Crusader Cup, North Greenville Univ (SC), 10/4/14

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Crusader Cup, North Greenville Univ (SC), 10/4/14

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North Greenville University (Tigerville, SC) will hold the ninth (somewhat annual) Crusader Cup tournament on October 4, 2014. This tournament is open to teams officially affiliated with a high school. Teams from middle schools or junior highs are also welcome. Teams from home school cooperatives or without official school sanction will be considered on a case by case basis.

As this is a Fall tournament, we will be using NAQT set 139A, an introductory invitational set. The questions will be pyramidal is structure, and the bounceback rule will apply.

We will currently cap the tournament at 24 varsity teams (and 6 jv), opening the field as we gain additional readers. At present we have enough jv teams to split the field into varsity and junior varsity. An award will be given to the best junior varsity team s well as awards to the top three varsity teams and the individual high scorer (varsity or jv).

Eligibility: Teams will consist of up to four players at a time, with no more than two alternates. Substitutions may be made only between rounds, not during matches. Additionally, once the tournament begins, rosters will be set. Eligible varsity players must be 9th – 12th graders currently enrolled in the school/cooperative for whom they compete. Junior varsity players (if we divide the field) must be 6th-10th graders currently enrolled in the school/cooperative for which they compete. Any team with an 11th or 12th grade player will be considered varsity regardless of the other players on the team.

Format: The tournament will be an untimed competition consisting of rounds of 20 toss-up and 20 3-part bonus questions with bounce back bonuses. We expect to run the tournament as a modified round robin. Teams will be divided into brackets and will play games within that bracket (with potentially cross-bracket games) for the first five rounds. After lunch, teams will be ranked according to win-loss record (PPG and head-to-head used if necessary) and will play comparable teams from other brackets. The top team from each bracket will be paired to play in semi-finals. Winners will play in the finals. One third place trophy will be awarded to the winner of the other semi-finalist game. An award will be given to the individual high scorer.

Time: We will begin with registration at 8:30am in Hamlin Recital Hall, with opening comments at 9:00am and play at 9:15. We expect to finish by 3:00pm. Most likely, the tournament will run seven rounds. We will break for lunch around 12:30pm.

Cost: The base fee for the tournament is $60 per team (4 starting players and 2 alternates) with a $10 discount for each additional team. A $5 discount is available for each working lockout buzzer (up to two buzzers) and $10 discount for an experienced full-time reader (If you have a coach or a graduate who would be an able reader for the tournament, please consider having that person volunteer). Minimum fee per team is $35. While teams may elect to pay ahead of time, final registration and payment will be done at check-in. Question sets will not be provided but may be purchased after the tournament ($10). Lunch vouchers for the Todd Dining Hall may be purchased (a slightly discounted $6 per person) at check-in, or teams may choose to pay at the door (something like $6.42).

Additional Notes: We request that you e-mail your intention to attend (with the number of teams, buzzers, and volunteers). Those interested in attending may contact James Washick (nguquizbowl at gmail.com or jwashick at ngu.edu).
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Re: Crusader Cup, North Greenville Univ (SC), 10/4/14

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Field Update (9/17)
(all are varsity unless otherwise stated)

Blue Ridge 1
Byrnes 1
Chapman 1
Daniel 1
Dawkins 2 (both jv)
Dorman 3
Eastside 1
Greenville 1
Greenvile Tech Charter 1
Greer 1
Mauldin 1
Mountain View 1
Powdersville 1
Riverside 2
Seneca 1
Southside 2 (1v / 1jv)
Southside Christian 1
Spartanburg 2 (1v / 1jv)
Thomas Jefferson 4 (2 v / 2jv)
Wade Hampton 1

29 teams (23 v / 6 jv)
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Re: Crusader Cup, North Greenville Univ (SC), 10/4/14

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We are at 23 varsity teams and 6 jv teams. We have room for only one more varsity team (and possibly one jv team).

If you have e-mailed to register for the tournament but have not received a reply message with a map, a score sheet, a roster, and a set of rules, please let us know. All registered teams should have received these last week.
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Re: Crusader Cup, North Greenville Univ (SC), 10/4/14

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The short version: After five rounds, some redistribution, and then two more rounds of playoff, Spartanburg A emerged in first, Southside A came in second, and Dorman B finished in third in the varsity division. Southside's B team took home the JV trophy. Hasna K. from Southside B and Palmer S. from Spartanburg A tied for the individual scorer trophy. Hasna took home the trophy while Palmer will receive his at a later date.

Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/.
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