CMST IV Available for Hosting

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CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:37 pm

The 2013 Collaborative Middle School Tournament will be available for hosting from February 2, 2013 until April 21, 2013. There is no fee to use this set of questions at your middle school tournament. This tournament is written and edited by members of the high school and college quizbowl communities.

This set will consist of 10 rounds of 20 10-point toss-ups and 20 three-part, 30-point bonuses, plus tie-breaker questions. Each set of 20 questions consists of (toss-ups/bonuses)

5/5 Social Studies:
1/1 American History
1/1 European History
1/1 World/Ancient History
0.5/1 American Government
1.5/1 Geography

4/4 Literature and Language Arts
2/2 American and British Literature
1/1 Juvenile Literature
1/1 Other Literature and Language Arts

5/5 Math and Science
1/1 Life Science
1/1 Physical Science
1/1 Astronomy
1/0.5 Mathematics (Theory)
0/1 Mathematics (Computation)
0.5/0.5 Computer Science
0.5/0 General Science

2/2 Fine and Performing Arts
1/1 Visual Arts
1/1 Auditory Arts

4/4 Additional Topics
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology
1/1 Current Events
1/1 Popular Culture or General Knowledge

Tie-breaker questions will be taken from any of the above categories except popular culture.

Bids should be e-mailed to Jacob O'Rourke at jacob [dot] orourke [dot] 7 [at] gmail [dot] com and include:
-The name of the school(s) interested in hosting, and the name(s) and contact information of coach(es) serving as prospective tournament directors. High school and collegiate hosts may have players serve as prospective tournament directors in lieu of or in addition to coaches. We do not require previous experience.
-The prospective area from which you would draw teams (e.g. single school, single district, municipal area, state). We are happy to have multiple sites in close proximity, so long as the addition of one site will not severely impact the field of a second site.
-The date(s) on which the tournament would be held. Bids to use these questions for league play are welcome; however, we will give preference to schools that wish to host a weekend tournament.
-Fee structures. Since there is no fee to use these questions, we suggest a base entry fee of no more than 70% of the normal fee in a school’s area.
-Your prospective plan for reporting statistics to the CMST team. We do not require individual statistics; however, we do require win-loss record, team points per game, team tossups answered, and team bonus conversion (bonus points earned per bonus controlled) for each team.
-An estimated maximum field size.
-Anything else you consider relevant to our consideration of your bid.

While it is not vital to bid acceptance, we would like to see hosts provide the following:
-In some areas it is customary to bring one team with more than eight players and have many students rotate playing. We believe that it is a more fun experience if all students play most of the time. We would like hosts to suggest to participating schools that they split their contingent into multiple teams, each with no more than eight players, and offer large “multiple team” discounts as incentives to do this. However, we understand that staffing and room constraints, as well as the number of chaperones available for a particular school, may make it unfeasible for some hosts to mandate this.
-We would like hosts to provide the greatest number of meaningful games for all teams, and are happy to assist hosts in devising a format to that end. We suggest that the top preliminary teams advance to a round-robin playoff bracket, and that consolation matches be set up for non-playoff teams that are interested in playing more questions.

Any questions concerning bidding or the tournament itself should be e-mailed to Jacob O'Rourke at jacob [dot] orourke [dot] 7 [at] gmail [dot] com.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Nov 11, 2012 5:39 pm

Mirror Locations:

Washington Middle School (MO)-March 23.
Barrington Station Middle School (Chicago-area, IL)-March 16.
James Madison High School (San Diego-area, CA)-March 23.
Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, GA)-April 13.
Harvest Park MS (Pleasanton, CA)-April 27-Please note that this site is only for Pleasanton-area teams.
Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, NC)-April 27.
Stratford San Jose (San Jose, CA)-Sunday, March 24-This is the site for any Northern California teams not in the Pleasanton area.
Mountain Lakes High School (Mountain Lakes, NJ)-May 18.
Arcadia High School (Arcadia, CA)-Friday, May 17.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Jan 01, 2013 11:47 pm

The set has been written and I have hosts at Barrington Station Middle School (Chicago-area, IL) and a Southern California site. If you're at all interested in having a mirror of CMST in your area, you should email me a bid at jacob [dot] orourke [dot] 7 [at] gmail [dot] com!
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Wed Feb 13, 2013 12:08 pm

Chattahoochee has been approved as a site in Georgia. If you don't live in Georgia, SoCal, NorCal (I've heard a bid is coming in soon) or the Chicago-area, then you should email me a bid so that we can have as many mirror sites as possible.
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Thu Feb 21, 2013 2:13 am

I'm pleased to announce that we have approved one bid in the Texas area. One is at St. Mark's in Houston on March 2, and the other It is at Holy Family Catholic in Austin on April 20.


EDIT: St Mark's is using MS-06 for their Middle School event this weekend.
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:05 pm

We now have a site in the Northern California area at Bellarmine College Prep on Sunday, March 24, for any teams not in the Pleasanton, CA area.

EDIT: This site is actually at Stratford San Jose Middle School now.
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Mar 17, 2013 2:23 am

We also now have a site at Springfield High School in Illinois on April 13.
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Apr 09, 2013 12:47 pm

The Springfield site has been cancelled due to a lack of interest.
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Tue Apr 23, 2013 4:05 pm

And we've now added a mirror for the Arcadia Middle Schools at Arcadia High School!
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 2017 in amusement parks » Sat May 18, 2013 4:46 pm

Will this set be posted in the next few days?
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun May 19, 2013 12:13 am

geolawyerman wrote:Will this set be posted in the next few days?


I'm uploading it to the database as we speak. It should be available sometime in the next few days.
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby njsbling » Sun May 19, 2013 12:49 am

Results from the Pleasanton, CA mirror are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Re: CMST IV Available for Hosting

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun May 19, 2013 3:17 am

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
geolawyerman wrote:Will this set be posted in the next few days?


I'm uploading it to the database as we speak. It should be available sometime in the next few days.


The set is online now. It's available at this link: http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/558/

EDIT: Also before I forget, I'd like to thank all of our mirror hosts for hosting CMST this year. We had 8 or 9 mirrors this year, which matched the goal I came in with when I decided to take over the bid coordinator role. I hope everyone enjoyed playing the CMST set and will consider mirroring it next year.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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