ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

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ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Postby Wes Janson » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:33 pm

The quizbowl team at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce our third-annual Quaker Fall Open, to be held on Penn campus in Philadelphia, PA on Saturday, December 2nd.

Divisions and Questions: This tournament will have two divisions: National and Open. Please note that this is different from last year's iteration, which had Open and Novice division. The National division will use EFT set (viewtopic.php?f=8&t=19786) while the Open division will use WHAQ II (viewtopic.php?f=109&t=20041&p=334482#p334482). We highly encourage nationally competitive, experienced teams to sign up for the National division.

Let us know if you have any further questions about question sets and divisions; we are happy to address those on a case-by-case basis.

Fees:
$110 per team in the National division
$80 per team in the Open division
-$20 for a competent, experienced moderator who can stay all tournament
-$10 for teams traveling 200 or more miles
-$5 for each fully functional buzzer set
-$30 for the first team from a school that has not played at a pyramidal weekend quizbowl tournament (IU competitions do not count against this) since September 1st, 2014

EFT is a college set and thus requires a slightly higher fee than usual.

Payment: Checks should be made out to our co-president, "JinAh Kim" (preferred) or "Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania." We can provide invoices in advance to teams that need them as well as a mailing address (available on request).

Field Size: Our field cap and absolute room limit is 42 teams total. A school may register up to 3 teams initially. Any additional teams will be placed on a waitlist.

To Register: Please contact us at pennquizbowl@gmail.com for further information or to register. To register, please email us your school's name, the number of teams that you are bringing, the number of (working) buzzer systems that you can bring, and any moderators that you can bring. Before you register, be sure that you have talked to all team members who might be in attendance and confirmed that they are available to attend the tournament on that date. This is an SAT date.

Please let us know if you can help moderate! We will seek to have outside moderators reimbursed for the full cost of travel in addition to providing a light breakfast and lunch for all moderators (including school-provided ones).

Full logistical details will be sent to registered teams closer to the tournament date.

Thank you and hope to see you at our tournament in December!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Postby Wes Janson » Fri Oct 06, 2017 11:57 am

Nationals Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators) (6/6)
Wilmington Charter (1/3/0)
GVHS (1/1/1)
Middlesex County (1/3/0)
FSS (1/2/1)
Downingtown East (1/1/0)
Downingtown STEM (1/0/0)

Open Field: (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators) (30/30)
Rush (1/1/0)
Manheim Township (3/0/0)
Bodine (1/1/0)
Wilmington Charter (2/0/0)
GVHS (3/0/0)
MIddlesex County (1/0/0)
Carver E&S (3/2/1)
FSS (2/0/0)
SLA (2/1/0)
Downingtown East (2/0/0)
CB East (2/0/0)
Wissahickon (2/0/0)
Franklin Towne (2/0/0)
Western Lehigh (1/1/0)
Archbishop Wood (1/0/0)
Manheim Twp Middle (1/0/0)
Downingtown STEM B (1/0/0)

Waitlist:
Wissahickon C
Lakeland HS
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Postby Wes Janson » Wed Nov 01, 2017 12:06 pm

Based on the current level of interest, I've adjusted the field caps in each division; the field caps will likely continue to change as we confirm additional moderators.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Postby Wes Janson » Sun Dec 03, 2017 12:47 pm

Congratulations to Lakeland and Downingtown STEM for winning the Open and Nationals Divisions! Lakeland beat Great Valley C in a one-game final, and Downingtown STEM beat Great Valley A in two-games of disadvantaged finals in a nail-biting finish. Full stats for the tournament can be found here:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4795/

Thanks to all the teams for coming out to Penn for a great day of quiz bowl! Particular thanks to the coaches, members of the Penn team who staffed, and Rebecca R., Bill T., Bern M., Brian M., Rahul P., Pratik M., Ashish K., Ian L., Abbi S., and Jill M. who all helped moderate and made sure the tournament ran smoothly.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:03 pm

Thanks for playing the WHAQ II set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2017 WHAQ Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2017 WHAQ Discussion" and join it)
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: Quaker Fall Open III @ Penn [EFT/WHAQ]

Postby cchiego » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:32 pm

Our full wrap-up of Quaker Fall Open on GPQB is available here. This is our first attempt to add some post-tournament interviews into our coverage, so let us know what y'all think.
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