INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

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INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Post by Snoopy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm

INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP!

I am thrilled to announce that the Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance will be hosting the inaugural Island Cup on October 19, 2019, February 1, 2020, and May 9, 2020, from 8:30 AM to about 6:30 PM. It is a three-tournament series, and you can register for any or all of them.

LOCATION:

The Island Cup will be hosted by Great Hollow Middle School, located at 150 Southern Boulevard in Nesconset, New York, about five minutes north of exit 58 on the LIE. Further directions will be sent upon registration.

QUESTIONS/FORMAT:

The Island Cup will be using NAQT Question Sets IS-187A, IS-191A, and IS-192, in October, February, and May, respectively. The first two sets are High School novice sets; the third is regular difficulty. There will be no computational math tossups; there will, however, be computational math bonuses. The tournament will be untimed in standard 20/20 format following NAQT rules. Teams will be seeded into preliminary brackets and re-seeded for playoffs. Teams will be offered a minimum of 10 games; teams will be expected to play all 10 rounds, even if you are not in contention for the championship. Trophies will be awarded to the top three teams, with book prizes being awarded to the top 5 and a trophy to the top individual.

FEES:

Please be aware that all fees are on a per-tournament basis.

-- $75 per first team
-- $65 per additional team, up to four
-- (-$5) per fully functional, non-wireless buzzer set, limit four
-- (-$10) per moderator, no limit
-- $15 for a set of questions, one per school (if desired)

There is a minimum fee of $40 per team.

All teams should pay prior to the tournament. We can process cash, checks, and purchase orders. We are happy to provide a W-9 and/or invoice on request. We cannot process credit cards under any circumstance. Please write checks to "The Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance". You can mail checks, POs, and any other paperwork to P.O. Box 205, Nesconset, New York, 11767, or you can hand them to us on the day of. However, anyone paying via a PO must contact us in advance.

REGISTRATION:


In order to register, follow one of these options:

-- Fill out THIS GOOGLE FORM
-- Email us at LIQBAlliance@gmail.com with the following:
---- Number of teams, buzzers, staffers, and question sets per tournament
---- The name of your school, and pseudonym if applicable
---- An email address where we can reach you
---- A cell phone number of someone, preferably your coach, that can be reached on the day of
-- We can also take registrations by phone; I cannot post the phone number here, but reach out and I will call you.

Once you receive a confirmation from us, you are officially registered. Posting in this thread is not a registration.

You may sign up for any number of the three tournaments, but if you skip a tournament, it is highly unlikely that you will win the Island Cup.

Please ensure you register prior to the day of the tournament.

ISLAND CUP:


All teams, regardless of location, are eligible for the Island Cup, which will be presented at the close of the three tournaments to the team with the most wins overall. There will also be a prize for the top Long Island team, defined strictly as Nassau and Suffolk Counties, and the top individual overall. Current standings will be sent after each tournament and posted here.

The Island Cup is the highest Quiz Bowl honor bestowed upon a Long Island team, similar in stature to, but unaffiliated with, the former Tri-State Trophy of MSG Varsity's The Challenge (R).

TEAMS:

There are a maximum of six players per team, four of whom may play at once. If you wish to bring more players than that, please sign up additional teams. There are no exceptions to this rule. Teams may play short, with one player at a minimum. Nobody may switch teams during the tournament, such as from "A" to "B" or otherwise.

The field is capped at 36 teams per tournament. You will be placed onto a waitlist if you miss the cutoff and will enter the field as teams drop or the field expands.

We are happy to allow pseudonymous teams and teams not directly sponsored by their school or district to register. However, we do have certain requirements for these teams, so please contact us via email or phone prior to registration and we will be happy to work with you.

It is not mandatory for a coach, parent, or adult to attend with their team.

STATS:

Full and complete team and individual stats will be posted within 48 hours after the completion of the tournament.

FOOD:

We cannot provide breakfast or lunch at this time, but we will provide you with a map and list of eateries in the Nesconset area.

Please let us know if you have any further questions!
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Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Post by Snoopy » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:09 pm

Field Information

(Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)

OCTOBER:
Kellenberg MHS (3/3/0)
Deer Park HS (1/0/0)
Churchill Junior High School (1/0/0)
North Babylon High School (2/3/1)
Island Trees High School (3/1/0)

Total: 10/7/1

FEBRUARY:
Deer Park HS (1/0/0)
Churchill Junior High School (1/0/0)
Island Trees High School (3/1/0)
Windsor High School (CT) (1/0/1)
Saint Anthony's High School (2/0/0)
Team QuizDroid (2/1/0)

Total: 10/2/1

MAY:
Deer Park HS (1/0/0)
Churchill Junior High School (1/0/0)
Island Trees High School (2/1/0)
Saint Anthony's High School (2/0/0)
East Brunswick High School (3/2/0)

Total: 9/3/0
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Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Post by Snoopy » Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:14 pm

The sets have now been updated!
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Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Post by Snoopy » Thu Sep 12, 2019 3:20 pm

Our Fall and Winter tournaments have been Gold-Certified by PACE! The top 20% of the field will now qualify for the NSC, so get in those registrations!
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Lots of Spots

Post by Snoopy » Wed Oct 02, 2019 1:23 pm

We still have a ton of room for registrations! Make sure to get them in, you don't want to miss this one!
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Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Post by Snoopy » Sat Oct 19, 2019 7:02 pm

Our October tournament is now complete! The Undefeated Kellenberg A beat Churchill A for the championship; Island Trees A took a close game from North Babylon A for third.

Aidan York was the scoring champion with a solid 92 PPG.

Thanks so much to everyone for coming out today, and a special thanks to all our moderators. We couldn't have pulled it off without you.

Here's the stats report, and we'll see you in February!
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Re: INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

Post by Snoopy » Tue Nov 12, 2019 6:45 pm

The Long Island Quiz Bowl Alliance is proud to announce that our February tournament is now the official successor to the old Kings Park tournament (KPAQT). We salute Kings Park for all their hard work organizing and fine job directing tournaments over the years. We invite all teams who attended KPAQT in the past to sign up!
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