Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

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Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

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The Ladue Academic Team from St. Louis, Missouri is pleased to announced that we will be holding our inaugural quizbowl tournament on Saturday, April 2nd, 2011. We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well.

As the MSHSAA state series begins the week afterwards, this is a perfect oppurtunity to tune-up ahead of time, and is also the last contest before the conclusion of the regular scholarbowl season. So, if you want to get in one more tournament, go ahead and sign up!

For questions, we will be writing our own high-quality set, the exact details of which can be found below.

Entry Fees:
First team from a school: $70
Second team from the same school: $65
Any additional teams from the same school: $60
Buzzer discount*: $5 per system
Staff discount*: $5 per staff member.

*Buzzers and staff are on an as-needed, first-come, first-serve basis. When registering, please detail how many staff and/or buzzers you may be able to bring. As the tournament approaches, we will let you know whether they are needed or not.

We are setting a tentative field cap of 36 teams. There is no maximum to the number of teams each school may bring. We will likely be able to expand if there is enough interest, but until that point, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. If our field fills, we will be able to guarantee every team in attendance at least 10 games, if not more. To sign up, please send an email to me at [email protected]

SET DETAILS:

We will be shooting for a very high tossup conversion throughout this tournament, so the answer lines to tossups will be relatively easy. The questions will be pyramidal in nature, so they will be excellent for play between any level of team attending this tournament. Each round will consist of 20 tossups and 20 rebounding thirty-point bonuses. There will be powers, so any correct buzz before a pre-specified point in the question will earn 15 points (contrasted with the usual 10), and there will be negs, so any early incorrect buzz will cost your team 5 points. The distribution of the tossups and bonuses will be as follows (each number is how many tossups and how many bonuses, so 4 History means 4 history tossups and 4 history bonuses per packet):

4 History: 1 American, 1 European, 1 World, 1 Ancient
4 Literature: 1 American, 1 British, 1 European, 1 World
4 Science: 1 Physics, 1 Biology, 1 Chemistry, 1 Misc. Science
2 RMP (Religion, Mythology, Philosophy)
1 Math (Non-computational)
1 Art
1 Music
1 Geography
1 Social Sciences
1 Current Events
1 Trash (Pop Culture and Sports)

As you may have noticed, the total is 21 tossups and bonuses per match. The extra tossup and bonus will be used as replacements or tiebreakers if necessary. If further tiebreakers are needed, we will have extras on hand. Upon completion of the tournament, we will distribute copies of the set to all teams in attendance. Specific questions about the set can be emailed to me at [email protected]

We hope to see you here at Ladue on April 2nd! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Max Schindler: LIST Co-Tournament Director.

CURRENT FIELD (as of 3/28):

Registered (18):
Clayton (2)
De Smet (2)
Eureka (1)
Hancock (1)
Jeff City (2)
Marion (1)
Oakville (1)
Parkway West (2)
Rock Bridge (1)
Rockwood Summit (1)
Savannah (2)
SLUH (1)
Tuscumbia (1)

Buzzers (13+):
Tuscumbia (2)
SLUH (1)
Oakville (1)
Jeff City (1)
Parkway West (2)
Eureka (1)
Clayton (1)
Hancock (1)
Rockwood Summit (2)
Marion (1)
Rock Bridge (a bunch)
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

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Yay, a field update! (no longer current)


Registered (11/36):
De Smet (2)
Jeff City (1)
Oakville (1)
Savannah (2)
SLUH (1)
Sullivan (2)
Tuscumbia (2)

Buzzers (4/18):
Tuscumbia (1)
SLUH (1)
Oakville (1)
Jeff City (1)
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Just a reminder that this is coming up, so if anyone wants to have a chance to win the inaugural LIST or something, they should sign up soon. These questions will be good, I promise!
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As 18 is divisible by a bunch of integers, and the tournament is this weekend, I'm closing the field. Any new teams will go on the waitlist until we have enough to expand.
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) - 4/2/2011

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Here are some quick tournament results:

1. Clayton A
2. Jefferson City A
3. Rock Bridge
4. Savannah A
5. Parkway West B
6. SLUH

Again, please do not discuss any specific questions until the set has been cleared (sometime in May), questions or comments should be directed to [email protected]
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Yeah, what Ben said. We did 3 brackets of 6, then rebracketed into 3 more brackets of 6 after lunch (top 2 in top bracket, middle 2 middle, bottom 2 bottom). In the playoff bracket, Clayton went 5-0 and Jeff City A (which was Sam Haynes playing solo!) went 4-1, so they played an advantaged final, which Clayton won in one game, 555-150. There was a 3-way tie for 3rd, with Parkway West B, Rock Bridge, and Savannah A all going 2-3. Parkway West left early, so they took 5th, and Rock Bridge beat Savannah 355-335, a nailbiter which I am told went to the last tossup. SLUH rounded out the top bracket in 6th place. Sam Haynes of Jeff City and Ikshu N. of Clayton were the two highest scorers, both breaking 100 ppg.

Stats are up too!

Prelims: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
Playoffs: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
Combined: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

This tournament was a lot of fun and the set was well-received; all you denizens of these forums should come to LIST II next year!

EDIT: Discussion is much more extensive on the moquizbowl.com forums.
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This was one of the best sets I've heard this year. I highly recommend it if anyone is still looking for a set to mirror.
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Well I must say that I found this set to be merely ... adequate.



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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) »

Yeah this set was really really good, and really really accessible. Not only did it allow for a lot of really exciting high scoring games among the top bracket teams (and also allow Clayton A to thoroughly dominate everybody, I sadly never got to see them but those are damn good stats), but just as importantly, it also allowed some really well played, engaging games among the consolation bracket teams, which has unfortunately been not a particularly common occurrence here in the past. This tournament was also excellently directed and very smooth, and I loved the chance to get to spend a day in a city where people literally buy caviar shampoo and the Schnuck's grocery sells weird stuff like kumquats, so I had a very good time, and so did Rock Bridge. People should mirror this set, and people should also definitely consider LIST II as a priority to attend next year.
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