QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewrite]

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QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewrite]

Post by TonyEgg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 7:46 pm

High Technology High School is pleased to announce the Quiz Bowl Invitational Tournament (QuBIT), which will take place on October 25th, 2014.

The tournament will take place at High Technology High School, 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft, NJ 07738. There will be ample parking both on our parking lot and that of the adjacent Brookdale Community College, both of which are free of charge.

On the day of the tournament, registration will take place from 7:45 AM to 8:30 AM, and the first round will start at 8:45 AM. Provided we meet our quota, there will be four prelim brackets of six teams, followed by three playoff brackets of eight teams and six playoff games (no team will play the same team twice.) Trophies will be awarded to the top 4 teams and book prizes will be awarded to the top 5 scorers of the prelims.

Registration:

You can register for this tournament through this Google form, which we will keep open until October 22nd. Due to a limited number of game rooms, we will impose a hard field cap of 24 teams.

Schools may sign up to 4 teams initially and any further teams will be placed on the wait list.

Also note that our school district requests a Certificate of Insurance from each participating school before the day of competition. The no-cost Certificate of Insurance is requested through your School Business Office, asking your Insurance Company to issue a Certificate showing the students are covered by insurance when participating at QuBIT. Further details regarding this matter will be sent when you register for the tournament.

Question Set:

We will be mirroring the UMD Housewrite, which is written using BHSAT's distribution:

4/4 Literature (at least 1/1 each American, British, European, .5/.5 one more of the above, .5/.5 World)
4/4 Science (1/1 biology, 1/1 chemistry, 1/1 physics, 1/1 other science, with a heavy focus on math)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 2/2 European/British/Ancient, 1/1 World, Canadian/Australian where appropriate in context)
2.5/2.5 Religion, Myth, Philosophy (1/1 each Religion and Myth, .5/.5 Philosophy)
2.5/2.5 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual and 1/1 Auditory guaranteed per packet, .5/.5 one more of the above)
.5/.5 Social Science
.5/.5 Miscellaneous and Mixed*
1/1 Geography/Current Events (approx. .66/.66 Geo, .33/.33 CE)
1/1 Trash/Pop Culture

More information on this set can be found here

Fee Structure:

$80 per team
-$5 for each working buzzer system, no limit
-$10 for each moderator, no limit
-Minimum fee of $50 per team

Method of Payment:

Please make all checks out to “High Tech Student Activities Account”. We prefer payment on the day of the tournament, but if this is against your school's policy then feel free to mail them to High Tech’s address, as listed above. Please note: If you plan on paying by mailing a check to us, make sure to mark Attention: Dr. R Eng on the envelope so the check gets to the right place.

Food:

A breakfast of bagels and juice will be provided to all teams free of charge. As for lunch, we would prefer if teams stayed on-site in order to prevent delays. We will be offering pizza for sale at lunch for $13 a pie. If you would like to order, please indicate the number of pies on the Google form. Beverages will also be sold at lunch.

If you have any questions about this tournament, please contact Adithya Kannan (akannan@ctemc.org) or post below.

We look forward to seeing you in October.
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Post by Schmidt Sting Pain Index » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:11 pm

Charter is interested.
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Re: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewr

Post by TonyEgg » Sun Jul 20, 2014 8:26 pm

Field (Teams, Buzzers, Moderators):
Current as of 9/30/14

MAST, NJ (2,0,1)
St. Joe's, NJ (2,2,1)
Ithaca High School, NY (1,1,1)
North Babylon High School, NY (2,3,0)
East Brunswick High School, NJ (2,1,0)
Pingry High School, NJ (2,0,0)
Livingston High School, NJ (2,2,1)
Bergen County Academies, NJ (2,2,0)
Hunter College HS, NY (3,1,0)
Middletown HS South, NJ (2,1,0)
Mountain Lakes HS, NJ (2,2,1)
Kellenberg HS, NY (2,3,0)

Total: (24, 18, 5)

Waitlist:

Ridgewood HS, NJ (2,0,0)
Ranney School, NJ (1,0,0)
Wheatley School, NY (2,1,0)
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Post by Al Hirt » Sun Jul 20, 2014 10:33 pm

EB is interested.
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Post by iloveGod » Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:09 pm

North Babylon is interested.
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Post by TonyEgg » Tue Aug 12, 2014 1:35 pm

QuBIT has received Platinum certification from PACE, meaning that the top 25% of teams in the field will qualify for the 2015 PACE NSC on May 24th and 25th, 2015.

Keep the registrations coming! Note that there is a hard field cap of 24 teams due to space constraints, so it is better to sign up sooner rather than later if you plan on joining us in October.

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Post by mrkirkmath » Tue Aug 12, 2014 3:52 pm

Ithaca is interested. I think I signed us up already, but please let me know if I actually didn't follow through.
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Post by Ithaca Cricket Ump » Fri Aug 29, 2014 9:44 pm

I am probably available to attend this tournament as a moderator for Ithaca, so please provisionally credit them with providing a moderator for this tournament.

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Post by gettysburg11 » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:31 am

Emmaus is interested if there's still space left. Gotta get our coach to approve though haha.
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Re: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewr

Post by TonyEgg » Tue Sep 16, 2014 11:38 am

We have now reached the field cap of 24 teams. Registration is still open, but any subsequent teams that register will be added to the wait-list.

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Post by Edward Powers » Wed Sep 17, 2014 2:48 pm

Adithya,

If you need another moderator I am now able to do it---I have new reading glasses! So, I'm available if needed.
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Post by High1234 » Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:27 pm

Hi,

Ranney is interested. We know that its sort of late, but we'll keep our fingers crossed that spots open up. We just need to get our coach's approval.

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Post by SHP Pirate » Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:26 pm

Even though I am no longer coaching at SHP, I may be available to read/keep stats at this tournament. Please e-mail me off the board @ mzinsmeister@shp.org.

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Post by Rudolf Volz's Hamlet In Rock » Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:16 pm

West Egg would like to drop its team and mod from the field.
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Post by TonyEgg » Tue Sep 30, 2014 11:19 pm

With West Egg and Charter dropping their teams, I have moved Mountain Lakes and Middletown South from the waitlist to the field.

More information regarding QuBIT will be sent out to all registered teams through the emails provided on the signup sheet by the end of this week.

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Post by CHRISO » Tue Oct 07, 2014 12:29 pm

Hi,

Biotech would like to enter two teams. Let us know if we make the field!
We have no buzzer systems, and I am willing to act as a moderator, although I am not a very experienced one.
And if we make the field, we would like 4 pizzas.

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Post by TonyEgg » Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:33 pm

MAST C and Mountain Lakes C have dropped from the field, so Kellenberg's two teams have been added to the field.


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Re: QuBIT @ High Tech - Lincroft, NJ (10/25/14) [UMD Housewr

Post by TonyEgg » Sun Oct 26, 2014 11:08 am

Complete Stats can be found here:http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2328/

The 6 teams that have qualified for the PACE NSC are:

Bergen A (1st place)
East Brunswick A (2nd place)
Hunter A (3rd place)
St. Joseph's A(4th place)
Ithaca (t. 5th place)
Pingry A (t. 5th place)

Thank you to all the players and moderators for bearing through some statistics hiccups during the day.

Special thanks to Mr. Pinyan for helping us to set up fair schedules and to Ben Zhang, whose vast contributions to the tournament range from statkeeping to moderating the final match. We can't thank them enough.

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Post by Ithaca Cricket Ump » Sun Oct 26, 2014 2:26 pm

Especially for a maiden effort, this was an excellently-run tournament (despite the statistics hiccup or two that Adithya mentioned, they were nothing that interfered with the flow of the tournament in any way), and my compliments go out to the entire High Tech crew, as well as Jon and Ben, for their hard and successful work. The tournament might have run a little bit over on time from what would have been optimal, but when playing an untimed format with anything less than 100% highly-experienced (nationals-level) readers, that's really sort of unavoidable, as one slow room can hold up the whole thing - it was really due to a bunch of small delays, rather than any major problem. The question set provided by UMD and collaborators was challenging (especially the science - let's just say that if I didn't know that Eric Mukherjee had a large hand in the writing of the science, I could've figured it out within 3 guesses ;) ), but fair - lead-ins and hard parts were hard, but the answerlines were certainly gettable even by below-average teams. I will certainly be coming down to High Tech to work any future tournaments that they host if they need my help, and once again, great job, everyone.

Congratulations also to the 6 PACE NSC qualifiers from this tournament, and, as a reminder, any team that played this tournament is also welcome to register for AAC in Chattanooga in May, regardless of placement. The informational and registration website is found here: http://www.americanacademicchallenge.com , and a sample question packet will be added to the site by mid-November (i.e., after BrainBusters Fall is finished next weekend and my efforts turn 100% to AAC preparation.)

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