Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland

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Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland

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I am happy to announce the this year's iteration of Maryland Fall, to be held on Saturday, October 10, 2015. We will be running our housewritten Maryland Fall set head edited by the incredibly talented Jordan Brownstein and Brian McPeak. For more information on distribution and difficulty see the post for the set. Additional information can be found in the database.

We are going to have a soft cap at 20 teams that is subject to change based on teams' interest in playing this tournament.

Location and Schedule
Teams will meet in room 0105 of Jimenez Hall at 8:15am so we can start matches by 9:00am. We will have preliminary rounds before lunch and a rebracket after lunch followed by a finals round if necessary. Lunch will not be offered but teams are welcome to try out College Park's selection eateries in and around campus.

Fees
Base Fee: $75
Working Buzzer Discount: -$5
Experienced Staffer Discount: -$10
Travel Discount: -$10 per 100 mi.
New to Quizbowl: -$15 for teams that have not played pyramidal quizbowl since October 2012
Minimum Fee: $45

All checks should be made out to "Maryland Academic Quiz Team."

Registration
If you are interested in playing our tournament please send an email to [email protected] with the number of teams, working buzzers, experienced staffers, and if they will be bringing laptops. Please provide a contact with his or her cell phone number.

We hope you will join us for what should be an exciting event!
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I'm please to announce Maryland Fall has received Platinum Certification from Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. This means top 25% of the field will qualify for National Scholastic Championship on June 4-5, 2016 at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare.
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Re: Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland

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Field Update:
School - (teams/buzzers/staffers)
Manheim Township - 2/0/0
Centennial - 4/2/0
Maggie Walker - 1/1/0
Quince Orchard - 1/1/0
GDS - 2/2/0
Longfellow MS - 1/1/0
Wilmington Charter - 1/1/0
Winston Churchill - 1/0/0
St. Anselms - 1/0/0
Pikesville - 1/1/2
Howard - 1/1/1
Eleanor Roosevelt - 1/1/1
Kellenberg - 3/3/1
Walter Johnson - 1/1/0
John Carroll - 1/1/0
TJHSST - 2/2/0
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Re: Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland

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Our tournament currently has 21 teams registered, I am going set a cap at 24 teams. If your school would like to play in our tournament please do so sooner rather than later.
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We have met the cap of 24 teams. If you would like to play you can still let me know and I will place your team on the waitlist.
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We had a few teams drop out and now we are back to 21 teams. We are taking last minute sign ups, if teams are interested.
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Re: Maryland Fall @ the University of Maryland

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Congratulations to Quince Orchard for winning the tournament! Despite the delays, we ended up having a great tournament.

I would like to thank the UMD Housewriting team, Will Alston, and Brian McPeak for helping put together the set and for staffing the tournament. Special thanks are due to John Gilbert and Dennis Loo who filled some holes in our staffing.

Stats will be available shortly!
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A black ACE camp draw bag containing one Marcel Duchamp flashcard was recovered from the scene of the tournament. If it might be yours or a teammate's, please PM me or email Sarang at the above address. Thanks!
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Stats are up.
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A private discussion forum has been created for the Maryland Fall set. If you have played or read the tournament, please request to join the usergroup and gain access to the board by going to your User Control Panel, clicking on "Usergroups" (or clicking this link), and selecting "2015 Maryland Fall discussion". We look forward to your feedback.
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