Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

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Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by smithp5 » Wed Aug 13, 2014 11:05 am

The Academic Team at The Early College at Guilford is pleased to announce that we will host the 6th Quaker Bowl on Saturday, October 18, 2014. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The tournament is open to any high school team that wishes to attend. The tournament will take place on the Guilford College campus, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The opening meeting will take place in the Joseph M. Bryan Jr. Auditorium (just as it did last year), and the matches will take place in the Frank Family Science Center, Bauman Building and ECG Modular Buildings on the campus.

AFFLIATION AND QUESTIONS: We will use NAQT Invitational Questions, particularly NAQT set #IS-138. The tournament will serve as an unofficial NAQT event, and as such, the top 15% of the field will qualify for the NAQT High School National Championship. We are also looking to affiliate with the PACE National Tournament, and tournaments run or co-run by The Early College at Guilford Academic Team have been certified as gold or platinum tournaments for six straight years.

FORMAT: The tournament field size will be capped at 28 teams. The teams will be divided into preliminary brackets, and then will be rebracketed into playoff brackets. More information about the exact format will be released as we get closer to the date, and may change due to the number of teams, etc. Each team will be guaranteed to play 9 games. In the event that fewer than 28 teams register, the format will change accordingly. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top eight individual scorers. Each match will consist of 2 un-timed halves, with each half consisting of 10 buzzer tossup questions. We will have powers and negs at the Quaker Bowl, but no bouncebacks on bonuses. ***There will also be no computational math tossups at this year's Quaker Bowl. We will leave in computational math bonuses. ***

REGISTRATION: To register, please e-mail me, Paul Smith, at ecgquizbowl AT gmail.com with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you want to bring, and e-mail address where we may contact you. You may also register using our Google Document: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1VAiT5D ... w/viewform (You may send ECG Quiz Bowl an e-mail to obtain the link).
Soon after you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a packet e-mailed from The Early College at Guilford Academic Team containing the official rules, directions, parking and dining information (all materials which will also be provided on the day of the competition). Again, registration fees may be mailed in advance for a discount (with the registration sheet) or paid at the tournament. Checks should be made out to “The Early College at Guilford.” For the purposes of tournament organization, our registration will run until October 10th—please send in your registration information by that date.

This year, we are committing to hosting 28 teams (not 30 as mentioned earlier--we've had changes in the space reserved for us). In the instance that more than 28 teams register, we will start a waiting list. We will also have a stand-by list for those teams that would be willing to compete at no charge if there are last-minute drops.

FEE STRUCTURE:
Base fee: $75 per team. We will initially only take one team per school until September 12th. Please indicate in your registration that you’d like to bring multiple teams, and we will let you know if there are open spots after September 12th for additional teams.
Buzzer discount: $5 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control box and eight activators all work).
Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, student who is not playing, etc. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games not involving the team with which they are affiliated. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (except finals) in order to receive credit for their school. You may have only one staffer count for your discount.
Early payment discount: *** $20 off school’s total fee. If The Early College at Guilford receives your payment that has been postmarked for October 10th, we will take off $20 from your school’s fee. ***
Travel discount: $15 off school’s total fee for traveling over 200 miles (as determined by MapQuest).
Minimum fee: The minimum fee is $0 (you cannot have a negative fee)

METHOD OF PAYMENT: All teams must pay on or before the day of the tournament (see above note on the discount). We would prefer that you send in your payment before the tournament, but will also accept payment in person right before the tournament starts. Teams who do not pay on or before the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it. We can accept personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or Quiz Bowl club funds. *** In particular, our administration has stated that we cannot accept cash this year for accounting reasons. ***

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time, with no exceptions. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only three players. Teams consisting of fewer than three players may not play without my express prior permission.

FOOD: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. The Quaker Village shopping area is within walking distance of the tournament, and we will be working closely with the eating establishments in this shopping area to offer deals to teams competing in our tournament; maps and suggestions will be provided at the tournament and in e-mails sent to the teams before the tournament.

We look forward to seeing your team at the 6th Quaker Bowl!

*Edit (9/28/2014): Edited location and cap on the number of teams in the field.
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by smithp5 » Sun Sep 21, 2014 7:06 pm

Field update (21 teams, 14 buzzers, 2 staffers):

Blacksburg (3 teams, 3 buzzers, 0 staffers)
Carrboro (2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers)
Enloe (3 teams, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers)
Millbrook (1 team, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers)
NCSSM (5 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers)
Northwood (1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer)
Raleigh Charter (4 teams, 3 buzzers, 0 staffers)
Richmond Senior (1 teams, 0 buzzers, 1 staffer)
South Caldwell (1 team, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers)

*Last updated on 10/16/2014.
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by smithp5 » Wed Oct 08, 2014 7:25 am

With a couple days left until the official registration ends, we've got a couple spots remaining for the Quaker Bowl tournament. Please e-mail us at ECGQuizBowl at gmail dot com if you are interested.
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by smithp5 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 1:45 pm

Stats are up through round 5:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... l_prelims/


Teams have been reseeded into playoff brackets based on W/L record:
Playoff Division A: Blacksburg A, Carrboro B, Enloe A, Enloe B
Playoff Division B: Carrboro A, NCSSM A, Raleigh Charter A, Raleigh Charter B
Playoff Division C: Enloe C, Millbrook A, Richmond Senior, South Caldwell A
Playoff Division D: Blacksburg C, NCSSM D, NCSSM E, Northwood A, Raleigh Charter D
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by smithp5 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 6:06 pm

Thank you to all who came out to Quaker Bowl today! Raleigh Charter A defeated NCSSM A 585-140 in the final match to take first place.

Overall stats (prelims + all playoffs): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... l_overall/
Playoff bracket stats only (Rounds 6-8): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... _brackets/
#Cross-over matches only (Rounds 9 + 10): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... r_matches/

#Because we had 21 teams (and thus morning byes), we needed to include two cross-over matches to ensure all teams got at least 9 games.

Final standings (determined by cross-over matches after playoff reseeding) are below:
*(1) Raleigh Charter A
*(2) NCSSM A
*(3) Enloe A
*(4) Blacksburg A
(5) Carrboro A
(6) Raleigh Charter B
(7) Carrboro B
(8) Enloe B
(9) Millbrook A
(10) Raleigh Charter C
(11) Enloe C
(12) NCSSM C
(13) Blacksburg B
(14) NCSSM B
(15) Richmond Senior
(16) South Caldwell
(17) Raleigh Charter D
(18) NCSSM D
(19) NCSSM E
(20) Blacksburg C
(21) Northwood A

*Top 4 teams have earned bid to HSNCT pending NAQT approval.

Please let me know if you have any corrections to the stats. Thank you!

*Edit (10/29/2014): Had a typo in the order of finish for 6th and 7th. Raleigh Charter B rightfully earned 6th place, while Carrboro B earned 7th place.
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by ryanrosenberg » Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:24 pm

Why was NCSSM in the finals and not Enloe? I'm having a hard time figuring the format out from the stats.
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by smithp5 » Sat Oct 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Teams were put into playoff brackets based on morning results with four teams in each of two "top" tier brackets (A and B), four teams in each of two "second" tier brackets (C and D), and a consolation bracket.

The A, B, C and D brackets played 3 round-robin matches. In order to offer nine total matches, we played two cross-over matches. 1st place in A played 2nd place in B, 2nd place in A played 1st place in B, 3rd place in A played 4th place in B, and so forth in the first cross-over round (Round 9).

Thus, Raleigh Charter A (2nd place in B) defeated Enloe A (1st place in A), and NCSSM A (1st place in A) defeated Blacksburg A (2nd place in B). As winners of those two matches, Raleigh Charter A played NCSSM A (Round 10).

It wasn't ideal, but our restrictions on rooms and ending up with 21 teams necessitated some schedule juggling. We were not thrilled with 7 team preliminary divisions because that would have required a great deal of movement from building to building between matches and would have required more rounds. So a playoff round adjustment was made.
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Re: Quaker Bowl (10/18/2014, IS-138)--Greensboro, NC

Post by msmathwhiz » Mon Oct 20, 2014 10:20 am

Ryan, in retrospect, it might have been better to have a round-robin in the finals amongst the top 4 teams. We never played NCSSM A during the day, so it's hard to say how it would have played out. It's something I will keep in mind for our own tournament in January.
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