Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Postby jlchockey94 » Sun May 06, 2012 5:43 pm

Lord Hatefun Complainington wrote: Still, it was pretty annoying to play slapbowl on 5 out of 9 games, including every single game we played in the playoffs.


I want to apologize for this problem. It was in no way Maryland's fault. We, GDS, promised to bring three buzzer systems and brought none of them due to some internal miscommunication and NHBB craziness. I want to thank Maryland for running a very efficient tournament even with too few buzzer systems.
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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Postby Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun May 06, 2012 5:49 pm

This was a fun tournament to moderate at. Once again, sorry my team couldn't come, but i enjoyed being there.

The questions were quite good. The announced difficulty adjustment was very clear and resulted in much more enjoyable games in the lower playoff bracket (which i read) then in previous years which resulted in scores like 60-45.

I do think the tossups did get a little harder in the last few rounds... and there are some bonus conversion statistics that seem to indicate a couple really difficult rounds. Round 6's conversion (which just felt much more difficult) was in fact only 15.85ppb, while Round 9 was stuck at 15.40. Every other round was around 18ppb, or higher, which is great.

There were a few tossups where i felt like the easiest clue was not given in the giveaway, which might have resulted in less buzzes. Other than that, compared to previous iterations of a clearly really hard set, this was a good set of questions appropriate for all sorts of high school teams.
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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Postby AKKOLADE » Mon May 14, 2012 2:32 pm

Did NASAT tryouts happen?
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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Postby Nine-Tenths Ideas » Mon May 14, 2012 2:36 pm

No, no one stuck around except for Oakland Mills, so we canned it. If Maryland wants to get a NASAT Team together, they should figure out who can go and do it soon.
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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Postby AKKOLADE » Mon May 14, 2012 2:43 pm

Well, if players are interested, I would suggest they start taking steps to actually put a team together soon.
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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Postby The Stately Rhododendron » Thu May 17, 2012 5:57 pm

Fred wrote:Well, if players are interested, I would suggest they start taking steps to actually put a team together soon.


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Anyone interested should email me at isaac@kirk-davidoff.net
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