As of 10/26/15, fourteen "A" teams and three "B" teams registered for the 12th Annual UMTPC. Unfortunately, since the cap is 16 teams, one of these teams will not be able to participate. A random draw was conducted, video recorded with witnesses, and posted on the UM Team Pool Championships Facebook page.
- Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville
- University of Illinois 1
- California University of Pennsylvania
- University of Michigan 1
- University of Michigan 2
- Methodist University
- Carnegie Mellon University
- Purdue University
- Penn State University
- University of Akron 1
- Lindenwood University
- West Virginia University 1
- Indiana University
- Madison Area Technical College
- University of Illinois 2
- University of Akron 2
B-teams wait list (pending cancellation):
- West Virginia 2
A-teams and B-teams
Only 16 teams can feasibly fit into the tournament. It has always been a goal for the UMTPC to have representation from 16 unique schools. We have never reached that goal, but we always have a full field, so I leave registration open until 5 days before the tournament for new schools, or schools that have not participated in a few years. If you know that you have sufficient interest at your school to support two teams, you can register a B-team before the early bird deadline to save money; this will get you a spot on the B-team wait list. If, as of 10/26, all 16 spots are not filled, the first wait list spot will be given to the University of Michigan (sorry folks--we're the hosts, and I conceived, founded, and created this event so my students will retain this privilege as long as I'm breathin') and then to the teams on the wait list, by random draw. If you don't get chosen, you will be issued a full refund. But please bear in mind that registering a B-team is a financial commitment; you won't necessarily get a full refund if you cancel or fail to show up.
Here is the link to registration. http://carepackage.umich.edu
For a step-by-step photo guide of how to complete registration, log into Facebook, join the group "UM Team Pool Championships" and then look at the photo albums for registration guide.