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Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:18 am
by jessbowen
The Advanced Math and Science Academy is pleased to announce the inaugural Central Mass. Fall NAQT High School Tournament, to be held on Saturday, November 23, 2013. We will be using set IS-129A. (This is a change from the “save the date post.”) We are working on also getting PACE affiliation.

If you are interested in registering, please email [email protected], including the number of teams and buzzers you plan on bringing. Please also include a contact name, email, and phone number that can be reached the day of the tournament. Space may be limited, so please register as soon as possible. The registration deadline will be November 19th because that is my birthday. Early registration really appreciated.

The pricing of the tournament is as follows:
- First team: $65
- Additional team: $55

The following discounts are available:
- Working buzzer system: - $10

On the day of the tournament, registration will take place from 8:15 to 8:45 AM, with an aim to begin round 1 at 9:00. Payment on day of registration preferred. Make checks payable to AMSA Charter School with Quiz Bowl in the memo section if possible.

AMSA is very easy to get to, centrally located in Massachusetts and just minutes off of Rte 495. There is plenty of free parking, even for big school buses.

Hope to see you there!

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Wed Sep 18, 2013 8:32 am
by jessbowen
Although MIT is having it's SPLASH event this day, we've decided to keep this date. It's no longer tentative. Thanks for your patience and we hope to see many of you on the 23rd!

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Sun Sep 22, 2013 2:25 pm
by vcpavao
Can you post the list of teams that have currently signed up?

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 5:05 pm
by jessbowen
Field Update:

School (buzzers)

Hingham, 3 teams (2)
Sharon, 1 team
Weston, 2 teams (1)
Abby Kelly, 2 teams (1)
Lexington, 1 (maybe 2) teams (1)
Shrewbury, 2 teams (1)
Arlington, 1 (maybe 2) teams (1)
Acton-Boxborough, 2 teams (1)

totals: 14, maybe 16 teams.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Thu Oct 24, 2013 4:12 pm
by rpirrie
E. O. Smith would like to bring 1 team (maybe 2) and 2 buzzer sets.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 4:40 pm
by rpirrie
Field update, please?

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:53 pm
by KnicksRule
Field Update:

School (buzzers)

Hingham, 3 teams (2)
Sharon, 1 team
Weston, 2 teams (1)
Abby Kelly, 2 teams (1)
Lexington, 1 (maybe 2) teams (1)
Shrewbury, 2 teams (1)
Arlington, 1 team (1)
Acton-Boxborough, 2 teams (1)
Brookline, 1 team
E.O. Smith, 1 (maybe 2) teams (2)

totals: 16, maybe 18 teams.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 9:33 am
by vgundlah
Has the tournament received PACE certification yet?

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Thu Nov 07, 2013 5:44 pm
by KnicksRule
This tournament is Gold-Certified for PACE (top 20% qualify).

Also, top 15% qualify for HSNCT and top small school that is not in the top 15% will also qualify for SSNCT, Small schools in the top 15% automatically qualify for both.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Thu Nov 14, 2013 7:20 pm
by KnicksRule
On account of some teams dropping from the field. We now have only 15 teams in attendance. If anyone registered is interested in bringing more teams please let us know. Also, we are hoping some more schools from our circuit can make it as well.

Field Update:

School (buzzers)

Hingham, 3 teams (2)
Sharon, 1 team
Abby Kelly, 2 teams (1)
Lexington, 2 teams (1)
Shrewbury, 2 teams (1)
Arlington, 1 team (1)
Acton-Boxborough, 2 teams (1)
Brookline, 1 team
E.O. Smith, 1 team (2)

totals: 15 teams

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Wed Nov 20, 2013 9:17 pm
by KnicksRule
Final Field Update:

School (buzzers)

Hingham, 3 teams (2)
Sharon, 1 team
Abby Kelly, 1 teams (1)
Lexington, 2 teams (1)
Shrewbury, 1 teams (1)
Arlington, 1 team (1)
Acton-Boxborough, 2 teams (1)
Brookline, 1 team
E.O. Smith, 1 team (2)

totals: 13 teams

We are planning to run 10 rounds, with the tournament finishing around 430 PM.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Fri Nov 22, 2013 10:33 pm
by jessbowen
Final (final) roster update

School Teams buzzers
Abby Kelley 1 1
Acton Boxborough 2 1
Arlington 1 1
Brookline 1 1
E. O. Smith 1 1
Hingham 2 2
Lexington 1 1
Sharon 1 0
Shrewsbury 2 1
Totals 12

We'll most likely play 10 rounds

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 11:35 am
by t-bar
The tournament is underway, and stats are being updated live at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/.

EDIT: Full prelim stats are available at the above link. We will rebracket into top and bottom brackets of 6 teams each for playoffs.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 3:07 pm
by t-bar
Playoff stats are being updated live at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /playoffs/.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 6:16 pm
by t-bar
Acton-Boxborough A defeated Lexington 410-315 to take first place. E. O. Smith defeated Arlington 285-240 to take third place. Acton-Boxborough A and Lexington have qualified for NAQT HSNCT, while those teams and E. O. Smith have qualified for PACE NSC.

Playoff stats are available here, while combined stats are available here.

Re: Central MA Fall Tournament (11/23/13)

Posted: Sat Nov 23, 2013 8:19 pm
by jessbowen
Thank you to all the teams who came to our first tournament! We had a few glitches, but overall it went pretty well I thought. I hope you felt like you got your money's worth for today!

Congratulations to Acton Boxborough on the win!

Huge thanks to Stephen Eltinge who gave up a Saturday and helped up not only with stats but just his general tournament experience.

My students really enjoyed the experience of running a tournament. I encourage other schools in the area to take the plunge, pick a date, and go for it! I'm happy to offer any advice and share any resources that I have. AMSA will be there!