Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

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Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Post by Dominator » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:01 pm

Qblitz is excited to announce its first high school tournament, Qblitz Spring 1, to take place between Monday March 25 and Friday March 29. The tournament will take place online on the Qblitz website.

The Qblitz website uses an automated moderator to read questions to players, and then tracks where they buzzed. Those buzz points are used to compare players against each other, allowing matches to be constructed. You can see this automated moderator in action by playing our sample packet. You can also watch the championship match of our last event here.

FORMAT
Qblitz Spring 1 is open to individual players in high school (or below). Over the 5 days, participants will play 5 rounds of 20 tossups. The format is a shootout. For each round, players are assigned to a small pool. Once everyone has played their questions for that day, we build the matches within the pool, and the top performers in each pool move up the tournament ladder. The following round, players will be assigned to a new pool with others on their rung. At the end, the winner of the top pool is the champion.

THE SET
The questions for the competition are being written in-house.

REGISTRATION
Registration is currently open, and will continue to be until Monday, March 18. To register, you'll need to be logged into your Qblitz account.

QUESTIONS
If you have questions, please post them here, or PM me, or email Qblitz.

We hope to see you all there!
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
President of Qblitz (2018-present)

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Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Post by Dominator » Sat Mar 23, 2019 7:47 pm

Hey! This tournament is coming up and the field size is not the most convenient number. The first three high schoolers to
(1) have a Qblitz account and
(2) email me at noah@qblitz.org
will be added to the field free of charge.
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
President of Qblitz (2018-present)

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Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Post by Dominator » Sat Mar 23, 2019 8:29 pm

Wow, y'all are fast! The spots are filled.

If you're looking to play some Qblitz, please sign up for next month's free, open HS-nats difficulty QANTA League 1 event.
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
President of Qblitz (2018-present)

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Re: Qblitz Spring 1 (Online, March 25-29)

Post by Dominator » Sat Mar 30, 2019 12:56 am

This tournament happened. We were thrilled to have representatives from Alabama, California, Florida, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Nevada, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia playing. You can watch the final match at the Qblitz watch page.

Stay tuned for updates about the Qblitz Season Finale tournament in May!
Dr. Noah Prince

Normal Community High School (2002)
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2004, 2007, 2008)

Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy - Scholastic Bowl coach (2009-2014), assistant coach (2014-2015), well wisher (2015-2016)
guy in San Diego (2016-present)
President of Qblitz (2018-present)

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