RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled

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RAQIT I @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA -- cancelled

Post by Robbie Ram » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:31 pm

Due to a variety of local tournament conflicts and a general lack of space availability at Robinson between now and the end of the school year, I am disappointed to announce that the RAQIT I is cancelled... at least until 2009-10. :sad:

Thanks for your support, and I hope we can make it happen sometime next year.

Teams who pre-paid: refund checks will be mailed (or sent via "PONY" to FCPS schools) by the end of the week or early next week.
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Frater Taciturnus » Tue Dec 02, 2008 2:49 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:This will be an official NAQT tournament using a standard IS question set-- probably IS-83 or IS-84 [TBD].
Note: "IS-84" would be IS-84A. Please note the difference between IS and IS "A"
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Tue Dec 02, 2008 3:09 pm

Frater Taciturnus wrote:Note: "IS-84" would be IS-84A. Please note the difference between IS and IS "A"
Thanks, I meant IS-85 but was typing too quickly... I will adjust the announcement accordingly.
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Dec 03, 2008 1:04 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:
Frater Taciturnus wrote:
Robbie Ram wrote:This will be an official NAQT tournament using a standard IS question set-- probably IS-83 or IS-84 [TBD].
Note: "IS-84" would be IS-84A. Please note the difference between IS and IS "A"
Thanks, I meant IS-85 but was typing too quickly... I will adjust the announcement accordingly.
NAQT has confirmed that we will be using IS-83, and I have revised my initial post to refelct this.
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Fri Dec 05, 2008 9:25 am

TJ will probably send a few teams; we'll give you more information once it gets closer to the tournament.
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Mon Dec 08, 2008 3:45 pm

Thanks, Harry... we'll probably make an "official registration is now open" announcement at the MOHIT, so we should have pricing info and such by then. I imagine registration fees will be similar to virtually every other NAQT tournament in the region; i.e. around $60 per team before discounts for buzzers, moderators, additional teams, "far-traveling" teams, et al.

FYI, all interested teams: moderator discounts (and maybe buzzer discounts) will likely be generous since our team is small and we will probably have to be beating the bushes for good readers and scorekeepers as well as buzzer systems!
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:55 pm

No official registrations yet, but the following teams have expressed interest:

Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)

If you don't want to officially register yet but want to express interest, please post below and let me know how many varsity and/or JV teams you might want to bring so we can get a gague of what the field might eventually become. Thanks!
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:42 pm

We'd love to come, but unfortunately we'll be playing set 83 at the Blue Hen Invitational held at the University of Delaware a week prior to that.
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by wilsonmathteacher » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:38 pm

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:We'd love to come, but unfortunately we'll be playing set 83 at the Blue Hen Invitational held at the University of Delaware a week prior to that.
Then you'd do really well in this tournament... :grin:

Wilson HS (in Washington DC) is interested but must find out if our kids are going to be in town (end of spring break)

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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Jan 14, 2009 11:28 am

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:We'd love to come, but unfortunately we'll be playing set 83 at the Blue Hen Invitational held at the University of Delaware a week prior to that.
Yeah, I'm sorry about that. We wanted a "regular" IS question set rather than an "A" set, and we wanted to get one that hadn't already been used at a tournament locally. That left us IS-83 or IS-85, and we figured (correctly) that the NAQT VA state championship at UVA would be using IS-85, so we had to go with IS-83 even though we realized that it would leave out Delaware teams and possibly other teams from the Northern Mid-Atlantic region.

I hope we're not going to be "leeching" teams that otherwise would have gone to the Blue Hen, as that was never our intent. When we attended the Blue Hen last year, very few MD/DC teams were there (and we were the only VA team), so we figured our tournament and the Blue Hen would be drawing different teams anyhow (aside from Delaware teams that travel alot, like Caesar Rodney & Charter).
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:24 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:
Caesar Rodney HS wrote:We'd love to come, but unfortunately we'll be playing set 83 at the Blue Hen Invitational held at the University of Delaware a week prior to that.
Yeah, I'm sorry about that. We wanted a "regular" IS question set rather than an "A" set, and we wanted to get one that hadn't already been used at a tournament locally. That left us IS-83 or IS-85, and we figured (correctly) that the NAQT VA state championship at UVA would be using IS-85, so we had to go with IS-83 even though we realized that it would leave out Delaware teams and possibly other teams from the Northern Mid-Atlantic region.

I hope we're not going to be "leeching" teams that otherwise would have gone to the Blue Hen, as that was never our intent. When we attended the Blue Hen last year, very few MD/DC teams were there (and we were the only VA team), so we figured our tournament and the Blue Hen would be drawing different teams anyhow (aside from Delaware teams that travel alot, like Caesar Rodney & Charter).
Yeah for whatever reason, lots of "northern" teams tend to come UD to the tournament from PA and NJ, and a fair amount from NE MD and DE of course. It's been the case for years.

And it's fine, obviously you did what you could. We'll shoot for next year. Good luck running this one!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Angry Babies in Love » Wed Jan 14, 2009 4:11 pm

What time do you guys expect to end?
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Jan 14, 2009 5:29 pm

rmgeokid wrote:What time do you guys expect to end?
Probably between 5PM and 6PM, maybe a bit earlier... but that will depend on the as-yet undermined playoff format.

It seems to me that at this past weekend's M.O.H.I.T tournament, the TJ tournament directors managed to get in 10 rounds (plus a one and a half hour lunch break) by 5:30 PM despite not starting rounds until 9:20 or 9:30 AM. We figure we can match that my using a similar playoff format with "live" stats kept on Taft— assuming we start the tournament by 9AM, average 30 minutes per round, have a 1 - 1 1/2 hour lunch break, 1/2 hour for playoff announcements and individual prizes, and finish with a total of 10 rounds.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Howard » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:33 pm

I'll express interest as well. Delaware is a strong contender, too. So if you're indeed using the same set, we'll only be able to attend one of the two unless enough different students are available on each weekend to actually attend both.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Kouign Amann » Tue Jan 20, 2009 2:10 pm

*expresses interest and plans to talk to coach about it this week*
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Re: Announcement: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:17 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:No official registrations yet, but the following teams have expressed interest:

Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
Field update:

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:00 pm

Field update as of 2/2/09:

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)

[edit: ]We are also looking into the possibility of using HSAPQ questions instead of NAQT in order to not conflict with the Blue Hen tournament in Delaware on March 21 (which is also NAQT using IS-83). So far we've received no response yet from HSAPQ as to the availability of Spring questions sets.
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:02 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:We are also looking into the possibility of using HSAPQ questions instead of NAQT in order to not conflict with the Blue Hen tournament in Delaware on March 21 (which is also NAQT using IS-85). (We've received no response yet from HSAPQ as to the availability of Spring questions sets.)
You mean IS-83...?
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:04 pm

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:
Robbie Ram wrote:We are also looking into the possibility of using HSAPQ questions instead of NAQT in order to not conflict with the Blue Hen tournament in Delaware on March 21 (which is also NAQT using IS-85). (We've received no response yet from HSAPQ as to the availability of Spring questions sets.)
You mean IS-83...?

Uh... yeah. IS-83, not IS-85-- sorry! [Info has now been corrected in above post.]
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Mon Feb 02, 2009 1:10 pm

Thanks Michael. :) I heard through the grapevine that Charter would want to host an HSAPQ event this Spring (April, perhaps) but i'm not sure what sets are going to be available then. Would ACF-style set #3 be "over" by that time? Will they create 4 sets? Or 5? I know you don't have the answers, but i'm hoping someone here does since it's a little unclear just how many questions HSAPQ is going to write this year.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:40 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:[edit: ]We are also looking into the possibility of using HSAPQ questions instead of NAQT in order to not conflict with the Blue Hen tournament in Delaware on March 21 (which is also NAQT using IS-83). So far we've received no response yet from HSAPQ as to the availability of Spring questions sets.
It's official: we now have permission to use an HSAPQ set for RAQIT I (set number TBD)... so come on & sign up, all you Delaware & Northern Maryland teams-- we are no longer conflicting with the Blue Hen at U. Del. (yippee)!
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:03 pm

Once you find out the set number, and if i find out that it won't be used elsewhere in April, we would love to come. You made a great choice. :)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

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Field update as of 2/5/09:

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS (DE)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Tue Feb 10, 2009 1:53 pm

We have confirmed that we will be using HSAPQ's ACF question set #4 (see revision to our main posting at the top of this thread). We have also "officially" requested PACE affiliation, so we should have that confirmed shortly.

Don't forget, we are offering early registration & early payment discounts, so don't be shy— sign up now and beat the rush!

Field update as of 2/10/09:

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
TC Williams (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS (DE)
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:48 pm

Registered one team and one buzzer and one moderator/reader (myself).

Hopefully i can be of a help. I really enjoy reading and i'd like to assist in any way that i can.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:27 pm

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:Registered one team and one buzzer and one moderator/reader (myself).

Hopefully i can be of a help. I really enjoy reading and i'd like to assist in any way that i can.
Great! Looking forward to seeing you here!

Update to the previous field update (as of 2/10/09):

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
Caesar Rodney HS (DE)
TC Williams (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Fr. Ken Meehan » Wed Feb 11, 2009 5:27 pm

Mr. Campanara,

Please tell me where (and to whom) to mail our check to get the "early payment" discount by March 12th. Thanks.

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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

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Fr. Ken Meehan wrote:Mr. Campanara,

Please tell me where (and to whom) to mail our check to get the "early payment" discount by March 12th. Thanks.

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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

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Field update (as of 2/12/09):

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
Caesar Rodney HS (DE)
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC)
TC Williams (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by at your pleasure » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:05 pm

I would like to tentatively express some interest.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Fri Feb 13, 2009 12:21 pm

Anti-Climacus wrote:I would like to tentatively express some interest.
Super! Consider your team "interested".

By the way, we are now officially a qualifying event for PACE NSC! Woo hoo!

Field update (as of 2/12/09):

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
Caesar Rodney HS (DE)
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC)
TC Williams (VA)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

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Field update (as of 2/18/09):

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
Caesar Rodney HS (DE)
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC)
TC Williams (VA)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Feb 18, 2009 12:50 pm

Registered teams: invoices will be coming via email by the end of the week... sorry for the delay!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

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Field update (as of 2/23/09):

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
R. E. Lee HS (VA)
South County HS (VA)
TC Williams (VA)
W. T. Woodson HS (VA)
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "A" (DE)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "B" (DE)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Mon Feb 23, 2009 1:07 pm

I sent a e-mail reply, but we're thinking we might be able to bring two teams to this. I don't know when i'll be able to confirm it, but i think i'd be able to find a group of 4 that would want to go as the B Team. I'll try to find out as soon as possible, but it might not be for a while because i'd also have to find a volunteer willing to drive that group along with the A Team two hours from Dover, DE.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Fri Feb 27, 2009 12:44 pm

REMINDER: The early registration deadline for the RAQIT I is March 1. The early payment discount deadline is March 12!

The field is starting to fill up... so sign up soon!

Field update as of 2/27/09:

Registered teams
Annandale HS (VA)
Lake Braddock SS (VA)
Marshall HS "A" (VA)
Marshall HS "B" (VA)
R. E. Lee HS (VA)
South Lakes HS (VA)
T.C. Williams HS (VA)
W. T. Woodson HS (VA)
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "A" (DE)

"Expressed interest"
Fairfax HS (VA)
Falls Church HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
Howard HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "B" (DE)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:06 pm

Field update as of 3/9/09:

Registered teams
Annandale HS "A" (VA)
Annandale HS "B" (VA)
Fairfax HS (VA)
Falls Church HS (VA)
Lake Braddock SS (VA)
Marshall HS "A" (VA)
Marshall HS "B" (VA)
Mount Vernon HS (VA)
R. E. Lee HS (VA)
South Lakes HS (VA)
J.E.B. Stuart HS (VA)
T.C. Williams HS (VA)
W. T. Woodson HS (VA)
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC)
St. Anselm's Abbey School "A" (DC)
St. Anselm's Abbey School "B" (DC)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "A" (DE)

"Expressed interest"
Stone Bridge HS (VA) x 2
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Churchill HS (MD) x 2
Howard HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "B" (DE)
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Thu Mar 05, 2009 7:07 pm

Tentative format update:

The first 4 or 5 rounds will be bracketed round robin matches. The top 1 or 2 teams (and possible additional wild card teams, depending on the final field size) from each preliminary bracket will be re-bracketed for playoff purposes into 2 groups (again depending on the field size) and again play round-robin, with the non playoff teams playing 4 or 5 (yes— dependent on field size) swiss-paired consolation matches using a card system.

The teams from the playoff groups will be paired by win-loss record (1st vs. 2nd, 3rd vs. 4th, etc.) and play a single match to determine 1st through Nth places. In the case of equal W-L records after the playoff round robins, the tie breaker will be PPG during the playoff round robins only followed by overall PPG (if necessary). Finally, in the unlikely event that the #1 - #2 and/or #3 - #4 teams still have an identical W/L record as their counterpart after the placement round, they will play one final match against that team again (i.e. 1st vs. 2nd, 3rd vs. 4th) for the final determination of 1st through 4th places. For final standings purposes, consolation teams will be ranked in order after the playoff teams by overall W-L record, with overall PPG as the tiebreaker.

Assuming I'm doing my math correctly (...which, perhaps, I shouldn't assume...), that means each participating team should have a minimum of 9 rounds of play and a maximum of 12 rounds. We should be able to wrap up the whole tournament by no later than 5:30— and possibly as early as 4:30.

I want to emphasize that this whole format is indeed still tentative, and I welcome comments, questions, and general feedback about it. Do I need to adjust this in some way? If so, how? Does it make sense to everyone? Your thoughts are appreciated!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Mar 11, 2009 4:53 pm

Field update as of 3/11/09:

Registered teams (19 total)
Annandale HS "A" (VA) [paid in advance]
Annandale HS "B" (VA) [paid in advance]
Fairfax HS (VA)
Falls Church HS (VA)
Lake Braddock SS (VA)
Langley HS (VA)
Marshall HS "A" (VA)
Marshall HS "B" (VA)
Mount Vernon HS (VA)
R. E. Lee HS (VA) [paid in advance]
South Lakes HS (VA)
J.E.B. Stuart HS (VA)
T.C. Williams HS (VA) [paid in advance]
W. T. Woodson HS (VA) [paid in advance]
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC) [paid in advance]
St. Anselm's Abbey School "A" (DC)
St. Anselm's Abbey School "B" (DC)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "A" (DE)

"Expressed interest" (and we expect at least 5 of these teams to be "officially" registering soon...)
Stone Bridge HS (VA) x 2
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. (VA) (several teams likely)
Longfellow MS (VA)
South County HS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Churchill HS (MD) x 2
Caesar Rodney HS "B" (DE)

This means we only have 13 remaining spots available for teams who haven't yet officially registered... so sign up soon!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Howard » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:23 pm

Unfortunately, we're not likely to be able to make this tournament. Hopefully, all goes smoothly.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Thu Mar 12, 2009 2:33 pm

Howard wrote:Unfortunately, we're not likely to be able to make this tournament. Hopefully, all goes smoothly.
Sorry you can't make it. Thanks for the well-wishes; things seem to be coming together well so far!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Thu Mar 12, 2009 4:31 pm

Field update as of 3/12/09:

Registered teams (26 total)
Annandale HS "A" (VA) [paid in advance]
Annandale HS "B" (VA) [paid in advance]
Fairfax HS (VA)
Falls Church HS (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "A" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "B" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "C" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "D" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "E" (VA)
Lake Braddock SS (VA)
Langley HS (VA)
Marshall HS "A" (VA)
Marshall HS "B" (VA)
Mount Vernon HS (VA)
R. E. Lee HS (VA) [paid in advance]
South Lakes HS (VA)
J.E.B. Stuart HS (VA)
T.C. Williams HS (VA) [paid in advance]
W. T. Woodson HS (VA) [paid in advance]
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC) [paid in advance]
St. Anselm's Abbey School "A" (DC)
St. Anselm's Abbey School "B" (DC)
Churchill HS "A" (MD)
Churchill HS "B" (MD)
Walt Whitman HS (MD)
Caesar Rodney HS "A" (DE)

"Expressed interest" (and we expect at least 2 of these teams to be "officially" registering soon...)
Stone Bridge HS (VA) x 2
Longfellow MS (VA)
South County HS (VA)
Wilson HS (DC)
Caesar Rodney HS "B" (DE)

This means we only have 6 remaining spots available for teams who haven't yet officially registered... so sign up soon!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:19 pm

TJ has signed up for five teams.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Thu Mar 12, 2009 5:24 pm

hwhite wrote:TJ has signed up for five teams.
Thanks; last field update has been fixed accordingly.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Sun Mar 15, 2009 6:07 pm

Field update as of 3/25/09:

Registered teams (32 total)
Annandale HS "A" (VA) [paid in advance]
Annandale HS "B" (VA) [paid in advance]
Fairfax HS (VA) [paid in advance]
Falls Church HS (VA)
J.E.B. Stuart HS (VA) [paid in advance]
Lake Braddock SS (VA) [paid in advance]
Langley HS (VA)
Longfellow MS (VA)
Madison HS (VA)
Marshall HS (VA) [paid in advance]
Mount Vernon HS (VA)
R. E. Lee HS (VA) [paid in advance]
South County HS (VA)
South Lakes HS (VA)
Stone Bridge HS "A" (VA)
Stone Bridge HS "B" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "A" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "B" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "C" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "D" (VA)
Thomas Jefferson HS for Sci./Tech. "E" (VA)
T.C. Williams HS (VA) [paid in advance]
W. T. Woodson HS (VA) [paid in advance]
Gonzaga Collegiate HS (DC) [paid in advance]
St. Anselm's Abbey School (DC)
Churchill HS "A" (MD) [paid in advance]
Churchill HS "B" (MD) [paid in advance]
Richard Montgomery "A" (MD)
Richard Montgomery "B" (MD)
Walt Whitman HS (MD) [paid in advance]
Caesar Rodney HS "A" (DE)
Caesar Rodney HS "B" (DE)

"Expressed interest" / waiting list
State College Area HS (PA)

[re-edit, yet again:] The field is back to 32 teams thanks to the addition of James Madison HS. If you wish to attend this tournament but haven't yet signed up, you can join the waiting list by registering at the RAQIT I official registration link: http://jwrobinson.wufoo.com/forms/raqit-i-registration/.

[corrected:] PLEASE NOTE that contrary to this tournament's ORIGINAL announcement, we are in fact using HSAPQ questions, not NAQT questions. That also means we no longer conflict with the Blue Hen tournament in Delaware on March 21; therefore, teams who wish to do so may attend both without compromising question integrity!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Haaaaaaaarry Whiiiiiiiiiite » Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:43 pm

It looks like we'll be able to send yet another team. Should we register for the new team separately, or should we re-register completely?
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Angry Babies in Love » Wed Mar 18, 2009 3:54 pm

Robbie Ram wrote:That also means we no longer conflict with the Blue Hen tournament in Delaware on March 28; therefore, teams who wish to do so may attend both without compromising question integrity!
Isn't Blue Hen on the 21st?
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:10 pm

Isn't Blue Hen on the 21st?
Yes. Yes it is.
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:25 pm

ImaPC wrote:
Isn't Blue Hen on the 21st?
Yes. Yes it is.
Fixed... sorry!
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Re: RAQIT I (03/28/09) @ Robinson SS, Fairfax, VA

Post by Robbie Ram » Wed Mar 18, 2009 4:41 pm

I've updated the field again (see earlier post) after a couple of "B" teams dropped out. That puts us back at 32 teams, so I'm closing official registration at this point. Not-yet-registered teams who may still wish to attend can join a waiting list in case any other teams disappear before next Wednesday, at which time the field will be considered "finalized".
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