UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

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UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Sun Aug 25, 2013 9:54 pm

The University of Delaware Academic Competition Club is pleased to announce the UD Fall Tournament, which will take place on Saturday, October 26th at the UD campus in Newark, Delaware. We will be using NAQT IS set 127A.

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First Team: $70
Subsequent Teams: $60
Buzzer System: -$5/ each
Experienced Moderator: -$10/ each

Checks should be written out to Academic Competition Club (U of DE). Payment may be made the morning of the event, or mailed to Academic Competition Club, c/o Student Activities Office, 218 Trabant University Center, Newark, DE 19716.

Location and Timing: The tournament will take place in Memorial Hall, which is centrally located on campus. We recommend parking in either the Visitor's Center lot off of S. College Ave. or the Perkins Parking Garage on Academy St. Memorial Hall can be located on the campus map below:

http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php

In terms of timing, registration will run from 8 AM - 8:45 AM, and the opening meeting will last until 9 AM. Preliminary rounds will run roughly until 12 PM, and we hope to finish all rounds by no later than 4:30 PM.

To register, send an email to asgross@udel.edu listing the school name and the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you will be bringing. Hope to see you there!

Field (max 24 teams): (# of teams/buzzers/staffers)
C. Milton Wright (1/1/1)
Charter (4/2/1)
Concord (1/1/0)
Henderson (2/0/0)
GDS (2/3/0)
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Off To See The Lizard » Sun Sep 29, 2013 12:39 pm

Has there been any additions to the field? Walter Johnson is interested in attending
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Mon Sep 30, 2013 8:19 am

As of now, the status of this tournament is on hold. Our administration is being very unhelpful in terms of room reservations, but we're trying our best to rectify the situation. We will know for sure whether this tournament is happening in two weeks, at most.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Gonzagapuma1 » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:55 pm

Hey, guys! If UD doesn't get word by Friday, then they have generously allowed us (the University of Maryland) to take over the date. If it happens, we will also use IS-128, pending approval by NAQT. If our tournament happens, we are going to have an initial cap of 16 teams, so e-mail me if you would come/have interest at danjpuma at gmail.com. Thanks!
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon Oct 07, 2013 11:40 pm

Gonzagapuma1 wrote:Hey, guys! If UD doesn't get word by Friday, then they have generously allowed us (the University of Maryland) to take over the date. If it happens, we will also use IS-128, pending approval by NAQT. If our tournament happens, we are going to have an initial cap of 16 teams, so e-mail me if you would come/have interest at danjpuma at gmail.com. Thanks!
Just as a heads-up Dan, IS-128 was used for http://naqt.com/stats/tournament-teams. ... nt_id=5035 so those teams would not be able to play that tournament.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Thu Oct 10, 2013 11:27 pm

We will be hosting this tournament for sure now, we apologize for the long delay. However, the field is still close to empty, so start sending in those registrations!
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by The Stately Rhododendron » Fri Oct 11, 2013 6:57 am

mastaloo wrote:We will be hosting this tournament for sure now, we apologize for the long delay. However, the field is still close to empty, so start sending in those registrations!
We'd really like to go, but we have an It's Academic taping.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:20 am

Note that if funding is an issue, we accept checks by mail after the date of the tournament; mailing information is listed in the original post. We wouldn't want anyone to miss out due to money issues!
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Pushkin's Beard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:14 pm

I don't know how committed you are to using IS-128 (or if NAQT lets you change) but I know a lot of teams, mine included, would love to go to this tournament if it were on a set we are allowed to play.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Schmidt Sting Pain Index » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:19 pm

Pushkin's Beard wrote:I don't know how committed you are to using IS-128 (or if NAQT lets you change) but I know a lot of teams, mine included, would love to go to this tournament if it were on a set we are allowed to play.
Same situation with Charter.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Oct 16, 2013 5:54 pm

Pushkin's Beard wrote:I don't know how committed you are to using IS-128 (or if NAQT lets you change)
We are indeed out of regular-difficulty sets in this area. (128 here and at Princeton. 130 at Charter Fall. 132 at Phoenixville. 134 for Blue Hen. 136 for the state championships.)
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Off To See The Lizard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:10 pm

Yeah this tournament would probably attract a much greater field if it were using any other set. I understand that NAQT sets are not a viable option, but what about a non-NAQT set. I think IMSANITY is available (It's being mirrored on October 19th so it should also be ready for this date) and the closest mirror is in Cave Spring which almost none of the teams in the DC/MD/DE/NJ area would be able to travel to. I understand that this is late but it's worth considering if you guys want to try and host a greater field.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Al Hirt » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:14 pm

Off To See The Lizard wrote:Yeah this tournament would probably attract a much greater field if it were using any other set. I understand that NAQT sets are not a viable option, but what about a non-NAQT set. I think IMSANITY is available (It's being mirrored on October 19th so it should also be ready for this date) and the closest mirror is in Cave Spring which almost none of the teams in the DC/MD/DE/NJ area would be able to travel to. I understand that this is late but it's worth considering if you guys want to try and host a greater field.
According to our region's date claims, High Tech is mirroring IMSANITY?
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Off To See The Lizard » Wed Oct 16, 2013 6:24 pm

EBAcademicTeam wrote:
Off To See The Lizard wrote:Yeah this tournament would probably attract a much greater field if it were using any other set. I understand that NAQT sets are not a viable option, but what about a non-NAQT set. I think IMSANITY is available (It's being mirrored on October 19th so it should also be ready for this date) and the closest mirror is in Cave Spring which almost none of the teams in the DC/MD/DE/NJ area would be able to travel to. I understand that this is late but it's worth considering if you guys want to try and host a greater field.
According to our region's date claims, High Tech is mirroring IMSANITY?
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:37 pm

Well, there is an A set currently unclaimed in the DC area which some teams in NJ might want to play as well. IS-135A I believe. If a set change is made maybe we can bring a couple teams, but as far as I know most NJ teams have played IS-128 at Princeton and some DC teams played it at VCU. Hopefully, a set change can be made, but if not then it will be a shame to lose the opportunity to play a tournament locally.
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Post by Important Bird Area » Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:59 pm

Chunky Sean wrote:Well, there is an A set currently unclaimed in the DC area which some teams in NJ might want to play as well. IS-135A I believe. If a set change is made
135A isn't available until late February.

127A might be available, but would exclude a number of Pennsylvania schools who use it for their local leagues.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:20 pm

Hmmm...yeah I don't think we have played this set and I am not sure if other teams in the DC area have either. What is the interest for an A set though? I would really like to play this tournament so I would definitely support a set change, but only if it helped enhance the tournament. It wouldn't be good if less teams showed up as a result.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:53 pm

As of now, only two teams have expressed some interest in playing. I would be glad to use an A-set if it means that more teams would come, and I imagine the two teams currently in the field would be fine with that change as well.
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Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Wed Oct 16, 2013 11:26 pm

Well this seems fine then. We can probably bring a couple teams (around 2-4) hopefully. The only question I can think of right now is whether or not this will be an HSNCT qualifier since it is run on A set?
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by dollmi » Thu Oct 17, 2013 5:53 am

Manheim Township would have come if we had confirmation sooner, or we would still come if the tournament was on a different date. I know that isn't an option at this point, so it looks like we will miss IS 128 this year.

We specifically didn't go to Princeton because we intended to come to this tournament. Our district requires over two weeks to process field trip/check requests, and we were approaching our deadline. When we didn't hear anything, we had to make a decision. So, we opted to make the 4 hour trip to CMU instead. We registered and finalized plans within a few hours of an email stating the tournament was going to happen.
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Post by Pushkin's Beard » Thu Oct 17, 2013 8:02 am

Chunky Sean wrote:The only question I can think of right now is whether or not this will be an HSNCT qualifier since it is run on A set?
Unless NAQT changed something this year, it would be a qualifier. GDS would send 2 teams if this tournament were on an A-set (or really any set we can play).
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Post by Important Bird Area » Thu Oct 17, 2013 11:48 am

Chunky Sean wrote:The only question I can think of right now is whether or not this will be an HSNCT qualifier since it is run on A set?
A-set tournaments qualify teams for HSNCT normally (unless they have eligibility policies that exclude specific players or teams).
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:23 pm

We have now officially switched to 127-A. This change has been reflected in the original post. Make sure to send me an email to register at asgross@udel.edu.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Howard » Sat Oct 19, 2013 3:34 pm

I just noticed we're listed in the field. It's probable we'll be able to come, but I don't have enough commitments to say we'll be there.
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Post by mastaloo » Mon Oct 21, 2013 9:23 pm

We still have plenty of room in the field, so keep sending in those registrations!
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Post by Howard » Wed Oct 23, 2013 12:20 pm

Two of the three that were likely for this have become unavailable, so we unfortunately won't be able to make this happen.

I hope everything goes smoothly in our absence.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:28 pm

We would like to thank all the teams for coming to the tournament today. Charter A won the tournament in an advantaged final against GDS A. Prelim round robin stats are posted below.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
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Post by Corry » Sat Oct 26, 2013 9:33 pm

mastaloo wrote:We would like to thank all the teams for coming to the tournament today. Charter A won the tournament in an advantaged final against GDS A. Prelim round robin stats are posted below.

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
That tournament page still lists the set used as NAQT-128, instead of NAQT-127A. Can you update the description? (It really threw me off the first time I looked at it. :P )
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Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Sat Oct 26, 2013 11:42 pm

Just wanted to point out a stat correction. For the match against us (Charter B), Jaimie from Charter A and Naman from Charter A have been switched...this probably affect Jaimie's individual stats quite a bit since it changes her from a 15 point game to 105 point game. Just wanted to point that out.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by mastaloo » Sun Oct 27, 2013 2:27 pm

Stats have been updated.
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Re: UD Fall Tournament - 10/26/13 (Newark, DE)

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Mon Oct 28, 2013 3:21 pm

Thanks UD for a great tournament! We had a lot of fun playing it! Hopefully next year there can be a bigger field and maybe if a JV division is formed more teams might come...just a thought as there is quite an active middle school field in our area that also may be interested in coming as well as new high school teams. See you at Blue Hen Bowl!
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