QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

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QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Wed Aug 14, 2013 6:31 pm

This is the announcement for the 5th iteration of the Quaker Academic Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. The tournament will take place on January 25th, 2014.

Questions / Tournament Format:

We will be using the HSAPQ regular season set for this tournament. These will be power-marked regular difficulty questions, so we encourage teams of all skill levels to attend.

We will endeavor to maximize the number of guaranteed games for all teams in attendance. In doing so, will use brackets and an ACF style final. All games will run in accordance with ACF rules (5 seconds to buzz, 5 seconds to answer, and 5 seconds after the end of a bonus part).

Nationals Qualifications:

QuAC V has been awarded a Platinum NSC Affiliation. As a Platinum Affiliated tournament, the top 25% of teams, rounded up, will qualify for the PACE NSC.

Registration:

We will use the following fee structure:
$70 for first team
$50 for each additional team
-$5 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced staffer
-$10 for every 200 miles traveled
Minimum fee per team: $30

To register, please contact me at saajidmoyen@gmail.com with the number of teams you plan to bring as well as any discounts you plan to claim.

Logistics:

Registration will be between 8:15 and 8:45AM in the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall. Games will be played starting at 9:00AM in Williams Hall.

Current Field (teams, buzzers, moderators)
"Deep Green" (1/0/0)
Eastern Lebanon County (1/0/0)
Great Valley (1/2/0)
High Tech (2/2/0)
Kellenberg (1/4/0)
Loudoun County (2/0/1)
Manheim Township (2/0/0)
Mountain Lakes (3/3/1)
Phoenixville (2/0/0)
Pingry (2/0/0)
Red Lion (1/0/0)
Ridgewood (1/2/2)
St. Joe's (2/2/1)
State College (2/1/0)
West Windsor-Plainsboro North (3/0/0)
Wilmington Charter (4/2/1)
Wissahickon (2/2/0)

Total: (32/20/6)
Cap: 32

Wait list (In the order they were received):
Shippensburg (2)
Red Lion (2)
Gonzaga (1)

Interested:
"West Egg" (1-2/0/0)

Feel free to contact me by email at saajidmoyen@gmail.com or on the forums if you have any questions.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (10/5/2013)

Post by Ras superfamily » Thu Aug 29, 2013 8:28 pm

The field in the original post is up to date. Get your registrations in! This is the only HSAPQ regular season set for the academic year!
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (10/5/2013)

Post by Ras superfamily » Thu Sep 05, 2013 12:55 am

This tournament has been awarded a Platinum NSC Affiliation
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:16 pm

This tournament has been rescheduled to January 25th, 2014
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong Cham » Tue Sep 24, 2013 4:44 pm

Which set will this tournament be using? In your original post you indicated that you will be using the HSAPQ set, but this is listed as mirroring LIST IV in another thread.(viewtopic.php?f=109&t=14581)
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Mon Sep 30, 2013 4:50 pm

We will be using HSAPQ 42
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Edward Powers » Wed Oct 02, 2013 7:35 pm

St. Joe's of Metuchen, NJ would like to register 2 teams, 2 buzzers and 1 moderator.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Redgrass1 » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:12 pm

Ridgewood, NJ would like to register 1 team and 2 buzzers.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Insolvency law of Canada » Thu Oct 03, 2013 7:17 pm

High Tech, NJ, would like to register 2 teams and 2 buzzers.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Jcarlson » Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:21 pm

Charter School of Wilmington, DE would like to register to bring 4 teams, 2 buzzers, and a moderator.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Redgrass1 » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:02 pm

By the way, I think you mean (teams, buzzers, moderators) on teams registering, based off of what other people have said. It just makes it less confusing.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:32 pm

Redgrass1 wrote:By the way, I think you mean (teams, buzzers, moderators) on teams registering, based off of what other people have said. It just makes it less confusing.
Yeah, thanks for pointing that out
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by czheng0708 » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:59 pm

Great Neck South is interested as "West Egg" for 1 - 2 team, 0 buzzers, and 0 moderators. The team number is still tentative.

Also, is the 200 miles traveled one way?

Thanks!
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Tue Oct 15, 2013 12:21 am

czheng0708 wrote:Great Neck South is interested as "West Egg" for 1 - 2 team, 0 buzzers, and 0 moderators. The team number is still tentative.

Also, is the 200 miles traveled one way?

Thanks!
It is 200 miles one-way.

Also, I need an official email registration from all teams so that I have an address at which to contact you.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Oct 18, 2013 9:42 am

You should update your database listing.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by BroNi » Wed Oct 23, 2013 1:09 pm

Kellenberg Mem HS - 2 teams, 4 buzzers, 0 moderators
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:23 pm

Our field cap is 32 unless we get more staffers. Teams that have registered in this thread but have not emailed me still need to do so.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Northern Central Railway » Thu Oct 24, 2013 3:55 pm

Mountain Lakes would like to bring 3-4 teams, 3 buzzers, 1 moderator.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Mon Dec 02, 2013 6:36 pm

The field is almost full. We will be evaluating possibly raising the field cap to 36.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Mon Dec 09, 2013 11:47 am

The field is now full. New registrations will be placed on the wait list in the order in which they are received.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Ras superfamily » Thu Jan 16, 2014 10:00 pm

All registered and waitlisted teams should have received an email from me with some logistical details
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Sat Jan 25, 2014 8:55 pm

This tournament happened and Charter A beat High Tech A in a one-game final by five points. State College A came third after losing a one-game tiebreaker against Charter A to determine who would face High Tech A in the finals. Due to some technical difficulties, stats will only be up by Monday night.

I also picked up a quizbowl notebook after the tournament. Based on the names assigned to some drawings of snails inside, it seems to belong to someone from Phoenixville. If they are interested in getting it back, they should PM me.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Sat Jan 25, 2014 10:38 pm

Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:This tournament happened and Charter A beat High Tech A in a one-game final by five points. State College A came third after losing a one-game tiebreaker against Charter A to determine who would face High Tech A in the finals.
I believe we (Charter B) tied State College A for third...since we finished second in the other playoff bracket. Also, for future years it may be nice to have a third place match...idk just a random thought I had while playing. Thanks to Penn for a great and fun tournament! We hope to be in attendance again next year!
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Northern Central Railway » Sun Jan 26, 2014 11:36 pm

My three teams of widely varying talent levels all had a good time at this tournament and enjoyed the questions, and also remarked about how smoothly things went on the way home; this was a good tournament.

Having said that, teams and coaches really need to pay attention to what question sets different tournaments are using. There is no reason that a team should ever end up at a tournament using questions that they've already played like happened yesterday.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Edward Powers » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:15 am

Any update on stats for the tournament?
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Wed Jan 29, 2014 2:05 am

Chunky Sean wrote:
Masked Canadian History Bandit wrote:This tournament happened and Charter A beat High Tech A in a one-game final by five points. State College A came third after losing a one-game tiebreaker against Charter A to determine who would face High Tech A in the finals.
I believe we (Charter B) tied State College A for third...since we finished second in the other playoff bracket. Also, for future years it may be nice to have a third place match...idk just a random thought I had while playing. Thanks to Penn for a great and fun tournament! We hope to be in attendance again next year!
This is true. It's possible that we'll look into this for future tournaments. We hope everyone comes back to more Penn-hosted tournaments in the future.
Northern Central Railway wrote:My three teams of widely varying talent levels all had a good time at this tournament and enjoyed the questions, and also remarked about how smoothly things went on the way home; this was a good tournament.

Having said that, teams and coaches really need to pay attention to what question sets different tournaments are using. There is no reason that a team should ever end up at a tournament using questions that they've already played like happened yesterday.
We're glad that your team had fun. We would also like to thank the team you mentioned for being honest and forthright about their prior experience playing the pack and agreeing to vacate their games. While ideally no team should even start to play a tournament they already played, if it happens, this is what that team should do ASAP.
Edward Powers wrote:Any update on stats for the tournament?
I want to apologize for the delay, I've been caught up in schoolwork and have been unable to finish doing stats. Nonetheless, all stats should be uploaded during our Thursday practice.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:15 pm

Stats are up. Two scoresheets still have to be entered and playoff divisions have to be made, so those will be done together on Monday night. I'm sorry about this delay.

Prelims: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/

Full: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... tats/full/

Also, PM me for errors a lot if names were illegible on the first round scoresheet and to correct them would take too much time when you have to merge the stats afterwards.
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by rmccoll » Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:02 pm

Patrick,

Just a friendly reminder to please complete the stats and post them when you get a chance.

Thanks!
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Insolvency law of Canada » Tue Feb 04, 2014 11:15 pm

rmccoll wrote:Patrick,

Just a friendly reminder to please complete the stats and post them when you get a chance.

Thanks!
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Sorry if I'm wrong, but doesn't it appear as if the stats are already there?
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Re: QuAC V at Penn (1/25/2014)

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:07 am

Hurrah!Praga! wrote:
rmccoll wrote:Patrick,

Just a friendly reminder to please complete the stats and post them when you get a chance.

Thanks!
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Sorry if I'm wrong, but doesn't it appear as if the stats are already there?
I updated all the stats (2 missing scoresheets, playoff divisions, stats corrections that were PMed to me) Monday night, but it was a stealth edit. I'm sorry for any confusion this may have caused.
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