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The Maryland Academic Quiz Team is pleased to announce that it will be holding a mirror of Sun 'n Fun on Saturday, June 21st, 2008 at our College Park campus. This will be an open academic tournament at a difficulty level between ACF Regionals and ACF Nationals. No packet submission is required or expected. Please see the announcement at viewtopic.php?f=8&t=5039 for more information.

This tournament will be followed by the second incarnation of our trash tournament, ASS, on Sunday. See viewtopic.php?f=19&t=5344 for more information on that tournament.

PRICING:
+$100 - Base fee per team.
-$10 - Discount for second team from a school.
-$20 - Discount for third or more team from a school.
-$5 - Discount per school for a working buzzer.
-$10 - Discount per school for an experienced moderator.
-$10 - Travel discount per team for coming from over 150 miles one way to play in the tournament.
Minimum fee per team: $50

ELIGIBILITY:
This is an open tournament. Everyone is eligible to play.

REGISTRATION:
To register, please e-mail me, Mike Bentley, at [email protected]. Let me know how many teams you're bringing and if you qualify for any discounts.

Hope to see everyone in June,
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EDIT: Contrary to previous representations, I will not in fact be attending this tournament
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DJ Shadow wrote:I will most likely be trekking to this as a free agent. Please get into contact with me if you would like me on your team.
How might someone who does not have your email address get in touch with you?
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See below for field update.
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Mike, I emailed you about this tournament late last week. Did you receive it?
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Most likely, some kind of team with Ted Gioia and I on it will be going.
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Gonzagapuma1 wrote:Most likely, some kind of team with Ted Gioia and I on it will be going.
Feldman was saying that he was going to have you on his team, but Feldman does have a habbit of saying people are on his team without asking them first.

And yeah, I got your message Dan. I just forgot to add you to the list. I'll do that now.
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Brown also plans on coming... and it looks like my house will serve as our 'attack base' again.
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Aaron J. Rosenberg wrote:Brown also plans on coming... and it looks like my house will serve as our 'attack base' again.
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There might be a team of some HS'ers from the NYC metro area coming, nothing definite yet though.
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I show preliminary interest in being on a HS team. First, though I would need parental approval.
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dinoian wrote:I show preliminary interest in being on a HS team. First, though I would need parental approval.
Email me at theczar1724 AT gmail DOT com. Or give me your email and I'll tell you what I got so far.
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I updated the field. Now that people probably have an idea of what they're doing during the summer, it is a great time to register for this tournament if you're around.
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The Gonzaga All-Stars would like to register a team.
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Kevin Costello, Harris Nover, Irene Ying, and myself are tentatively planning a Caltech reunion team for this fine tournament.

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myself and Ryan Westbrook will have a team.

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Sorry Nick, I won't be able to. I have work that day and the next, and cannot make the 4.5 hour drive down to Maryland. Sorry for any inconvenience.
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Brown should be able to bring a team.
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Cameron and I kinda want to play in this, so I'm saying we will probably bring one team, but I'll email you if we are actually going to register (90% sure we will, depending on if Cameron wants to give me money). Also, we are going to be called Quint and Cameron Episode 1: The Phantom Menace
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With the drop of half of our squad (ok, it was just George who can't go) - the JS Reynolds "team" is looking for a couple free agents to fill out our roster.

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GoffmanProphecies wrote:With the drop of half of our squad (ok, it was just George who can't go) - the JS Reynolds "team" is looking for a couple free agents to fill out our roster.

Email me if you're interested. dgoff AT asaltypieceofdanDOTnet
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As far as I know the NYC team looks like Doug, possibly Guy (yes Guy?) and I. We're looking for a free agent then. Any takers ?
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catsasslippers wrote:As far as I know the NYC team looks like Doug, possibly Guy (yes Guy?) and I. We're looking for a free agent then. Any takers ?
So this is going to happen then (I got worried with the dearth of information). I'll play with you since it seems like my parents have decided that I shouldn't be playing with strangers from Virginia. :neutral:
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catsasslippers wrote:As far as I know the NYC team looks like Doug, possibly Guy (yes Guy?) and I. We're looking for a free agent then. Any takers ?
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[quote="TheCzarMan] I'll play with you since it seems like my parents have decided that I shouldn't be playing with strangers from Virginia. :neutral:[/quote]

Better to play with strangers from your own neck of the woods, eh? And sorry that no one has been keeping in touch with you about this. Word to the wise: in any similar situation in the future, you'd do a lot better to contact me rather than my esteemed teammate. Speaking of which...

metsfan001 wrote:
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I'm playing with Ted Gioia, Dan Puma, and Flemdan, sorry.

No biggie, 'nick. It's just that I'd heard second-hand that you would be coming with us. Was this possible? Or maybe my teammate was a bit tipsy when she relayed the message (more likely).
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She gave me your yahoo email address, although I didn't get a reply, so I've been using her as a go between.

However, unless some travel costs discounts are apparent, there's no way I can make it as my family and I are extremely strapped for cash (Lower-Middle class is where its at.)
EDIT: Doug, if you have contact information that you use more frequently or would find it easier to contact me, my email is theczar1724 at gmail dot com or TheCzarNick on AIM.
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Are there any kind souls in the area for the tournament who could let Doug, Nina and I post up at your house for Friday (Dunno about Saturday). I've been told by Dan Goff that the campsites around CP are not too kind.
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If anyone in the DC area is available to staff this tournament, the Maryland team would be very gracious. We'll offer free lunch (and potentially hookers and blow) to people who help staff.
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and potentially cars, hookers and blow
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I have recieved word that Nick is no longer coming. If anyone out there is interested in teaming with myself and Charap, please drop me a line at

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Goddamn parents acting all concerned. I'm really annoyed by this and regretful that I had to let Doug and Nina down.
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Is the issue that you're having trouble finding a place to stay? If so, I can probably work something out.
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Doug, if you're still looking for teammates, I'll play on your team.
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I update the field. If I forget anyone, let me know.
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Hey, the VCU + myself team might be looking for one more person. Mail me if you're interested at mattweiner.vcu on gmail.
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Here's the e-mail message I just sent out to teams:

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Maryland Sun ‘n Fun Mirror Update

Hey everyone, if you’re receiving this e-mail it means I have you signed up as playing on a team at Maryland’s Sun ‘n Fun Mirror this Saturday.

Registration for the tournament will be from 8:30 – 9:00 AM on Saturday, June 21st in 0105 Jimenez Hall (the usual place for our college tournaments). There is a possibility that this could be moved on the day of the event in case we have some issues with scheduling, but we hope not to have that happen. If we do move registration, we will post signs and have people by Jimenez to direct you where to go.

In terms of parking, you will want to park in Lot 1 or one of the other parking lots past the Stamp Student Union (and Jimenez) on Campus Drive. Make sure to look at the sign when you park to ensure that you can park there for free without getting a ticket. Please consult the campus map at http://www.parking.umd.edu/themap/ if you are unsure as to where to park.

We’ll announce lunch options at the tournament, but they will essentially consist of a limited number of food places open in the Stamp Student Union across the street from Jimenez, and a wider variety of restaurants on Route 1.

The field for the tournament currently looks like this (updated 6/18):
VCU (1)
Charter (1)
Feldman, Puma, Tabachnick, Gioia (1)
Brown (1)
WUSTL and Friend (1)
Caltech All-Stars (1)
Team Laferbrook (1)
Maggie Walker (1)
Maryland (1)
Shantanu, Daichi, Adam Marshall (1)
Ian Eppler et al (1)

That gives us 10 teams, and we have 12 packets to work with. My preferred format would be to play the most number of rounds possible, and the best idea I’ve come up with is to run a round robin of 9 rounds and then do a 3 round playoff. This will mean there won’t be any packets for a final, though. If anyone has any better solutions, feel free to suggest them to me.

We will be reading the tournament on laptops, so it would be nice if one person from a team could bring a laptop in case we have any issues with the staff laptops.

In case anything happens on Saturday, please give me a call (e-mail me for my number). The reception in Jimenez is notoriously bad, but I’ll try to go outside a few times and check my messages.

See everyone on Saturday,
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Why not do split RR, take top two from each, use PPB as a tiebreaker among the 3rd place teams, then another split RR followed by a final?

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dtaylor4 wrote:Why not do split RR, take top two from each, use PPB as a tiebreaker among the 3rd place teams, then another split RR followed by a final?
This would introduce two byes into the tournament (or hard to balance cross-bracket play) which I don't think I want to do.
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Now that Ian Eppler's team has joined, we have 11 teams in the tournament. Assuming this number holds, would people prefer to do a full round robin followed by a final (potentially ACF style if we can get another packet) or to break things up into two brackets followed by a definite ACF style final? Unless we get a 12th team, the second option will mean that some teams will probably have to have 2 byes in the tournament but will allow for teams to play more games against similarly matched teams and to have an ACF final.
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Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Now that Ian Eppler's team has joined, we have 11 teams in the tournament. Assuming this number holds, would people prefer to do a full round robin followed by a final (potentially ACF style if we can get another packet) or to break things up into two brackets followed by a definite ACF style final? Unless we get a 12th team, the second option will mean that some teams will probably have to have 2 byes in the tournament but will allow for teams to play more games against similarly matched teams and to have an ACF final.
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Yeah let us play everyone. Surely that's the fairest and most awesome.
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Losing to everyone once would be my choice.
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Sorry for the extremely late notice but Dartmouth is interested in sending a team to this tournament. In the interest of full disclosure, we have to add that there is a chance that we won't be able to make it because of work commitments, but we will be trying our best to show up.

Since we are coming in from the NY area that morning on Amtrak, we were wondering what the best way to get to College Park from either Baltimore or DC.

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You can very easily get to College Park from either of those places. For Baltimore, take the Camden Line to the College Park metro Station. From DC (assuming you get to Union Station), you head to the same place (which is on the Green Line). I believe the UMD shuttle from the metro station to campus does not run on weekends during the summer, but someone going to this tournament could probably pick you up. I'm not sure about that since I don't really take the metro to campus/go in on weekends, so someone else should probably confirm. If that is the case, I am probably available to ferry people over the course of 1-2 trips, depending on how many you guys are bringing. Email me if you finalize the plans and need a ride.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

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I don't think the Camden Line runs on weekends. Union Station to the Metro is your best bet.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

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Yeah the shuttle to campus from the College Park Metro station is almost certainly not running on Saturday and Sunday mornings in the summer, but someone will be picking up Andrew Lim anyways so they can probably squeeze in the other Dartmouth people. Give me an e-mail to work things out.

By the way, we could still use some extra staffers for this tournament. If you're in the DC area and want some free lunch, please let me know.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

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Hey, we're going to move back registration to be from 9:00 to 9:30 AM tomorrow morning.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

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Live update stats during lunch: http://doc-ent.com/quizbowl/snf08/SunNF ... dings.html

Caltech Alums only played two games because they had a flat tire and got here late.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Sun 'n Fun Mirror - Maryland - Sat, 6/21

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Bentley Like Beckham wrote:Live update stats during lunch: http://doc-ent.com/quizbowl/snf08/SunNF ... dings.html

Caltech Alums only played two games because they had a flat tire and got here late.
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