Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

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Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Sun Jun 02, 2013 6:31 pm

The University at Buffalo Academic Bowl team will be hosting its annual high school fall tournament, Bull Bowl 13, on Saturday, October 26, 2012. I, Zach Pace, will once again serve as tournament director, with the assistance of Matt Hill and Sarah Beimel.

Set:
We will use NAQT IS-128. An explanation of NAQT's expectations of teams and hosts vis-a-vis question security can be found here

Location:
We'll be on UB's North Campus in Amherst, NY. Tournament HQ will be Room 222 of the Natural Sciences Complex. We suggest parking in Fronczak Lot or any of the Governors Lots.

Field Limit:
16 teams total
Maximum 2 teams per school, until a week before the tournament. Schools will be permitted to add a third team at that time.

Fees:
Base Fee: $65 for first team, $55 for each additional team
Buzzer Discount: -$5 per fully-functional system
Experienced Reader Discount: -$10
Staff Discount: -$5
Distance Discount: -$5/150 miles, one way, by Google Maps
International Discount: -$5
New School Discount (hasn't competed at UBuffalo after August 2011): -$5

Staffers and readers can be anyone, but they will be bound to a room and therefore will be unable to follow their team around. If a team wishes to bring two coaches who switch off reading or scorekeeping duties, this will be permitted, providing that it does not interfere with the tournament running smoothly.

Interest should be directed to Zach Pace (zpace21 [AT] gmail [DOT] com).

Current Field:
Fillmore HS (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Orchard Park HS (1 team)
Amherst HS (2 teams)
Kenmore West HS (1 team)
Eden HS (1 team)
Cato-Meridian HS (1 team)
Ithaca HS (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Kendall High School (1 team, 1 reader)

National Tournament Qualification Details:
The top 15% of teams will qualify for NAQT's High School National Championship Tournament. For a full field of 24 teams, the top 4 teams will qualify.

Additionally, Bull Bowl has been certified as a Platinum Affiliated Tournament by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence. As such, the top 25% of teams will qualify for the National Championship Tournament. For a field of 24 teams, the top 6 teams will qualify.
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Ithaca Cricket Ump » Thu Jun 06, 2013 3:18 am

Hi Zach:

Put me down to staff again this year. I may be able to get you up to 6 competing schools from my region, 2 of whom (Ithaca and Wellsboro, PA) competed at HSNCT last year, and 2 of whom (Cooperstown and Montrose, PA) are recent refugees from Chip who are just starting out in pyramidal quizbowl next year. I've sent a copy of the tournament announcement to all of those schools so you may hear from them directly. Glad to see that Fillmore is coming...they're a formidable-for-the-area team that returns their entire A team from last year (they finished a creditable third at BrainBusters Fall behind the two Ithaca teams, and went 4-2 and made the playoffs at the DC phase of NAC). Let me know if you need any additional help with the tournament.

--Scott
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Thu Jun 06, 2013 10:14 am

Ithaca Cricket Ump wrote:Hi Zach:

Put me down to staff again this year. I may be able to get you up to 6 competing schools from my region, 2 of whom (Ithaca and Wellsboro, PA) competed at HSNCT last year, and 2 of whom (Cooperstown and Montrose, PA) are recent refugees from Chip who are just starting out in pyramidal quizbowl next year. I've sent a copy of the tournament announcement to all of those schools so you may hear from them directly. Glad to see that Fillmore is coming...they're a formidable-for-the-area team that returns their entire A team from last year (they finished a creditable third at BrainBusters Fall behind the two Ithaca teams, and went 4-2 and made the playoffs at the DC phase of NAC). Let me know if you need any additional help with the tournament.

--Scott
Great, thanks!
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13 (IS-128)

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:03 pm

Updated set to NAQT IS-128
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Tue Aug 27, 2013 1:42 pm

Original announcement adapted to reflect our Platinum NSC affiliation.
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Tue Sep 10, 2013 11:25 pm

Several field updates, including official registration of 4 new teams!
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Mon Sep 30, 2013 6:55 pm

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Due to room reservation issues, the field cap has been REDUCED TO 16 TEAMS! We apologize for any inconvenience--but please plan to get your registrations in ASAP!

We are attempting to secure additional rooms, but the field is being limited, against our inability to do so.
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Tue Oct 22, 2013 3:33 pm

Final field is above. We plan a split-field round-robin in the morning, followed by a re-bracket for afternoon playoffs.

Stay tuned on Saturday for running stats.
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:24 pm

Ithaca A cleared the field, followed by Amherst B and Kenmore West. Stats will be up soon.
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Re: Bull Bowl 13: University at Buffalo, 10/26/13

Post by Tale of Mac Datho's Pachycephalosaur » Wed Oct 30, 2013 1:30 pm

Stats are up. There's one final correction to make, which will be done this afternoon/evening.

Forgot to mention above that the top small school was Eden, which, if I recall policy correctly, will qualify for SSNCT as a result.

Thanks to all teams for attending!
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