2014 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/6/14)

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2014 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/6/14)

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Hello,

It's that time of year again! Michigan Academic Competitions is pleased to invite your team to the 2014 Autumn Classic to be held on Saturday, December 6th, 2014, on the Central Campus of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Since 1995, Michigan Academic Competitions has hosted several tournaments for high schools throughout the state of Michigan. This year's Autumn Classic promises more of the same, as we hope to draw some of the finest schools from throughout the region and beyond. This event will be run with questions provided by NAQT (IS-140). As a result, teams entering the 2014 Autumn Classic will be able to qualify for the 2015 NAQT High School Championship.

Each match will consist of two 9-minute halves or 24 tossup questions, whichever comes first. Players who first answer a question correctly will be rewarded with points and a chance for the entire team to answer bonus questions, all of which are worth a maximum of 30 points. Questions come from all areas: science, math, history and government, literature, current events, geography, popular culture, fine arts, sports, mythology and religion, social science, and general knowledge, with the academic areas heavily emphasized.

The tournament schedule will incorporate a pooled round robin for preliminary play. We guarantee that each team will play a minimum of six matches (probably at least seven), with the top teams playing in either a double or single elimination bracket, depending on staff, to determine the tournament champion. Our goal is that each team plays as many matches as possible. We will also attempt to ensure that teams from the same school will not play each other during the preliminary rounds.

This tournament follows NAQT rules, which can be found in full at http://naqt.com/rules.html.

We will begin registration at 8:15 a.m. and hold a mandatory meeting for players and coaches at 8:45 a.m. Rounds will begin at 9:00 a.m. and continue through the morning and early afternoon with a lunch break around 1:00 p.m. Playoffs and a brief awards ceremony will follow, and we expect to finish no later than 6:00 p.m.

The tournament will be held at Mason Hall on the University of Michigan’s Central Campus, just like in years past. More specifics on this will be sent out as the tournament date approaches.

Registration for this event will be limited to 32 high school teams, and we will initially allow each school to register only 2 teams. All other teams from that school will be placed on a wait list, which will be used to complete the tournament field on a first-come, first-served basis after the registration deadline of Friday, November 28th, 2014. Teams may consist of an unlimited number of players, only four of whom may play at once. It is our hope, however, that all the students attending the tournament will receive a good deal of playing time. We will accept teams on a first-come basis until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 28, 2014, unless we first reach the tournament maximum (if this happens, we will place these teams on a waiting list).

To register, either sign up using this form or send an e-mail to [email protected] that includes your name, school, number of teams, number of buzzers you can bring, a phone number, and a confirmation e-mail address. Please note that the registration forms on the team website are no longer valid. If your registration e-mail does not include ALL of this information, you will not be officially registered and thus will not be guaranteed a spot in the field.

Fees
First team from a school $90
Each additional team from a school $70

For US high schools, $ is USD. For Canadian high schools, $ is your choice of CAD or USD.

Discounts
Discount for a fully functional buzzer system (max 2 per school) -$10
Early bird discount for registering by 5:00 PM, November 13th -$5/team
New program discount** -$10/team
Distance discount (100-275 miles)*** -$10/team
Extreme distance discount (over 275 miles)*** -$50/team
Minimum entry fee per team $0

** If your school has not participated in a University of Michigan tournament within the past two years, then you are eligible for this discount.
*** Distances are determined as based on distance one way from your school to the tournament site according to maps.google.com.

Checks should be made out to "Michigan Academic Competitions." While we prefer that you bring them to the tournament and hand them in at registration, if this is not possible, you can mail the check to:

Michigan Academic Competitions
C/O The University Activities Center
4002 Michigan Union
530 S State St
Ann Arbor MI 48109-1349

When we receive your registration, we will send you an e-mail calculating your fee. If you note an error in the calculations, or if we fail to send you this notice promptly, please e-mail us and let us know. Once we receive your school's entry, we will send you a confirmation, area maps and directions, tournament rules, and other useful information.

If you have specific questions about the tournament, please do not hesitate to contact us by e-mail at [email protected].

We look forward to seeing you on December 6th!

Sincerely,

Michigan Academic Competitions
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Re: 2014 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/6/

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Field as of 11/13/14 (32 of 32):
Bay City Western (2)
DCC (2)
Rochester High (1)
Skyline (1)
Cranbrook (2)
Troy High (2)
DCD (2)
Walled Lake Central (1)
Utica (1)
U of D Jesuit (2)
Grosse Pointe North (1)
Brighton (2)
Cabrini (1)
Farmington (1)
Southgate Anderson (1)
Huron New Boston (1)
Novi (2)
Livonia Churchill (1)
Traverse City Central (1)
Divine Child (2)
Quincy (2)
St. Philips (1)

Waitlist as of 11/13/14:
DCC (1)
Novi (1)
Plymouth (1)
Kent City (1)
North Farmington (1)
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We've reached our field cap of 32 teams, and have started putting teams on the waitlist. We're currently looking for more staffers to see if we could potentially expand the field; if you can bring a staffer, please do so!
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Re: 2014 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/6/

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DCC A (actually DCC B) won the first game of an advantaged finals, coming out of the winner's bracket undefeated.
Novi A and Troy A got second and third respectively. Troy B and Skyline tied for 4th.
Stats:
Morning: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ts/prelim/
Afternoon: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... afternoon/

EDIT: For the sake of completeness, here were the morning brackets:

Bracket 1: Cabrini, Novi B, Brighton, U of D B, DCC A, Divine Child A, Traverse City Central, Quincy A
Bracket 2: Troy B, Divine Child B, Walled Lake Central, Bay City Western, U of D A, St. Philips, Utica, DCD A
Bracket 3: Southgate Anderson, Skyline, GPN, DCC C, Novi A, Cranbrook B, Divine Child C
Bracket 4: Novi C, DCD B, Cranbrook A, Quincy B, DCC B, Troy A, Huron New Boston, Livonia Churchill
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Re: 2014 Autumn Classic at the University of Michigan (12/6/

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Sid: would you be kind enough to post combined stats when you have an opportunity?
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