RIT Nine Gates 2024 WRC Qualifier

February 24-25, 2024
Registration is Here, but closed
Cost to enter: $40
Update, Feb 18: late signups limited to max 64 to avoid last-minute additional material shortages
(ex: having 8 signups the day before the event and no set/mat to put them on)
Update, Feb 19: registration closed at 64 players. interested parties can contact us for possible special late registration dispensation

Location
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623
Gosnell Building, Room 2300
Schedule

Saturday, February 24

9:30AM
10:00AM
10:20AM
12:00PM
12:10PM
1:50PM
3:30PM
5:10PM
5:20PM
7:00PM
10:30PM
Registration
Opening Announcements
1st Hanchan
Break
2nd Hanchan
Lunch
3rd Hanchan
Break
4th Hanchan
Open Play Begins
Venue Closes
Sunday, February 25

9:30AM
10:00AM
11:40AM
11:50AM
1:30PM
3:10PM
4:50PM
5:00PM
6:40PM
7:00PM
10:30PM
Registration
5th Hanchan
Break
6th Hanchan
Lunch
7th Hanchan
Break
8th Hanchan
Closing Ceremonies
Open Play Begins
Venue Closes

Confirmed Players

:: Jeff Tran
:: Max Suddendorf
:: William Slusarz
:: Melvin Pastrana
:: Ty Kennedy
:: Zachary Salo
:: John Boucher
:: Zihan Zhou
:: Michael McLeod
:: Loïc Roberge
:: Cole Tolbert
:: Mark Tam
:: Cristi Magracia
:: Cody Lin
:: Quincy Huang
:: Bichen Wang
:: Andrew Sasinowski
:: Grant Mahoney
:: Steve Augustin
:: Mike Lee
:: Paul Connor
:: Kinyan Lui
:: Michael Ding
:: Li-Hsin Chen
:: Josh Havens
:: Rizeng Zheng
:: Kevin Yang
:: Stanley Deng
:: Christopher Foley
:: Edwin Dizon
:: Kaysen Land
:: Lynette Dang
:: Christian Manaog
:: Claire Pozniak
:: Alyssa Tian
:: Rob Cayea
:: Leo Zhang
:: Miguel Chevez
:: Airi
:: Michael Hernandez
:: Cassandra McClure
:: Jonathan Lee
:: Anne Rinfret
:: Jason Li
:: Kate Drutskoy
:: Koichi Nakashima
:: Robert Vazquez
:: Kevin Leiu
:: Michael V
:: Shan Kuang
:: Melissa Feng
:: Alexandre Boily
:: Edward Zeng
:: Kristy Chang
:: Allen Zhang
:: Dustin Fries
:: Brian Wen
:: Yishen Wu
:: Tessa McMillin
:: Matthew McKinney
:: Zemin Mi
:: Everett Leo
:: Molly Leo
:: Estey Gardner

Prizes
Official Qualifier for the USA allocation of WRC 2025 seats
Trophies/medals for 1st-8th

Ruleset
:: WRC Rules 2022 (click here)

Pairing / Format
: 6 game Scramble + 2 game Top 4
Players play 6 games with shuffled pairings, then for Top 4 a points reset and a 2 game playoff. Others may participate in Free Play and Side Events.
Should player count exceed 60, it will instead be Top 8: Points reset, 2 round scramble.
Click for pairing details

Hotel Info
: Hotels near the tournament location
Click for RIT Hotel List

Cost
: $40 Entry fee, minimal amenities to keep costs down

Registration Instructions
First, Signup here: Google Signup Form
Second, complete payment via RIT SecurePay:

  • 1: go here: RIT CampusGroups
  • 2: change dropdown quantity of “WRC Registration” from 0 to 1, click “checkout” on the bottom of the page
  • 3: click “sign up” under first time user
  • 4: fill in firstname, lastname, email, account type (other), robot test, click Next
  • 5: it will say “We’ve just sent you a 6-digit code by email.” Check email, enter code, hit submit
  • 6: Put your Full Name in the box provided (don’t skip this!), select Credit Card, click “next” on the bottom of the page
  • 7: you are now in the secure payment service. click “Next – Payment Method”
  • 8: continue following prompts, entering your payment method and email, and submit payment
  • 9: once you are done, we will give you the entrant role in the Discord where you can connect with tournament staff for more up-to-date info

Afterwards, join the discord (or check your email) for further instructions.

Amenities
: Limited to cut down on costs
: Coffee in the morning
: Bottled water throughout
: Granola bars available for players under duress due to hunger / blood-sugar issues
: RIT food service available, along with extended Lunch time for travel to offsite locations
: Saturday RIT Campus Food
: Sunday RIT Campus Food
Etiquette
: Give exact point counts in-between hands when asked
: No looking at tiles not revealed through legal game action (no chasing rabbits)
: Respect masking requests if applicable
: No spectating / commenting on other games
: Be nice

Contact Info: Discord, https://discord.gg/7pcD8Q3dVR
Replace the last letter in the Discord link with a lowercase of that letter