Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

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Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by jameshadleyg » Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:33 pm

Hello all! I’d like to announce that Rutgers University (New Brunswick) will be hosting a mirror of Michigan Housewrite on February 15, 2020.

Location
The tournament will most likely take place at Scott Hall, 43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ 08901. A searchable map of the campus can be found at this link. Parking is available in a deck on Wall Street, though it is cheapest parking option is to purchase a parking pass. An instructional video is located here.

If you need any help with travel to Rutgers, parking, or housing, please email [email protected].

Entry Fees and Discounts:
Base Fee: $120 per team
Buzzers: -$5 per each working buzzer system
Staffing: -$15 per competent staffer
Travel Discount : -$15 per 200 miles traveled (as determined by distance between schools on Google maps)
New Team Discount: -$20 for any team that played fewer than two tournaments last year.

Payment can be made in cash or via a check addressed to “Rutgers University Academic Team.” We expect payment the day of. If that is not possible please let us know as soon as you become aware of an issue. Any team that needs an invoice in advance should email me as soon as they would like one.

To register please fill out the form here. Just fill it out once per school.

Field Size
We are setting the field cap at 16 teams for now. We will look into expanding if necessary as we get a better idea of own staffing/buzzer numbers (including outside staffers).

Eligibility
This is a closed collegiate tournament. High School teams may play but only with their fellow schoolmates and not as a chimera team.

Food
There are plenty of lunch options in the vicinity of Scott Hall. We will provide a more detailed guide to the RU area in the logistics emails.

Please direct all questions to [email protected].

We hope to see you on February 15th!
James Hadley
Chatham High School '18
Rutgers University [2018-present]

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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea » Fri Nov 01, 2019 4:57 pm

I'm a bit concerned about the timing of this tournament - to my understanding, SCT is February 8th and UMD is tentatively planning to mirror Terrapin Open on February 22nd. I'd love to play this tournament in person, but three weekends of quizbowl in a row is a pretty big ask during the school year. Would it be possible to maybe mirror this at a later date?
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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by jacke » Sun Nov 03, 2019 8:37 am

Although the 15th is fine for us, if the date is moved, we would very strongly prefer that it be moved to a later date, and not early January before Regionals.
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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by Milhouse » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:08 am

As long as small fractions of the interested parties in this tournament are making requests for when it should happen, February 15 is fine for me but if it were changed I would prefer it get moved earlier into January than later.
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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by Thaumatibis gigantea » Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:28 am

Agreed, Swarthmore will not be able to play if this is moved before Regionals and would love to attend.
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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by jacke » Sun Nov 03, 2019 3:21 pm

Thaumatibis gigantea wrote:
Sun Nov 03, 2019 9:28 am
Agreed, Swarthmore will not be able to play if this is moved before Regionals and would love to attend.
I should have just clarified that by "strongly prefer" I really mean to say what Rebecca is saying. We also can't come if it's before Regionals because of our final exam & study period schedule.
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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by High Dependency Unit » Wed Nov 13, 2019 1:49 pm

Bowdoin might drive down for this if it is scheduled later in February, though the 15th is not the worst weekend for us.
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Re: Michigan Winter @ Rutgers University (2/15/2020)

Post by jameshadleyg » Mon Nov 25, 2019 4:40 pm

Based on the general response, Michigan Winter at Rutgers will remain on February 15th, since that seems to be the date most people are available to attend.
James Hadley
Chatham High School '18
Rutgers University [2018-present]

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