NAQT Prognostication Time

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How close do you think this prediction will be to the real ICT invitations (with reserved bids and host bids taken out of course)?

Poll ended at Tue Feb 10, 2004 10:35 pm

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Post by BigFlax »

Dan Greenstein wrote:While St. Louis is closer to many more teams than Los Angeles, there is also more to do in Los Angeles, the weather is better, and, if a team has to ask some college bigwigs for money, a tournament in Los Angeles sounds more prestigious than a tournament in St. Louis. Add in the fact ICT was held in St. Louis just three years ago. Probably 25% of the players in the D1 field were at that ICT and maybe some of them decided it was not worth a second trip so soon.
This is true. Personally, I go to national tournaments to play at quiz bowl national tournaments, but that might be just me. (I'd also offer that it's hard to find much time at national tournaments to sight-see, in addition to which it was damn near impossible to navigate LA without a rental car, which not every team could swing.) [/nitpick]