11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

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11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:58 pm

The 11th Hoover Invitational Tournament will be held at Hoover High School on 11/21/2015, and will feature fields for varsity, JV, and novice competition. We will be using BASK this year as our Varsity set, and will be using the SCOP Novice as our JV/Novice set.

Pricing is as follows:

$70 for the first team entered
$60 for each additional team
$5 discount for a WORKING buzzer set (up to two)

First-time teams, teams from out-of-state, and teams with financial issues are welcome to e-mail directly to request a discount. Lunch will be available on site at $5 per player.

The event will use 20/20 rounds with three bonus parts worth 10 points each. Powers and negs will be used as well; no bounceback or worksheets. For varsity and JV, teams will play in a pool in the AM, followed by lunch and an afternoon single elimination playoff. For the novice pool, teams will play round-robin, then the top four will play a second round-robin to determine final standings.

Trophies will be awarded for the top three teams in each division.

Registration documents are below.

For more information, please contact Joshua Rutsky (jrutsky@hoover.k12 DOT al.us) or PM here.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:45 am

New this year - online fee payment!

To pay for your Hoover Invitational Scholars Bowl entry visit myschoolfees.com and follow these simple steps:

1)Select “Register” and enter profile information OR “Sign In” for existing users

2)Select School: Hoover High School

3) Select “Public Items” and select your student.

4) Select Category: Scholars Bowl


FIELD UPDATE:

Varsity:

CCA
Dorman A
Dorman B
Good Hope
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba
LAMP A
LAMP B
Northridge
Springville
Springwood
West Point

JV:
CCA
Good Hope
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba
LAMP
Smiths Station
Springville
West Point A
West Point B

Novice:
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba
LAMP
West Point
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan » Tue Sep 15, 2015 7:44 pm

Good Hope should have 1 Varsity, 1 Novice unless inexperienced 11th graders are eligible for JV.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by quizbowllee » Tue Sep 15, 2015 9:20 pm

Tentatively put us down for a 4th team (in JV).
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:28 am

FIELD UPDATE:

Varsity (15/24 slots filled)
CCA
Dorman A
Dorman B
Evangel Classical Christian
Good Hope
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba MS
LAMP A
LAMP B
Northridge
Springville
Springwood
West Point
Woodford County A
Woodford County B


JV (10/14 slots filled)
CCA
Good Hope (D. hulsey)
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba
LAMP
Smiths Station (Corey Harris)
Springville
West Point A
West Point B
Woodford County

Novice (5/14 slots filled)
Hewitt-Trussville(Josh Haynes)
Itawamba
LAMP
West Point
Woodford County
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by 100% Clean Comedian Dan Nainan » Mon Oct 19, 2015 6:57 pm

Joshua Rutsky wrote:FIELD UPDATE:

Varsity (15/24 slots filled)
CCA
Dorman A
Dorman B
Evangel Classical Christian
Good Hope
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba MS
LAMP A
LAMP B
Northridge
Springville
Springwood
West Point
Woodford County A
Woodford County B


JV (10/14 slots filled)
CCA
Good Hope (D. hulsey)
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba
LAMP
Smiths Station (Corey Harris)
Springville
West Point A
West Point B
Woodford County

Novice (5/14 slots filled)
Hewitt-Trussville(Josh Haynes)
Itawamba
LAMP
West Point
Woodford County
Good Hope should have 1 varsity and 1 novice. Sorry if our registration form said otherwise.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Wed Oct 21, 2015 4:29 pm

FIELD UPDATE:

One month before the tourney, we are at 22 Varsity teams (cap is 24). We have 18 registered JV teams (cap is 24). There are 8 Novice teams registered (cap is 10). The tourney format is pretty firmed up at this point, so I've edited the lead post with details.

Varsity

Altamont
CCA
Dorman A
Dorman B
Evangel Classical Christian
Gadsden City A
Gadsden City B
Good Hope
Hewitt-Trussville
Itawamba MS
LAMP A
LAMP B
Northridge
Oak Mountain
Ramsay
Spain Park A
Spain Park B
Springville
Springwood
West Point
Woodford County A
Woodford County B

JV

CCA
Altamont JV
Gadsden City JV A
Gadsden City JV B
Hewitt-Trussville
Indian Springs JV A
Indian Springs JV B
Itawamba JV A
Itawamba JV B
LAMP
Oak Mountain JV
Oxford JV
Smiths Station
Spain Park JV
Springville
West Point A
West Point B
Woodford County

NOVICE

Good Hope
Hewitt-Trussville
Indian Springs
LAMP
Oxford A
Oxford B
West Point
Woodford County
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:06 am

We have now hit the Varsity field cap and will begin a waiting list for this tournament.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:23 pm

Final field update for Saturday's tourney:

Varsity:

Altamont
Buckhorn
Covenant Christian
Dorman A (South Carolina)
Dorman B (South Carolina)
Evangel Christian
Gadsden City
Hewitt-Trussville
Homewood
Itawamba (Mississippi)
James Clemens
LAMP
Mountain Brook
Northridge
Oak Mountain
Pell City
Prestige Worldwide
Ramsay
Spain Park A
Spain Park B
Springville
Springwood
Sylacauga
Vestavia A
Vestavia B
West Point
Woodford County A (Kentucky)
Woodford County B (Kentucky)

JV

Altamont
Covenant Christian
Gadsden City A
Gadsden City B
Gadsden City C
Hewitt-Trussville
Indian Springs A
Indian Springs B
Itawamba A (Mississippi)
Itawamba B (Mississippi)
James Clemens
LAMP
Mountain Brook
Oak Mountain
Oxford
Pell City
Smiths Station
Spain Park
Springville
West Point A
West Point B
Woodford County (Kentucky)


NOVICE:

Hewitt-Trussville
Indian Springs
LAMP
Oxford A
Oxford B
Sylacauga
West Point
Woodford County (Kentucky)
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by quizbowllee » Thu Nov 19, 2015 12:21 pm

I do believe that this is the single toughest varsity field of any tournament in the history of Alabama Quiz Bowl.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Thu Nov 19, 2015 3:19 pm

You know, Lee, I think you're right--and I think it is something we all should be pretty proud of here. I am grateful to the folks from Itawamba, Woodford County, and Dorman for choosing our event to travel to for this weekend, but I think that there are a lot of really talented teams here in Alabama that will give these teams their money's worth. We are working hard to make sure this tourney meets the expectations people have for it, and looking forward to hosting. The only thing better would be getting to play, but you can't have everything. :)
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Joshua Rutsky » Sat Nov 21, 2015 11:11 pm

This tournament happened. I apologize to all the teams who were delayed by our buzzer issues; we aim to finish by 4PM and tonight we didn't finish until 5:45. That's really not acceptable to us, and we regret the inconvenience it will cause to our guests.

Quick results:

Dorman A won the Varsity bracket over Woodford, KY on the final tossup of the match. It was an outstanding round.
Spain Park defeated Dorman B for Varsity 3rd place.

In JV, Altamont defeated James Clemens for the championship. JV 3rd place went to Woodford, KY.

In the Novice category, Sylacauga was the victor, defeating Woodford, KY. West Point finished in 3rd place.

We actually have the stats basically complete at this point, so I hope to check them over and post them on Monday fairly early. Again, thanks to all of the teams that competed.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by aeteacher » Sun Nov 22, 2015 1:01 am

We at Itawamba were highly impressed with the quality of the readers and efficiency of the tournament. I got exactly what I wanted for my young team(s): experience against some high quality teams. Thanks for doing such a great job in organizing such a large tournament with so many moving parts.

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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by thomasgnd » Sun Nov 22, 2015 7:48 pm

We enjoyed the event very much. Thanks to Hoover for doing a great job hosting.
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Re: 11th Annual Hoover Invitational (11/21/15)

Post by Kfannin » Mon Nov 23, 2015 12:17 pm

Thanks Josh-you always run a great tournament and Woodford County will be back next year.
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