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ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:00 pm
by TheRhymeMinister
I am elated to announce Carleton’s hosting of ACRONYM VIII. This tournament will be held at Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, March 1st, 2015, meeting in Paterson Hall 101. This will be the day after George Oppen at Queen's, so we would encourage teams attending that tournament to also come to ours!

For the global ACRONYM VIII announcement, including information about the distribution, see here.

This is an open tournament, anyone can register and play. That said, we would encourage teammates from the same school as much as possible. Also, given the rather last minute nature of this post, we would strongly encourage teams to register for this tournament ASAP. To register for the tournament, email me: CUQTAPresident(at)gmail.com

Fees (Updated Feb. 11)

Base Fee per team: $120
Travel discount (more than 250km one way): -$10
Buzzer discount (must work, no buzzbox please): -$10
Staffers: -$25
Team with all players from the same school: -$10
All High School team: -$10
Anyone who played at Queen's mirror of George Oppen: -$5 per person
Anyone who has already bought a Quizbowl Prom ticket: -$5 per person

Minimum fee: -$60

Payment will be accept in cash, or begrudgingly by cheque.

Logistics

All will be revealed in due course!

Field Cap: 10 teams

Registered teams:
Carleton House Team (x2)
Colonel By
Aayush Take the Wheel
McMaster
Lisgar
ADR Superteam
Rodrigo and Friends
(8/10)

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:10 am
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
I am offering my services as a staffer or a player who will occasionally answer some sports and internet trash.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:56 pm
by minusfive
Not sure what that open team is, but if it's not Aayush and I playing as Aayush Take the Wheel, then we are entering too!

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Wed Feb 11, 2015 5:42 pm
by Considered Harmful
Lisgar will be fielding at least one team for this, we'll let you know once we've worked out the details.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Thu Feb 12, 2015 9:12 am
by adosreme
I will be playing this with Christine Irwin, Shelby Robert, and a fourth player whose identity is so shrouded in mystery that even I don't know who it will be yet.

Edit: Our fourth is Cole Jackes.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:30 am
by Deepika Goes From Ranbir To Ranveer
adosreme wrote:I will be playing this with Christine Irwin, Shelby Robert, and a fourth player whose identity is so shrouded in mystery that even I don't know who it will be yet.
It's gonna be the biggest surprise since Drake dropped his album! And people will curr about as much.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Fri Feb 13, 2015 3:28 pm
by Mightyrodrigo
I'll also be playing with Brendan and a few other peeps.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:19 pm
by TheRhymeMinister
We're 10 days out from this tournament, and we currently have a grand total of 3 staffers. If people are commited to making sure this tournament happens, we need to get some more competent readers signed up in the next few days.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:04 pm
by bsmith
I'm probably already on the staff list, but I'll read.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Sat Feb 21, 2015 6:12 pm
by Considered Harmful
We're expecting to bring something like four staff.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2015 1:06 pm
by TheRhymeMinister
We're going to cap the tournament at 10 teams, due to staff/packet restrictions. If anyone is still interested in signing up, please let me know ASAP. Likewise, if there are any free agents still out there, also talk to me so I can find you a team.

We will meet in Paterson Hall room 101, which is located on the first floor past/under the eastern stairwell (same meeting room as ICCS/SCT).

Also like SCT, for parking your best bet is P1, located behind MacOdrum Library, which is $3 all day, or P16, the underground lot below River Building, also $3 all day. Both of these parking lots, and how to get to them from the Bronson entrance, can be seen on this map. The O-Train may or may not be operating this weekend; if it isn't, the bus routes to campus are the 4, the 7, the 107, and the 111.

We will once again be offering our traditional Carleton pizza lunch. Bring your loonies and toonies to buy slices!

Lastly, a reminder that this tournament is set to start at 9 AM SHARP! Teams should strive to be at Carleton by 8:30 am. Please be sure to show up on time so that we can get our day off to a good start.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Sunday!

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Thu Feb 26, 2015 10:55 am
by cruzeiro
Does anyone have a spot available on their team? I have someone looking for a team.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:52 pm
by Lighthouse Expert Elinor DeWire
This tournament is the best thing ever. Stats can be found here.

There is word of people wanting to mirror this in Ottawa for anyone who was unable to attend today. So please don't discuss this with Ottawa people (or of course, online until all mirrors conclude).

If said Ottawa mirror happens, it will be directed towards the high schools, but university teams and players will be welcome.

Re: ACRONYM @ Carleton University (Mar. 1/15)

Posted: Mon Mar 02, 2015 12:34 pm
by minusfive
A very fun tournament. Thanks to Carleton for hosting (and congratulations for winning!) and thanks to all the volunteers.