Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

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Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Thu Mar 13, 2008 12:28 pm

Just bumping this thread up ...

Seton Hall Preparatory is pleased to announce that it will be hosting its “Pirate Open” on Saturday, April 5, 2008 on the campus of Seton Hall Preparatory School in West Orange, NJ. This tournament will be using NAQT set 75A and will be utilizing modified NAQT rules. (Untimed – 20 question rounds.)

Seton Hall Preparatory School is conveniently located off Route 280 in West Orange, NJ, just minutes from Route 287, the Garden State Parkway, and the New Jersey Turnpike.

The fee structure is as follows:

Base fee: $80
Each additional team: $60
Buzzer Discount: -$10 per working system
Experienced Moderator Discount: -$10

(Minimum fee per team: $50)

Tentatively, the field will be capped at 32 teams.

Registration will be from 8:00-8:45. Breakfast will be provided. First round will begin at 9:00.

The final format of the tournament will be determined by the number of registered teams. As this is a late-season event, we will strive to maximize the number of games played by each team.

For additional information or to register, please contact Michael T. Zinsmeister.
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by TheCzarMan » Thu Mar 13, 2008 5:32 pm

Bloomfield will definitely attend with 2 teams.
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Post by BroNi » Fri Mar 14, 2008 8:42 am

We will attend.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Fri Mar 14, 2008 1:41 pm

Bergen will attend, maybe around 3 teams
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Post by CHS Patriots » Tue Mar 18, 2008 10:26 pm

Please send information to Colonia, as we would like to attend.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Fri Mar 21, 2008 11:12 am

I can now confirm that Bergen will be sending two teams and a buzzer system, for a total of 130 dollars.
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by Golran » Tue Mar 25, 2008 3:24 pm

Is it too late to get in on this? I need to check with my team, and see if we can get a driver, so can I get you a definite answer as to if we will do it by Monday?
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Fri Mar 28, 2008 11:44 am

Field Update ...

As of March 31 ... the following teams have either registered or expressed interest.

North Babylon (2)
Bergen County (2)
Columbia (1)
Livingston (3)
Kellenberg (3)
Sparta (1)
Moravian (1)
Hunter (1)
Byram Hills (1)
New Rochelle (1)

If you are still interested in attending or have final information as to number of teams/buzzers, please either e-mail me or post here.

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Post by TheCzarMan » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:38 pm

Bloomfield cannot attend because APPARENTLY out administration wants two weeks of notice before we can go anywhere.
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by Golran » Fri Mar 28, 2008 4:30 pm

go without administration approval... Get a team of 4 with 1 parent driving. The school doesn't know about half the tournaments we go to.
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:35 pm

Bloomfield ... if you would like to come as an "independent" group ... that is fine. You just need to have an adult chaperone. Let me know.
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Post by TheCzarMan » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:35 pm

SHP Pirate wrote:Bloomfield ... if you would like to come as an "independent" group ... that is fine. You just need to have an adult chaperone. Let me know.
I would do it in a heartbeat, however it would need to be without my advisor knowing since she's totally against doing that/could lose her job for that. If I could get the registration fee, my A team, and some chaperone together I would do it though.

EDIT: Basically my obstacle is registration payment. And making sure my school NEVER knows a team of ours attended. And what would the requirements of the chaperone be (Age, relation to team). And lastly, could we participate as a team NOT named Bloomfield.
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Post by Sir Thopas » Fri Mar 28, 2008 6:46 pm

In case you haven't been emailed yet, Hunter will be sending a team of 8th graders.
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Fri Mar 28, 2008 7:40 pm

As to Hunter ... no, I have not yet received an e-mail. Please have someone e-mail me as soon as you are able.

As to Bloomfield ... I understand your plight. Whatever you decide to do, just let me know. (If you would like to discuss this further, e-mail me off the board.)
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:25 pm

Yeah....Bergen has a horrible administration and goes to half its tournaments independently ( LIFT, Hunter, Temple, to name a few). We just get parents to drive, there usually okay with that (the philly one not as easy). As to your advisor losing her job, that's complete nonsense. She has nothing to do with you guys going to a tournament on your own so she has no liability.

And West Orange is about 5 miles from Bloomfield, so you should easily find a way to get there.
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Post by TheCzarMan » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:13 pm

If I bring a team its 2 Seniors and 2 Juniors, 2, 18, and 2, 17. Does that require a chaperone or can we just show up?
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:40 pm

Bloomfield ... just show up. I assume that, due to the "unofficial" status of your team, you will not be bringing any buzzers, correct?
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Post by TheCzarMan » Sun Mar 30, 2008 9:49 pm

SHP Pirate wrote:Bloomfield ... just show up. I assume that, due to the "unofficial" status of your team, you will not be bringing any buzzers, correct?
I can't think of one good excuse to "borrow" the buzzers for a weekend from my coach :lol:
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by Golran » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:51 am

Just let them know you will be holding an unofficial 48-hour practice over the weekend. Use that to get an excuse to be absent on Monday (too tired)...
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Post by SHP Pirate » Mon Mar 31, 2008 8:29 am

Ward Melville ... are you coming???
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Post by Golran » Mon Mar 31, 2008 12:05 pm

No, unfortunately I could not gather enough support from teammates. They were too exhausted after Yale, and so don't want to do another one this weekend. I really wish we could go.
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Post by erkifish26 » Mon Mar 31, 2008 7:14 pm

Byram Hills will be bringing one team. Can we still bring two buzzer sets for $20 off, or are we limited to one because we're only bringing one team? Also, when do you expect the tournament to run until? Thanks!
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:27 pm

Okay ... as of Monday evening, the field is shaping up. (See updated list above.) At this point, assuming 14 teams, I am planning on running two round-robin brackets of 7. (six prelim. rounds.) Then, a top-eight single elimination playoff. I am still waiting for confirmations from a number of teams who have e-mailed me about registration. I will hold-off with final details for another day or two.

Regardless of the final field, we will still be holding registration/breakfast from 8-8:45 with rounds beginning at 9.

On Saturday, I will have lists/directions to local eateries for lunch. Several are walkable (Northfield Deli, Munchies, Subway, Johnny's Pizza) while there are numerous other choices within a five minute drive. (St. Cloud Deli, several Chinese restaurants, Panera, Subway, TGIFridays, Wendy's, Pal's Cabin, Eagle Rock Diner, etc.) Of course, if you would like to order pizzas, I will give you those telephone numbers as well.

Assuming that the questions arrive before Friday, each team will be taking home a full clean set of all the rounds.
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Post by Ondes Martenot » Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:36 pm

in the spirit of the April fool's site, Bergen will also bring a tackle box and a bucket of worms
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:02 am

Final update for the tournament tomorrow. We are running with sixteen teams. We will have two round robin brackets of eight (seven prelims) followed by a full sixteen team single elimination playoff. Breakfast/registration will run from 8-8:45 with rounds scheduled to begin at 9. SHOULD everyone arrive early, great! We will start as soon as everyone arrives!

In case anyone still needs directions, The Prep is located at 120 Northfield Avenu, West Orange, NJ 07052.

The final field stands as follows:

North Babylon, NY (2)
Kellenberg, NY (3)
Byram Hills, NY (1)
New Rochelle, NY (1)
Hunter, NY (1)
Moravian, PA (1)
Livingston, NJ (3)
Sparta, NJ (1)
Columbia, NJ (1)
Bergen County, NJ (2)

See you tomorrow!
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Re: Seton Hall Preparatory School Pirate Open (4/5/08)

Post by SHP Pirate » Sat Apr 05, 2008 4:50 pm

Brief Results from the Pirate Open ...

After nine total rounds, the BRIEF results are as follows. (I will post in greater detail this evening or tomorrow.)

The Round of 16 results ...

(1) Moravian d. (16) North Babylon A 565-75
(2) Bergen A d. (15) North Babylon C 525-0
(3) Columbia d. (14) New Rochelle 385-35
(4) Kellenberg A d. (13) Livingston C 460-85
(5) Hunter JV d. (12) Kellenberg C 365-155
(6) Byram Hills d. (11) Livingston B 325-195
(7) Kellenberg B d. (10) Bergen B 295-180
(9) Livingston A d. (8) Sparta 360-210

In the 17 v. 18 consolation game, North Babylon B d. Team "Grey Davis" 185-80

The Quarterfinal results ...

(1) Moravian d. (9) Livingston 585-0
(2) Bergen A d. (7) Kellenberg B 285-210
(3) Columbia d. (6) Byram Hills 420-165
(4) Kellenberg A d. (5) Hunter JV 300-210

The Semifinal results ...

(1) Moravian d. (4) Kellenberg A 460-185
(3) Columbia d. (2) Bergen A 355-140

The Final results ...

(1) Moravian d. (3) Columbia 395-240

In the third-place game, (4) Kellenberg A d. (2) Bergen A 365-240.

As I posted above, I will post much more detail either tonight or tomorrow.
Thanks to all the teams for coming out and thanks to all of my staff who helped the tournament to finish an hour ahead of schedule!

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Post by erkifish26 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 5:26 pm

This was an incredibly well run tournament and Byram Hills had a lot of fun. Everything was well organized and the competition was great. Expect to see us at many more NAQT events in the future! I personally prefer NAQT to :chip: and will definitely push for the hybridization of the Byram Hills team.
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Post by The Infanta » Sun Apr 06, 2008 12:07 pm

erkifish26 wrote:This was an incredibly well run tournament and Byram Hills had a lot of fun. Everything was well organized and the competition was great. Expect to see us at many more NAQT events in the future! I personally prefer NAQT to :chip: and will definitely push for the hybridization of the Byram Hills team.

THANK GOD. I've been waiting for upstate teams to ditch :chip: and make the switch.
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Post by erkifish26 » Sun Apr 06, 2008 2:34 pm

The Infanta wrote:
erkifish26 wrote:This was an incredibly well run tournament and Byram Hills had a lot of fun. Everything was well organized and the competition was great. Expect to see us at many more NAQT events in the future! I personally prefer NAQT to :chip: and will definitely push for the hybridization of the Byram Hills team.

THANK GOD. I've been waiting for upstate teams to ditch :chip: and make the switch.
Unfortunately, the shift won't be as fast as both of us would like. My coach still is in love with :chip: and I suspect we'll always be a primarily NAC team. That being said, both New Rochelle and Byram Hills had a blast and now know what some of the real competition is like. We both intend to bring teams to the NYS Championships in May and are even discussing hosting a joint NAQT tournament between the two schools next year (probably one school hosting, the other school running it). Hopefully, things like that could encourage more teams to make a switch (or hybridization) like us. I'm a born again quizbowler!
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Post by erkifish26 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:21 pm

What's going on with results?
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Post by SHP Pirate » Tue Apr 08, 2008 9:02 am

I should have them up tonight. I am having a bit of trouble using SQBS to post online. If I can not get it to work, I will manually post the full results here later this evening. Also, I will be sending a full set of results to Bykowski this week for national rankings.

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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Tue Apr 08, 2008 1:09 pm

Deesy Does It wrote:Andy (and everyone out there who has limited webspace or whatever), if you're having trouble uploading the stats, you can use this program to quickly upload the SQBS stats pages for public viewing.
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Post by SHP Pirate » Tue Apr 08, 2008 2:12 pm

Thanks for the help! Full stats can be found below.

http://results.scobo.net/SetonHallPrep.
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