MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

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MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby firebat03 » Mon Mar 19, 2012 4:50 pm

Hello all,

MIT is pleased to announce that we will be hosting a mirror of the 2012 Minnesota Undergraduate Tournament on April 28th. Details about the tournament (distribution, eligibility, etc) can be found here.

We plan to start the tournament at 9 am, so please arrive by 8:40 for registration, in room 4-153. The tournament will take place in Buildings 2 and 4 of MIT's main academic complex (map).

To register, reply to this thread or e-mail me: jalman AT mit DOT edu

Fee Structure
Base fee: $120
Fee for subsequent teams: $10 lower for each team (ie, $120 + $110 + $100 for three teams)
Staffer: -$10 each
Functional Buzzers: -$15 each
Distance: -$10 for greater than 200 miles traveled
High Schools: -$25
New to Quizbowl: - $50
Shorthanded: -$10 per missing player

The field is currently capped at 20 teams, so please register as soon as possible.

Thanks,
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Fake 4-ball » Wed Mar 28, 2012 8:16 pm

Some rather brave people from Stony Brook would love to attend, myself included. I'd say about 2 teams' worth at the moment.
EDIT: Actually, it looks like we're not going after all.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Wed Mar 28, 2012 10:46 pm

RPI will probably have around 2 teams
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Tower Monarch » Fri Mar 30, 2012 4:47 pm

We'll definitely have 1 team there and we have funding for two, so we'll do an interest check in a couple weeks to lock that in place.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby eliza.grames » Mon Apr 02, 2012 2:55 pm

Someone should pester Fordham into attending this, although one of their players told me they probably wouldn't actually play a tournament until next year because they are a newly formed team. I believe they went to watch a tournament at Columbia once though, so someone from there might have their contact information.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby JamesIV » Mon Apr 02, 2012 9:13 pm

Yale will presumably bring at least one, hopefully more, teams to this. We'll let you know once we figure things out.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Edward Lansdale » Fri Apr 06, 2012 12:47 pm

Hopefully you got my email, but I thought I should also post on the thread to let you know that NYU would like to bring two teams (and a buzzer) to this tournament.

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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby JamesIV » Wed Apr 11, 2012 9:14 pm

Update: Yale will be bringing two teams, I believe.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby gneissisnice » Sun Apr 15, 2012 3:03 pm

Stony Brook actually will be coming, contrary to what was posted earlier.

We'll be bringing one team.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Sun Apr 15, 2012 11:00 pm

I think RPI will only have a single team for this
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby CWSYuen » Tue Apr 17, 2012 6:40 am

Rutgers will probably send one team.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby reindeer » Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:50 pm

It seems that I'm the new TD for this tournament. I'd like to start by crystallizing the field; please tell me if any of my information is incorrect.

FIELD (10):
Cornell (1)
Dartmouth (1)
Harvard (1)
NYU (2)
RPI (1)
Rutgers (1)
Stony Brook (1)
Wellesley (1)
Yale (1)

I have email addresses for Columbia, NYU, and Stony Brook. Could the other schools email me at omurton AT mit DOT edu or post with an address I can use to contact you?

Also, as far as I know, only NYU has expressed an intent to bring a buzzer set. If anyone else has any, please let me know.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby JamesIV » Thu Apr 19, 2012 10:05 pm

Unfortunately, I was mistaken - Yale will bring only one team, as well one staffer and one buzzer set.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Fri Apr 20, 2012 2:41 pm

aarcoh@gmail; also we can bring our buzzer set
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby CWSYuen » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:16 am

Any advice for those of us taking the train from New York to Boston on how to get to the MIT campus?
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Kyle » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:10 am

CWSYuen wrote:Any advice for those of us taking the train from New York to Boston on how to get to the MIT campus?


I just approved this post and I figure I'm more likely than actual MIT students to be awake at the moment, so I'll just answer. Take the Red Line from South Station four stops to Kendall/MIT. From there you have to walk around to the front of the MIT campus to get to Buildings 2 and 4 (use the map linked in the first post of this thread), which involves walking northwest on Mass Ave, then left on Ames Street.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Excelsior (smack) » Tue Apr 24, 2012 12:36 pm

Where do you recommend we park?
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Ondes Martenot » Tue Apr 24, 2012 1:14 pm

Whenever we've gone to MIT we've parked at a little lot on Mass. Ave near Vassar St.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby Chimango Caracara » Wed Apr 25, 2012 4:20 pm

It looks like Dartmouth will have only one team, although two is still a small possibility.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby reindeer » Fri Apr 27, 2012 2:12 pm

So we're at 9 or 10 teams for tomorrow. Either way, we'll do a full round robin, probably a short playoff, and finals. Teams should meet in 2-136 by 8:40 AM.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby t-bar » Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:23 pm

A heads up for anyone taking the T out to the Kendall/MIT station tomorrow: regular train service will be replaced by bus service on the relevant stretch of the Red Line. In the past, this hasn't been a problem--the buses run the route just fine. It may take slightly longer than normal, though.
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby reindeer » Sat Apr 28, 2012 6:51 pm

Yale beats RPI in an advantaged final to win.

Stats: http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/982/stats/combined/standings/
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Re: MUT at MIT (4/28/12)

Postby wexs883198215 » Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:13 pm

Thanks to MIT for a well-run tournament on a well-written set. Just a note, I don't think we got 18 toss-ups in our first game against Yale. Teagan McClintock should probably have 0 toss-ups instead of 9, heh.
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