Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST II) - 3/31/2012

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Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST II) - 3/31/2012

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The Ladue Academic Team is pleased to announced that we will be holding the second incarnation of the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament on Saturday, March 31st, 2012. We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well. The top teams will qualify for a bid to the 2012 PACE National Scholastics Championship, which will be held on June 8th and 9th at Washington University in St. Louis.

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 24 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. Fields can fill fast, so sign up soon to reserve your slot! To register, please send an email to [email protected]

SET DETAILS:

A copy of last year's question set can be found here. The questions this year will be similar, though be aware that the distribution is slightly different from that of last year.

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 non-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
4 Literature
4 Science
2 Religion & Mythology
1 Math (Non-computational)
0.5 Philosophy (1 tossup or 1 bonus per round)
0.5 Social Science (1 tossup or 1 bonus per round)
1 Art
1 Music
1 Geography
1 Current Events
1 Trash (Pop Culture and Sports)
1 extra question

As you may have noticed, the total is 22 tossups and bonuses per match. The extra tossups and bonuses 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 March 31st! If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Max Schindler: LIST II Co-Tournament Director.


EDIT: Distribution edited to reflect there being only 22/22 per round.
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Field (updated 1/25):

Teams (30/30)

Clayton (3)
De Smet (1)
Fulton (2)
Hancock (1)
Helias (2)
Kickapoo (2)
Lutheran South (2)
Mehlville (1)
Notre Dame (1)
Orchard Farm (1)
Parkway Central (1)
Parkway South (1)
Pattonville (1)
Rock Bridge (3)
Savannah (1)
SLUH (1)
St. Joseph's (1)
Troy (1)
Tuscumbia (1)
Valley Park (1)
Webster Groves (2)


Buzzers (16-17)

Rock Bridge (1-2)
Clayton (1)
Tuscumbia (1)
Webster Groves (1)
Fulton (1)
Valley Park (1)
Parkway South (2)
Hancock (1)
Notre Dame (1)
Orchard Farm (1)
Helias (1)
Parkway Central (1)
De Smet (1)
Lutheran South (1)
St. Joe's (1)
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST II) - 3/31/2012

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Mewto55555 wrote: 1 Math (Non-computational)
Thank you for not cramming math in as a minor science with astronomy, earth science, and computer science.
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whitesoxfan wrote:
Mewto55555 wrote: 1 Math (Non-computational)
Thank you for not cramming math in as a minor science with astronomy, earth science, and computer science.
You are very welcome :grin:
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Field updated; also, we're expanding to 30 teams, maybe more.
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Mewto55555 wrote:1 Art.
Why such a low art distribution? Not complaining, seeing as I'm not even going to this, but is there a reason?
Edit: I am an idiot who doesn't read very well, ignore this
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST II) - 3/31/2012

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Congratulations to Rock Bridge A, who won the second Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament! Second place was Clayton A, third Savannah, and fourth Rock Bridge B. Rock Bridge A finished 3-0 in the superplayoff bracket, and Clayton 2-1, but Clayton decided to forfeit what would have been an advantaged final. Savannah was 1-2, and Rock Bridge B 0-3.

Our other playoff teams were Notre Dame, Rock Bridge C, Helias A, SLUH, De Smet, and Fulton. Of these, I believe Notre Dame, Rock Bridge C, SLUH, and De Smet all receive platinum bids to the PACE NSC.

For format, we had five prelim brackets, re-bracketed into five playoff brackets (26 is not an easy number to work with!) In the mornings, everyone played scrimmages in their byes. In the afternoon, things in the lower brackets got a bit funky after a bunch of teams disappeared during lunch, causing unfortunate delays which led to more teams having to leave early, so we cut our losses after round 9 -- about half the teams still there liked quizbowl enough that they played one or two extra consolation rounds after awards.

Congratulations also to our top eight scorers, who all got book prizes: Nick Vellios (Helias A), Keiran Connelly (SLUH), Mark Blanton (Notre Dame), Dylan Randolph (Fulton), Apoorva Sharma (Clayton A), Evan Eberhard (Webster Groves), Bess Goodfellow (Rock Bridge A), and Walter Wang (Rock Bridge B)

Thanks a ton to everyone who came and helped staff; we really appreciated it and the tournament could not have run without you.

As a reminder, the set won't be clear for at least another month -- if you have any commentary/specific feedback, please email me at [email protected]. Thanks everyone who came!


EDIT: The stats are a bit wonky too, we'll get those fixed soon (though some games don't exist due to teams leaving).
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