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Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:40 am
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This is an announcement for The University of Maryland's Spring Classic High School Tournament 2012 at the University of Maryland, College Park. We are holding it on Sunday, May 6th, 2012.

The tournament will be housewritten, with 20/20 rounds and a modified ACF distribution to be posted soon [one can expect it will not vary greatly from the standard distribution, though]. Difficulty will be AGGRESSIVELY curbed-- teams should not expect the standard pre-national warm-up this tournament has been in the past, but rather a regular difficulty high school set, with special considerations made for teams who are mostly new or unacquainted with pyramidal quizbowl. I will serve as head-editor for the set.

The base cost for this tournament will be $65 per team and $60 for each subsequent team per school.

The following discounts are also available:
-$5/buzzer system
-$10/moderator

Rooms and meeting times are TBA once we reserve rooms. It is not unlikely the tournament will be held in Jiminez Hall.

For more information or registration, please e-mail me at IBHirsch@gmail.com

FIELD UPDATE:
Quince Orchard (1)
Woodson (1)
Eleanor Roosevelt (1)
Ontological Academy (1)
Blair (2)
Richard Montgomery (3)
GDS (2)
Will Alston of BCC (1)
Gonzaga (1)
Paint Branch (1)
Springbrook (1)
Oakland Mills (1)
Whitman (1)

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 4/12/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:47 am
by salmon of wisdom
Sweet Halldor I will miss thee.

Whitman is also interested.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 4/12/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:38 am
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
St. Anselm's already claimed this date many months ago: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=11693#p228413

It was never noted on the list upward in that thread, which has not been updated in a long long time by Harry.

You may want to reconsider this date, also, as it is the second weekend for many schools on Spring Break - including us - making it impossible for us to attend.

EDIT: Wait, what? The 12th isn't a Saturday... do you mean May 12th? Or April 14th?

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 4/12/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 1:44 pm
by The Stately Rhododendron
April 14th is the date of our playoff taping for It's Academic, so no OM.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 2:52 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This tournament has been moved to 5/5. Sorry, St. Anselm's! [Also Thursdays.]

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 4/12/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 3:25 pm
by Important Bird Area
List of villages in West Virginia wrote:St. Anselm's already claimed this date many months ago: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=11693#p228413

It was never noted on the list upward in that thread, which has not been updated in a long long time by Harry.
I just updated the original post to include both this tournament and the 4/14 St. Anselm's event. I've probably missed some more announcements; let me know.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Fri Dec 30, 2011 5:52 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Thanks Isaac for your quick response to this.

And thanks Jeff for fixing that thread... i really appreciate that.

I'll ask my kids what they think about this date... i think they might want to go, since it'll undoubtedly be the last regular tournament of the year (or any tournament of the year, if we don't qualify for nationals).

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 1:00 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This tournament has now been platinum certified by PACE.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:19 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Folks, this tournament is still happening. Better to register early and often, although I guess teams who are waiting to see if they're in the It's Academic semifinals will hold off on registering. But if that doesn't apply to you, register!

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Wed Feb 29, 2012 12:28 am
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
B-CC's definitely interested.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 12:50 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Question: Would people prefer we move this to Sunday, the 6th? We'd dodge It's Ac that way. No one's registered yet, so I'm not sure who'd be inconvenienced.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 3:19 pm
by wilsonmathteacher
Well, the It's Academic finals is hardly an issue for Wilson :mad: . However, I suspect we would be much more able to put together a team for a Sunday tournament.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:05 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
I have a feeling that the day after Prom would be arguably worse for my team (#allgirlquizbowlteams)... so, i dunno, i'll check.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:33 pm
by Frater Taciturnus
List of villages in West Virginia wrote:(#allgirlquizbowlteams)
WE GET IT

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:47 pm
by sir negsalot
RM is in the It's Ac semifinals

EDIT: Some, if not most, will be available for the following day.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 4:49 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
sir negsalot wrote:RM is in the It's Ac semifinals
Right, that's why we'd consider moving it to that Sunday. Would RM be able to play the day after?

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/5/2012

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:39 pm
by tgaddy
Blair also made it to the semifinals so it would be better for us if it was on Sunday

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 5:22 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This tournament is now on Sunday, the 6th. Now let's get some registrations!

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 12:08 am
by SunWukong
GDS is interested in attending this tournament.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Tue Apr 10, 2012 2:30 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
With less than a month to go, we have our first registration from Quince Orchard!

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 4:24 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
I'm interesting in coming to this tournament, I'm hoping to bring some of our younger players and/or less experienced ones. I have a lot of APs but I don't care about all of them enough that I would miss out on some good Quizbowl.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 5:06 pm
by jonathanmarx
Fortitudo Bologna wrote: The tournament will be housewritten, with 20/20 rounds and a modified ACF distribution to be posted soon [one can expect it will not vary greatly from the standard distribution, though].
Can you post it? Thanks so much.

Also, expect 2-3 teams from RM, with registration coming fairly soon.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:02 pm
by Panayot Hitov
OM will most likely be bringing 1-2 teams to this, but we still have to figure out the details.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2012 6:06 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Here's the distro--
Literature 4/4
History 4/4
Science 4/4
Fine Arts 2/3 or 3/2
RMP 3/2 or 2/3
Trash 1/1
Social Science 1/1
Current Events 1/0 or 0/1
Geography 1/0 or 0/1

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 6:52 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy.

I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one...

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:53 pm
by Panayot Hitov
gamegeek2 wrote:Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy.

I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one...
Someone from B-CC did this last year with TJ and my brother did it with Langley at the Prison Bowl mirror, so your wish could quite probably come true.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:55 pm
by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN)
Please don't! I know it sucks to not have teammates, but glomming onto other teams is a mess and I wish people wouldn't do it.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:17 pm
by JamesIV
Willmune Sof Burrghtenstein wrote:
gamegeek2 wrote:Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy.

I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one...
Someone from B-CC did this last year with TJ and my brother did it with Langley at the Prison Bowl mirror, so your wish could quite probably come true.
It is true that I did this last year, but there were special circumstances which meant that an actual B-CC team was simply not feasible.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:08 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
gamegeek2 wrote:Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy.

I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one...
You could always continue the proud Isaac Hirsch tradition of attending tournaments alone. Builds character. I can lend you my buzzer rock, if you want.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:09 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Courvoisier Winetavius Richardson wrote:
gamegeek2 wrote:Unfortunately I'm having trouble mustering enough manpower to be able to go because of AP exams, and because many of our good underclassmen are busy.

I wish I could just sign onto someone else's team, I REALLY don't want to miss this one...
You could always continue the proud Isaac Hirsch tradition of attending tournaments alone. Builds character. I can lend you my buzzer rock, if you want.
I'm also considering attending this tournament solo, so you might not be so alone.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 9:17 pm
by The Stately Rhododendron
I Min Alsklings Tradgard wrote:I'm also considering attending this tournament solo, so you might not be so alone.
You should try out for Maryland's NASAT team, unless Maryland isn't ready for the rosenBEAST :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :wink: :cool: :cool: :cool: :cool: :shock: :shock: :shock: :razz: :razz: :razz: :twisted: :twisted:

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:07 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
An actual B-CC team is almost certainly not feasible this time :sad:

So I'd be totally up for signing onto somebody else's squad.

Credentials: 4th place individual scoring at St. Anselm's tournament.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 6:40 pm
by ryanrosenberg
gamegeek2 wrote:An actual B-CC team is almost certainly not feasible this time :sad:

So I'd be totally up for signing onto somebody else's squad.

Credentials: 4th place individual scoring at St. Anselm's tournament.
If Isaac and UMD are fine with it, and I can go (might be forced to stay home and study for APs), I'd be willing to do this.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:22 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Look, I'm sorry, but this is not an open tournament. If you want to play the tournament alone, please do, but I'm going to say no on combined teams. Playing tournaments alone is a lot of fun, anyway.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:28 pm
by ryanrosenberg
Ok, understood. Would students wishing to play solo receive a discount on the entry fee?

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 8:30 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
I Min Alsklings Tradgard wrote:Ok, understood. Would students wishing to play solo receive a discount on the entry fee?
We can probably work something out on a case-by-case basis; in your instance, you'd probably also get a distance discount.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:43 pm
by Periplus of the Erythraean Sea
Right, I'll see what support I can drum up from my school then.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 11:48 am
by The Stately Rhododendron
Soooo, is this gonna host NASAT tryouts?????

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2012 4:00 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
Lord Hatefun Complainington wrote:Soooo, is this gonna host NASAT tryouts?????
If you guys want me to, I'll stick around after the tournament and read for some sort of tryout. But I don't really want to be the arbiter of who makes the team.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:53 pm
by tgaddy
Blair will bring two teams for sure. We are checking to see if we can bring a third. We will hopefully have our registration in by the end of the week.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:43 pm
by mohanmal
Is it too late to reserve a spot in this tournament? If not my team has an interest in coming.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:52 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
It's not too late! Please email me at ibhirsch@gmail.com.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 12:11 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This field is getting larger, but there's plenty of room left. Sign up!

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:55 pm
by degas21045
Hi
Did you get my note that Eleanor Roosevelt HS for one team and one buzzer tournaent on May 6th
Please RSVP if popssible
gerryg120@aol.com

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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 6:32 pm
by Howard
Disappointingly, we're not going to be able to do this. Sounds like it would have been an excellent event for us, too.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 7:44 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
This tournament nears, and we now have 17 teams! Another team should sign up.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 4:29 pm
by sir negsalot
Just wondering, are there powers in this?

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sat May 05, 2012 9:25 pm
by Gonzagapuma1
Yes.

Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 4:36 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
GDS won two games over "Ontological Academy" in an advantaged final to take the tournament. Prelim stats are here. Combined stats are here. Thanks to everyone who came.

Much thanks are to SteveJon Guth, Brian McPeak, Gary Weiser, Paul Marchsteiner, Chris Manners, Dan Puma, Jeff Amoros, Chris Ray, Arun Chonai, Zach Foster, Ophir Lifshitz, and Doug Graebner for help in writing this tournament. Thanks are also due to Mr. Chrzanowski, who drove all the way down from Delaware to help staff. I think despite a few setbacks [some teams not bringing buzzers], this tournament went pretty smoothly. I think we're going to hold the set for potential mirrors, especially since it seems to to be actually not super hard this year, so if people want to discuss the tournament, perhaps a private forum can be set up.
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Re: Maryland Spring Tournament, 5/6/2012

Posted: Sun May 06, 2012 5:05 pm
by The Stately Rhododendron
I thought the questions were definitely not as hard as last year. Their overall quality was pretty good and 2 teammates who had never buzzed in before actually buzzed in this tournament. It also felt pretty good to go 3-2 in the prelims when we went 0-5 last year. Still, it was pretty annoying to play slapbowl on 5 out of 9 games, including every single game we played in the playoffs.

Edit: in the stats you have one of our players listed as "ellicott", but his name is Duncan