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GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 10:40 am
by Lightinfa
This is an announcement for Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XVIII, which will take place on December 4, 2010 at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School in Richmond, VA. This tournament was written by members of the Maggie Walker team and will be edited by Tommy Casalaspi and myself. A field cap will be established once we have an idea of how many staffers we will have. Feel free to either contact me at gsacdirector AT gmail DOT com or roach_JR AT comcast DOT net or post any questions/comments.

Registration Survey is now up at:
http://www.quia.com/sv/437590.html

Our distribution is:

4/4 Lit
4/4 Science
4/4 History
3/3 RMP
2/2 Arts
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Trash
1/1 Geography

Fee structure:

First team: $60
Each additional team: $50
Functional Buzzer Discount: $10
Travel Discount (200+ miles traveled): $10
Staff Discount (please only volunteer a competent staffer): $10

Mirrors:
12/18 ADVANTAGE @ New Trier
2/5 Varsity @ Alpharetta High School, GA
2/12 Mort Walker Invitational @ Missouri
2/19 @ St. Joseph's, NJ
2/19 @ University of Minnesota
3/26 College Heights Academic Tournament @ WKU

FIELD (37):
Cosby (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Dorman (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Georgetown Day School (2 teams, 3 buzzers)
Charlottesville (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
King's Fork (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Henrico (1)
Freeman (1 team, 2 buzzers, 1 moderator)
Caesar Rodney (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Raleigh Charter (5 teams, 3 buzzers)
New Kent (3 teams, 2 buzzers)
St. Anselm's (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Thomas Jefferson (4 teams, 1 buzzer)
James Monroe (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Richard Montgomery (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Enloe (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Clover Hill (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Spartanburg (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator)
Cave Spring (1 team, 2 buzzers)
St. Anne's-Belfield School (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Robinson (2)
Kellenberg (1 team, 3 buzzers)

Waitlist:

Interest:
Charter
Walter Johnson

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Sat Jun 19, 2010 3:16 pm
by jonah
New Trier will be mirroring this tournament on December 18. Announcement sometime fairly soon.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 2:51 pm
by Lightinfa
We are thinking of moving the date of this tournament to December 4. We are aware that the 4th is an SAT date, but since our building will be more free on that date and we believe that we will be able to attract a more competitive field we believe it would be more beneficial. If anyone has any objections to this change, feel free to state them- this change is not set in stone.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 3:10 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
We would love to come to this tournament again this year, as long as it doesn't conflict with a UD- or Charter-run tournament. I'm not sure if the date change will conflict with that yet but i'll try to find out from one of the UD kids.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 6:35 pm
by at your pleasure
According to Todd, this is one of the dates Whitman was looking at for its tournament but there shouldn't be any problem with looking at the 11th instead.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Tue Aug 31, 2010 10:40 pm
by Black-throated Antshrike
We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 6:18 am
by Lightinfa
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.
Well with the 27th of November also open at the moment, that's three weekends in a row that ought to be able to accommodate GSAC, your tournament, and Whitman's, although if worst comes worst I believe Delaware Fall Open has been held on the day of GSAC before without too much conflict between the two fields (exception Caesar Rodney).

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 8:58 am
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
Lightinfa wrote:
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.
Well with the 27th of November also open at the moment, that's three weekends in a row that ought to be able to accommodate GSAC, your tournament, and Whitman's, although if worst comes worst I believe Delaware Fall Open has been held on the day of GSAC before without too much conflict between the two fields (exception Caesar Rodney).
Confirm that this happened last year.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:33 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Lightinfa wrote:
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.
Well with the 27th of November also open at the moment, that's three weekends in a row that ought to be able to accommodate GSAC, your tournament, and Whitman's, although if worst comes worst I believe Delaware Fall Open has been held on the day of GSAC before without too much conflict between the two fields (exception Caesar Rodney).
Well, that's cool, but the 27th is the Saturday in the middle of Thanksgiving Break, and i can't remember the last high school to host a competition during that time. Stick with one of those first two weekends in December.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/11/10)

Posted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:04 pm
by Lightinfa
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:
Lightinfa wrote:
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.
Well with the 27th of November also open at the moment, that's three weekends in a row that ought to be able to accommodate GSAC, your tournament, and Whitman's, although if worst comes worst I believe Delaware Fall Open has been held on the day of GSAC before without too much conflict between the two fields (exception Caesar Rodney).
Well, that's cool, but the 27th is the Saturday in the middle of Thanksgiving Break, and i can't remember the last high school to host a competition during that time. Stick with one of those first two weekends in December.
Whoops that is correct, apologies (although I personally wasn't looking at the 27th). Anyway, it looks like there aren't too many issues with the 4th, so barring something major coming up tonight the building will be reserved for the 4th tomorrow.

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Sun Sep 12, 2010 10:56 pm
by Black-throated Antshrike
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:

Lightinfa wrote:

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.



Well with the 27th of November also open at the moment, that's three weekends in a row that ought to be able to accommodate GSAC, your tournament, and Whitman's, although if worst comes worst I believe Delaware Fall Open has been held on the day of GSAC before without too much conflict between the two fields (exception Caesar Rodney).


Well, that's cool, but the 27th is the Saturday in the middle of Thanksgiving Break, and i can't remember the last high school to host a competition during that time. Stick with one of those first two weekends in December.



Whoops that is correct, apologies (although I personally wasn't looking at the 27th). Anyway, it looks like there aren't too many issues with the 4th, so barring something major coming up tonight the building will be reserved for the 4th tomorrow.
This sounds good. I'll try to book our building for the 11th then.

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:15 am
by Eric Huff
Dorman would like to register two teams.

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Tue Sep 14, 2010 4:19 pm
by Lightinfa
Eric Huff wrote:Dorman would like to register two teams.
Registration emails will be going out tomorrow, apologies for the delay.

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:42 pm
by Black-throated Antshrike
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:

Lightinfa wrote:

Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:We are hoping to host our tournament on either the 4th or 11th of December, which might might cause a problem here. Then again we might not be able to host the tournament at all due to the new administration's policy on competitive clubs.



Well with the 27th of November also open at the moment, that's three weekends in a row that ought to be able to accommodate GSAC, your tournament, and Whitman's, although if worst comes worst I believe Delaware Fall Open has been held on the day of GSAC before without too much conflict between the two fields (exception Caesar Rodney).


Well, that's cool, but the 27th is the Saturday in the middle of Thanksgiving Break, and i can't remember the last high school to host a competition during that time. Stick with one of those first two weekends in December.



Whoops that is correct, apologies (although I personally wasn't looking at the 27th). Anyway, it looks like there aren't too many issues with the 4th, so barring something major coming up tonight the building will be reserved for the 4th tomorrow.



This sounds good. I'll try to book our building for the 11th then.

We couldn't get the building for the 11th but we got it on the 18th so it doesn't conflict with your tournament

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Sun Sep 19, 2010 11:41 pm
by felgon123
NEW INFORMATION:

This tournament was written (I use past tense because it is already done) by members of the Maggie Walker team, namely JR Roach (history and geography) and myself (other stuff), and head edited by myself. The set consists of twelve packets, two of which are designated for the finals and are accordingly of higher difficulty. All teams will be guaranteed at least ten games. This tournament was written with the goal of accessibility to lower level teams while simultaneously providing for exciting, competitive games between elite teams, and we hope to attract teams from across the country to play on this excellent set of questions. One problem from past GSACs which we made sure to address was the presence of overly difficult outliers. In addition, all questions were held to strict length limits: 5-7 lines in Times New Roman 12pt font with 1” margins for tossups, 2 lines for bonus parts.

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 7:57 pm
by Lightinfa
felgon123 wrote:NEW INFORMATION:

This tournament was written (I use past tense because it is already done) by members of the Maggie Walker team, namely JR Roach (history and geography) and myself (other stuff), and head edited by myself. The set consists of twelve packets, two of which are designated for the finals and are accordingly of higher difficulty. All teams will be guaranteed at least ten games. This tournament was written with the goal of accessibility to lower level teams while simultaneously providing for exciting, competitive games between elite teams, and we hope to attract teams from across the country to play on this excellent set of questions. One problem from past GSACs which we made sure to address was the presence of overly difficult outliers. In addition, all questions were held to strict length limits: 5-7 lines in Times New Roman 12pt font with 1” margins for tossups, 2 lines for bonus parts.
And since the Set is now written, we are looking for mirrors for this set throughout the year. Currently the only scheduled mirror is ADVANTAGE at New Trier in Illinois on 12/18/10. Mirror fee is $10 per team, so if you would like to mirror this tournament or have any questions about doing so, please contact me at the email addresses in the initial post.

Also, the registration survey is up which means registration may now begin.

Re: NEW DATE: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10)

Posted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:29 pm
by Lightinfa
Field updates are going in the opening post.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:30 pm
by Lightinfa
10 teams so far, we are going to be tentatively capping the field at 32 teams until we get a better idea of the moderator situation. As that situation develops we will hopefully be moving the field cap up.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Oct 18, 2010 6:13 pm
by Lightinfa
Field is up to 14 teams.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Tue Oct 19, 2010 12:19 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
We're thinking of coming to this. I'm not sure if we can do three December tournaments in a row... and i think i would like to make the trip to Richmond on this weekend on these great questions than the trip to UMCP the next weekend on NAQT questions (which we're playing also on 12-18).

So, i'm fairly sure we want to come to this. Mark us as interested and i'll get us registered soon as long as i don't hear massive objections from the A Team.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:41 pm
by Lightinfa
We're about a month away from this tournament please register!

Also, we have another mirror now at Western Kentucky University on 3/26

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 7:14 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
I submitted our sign up on that website.

We'll have one team, buzzer, and moderator (myself).

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 4:13 pm
by Lightinfa
Carangoides ciliarius wrote:I submitted our sign up on that website.

We'll have one team, buzzer, and moderator (myself).
Excellent, thanks!

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:45 pm
by yellow7206
Sorry, Longfellow is pulling out.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 08, 2010 11:23 am
by QOHS
Quince Orchard may want to attend. Consider this interest. Should be able to know by next week.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 7:30 pm
by Black-throated Antshrike
Charter might be sending one team. What time would the opening meeting be?

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Nov 13, 2010 10:00 pm
by Lightinfa
Andrew Jackson's Compatriot wrote:Charter might be sending one team. What time would the opening meeting be?
Registration would most likely be from 8-8:45 although that is certainly not set in stone.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 5:47 pm
by Lightinfa
Field is up to 25 teams- 7 spots left.

EDIT: Make that 5 spots left- we are revising field cap down to 30 for the moment pending the acquisition of more staff.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 8:05 pm
by wexs883198215
WJ is interested. Expect a more definitive answer within the week.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 4:33 pm
by Lightinfa
We are moving the field cap up to 36 as we have obtained more staffers.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:23 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
This field is starting to look pretty ridiculous. Glad we're choosing to come! Have a good Thanksgiving holiday and we'll see you in a couple weeks.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 4:39 pm
by Lightinfa
As of this morning we have one spot left in the field. After we hit 36 we'll start a waitlist with the outside chance of raising the field to 42 teams if the waitlist gets large enough/we can figure out a workable schedule.

EDIT:
@Mr. C - thanks, you too!

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 5:21 pm
by Bloodwych
Quince Orchard will not be attending this.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 7:07 pm
by yellow7206
Just registered one team this afternoon.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:12 pm
by Lightinfa
yellow7206 wrote:Just registered one team this afternoon.
Collegiate dropped so still one spot.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:17 pm
by Angry Babies in Love
For purposes of full disclosure, I will inform you that RM will be sans me. I'll be en route to California.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Wed Nov 24, 2010 7:23 am
by Lightinfa
With the registration of Spartanburg our field is now full at 36. If we get 6 teams on the waitlist then we'll consider moving it up to 42.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2010 10:12 pm
by Lightinfa
We have moved field cap up to 40- we would like to get to 42 teams if possible so please register if you haven't already.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sun Nov 28, 2010 1:01 pm
by BroNi
Kellenberg would like to grab a spot - one team, 3 buzzers. We will have a definite answer by Monday evening.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2010 10:04 pm
by Lightinfa
Raleigh Charter dropped to 5 teams, putting us at 40, so there's room for two more teams! We will be keeping registration open until Friday, but an email has been sent out to currently registered teams giving more tournament day info.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 5:34 pm
by Lightinfa
Ocean Lakes has dropped- one more registration would be very helpful.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Tue Nov 30, 2010 10:07 pm
by yellow7206
Sorry, Longfellow has to drop as well.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 10:08 am
by Lightinfa
Today is the last day to register- we would hate to have to be stuck at 38 teams.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:14 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
TJ B 375, Dorman A 290
TJ B: James Bradbury 5 0 50, Daniel Hothem 4 1 35, Raynor Kuang 1 0 10, Graham Lobel 1 0 10
Dorman A: Sam Abrams 4 0 40, Saif Alimohamed 2 2 10, Mariya Mohamed 3 2 20, Robert Lawson 0 0 0
Bonuses: TJ B 11 270 24.55, Dorman A 9 220 24.44

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 2:39 pm
by Lightinfa
Stats through round 5. That link will be updated after the prelims.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 3:55 pm
by Charbroil
Did you have six teams drop?

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 4:19 pm
by Lightinfa
Charbroil wrote:Did you have six teams drop?
All too true. Full prelim stats are now up at the previous link.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 5:58 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
St Anselm's knocks off Dorman A 355-150 in the finals

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:19 pm
by Edward Powers
George,

What format was used in the playoffs? And, any info/details on 3rd-8th place while we await final stats? Thanks.

Re: GSAC XVIII at Maggie Walker (12/4/10) - Seeking Mirrors

Posted: Sat Dec 04, 2010 6:22 pm
by Lightinfa
Edward Powers wrote:George,

What format was used in the playoffs? And, any info/details on 3rd-8th place while we await final stats? Thanks.
Playoffs was two brackets of four consisting of the top two teams from each bracket. 3rd is TJ A, 4th Richard Montgomery, 5th TJ B, 6th Kellenberg, 7th Dorman B, 8th Enloe.

Prelim stats remain at the link above.
Playoff stats
Combined stats