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WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 12:52 pm
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
The first (annual?) Williams Highschool Academic Tournament (WHAT) will be at Williams College in Williamstown, MA on January 11, 2014. The tournament will be open to any and all teams that wish to attend, and all teams will be playing on the LIST question set written by students from Ladue (more details on the set here). We will try to begin the tournament by 9:30 on Saturday, January 11th, so try to arrive by 9:00am. All games will be played in the Bronfman science center, which can be located on this map The following will be the price schedule for the tournament:

Base cost: $65/team
Buzzer Discount: -$10/set
Skilled Moderator Discount: -$10/person (We should have enough moderators; this discount is conditional on actually using a moderator. The buzzer discount is not conditional on whether we use your buzzers, however)
Distance Discount: -$10/100mi traveled
New team discount: -$10 if your school has not played in a pyramidal quizbowl tournament since August, 2013.
Minimum Cost: $20/team

To register, either post here in the forums or email me at [email protected] (or both)

Current Field (teams, buzzers): (7,4)
Cap: 14 teams

AMSA (1,1)
Phillips Exeter Academy (1,1)
Sharon (2,0)
Acton-Boxborough (1,1)
Williston-Northampton (1,1)
Lexington (1,0)

Re: WHAT @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Mon Oct 14, 2013 2:25 pm
by KnicksRule
AMSA is interested in bringing 1 teams. We also will bring 2 buzzers.

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 5:21 pm
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
This tournament is now Gold certified by PACE, so the top 20% of the field will qualify for the PACE NSC on the weekend of May 24-25th at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C.

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2013 1:16 pm
by vgundlah
Sharon High School would like to bring 2 teams.
Thanks!

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:03 pm
by vcpavao
AB would like to send 1 team and bring 1 buzzer system

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2013 1:04 pm
by vcpavao
AB is Acton-Boxborough

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Wed Dec 25, 2013 12:53 am
by EasyBakeOven
Lexington would like to sign up one team

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 5:05 pm
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
An e-mail just went out to teams with additional information on the tournament. If you did not receive the email, tell me (either here, by private message, or by emailing [email protected]) so that you can get the information.

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 10:16 pm
by vcpavao
When will results be posted?

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Sun Jan 12, 2014 4:01 pm
by Urech hydantoin synthesis
Hopefully everyone enjoyed the set! Please remember not to publicly discuss any specifics, as there are still other mirrors in the future. A private discussion forum has been set up; to join it,
go to this page in the user control panel, select "LIST 2014 Dicussion", and submit your request to join the selected group.

Re: WHAT (LIST Mirror) @ Williams College, MA (1/11/14)

Posted: Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:22 am
by Scaled Flowerpiercer
Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

Congratualations to AMSA, who won, clearing the field, and congratulations to Sharon A, who finished in second place. Both teams qualified for PACE NSC.

Thank you everyone for coming, I hope you all enjoyed the tournament. I do apologize for the late lunch; next time we will check to make sure that the pizzeria we order from is actually open. If anyone has any comments/criticisms on how the tournament was run, please either post here or email me so we can learn for the future, and follow Ben's advice in the post above regarding discussion of the set.

Note about Stats: we played a 7-team round robin, followed by what we intended to be a 4-team playoff division and 3-team consolation division (well, we had intended 8 -> 4/4, until Philips Exeter dropped). We ended up having just the playoff division, as two teams (Williston Northampton and Acton-Boxborough) left early, and Lexington forfeited their last round. I think this should clear up any confusion resulting from the fact that different teams played different amounts of games.