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2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

Posted: Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:09 pm
by Guile Island
The Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence is proud to announce that the 2019 National Scholastic Championship (NSC) will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston on June 8-9, 2019.

The Hyatt Regency Reston has previously been the site of the NSC in 2014, 2015, and 2018. PACE looks forward to continuing our partnership to bring teams a high-quality tournament in the NSC tradition.

The tournament will be directed by Victor Prieto, and the set will be head edited by Ike Jose.

More information will be added to this post as it becomes available. We look forward to seeing you in June!

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:08 pm
by Mike Bentley
Registration for qualified teams is now open. Please see this page for details: http://www.pace-nsc.org/2019-nsc-registration/

Note that even teams not listed on our website that otherwise meet the guidelines here can register: http://www.pace-nsc.org/2019-nsc-qualif ... uidelines/

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am
by Mike Bentley
We're having some difficulties with our e-mail server at the moment. If you get a bounced e-mail sent to an @pace-nsc.org address, you can send your question to me at mbentleypace@gmail.com and I'll make sure it gets to the right person. I hope to get this issue resolved soon. Will post an update when it's fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Tue Nov 13, 2018 4:23 pm
by Mike Bentley
Mike Bentley wrote:
Mon Nov 12, 2018 11:06 am
We're having some difficulties with our e-mail server at the moment. If you get a bounced e-mail sent to an @pace-nsc.org address, you can send your question to me at mbentleypace@gmail.com and I'll make sure it gets to the right person. I hope to get this issue resolved soon. Will post an update when it's fixed. Sorry for any inconvenience this causes.
This should now be resolved.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:39 pm
by AKKOLADE
Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not qualified through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator, Ian Drayer, at wildcard@pace-nsc.org with the following: team name, contact information, and a summary of the team’s accomplishments throughout the year.

More information about qualifying for the 2019 PACE NSC can be found here.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 5:17 pm
by Mike Bentley
AKKOLADE wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:39 pm
Wildcard bids are now open for teams who have not qualified through qualifier tournaments. To submit a wildcard bid, email PACE’s Wild Card Coordinator, Ian Drayer, at wildcard@pace-nsc.org with the following: team name, contact information, and a summary of the team’s accomplishments throughout the year.

More information about qualifying for the 2019 PACE NSC can be found here.
We were having some e-mail issues that should now be resolved. If you sent a wildcard bid, can you please re-send it just to make sure that we've received it? Sorry for the inconvenience.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:18 pm
by AKKOLADE
As I'm writing this, 67 teams have started the registration process for this year's NSC. I would encourage teams to start the process if they're interested and remember a deposit is required to reserve your spot in the field.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Mon Mar 18, 2019 7:22 pm
by Mike Bentley
We're up to 54 registered teams with another 28 having started the process. Get your deposits in soon to guarantee your spot in the tournament!

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:26 am
by Mike Bentley
There are a little over 20 spots remaining in the field. Send in your deposit soon.

Also note that full payment is required by May 6th. See this page for full payment details: http://www.pace-nsc.org/2019-nsc-fee-structure/

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:56 am
by Alkres
Any need for staffers?

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Apr 04, 2019 1:18 pm
by Mike Bentley
Alkres wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:56 am
Any need for staffers?
Yes, please contact staffing@pace-nsc.org for more information on staffing the NSC.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:05 pm
by naturalistic phallacy
2019 PACE NSC Venue Information

Location: As stated above, the 2019 PACE NSC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Reston in Reston, VA.
Address: 1800 Presidents Street, Reston, Virginia, United States, 20190
Phone Number: 703 709 1234. When calling the hotel with questions or to reserve rooms, please refer to the PACE group.
Room Rate: $134 + tax, per double bed room, per night, which can be booked over the phone or at https://www.hyatt.com/en-US/group-booking/RESTO/G-PAC9.

Parking: Self-Parking is available on-site for a fee. Current parking rates for standard vehicles can be found here. If you would like to park an oversize vehicle such as a school bus, please contact Bernadette Spencer at bspencer@pace-nsc.org to make arrangements with the hotel. There is also free daily parking at the Reston Town Center, but cars cannot be left there overnight.

Transportation: The Hyatt Regency Reston offers a complimentary shuttle from Washington Dulles Airport (IAD) to the hotel between 6:00am - 10:00pm Monday - Friday and 7:00am - 10:00pm Saturday and Sunday. Shuttle service should be requested by texting the keyword “SHUTTLE” to 703-991-2117 when you arrive at the airport. Please call the front desk at 703-709-1234 with any questions about the shuttle service. The closest Metro station to the hotel is the Wiehle-Reston East Station, which is approximately 1.5 miles away from the hotel. The station is served by numerous suburban bus routes that will occasionally travel within close proximity to the hotel. We recommend using Google Maps transit option to explore potential transfers from Wiehle-Reston East.

Competition Spaces: Games will be held in the second floor meeting space, which is accessible by both staircase and elevator, a floorplan of which can be found here. Games will also be played in converted hotel rooms, floors to be determined closer to the date of the tournament. Team's schedules will be designed to minimize, if not completely eliminate, travel between the meeting spaces floors and the hotel rooms. Please reach out to Bernadette Spencer at bspencer@pace-nsc.org to discuss any location requests or accommodations.

Area Attractions: The Hyatt Regency Reston contains two hotel bars and restaurants, a gift shop, and a Panera Bread, all located on the lobby level (first floor) of the hotel. There is an exit from the the lobby level out to the Reston Town Center, home to many restaurants and shops, a movie theater, and walking paths.

This post will be edited with further information. As always, please let Bernadette Spencer (bspencer@pace-nsc.org) know of any questions or concerns.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 11:18 am
by Mike Bentley
We have only 6 spots left. Get your deposits in ASAP to guarantee your spot in the field.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:20 pm
by naturalistic phallacy
T-shirts for the 2019 National Scholastic Championship are now available in Women's and Men's styles! Small through XL shirts are $16; 2XL and 3XL are $17. Fill out this this form to order your shirt.

The deadline to place an advance order is Monday, May 27th.

All shirts will be paid for and picked up at the Hyatt Regency Reston during the tournament weekend. Please note on your order form if you require different arrangements, and we will do our best to accommodate you!

A limited amount of shirts will also be available for purchase during the tournament. Contact us at at.large@pace-nsc.org with any questions or concerns.

Previews of the shirts can be found here. Design courtesy of the talented James Malouf.

 

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Tue Jun 04, 2019 8:56 pm
by Deviant Insider
The David Riley Players and Coaches Conference will take place Friday night, and the Women in Quizbowl Discussion will take place Saturday night. Both of them will be in the Lake Audubon Ballroom. The former is sponsored by PACE, and the latter is not, though my personal recommendation is to go to both.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 7:42 am
by Cody
Please see this thread for a note about some rule changes for the NSC this year.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:09 am
by Deviant Insider
The Women in Quizbowl Discussion has been cancelled. Some of the issues that would have been discussed there will be discussed at the David Riley Players and Coaches Conference on Friday night.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:55 am
by Deviant Insider
We are posting morning results here.

EDIT: It's 10 AM, and we have three rounds of stats posted.

EDIT: That was 10 AM Central Time and we're in Virginia, so it's less impressive than I thought, but still not bad.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 3:03 pm
by Guile Island
Official playoff seeds are here.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 10:18 pm
by Guile Island
Superplayoff seeds are posted.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 pm
by Ndg
Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 pm
by CPiGuy
Ndg wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group.
I think they are; they just failed to correctly assign teams to columns. The schedules below the lists of teams seem to be correct.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:38 pm
by ryanrosenberg
CPiGuy wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:06 pm
Ndg wrote:
Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:05 pm
Is there an explanation of how the re-bracketing works somewhere? Seems like it's different from past years. i'm confused as to why, say, Great Valley B isn't playing for 49th despite winning their tier 3 afternoon group.
I think they are; they just failed to correctly assign teams to columns. The schedules below the lists of teams seem to be correct.
Yes, sorry -- there was an error in how teams were assigned to playoff brackets, this has been fixed now.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 9:44 am
by Deviant Insider

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 12:42 pm
by Deviant Insider
Thomas Jefferson S&T A will play James E. Taylor for the Championship at 2:15! It will be an advantaged final in favor of TJ.

Tiebreakers at 1:30:
3rd place: Blair A vs. University Lab in Lake Audobon
7th place: Beavercreek vs. Chattahoochee A in Lake Thoreau
11th place: Ladue vs. LASA in Lake Anne B
13th place: IMSA vs. Miami Valley in Lake Anne A

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 2:45 pm
by Deviant Insider
Livestream
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UPDATE: Taylor won the first game, so we are playing another one.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Sun Jun 09, 2019 3:52 pm
by Deviant Insider
Congratulations to 2019 PACE NSC Champion Thomas Jefferson S&T A!

Time for the Awards and then the All-Star Game.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:08 pm
by Deviant Insider
A huge thanks to our 2019 Round Sponsors! Ankit Aggarwal sponsored a Finals Round. Groger Ranks, HSQBRank via Fred Morlan, Alumni of Fisher Catholic Quiz Bowl, SCOP Novice, Greg Peterson, Mike Bentley, Greater Pennsylvania Quiz Bowl, Bryn and Eric Douglass, Peter Schmidt, and Raynor Kuang and QuizDB.org sponsored rounds. Beavercreek Academic Team gave a donation during the tournament. We are grateful for your support!

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:15 pm
by Auks Ran Ova
Deviant Insider wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:08 pm
A huge thanks to our 2019 Round Sponsors! Ankit Aggarwal sponsored a Finals Round. Groger Ranks, HSQBRank via Fred Morlan, Alumni of Fisher Catholic Quiz Bowl, SCOP Novice, Greg Peterson, Mike Bentley, Greater Pennsylvania Quiz Bowl, Bryn and Eric Douglass, Peter Schmidt, and Raynor Kuang and QuizDB.org sponsored rounds. Beavercreek Academic Team gave a donation during the tournament. We are grateful for your support!
Can't forget, Ian Drayer sponsored the All-Star Game!

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 4:42 pm
by AKKOLADE
hey now







he’s an all star

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
by Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War
There are currently some games listed where one team has over 30 PPB or PPBB; how should we report any mistakes of this sort or other mistakes coming from stat entry?

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: June 8-9, Reston, VA

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:35 pm
by tabstop
Subotai the Valiant, Final Dog of War wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:04 pm
There are currently some games listed where one team has over 30 PPB or PPBB; how should we report any mistakes of this sort or other mistakes coming from stat entry?
Send them to technology@pace-nsc.org.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

Posted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:18 pm
by tabstop
All the stat errors I'm aware of are fixed in the most recent update to the stats database; if you see something else let me know.

(Some missing bonuses have been corrected in the prelims report.)

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:35 pm
by Vembanad
tabstop wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:18 pm
All the stat errors I'm aware of are fixed in the most recent update to the stats database; if you see something else let me know.

(Some missing bonuses have been corrected in the prelims report.)
It seems that those missing bonuses are still missing (in the Lilongwe, Dhaka, and Jakarta brackets). TJ C, for instance, is listed as having 40.28 PPB.

Additionally, Hunter A is still listed as having 33.33 PPBB in the game against Rogers Academy.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 8:53 pm
by tabstop
Vembanad wrote:
Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:35 pm
tabstop wrote:
Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:18 pm
All the stat errors I'm aware of are fixed in the most recent update to the stats database; if you see something else let me know.

(Some missing bonuses have been corrected in the prelims report.)
It seems that those missing bonuses are still missing (in the Lilongwe, Dhaka, and Jakarta brackets). TJ C, for instance, is listed as having 40.28 PPB.

Additionally, Hunter A is still listed as having 33.33 PPBB in the game against Rogers Academy.
If at first you don't succeed etc.

Re: 2019 PACE NSC: Congratulations Thomas Jefferson A!

Posted: Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:58 pm
by Vembanad
Hunter A still has a round with 33.33 P/BB, and Beavercreek and Solon both have rounds with 60 P/BB.