Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) will host the seventh annual Crusader Cup tournament, tentatively scheduled for Nov 5, 2011. The tournament will be on the easier side (A-level NAQT). Questions will likely be provided by NAQT. Discounts will be available to additional teams from the same school as well as for schools who have never participated in our tournament. Schools are heavily encouraged to bring readers and working buzzer systems (discounts for both). Full details will follow in mid-August.
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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The University's decision to host a large on-campus visit the day of our scheduled tournament (taking many of the facilities we needed) has forced us to move back the date of the tournament to Nov 5 (barring any major unforeseen conflicts).
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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Is this a collegiate or high school event?

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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) will hold the seventh annual Crusader Cup tournament on November 5, 2011. This tournament is open to teams officially affiliated with a high school. Teams from home school cooperatives or without official school sanction will be considered on a case by case basis.

As this is a Fall tournament, we will be using NAQT set 108-A, an introductory invitational set. This means that questions will tend to be easier than standard invitational sets. Thus, junior varsity and C-teams (etc) are encouraged to attend though generally all teams are welcome. Teams which will hear these questions elsewhere (GATA or Catawba Valley) should not attend. The questions will be pyramidal is structure, and the bounceback rule will apply.

We expect to cap the tournament at 36 teams and plan to divide the field into varsity and junior varsity divisions. If the number of junior varsity teams is insufficient to have its own division, they will be merged into the varsity field, but an award will be given to the best junior varsity team.

Eligibility: Teams will consist of up to four players at a time, with no more than two alternates. Substitutions may be made only between rounds, not during matches. Additionally, once the tournament begins, rosters will be set. Eligible varsity players must be 9th – 12th graders currently enrolled in the school/cooperative for whom they compete. Junior varsity players must be 8th-10th graders currently enrolled in the school/cooperative for which they compete. Any team with an 11th or 12th grade player will be considered varsity regardless of the other players on the team.

Format: The tournament will be an untimed competition consisting of rounds of 20 toss-up and 20 bonus questions with bounce back bonuses. We expect to run the tournament as a modified round robin. Teams will be divided into brackets and will play games within that bracket (with potentially cross-bracket games) for the first five rounds. After lunch, teams will be ranked according to win-loss record (PPG and head-to-head used if necessary) and will play comparable teams from other brackets. The top team from each bracket will be paired to play in semi-finals. Winners will play in the finals. One third place trophy will be awarded to the winner of the other semi-finalist game. An award will be given to the individual high scorer.

Time: We will begin with registration at 8:30am in Hamlin Recital Hall, with opening comments at 9:00am and play at 9:15. Although the return to the 20/20 sets may require a slightly later end time, we expect to finish by 3:00pm. We will break for lunch around 12:30pm.

Cost: The base fee for the tournament is $60 per team (4 starting players and 2 alternates) with a $10 discount for each additional team. A $5 discount is available for each working lockout buzzer (up to two buzzers) and $10 discount for an experienced full-time reader (If you have a coach or a graduate who would be an able reader for the tournament, please consider having that person volunteer). Minimum fee per team is $35. While teams may elect to pay ahead of time, final registration and payment will be done at check-in. Question sets will not be provided but may be purchased after the tournament ($10). Lunch vouchers may be purchased ($5 per person) at check-in, or teams may choose to pay at the door.

Additional Notes: We request that you e-mail your intention to attend (with the number of teams, buzzers, and volunteers). Those interested in attending may contact James Washick (nguquizbowl at gmail dot com).
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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As of 27 Sept:

Teams currently entered for Crusader Cup:
Chapman (1 varsity / 1jv / 1 buzzer)
Daniel (2 varsity)
Greenville Tech Charter (1 varsity)
Oakbrook (1 varsity)
Riverside (2 varsity)
Seneca (1 varsity / 1 buzzer)
Southside Christian (1 varsity /1 jv)
Spartanburg (2 varsity / 2 buzzers)
Wade Hampton (1 varsity / 1 buzzer)
Wren (1 varsity)

Total: 13 varsity / 2 jv

Our maximum is likely to be 24 teams, but I am hoping to push that number up.
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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The field for Crusader Cup is full as of 10:00am, Sept 30th. Any teams wishing to attend, can be wait listed in the event that other teams drop or the cap is expanded (ie. we get more readers). Contact James Washick ( nguquizbowl at gmail dot com) for further information.
The field at present follows:

Blue Ridge (1 varsity)
Chapman (1 varsity / 1jv)
Crescent (2 varsity)
Daniel (1 varsity)
Dorman (2 varsity, 5 jv)
Eastside (1 varsity)
Greenville (1 varsity)
Greenville Tech Charter (1 varsity)
Irmo (1 varsity)
James Island (1 varsity)
Oakbrook (1 varsity)
Riverside (2 varsity)
Seneca (1 varsity)
Southside (1 varsity /1 jv)
Southside Christian (1 varsity /1 jv)
Spartanburg (1 varsity / 1 jv)
Thomas Jefferson (2 varsity / 2 jv)
Wade Hampton (1 varsity)
Wren (1 varsity)

23 varsity / 11 jv
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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The field seems pretty stable (listed above). I am trying to avoid any unnaturally unbalanced bracketing (eg. Dorman A, Spartanburg, and Southside). This is the first appearance of Oakbrook Prep and James Island, and I haven't seen Irmo in a few years. Any suggestions for avoiding poor bracketing choices are welcome (nguquizbowl at gmail dot edu).
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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1st Dorman A
2nd James Island
3rd Dorman B
4th Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy A

JV Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy C

Top Scorer: Brian O (Dorman A)

Stats link: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/
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Re: Crusader Cup - North Greenville U (SC) - 5 Nov 2011

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Dorman goes to ACF Fall, places in the top 4 there, and still wins this tournament too the same day? Geez.
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