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Livingston HS (NJ) March Madness 2018 - March 17, 2018

PostPosted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:58 pm
by Guybo
Livingston HS March Madness 2018 (NAQT IS-174) - March 17, 2018

Hello everyone! Happy New Year!

I am pleased to announce that Livingston HS, in Livingston, NJ, will be hosting its annual tournament - this year on Saturday, March 17, 2018.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4800/

SET: We are going to be using NAQT set IS-174.

TEAMS: We can physically host up to 48 teams. However, we are going to have a soft cap at 36 teams and, if sufficient demand warrants and we are able to secure sufficient readers and buzzers, will up the number of teams to 42 with a hard cap of 48 teams. Initially, I will take a cap of 3 teams per school and, by February 14, approximately one month before the tournament, will put all additional teams per school into the field. For the moment, all teams beyond 3 from a single school will be put on the wait list.

ROUNDS: We are planning on a round robin of preliminary rounds (depending on number of teams) followed by lunch and then playoffs to follow. We aim to let each team have at least 10 rounds.

START TIME: Check in/registration between 8 - 8:30 with a moderator meeting at 8:30 and a welcome at 8:45 with round 1 to start at 9:00. We aim to be done with the tournament between 5:00 - 6:00.

FOOD: A great, high quality bagel (with butter and cream cheese) and orange juice breakfast will be provided free of charge. We will be selling pizzas in the morning (order them that morning upon arriving to check in) at approximately $12 per pie (please bring cash and as close to exact change as possible), as well as selling slices, waters, sodas, DELICIOUS homemade baked goods, and other food/snacks throughout the day, most all of which will cost $1 each. This is our team fundraiser so we would appreciate your support!

FEES:
$80 for the first team
$70 for each additional team from the same school
Discounts of $10 for each EXPERIENCED moderator (as needed) and $5 for each buzzer set (as needed)
Max discount of $20 per school

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration will constitute a TEAM COACH/ADVISOR filling out the following Google Form:

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PQDVt ... HvHJZnOeUw

This confirms your attendance and registration as well as how many (if any) buzzer systems and/or moderators you will be able to bring. Our email is livingstonacademicteam@gmail.com which you can use for any further inquiries. Information/field updates will also be posted and updated on this hsquizbowl.org forum here so please check/monitor this. Please understand that posting on the forum does not constitute officially registering nor any official communication with the team. Email is the best way to communicate any possible concerns or questions.

PAYMENT: Please make all checks out to "Livingston High School" and either bring with you to the tournament or mail to the below address at my (Guy Rabner) attention. Please try to make sure that payment is in by tournament time. If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, please let us know ASAP or by March 3, so that we can send you the invoice in sufficient time.

Livingston High School is located at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039-2634. We're close to major interstates and only a 1/2 hour drive to Manhattan.

Looking forward to seeing you in March! Wish for no snow and nice weather, and an easy winter!

Guy

Re: Livingston HS (NJ) March Madness 2018 - March 17, 2018

PostPosted: Tue Jan 02, 2018 3:39 pm
by Guybo
Tournament field as of February 8, 2018. Hope to see you in 6 weeks!

We've reached the 42 team 2nd cap. East Brunswick puts us over the top. Max cap is 48 teams. With 4 more teams we will reach that and put other teams on the wait list. For now, East Brunswick's 4th and 5th team are on the wait list.

School, # of teams, buzzers, moderators

Seton Hall Prep, 2, 2, 0
JFK Memorial, 2, 1, 1
High Point HS, 2, 0, 1
West Egg, 2, 0, 0
MCA, 3, 3, 0
Fire Nation, 2, 0, 0
Ithaca, 3, 2, 1
Hunter, 3, 1, 0
Kellenberg, 3, 3, 1
Bard HS, 1, 1, 1
Bergenfield HS, 2, 0, 0
Jonathan Dayton HS, 1, 1, 0
Millburn HS, 2, 1, 0
Northern Valley Demarest, 2, 0, 0
St Joseph HS, 2, 0, 0
High Tech HS, 2, 3, 0
Penn Manor HS, 1, 0, 0
JP Stevens, 2, 1, 1
Princeton, 1, 0, 0
Mountain Lakes, 1, 0, 0
East Brunswick, 3, 3, 0


Totals 42 teams (21 schools), 22 buzzers, 6 moderators

Wait list

East Brunswick 2, 0, 0

Re: Livingston HS (NJ) March Madness 2018 - March 17, 2018

PostPosted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:43 pm
by Guybo
Hi all,

With approximately 6 weeks left before our tournament, we are very close to our initial cut off point of 36 teams (we're at 34 teams).

As I said in the details above, we have the capacity to host up to 48 teams at our school, depending on buzzer, moderator and other space resources available to us. Please feel free and continue to register and if and when we reach 42 teams, and then 48 teams, we will take other teams off the wait list that we initially put on it.

As we want to assure that all teams that actually are registered are committed to coming, we ask that all teams that are currently on the above field list double check and confirm with their players that they are committed to attending, as to avoid any teams that do not get in the field and would come be needlessly left out. Thank you!

Thank you to the hosts of Rutgers and East Brunswick for hosting some great tournaments the past two weeks in the NY/NJ/PA area. We hope that we are as successful as you were! We look forward to attending Princeton and High Tech in the coming weeks and we suggest, if you haven't and are in the area, that you register for their tournaments. High Tech, in addition to having great teams, run a great tournament every year and Princeton HS is a great new addition to the circuit.