Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

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Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by Your Genial Quizmaster » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:35 am

The UTC Academic Trivia Association will host its 16th annual Trevor’s Trivia: Bob Selcer Memorial High School Quizbowl on the UT-Chattanooga campus on Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013. We will be using HSAPQ questions.

While the questions are definitely high school level, the field is open to high school and middle school teams, with up to 4 members per team (not counting alternates – see below.) We are tentatively capping the field at 32 teams. Division I (varsity) is open to teams with players from all grades. Division II (JV) is open to teams where all players are in grades 6-10. To ensure that you have space reserved, we recommend that you e-mail utcquizbowl@gmail.com at your earliest convenience with the number of teams your school expects to bring. Once the field is officially full, we will start a waiting list.

Also, if you plan to bring more than two teams from the same school, you are strongly encouraged to provide at least one experienced full-time official. This will allow us to expand the field to accommodate the extra teams while still allowing room for more schools.

FORMAT: This will be an untimed tournament with 20 tossups and bonuses per round, with no bounceback on bonuses. he field will be split into brackets for a round robin, followed by playoffs for each division. During playoffs, non-playoff teams will have the option of playing consolation rounds.

ELIGIBILITY: Students in grades 6-12 are eligible. Those in grades 11-12 are eligible to play in Division I (varsity) only. Students in grades 6-10 are eligible to play in either Division I or Division II, although we strongly recommend that players in grades 6-8 play for Division II teams only. Separate trophies will be awarded for teams in Division II (teams composed entirely of players in grades 6 -10.)

SCHEDULE: Registration begins at 9 AM EST on Sat. 11/23/2013, with announcements at 9:45 and play starting at 10. While we won’t have a precise schedule until we verify the field size, we expect to finish the round robin by 6 PM, followed by an exhibition “trash” round (see below), an awards ceremony for individual honors, and playoffs. We hope playoffs will be over by 8 PM.

LOCATION: Tournament HQ will be the newly-renovated 129 Grote Hall on the UTC campus (see directions and link to map below), with matches in Grote, Holt, and possibly Brock Halls. Because we may be splitting the tournament between two non-adjacent buildings, each with a slow elevator, please let me know if any of your team members have disabilities and we will do our best to keep their matches in one building.

JUST FOR FUN: It’s become an annual tradition! While we finish the stats and standings at the end of the round robin, we’ll have an unofficial round of “trash” (pure pop culture), tossups only. This has become one of the most popular parts of UTC’s high school quizbowls. Anyone who can reach a buzzer can play in the trash round – alternates, coaches, parents, even the bus driver. Also, during the awards ceremony, we’ll give recognition for the cleverest T-shirts seen at the tournament (as long as someone reminds me.)

FEES AND PAPERWORK: Tournament fees are as follows --
• Base fee: $80 per team (4 players can play at a time with up to 4 alternates; substitutions are allowed, but between rounds only.)
• $5 discount for each working lockout buzzer system, up to two systems per team (whether we use them or not.)

Pre-registration and prepayment are not required -- as long as we know how many teams you’ll bring, and for which division(s). Rosters may be changed at any time before the tournament starts -- but once it does, a player may not switch from team to team.

ACCOMMODATIONS: With changes on the downtown hotel scene, we don’t currently have any standing room discounts. If you are planning an overnight stay and would like some help, please contact us at utcquizbowl@gmail.com and we’ll see what we can arrange.

If you need more information, e-mail us at utcquizbowl@gmail.com. We hope to see you on November 23!

--- Charlie Steinhice, UTC A.T.A. Coach


Directions to Grote Hall: Come towards downtown Chattanooga on I-24. Take the freeway splitoff labeled US 27 North – Downtown Chattanooga. Follow US 27 North to Exit 1A, 4th St. (Don’t worry about which way to turn on 4th St. – it only goes one way.) Follow 4th St. about ½ mile till you see the Mackenzie Arena (the “Roundhouse”) on your right. Shortly after you see the Arena on your right, 4th St. will merge with 3rd St. After they merge, watch for the second right (Palmetto St.) Turn right on Palmetto. Go 2 blocks on Palmetto, then turn right on Vine St. You will see barriers ahead where Vine St. is closed to auto traffic. The last parking lot on the right, just before those barriers, is the parking lot for Grote Hall. Tournament HQ is Grote 129. Enter at the door by the glamorous dumpster.

Note: Use GoogleMaps with caution – be aware that Vine St. is closed to vehicles between Douglas St. and the Lupton Library.
-- Charlie Steinhice
Coach, UTC Academic Trivia Association
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-- Gen. John Sedgwick, 1864 (technically not his very last words, but close enough)

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Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by quizbowllee » Thu Oct 17, 2013 3:39 pm

Will there be powers and/or negs?

West Point High School will be there with one varsity team. I'm looking forward to it!
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Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by gimmedatguudsuccrose » Sat Nov 02, 2013 2:42 pm

Will this tournament be a PACE-NSC quailifier?
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Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by quizbowllee » Fri Nov 08, 2013 12:06 am

This thing is still happening, right? I hope so, as I'm getting up at 4:00 am on the 23rd and driving a car-full of high schoolers to UTC.
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Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by Your Genial Quizmaster » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:10 am

Here's a field update for Trevor's Trivia on 11/23/2013 at UTC. Right now we expect 21-22 teams (all varsity unless otherwise noted):

Brentwood 1
Central - Knoxville 1
Chatt. School for Arts & Sciences 1
Daniel Boone 2
East Paulding (GA) 1
Farragut 4 (2 JV)
Gallatin 1 (JV)
Hardin Valley 1-2 (possibly 1 JV)
Hume-Fogg 4 (2 JV)
Murray Co. (GA) 2
Oliver Springs 1 (JV)
West - Knoxville 1
West Point (GA) 1
-- Charlie Steinhice
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Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by quizbowllee » Mon Nov 11, 2013 2:12 am

West Point is from Alabama....
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RESULTS: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial UT-Chattanooga 11/2

Post by Your Genial Quizmaster » Mon Nov 25, 2013 12:59 am

Congratulations to the winners of Trevor's Trivia: Bob Selcer Memorial High School Quizbowl at UT-Chattanooga on 11/23/2013.

VARSITY:
1st place -- Farragut A
2nd place -- Hume-Fogg A
3rd place -- Farragut B
4th place -- West Point (AL)

JUNIOR VARSITY (grades 10 & below):
1st place -- Farragut C
2nd place -- Hume-Fogg C
3rd place -- Gallatin
4th place -- Hume-Fogg D

Both champions went undefeated through both round robin and playoffs. Playoff results are below. Stats for the round robin can be found at:

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

Individual All-Star honors went to:
Varsity -- Kai Smith, MVP (Farragut A), Don Joo (Farragut B), Pavel Velkovsky (Hume-Fogg A), Paul Bryson (Knoxville West), Christopher Welch (Hume-Fogg B), Paul Krane (Seymour)
Junior Varsity -- Yongyu Chen, MVP (Farragut C), Jordan Allen (Gallatin), Daniel Yan (Farragut C), A.D. Srivastava (Hume-Fogg C), Noah Butler (Gallatin), Zakk Waddell (West Point -- played in Varsity but JV eligible)

Playoffs
In the JV division, Hume-Fogg D defeated Farragut D 140-130 in a play-in game for the fourth and final playoff spot. The team with the better record was given a one-game advantage.

Semifinals:

#1 Farragut C 510, #4 Hume-Fogg D 40
#2 Hume-Fogg C 255, #3 Gallatin 215
(Gallatin took 3rd by virtue of better record; Hume-Fogg D was 4th.)

JV Championship:

Farragut C defeated Hume-Fogg C (scoresheet missing at present -- sorry!)

In the varsity division, 7 teams made the playoffs (#8 seed Daniel Boone A was unable to stay due to travel restraints.) The team with the better record was given a one-game advantage.

Quarterfinals

#1 Farragut A bye
#2 Hume-Fogg A 405, #7 Hume-Fogg B 70
#3 Farragut B 345, #6 Knoxville West 140
#4 West Point 295, #5 Hardin Valley A 130

Semifinals

Farragut A 415, West Point 175
Farragut A 305, Hume-Fogg A 290; shootout -- Hume-Fogg A 125, Farragut A 115

3rd Place

Farragut B 235, West Point 190

Varsity Championship

Farragut A 520, Hume-Fogg A 155


Thanks to all participants, and especially our outstanding volunteer corps of officials, for a great day.
-- Charlie Steinhice
Coach, UTC Academic Trivia Association
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
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Re: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial at UT-Chattanooga 11/23/2013

Post by gimmedatguudsuccrose » Mon Nov 25, 2013 1:53 pm

Looks good, except Farragut B played Hume-Fogg A in the shootout match, not Farragut A; After all, we couldn't play three times in the semis!

Also, the stats on the database have Farragut A hearing 127 tossups when I believe we heard 140 (the wrong number is in the game with Hume-Fogg B).

It was a great tournament, and all teams played very well. Looking forward to Dennis Haskins in the spring!
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Re: RESULTS: Trevor's Trivia/Selcer Memorial UT-Chattanooga 11/2

Post by johntait1 » Mon Nov 25, 2013 5:31 pm

Your Genial Quizmaster wrote:
JV Championship:

Farragut C defeated Hume-Fogg C (scoresheet missing at present -- sorry!)
We beat Hume-Fogg C 350-190
Daniel Yan-2014 JV History Bee Champion
Captain of 2014 History Bowl JV Runner Up Farragut
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