Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)

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Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:45 am

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce the Columbia Spring Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, February 23, 2019, in Columbia University's Hamilton Hall. This tournament is part of the fourth annual Columbia Cup series of tournaments hosted at Columbia University. More information about the Columbia Cup, as well as a copy of this announcement and further details about the tournament, can be found on the Columbia Cup website.

Nationals: Teams finishing in the top 25% of the National division at this tournament will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship sponsored by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, which will be held in Reston, VA on June 8-9.

Additionally, teams that finish in the top 7 of the National Division will qualify for HSNCT, sponsored by NAQT, which will be held in Atlanta, GA on May 24-26, 2019.

Questions: The questions for this will come from NAQT SSNCT 2018. Practice questions that are similar in style and content can be found here.

Tournament format: Morning check-in for this tournament will run from 8:00 to 8:45 AM. The introductory meeting will then follow, and the first round will start as soon as possible afterwards. All teams will be guaranteed at least 8 or 9 matches, depending on the final number of teams attending. Most teams should be done at around 4:00 to 4:30 PM.

Tournament Division: We will be dividing all tournaments in the Columbia Cup series into a National division, for teams with highly experienced and competitive players, and a Standard division, for all other teams. Please note that this is not a Varsity/JV split – you are encouraged to register varsity teams in the Standard division if you feel like that will be a better fit for them. For now, we are capping the National division at 18 teams and the Standard division at 24 teams, though the exact numbers may change if demand for one is much higher than demand for the other.

Teams: Each school may register as many teams as they would like in either division or in both divisions. Each team's roster may contain no more than six players, four of which will be playing at any given time during a game. You are encouraged to register novice and JV teams as well in the Standard division. In addition, we encourage schools to register additional teams instead of putting alternates as 5th or 6th players on existing teams. We reserve the right to change a team's division. For example, we will ask a team with a nationals all-star player in the Standard division to join the National division instead.

Registration: To register for this tournament, please fill out the registration form on the Registration page of the Columbia Cup website. We will email you to confirm your registration promptly. Please note that registration for this tournament will not open until January 14, 2019 and will close on February 18, 2019. Before registration opens, we encourage you to gauge the availability of the students on your team, so that you know how many teams to register once registration opens. Spots are first-come-first-serve, so register as soon as you confirm that your school can attend.

All teams who registered for the Columbia Cup package in the fall are guaranteed a spot in the spring tournament and do not need to register again. All teams that you register via the form on the Columbia Cup website will be in addition to the already registered teams. Schools that purchased a Columbia Cup package are not eligible for a refund if their team(s) cannot attend.

Tournament fees and discounts:

The base registration fee for Columbia Spring is $70. There are also discounts for bringing buzzers and staffers, or being a participant in Regional Quiz Bowl. Please see the fees and discounts page of the Columbia Cup website for a more complete overview of fees and discounts.

All entry and registration fees must be paid either in advance or during morning check-in. If you are paying by check, please make it payable to "Columbia University," with "Quiz Bowl" on the memo line. We will also accept cash on the day of the tournament. If you are mailing a check in advance, we recommend that it be sent no later than two weeks before the tournament, and the check should be mailed to:

Jackson Christian Painter
2489 Columbia Student Mail
70 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

We wish you the best of luck this upcoming season, and hope to see you at our Morningside Heights campus on February 23rd! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at quizbowl@columbia.edu.
Jackson Painter
Vice President Columbia University Quiz Bowl 2018-19
Columbia University '19
Colgate University '19

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Re: Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Mon Dec 31, 2018 6:47 am

This post is reserved for field updates.

Field: (as of 1/15/19)
National Division (16/18)
Darien x2
East Brunswick
Greens Farms
High Tech x2
Hunter x2
Ithaca
Kings Park
Lakeland
Saint Joseph
Southold
Teterboro
West Egg
Wilton

Wait List:


Standard Division (18/24)
Bard
Bronx Science
Cardinal Spellman
Dalton
Darien
East Brunswick
High Tech x2
Hunter
Ithaca
Kings Park
North Babylon
Preston
Saint Joseph x2
Trinity x2
West Egg

Wait List:
Kings Park
North Babylon x2
Last edited by Simon de Montfort on Tue Jan 15, 2019 5:15 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Columbia Spring @ Columbia University (2/23/19)

Post by nsheidlower1 » Mon Dec 31, 2018 9:25 am

I believe West Egg should have two teams (one in the national division and one in the standard division). I believe we paid all fees at Columbia Fall for both teams, but I may be wrong. Thanks.
Noah Sheidlower

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