DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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Brown will be hosting the Northeast mirror of MAGNI on Saturday, October 29th, 2011 (note the change from 10/15/11). The tournament will be held in J. Walter Wilson Hall. Registration will begin at 8:30 in the building lobby, and the tournament will begin at 9.

Fees:
$100 base
$10 discount for each subsequent team from the same school ($100 for 1 team, $90 for the second team, $80 for the third team, etc.)
$10 discount for each staffer provided
$10 discount for each buzzer system provided

To register, email me at ian_eppler AT brown DOT edu. The field is currently capped at 16, but expansion may be possible if there's sufficient interest.
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Re: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/15/11)

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Field (as of 10/26):
LaGuardia CC (1)
Yale (1)
RPI (1)
Rochester (1)
Brandeis (2)
NYU (2)
Harvard (2)
Princeton (2)
MIT (1)
Columbia (2)
Dartmouth (1)
Total: 16
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Re: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/15/11)

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Due to some unforeseen problems with room availability, this tournament will now be held on October 29th in J. Walter Wilson Hall. We've never held a tournament in J. Walter Wilson, but it's easy to find. It's at the corner of Brown and Waterman streets, across the street from the Faunce Arch entrance to the Main Green. Registration will take place in the building lobby from 8:30 am to 9 am. All other information remains unchanged.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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RPI will probably have one team, with the slight chance of a second
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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So Brandeis is officially sending two teams, unfortunately no readers, and two buzzer sets.

Also, we'll be bringing the invoice you requested from ACF last year so that you can get your buzzers back. lolz
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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Harvard will be there with at least two teams.
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Re: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/15/11)

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ieppler wrote: Princeton (3)
A question for Princeton: are these teams all distinct from the players who are going to George Mason on the 22nd?

EDIT: On further investigation, it turns out that yes, they are all distinct.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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We may be interested in coming; depends on how many people are interested, but I would assume at most 2 teams, though it could in the end be 0.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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Where do you recommend we park?
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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I think we'll have just two teams.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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I'd just like to point out that this will be Matthew Chan's first American quizbowl tournament. Please feel free to give him a hard time about his clothes, his accent, and his nationality.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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I emailed Ian about this a couple of weeks ago but it isn't reflected in the field yet that RPI is only bringing one team
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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Excelsior (smack) wrote:Where do you recommend we park?
You can park at the visitor lot at the corner of Waterman and Brook. From J. Walter Wilson, continue down Waterman and take a right on Brook (about 3 blocks). The visitor lot is behind Minden Hall. More information.
Ondes Martenot wrote:I emailed Ian about this a couple of weeks ago but it isn't reflected in the field yet that RPI is only bringing one team
I've been keeping track offline and didn't think to update it. The field is now current.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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If you're considering playing this tournament in costume, please consider acting your goddamn age. Unless your costume is a Harvard 2009-esque pastiche of quizbowl teams, in which case I will pay you a dollar.
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You should dress up like Marshall Steinbaum, for instance, and denounce Michael Arnold as a wealthy corporate lawyer.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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We have 16 teams, which is both a convenient number and the maximum we can accommodate in our available rooms. Accordingly, I'm going to declare the field closed. If anything changes between now and Saturday, please let me know ASAP so that we can track down a house team or an extra team from one of the schools attending. Thanks.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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The tournament is underway with 12 teams. Three teams (RPI, Princeton's 2) had to drop unexpectedly, but a 13-team round robin was infeasible due to the existence of only 14 packets in the set (it would make an advantaged final impossible). As such, Ian and I came to the solution this morning that LaGuardia and Brandeis B had to be merged for a 12-team round-robin to occur, though both teams registered separately and intended to play separately as the eligibility rules stipulated. As far as I can surmise, the combined team will not be eligible for entry into the finals and is not eligible to win the tournament.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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Stats are being updated on the tournament database.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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12 teams played MAGNI Northeast. After a full round-robin, Harvard A was 1 game ahead of Columbia A, so an advantaged final was played. Columbia A won the first game of the advantaged final, but unfortunately had to forfeit the second game in order to catch a bus. Stats are on the tournament database. Thanks to all for coming.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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We actually had a final score of 355, not 255, against our B team.

I wish this tournament had run anything close to on time so we could have played the rubber match, but it seemed like a lot of things mostly out of Ian's control, so thanks to Brown for hosting.
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My stats were switched with Dallas' for the final game against Columbia, my stat line was 6/2.
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Re: DATE CHANGE: MAGNI Northeast at Brown (10/29/11)

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Stats have been updated to account for the errors noted both on here and via email. Let me know if there are any other issues. I've also sent invoices to all teams; let me know if they're incorrect or have any questions about payment.
marnold wrote:I wish this tournament had run anything close to on time so we could have played the rubber match, but it seemed like a lot of things mostly out of Ian's control, so thanks to Brown for hosting.
Yeah, sorry about this. A bunch of unfortunate stuff happened; 3 teams dropped overnight due to weather, we started about 30 minutes late because teams and moderators were late arriving, 3 staffers no-showed in the morning, one of our fastest moderators got sick and couldn't really help, and some teams were 20 minutes late coming back from lunch for some reason. Hope the delays didn't detract too much from everyone's experience.
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Yeah, sorry we couldn't make it. The forecast became really bad really fast late Friday afternoon and I had to make a judgement call. Hopefully this didn't screw things up too much.
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