Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

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Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Wed May 28, 2008 8:31 pm

This is a preliminary announcement for Cornell's first annual Cayuga Championship on October 25, 2008. It will of course be held at Cornell University, in Ithaca, NY. We will probably be using a IS set, maybe A level.

Costs:

50$ for the first team
25$ for any additional teams
-10$ discount per each working buzzer system brought
-10$ discount for teams traveling 200 miles or more.

Email cuquizbowl (at) gmail (dot) com if you are interested in coming to this tournament, or have any questions.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Tue Jun 10, 2008 12:42 pm

As of right now, we have 8-10 teams from 6 schools who have emailed me and said they will come. Of course, some teams could drop but its more likely that more teams will express interest between now and October, so it looks like this tournament is going to happen!
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:38 pm

Update: We will be using IS-78A, which will also be used at the Moravian and Yale Tournaments.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by First Chairman » Fri Aug 29, 2008 10:43 pm

Yeah... good luck with it. I would hope there would be a few more teams though I don't know that part of New York well.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:47 am

Ok, NAQT has changed our set, we will be using IS-80A instead. Note that this is the same as LIFT, at Kellenberg, on October 18.

Also, if you want to register, please visit our new website, http://www.rso.cornell.edu/cuquizbowl. Click on the Cayuga Championship for more information as well as the registration form.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by TheCzarMan » Tue Sep 09, 2008 5:38 pm

Hmmmmm.

Our adviser this year seems willing to travel, but I still gotta check things to see if we can even go to this. It's better for us though as LIFT is Homecoming.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:46 pm

Well, heh, I have to once again announce a packet change. We will now be using IS-77, so now the nearest tournament to us using our questions will be Princeton's PHSAT, and we WON'T be using the same questions as LIFT.

Sorry, Nick (assuming you're going to Princeton's tournament).

Although if enough people prefer it, I could change the packet to IS-79(used by Rutgers) or even back to IS-80A. Anyone?
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by TheCzarMan » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:23 am

Yeah, now our chances of coming (Using either IS packet) is pretty much zero.

80A would allow us to possibly come.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by BroNi » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:46 pm

If you change to packet IS-79, then we will have no conflicts and, to the best of our ability, we will be there...with multiple teams!!!
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by TheCzarMan » Wed Sep 17, 2008 6:51 pm

If it's 79 we may be able to attend, as I have no clue what Rutgers is doing and we may be going to Harvard anyways.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by rleavitt » Thu Sep 18, 2008 8:31 am

Dolgeville has two teams coming-- regardless of the set used. Our Geek Wars is using 73A, so it's not a conflict with any of this year's sets.

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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Thu Sep 18, 2008 6:50 pm

I've asked NAQT about it, but they haven't responded yet. But I think we'll get the set, unless Rutgers claimed NY exclusivity.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Fri Sep 19, 2008 1:59 am

Rutgers has purchased exclusivity for NY. Oh well.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by Wall of Ham » Sat Oct 25, 2008 11:56 pm

Results:

1. Ithaca
2. New Rochelle
3. Whitney Point A
4. Waverly A

Prelim Stats available here.
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by TheCzarMan » Sun Oct 26, 2008 1:02 am

Disappointed to not see more of the STAC Schools there (Vestal, Horseheads, Elmira, Maine-Endwell, etc.)
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Re: Cornell's Cayuga Championship (10/25/08) @ Ithaca, NY

Post by NRacademicteam » Sun Oct 26, 2008 2:43 am

Barry-

On behalf of New Rochelle HS, we had a blast at your tournament. Not only was it very well-run, it provided sets of questions with just the right amount of difficulty. Would have liked to have seen more teams from far away (like us), in order to provide a variety of competition, but not everything can be perfect. Overall, you can reserve a spot for us next year, and every single one of us who played this year will be back to revenge our finals loss to Ithaca, we guarantee that
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