2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

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2008 Richard Montgomery Quizbowl Tournament (4/19/08)

Post by segregold » Thu Sep 06, 2007 2:40 pm

The 2008 tournament at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville, Maryland will now be April 19th, 2008. Cost will be $55, with a $10 discount for each working buzzer set and $5 discount per additional team.

Questions will be pyramidal, 5-6 lines (think NAQTs from two or three years back). We're not entirely sure how formatting is going to work, but you'll be guaranteed a good 5 or 6 prelim games along with playoffs.

April 19th is the first day of Passover, but I can guarantee that you will be out by sundown, and probably earlier. We're aiming for 3:00.

Shows of interest would be appreciated, either in the form of posts here or emails to me at [email protected].
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Post by jbarnes112358 » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:11 am

December 8 is the date for GSAC that Mehdi announced on the VA/DC/MD date claiming thread. We have not made a formal announcement yet, but that is the date we tentatively announced. I will look around for another date. I am not saying you should not use that date, but there could be teams that would like to attend both tournaments. Somehow we should try to get different dates for our tournaments as our clientele overlaps to some degree.

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Post by segregold » Fri Sep 07, 2007 11:37 pm

I apologize, if it's a problem we can move it to the 15th (I believe). December 8th was the closest date between now and February that we could hold a tournament, there are all kinds of scheduling conflicts.

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Post by Howard » Sat Sep 08, 2007 12:09 pm

The 15th may be a better date for overall turnout. The Delaware Fall Open is also on the 8th.
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Post by segregold » Sat Sep 08, 2007 9:40 pm

We will try.

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Post by segregold » Tue Sep 18, 2007 7:19 pm

We did change the date, should now be November 17th.

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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:29 pm

There will actually be a tournament this year, right? (As the one last year got shelved on short notice)
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Post by segregold » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:58 pm

Last year we weren't able to get enough questions together in time for the deadline. That will not be the case this year, we already really have enough questions.

As a preliminary announcement, it is likely that a short trash round will be held in the morning (around 8:30-10:00) prior to the tournament. It will consist of two as-yet undefined preliminary leagues and a final round between the winner of each league. Details on that as we figure more of it out.

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Post by aestheteboy » Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:54 pm

11/17 is an it's academic taping date.
13 George Mason
National Cathedral
W.T. Woodson
14 Blake
Dominion
Bishop McNamara
15 C.H. Flowers
South County
T.C. Williams
16 Herndon
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12/15 is also an it's academic taping date.
17 Anacostia
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Paul VI
18 Langley
Mount Vernon
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19 Gar-Field
Eleanor Roosevelt
West Springfield
20 Chantilly
Gaithersburg
Islamic Saudi Academy

So yeah, quite unfortunate for you guys...
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Post by segregold » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:53 pm

The only teams it looks like we're missing who might come are Blake and WJ. So more like, too bad for you, Daichi.

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Post by DumbJaques » Mon Sep 24, 2007 5:57 pm

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Post by aestheteboy » Mon Sep 24, 2007 7:08 pm

come'on, don't tell me you want QO, ER, and Langley more than George Mason, Woodson, Blake, WJ, and Dematha. have you forgotten the unlimited encouragement I've given you to make this event happen . . .? lol.
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Post by The Atom Strikes! » Tue Sep 25, 2007 6:13 pm

aestheteboy wrote:come'on, don't tell me you want QO, ER, and Langley more than George Mason, Woodson, Blake, WJ, and Dematha. have you forgotten the unlimited encouragement I've given you to make this event happen . . .? lol.
However, Dec. 15 is the Charter Open, so they would lose us too on Dec. 15
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Deesy Does It wrote:
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First of all it's Akshay.

Second of all one time we were playing him and he buzzed in and yelled THREE PENNY OPERA! and it was right...

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Post by Lapego1 » Tue Sep 25, 2007 10:05 pm

One time, the first clue gave the latitude and longitude of a city in a certain country. His teammate buzzed in with Cambodia. The answer was Laos. I gave the guy props. Akshay just punched him. Hard.

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Akshay just punched him. Hard.
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Post by segregold » Wed Sep 26, 2007 5:55 pm

Yeah, I'm sorry guys, we really can't change it. The 3rd is an SAT date, the 10th is Harvard's tournament, and the 24th is Thanksgiving. December is basically out anyway because we're going to be moving into the new school, but even if it was the 8th and the 15th are taken for Gov and GDS's tournaments anyway. We'll look into December 1st, but hell, that's probably someone's taping date too. Don't hold your breath.

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Post by Byko » Thu Sep 27, 2007 8:33 am

segregold wrote:We'll look into December 1st, but hell, that's probably someone's taping date too. Don't hold your breath.
Congratulations! It isn't! Nobody tapes that day!
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Post by segregold » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:05 pm

Congratulations! It isn't! Nobody tapes that day!
Still an SAT date, though.

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Post by Mike Bentley » Thu Sep 27, 2007 7:37 pm

I don't know how feasible it is, but you could always try hosting on a Sunday. That would at least eliminate a lot of SAT / Taping issues, although I guess it might limit some teams from coming for religious reasons.
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Post by ieppler » Thu Sep 27, 2007 9:37 pm

Centennial said at the Paint Branch tournament that they were planning on running a tournament that weekend on Sunday, December 2.
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Post by segregold » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:05 pm

Yeah. Alright so. Show of hands or whatever. If you would be interested in coming to a tournament at RM on or around November 17th or December 1st, post here so that I know. If you would only be interested in coming one of those dates, please specify which. I need to get an impression which date would get more teams to come.

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Post by BroNi » Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:51 pm

We will try to attend either date...but please decide somewhat quickly.

If you are going on Nov. 17th, we will be there. And I think you will get a good field of other teams.

If you are going on Dec. 1st, we will be there, but the field might be weaker/smaller, since it is an SAT day. However, this date choice would free us up to try to get to Brookwood's tourney.

So Kellenberg votes for Dec. 1st.
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Post by aestheteboy » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:06 pm

I personally don't think being on SAT date hurts as much as being on an it's ac taping date, but that's only a speculation . . .
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Post by Howard » Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:10 pm

aestheteboy wrote:I personally don't think being on SAT date hurts as much as being on an it's ac taping date, but that's only a speculation . . .
Actually, my experience is that it's just the reverse. And of course, that's just my opinion.

Realistically, if you try to miss major holidays, SAT dates, and DC and Baltimore tapings, there are really only a few Saturdays that fill the bill.
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Post by segregold » Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:21 am

We have yet another problem in that our school is charging us an exorbitant amount of money to rent the building. Working this all out and given that there are a lot of teams that can't come and a lot of tapings in the early portion of the year, we may just have a few speed tournaments in the fall and the pyramidal tournament in the spring. An alternative is that we will try and co-host the tournament with Julius West, our feeder school, so that we don't have to pay so much to use the building, although that still leaves the problem of the date.

More updates as they come to you. This is really pathetic. For once, we actually have enough questions to run a tournament, but we can't because of logistics.

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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Sun Sep 30, 2007 10:18 am

Gov is interested in coming. 11/17 would probably work better for us, as 12/1 is so close to our own tournament date.

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Post by segregold » Sun Oct 14, 2007 12:25 pm

Our major pyramidal tournament is probably going to be postponed until the fall and be replaced with a speed tournament or a smaller pyramidal tournament. Because of our school's renovation, we can't find an acceptable date before January.

We are, however, having a tournament in the fall, most likely on a weekday after school. I will post new information as soon as it arrives.

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Post by Howard » Mon Oct 22, 2007 5:38 pm

Should we consider the Stakes on the calendar for 11/17, on the calendar for another date, or postponed until further notice?
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Post by segregold » Sun Dec 16, 2007 11:37 pm

March 8th or 15th I believe are free of competing tournaments.

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March 15th is the Weekend of Quizbowl.
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:33 am

Also, March 8th seems to be the tournament at the University of Delaware, which seems to draw teams from DC up and may affect your field. Possibly, like, April? I dunno what else there is in DC then.
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Post by aestheteboy » Mon Dec 17, 2007 12:46 am

Blue Hen tournament probably won't be a major problem since most DC teams attended GDS's tournament, which used the same IS set.
Still, Keith's obliviousness is amusing.
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Post by segregold » Sat Jan 05, 2008 9:01 pm

Yeah I'd forgotten that DACQ thing was on the 15th. It's probably going to be the 8th, if we can get the school to approve.

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Post by segregold » Sat Jan 12, 2008 9:14 pm

Date change again, if you all were wondering.

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Post by STPickrell » Sat Jan 12, 2008 11:33 pm

March 1 is VHSL States. OTOH, the only Northern VA teams going to that are TJ and Woodson.

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Post by aestheteboy » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:03 am

segregold wrote:again
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Post by segregold » Sun Jan 13, 2008 12:28 am

March 1 is VHSL States. OTOH, the only Northern VA teams going to that are TJ and Woodson.
Well that's not good, we don't really want to lose TJ. I myself would prefer that it be in April, but my coach has his heart set on March, so we'll see what happens.

This date thing is a nightmare. I already have all the packets, it's just a question when we can have the thing.

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Post by segregold » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:06 pm

This is getting ridiculous, so I pose an open questions to any who seek to answer: is there anything going on April 5th? Clearly, I'm incapable of finding out for myself, and I want a date that we can actually hold the tournament.

Fredit: Watch the language in the high school section.

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Post by Blackboard Monitor Vimes » Mon Jan 14, 2008 9:15 pm

segregold wrote: is there anything going on April 5th?
Not that I'm aware of...I don't know It's Ac/Battle of the Brains taping schedules though. Although those might be over by then...
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Post by ieppler » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:06 pm

I remember hearing somewhere about a possible Whitman tournament on April 5th, but Shantanu or Adam or one of the other Whitman people on here would need to confirm this. Also, not that I matter much, but I can't make the 5th due to a non-quizbowl commitment. GDS still might send a team without me, though.
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Also, not that I matter much,
Sooo true.
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Post by Megalomaniacal Panda on Absinthe » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:10 pm

segregold wrote:This is getting ridiculous, so I pose an open questions to any who seek to answer: is there anything going on April 5th? Clearly, I'm incapable of finding out for myself, and I want a date that we can actually hold the tournament.
We have indeed reserved our school on April fifth for our very soon to be announced tournament.

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Post by Arian Fathieh » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:16 pm

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segregold wrote: is there anything going on April 5th?
Not that I'm aware of...I don't know It's Ac/Battle of the Brains taping schedules though. Although those might be over by then...
They will not be done by then. Does anyone know where the definite schedule can be found? April 12 is our taping, so April 5 is probably someone else's.
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Post by segregold » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:21 pm

I am officially declaring for myself and my team, "**** it". It is impossible to find a good date for this thing. Unless anything incredible happens (like someone else announces that they have been planning a March 1st tournament for three years), it is going to be on March 1st and TJ will just have to send its B team and sub in after VA states or something. Sorry, but we can't push it back past early April, this thing was originally intended to be in October.

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Post by Arian Fathieh » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:21 pm

Thank you! I knew I had seen that list before but I could never find it again. You're awesome.

Guess there isn't a taping on the 5th though.
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Post by TheNuttyHopper » Mon Jan 14, 2008 10:24 pm

April 5th is not a TV Taping date.
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