Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

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Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 8:13 pm

This is our first announcement for the CENTENNIAL HIGH SCHOOL TOURNAMENT in Ellicott City, Maryland to be held on Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 8:30 AM (one day after the SATs).

For our 14th annual tournament, we will be using NAQT IS-180A set. ​​​​​​This question set is an INTRODUCTORY set written to accommodate new players, so this tournament will be ideal for teams new to quiz bowl or new members of established teams. These questions can also help to hone rapid buzzing skills for more experienced teams and players. VIRGINIA TEAMS PLEASE NOTE: This set will be used to create the second half of the VHSL question sets.

We will apply for Gold Certification from PACE and we are using an NAQT set.
TRANSLATION: 20% of the TOTAL high school teams will be eligible from the varsity side for the PACE Nationals in Reston, VA. Based on last year (field of 66 standard and tournament levels), this will mean 13 teams (all derived from the upper "tournament" bracket). 15% of the total number of high school teams will be eligible for the NAQT Nationals (HSNCT) in Atlanta, GA. Based on last year (field of 66), we anticipate 10 teams (all derived from the upper "tournament" bracket.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, even the most experienced teams. Like last year, we are planning to have a STANDARD field composed of teams of ANY AGE less experienced to Quizbowl and a TOURNAMENT field composed of experienced teams. The STANDARD field will have its own trophies but will not be eligible for the NAQT and PACE championship tournaments. Obviously teams can elect to participate in the TOURNAMENT field regardless of players' age and experience. We are using this format in order to avoid the 660 to 10 scores in mismatched contests that are frustrating for all involved.

As we did last year we will group the MIDDLE SCHOOL teams into their own bracket or parallel competition! Elementary Teams are welcome to participate and we may have a separate division for them if enough elementary school teams sign up!

LAST YEAR, 108 TEAMS SIGNED UP AND WE TURNED AWAY THE LATE REQUESTERS. We cannot expand beyond that number due to the physical size of the school.

Like last year, we REQUIRE all teams to stay for the rounds after lunch, and we will require reregistration at lunch to verify afternoon participation.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and we will provide our traditional breakfast banquet. For those teams wishing to stay on site for lunch, pizza will be sold at registration.

We will have a coaches/parents' round during lunch (this year in the Library to avoid the noise of the cafeteria) with fossils/minerals as prizes, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Howard County Special Olympics.

The cost for teams participating in the tournament is $75 for every team. Teams can bring a working buzzer for a $10 discount (but only one buzzer set per team entered). No other discounts are being offered.

REGISTRATION can be completed on this link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1b39RJh ... 5mKvc/edit

However, for questions (not registration), e-mail centennialitsac@gmail.com. Feel free to share this announcement with other teams that might be interested in attending. Please note the new email address.

Eric and Sara Seifter, and John Heslin Coaches, Centennial High School It's Academic
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Re: Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Mon Sep 17, 2018 8:10 pm

LIST OF TEAMS SIGNED UP: # teams/ # buzzers

TOURNAMENT LEVEL
BASIS McLean 1/3
Gunston 2/1
Joppatowne 1/1
Manheim Township 3/3
Montgomery Blair 3/1
Mt. Hebron 1/0
Richard Montgomery 3/4
Robinson 1/2
St. Anselms's 1/1
Southern Fulton 1/1
Thomas Jefferson 6/5
Wilmington Charter 5/3
Winston Churchill 1/2
Wooton 1/0

TOTAL 30 teams/ 26 buzzers

STANDARD LEVEL
BASIS McLean 1/0
Calvert Hall 1/0
Easton 1/0
Franklin 1/1
Hammond 1/1
Joppatowne 1/0
Long Reach 3/0
Manheim Township 1/0
Marriotts Ridge 1/0
McDonogh 2/0
Montgomery Blair 1/0
Mt. Hebron 1/0
NKA Homeschool 2/1
Norfolk Academic Guild 3/2
Richard Montgomery 3/0
River Hill 1/2
Robinson 1/0
Thomas Jefferson 2/0
Saint James 1/0
Severn School 1/1
Wilde Lake 1/1
Wilmington Charter 2/0
Winston Churchill 1/0
Woodrow Wilson 2/1
Wooton 1/0

TOTAL 36 teams/ 10 buzzers
WAIT-LIST for STANDARD:
Banneker 2/0
St. Anselm's 1/0
Old Mill 1/0
RM 1/0

MIDDLE SCHOOL/ELEMENTARY SCHOOL/ buzzers
BASIS McLean 3/1/0
Burleigh Manor 12/0/11
Centennial Elementary 0/12/12
Churchill Road Elementary 2/2/0
Clarksville 1/0/0
Longfellow 3/0/1
NKA Homeschool 1/0/0
Northfield Elementary 0/1/0
Norfolk Academic 2/1/0
St. Anselm's 1/0/0

TOTAL: 25 Middle Teams/ 17 Elem Teams/(42 Teams)/ 24 buzzers

GRAND TOTAL: 108 teams/ 60 buzzers
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Re: Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Fri Sep 28, 2018 7:53 am

We have received Gold Certification from PACE (can't be higher due to "A" set). TRANSLATION: 20% of the TOTAL high school teams will be eligible from the varsity side for the PACE Nationals in Reston, VA. Based on last year (field of 66 standard and tournament levels), this will mean 13 teams (all derived from the upper "tournament" bracket). 15% of the total number of high school teams will be eligible for the NAQT Nationals (HSNCT) in Atlanta, GA. Based on last year (field of 66), we anticipate 10 teams (all derived from the upper "tournament" bracket.

At of the end of September, we have more than 85 teams. We will cap the tournament and standard fields at 30 to 36 each, the exact number depending on enrollment for middle/elementary.

If you are a larger school bringing several teams, please consider bringing buzzers, A tournament this size cannot proceed if we do not have sufficient buzzers.
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Re: Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 5:53 pm

With 2.5 weeks to go, we have reached 107 teams. We are filled after 1 more team in MIddle/Elementary Division and have started waiting lists. Honestly, several teams come off the waiting list due to last minute cancellations and changes of plan. So do not despair.
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Re: Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Thu Oct 25, 2018 5:14 pm

The tournament is locked at 108 teams and the rosters have been submitted by all teams.
We note an interesting and expected phenomenon among almost all the schools that brought more than 2 teams. Top players have been distributed evenly among all the entered teams, with younger players filling in the gaps. This means that the designations A, B, C etc are devoid of meaning as it pertains to strength. To properly bracket everyone, we are doing statistical analyses of each team to assure a fair distribution. This is why schools bringing more than 2 teams will NOT be able to make substantive roster changes except for absences that need to be filled in (and even then without shifting top performers). It will certainly make for an interesting competition. Single teams at full strength may have a chance against the diluted talent of some of these teams. And yet, maybe the outcomes won't change at all. What is clear is that we should have at least 10 teams qualify for HSNCT and 13 teams for PACE and we will NOT break ties for 10 or 13, but rather allow an extra team or two to qualify. As usual we will have 4 large trophies for each division (Tournament, Standard, Middle) and medals for the top elementary teams (maybe one will win both). We will allow an advantaged final if the 2 teams involved want for first place in Tournament. Usually we will break ties in record by PPB in the AM (if the computers work, otherwise PPG) and PPG in the afternoon.
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Re: Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:16 pm

We will load the stats tomorrow night. We need to recover from hosting 108 teams.
We can share this much:

TOURNAMENT LEVEL:
Blair B and TJ C were tied at 4-1 in the top bracket afternoon round-robin They agreed to a one game playoff. After taking a 240 point lead in the first half, TJ C lost to Blair B on the last question. WOW!
#1: Montgomery Blair B
#2: TJ C
#3: RM B
#4: TJ A
#5: Montgomery Blair A
#6: TJ B
#7: RM A
Tied for 8th: TJ D and Montgomery Blair C
Tied for 10th: TJ F and Wootton (we did not break the tie here)
CONGRATULATIONS to these above teams going to HSNCT
#12: TJE
Tied for 13th: Manheim Township A and BASIS A and Churchill A (we did not break the ties here)
CONGRATULATIONS to these above teams who all qualified to PACE.
We know that there are some small school qualifiers here. Please use our final stats to further your bid.

STANDARD LEVEL:
#1: Norfolk Academic Guild A
#2: McDonogh A
#3: Manheim Township D
#4: RM D
Tied for fifth: RM E and Severn

MIDDLE/ELEMENTARY:
#1: Burleigh A
#2: Burleigh B
#3: Longfellow A
#4: Centennial Lane Elementary A
#5: Tied by Longfellow B and St. Anselm's B
#7: Clarksville
CONGRATULATIONS to these above teams for qualifying for MSNCT
#8: Tied by Burleigh C, Burleigh D, and BASIS E
BEST Elementary teams were Centennial Lane A and B and Norfolk Academic Guild F

And now we await the final stats!
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Re: Centennial Tournament Sun Nov 4, 2018 NAQT 180A

Post by eseifte1 » Tue Nov 06, 2018 6:49 am

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