East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

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East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Tue May 28, 2013 1:37 pm

East Chapel Hill High School will be hosting the East of Eden tournament in Chapel Hill North Carolina on October 19, 2013 at 500 Weaver Dairy Road. The questions will be housewritten by East's Quiz Bowl team with Jacob Reed and Will Holub-Moorman as head editors. The packets will follow an ACF distribution, and a sample packet will be posted.

Base fee: $75 for first team, $50 for additional teams
Buzzer Discount: $10
Travel Discount: $20
A staffer discount may be offered.

We don't have a field cap yet, but if it becomes necessary it will be posted here.

As for format, there will be 7 preliminary rounds followed by 3 guaranteed playoff rounds, plus an advantaged final. This is subject to potential change. We have 16 packets for potential mirrors.

If you have any other questions, or would like to register, email echhsquizbowl AT gmail DOT com, or by using the form at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1uXMHnc ... o/viewform

We are also Pace platinum affiliated, meaning that the top 25% of teams at East of Eden will qualify for Pace's NSC.

Current Field:
Guilford A
Guilford B
Raleigh Charter A
Raleigh Charter B
Raleigh Charter C
Raleigh Charter D
Early College Academy A
Enloe A
Enloe B
Western Harnett A
Carrboro A
SMS A
SMS B

Tentative Field:
Western Albemarle A
Raleigh Charter E
Chapel Hill
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Carrboro B
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by ryanrosenberg » Tue May 28, 2013 4:29 pm

12 prelim rounds seems like a lot. Did you mean 12 rounds total?

Also, this tournament's over our fall break, but some UNC players will probably be around to help out if you'd like experienced staff.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Wed May 29, 2013 11:05 am

Yeah sorry, I was basing that off of the packets we were writing and I took replacements and a mashup round into account. It should be 9 prelim, 3 playoff.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by thomasgnd » Sun Jul 21, 2013 12:34 pm

Do you have any indication of your field composition yet? Dorman expresses interest, given that the field is amenable to our needs.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Mon Jul 22, 2013 10:16 pm

At the moment we have nobody registered, but we just added the tournament to the database so hopefully that will change. We will post updates as we receive them.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by thomasgnd » Fri Aug 02, 2013 10:12 am

Dorman will bring at least 4 teams to this event. We look forward to it.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by thomasgnd » Mon Sep 09, 2013 9:10 am

Any update on this field? We are quite curious. Thanks.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Mon Sep 09, 2013 10:58 pm

Update: East of Eden is on pace to be fully written and edited by the first week of October. We're still actively seeking registrations; a good number of teams have expressed interest in attending, but haven't yet sent in registrations. We'd appreciate it if teams that are planning on coming would go ahead and register so we have a better idea where we stand in terms of the field.
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Post by BigGucciSOsa » Mon Sep 23, 2013 10:20 am

We are happy to announce that we have been platinum certified.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by SaintMarysQB » Mon Oct 07, 2013 9:42 am

SMS will be attending - we are working out our team numbers and will be registering this week.
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Post by msbg360 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:23 pm

Is there any word on the sample packet to be posted?
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Sat Oct 12, 2013 6:42 pm

My apologies, Jacob and I decided not to post a sample packet.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by msbg360 » Sat Oct 12, 2013 7:53 pm

That's no problem I was just curious
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by betsynewmark » Sun Oct 13, 2013 12:58 pm

12 rounds are way too many. I urge you to reconsider. Early College just hosted a great tournament with 5 prelims and 4 playoff rounds. It was fair, provided a great competition and we got out of there in time to get home and resume our normal lives. Having 12 rounds adds about 2 hours. That's a very long tournament, especially for schools who aren't from the area and are facing a long drive home.

If you've already written your packets, you can always save some for next year so you will start with some questions banked.

If you changed to a 9-round structure, all the coaches coming would be very thankful.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:49 pm

BigGucciSOsa wrote:As for format, there will be 7 preliminary rounds followed by 3 guaranteed playoff rounds, plus an advantaged final. This is subject to potential change. We have 16 packets for potential mirrors.
We're definitely willing to reconsider this format, but note that the vast majority of teams would be playing only 10 rounds and would be free to leave before the final. The teams in the final would play an extra 1-2 rounds.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by AKKOLADE » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:51 pm

Assuming you still have a 13 team field, how are you planning on doing a ten round set of prelims?
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Sun Oct 13, 2013 2:54 pm

Yeah, I'm not sure how many of the teams listed as "tentative" are planning to come (Salman would know that better). If we end up with a field size that requires us to readjust our schedule, we'll do that in a manner that guarantees all teams 8-10 rounds.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Sun Oct 13, 2013 8:29 pm

I understand there has been confusion vis-a-vis rounds. The original post hasn't been updated with the changing field, but https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc ... rZUE#gid=0 is the current bracket. I think it is very likely we will end up with a 14th team, but I think that will likely be it. It should end up being 10-11 rounds depending on the final, and most teams will be able to leave after 9 (though they are welcome to play final rounds if they choose).
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by msbg360 » Wed Oct 16, 2013 10:04 am

What time should we arrive for registration?
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Fri Oct 18, 2013 4:54 pm

500 Weaver Dairy Rd. Be there no later than 9:15. Rounds will be starting at 9:25.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by msbg360 » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:13 pm

Thank you so much for hosting this tournament we had a blast playing, despite minor delays. Is there a set discussion thread open for this set yet?
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Oct 19, 2013 9:22 pm

msbg360 wrote:Is there a set discussion thread open for this set yet?
Not yet. If the set's editors would like a private discussion forum to be set up, please contact me or another board administrator.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by hydrocephalitic listlessness » Sun Oct 20, 2013 12:55 pm

msbg360 wrote: Is there a set discussion thread open for this set yet?
Jacob and I are going to decide this soon--in the meantime, please feel free to contact me with any questions/comments/concerns about the set.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Tue Oct 22, 2013 4:37 pm

We apologize for the delays in statistics. The electronic copy of the playoff rounds is gone, so they have to be entered manually again. Congratulations to the four teams qualifying for NSC from East of Eden, Guilford A, Guilford B, RCHS A, and Enloe B. The stats should be up by tomorrow at the latest. Once again, I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Thu Oct 24, 2013 6:12 pm

Stats are up for the first 7 rounds http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by professordad » Fri Oct 25, 2013 10:33 pm

Hickory Ridge has a very nice PF and P/B in their game against RCHS B...
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by BigGucciSOsa » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:23 pm

The stats from playoffs have, unfortunately been irreparably lost. I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Re: East of Eden 10/19/2013, Chapel Hill NC

Post by msbg360 » Sun Oct 27, 2013 6:27 pm

I'm not sure if you want it, but we have stats for both of our teams during the playoffs. Unfortunately, we did not keep individual stats for the teams we played.
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