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Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:16 am
by ftsnop
Since Columbia failed to get a chance to host a tournament this spring, I am wondering if anyone is interested in a October or fall tournament at Columbia. Anyone willing to be mirrored? Any other overlapping tournaments?

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 10:15 am
by Matt Weiner
I've heard both rumors and concrete plans for various independent events. There's always ACF Fall to bid on, as well. I presume we at VCU would be willing to host it for a third straight year if no other nearby teams like UVa bid on it, so both the north and south portions of the Mid-Atlantic would be adequately served if Columbia were to host this tournament.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 11:01 am
by Ondes Martenot
You could almost certainly count on RPI attending

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:06 pm
by grapesmoker
Brown would surely make the trip.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 12:07 pm
by TheCzarMan
Please host ACF Fall, makes it easier for me to attend a first tournament without banking on finding a car.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:05 pm
by olsb25
We would also likely attend, since we would just have to take the train.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:36 pm
by fleurdelivre
There's a chance I'll be at Columbia in the fall. If so, I'd love to help put this together... I'll let you know if this is the case.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:43 pm
by Lapego1
Penn would gladly attend ACF Fall here with multiple teams.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 3:57 pm
by Rothlover
I, and a couple others, might be at Columbia (or a School under its aegis) come fall. I am very much up for helping bring events to NYC.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:18 pm
by The Logic of Scientific Disco
I'd be concerned that MIT and Harvard would have a hard time bringing a good number of teams (judging by current size, we would probably bring about 3 or 4 teams each to a sufficiently close tournament) to something in NYC; I know we would probably be limited by the cost of rental cars to 1 or at most 2 teams. That having been said, a quick glance at our SCT field shows that the balance of new-ish teams in the Northeast is shifting down the coast, so an ACF Fall in NYC rather than the Boston area would be either irrelevant or good for them (I'm thinking of UConn, West Point, Yale [not new, but plenty of new players]...).

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:20 pm
by Theory Of The Leisure Flask
The Logic of Scientific Disco wrote:I'd be concerned that MIT and Harvard would have a hard time bringing a good number of teams (judging by current size, we would probably bring about 3 or 4 teams each to a sufficiently close tournament) to something in NYC; I know we would probably be limited by the cost of rental cars to 1 or at most 2 teams. That having been said, a quick glance at our SCT field shows that the balance of new-ish teams in the Northeast is shifting down the coast, so an ACF Fall in NYC rather than the Boston area would be either irrelevant or good for them (I'm thinking of UConn, West Point, Yale [not new, but plenty of new players]...).
I see no reason ACF Fall couldn't be held in both Boston and NYC. I mean, it's ACF Fall. There are going to be lots of teams, and if Columbia was a site without Boston, we could totally be looking at a 30-team tournament.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:21 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
NYC is easier to get to from Boston than is New Haven, I think, based on how many more cheap ways to get there there are.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:25 pm
by Susan
The Logic of Scientific Disco wrote:I'd be concerned that MIT and Harvard would have a hard time bringing a good number of teams (judging by current size, we would probably bring about 3 or 4 teams each to a sufficiently close tournament) to something in NYC; I know we would probably be limited by the cost of rental cars to 1 or at most 2 teams. That having been said, a quick glance at our SCT field shows that the balance of new-ish teams in the Northeast is shifting down the coast, so an ACF Fall in NYC rather than the Boston area would be either irrelevant or good for them (I'm thinking of UConn, West Point, Yale [not new, but plenty of new players]...).
Sounds like it's Bolt Bus time!

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:27 pm
by fleurdelivre
myamphigory wrote:Sounds like it's Bolt Bus time!
No, no no - Fung Wah all the way!

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:52 pm
by Susan
fleurdelivre wrote:
myamphigory wrote:Sounds like it's Bolt Bus time!
No, no no - Fung Wah all the way!
But is there wireless on the Fung Wah?

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:04 pm
by fleurdelivre
myamphigory wrote:
fleurdelivre wrote:
myamphigory wrote:Sounds like it's Bolt Bus time!
No, no no - Fung Wah all the way!
But is there wireless on the Fung Wah?
No, but it's generally cheaper and doesn't sell out three days in advance, either. I don't like schedules very much, so that wins my loyalty.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:11 pm
by dyetman89
I would be willing to make the daunting journey from the Upper East Side to Morningside Heights.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 5:45 pm
by Skepticism and Animal Feed
What's the point of taking a bus if I can't liveblog the trip?

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Mon Apr 06, 2009 6:19 pm
by Not That Kind of Christian!!
Theory Of The Leisure Flask wrote:
The Logic of Scientific Disco wrote:I'd be concerned that MIT and Harvard would have a hard time bringing a good number of teams (judging by current size, we would probably bring about 3 or 4 teams each to a sufficiently close tournament) to something in NYC; I know we would probably be limited by the cost of rental cars to 1 or at most 2 teams. That having been said, a quick glance at our SCT field shows that the balance of new-ish teams in the Northeast is shifting down the coast, so an ACF Fall in NYC rather than the Boston area would be either irrelevant or good for them (I'm thinking of UConn, West Point, Yale [not new, but plenty of new players]...).
I see no reason ACF Fall couldn't be held in both Boston and NYC. I mean, it's ACF Fall. There are going to be lots of teams, and if Columbia was a site without Boston, we could totally be looking at a 30-team tournament.
I agree. There are enough up-and-coming south Northeast teams, and enough large north Northeast clubs, for two sites with a good number of attending schools. While Brandeis would of course go to a comprehensive ACF Fall at Columbia, I think I can speak for my team and say that we'd prefer a smaller tournament in the more immediate area.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 12:10 am
by ftsnop
I have ACF Fall at the top of the list, but I'm not confident the bid will be successful. We were hoping to host ACF Regionals but didn't get the bid.

Re: Fall 2009 Columbia Tournament?

Posted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 2:50 pm
by Ondes Martenot
Out of curiousity, what would be the parking situation for a tournament at Columbia?