PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

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PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:21 pm

On behalf of Princeton University, I would like to announce PHSAT XVIII. This year's iteration, will take place on October 2, 2010, as always on the Princeton University Campus.

This tournament will use the set written by Dunbar High School for their own fall tournament.

Fees:
$60 for the first team from a school.
$45 for each additional team
$20 penalty for registering after Sept 28.
-$5 Discount per (Working) Buzzer System
-$10 per Experienced Reader/Moderator, if we require additional help. Email me if you're interested in this.
Distance discount:
-$10 per team (for each team from a school) if you're traveling more than 75 miles
-$20 per team for distances more than 200 miles
[Based on the distance between Princeton and your high school, according to Google Maps. If this discount applies to you, please send an email attachment or a paper printout showing the distance when you register.]


If your team is interested in attending, send me an email, to the address listed below this post.


Please, all emails should include PSHAT XVIII in the subject line.

The field is full, but if any schools are currently unrepresented and want to attend, they can email me in case someone drops.

Currently registered teams:
Saint Joseph (3)
Bloomfield (1)
Bergen (2)
Newark Academy (2)
Conestoga (1)
Kellenberg (1)
State College (3)
North Shore (1)
Pingry (3)
High Tech (3)
West Chester Henderson (1)
Millburn HS (3)
Charter (3)
Biotech High (1)
Great Neck South (2)
Livingston (3)
Wissahickon* (1)
Hunter (2)
East Brunswick (1)
SHP (1)
MAST (2)
Ranney (2)

*Not affiliated with Wissahickon High School
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:48 pm

We'll think about attending this competition this year, i think.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by The Infanta » Thu Sep 09, 2010 12:23 am

If you need a moderator, I'm game.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Thu Sep 09, 2010 6:00 am

Hey, something came up on this particular weekend that makes me unable to leave home. That stinks, but it's something i really can't avoid. We really wanted to come this time around. Good luck anyway.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by TheKingInYellow » Fri Sep 10, 2010 9:13 pm

State College will be there with two teams and a buzzer, along with the ability to spontaneously generate a third team if necessary. The teams will be along the lines on B and C

EDIT: Just fyi I was going to email but I couldn't find the address
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Black-throated Antshrike » Sun Sep 12, 2010 11:02 pm

Charter is expressing interest in this tournament and if possible we would like to bring 3 (or more teams if possible)
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:27 am

TheKingInYellow wrote:State College will be there with two teams and a buzzer, along with the ability to spontaneously generate a third team if necessary. The teams will be along the lines on B and C

EDIT: Just fyi I was going to email but I couldn't find the address
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:14 pm

We have just reached 36 teams, with a few on the wait list. You can still send in registrations, as I will likely expand the field.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by SHP Pirate » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:30 pm

Seton Hall Prep would like to register one team and up to four buzzer systems, (Let us know how many you need.)
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Edward Powers » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:44 pm

OK, I'll fall for the bait: What's a "Wissahickon" , whether affiliated or not?
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Sat Sep 25, 2010 8:51 pm

A neighborhood in Philly, apparently. With team who is not affiliated with the neighborhood's HS, and has not picked an alternative name yet.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Edward Powers » Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:36 pm

So, they ARE high school students all attending the same high school, just not wishing to be affiliated with their own high school and simply seeking an alternative name? Is this correct? If so, Wissahickon seems to be a an excellent, indeed, a neighborly, moniker. :)

Meanwhile, since you announced the possibility of expanding the field to 40 or 42, Saint Joe's would love to add a 3rd team if in fact there is now room for it. Just let us know in a timely fashion if this is agreeable so my bursar can write a check revised upward to pay for this 3rd SJHS team.

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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by anderson » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:28 am

Hi, just to clear things up, I'm the student who registered the Wissahickon team. I attend Wissahickon High School (no surprise there) and I'm trying to organize a quiz bowl team there this year, but the administration is pretty annoying when it comes to starting a new extracurricular activity, so it's not an "official" school team yet. We still want to go to the tournament, though, because of how close it is and for the experience. You could say that we wish to eventually be affiliated with our high school, but we're not just yet. :)
So yeah, I was assuming that we would just be listed as "Wissahickon High School", rather than with a different name "from the Wissahickon area". Sorry for the confusion earlier.

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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Sun Sep 26, 2010 2:11 pm

Yes, well, not being affiliated, I can't call you Wissahickon High School, regardless of what you may be later. We had a lot of issues with naming in Ohio, when teams went without HS approval, so you have to call yourself something else. It's a chance to come up with the most surreal or topic nickname you can think of, within the bounds of decency. Just let me know what you guys like.

As for the teams up to 42, I already have a wait-list of schools that are waiting on getting their first team in, I'm just confirming them before I post a final list. Sorry.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by SHP Pirate » Sun Sep 26, 2010 3:41 pm

Dan, by any chance, are we one of those teams?

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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:22 pm

Yes, you should have an email from me.
SHP Pirate wrote:Dan, by any chance, are we one of those teams?

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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by BroNi » Sun Sep 26, 2010 4:53 pm

Kellenberg will only be sending at most one (1) team to PHSAT, and even that is uncertain. We will let you know solidly by Tuesday evening.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Nik » Sun Sep 26, 2010 9:58 pm

What time do you plan on getting started?
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Sun Sep 26, 2010 11:42 pm

Are you asking me when the tournament starts? We start at 8:00, you should show up around 7:30 for check-in.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Edward Powers » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:26 pm

Any news on the outcome of the tournament?

When we left after the Quarterfinals, I believe Hunter A was playing Hunter B in one Semifinal, while Bergen A was playing either Charter A or Charter C.

Beyond this I do not know.
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Re: PHSAT XVIII at Princeton (10/02/10)

Post by Youse Da Force » Sat Oct 02, 2010 9:29 pm

Hunter A beat Bergen A for 1st.
Hunter B beat Charter A for 3rd.

I'm typing up a results announcements even now, it will be posted soon.
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