Livingston HS (NJ) New Year's Novice 2020

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Livingston HS (NJ) New Year's Novice 2020

Post by Guybo » Wed Oct 23, 2019 3:44 pm

Hello everyone!

I am pleased to announce that Livingston HS, in Livingston, NJ, will be hosting a novice tournament on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.

SET: We are going to be using PSACA - Three Rivers, by the Pennsylvania State Coaches Association. More information about the set is available here: https://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic ... ca#p361905

TEAMS: We can physically host up to 48 teams. Last year we had 48 teams! However, we are going to have a minimum 20 teams to run the tournament, and a soft cap at 24 for now and, if sufficient demand warrants and we are able to secure sufficient readers and buzzers, will up the number of teams to 36 with a hard cap of 48 teams. Initially, I will take a cap of 3 teams per school and, by December 11, approximately one month before the tournament, will put all additional teams per school into the field. For the moment, all teams beyond 3 from a single school will be put on the wait list.

ELIGIBILITY: This is a novice tournament, so eligibility is limited to players in their first or second year of high school quiz bowl, not including single-subject tournaments like NHBB or Science Bowl. We are also limiting eligibility to players who have NOT attended PACE NSC, HSNCT, or MSNCT. If you have played middle school quiz bowl extensively, please use your own judgement, as this may be unsportsmanlike (we suggest volunteering to moderate instead!). Email us at livingstonacademicteam@gmail.com if you have any questions or concerns about eligibility.

ROUNDS: We are planning on a round robin of preliminary rounds in the morning (depending on number of teams) followed by lunch and then playoffs to follow for all. We aim to let each team have at least 10 rounds.

START TIME: Check in/registration between 8 - 8:30 with a moderator meeting at 8:30 and a welcome at 8:45 with round 1 to start at 9:00. We aim to be done with the tournament between 5:00 - 6:00.

FOOD: A great, high quality bagel (with butter and cream cheese) and orange juice breakfast will be provided free of charge. We will be selling pizzas in the morning (order them that morning upon arriving to check in) at approximately $14 per pie.

FEES:
$60 for the first team
$50 for each additional team from the same school
Discounts of $10 for each EXPERIENCED moderator (as needed) and $5 for each buzzer set (as needed)
Minimum fee of $25 per team.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration will constitute a TEAM COACH/ADVISOR filling out the following Google Form:


This confirms your attendance and registration as well as how many (if any) buzzer systems and/or moderators you will be able to bring. Our email is livingstonacademicteam@gmail.com which you can use for any further inquiries. Information/field updates will also be posted and updated on this hsquizbowl.org forum here so please check/monitor this. Please understand that posting on the forum does not constitute officially registering nor any official communication with the team. Email is the best way to communicate any possible concerns or questions.

PAYMENT: Please make all checks out to "Livingston High School" and either bring with you to the tournament or mail to the below address at my (Guy Rabner) attention. Please try to make sure that payment is in by tournament time. If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, please let us know ASAP or by January 6th, so that we can send you the invoice in sufficient time.

Livingston High School is located at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039-2634. We're close to major interstates and only a 1/2 hour drive to Manhattan.

Looking forward to seeing you in March! Wish for no snow and nice weather, and an easy winter!

Guy Rabner
Academic Team/Quizbowl coach
Guy Rabner
Spanish and Italian teacher
Academic Team coach
Livingston HS (NJ)

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Re: Livingston HS (NJ) New Year's Novice 2020

Post by thederpyaxolotl » Wed Oct 23, 2019 6:17 pm

Sorry, the link wasn't posted!

Here it is: https://forms.gle/KhduynXJVzNPq1bdA
Carolyn Meng
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"Nobody likes you, Carol." --Veena

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Re: Livingston HS (NJ) New Year's Novice 2020

Post by thederpyaxolotl » Fri Nov 08, 2019 10:46 pm

This post is reserved for field updates:
Teams/Buzzers/Moderators
Marlboro: 1/0/0
Jonathan Dayton: 2/1//1
Ridgewood: 1/1/1

Total: 4/2/2
Carolyn Meng
Livingston '21, hopefully
axolotl enthusiast
"Nobody likes you, Carol." --Veena

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