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MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:03 pm
by naneekeralc
Hello, everyone! I am pleased to announce the seventh annual MIT Fall Academic Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, September 15, 2018.

LOCATION AND SCHEDULE: The tournament will take place on MIT's campus in Cambridge, MA. Teams should report to room 1-190 (located in Building 1) in the morning for registration and opening announcements. We ask that teams arrive between 8:30 and 8:45 in the morning for registration; the opening meeting will start as soon as all teams have arrived, with games beginning immediately following the meeting's conclusion. Games will take place in Buildings 1 and 5. A campus map can be found here

Teams will play a minimum of 9 games. If everything runs smoothly, we expect the tournament to conclude around 5 PM.

GETTING TO MIT: MIT is easily accessible via the Boston T system by taking the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop. We recommend teams avoid driving if possible, as parking is very difficult to find on the MIT campus. A list of parking locations on campus can be found here.

FORMAT: Rounds will consist of 20 tossup questions that can be answered by members of either team. If a team answers a tossup question correctly, they will then play an unrelated three-part bonus question that only their team can answer.

Each team can have up to six players on its roster, but only four players may play at any one time. Schools planning to bring seven or more players should register a second team.

QUESTION SET: We will be using NAQT IS-177. This is a regular difficulty tournament and should be accessible to novices as well as more experienced players.

FEES: The registration fees for this tournament are as follows:

+$75: first team from a school
+$70: each additional team from a school
-$10: each volunteer staffer provided by a school.
-$5: each buzzer set provided by a school. In order to receive this discount, the buzzer system must have at least 8 fully functional buzzers.
-$10: for teams traveling in excess of 200 miles one-way, as determined by the distance Google Maps provides between MIT and your school.

The minimum fee for a school is $0.

PAYMENT: Teams may pay either in advance or on the day of the tournament. Either cash or check is acceptable; please make checks out to either "MIT Quiz Bowl Team" or "Eric Lu." If your school requires an invoice prior to payment, please let us know as soon as possible.

REGISTRATION: This tournament is open to teams from all geographic areas and levels of experience. Teams will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The field cap is initially 16 teams and will likely be increased as staff become available. Once the cap is filled, new teams will enter a waitlist and be added to the field if registered teams drop.

In order to register for this tournament, please email ALL of the following information to me at clkeenan [AT] mit [DOT] edu:
1. School name
2. Number of teams you are registering
3. The name, email, and cell phone number of a coach or responsible adult who will be present at the tournament.
4. The number of buzzers and staffers you are intending to bring.

Although expressions of interest in this forum are appreciated, the only official channel for registration is to email the above information to me. Registering teams should receive an email of confirmation within a day.

Please feel free to contact me at clkeenan [AT] mit [DOT] edu if you have any questions or concerns about the tournament. We look forward to hosting your team for an exciting day of quizbowl!

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sun Aug 19, 2018 6:03 pm
by naneekeralc
Registered Teams: (teams/buzzers/staffers)
AMSA (3/2/1)
Andover High School (1/1/0)
Barrington (1/0/1)
Belmont (2/2/1)
Boston Latin School (2/2/2)
Bromfield (1/1/0)
Hanover (1/3/0)
Ilium (1/2/0)
Lexington (2/0/0)
Phillips Academy (1/3/1)
Plymouth Regional (2/1/0)
Sharon High School (1/1/0)
Troy (1/0/0)
Wilton (1/0/0)


Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Tue Aug 21, 2018 10:12 pm
by naneekeralc
We are currently at 14 teams. Get your registrations in soon!

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:13 am
by naneekeralc
We have reached our field cap. Any further teams will be placed on a waitlist. I expect to be able to expand the field in the next week.

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 12:10 pm
by naneekeralc
We have expanded the field to 24 teams! All waitlisted teams are now in the field.

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:48 pm
by naneekeralc
I am pleased to announce that this tournament has been designated as a platinum qualifier for the 2019 PACE NSC! This means that the top 25% of teams will qualify for the PACE NSC tournament, June 8-9 in Reston, VA.

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 1:34 pm
by naneekeralc

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sat Sep 15, 2018 5:32 pm
by naneekeralc
Congrats to Lexington A, who beat Troy in a one game final for first place, and Ilium, who beat Barrington in a one game final for third!
Thanks to everyone for playing. Prelims and combined stats are posted.

Re: MIT Fall Academic Tournament (09/15/18)

Posted: Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:24 pm
This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together.

As a reminder, please provide meaningful, constructive feedback on this form.