|Tufts B and C' celebrate #4bids at the Boston awards ceremony|
The first round was Friday night, leaving both Tufts teams 2-0. Saturday morning brought more good news, with Tufts B picking up both ballots (4-0) and Tufts C' splitting (3-1). Saturday evening brought mixed results, with Tufts B taking a loss and a rare tie, while Tufts C' took both ballots for a surprising surge:
Tufts B drops one ballot and ties one for 4-1-1 and C^2 wins both for 5-1 going into the final round of #AMTARegionals! Great job,#Jumbos!
— Tufts Mock Trial (@tuftsmocktrial) February 23, 2013
But it wasn't until the closing ceremony, after the thank-yous had been given and the tension slowly built, that the news was broken:
AND TUFTS MOCK TRIAL EARNS 2 MORE BIDS TO ORCS! Both B and C^2 Teams come in the top 7 at #AMTARegionals!
— Tufts Mock Trial (@tuftsmocktrial) February 24, 2013
In honor of this historic achievement, I present to you the official Tufts Mock Trial infographic: "Understanding Results of Tufts Mock Trial (2013)".
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Unfortunately, AMTA caps schools at two bids, so despite quadruple qualifying, Tufts will only have two chances at the Opening Round Championship Series (ORCS). With any luck (and a whole lot of practice), Tufts will qualify for nationals, bringing Jumbos to the nation's capital for the ultimate contest.