Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA

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Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA

Post by geekjohnson » Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:10 pm

The Alabama Academic Quizbowl Team is proud to announce that it will be hosting "Titanomachy," on Saturday, October 27th, 2007. The tournament will use questions written by Matt Wiener, Eric Mukherjee, Seth Teitler, and others. The style and difficulty of the question set will similar to that of Penn Bowl 2007. The AAQT looks forward to welcoming a diverse field of teams to Tusacaloosa for what promises to be a great day of quizbowl.


Fee schedule:

Base fee: $110
Buzzer discount: -$5 each (allowed up to 2)
Full-time Moderator discount: -$10
Travel discount: -$10 for at least 200 miles traveled
Minimum fee: $80

Teams wishing to register should send their information to aaqt@bama.ua.edu.
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Post by NoahMinkCHS » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:21 pm

How many tournaments (college and HS) are y'all planning on hosting this year? Seems like an ambitious schedule so far for a fairly new program. (Nothing wrong with that of course!)

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Post by geekjohnson » Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:40 pm

We plan on hosting Ragnarok this weekend, followed by Titanomachy in October, and a CC tournament called "Admiral Ackbar" in December. In the spring we plan on hosting a PACE high-school tournament, along with the Alabama NAQT High-School State Championship. We have also submitted bids to host NAQT Sectionals and ACF Regionals, but we have no idea if we will be awarded those. We have fairly strong backing from our administration, but it has been made clear to us that we need to present ourselves as a functioning organization that does more than take money from the school to go play quizbowl.

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Post by QuizBowlRonin » Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:06 pm

geekjohnson wrote:We have fairly strong backing from our administration, but it has been made clear to us that we need to present ourselves as a functioning organization that does more than take money from the school to go play quizbowl.
Funny, your red-headed stepchild of a university gets absolutely no backing, at all.
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Post by geekjohnson » Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:42 pm

hmmm, must have went over my head...

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Post by QuizBowlRonin » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:05 pm

geekjohnson wrote:hmmm, must have went over my head...
Typical of Tuscaloosa-ites :lol: (j/k).

UAB does not support quizbowl, and won't for lack of funds (I've asked). Same goes for a whole lot of things when it comes to the relationship between UAB and UA (e.g. Jimbo Fisher, subsidization of UAT with medical school and hospital income).
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Post by vandyhawk » Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:50 pm

We would almost certainly come if we weren't hosting ABC that weekend, but alas, it looks like we'll start out 0/2 in attending your tournaments. It's too bad, but hopefully we can get there next time.

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Post by geekjohnson » Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:48 pm

Ok, We're a little less than a month away and thus far we have a very small field, which I'm sure shall grow over the weeks.

Alabama (2 teams)
Tulane (1-2)

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Post by ChopinManiac » Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:17 pm

I believe that UGA will be sending one team to this tournament.

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Post by ChopinManiac » Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:07 am

can we get a field update?

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Post by geekjohnson » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:40 pm

Yeah, sorry.

Alabama (1-2 teams)
Tulane (1 team)
UGA (1 team
Montevallo (maybe)

Hoping to recruit some more teams this weekend at COTKU

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Post by vig180 » Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:51 pm

We're leaving for this tomorrow morning and still haven't heard when/where to register as well as if it's even going to happen. Since email hasn't gotten a response, perhaps a post here might...

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Post by wd4gdz » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:04 pm

If they don't respond, I would guess Alston Hall, Room 30...that's where "Ragnarok" was, at least.

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Post by geekjohnson » Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:18 pm

yes, it will be in alston, we'll be sending out a map tomorrow with more details

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Post by vig180 » Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:21 pm

Brief Results:
1. UGA
2. Alabama A
3. Tulane
4. Alabama B

Top individuals:
1. Chris UGA
2. JT Bama A
3. Jon UGA
4. James Bama A
5. Steven UGA

It was a fun, albeit small tournament. At least the early finish allowed us to watch the second half of the cocktail party...

I'm sure the 'Bama people will be along with full stats soon.

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Post by geekjohnson » Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:27 am

Hey guys, here are the results. Sorry for the latness, esp. considering the field size. We were waiting b/c the stats were on a teamates pc who was hard to get a hold of. Also, we were missing one stat sheet, which we did not find. Anyways, here are the results.

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