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DR YAKUB (12/11/10) at the University of Maryland

Post by DumbJaques » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:13 pm

The Maryland Academic Quiz Team is pleased to announce DR YAKUB (Demonstrate Readily Your Academic Knowledge Using Buzzers), our second fall tournament this year, on Saturday, December 11, 2010. The tournament will run on NAQT IS-98. We hope this tournament's field will be just as competitive as that of our event last month (if not more so), though as with our previous tournaments we'll be structuring the format to ensure that all teams get a high amount of games against the most appropriate competition.


REGISTRATION:

To register, please email me at volkov3000@yahoo.com. Let us know if you're interested/confirmed and how many teams you'll be sending - a running field will be updated below this post.

PRICING:

Base team fee: $70
Additional teams from the same school: -$10
Buzzer system: -$5/system (please ensure that your system has eight working ports and isn't prone to manic episodes, etc.)
Dedicated staffer/moderator: -$10
Minimum fee per team: $50

FORMAT:
Like last year, we plan on giving teams the chance to play a lot of quizbowl. There will likely be bracketed prelims followed by playoff brackets of some size and configuration depending on field size. As with last year, we will be running these brackets for anyone who enters this tournament, regardless of prelim performance - consolation rounds will run and be fully recorded (and placement fully resolved) for all teams who choose to stay. Teams will have the chance to leave after prelims (or whenever, I suppose, as this will be a kidnapping-free event), but are heavily encourage to take advantage of the extra games, which by definition will be the most competitively appropriate for all teams. The exact number of rounds won't be set until the field size is confirmed, but we'll strive for all teams to play 9+ games.

We finished the playoffs of our Fall Tournament by around 3:30, so I expect us to conclude all games at this event (excluding possible finals) by 4:00 pm.

QUESTIONS:

As mentioned, we'll be using NAQT IS-98 for this event. Rounds will consist of 20 tossups with bonuses - as with our earlier Fall tournament, computation tossups will be skipped (bonuses will be read as usual).

LOCATION/DETAILS:

The tournament will be held in room 0105 of Jimenez Hall University of Maryland, College Park. Registration will run from 8:15 - 8:45, with the first round starting as close to 9:00 AM as possible. Free parking is conveniently located in lot 1, which can be reached by entering campus drive from Route 1 and driving past the Stamp Student Union, Cole Field House, and a set of tennis courts on your right.



Feel free to email me with any questions or comments. Hope to see you there!

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Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Oct 12, 2010 6:15 pm

Please adjust acronym to DR ISAAC YANKEM at the soonest opportunity, TIA.
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Ronnie the Bear wrote:Please adjust acronym to DR ISAAC YANKEM at the soonest opportunity, TIA.
Ah, memories!

Anyway, mark CR down as "interested." I'm not sure if we can commit to 3 tournaments in a row in December, but i'm willing to think about it.
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Post by DumbJaques » Sun Oct 24, 2010 1:04 pm

Running Field:

York Suburban A
York Suburban B
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Post by Angry Babies in Love » Sun Oct 24, 2010 7:54 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Running Field:

York Suburban 2
Caesar Rodney (?)
Where is York Suburban?
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Oct 24, 2010 8:54 pm

Scratch us from this. Sorry. This is just a weekend i can't commit to for a tournament, with the previous week and the following week already filled up.
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Post by Angry Babies in Love » Sun Oct 24, 2010 9:08 pm

Frater Taciturnus wrote:York County (near Lancaster), PA
Cool beans. York's a nice town. I'm excited to see a name I've never seen before.
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Post by Lightinfa » Mon Nov 15, 2010 6:58 pm

Is there any kind of field update for this tournament?
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Post by DumbJaques » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:25 pm

I know a bunch of teams are supposedly planning to come, but I've received only a few actual registrations, so people should email me if they're planning to attend.

I've also received a request to move this tournament to Sunday, since Centennial's tournament is Saturday. Would this constitute a positive/negative for anybody? It's unlikely we'd do it unless it was overwhelmingly favorable, but I thought I'd float the idea.
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Post by Lightinfa » Tue Nov 16, 2010 9:36 pm

DumbJaques wrote:I know a bunch of teams are supposedly planning to come, but I've received only a few actual registrations, so people should email me if they're planning to attend.

I've also received a request to move this tournament to Sunday, since Centennial's tournament is Saturday. Would this constitute a positive/negative for anybody? It's unlikely we'd do it unless it was overwhelmingly favorable, but I thought I'd float the idea.
Maggie Walker probably cannot make it if it is a Sunday. If it stays on Saturday we are certainly interested and we will know for sure one way or the other by Monday.
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Post by theflyingdeutschman » Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:49 pm

DumbJaques wrote:Running Field:

York Suburban 2
Maryland School for the Deaf
How is the is the Maryland School for the Deaf gonna play QB?
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theflyingdeutschman wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:Running Field:

York Suburban 2
Maryland School for the Deaf
How is the is the Maryland School for the Deaf gonna play QB?
Someone played VHSL States last year with an interpreter. Having studied ASL for two years, I wouldn't think qb syntax would translate that well into it, but it can be and has been done.
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Post by jonathanmarx » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:30 am

Also, depending on the extent of the deafness, it's conceivable that one could hear well enough by using a hearing aid.

Although knowing how some readers read...
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Post by at your pleasure » Wed Nov 17, 2010 3:50 pm

jonathanmarx wrote:Also, depending on the extent of the deafness, it's conceivable that one could hear well enough by using a hearing aid.

Although knowing how some readers read...
This is true to an exent (especially since quizbowl matches usually have very little background noise) but I think any student whose hearing is bad enough to be admitted to the Maryland School for the Deaf is past that point.
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Post by Howard » Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:32 pm

theflyingdeutschman wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:Running Field:

York Suburban 2
Maryland School for the Deaf
How is the is the Maryland School for the Deaf gonna play QB?
At one of our tournaments were able to accomodate a deaf team by putting the questions into a powerpoint which revealed the words one by one for the tossups. We then didn't read the questions aloud so there would be no advantage to hearing the question.
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Post by Howard » Wed Nov 17, 2010 7:12 pm

DumbJaques wrote:I know a bunch of teams are supposedly planning to come, but I've received only a few actual registrations, so people should email me if they're planning to attend.

I've also received a request to move this tournament to Sunday, since Centennial's tournament is Saturday. Would this constitute a positive/negative for anybody? It's unlikely we'd do it unless it was overwhelmingly favorable, but I thought I'd float the idea.
Moving to Sunday is a positive for us. While I cannot guarantee our attendance on that date as I haven't polled my students about dates on which tournaments are not scheduled, I can guarantee we won't be in attendace on the originally scheduled Saturday.
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Post by jlchockey94 » Wed Nov 17, 2010 8:02 pm

GDS will most likely not be able to attend if the tournament remains on Saturday. If the tournament is moved to Sunday, GDS could probably field at least one team. Sorry for the indefinite nature of this post.
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Post by dimhalikias » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:06 pm

Bethesda Chevy Chase is interested in coming. We will be talking to players this week and next week, and should have a better idea by Thanksgiving. Sorry about the lack of any sort of commitment whatsoever
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Post by DumbJaques » Wed Nov 24, 2010 5:25 am

Hey, I still haven't heard too many confirmations about this event, despite hearing from second-hand sources that various usual suspects are coming. On the flip side, I'm very excited that we've already got three brand new teams (at least on this circuit) registered for the tournament, and hope we can add a few more from some of the less-active Montgomery County programs.

As for the Saturday/Sunday issue, I've heard from just one team (who might not be attending anyway) opposed to Sunday, and just one team (who might not be attending anyway) opposed to Saturday. The tournament is not likely to move at this point unless I hear a bunch of teams voice such a desire very soon.
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Post by dimhalikias » Mon Nov 29, 2010 4:01 pm

I have a confirmation that at least one BCC team will definitely go. We aren't quite sure about a B team yet, I'll have to get back to you.
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Post by Bloodwych » Tue Nov 30, 2010 9:37 pm

Quince Orchard will most likely come to this.
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Post by DumbJaques » Thu Dec 02, 2010 1:14 am

I've updated the field, and there are still spots available - shoot me an email if you'd like to attend.
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Post by DumbJaques » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:24 pm

The field appears set, though in theory we'd still take additional teams if someone got in touch with me very soon. Teams should be in Jimenez Hall, room 0105 (basement lecture hall) for registration between 8:15 and 8:45. A short meeting and round 1 will follow.

I'm reachable at <> at any time if there are any issues, and of course by email if you have any last minute questions.

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Post by Smuttynose Island » Thu Dec 09, 2010 1:49 pm

DumbJaques wrote:The field appears set, though in theory we'd still take additional teams if someone got in touch with me very soon.
Did you get TJ's registration?
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Post by wexs883198215 » Thu Dec 09, 2010 5:07 pm

waddle1 wrote:
DumbJaques wrote:The field appears set, though in theory we'd still take additional teams if someone got in touch with me very soon.
Did you get TJ's registration?
WJ is wondering the same thing, because we don't see a recent field update with our team on it. I asked my coach and he said that he is pretty sure that he sent an email for registration.
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Post by dimhalikias » Thu Dec 09, 2010 6:24 pm

How will this work with the Maryland School for the Deaf?
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Post by DumbJaques » Fri Dec 10, 2010 2:24 am

For some reason a huge and frightening amount of emails seem to have found their way to my spam filter. I just found both registrations and am currently trying to find any others by pouring through countless messages from West African entrepreneurs who seem intent on using my social security number to enlarge various parts of their body.

Teams who do not see their names on our current field list should email me ASAP - I'll certainly make allowances for anyone whose registration got lost in the shuffle this way, and you'll absolutely be playing the event. Just let me know so I can set the schedule.
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Post by STPickrell » Fri Dec 10, 2010 9:27 am

DumbJaques wrote:For some reason a huge and frightening amount of emails seem to have found their way to my spam filter. I just found both registrations and am currently trying to find any others by pouring through countless messages from West African entrepreneurs who seem intent on using my social security number to enlarge various parts of their body.

Teams who do not see their names on our current field list should email me ASAP - I'll certainly make allowances for anyone whose registration got lost in the shuffle this way, and you'll absolutely be playing the event. Just let me know so I can set the schedule.
You may want to prepare for a team or two to just show up in case. Glad to see George Mason, they've haven't had to actually rebuild in the past few years and have always done very well at the Saturday tournaments they've attended.

FWIW, I disabled my spam folder completely in 2007 when I found large numbers of email from a VHSL region co-ordinator in my spam folder.
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Post by DumbJaques » Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:33 pm

Just a double reminder, since I realize the initial announcement wasn't updated until recently, that this tournament is in Jimenez Hall, across from the Stamp Student Union. This tournament is NOT in the Reckford Armory.
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Post by jlchockey94 » Fri Dec 10, 2010 7:44 pm

Did you receive GDS's registration of an additional team? Also, for bracketing purposes, GDS will only have one of its normal A-team players tomorrow because of our It's Academic taping. Thanks.
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Post by Edward Powers » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:05 pm

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Post by jlchockey94 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:09 pm

The results are already up here: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings. I'm not sure why they did not already post the link. Maybe they are still editing them.

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Post by Bloodwych » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:51 pm

Thanks to UMD for hosting this. Too bad we didn't play well.
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Post by anderson » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:34 pm

Our team really enjoyed going to this and had tons of fun playing, so thanks for running a great tournament! All of the moderators we had were pretty awesome, and it was run fairly smoothly, although some of the questions were a bit, let's say, sub-par, which isn't your fault of course.

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Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Dec 11, 2010 10:05 pm

anderson wrote:some of the questions were a bit, let's say, sub-par
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Post by wexs883198215 » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:14 pm

I just wanted to sincerely apologize to every team that attended this tournament. I have no idea what happened between our coach and the players on our team that were supposed to go, but ditching a tournament is totally classless and I am sorry for all of the troubles we caused. Regardless what happened with that, I should have made sure that the tournament director was aware that Ophir and I had not been planning on attending when we signed up. I just assumed that the message was passed along when our coach registered, which was clearly not the case. My impression was that our other players would still be going, but clearly that didn't happen and once again, I apologize.
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Post by DumbJaques » Sat Dec 11, 2010 11:23 pm

I just wanted to sincerely apologize to every team that attended this tournament. I have no idea what happened between our coach and the players on our team that were supposed to go, but ditching a tournament is totally classless and I am sorry for all of the troubles we caused. Regardless what happened with that, I should have made sure that the tournament director was aware that Ophir and I had not been planning on attending when we signed up. I just assumed that the message was passed along when our coach registered, which was clearly not the case. My impression was that our other players would still be going, but clearly that didn't happen and once again, I apologize.
I certainly don't think there's anything either you or Ophir need to apologize for, as the only thing you did was help save us a few minutes by being reachable early Saturday morning by phone to help us figure out the situation. I too regret that WJ wasn't able to make the event - actively - but wish to iterate that I in no way believe Kuo-Kai to be responsible.
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:02 am

Man, that George Mason team is for real. We knew they would be really good this year when we played them at HSNCT last season. Nice job guys!
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Post by dimhalikias » Sun Dec 12, 2010 12:08 am

The BCC team would like to thank UMD for running this excellent tournament. We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves in this, only our second tournament, and we hope to see you all again soon.
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