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ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:00 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Hello, all! This is a preliminary announcement for the third annual ATROPHY (April Tournament Run On Pennies, Halfpence, and Yen) day of quizbowl, to be held at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, on April 28th, 2012.

The tournament will be very similar to last year: the spirit of ATROPHY is to provide a late-season quizbowl experience without draining the budget. Accordingly, entry fee information will be posted after Huskie Bowl finances close and we know just how deep we can cut the price. Buzzer discounts will be available; travel discounts will be very, very available (out-of-state teams play for $10; in-state teams that need a discount on entry fees due to transportation issues simply need ask), and moderator discounts will be closer to the -$40 that Northwestern's offering for Midwest Championship. (The minimum entry fee will be $10) I will email everyone again around February 1st with full financial details.

Teams will be capped at six players per team; B-teams are encouraged to register, though B-teams that are not attending nationals will be waitlisted until March 1st. Lunch will not be provided, but there are numerous lunch options around campus.

New this year - we will be offering two divisions for ATROPHY, an Uber-Competitive division and a Standard division. We will use Yale's BHSAT set, the same question source as last year. From experience and reputation, this set will be a high quality set appropriate both for experienced and completely new teams; we invite teams seeking a rigorous nationals-prep experience to join the Uber-Competitive division and all other teams looking to finish 2011-12 and/or prepare for 2012-13 to join the Standard division.

If you would like to register for ATROPHY, please email me OR post in this thread, stating...
# of buzzers you will bring
# of moderators you will bring
# of teams, with the preferred division for each; note that non-nationals-attending B-teams are waitlisted until March 1st.


Following the tournament, interested parties may once again enjoy Donald Taylor's charity solo tournament, which will be using Centennial's ATTACK set. Entry fees will be $10 per person, with a $10 discount for moderators (applied to a school's total fee) and a $5 discount for buzzers (applied to a school's total fee). All profits will go to Matt's Buzzers. Like last year, we'll probably coordinate a dinner pizza order to minimize delay time between ATROPHY and Charity Singles, so if you're interested in playing both, please bring money or a sack dinner.

If you would like to register for the charity solo event, please email Donald Taylor at dtaylor1987@gmail.com, stating...
# of interested players
# of buzzers you will bring
# of moderators you will bring


We look forward to seeing you and your team!
Brad Fischer
TD, ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 12:00 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Field:

Uber-Competitive (12):
Auburn B
Auburn Sy
Carbondale
Culver A
IMSA A-/B+
Latin
Loyola
Macomb
New Trier
Peoria Christian
"SHIELD Academy"
"Wheaton"

Standard (14)
Auburn C
Bloomington A
Bloomington B
Christian Life
Culver B
Fenton
Homewood-Flossmoor A
Homewood-Flossmoor B
Metea Valley
Minooka
Saint Joseph's (IN)
Saint Viator A
Saint Viator B
UIC College Prep

Staff (listed chronologically; yes, Kristin confirmed before I realized I would end up on this list):
Kristin Strey
Brad Fischer
Jonah Greenthal
Noah Prince
Mike Laudermith
Tom Egan
Ali Nagib
Clark Reamer
Mike Perovanovic
Tim Coughlan
Ben Dillon
Michael Hundley
Greg Dzuricsko
Matt Laird

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 10:29 am
by Dominator
IMSA: 2 Uber-Competitive teams, 0* buzzers, 1 moderator



*I'll bring whatever remnants of a buzzer we have at that point for spare parts.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:08 pm
by Dominator
Bone seeker wrote:B-teams are encouraged to register, though B-teams that are not attending nationals will be waitlisted until March 1st.
Bone seeker wrote:Waitlist (1 Uber, 1 Standard)
Uber:
IMSA B
Am I missing something? Why is IMSA B waitlisted? IMSA B is already registered for PACE NSC.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:10 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Dominator wrote:
Bone seeker wrote:B-teams are encouraged to register, though B-teams that are not attending nationals will be waitlisted until March 1st.
Bone seeker wrote:Waitlist (1 Uber, 1 Standard)
Uber:
IMSA B
Am I missing something? Why is IMSA B waitlisted? IMSA B is already registered for PACE NSC.
The above quote is correct, but I forgot to adjust that fact into the other part of the post - and that's what I looked at when putting IMSA's teams in the field. Oops - the post and the field are fixed.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:18 pm
by No Electricity Required
I'll be there with an Uber-Competitive team, 0 buzzers, 0 moderators.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Wed Jan 11, 2012 10:43 am
by dtaylor4
To reiterate, everything Brad said about the singles tournament is correct.

Posting here will not suffice, I must have an email for it to be official.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2012 6:02 pm
by mlaird
Loyola will probably have two teams for Uber. The B team has qualified for NSC, but probably won't be attending, if that matters. Edit: The B team totally will be attending NSC, but not actually this, because it is prom weekend.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:41 pm
by Great Bustard
Not exactly thrilled with this running on NHBB Nationals weekend...

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Thu Feb 02, 2012 11:59 pm
by pblessman
I must've missed something... I thought this was originally scheduled for 4/21... If it's on 4/28, we can't play as we will be in DC for History Bowl. Any chance of moving the date? :-)

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:11 am
by jonah
pblessman wrote:I must've missed something... I thought this was originally scheduled for 4/21... If it's on 4/28, we can't play as we will be in DC for History Bowl. Any chance of moving the date? :-)
Tangentially related: if you or your team want something to do in Illinois on the weekend of 4/21, we could use some help staffing MSNCT. (Hotels rooms provided.) An official staffer call will happen after SCT, but contact me if this intrigues you.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:52 am
by Edward Elric
I should be able to staff.

Edit: ATROPHY not MSNCT.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 12:13 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Unfortunately, the date is pretty much set; any later and NIU won't let us have the rooms, any earlier and it conflicts with various other things. Anyone who was planning on doing National History Bowl and Bee won't change their plans just to go to NIU for the fifth time this year. My apologies to NHBB, Culver, and anyone else inconvenienced.

In other news, Huskie Bowl's finances are in the books, so we have set entry fee information for ATROPHY.

Base Fee: $25 per team (no discount for B teams)
Buzzer discount: -$5 per set (max one discount per school)
Moderator discount: -$10 per moderator we need (we have to work this out ahead of time; email me)
Travel discount: If you're not from Illinois, you play for $10 automatically; If you're a >2.5 hour drive via Google Maps, you play for $10 automatically.
New team discount: If your school has never played an NIU quizbowl tournament before, you play for $10.
Minimum fee: $10

This will be emailed out later today.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Feb 03, 2012 1:58 pm
by MLaudermith
Put Fenton down for 1 team in the Standard division. I can still staff and we'll bring a buzzer. Thanks, Brad.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2012 8:43 pm
by Euler's Constant
Saint Joseph's High School (IN) expresses interest

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Wed Mar 07, 2012 8:45 pm
by nobody
WWS is expressing interest.

User was reminded to enable a signature. - Mgmt

//dang and Ned even reminded me to do that too. Sorry

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:49 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
B-teams are in the field, now, and we've still got plenty of room for more teams!

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:17 pm
by African threadfish
Bone seeker wrote:B-teams are in the field, now, and we've still got plenty of room for more teams!

If you really need teams would there be any chance that you would consider adding a "middle school pool/middle school team division" using the same questions? 2/3 of my team are 8th graders and they would jump at an opportunity to experience "high school" questions in preparation for next year. :cool:

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2012 11:26 pm
by Wackford Squeers
Just saw we're not in the above field list; as far as I know Carbondale is totally playing this tournament. We're not sure about the Donald tournament yet. It would probably require us to stay another night, so it's not likely any of us will play.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2012 10:22 am
by dtaylor4
Antonio Sant'Elia wrote:Just saw we're not in the above field list; as far as I know Carbondale is totally playing this tournament. We're not sure about the Donald tournament yet. It would probably require us to stay another night, so it's not likely any of us will play.
I talked to Sharon about this, and anticipate no Carbondale players.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 12:57 pm
by dtaylor4
Bumping this. I've received zero registrations or indications of interest for a side event. If any players are interested or want to register, email me ASAP.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:28 pm
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
dtaylor4 wrote:Bumping this. I've received zero registrations or indications of interest for a side event. If any players are interested or want to register, email me ASAP.
I have heard interest in the side event in peoples' ATROPHY registrations, so I'm pretty certain this will run. Just remember, registering for it goes through Donald, not me; I'll send a reminder to that effect in an upcoming email to registered teams.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Wed Mar 21, 2012 2:49 pm
by Ben Dillon
Saint Joseph's is now in for 1 standard team, 1 buzzer, 1 moderator.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 3:46 pm
by dtaylor4
Bump.

WWS has a number of players interested in the side event, and Fenton has registered 3-4.

There is still plenty of space, so email me if you're interested.

Also, if you're willing to staff, let me know. I can't offer much besides my eternal gratitude.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:44 pm
by fett0001
I will be in the area and I'm quite interested in staffing.

Is there an easy way to get from Wheaton to Dekalb?

Edit: Confirmed my flights.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 9:49 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
We are very very probably going to close the field at 12 teams in each division -- the BHSAT set is 13 packets, so woohoo for full round robin -- and right now, reserving spots for all interested teams, we have one spot left in each division. If you're on the fence about extending your season, jump off on the right side and email me now!

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2012 3:25 pm
by abnormal abdomen
I'm not going to be at this (and I don't think Filip and Alex Pandya will be, either) but I think that Ms. Greene mentioned that we'd end up sending like two (maybe three?) teams to this. I imagine one would be Lloyd playing solo, and the other would be our B team, or something like that. Just as a heads up.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 7:54 pm
by woomaybe
Although our coaches wouldn't be able to make it, Homewood-Flossmoor is very interested in registering for the standard division. We are not 100% especially because it would be our first coach-less tournament. We would bring 0 moderators, 1 buzzer, and 5ish interested players.

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Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:17 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
woomaybe wrote:Although our coaches wouldn't be able to make it, Homewood-Flossmoor is very interested in registering for the standard division. We are not 100% especially because it would be our first coach-less tournament. We would bring 0 moderators, 1 buzzer, and 5ish interested players.

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We'd love to have you! Shoot me an e-mail -- styxman42@gmail.com

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 14, 2012 4:21 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
With the registration of SHIELD Academy, the Uber division is now closed, pending the registrations of Auburn B and Peoria Christian. If one/both of those teams doesn't take their spot in the Uber division, then it'll open back up. We won't have more than 12 teams in Uber.

Our staffing situation looks good enough to do it, so we can expand Standard to 14 teams to accommodate Auburn C (once they register) and Homewood-Flossmoor. Everyone else -- if you're thinking about registering for Standard and can bring a moderator, it's not too late to sign up! Even if you don't have a moderator, get on the waiting list in case Auburn C doesn't register!

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Tue Apr 17, 2012 3:12 am
by dtaylor4
Latin has signed up five players. That puts the field at 11-12.

Due to staffer constraints, I need to know by Sunday if you want in. After that, I can't guarantee anything.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:00 pm
by Emil Nolde
apparently all Carbondale players will be in the Taylor part. I've also received word that doubles as well as singles will be available?

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2012 2:17 pm
by dtaylor4
Yes, due to the field size and the number of staffers, there will be singles and doubles divisions, like last year.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2012 1:15 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Field's locked; we'll do a full round robin among the 11 Uber teams and a 2x7 pool play, rebracketed into 6, 4, and 4 (top bracket does not replay the rematch: mid/bottom brackets do) in Standard.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 10:09 am
by Dominator
So, I've recently come down with something and am not confident I'll be able to moderate tomorrow. TD would be wise to have a contingency plan.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 8:33 pm
by abnormal abdomen
So I wasn't at this, but I'm told that Lloyd (playing solo) faced New Trier in the final and after getting down by something like 210 points, proceeded to get tossups 14-20 and won the tournament.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:19 pm
by Wackford Squeers
Pulling third at this tournament was totally enjoyable. The moderators and competition were both of the highest quality. Thanks to all the mods and the NIU crew. A team of Ned Lauber and I won the charity solo, which was also lots of fun. Both sets played were excellent, but of course if there are discussion threads made I'd love to contribute to those with a few minor things.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:21 pm
by David Riley
Stats?

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2012 11:42 pm
by TheDoctor
David Riley wrote:Stats?
The tournament
The Charity Doubles Event

Brad will post more detailed information soon.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:26 am
by Irreligion in Bangladesh
Thank you to everyone who made ATROPHY 3 and the charity singles events successful.

*An "NIU quizbowl tournament" is never really an "NIU tournament" - we may have the building and take the registration emails, but it's the entire state of Illinois (and, today, Indiana!) that puts it together, and we're incredibly grateful to everyone who helped out. Colossal thanks go out to Greg Dzuricsko, Tom Egan, Jonah Greenthal, Michael Hundley, Ali Nagib, Mike Perovanovic, and Clark Reamer for spending their Saturday helping us out. Immense thanks are also due to Tim Coughlan, Ben Dillon, Matt Laird, Mike Laudermith, Sharon Lorinskas, and Neva O'Laughlin for taking time away from coaching to help this tournament run smoothly. We literally can't do this without you; I hope we made your jobs easy and your day fun.

*Thanks to all the players who made this event a great competition. Congratulations to Lloyd Sy (playing solo), who staged a legendary comeback against a dominant New Trier team to win the one-game final and the ATROPHY 3 Uber-Competitive Division title. Carbondale and Loyola A earned 3rd and 4th place, respectively, after the breaking of the three-way tie for 2nd. Congratulations to Standard Division champion Fenton for winning the one-game final over Saint Joseph's; Saint Joseph's earned their way into the final by defeating 3rd place Saint Viator A.

Stats for the Uber-Competitive and Standard divisions can be found at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/984/. (Thank you, Kristin, for yet another excellent job running the tournament!)

*Thanks to everyone who made the charity doubles event a wonderful end to a great day of competition. Congratulations go to Ben Chametzky and Ned Lauber, who cleared the field.

*Finally, thanks to Yale and Centennial HS for the use of their sets; please remember that the sets are not yet cleared for online discussion. Comments about questions can be directed to Matt Jackson of Yale and Adam Silverman of Centennial, or to me and I'll forward it along.

*Comments/feedback about the tournament's running is always appreciated; please email me with any thoughts.

Once again, thank you to everyone for a great day of quizbowl!

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:48 am
by Boeing X-20, Please!
Thank you for running a great tournament, unfortunate that once again we did not really have enough packets to do proper final stuffz, but what are you going to do. Pretty much everything went well on the day, and I got to hear most of two good sets in a day, which cannot be said often.

Stats: Half-games are currently put in as whole games, and I only played half of our first game against Loyola B.

Also, if anybody happened to find / accidentally grab / save from being lost forever a copy of Edward Albee's Zoo Story (and.....The American Dream? I believe), I would love to know.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:00 am
by TheDoctor
Boeing X-20, Please! wrote:Stats: Half-games are currently put in as whole games
A half game counts as a full win. Check the TUH in the round; half packet games will have 10 rather than 20.
Boeing X-20, Please! wrote:I only played half of our first game against Loyola B.
Sure enough, the scoresheet agrees. Did you get here late?

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:03 am
by Boeing X-20, Please!
TheDoctor wrote:
Boeing X-20, Please! wrote:Stats: Half-games are currently put in as whole games
A half game counts as a full win. Check the TUH in the round; half packet games will have 10 rather than 20.
You are correct, indeed!
Sure enough, the scoresheet agrees. Did you get here late?
Kind of; I was moving my car.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:05 am
by TheDoctor
Ah. It should be fixed now. Thanks for keeping the stats honest.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 8:40 am
by Emil Nolde
There were slight schedule issues, but the sets were fun to play, and the competition was strong all-around.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:42 am
by Adventure Temple Trail
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Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 12:09 pm
by adamsil
Any comments regarding the ATTACK set would be welcome as well. Send them to my email. Thanks!

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 1:52 pm
by Euler's Constant
Saint's Joseph's really enjoyed playing this tournament. The set was very good, and it was nice to play some new competition and to actually have good moderators for every game. I think this has opened up our team to traveling more, and we're definitely planning on coming next year. Our only complaint was that it ended late so we couldn't get home until 11:30.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 2:25 pm
by tintinnabulation
"Trang Academy" had a good experience. The set was great and the day went pretty smoothly. Thanks to all the moderators and also to Brad and Kristin, who got us in the field at the last minute. I hope we can return sometime next year.

Re: ATROPHY 3 @ Northern Illinois University (4/28/12)

Posted: Sun Apr 29, 2012 4:02 pm
by Guile Island
I really enjoyed this tournament, even if I had to leave early to go to prom. Set was top notch, great work by Matt and the Yale team on it.