Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)

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Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)

Post by Pushkin's Beard » Wed Dec 17, 2014 9:08 pm

Georgetown Day School is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament at our wonderful HIGH SCHOOL CAMPUS on May 9th?, 2015. Ben Cooper was "a model student at the Georgetown Day School in Washington, DC, who was well-liked among his colleagues and the faculty. He participated in many activities in school and in service to the community. Because of his enthusiasm and encouragement to promote academic competition among his team members, he was selected as the captain of the varsity team for the 1997-1998 school year. On August 12, 1997, Ben was tragically killed in an automobile accident while returning from his summer job." More information about him and the Ben Cooper Academic Ambassador Awards is available here.

Registration:
Registration will be from 8:15am to 8:45am and we hope to start the first round by 9:00am. We will accept cash and checks made out to GDS Quizbowl. To register for this tournament please e-mail me at GDSquizbowl@gmail.com with the number of teams, buzzers, scorekeepers/runners, and moderators your team will bring. I can wait to see you there!

Questions:
We will be mirroring HSAPQ's mACF tournament #53. To learn more about the set visit the HSAPQ website.

Food:
We will provide a breakfast of doughnuts, muffins, bagels and cream cheese, orange juice, and coffee. Lunch will not be provided but rest assured you will have so many tasty options to choose from around the school.

Location:
The Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament will take place at our wonderful High School Campus located at 4200 Davenport St. NW Washington, DC 20016.

Cost:
$70 for the first team
$60 for each additional team
-$5 for every operational buzzer system
-$10 for any scorekeeper/runner
-$15 for every moderator who has experience reading at tournaments
-$20 for 125 miles traveled
-$10 for a team new to quizbowl

School (Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)
Field: (4/4/2)
Cantonsville (1/1/0)
Maret (1/1/0)
Gonzaga (1/0/1)
Richard Montgomery (1/2/1)
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (2/7/15) at GDS [DC]

Post by Pushkin's Beard » Thu Jan 22, 2015 10:55 pm

With a little over two weeks left until the tournament, there's still plenty of space in the field. Register now by emailing me at gdsquizbowl@gmail.com
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (2/7/15) at GDS [DC]

Post by Pushkin's Beard » Thu Jan 29, 2015 10:22 am

Due to a lack of registrations, this tournament is POSTPONED hopefully to May 9th, although that is a tentative date.
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by Lawrence Simon » Sun Apr 19, 2015 10:01 am

So is this still happening on May 9th?
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by Pushkin's Beard » Thu May 07, 2015 11:08 pm

I'm sorry for the delay in this announcement. The administration has been slow to respond and I have been slow to update. We are unable to host on May 9th, however with enough demand we will host a tournament on May 23rd on HSAPQ. Please email me at gdsquizbowl@gmail.com to express interest. I hope everyone can make it!
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by The Stately Rhododendron » Fri May 08, 2015 12:04 pm

I can probably staff
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by Howard » Wed May 13, 2015 5:46 pm

Pushkin's Beard wrote:I'm sorry for the delay in this announcement. The administration has been slow to respond and I have been slow to update. We are unable to host on May 9th, however with enough demand we will host a tournament on May 23rd on HSAPQ. Please email me at gdsquizbowl@gmail.com to express interest. I hope everyone can make it!
Do we know yet on which HSAPQ set this event will be run?
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong Cham » Wed May 13, 2015 6:09 pm

Howard wrote: Do we know yet on which HSAPQ set this event will be run?
Assuming no change from the original plans...
Noah, in the tournament announcement wrote: We will be mirroring HSAPQ's mACF tournament #53. To learn more about the set visit the HSAPQ website.
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Wed May 13, 2015 10:05 pm

Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong Cham wrote:
Howard wrote: Do we know yet on which HSAPQ set this event will be run?
Assuming no change from the original plans...
Noah, in the tournament announcement wrote: We will be mirroring HSAPQ's mACF tournament #53. To learn more about the set visit the HSAPQ website.
Just confirming that this is right from my (HSAPQ's) end.
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament [POSTPONED]

Post by Howard » Fri May 15, 2015 1:31 pm

Thanks for the responses, both Arjuna and Jacob.
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)

Post by Howard » Thu May 21, 2015 5:06 pm

I was hoping Noah would post, but since he has not, in the event there are teams that have not received a response via e-mail or on the boards:

the appropriate faculty at Georgetown Day have informed me that this event has been canceled.

I hope no one shows up to a tournament that is not occurring.
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Re: Ben Cooper Memorial Tournament (May 23)

Post by Pushkin's Beard » Thu May 21, 2015 10:43 pm

I am very sorry to announce that this tournament is unfortunately not able to happen. I apologize for the lateness of the post, but I really truly wanted to still run this tournament. I was holding on hope that more teams would suddenly and magically register, but alas we only had registrations from about 5 teams so it is not really feasible to run it. I am sorry to everyone who was excited to play.
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