Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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Centennial is hosting its fourth annual It's Academic tournament on Sunday, December 14!

We'll have 50 housewritten questions per round this year. The format for each game will be: category round, tossup round, individual round (for both teams), tossup round with bonus questions.

Cost: $55 for the first team, $45 for additional teams. There will be a $10 discount per buzzer, 1 per team for working buzzers.

Don't forget, the deadline for registration is November 28th (around Thanksgiving). Just email us at [email protected] with the number of teams from your school that will be attending and how many buzzer sets you will be bringing. Registration will be from 8 A.M. to 9 A.M. on December 14.

Centennial High School is located in Ellicott City, Maryland, at 4300 Centennial Lane. We would be happy to provide directions to our school.

And, perhaps most importantly, we're planning an even better breakfast this year than we had last year! Also, pizza (cheese and pepperoni) will be available for lunch.

There will be a coaches/parents round during lunch.

We hope you can attend our tournament!
Please RSVP before November 28th. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at [email protected]

--Pratik Gandhi
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Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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Registration is open and 4 schools have already registered.
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UPDATE!!!
As of Sun. November 23, 2008:
31 teams have registered

FIELD UPDATE:
Calvert Hall (2)
Eleanor Roosevelt
Gonzaga
J.E.B. Stuart
Archbishop Spalding
Reservoir (2)
Pikesville
St. Anselm's (2)
South Caroll
Bullis School
North County
Mount Vernon
Westlake
DeMatha
Langley (2)
Dulaney (2)
Churchill (2)
Blake (2)
Wilson
Lake Braddock
Oakland Mills
Glenelg
River Hill
Hammond
Baltimore Polytechnic (2)

As a reminder, the format consists of:
CATEGORY ROUND (8 questions)
TOSSUP ROUND (8 questions)
INDIVIDUAL ROUND (7 questions per team)
TOSSUP ROUND (W/BONUSES) (10 questions)

TOTAL: 40 QUESTIONS PLUS 10 POSSIBLE BONUSES

If you would like to register, please email us at [email protected] or reply to this thread. Thank you very much for your support.

REMEMBER THAT THE REGISTRATION DEADLINE IS FAST APPROACHING!

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Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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The results are in!

Walter Johnson won 1st Place
Gonzaga won 2nd Place
Walt Whitman won 3rd place

If people would like to have a copy of the packets, we can email you a PDF document with ALL of the questions and the packets used today.

A big thank you to all of the teams who attended. We hope you had a good time!

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1st: WJ
2nd: Gonzaga
3rd: Whitman
4th: Blake

Overall, not bad at all. A few minor issues [misleading leadins ["wrote Cromwell," buzzed in and said Hugo, ruled incorrect,] repeats, and a missing page in a playoff bracket] but went pretty well, and even attempted pyrimidality instead of basic speed. Better than last year.

EDIT: evidently I have been beaten in on the results post.
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Packets would be nice: prof.whoopie[at]gmail.com

I agree mostly with the above. This tournament continues to improve year to year. Breakfast was once again very appreciated.
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We'll get packets out to people ASAP. This will be around Monday or Tuesday.
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The questions were mostly decent, but you guys have much room for improvement in terms of logistics. And more orange juice for breakfast would have been nice.
Please send the questions at izumickk at hotmail.com
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Yeah, the questions are far from ideal but they are are steps in the right direction.
Other issue: Daniel buzzed in on "it involved the carbonari" for the Unification of Italy, gave "Risorgomento", and got negged.
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Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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Hey, even though I obviously didn't attend this tournament, I'd still love to see the set. ian AT eppfam.com, please.
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Yeah, so this tournament was bad. Logistically and question-wise it was bad, not that I expected much of anything.
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Rather than have a load of e-mail requests for the set, would you be willing to post the set on the quizbowlpackets.com site?

Just a thought.
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Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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Certainly better then last year. At least for Wilson the readers were much better and aside from the delay on the first round I thought things ran pretty smoothly, if a bit slowly (but when has a tourney ever stayed on schedule?)

It's odd to see the kids conferring on tossups, but as practice for "It's Academic" it is quite useful. My only two quibbles were the running out of orange juice :smile: and the fact that some of the topics repeated in the questions. I think there were 2-3 instances of this, the one that stands out is there were at least 2 questions about characters from Catch-22 with I believe 2 of the same answers. It was a differently phrased question, but looking for the same information.

Overall, my kids had fun and learned some stuff, and that's really the point.
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If this doesn't go on the packet archive, could you email a copy of the questions to chewy3326 at yahoo dot com?
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I think there were 2-3 instances of this, the one that stands out is there were at least 2 questions about characters from Catch-22 with I believe 2 of the same answers. It was a differently phrased question, but looking for the same information.
I think Crecy was also a repeat.
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Re: Centennial's 4th Annual Tournament

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Will stats from this event be posted and available? I understand that they probably won't happen right away, but I just want to make sure they don't get forgotten about.
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We can try to get the rankings up for the top 16 teams. I don't know whether or not we are a PACE qualifying tournament (a total of 42 teams came to our tournament), but if teams want to know, I can try and get that done by maybe this weekend?

The top 4 were:
1. Walter Johnson
2. Gonzaga
3. Whitman
4. Blake

As for the packets, we will probably email them to all of the teams that attended soon.
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the winner was WJ, not Whitman.
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As neither the set nor the stats have been posted two weeks later, I thought I'd bump this. I really would like to see both.
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We're really sorry about the delay. Our schools have been closed for the past two weeks and we did not meet as usual the week after the tournament. We are working on getting the final packets together and the final stats.
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OK, whenever you have the time. I just wanted to make sure it would happen eventually.
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The rankings are here!
1. Walter Johnson
2. Gonzaga
3. Whitman
4. Blake A
5. St. Anselm's
6. Wilson A
7. Dulaney A
8. Mount Vernon
9. Churchill A
10. Calvert Hall
11. Langley A
12. Eleanor Roosevelt
13. Reservoir
14. South River
15. Perry Hall
16. Blake B

Once again, sorry for the delay!
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And the stats themselves will get posted or no?
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