CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

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CT INV IV (E. O. Smith/IQConn, Storrs CT) - 2/2/13

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Greetings:

E. O. Smith High School Academic Quiz Bowl and IQConn are pleased to announce Connecticut Invitational IV, which will take place on February 2nd, 2013 at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT. We will be using NAQT IS-124.
This is the fourth annual tournament with the purpose of promoting quiz bowl in southern New England. New England teams are strongly encouraged to attend.
Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the first round beginning at 9:30 AM. Though it is difficult to know exactly when the tournament will end, it is safe to assume sometime in the early evening around 5 or 6 PM.

Registration information for the tournament is as follows:

Base fee, first team: $60
Additional teams: $50
Working buzzer system: -$5 each
Moderator: -$5 each

Please make checks payable to: E. O. Smith Academic Quiz Bowl. Please plan to pay on arrival at the tournament.

A copy of the registration form can be obtained by emailing the tournament director at [email protected]. You may also use this email for any questions you may have about the tournament.

For those concerned about transportation, a map and driving directions will be sent upon registering. Storrs, CT is located in the Northeastern part of the state, 40 minutes from Hartford, 1 hour, 45 minutes from Boston and 2 hours 45 minutes from New York City (it’s also about 3 hours from Hanover, NH).

We hope that you will join us February 2nd, 2013 for Connecticut Invitational IV at the University of Connecticut in Storrs, CT.

Bob Pirrie
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E. O. Smith High School, Storrs, CT
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We already have three schools interested. In this spot we will keep you posted as to interested and/or registered schools and teams. Coding is teams/buzzers/moderators.

Current List (1/27):

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School (1/1/0)
Suffield High School (3/1/1)
Brookline High School (1/2/0)
Woodland (2/1/0)
Shrewsbury (2/1/0)
AMSA (1/2/1)
Belmont (1/1/0)
Milton (1/0/0)
Lexington (1/0/0)
Northhampton (3/1/0)
Berkshire (1/1/0)
Suffield Academy (1/1/0)
High Technology (1/0/0)
Ridgewood (1/2/0)
Springfield Central (2/1/0)
Arlington (1/0/0)
Hingham (2/2/0)
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In an act of shameless promotion/bumping, I will tell you that there are already 7 teams registered for CT INV IV. We are looking at limiting the field to 24 teams, so drop us a line soon!
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Hey--
Now that Newtown is receding in the rear view mirror, why not send us an email and sign up for CT INV IV? We had a great turnout last year, and this year we will be on UConn campus with even more glamorous playing rooms! Sign up soon, slots are limited! Hope to hear from you soon!
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Just an update on proceedings...we will be in Oak Hall at UConn the day of the tourney, a brand new (and very comfortable) classrooms building at the university. Check the field update too--we are at 9 teams and climbing.
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Hello folks--13 teams and climbing (only 24 spots available!). In other news I just affiliated our tourney with PACE, so placing well in CT INV IV qualifies your team for NAQT and PACE national championships.
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Hello--
We are now Platinum certified by PACE--see the message below. Thanks, and keep those emails coming!

Congratulations! PACE (the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence) has awarded your tournament, Connecticut Invitational IV, platinum certification. This means that the top 25% of teams in your tournament (rounded up to the nearest integer) will qualify for our national high school quizbowl championship, the PACE NSC (details pending). The qualifying teams will get to register early for the NSC starting on December 1st.
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Hey--we're at 17 to 18 teams, 24 slots available, three additional schools interested, we're almost full, quick, drop us a line!
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Ridgewood would like to bring 1 team and 2 buzzers, no moderators.
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rpirrie wrote:Current List (1/8):

Suffield High School (3/1/1)

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Suffield (1/?/?)
Just to clarify, this is Suffield High School with three teams and Suffield Academy with one?
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Thanks for spotting that, Matt. Yes, the Academy is bringing 1 team. Corrections have been made to the list.
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Good News--We've pretty much reached our original limit of 24 teams for CT INV IV, but we've been able to scrounge up a few more rooms to play in. We've only got 2 1/2 weeks to go, but you can still squeeze your school into the field! Drop us a line!
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Hello--any last minute stragglers out there? We have been able to expand the field and can take 8 more teams. Don't forget--this is a good qualifier for PACE and HSNCT, with plenty of time afterwards to make arrangements to go to either big tourney. Drop us a line!
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Here is the final list for CT INV IV! Look forward to seeing everyone tomorrow!

Abby Kelley Foster Charter Public High School (1/1/0)
Suffield High School (3/1/1)
Brookline High School (1/2/0)
Woodland (2/1/0)
Shrewsbury (2/1/0)
AMSA (1/2/1)
Belmont (1/1/0)
Milton (1/0/0)
Lexington (1/0/0)
Northhampton (3/1/0)
Berkshire (1/1/0)
Suffield Academy (1/1/0)
High Technology (1/0/0)
Ridgewood (1/2/0)
Springfield Central (2/1/0)
Arlington (1/0/0)
Hingham (1/2/0)
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Hello--
In very well fought championship games, it came down to statistics, with Lexington winning with the overall average score. Thanks to all for coming! It was a great tournament overall!
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I thought High Tech won?
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Hi everyone,
Thanks so much for attending the CT Invitational IV and for bearing with us despite the room difficulties.

I see that there were some confusion as to the way we determined the winners. Basically we separated the 24 attending teams into four new brackets based on their record from group play in the morning; top six best records were put into bracket Sarah (next six in bracket Rebecca, next six in bracket Rachel and last six in bracket Leah). We decided that the team with the best play-off record to be the champion.

Unfortunately, at the end of the day, three teams (Lexington, High Tech, and Ridgewood) have identical records (all at 4-1). We then decided to award the championship to the team with the highest average points per game, and this is Lexington at 371 points per game over High Tech 356 points per game. Though Ridgewood benefited from a forfeit for its last game, it was highly improbable for them to score enough points in the last game to over take High Tech in terms of average points (They needed more than 640 points).

We decided not to use head to head records for a variety of reasons:
1. During play-off, Ridgewood beat High Tech, High Tech beat Lexington, and Lexington beat Ridgewood, which gives all teams claim for the title.
2. High Tech also lost to Lexington during Group Play.


For all those who can't wait to see their own stats from this tournament, here is the link:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... d_results/
(Overall data maybe missing games from lower brackets, due to teams' early departures)

I apologize in advance for all mis-spelled names; unfortunately, public education does not include handwriting classes.
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also, just one last thing...

Please disregard the team standings page on the stat report for this tournament. That was the final printout of the SQBS software for the overall tournament, but it does not reflect the bracketing that we instituted for the second half of the day.

I will attach an excel file reflect the true team standings of the tournament with second half bracketing adjustments. I'm just not going to do it now, at 1 am.

Thanks for understanding,

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Hello again,
Attached is a spreadsheet of final tournament standings. Top 5 team finishes qualify for PACE while the top 4 teams qualify for NAQT Nationals.

the top four from CT INV IV are: Lexington, High Tech, Ridgewood, and Hingham. These four teams, along with Brookline all qualify for PACE Nationals.
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