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Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
I am happy to announce "Crossing the T"-ournament: The Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament, to held on October 20, 2012, at Michigan State University, in East Lansing, MI.

This tournament will be using questions written by our team, in collaboration with several members of the University of Delaware's team. Full information about the set can be found here. The questions are being written in such a way as to be accessible to all levels of players: challenging top teams while providing meaningful, fun games even to inexperienced teams. Questions will be posted online later in the year, when no more tournaments plan on using them. Rounds will consist of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses, with an extra tossup available for a tiebreaker. We anticipate being affiliated with PACE, allowing top finishers to qualify for the NSC.

The fee for the tournament will be as follows:
$70 - first team
$60 - second team from a school and on
-$10 - WORKING buzzer system (if your buzzer system doesn't fully function, please don't bring it)
-$10 - Travel over 100 miles one way, as determined by Google maps
-$10 - Competent staffer (if necessary)
-$10 - new school to quizbowl (haven't attended pyramidal tournaments in the last two years)
We prefer payment by cash or check made out to "MSU Academic Competition Club" on the day of the tournament; if your school requires you to mail one ahead of the tournament, please contact us and we can give you our mailing address. If you will not be able to pay until after the tournament, please let us know ahead of time.

We will run seeded round robin games, and rebracket to give teams more games against teams of similar strength. A full format will obviously depend on the number of teams that register. We are following our typical procedures of initially capping the field at 24 teams and raising the cap if staffing permits. We ask that individual schools only register two teams at first, however, if you are interested in bringing more than two, let us know and we will move your extra teams into the field if space is available. We welcome all teams, including those from talented middle schools and schools from out of state.

We will most likely hold the tournament in Wells Hall, the location of NAQT States and most of our other tournaments last year. We ask teams to arrive by 8:30; check in will begin at 8:15 and we'd like to start games promptly at 9:00 AM.

If you would like to register or have any questions, please post here, contact me, or E-mail our club account at msucbowl@gmail.com.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:34 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Field:

Detroit Catholic Central (3)
St. Joseph's (IN) (2)
Detroit Country Day (2)
Brighton (3)
Cranbrook (2)
Hillsdale
Carsonville Port Sanilac
Loyola Academy (IL) (2)
Thurston
Skyline (2)
UD Jesuit
Ionia
Troy
Not Metea Valley

Waiting List:
DCC D
DCC E
Brighton D
DCD C
DCD D

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:00 am
by Steeve Ho You Fat
This tournament is now Platinum-Certified by PACE, meaning that the top 25% of teams will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship next June. I've updated the field above; with a little over a month to go there's still lots of room, so please send us an E-mail if your team would like to register.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:09 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
With the addition of Loyola Academy, we now have three states represented. There's still room left, so any interested teams are invited to sign up.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 5:33 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
We have two spots left; if they aren't claimed by the weekend, we'll fill them from the waiting list. I do not anticipate expanding the field, because of staffing constraints.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 10, 2012 9:09 pm
by shrey96
Expressing interest for Team Ambiguous; I'll let you know definitively if I can go by tomorrow.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:30 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
At 24 teams, the field is now closed; any more registrants will be on the waiting list in case someone drops this week.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:21 pm
by shrey96
Umm...I signed up for this before the weekend, but I think you filled the field with waitlisted teams anyways...did you receive my registration?

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:31 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
No, we haven't received anything from you besides your forum posting last week saying you were interested. I can't kick teams out of the field now, but if you E-mail us to confirm we'll put you on top of the waiting list, and I've never seen a tournament where noone drops.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 6:38 pm
by shrey96
Oh...well I emailed you again. And just in case you don't receive that one either, I am signing up 1 team for a team under the pseudonym "Not Metea Valley," with no buzzers or moderators. I'm going to be the only person playing on the team, so I was also wondering about any solo player discounts you could give. I definitely qualify for the travel discount.

Also, could I know the time frame for the morning of your tournament (as in when the registration ends, first match begins, etc.) for travel purposes?

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 14, 2012 7:05 pm
by Muriel Axon
shrey96 wrote:Also, could I know the time frame for the morning of your tournament (as in when the registration ends, first match begins, etc.) for travel purposes?
We ask teams to arrive by 8:30; check in will begin at 8:15 and we'd like to start games promptly at 9:00 AM.
Registration will end somewhat before 9, since someone will explain the course of the day to coaches and players. Like it says, plan to arrive before 8:30. Don't traipse in at 8:55 unless you want to earn our eternal ire. Don't traipse in at 9:10 unless you want to watch other teams play.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 2:57 pm
by Euler's Constant
How are the prelims and the playoffs going to be bracketed?

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:05 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Four brackets of six in the prelims, three of eight with the game against the team from your same prelim bracket carrying over in the playoffs for 11 rounds total.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 12:28 am
by mlaird
So this happened. Loyola A had two epic games against DCD A, both coming down to a single final bonus part. DCD, having previously lost to DCC B, set up a one game final with Loyola by beating DCC A in their final match. The final match saw Loyola walk away with the win. Top 3: Loyola A, DCD A, DCC A

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 1:43 am
by Muriel Axon
The top individual scorer of the prelims was Siddhant Dogra of DCD A, followed by Morgan Venkus of Loyola A and Shreyas Vissapragada of the School-That-Must-Not-Be-Named. The top six also included Andrew from Hillsdale Academy and some other people. If I recall correctly, Siddhant nearly broke 150 points per twenty tossups. Morgan took home Miniature Schnauzers (with 175 full color photos!) for his marvelous negging capabilities. Congratulations to everyone.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 9:51 am
by David Riley
Stats?

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 3:17 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Prelim stats are up here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/

Playoff and combined stats will be posted later.

As a reminder, the questions are not cleared for public discussion. If you have any feedback, please either E-mail me or join the private discussion group that's been set up on these forums.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 5:04 pm
by shrey96
The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote:Shreyas Vissapragada of the School-That-Must-Not-Be-Named
This would have been a MUCH better pseudonym.

Also, I would like to thank MSU for running a great tournament on some great questions. The long drive was totally worth it.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 7:18 pm
by Habitat_Against_Humanity
The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote: Morgan took home Miniature Schnauzers (with 175 full color photos!) for his marvelous negging capabilities.
I for one would neg up a storm for this. Puppies is cute.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:00 am
by Broad-tailed Grassbird
shrey96 wrote:
The Eighth Viscount of Waaaah wrote:Shreyas Vissapragada of the School-That-Must-Not-Be-Named
This would have been a MUCH better pseudonym.

Also, I would like to thank MSU for running a great tournament on some great questions. The long drive was totally worth it.
Considering Cranbrook was there, the best pseudonym team names would be Lincoln High School (Warren), or Punahou School.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:14 am
by Steeve Ho You Fat
Full stats are now available here. Sorry for the delay. Let me know of any corrections you have.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:30 pm
by shrey96
I didn't actually hear 125 tossups vs. Loyola B. That would have been a long match...

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 4:46 pm
by Muriel Axon
shrey96 wrote:I didn't actually hear 125 tossups vs. Loyola B. That would have been a long match...
Unless Joe/Mike corrected that within the last 15 minutes, it does say that you heard 20 tossups against them.

Re: Horatio Nelson Memorial Tournament at MSU, October 20

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 5:00 pm
by Steeve Ho You Fat
I can, in fact, respond to problems quickly.

Edit: Which means that Shrey was right, and I fixed it.