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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:14 pm 
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The Case Western Reserve University Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce the 2018 Great Lakes Regional Academic Championship (GLRAC) on Saturday, March 10, 2018 on the campus of CWRU in Cleveland, Ohio.

The GLRAC is a regular academic spring tournament using the PACE format, and hosting it has been a part of the CWRU tradition since the 90s, regularly drawing teams from out-of-state. We haven’t hosted it in the past few years since Steven Wellstead’s graduation, but now we are once again able to offer a quality tournament for students who want to prepare for PACE NSC or simply to enjoy playing quizbowl!

FORMAT
The structure will involve a bracketed round robin for the preliminary rounds, followed by a rebracketing into playoff brackets of similarly skilled teams. Each team will be guaranteed 7 games, although this number will likely increase if it is logistically feasible while still finishing by around 4 PM. There will be no separate division for JV players.
There will be an initial cap of 16 teams because that day a data science competition also happening on campus limits room availability, but we will certainly try our best to find space and increase the cap if there is enough demand.

QUESTION SET
The questions will use the PACE-style format (bonus bouncebacks, 20-point powers, and no negs). The distribution is the same as that used by PACE NSC (http://www.pace-nsc.org/nsc-question-set-distribution/), and the questions are housewritten and edited by members of the CWRU Quizbowl Team. A sample half-packet, so you know what to expect, can be found here: https://www.scribd.com/document/368696912/Half-packet-2018-GLRAC-CWRU
This set, GLRAC XVI, will be available to mirror starting in March; please contact me if you’d like more details.
This tournament is anticipated to be a qualifier for the PACE NSC.

FEE STRUCTURE:
Base team fee: $60
Additional teams discount: -$10 for each extra team
Buzzer discount: -$5 per working set (max of 1 per team)
Travel discount: -$15 per 100 miles traveled one-way (via Google Maps)
New to CWRU discount: -$5 if your team hasn’t attended a CWRU tournament in the past 5 years
Early registration discount: -$15 for each team you register by Monday, January 29th.

Registration will close on Saturday, March 3rd at 11:59 PM, with an early entry deadline of January 29th.
To register, send an email to our President (me) at tcm49@case.edu with the number of teams your school will be bringing and all discounts of which you intend to take advantage.
Please bring your payment with you the morning of the tournament, either cash or check (made out to “CWRU College Trivia Club”).

TENTATIVE SCHEDULE:

*note: parking is available at Lot 54 or Lot 84.
8-8:30am Registration in Guilford House lobby
8:45am - General Meeting
9am - Round 1 starts (play will be in Clark Hall and Guilford House, on the Mather quad)
noon-1pm - Lunch – There are places to eat on Euclid Avenue, the Tinkham Veale University Center, or the University Hospital cafeteria.
12:45-4:00pm - Remaining Rounds
4:00pm - Winning announcements in Clark Hall room 309


If you have any questions, comments, concerns, or wish to register, please email me (tcm49@case.edu) - we look forward to seeing you at CWRU on March 10th!

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Tyler McMaken
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St. Charles '14
CWRU '18 (B.A. Physics, B.A. Music)


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PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:17 pm 
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FIELD UPDATE:

Total: 7 teams

School / # teams / # buzzers
Copley / 1 / 1
Solon / 1 / 1
Miami Valley / 1 / 0
Boardman 1 / 1
DCC / 2 / 1
Westlake / 1 / 1


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:52 pm 
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Update: this tournament is now confirmed as a gold qualifier for the PACE NSC (top 20% of teams will qualify for the nationals tournament in D.C.). We're 1 month away from the tournament, so be sure to sign up soon if you haven't already!

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St. Charles '14
CWRU '18 (B.A. Physics, B.A. Music)


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