This is the general announcement for Missouri Open at VCU, to be hosted at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia, on Saturday, November 14th, 2015 from 8:15 AM to about 5:30 PM. More information about Missouri Open can be viewed at the original announcement for the tournament.Location, directions & parking:
The tournament will likely take place in Grace E. Harris Hall, located at the intersection of Main Street and Harrison Street, in Richmond, Virginia. One will want to park either on the street, or in the West Main Street Parking Deck, which has entrances on Cherry Street and Laurel Street and is nominally located at 801 W Main St. A campus map is accessible here
The opening meeting will likely occur in Harris 2117.Eligibility:
As the name of the tournament implies, this tournament is open to all players. There are no eligibility restrictions.Registration & fees:
base fee: $120 / team
buzzer discount: -$5
staffer discount: -$10
single-school eligibility discount: -$10
The minimum fee is $40 / team. There is no discount for shorthanded teams. The single-school eligibility discount applies if your team is not open (i.e. could play a closed tournament according to ACF eligibility rules, but including high schools).
To register, you must e-mail me at email@example.com
with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you intend to bring, an email address where you can be contacted with details, and a mobile phone number in case I need to contact you the morning of the tournament. Feel free to share this announcement with any person that you think would be interested in attending.Method of payment:
All players must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if your procedures require it. Unless cleared with me beforehand, teams that do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount.
We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.
All checks must be made out to "Quizbowl at VCU." If you bring a check not made out to "Quizbowl at VCU" and have no other method of paying for the tournament, you will be subject to the $10 late payment penalty.Team & roster size:
There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc.Food:
Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. We will provide a list of suggested eateries for the lunch break, which will be some time after 12 PM.
Tournament Director, Missouri Open at VCUvoighta@vcu.edu