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Yale Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce Bulldog High School Academic Tournament XVIII (BHSAT), which will take place on March 28, 2009. BHSAT annually features a number of top teams from around the country. As in the past, the questions will be written and edited by members of the Yale Quiz Bowl team according to mACF guidelines. Question difficulty will be suitable for teams preparing for national tournaments later on in the year or for those seeking a moderately challenging tournament.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the first round beginning at 9:30 AM. Though it is difficult to know when exactly the tournament will end, it is safe to assume sometime in the early evening around 5 or 6PM.

Fees and registration information for the tournament is as follows:

Base fee: $90
Registration received by January 16, 2009: -$10 per team
Working buzzer system: -$10 each
Moderator: -$5 each
Additional teams: -$5 each
(-$5 second team, -$10 third team, etc.)
Minimum fee per team: $60

Copies of the questions are also available for $15 per set. Question orders sent by March 23, 2009 will be filled the day of the tournament.

Please make checks payable to: Y. Student Academic Competitions
(Please do NOT make checks out to Yale Student Academic Competitions)

If you would like to register your high school or have any questions about BHSAT, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].

We hope that you will join us March 28th for BHSAT XVIII on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT.
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Put us down for 4 teams, 4 buzzers and 2 moderators.
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Will this be better than last year? THe only reason I ask that is that if it is not significantly changed, Gonzaga will not be attending.
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Gonzagapuma1 wrote:Will this be better than last year? THe only reason I ask that is that if it is not significantly changed, Gonzaga will not be attending.
To allay concerns like these, you could post last year's stats. The last post in last year's thread is a request for stats, and I wouldn't be surprised if teams care about them not being supplied.
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To allay concerns you could write a decent tournament that adheres to the most basic principles of good question writing.
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Magister Ludi wrote:To allay concerns you could write a decent tournament that adheres to the most basic principles of good question writing.
I wanted someone else to say it first.
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Byram will bring two teams, one buzzer. I know this is way early, but I'd end up forgetting to put us down and then we'd lose the early registration bonus. Might as well be on my A game.
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everyday847 wrote:
Magister Ludi wrote:To allay concerns you could write a decent tournament that adheres to the most basic principles of good question writing.
I wanted someone else to say it first.
Why would you deprive me of one of my few sources of entertainment. Also, anyone want to take some bets on them actually doing what Ted suggests? I'm feeling cynical today.
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The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Why would you deprive me of one of my few sources of entertainment. Also, anyone want to take some bets on them actually doing what Ted suggests? I'm feeling cynical today.
Prediction: the number of distinct criticisms of this tournament (criticizing OMG CAREY => one) will be three times as many as HFT. Sound like a fair over/under?
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everyday847 wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Why would you deprive me of one of my few sources of entertainment. Also, anyone want to take some bets on them actually doing what Ted suggests? I'm feeling cynical today.
Prediction: the number of distinct criticisms of this tournament (criticizing OMG CAREY => one) will be three times as many as HFT. Sound like a fair over/under?
I only bet using big-O notation.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
everyday847 wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Why would you deprive me of one of my few sources of entertainment. Also, anyone want to take some bets on them actually doing what Ted suggests? I'm feeling cynical today.
Prediction: the number of distinct criticisms of this tournament (criticizing OMG CAREY => one) will be three times as many as HFT. Sound like a fair over/under?
I only bet using big-O notation.
n questions, I say complaints go as n log n. You willing to take your chances on n^2?
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Someone doesn't understand certain things.

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Oh, I see. Sorry, everyone. :sad:
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everyday847 wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:
everyday847 wrote:
The Quest for the Historical Mukherjesus wrote:Why would you deprive me of one of my few sources of entertainment. Also, anyone want to take some bets on them actually doing what Ted suggests? I'm feeling cynical today.
Prediction: the number of distinct criticisms of this tournament (criticizing OMG CAREY => one) will be three times as many as HFT. Sound like a fair over/under?
I only bet using big-O notation.
n questions, I say complaints go as n log n. You willing to take your chances on n^2?
I'll take that bet as long as you let me pick the constant multiples.
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I'll give you the constraint that they have to be between .4 and 2.5 (those seem like nice numbers!), but I'm game.
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But what about the constant addends? What about the lower-order term coefficients? I'm telling you, you don't understand certain things!

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Captain Scipio wrote:But what about the constant addends? What about the lower-order term coefficients? I'm telling you, you don't understand certain things!

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Just to bump things up. The early registration deadline is January 16th, so register for BHSAT before this Friday!


Yale Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce Bulldog High School Academic Tournament XVIII (BHSAT), which will take place on March 28, 2009. BHSAT annually features a number of top teams from around the country. As in the past, the questions will be written and edited by members of the Yale Quiz Bowl team according to mACF guidelines. Question difficulty will be suitable for teams preparing for national tournaments later on in the year or for those seeking a moderately challenging tournament.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the first round beginning at 9:30 AM. Though it is difficult to know when exactly the tournament will end, it is safe to assume sometime in the early evening around 5 or 6PM.

Fees and registration information for the tournament is as follows:

Base fee: $90
Registration received by January 16, 2009: -$10 per team
Working buzzer system: -$10 each
Moderator: -$5 each
Additional teams: -$5 each
(-$5 second team, -$10 third team, etc.)
Minimum fee per team: $60

Copies of the questions are also available for $15 per set. Question orders sent by March 23, 2009 will be filled the day of the tournament.

Please make checks payable to: Y. Student Academic Competitions
(Please do NOT make checks out to Yale Student Academic Competitions)

If you would like to register your high school or have any questions about BHSAT, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected].

We hope that you will join us March 28th for BHSAT XVIII on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT.
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Field Update:

Avon
Byram Hills (2)
Gonzaga
Half Hollow Hills West (2)
Housatonic Valley Regional (2)
Kellenberg (4)
North Babylon (2)
Norwich Free Academy
Sacred Heart Academy
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Registration for BHSAT is still ongoing- direct all requests to [email protected].

Latest Field Update (as of 2/8/09):
Walter Johnson HS
Avon High School
Southington HS
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
Simsbury HS (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Suffield Academy
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
Gonzaga College HS
E.O. Smith High School (3)
Kellenberg Memorial HS (4)
Byram Hills HS (2)
Housatonic Valley Regional HS (2)
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Hey, have you guys considered using HSAPQ questions or mirroring other quality tournaments? I think that would not only save you guys a lot of work but make other people happy.
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Byram may have to pull out... I'll let you know in the next few days.
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aestheteboy wrote:Hey, have you guys considered using HSAPQ questions or mirroring other quality tournaments? I think that would not only save you guys a lot of work but make other people happy.
We appreciate your advice, but BHSAT has always been a house written tournament and will remain so this year. Certain lapses with regards to questions last year will not be repeated.
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erkifish26 wrote:Byram may have to pull out... I'll let you know in the next few days.
Has a conflict arisen for your school? We'll like to have you guys back for BHSAT this year.
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Very latest field update:
(2/19/09)

Avon High School
Southington HS
Housatonic Valley Regional HS (2)
Simsbury HS (2)
Suffield Academy
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
Norwich Free Academy
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Cheshire High School (2)
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Byram Hills HS (2)
The Williston Northampton School
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
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Aaron wrote:Very latest field update:
(2/19/09)
Gonzaga College HS
Is Gonzaga going to both Yale and Robinson on this date, or am I missing something?
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Tower Monarch wrote:
Aaron wrote:Very latest field update:
(2/19/09)
Gonzaga College HS
Is Gonzaga going to both Yale and Robinson on this date, or am I missing something?
It does appear that Gonzaga is signed up for both tournaments. All I can say for BHSAT is that Gonzaga's coach signed up one team for BHSAT back on 1/14/09.
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Field update:
(2/24/09)

Southington HS
Stuyvesant High School (2)
Walter Johnson HS
Housatonic Valley Regional HS (2)
Simsbury HS (2)
Suffield Academy
North Babylon High School (2)
Gonzaga College HS
Avon High School
Norwich Free Academy
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Terryville
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Kellenberg Memorial HS (4)
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Registration is still open, so feel free to email me at [email protected] to register your high school for BHSAT XVIII.

Latest field update: (3/4/09)
Thomaston HS
Avon High School
Southington HS
Housatonic Valley Regional HS (2)
Simsbury HS (2)
Suffield Academy
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
Norwich Free Academy
E.O. Smith High School (3)
Cheshire High School (2)
Terryville HS
Newtown High School
Suffield HS (2)
Kellenberg Memorial HS (4)
Byram Hills HS (2)
The Williston Northampton School
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Walter Johnson HS
Stuyvesant High School (2)
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Again, Gonzaga is listed as going to this tournament as well as the Robinson one on the same day. Has anyone been in contact with them over which one they will attend?
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It's not unheard of to send an A team to one tournament and a B team to another.
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Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Again, Gonzaga is listed as going to this tournament as well as the Robinson one on the same day. Has anyone been in contact with them over which one they will attend?
As of WJIAT, Gonzaga was only planning to bring the one team to Robinson. Obviously they'll need to confirm, but I seriously doubt they are going to Yale this year.
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Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:It's not unheard of to send an A team to one tournament and a B team to another.
They don't really have much of a B Team. They've only played 22 matches as of the last Byko update, and i'm pretty sure they haven't played at all since January.

Anyway, just trying to get the field updates correct here so these tournaments don't expect someone to be there who isn't going to be.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:They've only played 22 matches as of the last Byko update, and i'm pretty sure they haven't played at all since January.
What about that VCU tournament two weeks ago?
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Gonzaga B wasn't there. Dan and a couple people go to tournaments all the time, but the B Team rarely attends.
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Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Gonzaga B wasn't there. Dan and a couple people go to tournaments all the time, but the B Team rarely attends.
Right, ok. I misread previous post - I thought you were saying Gonzaga hadn't played at all since January. That makes more sense.
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I will email Gonzaga to confirm their plan(s) for both tournaments.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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I'm elated to see some schools caring whether Gonzaga would attend the Yale tournament, and I hope my clarification here would not have mattered in regard to any other school's decision to attend.... I had booked us into Yale's tournament before I became aware that Robinson in VA was having a tournament on the same day. My team became adamant that they wanted to go to Robinson's (I'm not sure out of disappointment about the quality of Yale's tournament last year, or just the travel distance vs. other plans they'd made for our spring-break week), and I do regret holding off until now to inform Aaron at Yale that I haven't been able to change their minds. I trust Yale will put on a fine tournament, and Gonzaga will at least support it by purchasing the questions.... My best wishes to the CR coach and his inspiring enthusiasm for his kids and tournaments they've attended!

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The field list has now been updated accordingly.

We hope Gonzaga enjoys its time at RAQIT and thanks the team for supporting BHSAT.
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Fr. Ken Meehan wrote: My best wishes to the CR coach and his inspiring enthusiasm for his kids and tournaments they've attended!
Why thank you! Best to yours as well. See you in a few weeks.

Sorry to detract from the thread. Carry on.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Dear coaches,

I hope you are all as excited as I am for BHSAT XVIII, which will be taking place on March 28, 2009 on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT. As mentioned before, we plan to start tournament play at 9:30 AM sharp, with tournament play taking place in both Linsley-Chittenden Hall (LC) and in William L. Harkness Hall (WLH). Registration will begin at 8:30 AM, tentatively in Linsley-Chittenden Hall (LC) 105—any changes to the exact room number will be noted in a final confirmation email to be sent out this Thursday. For driving directions and a map of the area specifying the location of LC and WLH, parking areas, and restaurant locations for lunch, please refer to the pdf sent out via email.

The tournament format will consist of preliminary round-robin of teams in separate brackets, followed by seeding of the top teams for single-elimination playoffs. There will be one championship round too. Teams will be distributed into initial brackets based on Byko's rankings and other sources to ensure that brackets are fairly balanced.

The final field for BHSAT XVII is as follows:
Cheshire High School (2)
E.O. Smith High School (3)
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
Housatonic Valley Regional HS (2)
Kellenberg Memorial HS (4)
Newtown High School (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Norwich Free Academy
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
Simsbury HS (2)
Southington HS
Stuyvesant High School (2)
Suffield HS (2)
Terryville HS
Thomaston HS
The Williston Northampton School

I look forward to having you all at Yale University for the 18th rendition of BHSAT this coming weekend.

All the best,

Aaron Sin
Yale Student Academic Competitions
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Bulldog High School Academic Tournament XVIII (BHSAT) took place on March 28, 2009 on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT.

After 7 preliminary rounds in which teams were separated into four different brackets, remaining teams were seeded into a 16-team single elimination playoffs bracket. In the playoffs, Kellenberg A handed Stuyvesant A its only loss of the day when it prevailed in the championship game with a score of 220-160.

Full preliminary stats are now available online at:
http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... statistics
With the exception of the E.O. Smith A vs. Kellenberg D (Willingham bracket) game (stats page never made it out of the game room), all prelim games are included.

Full playoff results can be found here:
http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... ff-results

Teams that pre-ordered questions will receive an electronic pdf copy of the full set in a separate email. If your school would like to order a copy for $15, please let me know at [email protected]. The BHSAT XVIII question set includes the 7 preliminary rounds and the 4 playoff rounds, as well as one packet that was not used in the tournament due to time constraints.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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I have a paper to do, so this isn't going to be very long or in depth, but my team and I felt that the questions were rather poorly structured and transparent. For example, there was a tossup about Milton that mentioned Aeropagitica in the second sentence and James noticed quite a few bio questions that also had giveaway-level clues two or three sentences in. Too many of the questions left us with that "...Really?" feeling. All in all, we noticed the same issues with question structure that were present in last year's BHSAT set.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Are there more detailed playoff stats?
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Yes there are. They will be posted by this weekend, and when they are, the link will be added here.
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Re: BHSAT XVIII (3/28/2009) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Final results and stats update for BHSAT XVIII:

Full preliminary stats are available online at:
http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... statistics
With the exception of the E.O. Smith A vs. Kellenberg D (Willingham bracket) game (stats page never made it out of the game room), all prelim games are included.

Full playoff results can be found here:
http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... ff-results

Full playoff stats are here:
http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... yoff-stats
Aaron Sin
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Yale '10

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