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Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17 
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Post Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17
Hello everyone,

I, Jacob O’Rourke, my assistant director, Sean Phillips, and the Washington University Academic Team are pleased to announce that Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a fall invitational tournament on November 11, 2017. We will be using the Maryland Fall question set; more information about the set can be found here.

Logistics information will be made available once the semester begins. This tournament will be seeking to be a qualifier for the 2018 PACE NSC.

The fee structure is:
Base Fee: $70 per first team from a school, $60 per each subsequent team from a school.
Staffer Discount: $15 per staffer.
Working Buzzer Discount: $5 per buzzer (your system must allow for 8 people to play at any one time for us to use it for the discount).
Distance Discount: $5 per 100 miles (one-way, as determined by Google Maps).

This tournament’s field will be initially capped at 24 teams. After the initial field fills, we will expand the field by 4 teams (so first we will expand to 28; then to 32, although it depends on our staffing situation) until reaching a final field of 36 teams.

We are allowing for direct entry for the first two teams from a school. A third team from a school (C team) will get the first spots on the waitlist for expansion. Any further teams (example: D or E teams) will be placed on a separate waitlist and allowed into the field 10 days before the tournament date, pending available space in the field (so you will know by November 1st).

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To register, simply email myself (Jacob O'Rourke) at jacob.orourke.7@gmail.com and tell me how many teams, buzzers and staffers your school will be bringing.

I look forward to seeing everybody on November 11th!


Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:00 pm
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Field (36/36):
-Washington [2 teams, 4 buzzers, 3 staffers]
-Southwestern Piasa (IL)* [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 2 staffers]
-Living Word Christian [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Hermann* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Orchard Farm* [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Fairfield (IL)* [1 team. 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Miami Valley (OH) [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Francis Howell [1 team, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-New Haven* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Carbondale (IL) [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Louisiana* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Clayton [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Parkway Central [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-MICDS [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Ladue [3 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Webster Groves [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Lutheran St. Charles [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Glasgow (KY)* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-CBC [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Helias [1 team, 2 buzzers, ? staffers]
-Hannibal [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Northwest [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Granite City (IL) [1 team, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Warrenton [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-Arcadia Valley* [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-Marquette [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-Henderson County (KY) [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]

Teams marked with a * are eligible for the small school title.

Waitlist:
-Parkway South
-Eureka
-Thomas Jefferson IDS A
-Washington C
-Thomas Jefferson IDS B

Further Teams Waitlist:


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Fri Jul 14, 2017 1:03 pm
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Post Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17
We're a third of the way to our initial field cap, so make sure to email me and register if you want to attend this tournament!


Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:44 pm
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We're now halfway to the initial field cap. Make sure to email me if you want to attend this tournament!


Mon Jul 24, 2017 7:43 pm
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We're making our first field expansion from 24 to 28 teams. There are now 9 spots in the field.


Sun Jul 30, 2017 1:36 am
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Post Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17
This is shaping up to be a very nice tournament. Looking forward to the trip to St. Louis.


Wed Aug 09, 2017 3:26 pm
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We have enough staff to expand to 32 teams, so the field has been expanded to 32.


Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:55 pm
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We've made our final field expansion to 36 teams, so there are currently 5 spots left in the field.


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The field has been filled! All subsequent registrations will be placed on a waitlist.


Sat Aug 26, 2017 6:21 am
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Post Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17
We've been awarded platinum qualification status by PACE, which means that the top 25% (the top 9 teams) will qualify for the 2018 National Scholastics Championship, which is on June 2nd-3rd at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA.


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Post Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17
I'm pleased to announce that we will be awarding a top overall small school award at this tournament! Any school that meets the PACE criteria for a small school is eligible for the title. The PACE criteria for a small school is:
PACE wrote:
a school with fewer than 700 students in 10th through 12th grades that is a public school and has a non-selective admission policy. Please note that non-selective is not the same as non-magnet. Eligible schools are schools from systems where every school is a specialized center and students may choose to attend any school.


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