NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.15

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NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.15

Post by Michael Shang » Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:14 pm

The Johns Hopkins University Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce the first ever Johns Hopkins University High School Quizbowl Tournament!

*Please note the changes made since the last post, which are underlined.

When and Where
Hodson Hall, Johns Hopkins University, on Sunday, April 19th, 2015. Registration starts at 8:30 am and the tournament will begin at 9:00 am.

Format
This tournament will follow official NAQT rules, which can be viewed at http://www.naqt.com/rules.html

Question Set
We will be using NAQT Invitational Series #140. Per the NAQT qualification rules, the top 15% of the field will qualify for the NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (HSCNT). Additionally, this tournament is Gold Certified by PACE, meaning that the top 20% of the field will qualify for the PACE NSC

Team Entry Fees
$60 per team (minimum of $40 after discounts applied), either cash or check only. Please bring payment on the day of the tournament. Checks should made payable to "Johns Hopkins University"

Discounts
-$10 for staffers, -$5 per working buzzer set.

Food
Pizza will be sold near lunch time, and various restaurants may be found in the vicinity of Johns Hopkins. To see a full list, please visit http://web.jhu.edu/cogsci/visitors/restaurants.html

Parking
Parking is available at the South Garage, at the flat rate of $8 for the entire day.

Registration Deadline
Please email mshang1@jhu.edu by April 10th and indicate the number of teams, number of buzzers, number of potential staffers. Please include "Johns Hopkins Quizbowl Tournament Registration" in the subject line.

Questions?
Don't hesitate to ask! Direct your questions to mshang1@jhu.edu
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 3.28.1

Post by Vainamoinen » Thu Mar 05, 2015 7:10 pm

You guys should really try to change the date of this tournament. Richard Montgomery has already claimed March 28th to be used as a date for holding their tournament, HERMES. There have already been multiple sign ups for that tournament, as can be seen here: viewtopic.php?f=1&t=16922

There's a date claim thread for tournaments in the DC/Maryland/VA region right here: viewtopic.php?f=48&t=15968
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Mon Mar 09, 2015 5:15 pm

Hi Will,

The date of the tournament has been changed to Sunday, April 19th.
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Post by Michael Shang » Fri Mar 13, 2015 11:49 am

Email invitations have been sent out! I'll be keeping a running list of teams that have registered, as well as buzzers and staffers.
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:57 am

A little under a month until the tournament-keep those registrations coming!
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:50 am

Reminder: The registration deadline is April 5th. Please register within the next week to attend the tournament.
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Sat Mar 28, 2015 1:56 am

The final field:

School/# of Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
Calvert High School/1/1/2
Annapolis High School/1/0/0
Wilde Lake High School/1/1/1
River Hill High School/1/0/0
Centennial High School (JV)/6/5/0
Walt Whitman High School/1/1/0
Catonsville High School/1/1/0
Henderson High School/1/0/0
Richard Montgomery High School/1/2/0
Easton High School/1/0/0
George Mason High School/1/0/0
-----------------------------------------------------
Total: 16/11/3
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Sun Mar 29, 2015 12:22 am

Reminder emails have just been sent out. Again, please register by April 10th to ensure that your team gets a spot!
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Sun Mar 29, 2015 7:46 pm

Excellent news! Our tournament has been Gold Certified by PACE (meaning that the top 20% of the teams in the tournament, rounded up to the nearest integer, will qualify for the PACE NSC, the national high school quizbowl championship, on June 6th-7th).
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:31 pm

Final email reminders have been sent out today. Remember that the deadline to register is this Friday, April 10th!
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Remembered Guy » Mon Apr 20, 2015 4:18 pm

This tournament happened, with Richard Montgomery finishing first, Centennial A 2nd, George Mason 3rd and Centennial B 4th. Playoff and prelim stats are both up, although it would be nice to get combined stats (Michael?). Mostly, though, I wanted to post to say how well this tournament was run for a first ever effort by Johns Hopkins. To get 10 rounds done before 5 and to keep rooms together enough to never have more than a ten minute wait between rounds was very impressive and an excellent example of what others should strive towards when attempting to run a tournament. Thank you so much, Hopkins, and you should host more tournaments into the future. Tournaments like this will get teams who don't show up often (Annnapolis, Easton, Calvert, Whitman, etc.) to continue to return and will really help expand the circuit and the stature of quiz bowl in the Baltimore/DC area compared to the far inferior questions of It's Academic.
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by eseifte1 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 8:01 am

I would like to agree with Ben about a very well run tournament.
Centennial A and B and most of my other teams only had freshmen and sophomores. This event allowed one team of underclassmen to qualify for HSNCT and 2 of my underclassmen teams for PACE. This cannot usually happen in the very high-powered circuit we have in the Maryland-DC area.
We as a community should designate "novice-level" tournaments, like this turned out to be mostly (excepting RM, Henderson, Whitman, George Mason of course) so that our talented younger players and new teams to quizbowl can compete evenly.
Maybe one idea is to have a tournament for teams with (or expected to be with) a PPB under 21 (like this one was with the exception of RM who were staffed by "A" level masters).
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Re: NAQT Johns Hopkins Invitational - Baltimore, MD - 4.19.1

Post by Michael Shang » Tue Apr 21, 2015 2:46 pm

Results can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/2918/
Overall results, as requested, can be found here: http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=6450

Results:
With an undefeated record the entire day, Richard Montgomery took 1st place; Centennial A took 2nd, George Mason was 3rd, and Centennial B placed 4th. These teams all qualify for the PACE NSC; the first three also qualify for the NAQT HSCNT.

Congratulations as well to the top 8 individual scorers:

1) Gabe G, Richard Montgomery
2) Julian M, Catonsville
3) William A, Walt Whitman
4) Ben K, Richard Montgomery
5) Jarman T, George Mason
6) Christopher C, Centennial D
7) Mohammed K, Centennial C
8) Alex S, Henderson

Emails will be sent to your coaches, and book prizes will be mailed to your school.

Since this was our first time hosting a tournament, we would greatly appreciate any feedback-- please either post here (as some already have; thank you!), or send me an email at mshang1@jhu.edu

Thank you all for coming out, and we look forward to seeing you in the future.
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