ACF Fall Tournament

University of Maryland-College Park
November 12, 2005

Team: Jason Keller, Bert Hartmann, Gary the Snail
Record: 10-2; Second Place
Tournament Winner: North Carolina

Summary

Things started a little bumpy.  We lost to South Carolina A on a packet with some really bad Hispanism tossups, and then had a bye.  Somehow, our packet was combined with Carnegie Mellon's, and since we were both at the tournament, the packet wasn't read at all.  Instead, we got to hear a packet on which I probably would have had one of my best rounds of the day, and included a meatball of a tossup on Ruth Benedict, which had me spazzing out from the lead-in.  Things calmed down a bit.  We met South Carolina B soon after, and they mentioned that Emily had been at practices and we introduced them to Bert.  After another eh packet against North Carolina, sailing was smooth, with a lot of clobberings and two close matches against Virginia and Princeton going our way (aside: can we stop with the tossups on "least squares?").  As a result, combined with South Carolina B's upset of South Carolina A in the final round, we ended up in second place on total points.  That was really cool, and then we went to celebrate my birthday (bonus!).  The questions were pretty good overall, and props go out to Bert for coming along for the ride.

(n.b.  Certain people with nothing better to do than hate on a good portion of the circuit decided to mince the last statement and interpret it as "Bert's a buzzer rocks!" when really, thanks were intended for Bert for sacrificing his time to come to a tournament so that the team would not consist of a single person.  This is supposed to be a team game, after all.)

Scores

Round
Opponent
Result
1
South Carolina A L, 240-350
2
Bye
3
Penn W, 340-230
4
South Carolina B
W, 500-70
5
North Carolina
L, 110-410
6
Carnegie Mellon A
W, 280-95
7
NC State
W, 345-160
8
Virginia
W, 310-275
9
Maryland
W, 465-95
10
Carnegie Mellon B
W, 520-35
11
George Washington B
W, 550-45
12
George Washington A
W, 400-80
13
Princeton
W, 255-225

Individual Stats

Player
TU
Neg PPG
Jason
143
6
116.67 (!)
Bert
5
1
3.75