ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

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ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Mon Sep 22, 2008 5:03 pm

Reynolds Invitational Open Tournament I
Saturday, November 22, 2008
J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College, Richmond, VA


ANNOUNCEMENT

The J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce the first (annual?) Reynolds Invitational Open Tournament (RIOT) to be held on November 22, 2008 at the school's Parham Road Campus. This tournament will be hosted as a mirror of Valencia's Delta Burke tournament. This tournament is of novice difficulty, designed for players from high school and community colleges, along with Division 2-eligible players from four-year colleges and universities.


Hey, isn't Penn's tournament that day?
Why, yes, yes it is. High school teams who have the resources are encouraged to go to Penn's high school tournament run this same day, by the ever-excellent Mehdi Razvi and Evan Adams (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=6155).


ELIGIBILITY

This tournament is open to teams from any high school or community college willing to attend, provided all students on the team attend the same institution. This tournament is also to open to teams from four-year institutions where all members of the team are considered to be "Division 2" players by the ACF eligibility rules. Teams comprised of members representing more than one institution or players not currently enrolled at any institution must receive permission from the tournament director in order to participate.

ACF Eligibility Rules, Section C wrote:
12. For collegiate tournaments which recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals of
"Division II" status, a "Division II" player is a player who did not receive a BA or equivalent
or higher degree prior to the academic year in which the tournament is taking place,
has never played at ACF Nationals, and meets EITHER or BOTH of the following
conditions:
12.1 The player graduated from high school in an academic year year two or
fewer years prior to the year in which the tournament is taking place
12.2 The player did not participate in any collegiate or open academic quizbowl
tournaments before the fall semester of the academic year one year prior to the
year in which the tournament is taking place

COST

$70 base fee (1st team)
$65 2nd+ teams
-$5 early registration (per team registered before October 18th)
-$10 for travel over 200 miles (provide either link or printout from google maps from school to school on registration)
-$10 buzzers
-$10 experienced staffer
-$10 New school discount*
Minimum fee : $20 per team

*For high school teams, a new school is a school that has not participated in any NAQT, PACE, (m)ACF or collegiate event in the past two school years. For colleges, a new school is a school that has not participated in an NAQT, ACF or mACF event in the past two years. Events such as CBI/HCASC are not counted towards this requirement.

Teams with unusual financial circumstances should email a brief overview of their situation, so that arrangements can be worked out.

FORMAT
So long as four high school and four collegiate teams register, the field will be split into separate divisions and each play a round-robin among the teams in its division. The final format will be determined by the number of teams that register.

REGISTRATION
To register, please contact Tournament Director George Berry at jsrquizbowl@gmail.com Initially, tournament registration will be capped to the first 16 teams, with preference given to "A" and "B" teams from each school. Additional teams will be waitlisted. The field may be expanded as resources and rooms become available.


High School Field:
George Berry
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Virginia Commonwealth 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013,
Douglas Freeman 2005, 2006, 2007

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:40 pm

Hey, this is just a friendly reminder that the Early Registration deadline is next Saturday, October 18th. Early registration saves you money and makes me very happy indeed. :party:
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Sun Oct 19, 2008 3:25 am

In an effort to encourage teams to register, we are extending the early registration deadline by one week. Teams now have until Sunday, October 26 at 11:59pm to register and earn a $10 discount.

Also, a brief field update since I can't edit George's original post:

Cave Spring
Charlottesville (2)
Freeman
New Kent (2)
William Campbell (2)
Dan Goff
HSQB sysadmin

Virginia Tech '13
South Carolina '15
and a couple other places
Not Thomas Dale HS

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Tue Oct 28, 2008 7:51 pm

Field update above.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Wed Nov 19, 2008 7:44 pm

Here's a final field update:

Cave Spring 1
Charlottesville 2
Freeman 1
New Kent 2
William Campbell 2
JR Tucker 1
Eastern Montgomery 1
Meadowbrook 1
Midlothian 1
Collegiate 1

That leaves us at an ugly number - 13. We'd love to get a 14th team to fill out the field, if anyone is interested please email jsrquizbowl@gmail.com ASAP, as there is some paperwork required by the school before you can attend.
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South Carolina '15
and a couple other places
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Wed Nov 19, 2008 8:14 pm

Hey, Dan. I told George that I'd try to get our B Team to come this, but I'm now confirming that unfortunately they cannot due to math modeling. I hope you manage to find someone else...
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Thu Nov 20, 2008 1:09 am

Collegiate's dropped, so we're back to 12 teams. We're closing the field at this point, barring something catastrophic.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Fri Nov 21, 2008 5:54 pm

OK so we are down to 11, with not enough packets to run a full 11 team RR. Currently hoping to insert a scab team, otherwise it just becomes a bye, and that's not fair to anyone.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sat Nov 22, 2008 2:31 pm

After 5 prelim rounds, Cave Spring and Charlottesville A are both 5-0.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by I'm a goff (in case you couldn't tell) » Sat Nov 22, 2008 7:53 pm

Cave Spring and Charlottesville met in the final round of the playoff bracket, with Cave Spring winning and earning a rematch in an advantaged final. Cave Spring won the final as well.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by intothenegs » Sat Nov 22, 2008 9:51 pm

Will the Delta Burke set be posted on Chris Carter's packet archive?
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sun Nov 23, 2008 12:16 am

So a couple of the stats pages are glitchy; after the PACE consolation and now this, I'm never using my laptop for stats again :sad:

Also, in my hurry to get this done I may have may some hilarious mistakes, shoot me an email at jsrquizbowlATgmaildotcom telling me what I screwed up.

And I already know that I owe Lizzie from Charlottesville B a book. Hopefully I will see them at more tournaments, so this can be rectified.

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

Again, thanks to Matt Weiner, Evan Adams, Andrew Alexander, Andrew Feist, Will Butler, Cameron Orth, Ted Gioia, Dr. Chuck, the Freeman and Tucker staffers, and everyone else who made this tournament possible. Hopefully next time (IF there is a next time) things will run smoother, as I will not spend most of the time panicking over "what do I do now" and no one's bus breaks down.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by WhitesideNick » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:16 am

Hey just wondering, did the top10 players receive anything?

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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by kamikaze » Sun Nov 23, 2008 5:21 pm

WhitesideNick wrote:Hey just wondering, did the top10 players receive anything?
Yeah. They got their choice of books. 20 were given out - 10 to the top ten high school kids and 10 to the top ten college kids.

All in all, a good tournament. Kudos to Charlottesville and especially, Freeman, which did fairly well with just two people on their team. The moderators were extremely knowledgeable, kept the repeats to a minimum and kept the tourney going smoothly. The difficulty of the packet was OK and the questions were good, although I think there was a mistake in one of the answers in the final round. That final round was very revealing... So many dropped questions... :/
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by First Chairman » Sun Nov 23, 2008 8:55 pm

Definitely a nice-sized group. I would be interested to see if comparisons can be made with the QuAC field.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: RIOT I 11/22/08

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Sun Nov 23, 2008 9:21 pm

kamikaze wrote:
That final round was very revealing... So many dropped questions... :/
It is at this point that I mention that high school final (180-75) was higher scoring than the college final (155-90)
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