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HRGames Area I
Regional Competition

Copyright 2003 David A. Wheeler, Ph.D., PHR, CMT   Last updated 02/17/04 02:43 AM



Location: Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Date: April 11 - 12, 2003



Time Event
Friday, April 11, 2003 Ramada Inn
5:30 - 6:30 PM Volunteer Training, Ramada Inn
7 - 9 PM Opening Reception, Ramada Inn
8 PM Mock Games for practice
Saturday, April 12th, 2003 Ives Hall, Cornell
8:00 - 9:00 AM Volunteer Meeting, Ives Hall
8:30 AM  Continental Breakfast and Registration
9:15 - 9:45 AM Welcoming Remarks and Instructions to Competitors.  All teams must be here at this time.
10:00 AM Round One
10:45 AM Round Two
11:30 AM Round Three
12:00 PM Lunch
12:45 PM Announcement of Playoff Teams
1:00 PM Quarterfinals if more than seven teams otherwise Round 4 
1:45 PM Semifinals
2:30 PM Finals
3:00 PM Awards and Closing Ceremony

Structure of Games:  There will be eight classrooms available for play.  Every team will be guaranteed to play three games if there are 16 or fewer teams.  The initial match ups are by random draw. Method of determining team match ups.

Ranking of Teams for Playoffs

Number of Wins
The eight teams with the most wins in the first three rounds of competition will move on to the single elimination quarterfinals and will be ranked by the number of wins.  

Tie in Number of Wins
Tie breaker will be the algebraic sum of the points scored in the first three rounds.
It is mathematically possible to move on to the quarterfinals with zero wins.

Tie in Number of Wins and Total Points
Tie-breaker question will be used to determine who gets into the quarterfinals. 

In case of a tie in total points that does not affect entrance into the quarterfinals, the rank will be determined by the toss of a coin.

Quarterfinals:  The pairings of the teams by rank will be:

Game A: 1 vs 8

Game B:  2 vs 7

Game C:  3 vs 6

Game D:  4 vs 5

The winners of the quarterfinals advance to the semifinals.  If there are fewer than eight teams at the competition, the team with the highest rank would advance to the semifinals without playing in the quarterfinals.  For example, with seven teams:

Game A: 1  (automatically advances)

Game B:  2 vs 7

Game C:  3 vs 6

Game D:  4 vs 5


If two teams from the same chapter advance to the semifinals, they will play against each other so that no more than one team per chapter advances to the finals.  Otherwise, the pairings of the teams will be:

Game A winners vs Game D winners

Game B winners vs Game C winners