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Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2013 5:41 pm
by Northern Central Railway
Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen:

Mountain Lakes High School in Mountain Lakes, NJ is pleased to announce that we will host the first annual Laker Challenge on Saturday, May 18 2013. This is an open junior high (grades 5-8) quiz bowl tournament to played on the Common Middle School Tournament (CMST) set. We will follow the tossup-bonus format, with two teams of four students each buzzing in attempting to answer a tossup, with a correct answer earning and the opportunity to hear a bonus. Each bonus will have three parts worth ten points each where the team will have the chance to confer before giving an answer – there will be no bounceback on the bonus. A game will consist of twenty tossups and however many bonus are used, which will take 30-40 minutes per round. Teams will play 5 games in the morning, followed by lunch and then playoffs.

The entry fee is $60 per team, with a $10 discount for bringing a working buzzer system and a $10 discount for a moderator. You will get 5 guaranteed games, potentially more depending on playoffs progress. Included in the registration team is one pizza per team at lunch (more can be purchased), a breakfast of bagels and juice before the tournament, and medals/ trophies for the top students and teams. If you have any questions or would like to register, please register in this thread or e-mail me at
[email protected]

Thanks,

Andrew Ibendahl
Coach, Mountain Lakes High School Quiz Bowl Team

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 10:07 pm
by Couch's Kingbird
Will there be powers and negs, as in the NAQT format?

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 6:47 am
by High Dependency Unit
This is CMST, so no powers, and I'm not sure about negs.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 01, 2013 11:27 am
by Important Bird Area
This year's CMST is, in fact, power-marked.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 4:40 pm
by Couch's Kingbird
And also, can you please post a field list of the teams attending?

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 12:58 pm
by Northern Central Railway
We will be using powers and negs.

Field as of 5/13:

Total (16):
Briarcliff Middle (8)
Valleyview Middle (2)
John Hill Middle (2)
Warren Middle (1)
Middlesex Middle (2)
Mendham St. Joseph (1)


Interested:

Black River Middle

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Fri May 10, 2013 1:08 pm
by romeokar
Middlesex will be sending two teams.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:01 pm
by High Dependency Unit
Congratulations to the Middlesex 6th and 7th graders for getting us our first tournament championship this year. Also, will stats be posted?

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 4:40 pm
by Northern Central Railway
geolawyerman wrote:Congratulations to the Middlesex 6th and 7th graders for getting us our first tournament championship this year. Also, will stats be posted?
Stats will be posted in the next few days.

As alluded to in the above post, Middlesex A (consisting of no 8th graders) won the tournament beating Briarcliff Orange (B team) by the score 360-215 or thereabout in the final. Warren beat Briarcliff Red (A team) 280-270 for third.

For being the first tournament that Mountain Lakes has ever hosted, it went pretty well. There are certainly some small improvements that will be made when Mountain Lakes hosts in the future, but today did run pretty smoothly.

Big thanks to all the Mountain Lakes HS students and parents who volunteered as well as Seton Hall Prep for the use of their buzzers today.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Sat May 18, 2013 7:49 pm
by Couch's Kingbird
Thanks to Mr. Ibendahl and all the volunteers that helped make this tournament well-run and successful. Congratulations to Briarcliff Orange, Warren, and Briarcliff Red for placing 2nd, 3rd, and 4th respectively. Thank you for a great quizbowl experience for our sixth and seventh graders (including me). We enjoyed the tournament, and hope it will be run again next year!

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 5:45 pm
by Song Oku
Have the stats been posted?

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 6:23 pm
by ProfessorIanDuncan
Is the Briarcliff Middle School that came to this from Briarcliff, NY? Like in Westchester?

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 7:30 pm
by High Dependency Unit
Briarcliff Middle School in Mountain Lakes, New Jersey.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Wed May 29, 2013 10:48 pm
by Northern Central Railway
A small thing called HSNCT got in the way of finishing up stats, but they will be posted tomorrow.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 4:47 pm
by High Dependency Unit
I am getting an error message when I try to open up the stats from the database.

Re: Laker Challenge (Mountain Lakes, NJ): 5/18/13 (CMST IV)

Posted: Thu May 30, 2013 9:43 pm
by Couch's Kingbird
Same here.