PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

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PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:03 am

On behalf of the Princeton University Quiz Bowl team, I am pleased to announce that Princeton High School Academic Tournament (PHSAT) XXV will take place on Saturday, September 30, 2017. Please note that this is during Yom Kippur. We will be using NAQT’s IS-168 set. The tournament will be structured as a series of bracketed, round-robin preliminary matches followed by re-bracketed round-robin playoffs and consolation rounds after lunch. We will be using NAQT rules for this tournament, with the exception that matches will not be timed (all matches will consist of twenty toss-ups), and that there will be no computational math questions.

Any questions about the tournament may be directed to me at jaredlockwoodqb@gmail.com.

Location and Check-in:
Check-in will begin at 8 am in McCosh Hall, Room 10 on the Princeton University campus and will close at 8:40. We hope to start the first match at 9 am.

Visitor parking is available in Lots 21 and 23, both along the south end of campus. A map of the Princeton University campus can be found here.

NOTE: McCosh Hall is located to the north of Frist Campus Center and should not be confused with McCosh Health Center, which is located to the south of Frist.

Registration and Fees:
First Team: $80
Additional teams: $60 per team

Buzzer discount: -$5 per working system that is functional for eight players.
Moderator discount: -$10 per experienced moderator. A moderator must be available to help for the entirety of the tournament in order to receive the discount. Moderators will also be provided with lunch.

Minimum fee: $50

Payment can be made in the form of cash or a check on the day of the tournament. Checks should be made out to “Princeton University Quiz Bowl.”

To register for the tournament, please fill out this Google Form. After registering, you should receive a confirmation email from me (jaredlockwoodqb@gmail.com) within a few days. If not, please send an email to the address provided above.

Lunch:
Lunch will not be provided, except to staff. A number of eating options are available on Nassau Street at the north end of campus. Teams can also purchase lunch at the Frist Campus Center.

Field (43/46) as of 9/25 (teams/moderators/buzzers):
Bard (1/1/1)
Bergen County Academies (1/1/1)
Downingtown East (1/0/1)
East Brunswick (3/0/2)
Henderson (2/2/1)
High Tech (2/1/3)
Hunter (3/0/1)
Kellenberg (3/2/3)
Lawrenceville (2/1/0)
Livingston (3/0/2)
MAST (2/0/0)
Mather (3/0/1)
Middlesex County Academy (3/0/2)
Mountain Lakes (2/1/0)
Perkland (1/0/1)
Princeton (2/1/1)
Saint Joseph, NJ (2/0/0)
Seton Hall Prep (2/1/2)
Trinity (3/0/0)
West Egg (1/0/0)
Wilmington Charter (1/0/3)

Wait List:
Great Valley A
Great Valley B
High Tech C


The field will initially be capped at the first 36 teams to register. We may expand if there is sufficient demand, space, and staff.
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:38 pm

The initial field cap has been reached. However, if your team is interested in competing at PHSAT I would encourage you to join the waitlist; as it is still nearly two months out from the tournament date and most schools are not yet in session, some teams' registrations are likely to change in the coming weeks and open up space in the field. In the interest of accommodating as many teams as possible, there is also the possibility of a field expansion if we can secure enough tournament staff. If this is the case, the field would be split into "Competitive" and "Standard" divisions as it was last year, with each team having the freedom to select which division in which to compete. Such a field expansion would likely be announced in mid-September.
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby nycaqb1999 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 5:21 pm

Hi there,

Bard will no longer be attending PHSAT XXV do to its conflict with Yom Kippur. We hope our departure opens up some much needed space for other teams.
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:07 pm

nycaqb1999 wrote:Bard will no longer be attending PHSAT XXV do to its conflict with Yom Kippur.

We're sad to hear that Bard won't make it out to PHSAT, but thanks for pointing out the conflict with Yom Kippur--this is worth noting, as it may affect other teams as well.
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:11 pm

In the interest of accommodating as many teams as possible, we've decided to allow teams that are able to provide an experienced question reader to enter the field, up to a maximum of 46 teams. These teams will still receive the full staffer discount. There is also still the possibility of an unrestricted expansion for teams that are unable to bring moderators, but this may be as late as mid-September.

In addition, we will be dividing the field into "Competitive" and "Standard" divisions as we did last year. Each team is free to determine in which division it would like to compete, but please be cognizant of the spirit of the split--we want each team at PHSAT to have as positive an experience as possible!
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Thu Aug 31, 2017 9:33 pm

PHSAT has received platinum certification from PACE; the top 25% of teams will qualify for the PACE NSC in Washington, D.C. on June 2-3, 2018!
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Mon Sep 04, 2017 4:08 pm

Here is a floorplan for McCosh Hall. It is worth noting that some rooms on the first and second floors can only be accessed through their corresponding entryway. For example, if you want to get to room 21, you will need to go through entryway 2.
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby monty » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:36 pm

When do we need to decide which division our team/teams want to be in?
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:37 pm

monty wrote:When do we need to decide which division our team/teams want to be in?

I'll send out an email asking for tentative rosters and division placement in two weeks or so; of course, if teams have already decided on some or all of that information, they are welcome to email me any time, since it will make planning on my end that much easier.
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Re: PHSAT XXV at Princeton (9/30/2017)

Postby jaredlockwood » Sun Sep 24, 2017 7:03 pm

Here is the division breakdown, current as of 9/25:

Competitive (11)
Henderson A
High Tech A
High Tech B
Hunter A
Hunter B
Kellenberg A
Princeton A
Princeton B
Trinity A
West Egg
Wilmington Charter

Standard (13)
Henderson B
Hunter C
Kellenberg B
Kellenberg C
Livingston A
Livingston B
Livingston C
Middlesex County A
Middlesex County B
Middlesex County C
Perkland
Trinity B
Trinity C

Please remember to make your final division selections and send me tentative team rosters by Wednesday! Also, as a point of clarification regarding qualification for HSNCT, the top 15% of all teams competing at PHSAT will earn bids, but for qualification purposes all teams competing in the Competitive division are considered higher-ranked than those that compete in the Standard division (in other words, in order to qualify for HSNCT a team will most likely need to compete in the Competitive division).
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