University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

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University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:17 am

This is the general announcement for the inaugural University of South Carolina Spring Tournament. This is a high school academic quizbowl tournament to be hosted by the Academic Team at the University of South Carolina on Saturday, April 18. The tournament is open to any high school team that wishes to attend regardless of location.

REGISTRATION: Please e- mail me at ericd25@hotmail.com with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you want to bring, and an email address where you can be contacted with details. Feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending.

LOCATION: This tournament will take place in the Welsh Humanities Classroom Building on the campus of the University of South Carolina in Columbia. Registration will begin at 8:00 and end at 9:00. Following morning announcements, play will begin at 9:15.

DIRECTIONS: We will be playing in the Welsh Humanities Classroom Building at USC. You can see the Cocky mascot pointing to it on this map. Please note that the Welsh Humanities Office Building is right next to the classroom building, so make sure you go to the classroom building.

http://www.sc.edu/cgi-bin/uscmap/uscmap ... er&data=55

There is plenty of free parking close to the Humanities Classroom Building near the Capstone Dorm, and our team members will escort you from Capstone to the Humanities Building. To get to Capstone:

From West I-26 or North I-77
From I-26, follow 126 to Columbia, take Huger Street exit, left on Gervais Street, right on
Barnwell Street and then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street,
From I-77
Take I-277 to Bull Street, then left on Pendleton Street, right on Barnwell Street and then
Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.
From East - I-20
From I-20, take I-277 to Bull Street, then left on Pendleton Street, right on Barnwell Street and
then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.
From East- I-26
From I-26, take U.S. 378 exit east to Columbia, street name changes to Gervais Street, right on
Barnwell Street and then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.
From West- I-20
From I-20, take I-26 east exit, follow I-126 into Columbia, then take Huger Street, left on
Gervais Street, right on Barnwell Street and then Capstone is the second building on your left after Pendleton Street.

AFFILIATION: This tournament is affiliated with the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence and will be an opportunity to qualify for the National Scholastics Championship (pace-nsc.org), which is run by PACE and will occur at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA on May 23 & 24, 2009.

QUESTIONS: The questions will be provided by High School Academic Pyramid Questions (hsapq.com). We will use the “ACF 4” set. Sample HSAPQ packets are available for free online at http://hsapq.com/sample.html .

FORMAT: We expect to cap the field at 20 teams. The format will vary depending on the number of teams that register, but we will strive to offer all teams at least 10 games, and we will keep individual statistics. Trophies will be awarded to the top four teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top eight individual scorers as well as to the players of the top team.

RULES: We will use HSAPQ rules for ACF format sets, which are located online at: http://hsapq.com/hsapq_acf_rules.pdf .

We encourage coaches and players to familiarize themselves with these rules prior to the event, and we will have a brief overview of the rules on the morning of the tournament.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:
-The fee structure is as follows:
Base fee: $60 for the first team, $50 for each additional team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $10 off school's total fee for one fully functional system, $5 off for each additional system (control box and eight activators all work).

Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, student who is not playing, etc. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games not involving the team with which they are affiliated. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (except finals) in order to receive credit for their school. There is no limit to the number of staffers you can bring.

Minimum fee: $40 per team

METHOD OF PAYMENT: We will accept payment on the day of the tournament by cash or check, and we will provide receipts on site. Please contact me as soon as possible if other methods of payment are necessary so that we can make appropriate arrangements. Checks should be made payable to the “Academic Team at USC.”

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, though only four may play at one time. There are two substitution opportunities in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day—no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only three players. Teams consisting of fewer than three players may not play without my express prior permission.

FOOD: We will provide assorted donuts, bagels, juice, and milk the morning of the tournament. Lunch will not be provided. There are a large number of eateries on and around campus, and we will provide teams with a food guide.

Please e-mail me if you have any further questions. We aim to put on a great event for all teams who attend.

Eric Douglass

Tournament Director, University of South Carolina Spring Tournament
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/08

Post by ... and the chaos of Mexican modernity » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:44 pm

Mr. Douglass, please send a registration packet to North Myrtle Beach.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/08

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Jan 21, 2009 1:54 pm

Will do.
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Post by Gow Lo » Tue Jan 27, 2009 8:57 am

Please send/email Spartanburg a registration form as well...


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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Tue Jan 27, 2009 10:17 am

Will do!
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by AKKOLADE » Fri Jan 30, 2009 1:17 pm

I changes all references to 2008 to 2009 for your convenience, Eric.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Fri Jan 30, 2009 5:25 pm

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Post by Nuclear Densometer Test » Sun Feb 15, 2009 7:57 pm

Excellent! Southside is definitely interested in coming.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Mon Feb 16, 2009 1:42 pm

This post is reserved for listing the teams registered or interested in the tournament.

The following teams have officially registered:

Dorman A (2 buzzers)
Dorman B
Dorman C
Irmo (1 buzzer)
Lower Richland (1 buzzer)
Williston-Elko
Spartanburg
Southside A(3 buzzers)
Southside B
Southside C
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:01 pm

This tournament will take place in the Humanities Classroom Building on the USC campus. I have updated the general announcement to reflect this. Registration will take place from 8:00-9:00 in room 202, and play will begin at 9:15.
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:48 am

In the next few days, we will be mailing teams across the state information on this tournament. The mailing will include a cover letter and a copy of the general announcement that can be found at the top of this thread. Although we are sending invites to every team that has expressed interest in this thread as well as invites to numerous other teams we think might be interested, please note that this is not an invitational tournament; anyone can register even if you haven't received an invite. Also note that you can register simply by emailing me at ericd25@hotmail.com . Just put "registration" in the subject line and tell me how many teams, buzzers, and volunteers you plan on bringing.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Mon Mar 23, 2009 9:40 pm

I just wanted to give an update on our tournament. There's still plenty of space for this event. Mail me at ericd25@hotmail.com to register. Thanks!

The following teams have officially registered:

Dorman A (2 buzzers)
Dorman B
Dorman C
Irmo (1 buzzer)
Lower Richland (1 buzzer)
Williston-Elko
Spartanburg
Southside A(3 buzzers)
Southside B
Southside C
Greenville Technical Charter (1 buzzer)
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Mon Apr 13, 2009 12:17 pm

With less than a week to go, we have 13 teams signed up. If 1 more team signs up, I will cap the field at 14 teams.

I'm contacting registered teams in the next day or two with the tournament details once more. Once again, registration will be from 8 to 9 in the Welsh Humanities Classroom Building, and we will meet in room 202. If anyone has any questions, feel free to contact me.
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Tue Apr 14, 2009 2:23 pm

The field is again 13, with a cap of 14.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Sun Apr 19, 2009 1:03 pm

Congratulations to Southside A, who went undefeated in the first ever USC Spring Tournament. Mudkip finished 2nd. I'll post the stats soon, but I'm looking over a few things that need to be corrected. Thanks everyone for coming to our tournament; we hope you all had a good time. I look forward to hosting more tournaments at USC in the future.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Apr 22, 2009 12:52 am

Congratulations once again to Southside A for their win in the first ever USC Spring Tournament. In second place was Mudkip, followed by Irmo and Dorman A. The top 8 individual scorers were as follows: Wes (Mudkip), Ming Lin (Southside A), Vivek (Irmo), Amit (Southside B), Akshay (Southside C), Victoria (Mudkip), Azissa (Dorman A), and Sidney (Spartanburg). Full stats are posted here. http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings Sorry for the delay, but I had to correct a few errors that went unnoticed by me at the tournament site.

I would like to thank all teams for coming to this event. It was a true pleasure hosting so many great teams, and I hope that we can host more tournaments at USC in the near future. Special thanks to the tournament staff, the coaches, and to Matt Weiner for answering a number of my tournament hosting-related questions.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Wed Apr 22, 2009 1:28 am

Could you enable round report?
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everyday847 wrote:Could you enable round report?
Et tu, Watkins?
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:12 am

These weren't really Dorman's A, B, and C teams, were they? The bonus conversion is quite low for them. They attended VCU on the same day... that's pretty great for their school that they came up with 5 teams to attend two tournaments 400 miles from one another on the same date. They did a pretty nice job considering.
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:26 am

Yeah, they weren't the actual Dorman A and B teams, who were up at VCU. But the A team at our event was quite good, and the B and C teams were composed of mainly very young players, some of whom were from the 9th grade academy at DHS, I believe.
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Post by ClemsonQB » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:06 am

Parson Smirk wrote:Yeah, they weren't the actual Dorman A and B teams, who were up at VCU. But the A team at our event was quite good, and the B and C teams were composed of mainly very young players, some of whom were from the 9th grade academy at DHS, I believe.
Dorman's Freshman Campus is certainly no academy, but everyone on the B & C (regular D & E) teams is a freshman (At least, I know they aren't sophomores, juniors or seniors...).
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:19 am

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:These weren't really Dorman's A, B, and C teams, were they? The bonus conversion is quite low for them. They attended VCU on the same day...
Didn't you just answer your own question?
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:41 am

Jeremy Gibbs Free Energy wrote:
Caesar Rodney HS wrote:These weren't really Dorman's A, B, and C teams, were they? The bonus conversion is quite low for them. They attended VCU on the same day...
Didn't you just answer your own question?
Yes i did, thank you for noticing and wasting your time pointing out something completely meaningless and frivolous.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Apr 22, 2009 11:50 am

Watch it.
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Re: University of South Carolina Spring Tournament, 4/18/09

Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:28 pm

everyday847 wrote:Could you enable round report?
Here you go, dude.

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
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Post by Mechanical Beasts » Thu Apr 23, 2009 11:51 pm

Sweet. Don't mean to me a bother; I just wanted to make sure there weren't any outlier rounds for future uses of this set.
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Post by Ethnic history of the Vilnius region » Fri Apr 24, 2009 12:05 am

No bother at all, Andy.
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