Crusader Cup - N. Greenville Univ. (SC) - 8 Oct 2016

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Crusader Cup - N. Greenville Univ. (SC) - 8 Oct 2016

Post by eldermaas » Wed Aug 03, 2016 1:09 pm

North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) will hold the eleventh Crusader Cup tournament on October 8, 2016.

The tournament is open to teams officially affiliated with a high school. Teams from middle schools or junior highs are also welcome though please note that we (again) cannot guarantee a jv division yet. Teams from home school cooperatives or without official school sanction will be considered on a case by case basis.

As this is a Fall tournament, we will be using an introductory invitational NAQT set (159-A). NAQT assigned us this set after our original announcement, so we no longer conflict with William Rufus King or Walton Challenge. The questions will be pyramidal is structure, and the bounceback rule will apply.

We will currently cap the tournament at 24 teams, opening the field as we gain additional readers. We are not presently dividing the field into varsity and jv, but teams who may be interested in bringing junior varsity teams should let us know. If we have sufficient interest in (and staffing for) a jv field (5-6 teams), we can create one. An award will be given to the top three varsity teams and the individual high scorer (and top jv team, as necessary).

Eligibility: Teams will consist of up to four players at a time, with no more than two alternates. Substitutions may be made only between rounds, not during matches. Additionally, once the tournament begins, rosters will be set. Eligible players must be currently enrolled in the school/cooperative for whom they compete. Junior varsity players (if we divide the field) must be 6th-10th graders currently enrolled in the school/cooperative for which they compete. Any team with an 11th or 12th grade player will be considered varsity regardless of the other players on the team and regardless of experience with quiz bowl.

Format: The tournament will be an untimed competition consisting of rounds of 20 toss-up and 20 3-part bonus questions with bounce back bonuses. We expect to run the tournament as a modified round robin. Teams will be divided into brackets and will play games within that bracket (with potentially cross-bracket games) for the first five rounds. After lunch, teams will be ranked according to win-loss record (PPG and head-to-head used if necessary) and will play comparable teams from other brackets. The top team(s) from each bracket will be paired to play in a 3-game playoff. The winner will be the team from the top bracket with the best playoff record (no advantaged finals). One third place trophy will be awarded to the winner of the other semi-finalist game. An award will be given to the individual high scorer. If the field is such that a different set-up will be required, we will announce that change to teams at the opening of the tournament if not before.

Time: We will begin with registration at 8:30am in Hayes Ministry Center (on the right as you enter campus), with opening comments at 9:00am and play at 9:15. We expect to finish by 3:00pm. Most likely, the tournament will run seven or eight rounds. We will break for lunch around 12:30pm.

Cost: The base fee for the tournament is $70 per team (4 starting players and 2 alternates) with a $10 discount for each additional team. A $5 discount is available for each working lockout buzzer and $10 discount for an experienced full-time reader (If you have a coach or a graduate who would be an able reader for the tournament, please consider having that person volunteer). While teams may elect to pay ahead of time, final registration and payment will be done at check-in. Question sets will not be provided but may be purchased after the tournament ($10).

We are looking into having lunch catered, but teams may choose to eat at the school dining hall ($7.01). Coaches (1 per team) and volunteers will have their meals provided by NGU. If you are bringing more than one coach, and the additional coach will not be serving as a reader, please let us know, as we may be able to provide an additional lunch voucher.

Contact Numbers: When you e-mail your intent to bring a team to the tournament, please provide a contact number for your team. Last year we had flooding in the area and had to postpone the tournament, so having phone numbers will make contacting teams easier in the event of some other complication. We request that you e-mail your intention to attend (with the number of teams, buzzers, and coaches/volunteers). Those interested in attending may contact James Washick (nguquizbowl at gmail.com or jwashick at ngu.edu).
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Re: Crusader Cup - N. Greenville Univ. (SC) - 8 Oct 2016

Post by eldermaas » Wed Aug 24, 2016 8:49 am

The varsity field is already full. We have opened a junior varsity field and have room for one more team there. Due to room limitations, we will likely not be able to expand the field any further.

Field:
Augusta Christian (1v)
Blue Ridge (1v)
Chapman (1v)
Daniel (1v / 1jv)
Dorman (2v / 1 jv)
Dutch Fork (1v / 1jv)
Eastside (1v)
J.L. Mann (1v)
Landrum MS (1 jv)
Mauldin (2v)
Mountain View (1v)
Palmetto (1v)
Riverside (1v)
Southside (4v / 1jv)
Spartanburg (1v)
Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy (2v / 1jv)
Wade Hampton (1v )

22 varsity / 6 junior varsity
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Re: Crusader Cup - N. Greenville Univ. (SC) - 8 Oct 2016

Post by eldermaas » Sat Oct 08, 2016 7:46 pm

We ended up with 20 varsity and 5 jv teams.

Southside took 1st place, Dorman was 2nd, and Spartanburg end up with 3rd (with Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy finishing in fourth).

After five rounds, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy's C-team was declared jv champion, and (after another team had to leave) were re-bracketed with the varsity for playoffs to avoid additional bye-rounds.

Vincent from Riverside was the individual high scorer and was rewarded with a trophy and a copy of "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon."

Stats for the combined rounds are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/
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