11th Annual 3 on 3 Improv Tournament: Register now!

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11th Annual 3 on 3 Improv Tournament: Register now!

Postby patbaer » Sat Oct 01, 2011 2:27 am

It’s time for the 11th Annual 3 on 3 Improv Tournament!!!!


The 3x3 tourney is open to any and all participants. Simply send an email to Threeonthree@gmail.com with the following information:

-Player 1 (name, email address)

-Player 2 (name, email address)

-Player 3 (name, email address)

-Team name

- Is there a Quarterfinal your group can’t perform at? Let me know.

All registration emails must be received by 12pm on Friday, Oct 28th.

28 teams will perform (along with 4 wildcard teams).

On Friday afternoon, a random drawing will take place. Every team will be informed on whether they got in or not. Participants may register with ONE TEAM ONLY, so choose your lineups carefully. Your team must be able to perform on either Thursday November 3rd, 10th, or 17th at 11pm or Friday November 25th at 10:30pm, AS WELL AS Saturday, November 26th.


There is entry fee of $15 per team due when you arrive at the theatre for your qualifying slot.

The Shows

There will be four qualifying rounds (Thursday November 3rd, 10th, and 17th at 11pm and Friday November 25th at 10:30pm). Each qualifying round will feature eight teams – seven pre-selected groups, and one wildcard team that will be made up of audience members drawn out of a hat (or similar receptacle) that night. Each team will have seven minutes of stage time. The audience will vote for their favorite teams, and the top three teams from each show will return on Saturday, November 26th for the Semi-finals and Finals.

The Semi-finals will take place on Saturday, November 26th at 8pm and 9:30pm. Each of the 6 teams in each show will have 10 minutes of stage time to impress our panel of judges, who will be scoring the teams on a scale of 1-5 in three areas: Technical Merit, Artistry, and Comicality. The scores are then averaged to produce the team’s composite score. The two teams from each show with the highest scores will compete in the Finals. There will be no wildcard teams for these shows, but there will be an Audience Judge for each show.

The Finals will be at 11pm on Saturday, November 26th. Each of the 4 teams will be given 15 minutes, and scored the same way as the Semi-finals.

The prize break down for the finalists is:

1st place - $220

2nd place - $130

3rd place - $55

4th place -$15

Prize amounts are not easily divisible by three to ensure healthy competition even after the shows have finished, with the exception of 4th place because you gotta be nice sometimes.

Random Notes

-Teams attempting to enter the tournament AFTER 12pm on Friday, October 28th will not be considered.

- The running order for the qualifying rounds will be determined by random drawing beforehand, with Wildcard Teams going last.

- The wildcard drawing is open to any audience member who wishes to throw their name into the hat (or similar receptacle), minus those individuals who are already scheduled to perform with a 3x3 team. Wildcard teams will be waived of the $15 entry fee.

- Musical groups are always welcome. The pianist, guitarist, beatboxer, etc is considered a member of the group, however.

- As in years past, the four finalist teams from the 2010 tourney will be offered automatic invites to this year’s qualifying rounds.

-If a team member has to drop out before your quarterfinal slot, you can replace him or her with no penalty.

- If you email threeonthree@gmail.com before the night of your show and say the team can’t make it, we will contact another team and fill your spot. If at time of show you are not present, we will add another wildcard team.

-A team that advances to the semi-finals must include all three members that performed in the quarterfinals. You cannot replace a team member after the quarterfinals. This is negotiable if a team member is sick/injured. This is not negotiable if a team member is out of town, and knew in advance.

- The tournament is “long-form” improv. You can only get one suggestion from the audience. No GAMEPROV or short-form.

-All 3 team members must be human.

- We have alot of rules. Sorry.

Updates will follow, so keep checking http://threeonthree.tumblr.com and the UCBComedy boards, but for now start emailing in your team lineups, and if you have any questions, feel free to email Threeonthree@gmail.com
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