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Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:05 pm
by DoWon.Kim
Torrey Pines High School is proud to announce its second annual TPOT II (pronounced tea-pot) to be held on Saturday, February 25, 2012.

To register, please email me at [email protected] titled "TPOT" and your school's name in the subject line. The field will be capped at 24 teams.
Please mention the following:
1. Your school’s name
2. The number of teams being registered
3. If you are bringing any buzzers and how many
4. If you qualify for a new school discount
5. Your appropriate registration fee

**This tournament has been platinum-certified by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence (http://www.pace-nsc.org) and the top 25% of the teams will qualify for the National Scholastics Championship on June 9-10, 2011 in St. Louis, Missouri.

Questions
The questions are written by Torrey Pines and Richard Montgomery members in standard mACF format (20 pyramidal tossups, powermarked, 30-point 3-part bonuses, no comp math), with an academic tiebreaker per set. We are aiming for regular difficulty. The distribution is as folows:

4/4 Literature
4/4 History
4/4 Science
3/3 Fine Arts
2/2 Religion, Mythology, and Philosophy
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Geography
1/1 Trash

Last year's set can be found here: http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/archive/TPOT

Tournament Format
It will be in mACF format (20/20 per match, 1 TU as tiebreak, no bouncebacks or powers, untimed).

Fee Structure
$70 for first team
$60 for subsequent teams
-$10 (off total cost) for each working buzzer system
-$10 (off total cost) for a new school discount (one that has not attended a pyramidal tournament in at least one year)
-$5 for every 50 miles traveled
Minimum fee: $50 per team
Other discounts can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis (just email me).

Mirrors
We are also looking for mirror sites in various regions across the U.S. Please email me if you are interested in mirroring TPOT + RM

Field
Irvine (1)
Bishop's (1)
Westview (2)
San Dieguito Academy (2)
Del Norte (2)
Scripps Ranch (1)
CCA (3)
La Jolla (1)
Rancho Bernardo (3)
Los Angeles High School (1)

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/11)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:19 am
by DoWon.Kim
The tournament is now affiliated with PACE and will be an opportunity to qualify for nationals!

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/11)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:31 am
by highwind
There is no way for this to be a HSNCT qualifier as well, right? Just curious. Thanks.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/11)

Posted: Sun Jan 15, 2012 8:00 pm
by Coldblueberry
highwind wrote:There is no way for this to be a HSNCT qualifier as well, right? Just curious. Thanks.
Only NAQT tournaments -> HSNCT.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/11)

Posted: Mon Jan 16, 2012 1:35 am
by Masked Canadian History Bandit
Coldblueberry wrote:
highwind wrote:There is no way for this to be a HSNCT qualifier as well, right? Just curious. Thanks.
Only NAQT tournaments -> HSNCT.
But you can play in this, do well and apply for a Wildcard application. It's not guaranteed though. http://www.naqt.com/hsnct/qualification.html

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/11)

Posted: Wed Jan 18, 2012 4:00 am
by rangaswamy.vivek
You guys got the year wrong.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:19 pm
by Coldblueberry
FIeld has been updated.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:23 pm
by bchiang
I think Irvine is probably only going to be able to bring 1 team to this tournament - many others have Science Olympiad duties this weekend.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:38 pm
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Is this still using the RM/TP set, or are you switching to LIST/RAVE/some other housewrite?

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:47 pm
by Jason Cheng
What's the current field?

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 12:46 am
by abnormal abdomen
Tommy Tutone 2 wrote:Is this still using the RM/TP set, or are you switching to LIST/RAVE/some other housewrite?
This is a good question. It's actually not even a matter of "oh oh oh mirror RAVE," because I would imagine that the probability of a switch to LIST is higher; rather, this is just something you should address (given what RM decided on) and for which you should take the necessary steps, if you are indeed making the switch. Of course, Ben, there's always just the possibility that they'll stick with the original set.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:14 am
by nadph
I've explicitly told everyone I can not to do that.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:25 am
by The Dance of Sorrow
Both LIST and RAVE are excellent sets, but I believe they cater to different audiences, with LIST being a little easier and meant for newer teams. Just something to keep in mind if you haven't decided yet.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 1:29 am
by abnormal abdomen
King of Carrot Flowers wrote:Both LIST and RAVE are excellent sets, but I believe they cater to different audiences, with LIST being a little easier and meant for newer teams. Just something to keep in mind if you haven't decided yet.
Yeah, this is correct. This is also why I mentioned the higher likelihood of TP mirroring LIST above.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Feb 25, 2012 3:08 am
by DoWon.Kim
Field has been updated.

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Thu Mar 01, 2012 3:21 am
by Coldblueberry
Congrats to the first place "Los Angeles High School."

Stats are posted here.
http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/912

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:34 pm
by AKKOLADE
What set was used here?

Re: Torrey Pines Open Tournament II (02/25/12)

Posted: Sat Mar 17, 2012 11:42 pm
by DoWon.Kim
The housewrite was used. After hours of editing, we produced a playable set that was well-received by the teams who attended.