CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.

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CATT 4 - (12/13/2008) - Chattahoochee H.S.

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Chattahoochee High School is pleased to announce the 4th annual CATT (Chattahoochee Academic Team Tournament). As in previous years, the tournament will feature split JV and Varsity divisions.

The tournament will be held on Saturday, December 13th, 2008 at Chattahoochee's campus in Johns Creek, GA (in the NE suburbs of Atlanta).

Both divisions will follow a 2-part format for each game:
Part I = 18 1-3 sentence, pyramidal tossups worth 10 points each.
Part II = 12 3-5 sentence, pyramidal tossups worth 10 points each paired with 12 2-part bonuses worth up to 20 points.

Each team will play 5 or 6 preliminary rounds. Then, there will be either a 16- or 32-team single-elimination playoff, depending on the size of the fields in each division.

Trophies will go to the top 4 teams in each division.

The cost will be $60 for one team (+ $50 for your 2nd team + $40 for your 3rd team + $30 for your 4th team = $180 for 4 teams.) You may enter up to 4 teams total (either in one division or in both the JV and Varsity divisions combined.)

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please email [email protected] or [email protected].
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Have you decided on a question provider?
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Fred, you keep changing your handle!

Yes, we are using house-written questions, which has been our m.o. for quite some time. The JV and Varsity sets will be different levels of difficulty.

Thanks for asking - that probably should have been on the original post.

-Rountree, Head Coach CHS Academic Team
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More like Matt Weiner and Mike Sorice keep changing my handle!

Thanks for the update Elliott. I appreciate it.
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Well, the questions are nearly done! We are looking forward to a highly competitive field again this year. (Last year we had 36 Varsity teams and 32 JV teams from 3 states attend.) Our school can comfortably handle around 100 teams, so we still have plenty of room to expand our field sizes.

Reminder: last year we used a card system for the JV Division because we had exactly 32 teams. Some programs may not be familiar with this system, so if you have questions feel free to email me or ask someone who has been to the NAQT HSNCT. (One major difference between our tournament and the HSNCT is that we didn't have any byes last year.) We plan on using it again this year and possibly for the Varsity division too.

Already a handful of teams have expressed in interest in coming, but I will post a field update later on in the month.

As always, if you would like to register a team(s) or you have any questions, you can email me at [email protected]
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I know we are still a long way off from the CATT 4 on December 13th, but here is a very early list of teams who have expressed interest or who have already registered:

Field:
Danville (KY) - 2 teams
Brookwood (GA) - 2-3 teams
Dorman (SC) - 2-3 teams
Walton (GA) - 3-4 teams

As usual, if you would like to register, all you have to do is email me at [email protected] or [email protected] and I will reserve you a spot. You can mail or bring your check with you. Remember, we have split Varsity and JV divisions, and we offer significant discounts to schools that bring multiple teams (see my original post for details).
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Here is where I will periodically update the fields as we get closer to the December 13th CATT 4.

JV Field (16 teams as of 10/24): All teams are from GA unless listed otherwise
Alpharetta - 2
Berkmar - 1
Blessed Trinity - 1
Centennial - 1
Central Gwinnett - 1
Danville (KY) - 2
Dorman (SC) - 2
Hiram - 1
Grayson - 1
Northview - 1
Walton - 3

Varsity Field (26 teams as of 10/24): All teams are from GA unless listed otherwise
Alpharetta - 1
Berkmar - 1
Blessed Trinity - 1
Brookwood - 4
Centennial - 1
Central Gwinnett - 2
Dorman (SC) - 2
Hiram - 1
Grayson - 1
James Island (SC) - 1
Mary Persons - 1
Northview - 2
Robinson (NC) - 1
Walton - 3
Westminster - 2
Wesleyan - 2

We have plenty of room left before we hit our caps of 42 or 49 teams in each field. If you are interested in attending, please email me at [email protected] or post on this thread.

We look forward to seeing you on December 13th!
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Updated field lists as of 10/24 are in the above post.
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Updated CATT 4 Fields (as of November 13th):

JV Field (28 teams):
Alpharetta 2
Berkmar 1
Bleckley County 1
Blessed Trinity 1
Brookwood 0
Buford 1
Cedar Shoals 2
Centennial 1
Central Gwinnett 1
Danville 1
Dorman 2
Flowery Branch 2
Galloway School 1
Grayson 1
Hiram 1
James Island 0
Lakeside 2
Mary Persons 0
Northview 1
Providence Christian 2
Robinson 0
South Paulding 0
St. Pius 0
Walton 3
Westminster 0
Woodford County 2

Varsity Field (42 teams):
Alpharetta 1
Berkmar 1
Bleckley County 1
Blessed Trinity 1
Brookwood 4
Buford 2
Cedar Shoals 0
Centennial 1
Central Gwinnett 2
Danville 0
Dorman 2
Flowery Branch 1
Galloway School 1
Grayson 1
Hiram 1
James Island 1
Lakeside 1
Mary Persons 1
Northview 2
Providence Christian 3
Robinson 1
South Paulding 3
St. Pius 4
Walton 3
Westminster 2
Woodford County 2

We are quickly approaching our cap in the Varsity Division and are not far off in the JV one either. Please email me if you are interested in securing a spot. (My emails are above.)
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We are now at 42 JV teams and 54 Varsity teams for the CATT 4.

Until we have enough extra buzzers and readers, the tournament fields are full and registration is closed. Any team(s) still wishing to enter teams will be added to the Waiting List.

If we procure more buzzers and readers, I will reopen the fields and teams on the Waiting List will fill in.

We look forward to seeing all of you on December 13th.

Thanks!
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Hey, so as pleased as I am to see the fourth incarnation of CATT approach 100 total teams, are you going to have enough readers to pull this off? I seem to remember struggling to find enough for the 70ish or so teams we had last year.

Mr. Rountree, if you want me to recruit some slaves from GT, let me know, because I'll need time to do that.
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I'll probably cry if Norcross doesn't get registered for fantastic "CATT 4".

We'd like to take 2 varsity teams and 1 JV team, or whatever space allows.
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Adam, we have more readers than we had last year at this point, but we can always use more, especially since the tournament has grown to nearly 100 teams and we already have a Waiting List.

Of course, I am counting on you, Matt, Sai, and Daniel to be there for sure. If you can get other college kids to come who have some modicum of knowledge about quizbowl, that would be awesome! (Remember, readers get free breakfast and lunch!) Please let me know asap if you have any other possible names for readers.

Thanks a bunch! We'll see y'all on the 13th.
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Andrew, Norcross is #1 on the Waiting List right now. If any teams drop or we procure some more readers, y'all are the first one in! Please don't cry.
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Below are the most up-to-date fields for the CATT 4 on December 13th.

The fields for the JV and Varsity Divisions are Closed. We will only open them back up if we get more qualified readers/workers. We have begun a Waiting List for any team(s) who have not yet registered.

JV Division (42 Teams):
Alpharetta 2
Baconton Charter 2
Berkmar 1
Bleckley County 1
Blessed Trinity 1
Brookwood 1
Buford 1
Cedar Shoals 2
Centennial 1
Central Gwinnett 1
Collins Hill 1
Creekview 1
Danville 1
Dorman 2
Eastside 1
Flowery Branch 2
Galloway School 1
Grayson 1
Hebron Christian 1
Hiram 1
Lakeside 2
Northgate 1
Northview 1
Ola 2
Paideia 1
Providence Christian 2
Robinson 1
South Paulding 2
Walton 3
Woodford County 2

Varsity Division (54 Teams):
Alpharetta 1
Berkmar 1
Bleckley County 1
Blessed Trinity 1
Brookstone 1
Brookwood 4
Buford 2
Centennial 1
Central Gwinnett 2
Collins Hill 1
Creekview 1
Dorman 3
Eastside 1
Flowery Branch 1
Galloway School 1
Grayson 1
Hebron Christian 2
Hiram 1
James Island 1
Lakeside 1
Marist 1
Mary Persons 1
Meadowcreek 1
Northgate 1
Northview 2
North Springs 2
Ola 2
Paideia 1
Providence Christian 3
Robinson 1
South Paulding 1
St. Pius 3
Walton 3
Westminster 2
Woodford County 2

Waiting List:
1. Norcross (1 JV and 1 Var)
2. Southside (1 Var)
3. Etowah (2 Var)
4. Mary Perons (2nd Var)

If any of the above information is incorrect, please email me ASAP at the email address below.

We look forward to seeing all of you on the 13th.

Thanks!
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Quick JV Results from the CATT 4:

1. Alpharetta A
2. Dorman A
3. Walton A
4. Alpharetta B

Varsity is playing the Semifinals right now - results coming soon!
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Quick Varsity Results:

Dorman A and Brookwood A are playing in the Championship.

James Island had to leave and they took 4th place. Walton was the other Semifinal loser, so they took 3rd.

Final results to follow.
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Final Varsity Results of the CATT 4:

1. Dorman A
2. Brookwood A
3/4. Walton A and James Island - did not play a Consolation Match

Thank you to all the teams that came to the CATT 4. We hope you had a great time, and we will see you next year!
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Elliot,

Wonderful tournament! My kids really enjoyed it and was just 20 points away from having their name in the top four. The questions were good and things ran smooth from what they told me. Can't wait for next year (albeit now in Varsity)...
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Thanks for the great tournament, Mr. Rountree. We look forward to coming back in future years.
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