Minnesota PACE Spring Qualifier
The 2008 Minnesota PACE Spring Qualifier was a PACE affiliated tournament run at the University of Minnesota on March 15, 2008. It was run on packets written by the University of Minnesota, Brown, Matt Weiner, and others, and was attended by 13 teams.
Two brackets were formed for the preliminary rounds, with 7 teams in Bracket A and 6 teams in Bracket B. Each bracket played a round robin, and the final bracket standings were used to determine playoff seeding. The playoff bracket used seeding from Brackets A and B, so that similarly seeded teams would play teams from the opposing bracket. For determining the champion, this resulted in the the top two teams from Bracket A (Chaska A and Eden Prairie B) facing off against the top two teams from Bracket B (Eden Prairie A and "Wayzata Area"/Plymouth Vocational Tech). In the end, Eden Prairie A won both of their games to take first place, Chaska A took second, WA/PVT took third, and Eden Prairie B took fourth. The top four scorers were Michael Wright from Eden Prairie A, Sam Peterson from Chaska A, Carsten Gehring from WA/PVT, and Igor Luzhansky from Eden Prairie A. More complete results can be found here.