Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

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Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:00 pm

Rutgers University-New Brunswick will be hosting the Scarlet Knight Winter Invitational Tournament on 01/27/2018. It will be run on Maggie Walker's GSAC.

Field Size: There is a field cap of 21 teams. In order to ensure that as many schools get to participate as possible, the first three teams of all schools that register will be entered into the field and subsequent teams will be added to a wait-list. Teams will be limited to rosters of six players.

Registration and Fees:
Base fee: $80 for your first team, $75 for additional teams
Buzzer discount: -$5
Staffer discount: -$10
The minimum fee per team is $50.

To register, please fill out this form.

Please do not hesitate to email us if you have questions at rutgersacademicteam@gmail.com.

Payment: All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. Teams that do not will be charged a $25 penalty fee. We will accept either cash or checks. No other form of payment will be accepted. All checks must be made out to “Rutgers University Academic Team”. If your school requires an invoice for payment, please get in touch with us at the email address above.

Location: The tournament will be held in Scott Hall (43 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ) on the College Avenue campus of Rutgers-New Brunswick.

Transportation and Parking: Teams driving to the tournament who wish to park on campus must purchase a $5 parking permit here (permits can only be purchased online on weekdays from 8am to 5pm), and use this parking deck (622 George Street, New Brunswick, NJ). Alternatively, teams can park in these off-campus facilities provided by the City of New Brunswick for a slightly higher fee. Scott Hall is also within walking distance of the New Brunswick NJ Transit station on the Northeast Corridor Line.

Schedule: Registration will begin in Scott Hall at 8am and all teams should arrive at 8:30am at the latest. There will be opening announcements at 8:45am, and we hope to begin Round 1 as close to 9am as possible. The exact format will be determined by the final field size, but in any case, teams will be placed in preliminary brackets for morning rounds and then reseeded into playoff and consolation brackets in the afternoon. All teams will be guaranteed at least eight rounds in total.

Food: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided at the tournament. We will supply a list of places to eat during the lunch break.

We hope to see you all in New Brunswick in January!
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:30 pm

Field (teams/buzzers/staffers):
Bridgewater-Raritan (1/0/0)
Delaware Valley (2/2/0)
Downingtown STEM (1/0/0)
East Brunswick (3/3/1)
High Tech (3/3/0)
Livingston (3/0/1)
Middlesex County Academy (3/3/0)
Pingry (1/0/0)
Wilmington Charter (1/3/0)

TOTAL: (18/14/2)

Waitlist:
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:00 pm

With three and a half weeks to go, we have hit our field cap of 16 teams, so any further sign-ups will be put on a waitlist. We may be able to expand the field at a later date.
We have also received Platinum certification from PACE, which means that teams who finish in the top 25% of teams at this tournament will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship in Reston, VA in June.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Wed Jan 10, 2018 6:30 pm

We have expanded the field to 19 teams, which means we are once again at full capacity with an empty waitlist.

EDIT: We have now expanded to 20 teams.

EDIT: We have now expanded to the final size of 21 teams.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby deviziak » Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:39 pm

David, will each team get a copy of all of the questions, either in paper or electronic format, after the tournament is over, or after other mirroring tournaments are complete?
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby cchiego » Thu Jan 11, 2018 9:33 pm

In the interest of trying to actually get schools to like pyramidal quizbowl and not go back to the massive modified Jeopardy shadow circuit in NJ, perhaps it would make sense to encourage a school that is making its quizbowl debut (Lyndhurst) to attend a more difficulty and field-appropriate event.

It's pretty incredible that I don't think there's been an event in NJ with a novice bracket or a novice-only tournament in the past few years. Princeton did split standard-competitive this year, but that's it. Perhaps that's why the largest events in NJ are still the 50-60-team modified Jeopardy dreck.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby monty » Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:37 pm

cchiego wrote: It's pretty incredible that I don't think there's been an event in NJ with a novice bracket or a novice-only tournament in the past few years. Princeton did split standard-competitive this year, but that's it.


not to take away from Rutgers and this tournament, but there are plenty of smaller novice-set tournaments in the area, even Rutgers hosted one last spring. Look in the NJ/NY/PA discussion page for a complete list.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby cchiego » Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:03 pm

monty wrote:
cchiego wrote: It's pretty incredible that I don't think there's been an event in NJ with a novice bracket or a novice-only tournament in the past few years. Princeton did split standard-competitive this year, but that's it.


not to take away from Rutgers and this tournament, but there are plenty of smaller novice-set tournaments in the area, even Rutgers hosted one last spring. Look in the NJ/NY/PA discussion page for a complete list.


A novice set (I assume you mean IS-A set, since the last few SCOP and the PA novice sets have not been mirrored within NJ) implies neither a novice-only tournament nor a novice bracket. When attempting to recruit most schools (read: not the supermagnets or top university town schools) to pyramidal quizbowl, it often helps to have opportunities for those teams to do more than finish in the bottom third of a tournament, which is what novice tournaments and brackets do. Given far more schools in New Jersey play non-pyramidal quizbowl than pyramidal quizbowl, it would be nice to try to change that and get more teams playing pyramidal permanently. The standard NJ tournament (regardless of set) wherein a few non-circuit schools show up each time and usually get trounced isn't a very effective way to accomplish that goal.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:00 pm

deviziak wrote:David, will each team get a copy of all of the questions, either in paper or electronic format, after the tournament is over, or after other mirroring tournaments are complete?

I emailed Maggie Walker and they said that the set will be posted after all mirrors are complete. They did ask us not to distribute electronic copies out of concern for question security and also advised us not to distribute paper copies.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby cat » Fri Jan 12, 2018 2:23 pm

Dead Parrot wrote:
deviziak wrote:David, will each team get a copy of all of the questions, either in paper or electronic format, after the tournament is over, or after other mirroring tournaments are complete?

I emailed Maggie Walker and they said that the set will be posted after all mirrors are complete. They did ask us not to distribute electronic copies out of concern for question security and also advised us not to distribute paper copies.


To clarify, we're fine with tournaments who make paper copies for readers to distribute those to teams after tournaments, since there's no reason they shouldn't be able to. But whether or not a tournament wants to go to the effort and cost of printing copies otherwise is the discretion of the TD. Teams can request to see specific questions by joining the private discussion forum, and as David said, the set will definitely be posted at the end of the season!
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Karansebes Schnapps Vendor » Sat Jan 20, 2018 11:53 pm

Is it likely that the field will be expanded?
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Sun Jan 21, 2018 6:30 pm

techno wrote:Is it likely that the field will be expanded?

Yes, we have expanded to 21 teams and you guys are in the field. 21 will be the final field size.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby The Billiards Fool » Sat Jan 27, 2018 11:04 am

Live Stats for the tournament will be up here: https://tinyurl.com/RUwinterstats

Stats will be uploaded via SQBS by Monday.

EDIT: Stats are complete on neg5.
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Re: Scarlet Knight Winter @ Rutgers (01/27/18)

Postby Dead Parrot » Sat Jan 27, 2018 10:30 pm

Congratulations to High Tech A, who cleared the field to go 11-0 on the day and win the tournament! They are joined by Downingtown STEM, Wilmington Charter, High Tech B, and East Brunswick A in qualifying for the PACE NSC in Reston, VA in June. Emmett will post complete stats in the link above later tonight. Thanks to everybody for coming out, and we hope to see you at Rutgers again soon!
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