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Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:16 am
by bmccauley
Team PA can be found on GPQB's website. Shoutout to CMU's Jackie Wu for organizing.

Team Blue:
Jakobi Deslouches (Allderdice, 12th)
Noah Harrigan (Great Valley, 11th)
Rishi Raman (Great Valley, 10th)
Will Yaeger (Hempfield, 12th)
Albert Zhang (State College, 10th)

Team Gold:
Austin Davis (Allderdice, 12th)
Connor Mayers (Penn Manor, 11th)
Anshu Nunemunthala (Great Valley, 10th)
Malaika Paralkar (Downingtown East, 12th)
Ryan Zhang (Hempfield, 12th)

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:27 pm
by AKKOLADE
Teams and staffers can expect to receive emails with information over the next couple of days.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 8:45 am
by AKKOLADE
I believe Virginia has settled on bringing two teams, which I believe will bring us to a final tally of 24 teams.

If you are very interested in coming, please contact me ASAP at fred@iqbtnasat.com so I can make plans for staffing.

Information will be coming out this weekend.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:03 pm
by AKKOLADE
I'm capping the field at 24 for now. If you are interested in coming, you are not in the field, and you have not contacted me yet, please do so ASAP by emailing me at fred@iqbtnasat.com. I will be starting a waitlist if necessary.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:12 pm
by AKKOLADE
I have just sent the first information email to teams.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:28 pm
by AKKOLADE
ATTN: Team Ohio: I need the chaperone/primary team contact for your teams to email me. Tyler Benedict's email is set up to be away until August, so unless he's still checking that, the info needs to be going somewhere.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:46 pm
by AKKOLADE
Kentucky B has dropped, so there's a spot in the field open.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:38 pm
by AKKOLADE
A partial list of things to do this weekend outside of the tournament. Please note that just because I'm mentioning them doesn't mean that the tournament will be done in time for you to make it to these events on time. My priority is making sure the tournament runs well.

General calendars of events: https://www.visitlex.com/things-to-do/c ... F23%2F2019

https://www.topsinlex.com/calendar.php

Mary Todd Lincoln House – 10a-3p, Monday-Saturday
https://www.mtlhouse.org/

Kentucky Horse Park – 9a-5p
https://kyhorsepark.com/

Ashland: The Henry Clay Estate – 10a-4p Tuesday-Saturday; 1-4 Sunday
https://henryclay.org/

Lakeside Live – 7-10p, Friday night
https://www.visitlex.com/event/lakeside-live/19517/

Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill – Mon – Thurs + Sun: 10a-5p; Friday + Saturday: 10a-8p
https://shakervillageky.org/

Hunt-Morgan House – W, Th, F, Su: 1-4; Saturday: 10-3
https://www.bluegrasstrust.org/tours

Pope Villa – call to schedule a tour
one of just three houses in the U.S. designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe
https://www.bluegrasstrust.org/new-page-26

Waveland State Historic Site – tours: W-Sa, 10a-4p; Sunday, 1-4
Greek Revival home & plantation
https://parks.ky.gov/parks/historicsites/waveland/

Lexington Legends: single A affiliate of the Kansas City Royals
Schedule of games: 7:05 p.m. Thursday, 7:05 p.m. Friday, 6:35 p.m. Saturday, 2:05 p.m. Sunday
Note that I have discounted tickets for the Saturday night game.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:14 pm
by AKKOLADE
I need the following teams to fill out the following form: California, Kentucky, Missouri, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, & Texas.

https://forms.gle/pmFdWMjYrEgvLgzs5

If you've already posted or emailed me your rosters, just indicate that in the appropriate field.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:27 pm
by sephirothrr
The cell phone field says to not list a cell phone, I don't know what to believe.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:32 pm
by AKKOLADE
I'll fix that; thanks for pointing it out.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 8:39 pm
by AKKOLADE
Here is the schedule for the preliminary rounds.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:26 pm
by AKKOLADE
Fajita group will have a slightly adjusted schedule in the morning since no games will be played in 139.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 8:30 am
by AKKOLADE
Here is the updated schedule for Fajita.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 9:49 am
by AKKOLADE
We'll be keeping updated stats at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5812/

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 2:56 pm
by AKKOLADE
The playoff schedule is attached.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:34 pm
by AKKOLADE
There's been a slight schedule change. We will play through round 11 today. We will start with round 12 tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. We have moved our Sunday start time up half an hour.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:18 am
by AKKOLADE
I've updated the playoff schedule to change a couple of games around and correct the numbering of rounds.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:04 am
by AKKOLADE
Congratulations to the top ten preliminary scorers at this year's NASAT!

1. Karan Gurazada (Stanford Online), California, 74.29 PPG
2. William Golden (Katy Taylor), Texas, 71.43*
3. Hari Parameswaran (Beavercreek), Ohio A, 71.43
4. Ethan Strombeck (Rockford Auburn), Illinois A, 46.67
5. Fred Zhang (Thomas Jefferson S&T), Virginia A, 46.43
6. Katherine Lei (Montgomery Blair), Maryland White, 44.29
7. Anson Berns (Montgomery Blair), Maryland Black, 41.67
8. William Groger (Miami Valley), Ohio B, 39.29
9. Akshay Govindan (Ladue), Missouri A, 37.50
10. Connor Mayers (Penn Manor), Pennsylvania Gold, 35.00

*The tie for second between William & Hari was broken by their gets to negs ratio.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:37 pm
by AKKOLADE
Congratulations to our champion, Illinois A! Illinois clinched their fourth straight NASAT championship with a 330-215 win against Ohio A in the final. Govind Prabhakar lead Illinois in points in the final with 50 points, while Ethan Ashbrook scored 30. Hari Parameswaran went 5-2 to score 40 points in the loss. Ohio A finished second.

Texas defeated New Jersey in the third place game, 330-205. Texas was paced by William Golden's forty points, with each player contributing at least 20 points. Dean Ah Now led New Jersey with 35 points. New Jersey finished fourth.

Illinois B won fifth place by defeating Maryland White in a half-packet game, 155-100. Sophie Netzel scored 30 points, while Tim Cho added 20 for the Illinois side. Maryland White earned a spot in that tiebreaker and sixth place by defeating Virginia A, 155-90, in the preceding half-packet tiebreaker behind two tossups from both Olivia Chen and Derek Chu.

Congratulations to all of the teams at this weekend's tournament!

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 10:01 pm
by justinfrench1728
A NASAT private discussion forum has been opened. You can access it by going to your User Control Panel, going to the tab Usergroups, and then scrolling down to 2019 NASAT and selecting the option to request access to that forum.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:01 pm
by connor.mayers
Since no one has commented about how the tournament went, and I had voiced some strong opinions about the tournament beforehand, I think it is fair that I give my thoughts on the tournament after it has happened,

I would like to first start off by saying that I had a tremendous time at NASAT this year. I think this year's event was an improvement on all fronts from last year's. The set this year was fantastic, and the tournament ran much smoother. I would like to commend IQBT for hosting a great tournament and to thank everyone who came out to make it possible.

The one thing I would like to return to though, is the topic of the moderation staff of this tournament. I would first like to say that I thought the moderation was noticeably better this year, and I was happy to see many familiar faces of highly experienced moderators. The one thing I would like to criticize though, is about this point that was made earlier:
jonpin wrote:
Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:13 pm
I also think there may be a bit of a gap between "the quality of moderator I expect at a national championship my team is paying $100+ a person for" and "this person should never be allowed to read quiz bowl questions again".
While there were some moderators of quality that I would expect at a national championship, there were also some that I did not think were quite up to snuff. This isn't a criticism of any particular person or even a group of people; it is a criticism that I just don't believe Lexington has a qualified enough staffer pool to be hosting national championships. While I know that the UIUC bid was ultimately not satisfactory enough to IQBT, I would heavily encourage IQBT to find a different location for future iterations of NASAT if their goal is providing a quality national championship tournament.

Re: 2019 IQBT NASAT - 6/22 and 6/23, Lexington, KY

Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 8:49 pm
by AKKOLADE
I'm behind on NASAT things due to a variety of non-quiz bowl issues, but I encourage anyone with feedback to email me at fred@iqbtnasat.com with feedback on moderators or anything else related to this year's NASAT.