Rube X at MSU, January 19, 2013

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Rube X at MSU, January 19, 2013

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This is the announcement for MSU's first tournament of 2013, the Tenth Annual Rube Goldberg Invitational.

The tournament will be using questions provided by NAQT, namely set IS-122. Questions will follow NAQT rules, meaning that they consist of tossups followed by three part bonuses. The full rules can be found at http://www.naqt.com/rules.html, please note that we will not be using timing.

We plan on placing teams into brackets and reseeding teams into their playoff brackets based on performance in initial brackets. This will allow all teams to play all day.

We will initially be limiting registration to 24 teams and expand the field if there is demand and we have enough staff to be able to do so. We will initially allow each school to register only 2 teams; if you'd like to bring more than 2, please let us know and we will add them to the field if space permits.

We plan on holding the tournament in Wells Hall on the Michigan State campus in East Lansing and starting around 9:00 AM; thus, teams are asked to arrive at 8:30. Full logistical information will be provided to registered teams before the tournament.

The tournament fees follow:
$70 - first team
$60 - second team from a school and on
-$10 - new to quizbowl (no teams from your school have attended a pyramidal quizbowl tournament in the last two academic years, please let us know if you qualify for this)
-$10 - WORKING buzzer system (at least four players on each side)
-$10 - Travel over 100 miles one way, as determined by Google maps
-$10 - Competent moderator (let us know if you would like to claim this discount and we will tell you if it is needed)
(Minimum fee per team: $30)

We prefer payment by cash or check made out to "MSU Academic Competition Club" on the day of the tournament; if your school requires you to mail payment ahead of the tournament, please contact us and we can give you our mailing address. If you will not be able to pay until after the tournament, please let us know ahead of time.

We will also be hosting tryouts for the 2013 National All-Star Academic Tournament after the tournament. The NASAT, to be held June 15-16 at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, will feature teams made up of the best players in many states. These tryouts will be conducted using collegiate questions written by the University of Pennsylvania, and the composition of a team will be decided by a committee including people knowledgeable in quizbowl from various institutions in the state. Tryouts may be conducted either Saturday after the conclusion of the regular tournament or Sunday. If you have any students who are interested in trying out, please let us know their names and whether they would prefer tryouts to be held on Saturday evening or Sunday as soon as possible.

Please E-mail us to register or if you have any questions. We hope to see you on January 19th.
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Re: Rube X at MSU, January 19, 2013

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Field (36):
Novi
Divine Child (2)
Brighton (2)
Cranbrook
Thurston (2)
Truman
Utica Academy
DCC (2)
Northmont (OH)
Holt
DCD (2)
Quincy
White Cloud
DeWitt (2)
Grosse Pointe North (2)
Summit Academy
Potterville
Jackson Christian
Homer (2)
Troy (2)
Skyline
Lumen Christi
Tippecanoe (OH) (2)
Bay City Western
Standish Sterling
Fowler

Waiting list:
Homeschoolers
New Boston Huron
Brighton C
Brighton D
DCC C
Divine Child C
Tippecanoe C
DCC D
DCD C
DCD D
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Can the tryout set for NASAT be mirrored in other states as well?
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Re: Rube X at MSU, January 19, 2013

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David Riley wrote:Can the tryout set for NASAT be mirrored in other states as well?
I believe they are using pennance, so I would assume the answer is yes.
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Weighted Companion Cube wrote:
David Riley wrote:Can the tryout set for NASAT be mirrored in other states as well?
I believe they are using pennance, so I would assume the answer is yes.
This is correct.
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David Riley wrote:Can the tryout set for NASAT be mirrored in other states as well?
It is correct that we're using Pennance; I think that Ohio is also doing so. You'd have to talk to Eric Mukherjee though.
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With 24 teams, our field is closed for the moment. Further interested teams will be placed on the waiting list. We anticipate expanding the field as soon as we're sure that we have enough staff.
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We've expanded to 30 teams; the field above has been updated to reflect this. We hope to be able to expand to at least 36 and are still working to get more staffers before we do so.
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The tournament has been Platinum Certified by PACE. Thus, the top 15% of teams will quality for the HSNCT and the top 25% will qualify for the NSC.
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We've expanded to 36 teams and updated the field accordingly. As a reminder, anyone interested in NASAT tryouts should E-mail us beforehand so we can get an idea of how many people will be there.
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There's been significant movement in the field, which has been updated accordingly.

Logistics information is as follows: Registration will run from 8:15 to 8:45, with the goal of beginning games at 9:00. Please be on time. Registration will occur in Wells Hall (http://maps.msu.edu/interactive/index.php?location=wh), in room B-119. This is a large auditorium in the building's central section. Parking is free on most of campus on the weekend; you may find spots to the south along Shaw Lane or to the west near the football stadium. Lunch options will include the International Center, which has a food court and is located just across the courtyard from Wells Hall, and a variety of restaurants to the north on Grand River Avenue.

NASAT tryouts will begin shortly after the tournament concludes and run into the evening. We may break for dinner or order something to be delivered, depending on the time. We currently have 9 students who have indicated their desire to try out for Team Michigan; if you would like to and haven't already sent us an E-mail at [email protected], please do so so we can design an appropriate format for the number of people there.
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Going into the last round of playoffs, DCD, Northmont, and DCC A remain undefeated. DCC A is currently playing Troy A; should DCC A win, they will play a final against the winner of DCD and Northmont. Should Troy A win, they will play a play-in game against DCC A to play the winner of the Northmont-DCD game.
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DCC A beats Northmont in the finals. DCD beats Utica for third.
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Thanks everyone for coming; I hope everyone enjoyed the tournament.

Playoff stats are now available hereand Combined here; they should appear on NAQT's website shortly. Let me know if you have any corrections to them. To clarify the final order of finish in the top two brackets, it was as follows:

1. DCC A
2. Northmont
3. DCD
4. Utica
5. Troy A
6. DCC B
---The above teams qualify for the HSNCT---
7. Skyline
8. Truman
9. Novi
---The above teams qualify for the NSC---
10. Summit Academy
11. DeWitt A
12. Tippecanoe A
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