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GAME Winning the Beaver Cup

Beaver Cup

The Beaver Cup is a year-long accumulation of points across all IM teams and all sports. The points factor in categories such as repeat participation, captains meeting attendance, not forfeiting, and winning your league. The goal is to create some interface among departments, labs, and living groups across all sports.

History

The Intramural Executive Board introduced the Beaver Cup in the fall of 2016 under the leadership of President Alex Dalzell ‘17. The Exec Board created the new initiative in hopes to encourage interaction and excitement among IM teams that stem from the same group but compete in different sports. Eligible participants in the Beaver Cup (Affiliated groups) are awarded points for winning different leagues throughout the year. The group with the highest cumulative score at the conclusion of the academic year is crowned the Beaver Cup Champion.

“More than anything, we hope the Beaver Cup gives people a reason to be more excited about Intramurals. The idea is that the Beaver Cup will give our participants an excuse to play more often or try a new sport, it will give them something to talk about and look forward to with their friends, and ultimately, it will let them have more fun while they’re playing. When you think about mental health and campus culture, I think this really augments the role of Intramurals to give people a low-stress, recreational outlet that they can share with their friends.” – Alex Dalzell, IM Exec Board President ’16-17

The tangible Beaver Cup was built in May 2017 at MIT’s own Hobby Shop by Director Hayami Arakawa and Associate Instructor Coby Unger. The winning group’s name will be engraved on the cup each year, immortalizing that group and allowing their achievement to be on display until a new winner is crowned the following year!

Eligibility

All groups which attend all 3 affiliation meetings during the academic year shall be eligible for the Beaver Cup. Thus, the Beaver Cup is restricted to teams who maintain Full Affiliation throughout the year, or groups who first become Provisionally Affiliated in the fall and reach Full Affiliation in the spring.

Scoring

Groups will be given points for participation (attending a captain’s meeting), winning a league, or being runner-up in a league. Teams lose points for forfeiting.

  • Attending the captain’s meeting for a sport: 5 points (first two captain’s meetings a group attends each semester), 2 points (all other meetings attended)
  • Forfeit: -5 points (for forfeits which result in a team fine)
  • League Championship: 20 points (A league), 10 points (B league), 6 points (C league – typically not awarded since no playoffs)
  • League Runner-up: 10 points (A league), 5 points (B league), 3 points (C league – typically not awarded since no playoffs)

Winners

2020 – 2021: Postponed Due to Coronavirus

2019 – 2020: Postponed Due to Coronavirus

2018-2019: ChemE
ChemE narrowly won the cup during the 2018-2019 season, edging out HSA by 2 points. With championships in Dodgeball, Cricket, Table Tennis, and Foosball!

2017-2018: DKE

2016-2017: GAME

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