VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

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VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Tue Aug 27, 2013 11:45 am

This is the general announcement for the 2013 Virginia Commonwealth University/University of Virginia Collaborative Tournament. This is a high school academic quizbowl tournament, to be hosted at New Kent High School in New Kent County, Virginia, on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 9am to about 4:30pm.

Location, directions & parking:
The tournament will take place at New Kent High School, in New Kent County, Virginia located at 7365 Egypt Rd, New Kent, Virginia 23124. From previous experience traveling to New Kent, this is just a few miles off Interstate 64 exit 214. There should be plenty of parking available outside the building.

Questions:
This event will be using Tournament 42, a set written and edited by High School Academic Pyramid Questions (HSAPQ).

Affiliation:
This tournament will be an opportunity to qualify for the PACE National Scholastic Championship (pace-nsc.org), which will occur in May 2014.

Format:
This tournament will use the tossup/bonus format. A round will consist of 20 tossups with correct tossup answers earning a team a bonus in which it can earn up to 30 additional points, broken into three questions each worth 10 points. There is no math calculation; this does not preclude questions on mathematical concepts. Teams will be seeded to preliminary groupings before being reseeded based on record. All teams will be offered a minimum of 9 games. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top individual scorers. The field is capped based on availability of space and staff; the current cap is 24 teams, though we hope to be able to expand.

Registration & fees:
Base fee: $70 per team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $5 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control unit and eight activators all work). There is no limit to the number of systems you can bring. If bringing a buzzer system that plugs into a control unit with a modular connector, such as a telephone plug, you must provide tape with your system if any latching tabs are broken. Failure to do so means you cannot claim the discount.
Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, or student who is not playing. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (except finals) in order to receive credit for their school. There is no limit to the number of staffers you can bring.
Travel: $10 off the school's fee for every 150 miles traveled one-way from your school's address to New Kent High School, according to Google Maps.
Minimum fee: The minimum fee is $0. You can bring enough buzzers and staffers to eliminate your fee, but you cannot have a negative fee.

To register for this tournament, you must e-mail me at sea2fj@virginia.edu with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you intend to bring, an email address where you can be contacted with details, and a cell phone number belonging to someone who will be attending the tournament, so that we can track you down if you are running late. Feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending. There is no further registration form or other action needed on your part in order to be officially registered; you only need to e-mail me at the above e-mail address with the information requested. Posts made in this thread do not count as official registrations.

Method of payment:
All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if required by your school. Teams who do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it.

We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from a school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.

All checks must be made out to "Quizbowl at VCU". If you require a pre-tournament invoice or W-9 form in order to have a check cut, you must let us know by let us know by October 25th, so that we can send you the paperwork in time. If you do not let us know about this requirement by October 25th, and it causes you to come to the tournament without your payment, then you will be subject to the $25 late payment penalty.

Team & roster size:
There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a half-time substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day; there is no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer than four players.

Food:
Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. We will provide a list of suggested eateries for the lunch break.

Please e-mail me if you have any further questions. I'm looking forward to seeing a wide variety of teams from Virginia and surrounding states on the 9th.

Sarah Angelo
Tournament Director, VCU/UVA Collab
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Sat Sep 07, 2013 1:25 pm

This tournament has received platinum certification from PACE, so the top 25% of the field will qualify for the 2014 NSC.
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Wed Sep 11, 2013 3:14 pm

Field updates will be maintained in this post.

Registered teams:

Buckingham
Collegiate
Cosby
Freeman
Hanover
Howard (2)
Loudoun County
Maggie Walker (4)
New Kent (3)
Rappahannock (2)
Richard Montgomery

Buzzers:

Buckingham (2)
Collegiate
Freeman
Hanover
Howard (2)
Loudoun County
Maggie Walker
Richard Montgomery (2)
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Mon Oct 07, 2013 8:38 pm

We have plenty of space left in this tournament that is just over a month away. The nearest other use of HSAPQ 42 that I'm aware of is in Pennsylvania, so please, come join us and enjoy this set!
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by ryanrosenberg » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:15 pm

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:We have plenty of space left in this tournament that is just over a month away. The nearest other use of HSAPQ 42 that I'm aware of is in Pennsylvania, so please, come join us and enjoy this set!
Tar Heel Cup used HSAPQ #42, so any teams that played at UNC in September won't be able to play here.
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:40 pm

The Predictable Consequences wrote:
The Laughing Cavalier wrote:We have plenty of space left in this tournament that is just over a month away. The nearest other use of HSAPQ 42 that I'm aware of is in Pennsylvania, so please, come join us and enjoy this set!
Tar Heel Cup used HSAPQ #42, so any teams that played at UNC in September won't be able to play here.
Oh, darn, Cody had forgotten that one when we talked about it this weekend. Thanks for the clarification, Ryan!
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:29 pm

If you didn't play HSAPQ Set 42 at UNC and won't be playing it in Philadelphia, we still have room for you to do so here!
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:21 pm

For the sake of a workable schedule, I'm going to go ahead and close the field. If anyone is still interested but not registered at this late date, please do go ahead and let me know, and I'll let you know if we have any further drops.
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Sat Nov 09, 2013 2:34 pm

Round 7 is underway. Prelim Stats
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:08 pm

Maggie Walker A won this tournament in an advantaged final over Richard Montgomery. Stats

Thanks so much to our awesome staff!
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by AKKOLADE » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:42 pm

That link is for editing purposes. (A correct I attempted that may actually be right?!)
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Auks Ran Ova » Sat Nov 09, 2013 5:57 pm

Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:That link is for editing purposes. (A correct I attempted that may actually be right?!)
I fixed it.
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Re: VCU/UVA Collab at New Kent HS (11/09/2013; New Kent, VA)

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Sat Nov 09, 2013 10:34 pm

Ukonvasara wrote:
Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:That link is for editing purposes. (A correct I attempted that may actually be right?!)
I fixed it.
Thanks, Rob! Sorry; was trying to finish up in a hurry so Mr. Duckworth could go home and in my haste I goofed up the link.
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