Commodore Notebook: Mid-Winter Classic

Timelines and Formats
· Friday – 11:20 a.m. (CT)
     · Five, 5-game Baker matches
· Saturday – 9:30 a.m.
     · Five traditional team games
· Sunday 8:30 a.m.
     · Three rounds of best four-of-seven Bakers

Competing Teams (national ranking)
· Alabama A&M, Alabama-Birmingham (20), Alabama State, Arkansas State (4), Central Missouri (24), Drury, Grambling, Jackson State, Kentucky Wesleyan, Lincoln (Mo.), Lincoln Memorial (15), Louisiana Tech (14), Maryville (22), McKendree (1), Nebraska (2), Sam Houston (5), Stephen F. Austin (10), Texas Southern, Tulane (6), Valparaiso, Vanderbilt (3)

About the Tournament
· The Mid-Winter has been an annual stop on Vanderbilt’s tour for years. In 2018 Vandy was third after earning the No. 2 seed in qualifying. It was a break-out tournament of sorts for Adel Wahner, who finished fifth making the all-tournament team and Bryanna Leyen, who got into the lineup, contributing a 276 game. Jordan Newham was seventh, Leyen ninth and Maria Bulanova 11th in the quality field.

Following the Tournament
· Vanderbilt plans to livestream the event on its YouTube channel. (Facebook Live has been a back-up at times when its signal is stronger.)

Travel Team
· Maria Bulanova, Angelique Dalesandro, Samantha Gainor, Bryanna Leyen, Jordan Newham, Kristin Quah, Emily Rigney and Adel Wahner.

Many Dores Back From USA Trials
· Wahner, Newham, Leyen, Dalesandro and Elizabeth Ross are just back from Las Vegas and the USBC Team Trials and U.S. Amateur. Vandy signee Mabel Cummins finished as the U.S. Amateur runner-up while Wahner placed seventh. Associate head coach Josie Barnes, a professional, also competed and finished fifth in the field of 152, earning her seventh Team USA berth.

Last Time Out
· The Commodores won the championship in November’s Hawk Classic, sponsored by Maryland-Eastern Shore with Quah taking individual honors.