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Titanomachy (10/27/2007) @ UA

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:10 pm
by geekjohnson
The Alabama Academic Quizbowl Team is proud to announce that it will be hosting "Titanomachy," on Saturday, October 27th, 2007. The tournament will use questions written by Matt Wiener, Eric Mukherjee, Seth Teitler, and others. The style and difficulty of the question set will similar to that of Penn Bowl 2007. The AAQT looks forward to welcoming a diverse field of teams to Tusacaloosa for what promises to be a great day of quizbowl.


Fee schedule:

Base fee: $110
Buzzer discount: -$5 each (allowed up to 2)
Full-time Moderator discount: -$10
Travel discount: -$10 for at least 200 miles traveled
Minimum fee: $80

Teams wishing to register should send their information to [email protected].

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:21 pm
by NoahMinkCHS
How many tournaments (college and HS) are y'all planning on hosting this year? Seems like an ambitious schedule so far for a fairly new program. (Nothing wrong with that of course!)

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 3:40 pm
by geekjohnson
We plan on hosting Ragnarok this weekend, followed by Titanomachy in October, and a CC tournament called "Admiral Ackbar" in December. In the spring we plan on hosting a PACE high-school tournament, along with the Alabama NAQT High-School State Championship. We have also submitted bids to host NAQT Sectionals and ACF Regionals, but we have no idea if we will be awarded those. We have fairly strong backing from our administration, but it has been made clear to us that we need to present ourselves as a functioning organization that does more than take money from the school to go play quizbowl.

Posted: Tue Sep 04, 2007 8:06 pm
by QuizBowlRonin
geekjohnson wrote:We have fairly strong backing from our administration, but it has been made clear to us that we need to present ourselves as a functioning organization that does more than take money from the school to go play quizbowl.
Funny, your red-headed stepchild of a university gets absolutely no backing, at all.

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:42 pm
by geekjohnson
hmmm, must have went over my head...

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:05 pm
by QuizBowlRonin
geekjohnson wrote:hmmm, must have went over my head...
Typical of Tuscaloosa-ites :lol: (j/k).

UAB does not support quizbowl, and won't for lack of funds (I've asked). Same goes for a whole lot of things when it comes to the relationship between UAB and UA (e.g. Jimbo Fisher, subsidization of UAT with medical school and hospital income).

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2007 3:50 pm
by vandyhawk
We would almost certainly come if we weren't hosting ABC that weekend, but alas, it looks like we'll start out 0/2 in attending your tournaments. It's too bad, but hopefully we can get there next time.

Posted: Mon Oct 01, 2007 5:48 pm
by geekjohnson
Ok, We're a little less than a month away and thus far we have a very small field, which I'm sure shall grow over the weeks.

Alabama (2 teams)
Tulane (1-2)

Posted: Sun Oct 07, 2007 6:17 pm
by ChopinManiac
I believe that UGA will be sending one team to this tournament.

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 1:07 am
by ChopinManiac
can we get a field update?

Posted: Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:40 pm
by geekjohnson
Yeah, sorry.

Alabama (1-2 teams)
Tulane (1 team)
UGA (1 team
Montevallo (maybe)

Hoping to recruit some more teams this weekend at COTKU

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 7:51 pm
by vig180
We're leaving for this tomorrow morning and still haven't heard when/where to register as well as if it's even going to happen. Since email hasn't gotten a response, perhaps a post here might...

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:04 pm
by wd4gdz
If they don't respond, I would guess Alston Hall, Room 30...that's where "Ragnarok" was, at least.

Posted: Thu Oct 25, 2007 10:18 pm
by geekjohnson
yes, it will be in alston, we'll be sending out a map tomorrow with more details

Posted: Sun Oct 28, 2007 8:21 pm
by vig180
Brief Results:
1. UGA
2. Alabama A
3. Tulane
4. Alabama B

Top individuals:
1. Chris UGA
2. JT Bama A
3. Jon UGA
4. James Bama A
5. Steven UGA

It was a fun, albeit small tournament. At least the early finish allowed us to watch the second half of the cocktail party...

I'm sure the 'Bama people will be along with full stats soon.

Posted: Sat Nov 03, 2007 2:27 am
by geekjohnson
Hey guys, here are the results. Sorry for the latness, esp. considering the field size. We were waiting b/c the stats were on a teamates pc who was hard to get a hold of. Also, we were missing one stat sheet, which we did not find. Anyways, here are the results.