INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP [NOW ON DISCORD] (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

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INTRODUCING THE ISLAND CUP [NOW ON DISCORD] (LI/NY/NJ/CT)

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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.

Our May 9 event is now a Discord tournament. Details will be sent upon registration.

QUESTIONS/FORMAT:

The Island Cup will be using NAQT Question Sets IS-187A, IS-191A, and The Butterscot (NEW!), 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.

Our May tournament may differ in format. We will keep you appraised of all changes.

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 [email protected] 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).

Our May event WILL count towards the Island Cup standings!

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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Field Information

(Teams/Buzzers/Moderators)

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

Total: 10/7/1

FEBRUARY:
Deer Park High School (1/0/0)
Windsor High School (CT) (1/0/1)
Greenwich High School (CT) (1/1/0)
Middlesex Middle School (CT) (4/6/1)
North Babylon High School (2/3/1)
Smithtown High School West (2/1/0)
Kings Park High School (1/1/1)
West Egg (2/1/0)
Darien High School (CT) (2/1/1)

Total: 16/14/5

MAY:
Deer Park High School (1/0/0)
Island Trees High School (2/1/0)
Saint Anthony's High School (2/0/0)
East Brunswick High School (NJ) (3/2/0)
Staples High School (CT) (1/0/0)

[NOTE: Above teams registered for the non-Discord event]

Total: 9/3/0
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The sets have now been updated!
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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

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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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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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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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50% of spots are still open! Come on down!

Also, if you think you'd be able to moderate at this tournament, shoot me an email at the link in the main post. We'll give you free breakfast and lunch, and we'll pay for your travel, too! You'd really be helping us a lot, so please don't hesitate to give us a hand!
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I'm going to temporarily close the field at 24 until we get some more moderators. If anyone can moderate this tournament, please reach out to us. We will pay you!
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Due to some last minute drops, we have eight spots in the field open for anyone who would like to take them! Sign up soon, registration closes on Thursday morning! Fill out the form, shoot me an email, or post in this thread. We'd love to have you.
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Our February tournament is now complete! It was an excellent event; thanks to everyone who came out.

Darien B went undefeated for the championship, including beating their own A team twice, en route to an 11-0 finish. Darien A took second, West Egg A took third, and Middlesex Middle School A took an impressive fourth. Middlesex B and North Babylon A rounded out the playoffs.

The top three qualified for the HSNCT and the top four for the NSC.

Edit: Stats are complete and have been posted on the database!

See you all in May!
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I think there was some mistake in standings, middlesex b is shown as 4th and middlesex a as 5th.

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curiousmind34 wrote:
Mon Feb 03, 2020 1:36 pm
I think there was some mistake in standings, middlesex b is shown as 4th and middlesex a as 5th.
We are aware of this issue and have started to look into fixing it.
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Our set for May has been changed from an IS set to the BUTTERSCOT! We look forward to hosting the only mirror of this fine set in the Northeast.
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All errors on the February stats report have been manually fixed. If anyone sees any more errors, please let me know.
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I am happy to announce that, in lieu of cancellation, the Island Cup May tournament will be moving to a Discord mirror! The pricing, question set, and so forth will remain the same.

We may be making some format changes to tailor the event to the online medium-- any changes will be announced well in advance.

In addition, we are working on bringing more Discord events to the Quizbowl circuit!

See details here.
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The Island Cup Champions

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I am pleased to announce the final standings and winners of the very first Island Cup!

They can be found at this link.

Congratulations to Kellenberg A! They are the Greatest Quiz Bowl Team on Long Island as well as the Champions of the 2019-2020 Island Cup.

We hope to see everyone again next year! Thanks for competing!
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