SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

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SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Sat Sep 09, 2017 12:32 am

Calling all new players or coaches with new players on their teams: Hunter College High School (71 East 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues) will be hosting the seventh iteration of its annual fall novice tournament on Saturday, October 28, 2017. This tournament will use the SCOP Novice 8 set. For questions and/or concerns, email tournament director Chloe Levine at chloe.e.w.levine@gmail.com.

Eligibility

This is a novice tournament, so eligibility is limited to players in their first or second year of playing high school quiz bowl. This does not include single-subject tournaments like NHBB, National Science Bowl, and Bible Bowl. To create a level playing field, we are also barring players who have attended either PACE NSC or NAQT HSNCT. Please use your own judgement when deeming yourself a novice (e.g, if you are a middle school quizbowl veteran, playing in this tournament may be unsportsmanlike, and we highly suggest that you volunteer to moderate instead). Email us if you have any questions or concerns about eligibility.

Registration
To register for this tournament, fill out this form with how many teams, buzzers, and moderators you are bringing: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link
We will try to email you back with a confirmation and an invoice as soon as possible. Our initial field cap will be 24 [EDIT: WE HAVE INCREASED THE FIELD TO 28], and our initial limit on teams per school will be 3. If you would like to register more than 3 teams by any chance, further teams will be added to the waitlist.

Fee Structure
Registration fees are the same as last year's:
$55 for the first team from a school
$45 for each subsequent team
-$5 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator

Minimum fee for schools bringing n teams = $25 x n

Further discounts (such as for travel) can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the tournament director.

We prefer payment through a check made out to HCHS Quiz Bowl on the day of the tournament. If this is absolutely impossible for any reason, we will also accept cash. Please don't pay us in dollar coins. (We learned to include that request the hard way.)

Question Set
The SCOP set is novice difficulty. More information including its distribution (which does not include computational math) can be found in the set's forum post.

Please do not discuss the questions played at this tournament until this year's set is cleared by the writers.

Tournament Format
Tournament games will follow standard ACF rules of untimed rounds consisting of 20 tossups and 20 three-part, 30 point bonuses (without bouncebacks). There will be powers and negs (+15 points and -5 points, respectively).

The tournament itself will consist of bracketed round-robin prelims and rebracketed round-robin playoffs, the details of which will be decided and announced after the field is determined. Depending on field size, teams should expect to play anywhere from 8 to 11 rounds. We'll have trophies for top teams and book prizes for top scorers!

Registration and breakfast will be ongoing from 8:00 am to 8:45 am, with the first round beginning at approximately 9:00 am and the tournament ending at around 5:30 pm.

Transportation
Our school is located at 71 East 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. It is very close to the 96th Street stop on the 6 train line, and is also accessible via the new 96th Street stop on the Q line, located on 2nd Avenue. We can also be reached by the m1-4 buses along Madison and the crosstown m96 bus along 96th. Look for the large, red castle. There is a bus drop-off area at our school on Park, and cars can park at Majestic Car Park on 94th between Park and Lexington.

Please note that Hunter is located in the center of the incredibly dense urban jungle that is Manhattan. In the past, a few teams have notified us that they encountered parking troubles during tournaments with especially large fields. We hope that such inconveniences do not detract from teams' overall experiences, so here is a list of other nearby car parks in case the curb around our school or Majestic Car Park is crowded:

Gallery Garage Corporation (>1 block away, 94th and Madison)
Icon Parking Systems (~2 blocks away, 94th and 3rd)
Icon Parking Systems (~3 blocks away, 95th between 2nd and 3rd)
Garage Management Company (~3 blocks away, 94th between 2nd and 3rd)

Food
For breakfast, we'll provide juice and bagels (hopefully, these will be the only type of bagels present at the tournament), and release teams for about an hour to explore the local eateries for lunch. We'll provide a map detailing the many nearby lunch options.

Current Field (Teams/Buzzers/Staff) [NOW CLOSED]
West Egg 1/0/3
Bard HS Early College 2/1/0
Trinity 3/0/0
Bergen County Academies 1/1/1
Greens Farms 1/1/1
East Brunswick 5/1/0
Cardinal Spellman 2/1/1
Ridgewood 2/2/2
High Tech 3/4/2
St. Joe's 2/0/0
Gotham 1/0/0
Columbia Secondary 1/0/0
Team Avatar 1/0/0
House x 3
Total: 28/11/11
Last edited by notchole on Fri Oct 27, 2017 1:56 pm, edited 13 times in total.
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:25 pm

The field is now up to date.
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Sun Oct 01, 2017 12:51 pm

The field is now up to date, and will close on October 14.
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Tue Oct 03, 2017 2:14 pm

The field is now up to date.
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Sun Oct 08, 2017 3:56 pm

The field is now up to date.
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by Edward Powers » Wed Oct 11, 2017 1:35 pm

Saint Joes registered 2 teams---did you receive the regisrtation?
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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Mon Oct 16, 2017 9:25 am

Yep, we have it. Updating the field right now.
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Sun Oct 29, 2017 7:31 am

Congratulations to Greens Farms, who emerged victorious from a one-game final with Bard A to win! Ridgewood A snagged third. Thanks to everyone for a great day! Please refrain from discussing the set publicly until it is cleared in April. Statistics should be posted within a week or so. We're so glad you all could make it, and we hope to see you back at Hunter College HS for Prison Bowl in March!
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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Re: SCOP Novice at Hunter College HS, NYC (10/28/17)

Post by notchole » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:04 pm

Full statistics for prelims, playoffs, and crossovers are now available in the tournament entry (found at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4573/).
Chloe Levine
Hunter College High School (New York, NY) Quiz Bowl, Class of 2018
Captain and President, 2017-2018
Head Editor of Prison Bowl XI; Vice Head Editor of Prison Bowl X
Vice Captain, Vice President, and Member of HSNCT-Winning Team, 2016-2017; Treasurer, 2015-2016
(Harvard College, Class of 2022)

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