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BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:31 pm
by pajaro bobo
Hey everybody,

I'm pleased to announce that the Georgia Institute of Technology will be hosting a mirror of Yale's BHSAT on February 15, 2014. The tournament will begin sometime around 8:30 AM, and conclude by 5 PM. The tournament will be held in Georgia Tech's Instructional Center (759 Ferst Drive NW, Atlanta, GA 30318). Parking info will be forthcoming.

Fees:
$70 base fee
$-5 off the base fee for each additional team
$-5 for each working buzzer (No limit)
$-10 for each school which drove more than 100 miles to compete

Teams will be grouped into preliminary brackets in the morning before being grouped into playoff brackets based on similar performance, with ten games being guaranteed to all teams. (Teams are strongly encouraged to stay for the whole tournament.) All matches will consist of 20 tossups (no powermarks) and 20 bonuses. Bouncebacks will not be used, though negs will. The distribution of each packet will be as follows:
Ivar the Boneless wrote: 4/4 Literature (at least 1/1 each American, British, European, .5/.5 one more of the above, .5/.5 World)
4/4 Science (1/1 biology, 1/1 chemistry, 1/1 physics, 1/1 other science, with a heavy focus on math)
4/4 History (1/1 American, 2/2 European/British/Ancient, 1/1 World, Canadian/Australian where appropriate in context)
2.5/2.5 Religion, Myth, Philosophy (1/1 each Religion and Myth, .5/.5 Philosophy)
2.5/2.5 Fine Arts (1/1 Visual and 1/1 Auditory guaranteed per packet, .5/.5 one more of the above)
.5/.5 Social Science
.5/.5 Miscellaneous and Mixed*
1/1 Geography/Current Events (approx. .66/.66 Geo, .33/.33 CE)
1/1 Trash/Pop Culture

*These questions will be "some combination of miscellaneous content of importance to intellectually curious high schoolers on one hand, and purely academic questions whose clues come from multiple academic categories (in the vein of NAQT's Mixed_Pure_Academic questions) on the other.

Each packet will feature a tiebreaker tossup and an extra bonus, which could come from any academic category.
More detailed information on the set can be found here.

The field will be capped at 18 teams for now, though I hope to be able to expand 24 teams in the future. To register for this tournament, please fill out the attached registration form and email it to me, Alex Liu, at [email protected]. If the field is already filled when you register, your team will be placed on a waitlist, from which teams will be admitted into the field if a team decides to drop. You can also email me to ask any questions that you might have.

We look forward to seeing you on February 15th!

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Tue Dec 03, 2013 4:33 pm
by pajaro bobo
Field: (As of February 14, 2014)
Alpharetta (1) - 0 buzzers
Baconton Charter (1) - 1 buzzer
Brookwood (1) - 0 buzzers
Collins Hill (1) - 1 buzzers
Creekview (1) - 1 buzzer
Etowah (1) - 0 buzzers
Howard (1) - 0 buzzers
Lovett (1) - 0 buzzers
Marist (1) - 1 buzzer
"Maxwell's Demons" (1) - 0 buzzers
Newton (1) - 1 buzzer
North Gwinnett (2) - 1 buzzer
Ola (2) - 1 buzzer
River Ridge (1) - 1 buzzer
South Forsyth (1) - 1 buzzer
Walton (1) - 1 buzzer

Total: 18/18 teams

Waitlist:
Walton B

Interested:
Douglas County

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Wed Dec 04, 2013 4:49 pm
by pajaro bobo
Fortunately, the Mathcounts tournament that was going to be held in the Instructional Center is apparently not happening anymore, and I've managed to reserve that building for this tournament instead. I have updated the first post accordingly.

Having this tournament in the IC means more room! I've bumped up the field cap slightly to 18 teams, and I'd really like to end up with a 24-team field. One team has registered already, and more would be great.

EDIT: The three-team per school limit is also gone.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:44 pm
by pajaro bobo
Only a little more than a month left until the tournament, and there's still plenty of room left! Be sure to come play on what's sure a great set and face off against some good teams!

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 3:42 pm
by pajaro bobo
We're now over halfway towards our first field cap with a month to go before the tournament.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Fri Jan 17, 2014 1:44 pm
by pajaro bobo
Only three spots remain before the first field cap.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 9:54 pm
by pajaro bobo
This tournament has received Platinum Certification from PACE! The top 25% of the field will qualify for the 2014 PACE NSC.

Also, there are still several spots remaining in the field with three weeks to go. Register while you still can!

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2014 9:06 pm
by pajaro bobo
The first field cap has been reached. Teams may still register, but will be added to the waitlist.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Fri Feb 07, 2014 11:43 am
by pajaro bobo
I've bumped up the field cap to 20 and let the two teams on the waitlist in. There's a little over a week left until the tournament, but teams are still encouraged to register.

Also, just as a general reminder to people in the field: please make out your check to the "Georgia Tech Academic Team". An info email should be sent out this Sunday.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Wed Feb 12, 2014 1:12 pm
by pajaro bobo
An email about the weather will be sent out to all coaches in a bit.

Long story short, we don't expect the tournament to be delayed, but we'll be keeping teams updated.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Fri Feb 14, 2014 5:46 pm
by pajaro bobo
So yeah, this tournament is still happening. Coaches should have received an email from me about how things are going down.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 2:52 pm
by BlueDevil95
Prelim stats are posted here

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 6:35 pm
by pajaro bobo
Congrats to Marist for clearing the field! Maxwell's Demons and Brookwood came out of a playoff circle of death to finish second and third, respectively.

Mostafa should be putting up full stats around Monday.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 7:54 pm
by Grace
We hope you enjoyed the BHSAT set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "BHSAT 2014 discussion," and hitting "Join selected". Those who don't have an account and/or don't want to post there should feel free to email [email protected] if they have any questions, comments, concerns, or errors to note -- we certainly plan to revise and improve the set so it goes more smoothly at future sites, so we welcome and encourage any/all commentary towards that purpose.

Re: BHSAT at Georgia Tech (2/15/14)

Posted: Tue Feb 18, 2014 10:30 am
by BlueDevil95
Here is the link to the stats from Saturday's tournament:

http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2139