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WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Tue Aug 20, 2013 8:05 am

[font=][/font]The Washington University Academic Team is excited to announce the sixteenth annual WUHSAC, to be held at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, February 15th, 2014.

I'm Sean Phillips, and I'll serve as tournament director for this year's tournament. The set is once again a mirror of Yale's BHSAT event. We are looking forward to a tournament that will (hopefully knock on wood) run more smoothly than ever.

To sign your team up for WUHSAC XVI, please e-mail me at seanqb1982@gmail.com. For those of you who have my hotmail address please do NOT use that. It is in the interest of a smooth registration that I have everything centrally located and timestamped and therefore would greatly appreciate if in lieu of responses here being accepted as registrations, you simply email this gmail account with a note in the memo line. Teams will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. The field will be updated in this thread as registrations are received. If the field fills up before you can sign up, please allow us to waitlist you as well; in such a large field there is an appreciable chance that one or more teams will cancel.

WUHSAC's general rules will be similar to last year's:

Rules
•20 tossups and bonuses per game
•no computational math
•no negs
•no powers
•bouncebacks on bonuses

Format
•Up to a 36-team field
•Bracketed round robin prelims
•Re-bracketed round robin playoffs
•four-team superplayoffs and final if needed

Fees for the tournament will be as follows:
•$10 per school plus $65 per team
•-$5 per fully functional (eight-player) buzzer, up to $15 off per school
•-$15 per experienced staff volunteer

This year, I'd like to ask everyone interested in staffing the tournament to let me know well in advance of the tournament, by e-mailing me at seanqb1982@gmail.com or replying here. This will include both those volunteering on behalf of a school and others. Keeping track of staff for a tournament of this size will be almost as big a deal as keeping track of the field in preparation for the event. Thank you very much for your help!

As in previous years, we expect that some number of top-finishing teams at WUHSAC XVI will be invited to this year's PACE National Scholastics Championship, also to be held at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA, part of the Washington, DC, metro area, on May 24-25, 2014. WUHSAC will provide a useful opportunity for teams and staffers to visit and become familiar the NSC format before NSC. A link to the 2014 NSC can be found here: http://www.pace-nsc.org/?p=2812

If you have any further questions, please e-mail me or reply here. We look forward to seeing you at WUHSAC XVI!
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Re: WUHSAC XVI

Post by scphilli » Tue Aug 20, 2013 11:59 am

I love it. I send out an email and made these posts and in two hours I had so many responses my phone crashed. You guys rock!

Field (36/36)
Helias (3)
Webster Groves (2)
Eureka (1)
Parkway West (1)
Hallsville (1)
Mehlville (1)
Tuscumbia (1)
Marquette (2)
Chattahoochee (GA) (1)
Savannah (1)
Ransom Everglades (FL) (3)
Northmont (OH) (1)
Orchard Farm (1)
Ladue (2)
Oakville (1)
Parkway Central (1)
Clayton (2)
Pilot Grove (1)
Seton Hall Prep (NJ) (1)
Hickman (2)
CBC (1)
Hannibal (1)
Parkway South (2)
Priory (1)
Centralia (1)
Saint Louis University High (1)
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Re: WUHSAC XVI

Post by scphilli » Fri Aug 23, 2013 1:23 pm

Multiple edits since the initial field announcement, but now including last year's third place team, Chattahoochee (GA)!

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Re: WUHSAC XVI

Post by scphilli » Fri Aug 23, 2013 7:09 pm

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Re: WUHSAC XVI

Post by scphilli » Sat Aug 24, 2013 12:25 pm

Field edited to add Northmont.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI

Post by scphilli » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:26 am

With the addition of Ladue, we are now 3/4 full!

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:12 pm

Almost full! We will have a wait list as in previous years so don't be afraid to still try !

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:16 pm

I spoke too soon. We are now full. Please register if you wish to be wait listed.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Fri Oct 25, 2013 7:06 pm

Corrected the field due to an error I made and caught.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Tue Nov 12, 2013 12:35 pm

Teams are being added to the wait list and are listed in order of registration.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:48 am

Update:

WUHSAC XVI will have registration take place in Louderman Hall on Saturday February 15th, beginning at 8 am with rounds to start at 9. Louderman is building 65 on this map:

http://www.wustl.edu/community/visitors ... rthmap.pdf

I ask that coaches come to register in Louderman 461 while students an assistants take seats in Louderman 458 (the auditorium). An email to all coaches with more information will be sent later this week.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Tue Jan 28, 2014 12:32 pm

WUHSAC XVI is now PACE certified platinum, meaning the top 25% of the field will receive bids to PACE NSC! We have had some openings, so please let me know if you are interested!

P.S. We are still waiting to hear back from MSHSAA. They have all the forms, but just need to hear back from other states equivalent body.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:49 pm

We are now full again!

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:16 pm

Now MSHSAA Sanctioned!

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Sun Feb 16, 2014 7:01 am

For clarity: Ladue beat Northmont in the first game of an advantaged final 500-250. Hallsville finished third, Ransom Everglades 4th.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to my crack staff yesterday: Richard Yu. Jeff Hill, Charles Hang, Sam Haynes, Jacob O'Rouke, Charlie Beard, Itamar Naveh-Benjamin, Avery Wagner, Seth Ebner, Kent Buxton. Isaac Baumann, Ammar Zahid, Kefu Lu, Nick Bergeon, Tirth Patel, Vinnay Penna, Norman Luc, Brandon Daake, Christina Whelehon, and three very special alums of the program Greg Lyon, Patrick Mooney and Steve Frappier. This wouldn't have worked as well without you and if I forgot anyone I apologize.

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Re: WUHSAC XVI (February 15, 2014)

Post by scphilli » Tue Feb 18, 2014 3:39 pm

The third link is corrected to reflect the absence of typos and the bouncebacks are corrected too.

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