Swank diet wrote:For future rankings/seedings purposes, I take it that was a hybrid Dorman A/B team and that the other half will be going to the Midwest Championship next month to hear the same set?
According to Eric Huff, it was their "full B team" and their A team will be at Culver.
BlueDevil95 wrote:One thing, would it be possible to merge the "playoffs" and the preliminary matches?
I'll get around to this eventually.
I also just realized that the Chinese elements without water makes sense, since the rain didn't affect the tournament at all and water was the one I took out (note that the prelim bracket names were chosen because of Friday night's weather).
So, this tournament happened. Thanks to NAQT for writing and letting us use SCT Division II, and thanks to all the teams who came to compete. The field-- and this isn't at all to belittle the weaker teams or to chastise the ones who couldn't make it-- wasn't nearly as large or as strong as I'd initially hoped for when we first began planning, but everyone seemed to have a not-bad time, so I'm not going to complain. I did get a report of a "Georgia Tech doesn't have math in their tournament" complaint, though, hahaha. Basically, this was a very nice way to end my time as an official member of the Georgia Tech team.
Congratulations to Centennial, who went undefeated the whole day; Adam Silverman also won the top individual award. Also congratulations to the rest of the top bracket, Chattahoochee, Dorman, and Norcross. We gave out a ton of book prizes, including the remainder of the bunch that Connie Prater gave us-- thanks again for that!
The day started off with little confusion. The weather didn't delay anything, though some teams did have a bit of a walk due to the Pi Mile race, and mostly everyone was in the IC by 9:00. We were able to smoothly transition from a 20-team schedule to a 19-team-with-one-latecomer one (sharing emergency contact numbers is great, guys!), work out a room reservation conflict with another group, and managed to start rounds about 9:30 or so (correct me if I'm wrong). Prelims ended during the 3:00 hour, and playoffs started some time after 4:00, ending about 5:30. Definitely felt weird getting out of there while it was still broad daylight. After the tournament ended and everyone else had left, there was an impromptu match between Kunal, Mr. Rountree, and Ms Hirsch, though one of them or Adam will have to say what happened there because I had to leave.
A big thank you goes to the guest staffers Holly Tinkey for Central Gwinnett, Chris Pae from Berkmar, Emerald from Woodstock, the two Mountain View and two Flowery Branch people (sorry that I didn't get your names), and especially to Richard Dunlap who just contacted me out of the blue offering to help. We could not have done it without you guys.
I'd also like to thank Gregory and Adam for putting up with all my emails regarding both running this tournament and running the club in general. It was very nice working with you guys (and the rest of the club), and I enjoyed seeing you all again. It was also nice to meet the couple newcomers from this semester. Hopefully we can meet up again at future events.