[eDebate] FREE WVU tournament--seeking a little different advice
BERCHNORTO at aol.com
Tue Sep 9 10:56:27 CDT 2003
Hi, again, and sorry to those who don't care about East Coast tournaments or
novice/JV events. We will have an invite out for our FREE (zero entry fee) to
be held February 6-8, 2004. It's the cheapest tournament around--no entry
fee, lots of hospitality (see below, plus a well-stocked hospitality room for
the whole tournament), and the hotel is $60 per night.
Partly to help you reduce costs even further, and partly because we want to
do our best to accommodate schools traveling substantial distances, we're
toying with the idea of having 1 round on Friday night and 5 on Saturday (wait,
hear us out, we think it works). Here's our proposed schedule (if we get strong
and reasoned objection, we'll go back to 2 on Friday and 4 on Saturday, with a
late afternoon start):
6:00-6:30 pm Final registration confirmation (though most of this will be
handled by email and phone)
7:30 pm Round 1
Pairings for rounds 2 and 3 would either be released at the end of round 1
(if we preset all 3), or they would be released at the hotel at 10:30 pm (if
powered off round 1; please offer preferences). In any case, judge preferences
would go into effect for round 2.
Saturday (free breakfast at hotel)
8:00 Round 2
10:15 Round 3
12:00 lunch break on your own (good, cheap food available in Mountainlair
Food Court across the street; includes an excellent tofu dish that has now been
endorsed by 100% of the vegan coaches polled at last year's tournament).
1:30 Round 4 (powered off round 3)
4:00 Round 5 (powered off round 4)
6:00 Dinner break; very substantial (if not fancy) dinner provided.
7:15 Round 6 (powered off round 5)
10:00 (OK, maybe 10:15, but previous attendees know that our trains run on
time!) list of teams clearing posted at hotel
Sunday (free breakfast at hotel)
8:00 Pairings released at hotel and on campus
11:15 Awards ceremony
6:15 Dinner provided for those remaining
By my count, that means that in addition to the free entry fee and the cheap
hotel (where virtually everybody could get away with a 2 night stay), you
would only need to provide your own meals on Friday. I look forward to hearing
reactions, but please remember to first think outside the box!
West Virginia University
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