Livingston HS March Madness 2020 [NJ] (CANCELLED)

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Livingston HS March Madness 2020 [NJ] (CANCELLED)

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!

I am pleased to announce that Livingston HS, in Livingston, NJ, will be hosting its annual tournament - this year on Saturday, March 21, 2020.

SET: We are going to be using NAQT set IS-192.

TEAMS: We can physically host up to 48 teams. However, we are going to have a soft cap at 36 teams for now and, if sufficient demand warrants and we are able to secure sufficient readers and buzzers, will up the number of teams to 42 with a hard cap of 48 teams. Initially, we will take a cap of 3 teams per school and, by February 24, approximately one month before the tournament, we will put all additional teams per school into the field. For the moment, all teams beyond 3 from a single school will be put on the wait list.

ROUNDS: We are planning on a round robin of preliminary rounds in the morning (depending on number of teams) followed by lunch and then playoffs to follow for all. We aim to let each team have at least 10 rounds.

START TIME: Check in/registration between 8 - 8:30 with a moderator meeting at 8:30 and a welcome at 8:45 with round 1 to start at 9:00. We aim to be done with the tournament between 5:00 - 6:00.

FOOD: A great, high quality bagel (with butter and cream cheese) and orange juice breakfast will be provided free of charge. We will be selling pizzas in the morning (we will confirm your order in the morning upon arriving to check in) at approximately $14 per pie (please bring cash and as close to exact change as possible), as well as selling extra slices, waters, sodas, DELICIOUS homemade baked goods, and other food/snacks throughout the day, most all of which will cost $1 each. This is our team fundraiser so we would appreciate your support!

FEES:
$80 for the first team
$70 for each additional team from the same school
Discounts of $10 for each EXPERIENCED moderator (as needed) and $5 for each buzzer set (as needed)
Max discount of $20 per school

There will be a drop penalty of half your registration fee if you drop after March 14th, and the full registration fee if you drop after the 18th, barring extenuating circumstances.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration will constitute filling out the following Google Form.

https://forms.gle/ZP2ndS2LodhteqLD8

This confirms your attendance and registration as well as how many (if any) buzzer systems and/or moderators you will be able to bring. Our email is [email protected] which you can use for any further inquiries. Information/field updates will also be posted and updated on this hsquizbowl.org forum here so please check/monitor this. Please understand that posting on the forum does not constitute officially registering nor any official communication with the team. Email is the best way to communicate any possible concerns or questions.

PAYMENT: Please make all checks out to "Livingston High School" and either bring with you to the tournament or mail to the below address at our coach (Guy Rabner) attention. Please try to make sure that payment is in by tournament time. If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, please let us know ASAP or by March 13th so that we can send you the invoice in sufficient time.

Livingston High School is located at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039-2634. We're close to major interstates and only a 1/2 hour drive to Manhattan.

We look forward to seeing you in March!
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This post is reserved for field updates:

Teams/Buzzers/Moderators
Ridgewood: 2/1/0
East Brunswick: 5/2/0
Teterboro: 1/0/0
Millburn: 3/1/0
St. Joe's: 2/0/0
Jonathan Dayton: 1/1/0
"Phoenix": 2/1/0
Edison: 2/0/0
Marlboro: 1/0/0
Ithaca: 2/2/1
Northern Valley Demarest: 2/0/2
Bergenfield: 2/0/0
Hunter: 3/1/0
High Tech: 2/3/0
Phillipsburg: 1/1/1
St. Peter's Prep: 2/2/0
Bergen County Academies: 1/1/1
Hightstown: 2/1/0
Staples: 1/0/0
MCA: 3/3/0
Kellenberg: 2/2/0
Total: 42/22/5

Waitlist:
Wilmington Charter: 1/1?/0
Ithaca: 1/0/0
Seton Hall Prep: 2/2/1

Total including waitlist: 46/25/6
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With one month left until the tournament, waitlisted teams have been added to the field. We still have 5 spots available before we hit our soft cap, and we'll expand the field if we have enough interest, mods, and buzzers, so feel free to register!
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We have reached our soft cap of 36 teams, but please feel free to register for the waitlist! If we have enough interest, mods, and buzzers, then we will expand the field to 42 teams!
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The field has been expanded to 42 teams.
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Seton Hall Prep would like to register 2 teams (one varsity, one JV) for March Madness. We will have one reader and two buzzer sets. We realize that we'll be on the waiting list at this point.

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Dr. David Moore
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Seton Hall Preparatory School
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Hi all,

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, our district has closed all facilities and has cancelled all extracurricular activities, and we are sorry March Madness has been cancelled. We apologize for the late notice and inconvenience that this may cause.
Carolyn Meng
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