1)
McMaster (1)
TOTAL: 12
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:04 am

So, right now we only have one team registered, and we're about a week and a half away from this tournament, so please register!
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by minusfive » Sat Feb 23, 2013 11:13 pm

Team "Canada" is interested in attending this. We're currently seeking permission to field a multi-University team
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Sun Feb 24, 2013 2:24 pm

Since it took longer than usual to get this site announced, playing here is now packet-optional. So even if you haven't written a packet (Michigan State), you can come play.

As per a Canadian hybrid team, I'm afraid we're going to have to disallow it. You can feel free to come down and play this with your respective universities, however, we'd love to have you!
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Senator_Jay » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:58 am

So I could come down and play as McMaster by myself potentially?
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:09 am

Senator_Jay wrote:So I could come down and play as McMaster by myself potentially?
Yes.
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Post by Senator_Jay » Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:48 pm

Great...there's a possibility of that happening. Next question would be: how much would it cost for me coming down from Hamilton, ON (about 4-5hrs), playing by myself, with buzzers?
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by minusfive » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:38 pm

Although we regret your decision to disallow a hybrid team, logistical planning is underway for a uOttawa team and a McMaster team, and possibly an Algonquin College team.

Please advise as to any pertinent shorthanded team discounts at your site.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:40 pm

I'm going to talk to Auroni about shorthanded discounts and get back to you guys.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Tue Feb 26, 2013 10:21 pm

All teams who are coming to this tournament should send me an e-mail if you haven't already. Facebook messages, PMs, etc. are not sufficient. Specifically, I'd like to know just how many Canadian teams are coming.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by minusfive » Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:55 am

Inkana7 wrote:All teams who are coming to this tournament should send me an e-mail if you haven't already. Facebook messages, PMs, etc. are not sufficient. Specifically, I'd like to know just how many Canadian teams are coming.
Just sent you an e-mail at the giantkiller address. Two (2) teams from Canada are coming, one from uOttawa (me) and one from McMaster (Jay Misuk). We'll both have buzzers and, should you need them, laptops.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Ringil » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:36 pm

Since there are so many 1 man teams, maybe people would be interested having just some sort of round robin tournament + finals followed by a draft where we could mix up the teams for some fun. Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets and this being allowed by the glorious editors. But it seems like it would be interesting.
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Post by mhayes » Wed Feb 27, 2013 2:52 pm

Ringil wrote:Since there are so many 1 man teams, maybe people would be interested having just some sort of round robin tournament + finals followed by a draft where we could mix up the teams for some fun. Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets and this being allowed by the glorious editors. But it seems like it would be interesting.
This could be fun. Case's second team is also a solo act.
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Post by Yeah, that's a thing » Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:26 pm

Ringil wrote:Since there are so many 1 man teams, maybe people would be interested having just some sort of round robin tournament + finals followed by a draft where we could mix up the teams for some fun. Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets and this being allowed by the glorious editors. But it seems like it would be interesting.
I endorse this.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Tanay » Wed Feb 27, 2013 4:41 pm

Ringil wrote:Obviously, this would be contingent on there being enough packets
The final set will have 18 packets, which I expect will be sufficient.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:00 pm

Yeah, as Tanay said, we'll have 18 packets, and that sounds like a lot of fun, so I'm totally good with that.

I'm also adding an OSU team and capping the field at 12. I'll send an e-mail with information out sometime in the next 48 hours.

EDIT: I'd like to point out that this tournament is 50% solo teams, which has to be some kind of record.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Ringil » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:02 pm

Inkana7 wrote:Since it took longer than usual to get this site announced, playing here is now packet-optional. So even if you haven't written a packet (Michigan State), you can come play.

As per a Canadian hybrid team, I'm afraid we're going to have to disallow it. You can feel free to come down and play this with your respective universities, however, we'd love to have you!
Also, another question about this. How will the penalty discounts/penalties be applied considering the fact that many teams did not submit a packet for this.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Wed Feb 27, 2013 7:05 pm

Ringil wrote:
Inkana7 wrote:Since it took longer than usual to get this site announced, playing here is now packet-optional. So even if you haven't written a packet (Michigan State), you can come play.

As per a Canadian hybrid team, I'm afraid we're going to have to disallow it. You can feel free to come down and play this with your respective universities, however, we'd love to have you!
Also, another question about this. How will the penalty discounts/penalties be applied considering the fact that many teams did not submit a packet for this.
Great question, and I'll get back to everyone with an exact answer after I talk to Auroni.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by minusfive » Thu Feb 28, 2013 11:23 pm

mhayes wrote: This could be fun.
Speaking of fun-Jay and I are staying in the area Saturday night and are looking to do something for an after-party, the more the merrier.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Rufous-capped Thornbill » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:58 pm

This tournament will be taking place entirely within University Hall. Please meet in room 014 of that building for registration, which will be from 8:15-45. Be on time so we can start games. I'm not entirely sure, but I think that the closest parking garage to University is is the Ohio Union South Garage.

In addition, after talking everything over with Auroni, we decided on a solo player discount of -60, with all other discounts applying. So, for example, if you are playing solo and bring a buzzer, you'll have to pay $50. Packet discounts and penalties will apply to those teams that submitted a packet (So, Michigan).

Thanks! If you have any questions, e-mail me.
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:59 pm

Inkana7 wrote:I'm not entirely sure, but I think that the closest parking garage to University is is the Ohio Union South Garage.
That's basically true; the Neil Avenue garage is marginally closer to University Hall, but probably much harder to get to unless you're coming to campus via 315.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by minusfive » Fri Mar 01, 2013 3:12 pm

Inkana7 wrote:Packet discounts and penalties will apply to those teams that submitted a packet (So, Michigan).
I submitted for the -25 deadline (for some reason, I am listed by my name, not my school).
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Sat Mar 02, 2013 9:00 pm

Michigan A (Kurtis, Libo, Todd) cleared the field; Saajid was top scorer. Final stats (pending some corrections) are here.

Speaking for myself, I wanted to thank everyone for coming out and playing some great games. Thanks also to Jarret, Jasper and everyone else who put this set together.
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Re: WIT @ Ohio State - 3/2/2013

Post by minusfive » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:31 am

Just wanted to thank everyone at the tournament for a very enjoyable time! Thanks to Jarret for running the show, Brice, Avery (Jarret again!) and all our other readers and scorekeepers, and the participants (great games, guys and girls). :-)
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Post by Senator_Jay » Mon Mar 04, 2013 3:59 pm

Awesome weekend everyone! Thanks to Jarret and everyone at OSU for hosting a great event, everything ran smoothly and it was a lot of fun. Hope to see you all at another tournament in the near future.
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