OK, so some final information that needs to be put forth before the tournament.
Registration will start at 7:45, but please do not
show up before 7:30. We have an agreement with our custodians - they will only be able to let us into the building around 7:30. If you come before 7:30, you will be stuck outside, and that would likely not be pleasant, with it being December and all.
On that note, here's a tentative schedule of how we plan to run this tournament:
7:45 – Registration Begins in Cafeteria
8:15 – Moderator Meeting
8:30 – Round Robin Prelims Begin (in Math/Chemistry wing – tournament staff will direct teams to the game locations)
11:00-1:00pm – Preliminary rounds conclude sometime before 12:00; Lunch will be until 1:00, when playoff brackets will be announced.
1:00pm-1:15pm – Round Robin Playoffs begin.
4:00pm-4:30pm – Final Placement Matches Begin
5:00pm – Tournament Conclusion and Awards Presentation
Assuming a full turnout and no teams leaving early
, we expect to guarantee all teams anywhere from 10 to 11 games. The playoffs structure we have put in place should guarantee teams 11 total games if all goes according to plan. However, the final will likely not be an advantaged final as stated earlier. Sorry about this. We hope the strong possibility of more games played occurring will make up for it.
We will be using two house/chimeric teams. If you have extra players who are interested in coming, but can't form a team or do not want to pay for another one, send me an email and tell me this.
These chimeric teams will not have to pay fees, but they will not be eligible for prizes (this includes tournament prizes and individual prizes).
We will be providing a typical quizbowl breakfast (i.e. bagels 'n' stuff).
Lunch can be handled in a couple ways:
1) Your teams can eat at a nearby restaurant (we have about 6, along with a gas station convenience store, within a 0.4 mile radius). Directions will be provided in the information packet you will receive at registration.
2) The tournament staff will be ordering pizzas as the preliminary rounds conclude (so that they will arrive in time for lunch). If you are interested, you must be able to tell us how many pies you are ordering and you must pay for them at registration.
A conservative estimate for cost would be approximately $2 per slice.
3) You may order in food as a team. We will be happy to provide you with the numbers of nearby restaurants if you would prefer this option. However, we will not order the food for you. If you need phone numbers of eateries, we recommend that you ask us at registration, so that we have ample time to find them.
If you have any last minute questions, or want to inquire about placing players on a chimeric team, you can contact me as always at: [email protected]
Amudan J. "Jay" Srinivasan
Bergen '10 (1st Lt. '09-'10)