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North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Tue Jun 02, 2009 9:12 am

For those of you in NC planning to host tournaments or planning to attend, here are some dates to consider:

Bonfire of the Manatees II - 11/14/09 (tentative - this will move if it conflicts with the Brookwood tournament)
Belles' Bowl (St. Mary's) - already claimed - 2/20/2010
Right Triangle Open - 2/27/2010
Speedway Shootout IV - 10/17/09
Robinson Invitational - 1/30/2010 (tentative)

NCOAST - 3/13/2010 (at Early College of Guilford)


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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by smithp5 » Tue Jun 02, 2009 2:06 pm

The Early College at Guilford would like to add February 6th, 2010 as the date for Quaker Bowl II. As you might expect, it will take place on Guilford College's campus. More details about the event will be coming soon.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by smithp5 » Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:34 am

Thought it might be nice to post the North Carolina events in one calendar. Please notice the date change for NCOAST (now listed as 3/20) due to the SAT.

08/22/09
08/29/09
09/05/09
09/12/09
09/19/09
09/26/09
10/03/09
10/10/09 SAT Date
10/17/09 Speedway Shootout IV, Robinson High School
10/24/09
10/31/09
11/07/09 SAT Date
11/14/09 Bonfire of the Humanities, Raleigh Charter High School
11/21/09
11/28/09
12/05/09 SAT Date
12/12/09
12/19/09
12/26/09
01/02/10
01/09/10
01/16/10
01/23/10 SAT Date
01/30/10 Robinson Invitational V, Robinson High School
02/06/10 Quaker Bowl II, Early College at Guilford
02/13/10
02/20/10 Belles' Bowl, St. Mary's School
02/27/10 Right Triangle Open, Raleigh Charter High School
03/06/10
03/13/10 SAT Date
03/20/10 NCOAST (State Tournament), The Early College at Guilford
03/27/10
04/03/10
04/10/10
04/17/10
04/24/10
05/01/10 SAT Date
05/08/10
05/15/10
05/22/10
05/29/10
06/05/10 SAT Date
06/12/10
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by schsquizbowl » Fri Jun 05, 2009 9:38 am

South Caldwell High School (Hudson, NC) plans to hosts the Western NC Shootout III on March 6. Despite its inception as a regional tournament, this event is now open to all comers and will be for the foreseeable future.

08/22/09
08/29/09
09/05/09
09/12/09
09/19/09
09/26/09
10/03/09
10/10/09 SAT Date
10/17/09 Speedway Shootout IV, Robinson High School
10/24/09
10/31/09
11/07/09 SAT Date
11/14/09 Bonfire of the Humanities, Raleigh Charter High School
11/21/09
11/28/09
12/05/09 SAT Date
12/12/09
12/19/09
12/26/09
01/02/10
01/09/10
01/16/10
01/23/10 SAT Date
01/30/10 Robinson Invitational V, Robinson High School
02/06/10 Quaker Bowl II, Early College at Guilford
02/13/10
02/20/10 Belles' Bowl, St. Mary's School
02/27/10 Right Triangle Open, Raleigh Charter High School
03/06/10 Western NC Shootout III, South Caldwell High School
03/13/10 SAT Date
03/20/10 NCOAST (State Tournament), The Early College at Guilford
03/27/10
04/03/10
04/10/10
04/17/10
04/24/10
05/01/10 SAT Date
05/08/10
05/15/10
05/22/10
05/29/10
06/05/10 SAT Date
06/12/10
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Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Wed Jun 17, 2009 12:08 am

I have absolutely no affiliation with the UNC club in this matter, but after cross-checking the above database with the UNC football schedule, I would strongly suspect that the Tar Heel Cup will be held on September 26th this year. (November 21st is also an outside possibility.)
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Post by rchschem » Wed Jun 17, 2009 5:28 pm

Inter et Inter wrote: I would strongly suspect that the Tar Heel Cup will be held on September 26th this year.
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Post by rchschem » Wed Jun 24, 2009 8:58 am

Disregard other date tables in this thread.

08/22/09
08/29/09
09/05/09
09/12/09
09/19/09
09/26/09 Tar Heel Cup, UNC
10/03/09
10/10/09 SAT Date
10/17/09
10/24/09 Speedway Shootout IV, Robinson High School
10/31/09
11/07/09 Celebrity Shoot, Duke
11/14/09 Bonfire of the Humanities, Raleigh Charter High School
11/21/09 Pirate Academic Challenge (Brookwood mirror), Porter Ridge High School
11/28/09
12/05/09 SAT Date
12/12/09
12/19/09
12/26/09
01/02/10
01/09/10
01/16/10
01/23/10 SAT Date
01/30/10 Robinson Invitational V, Robinson High School
02/06/10 Quaker Bowl II, Early College at Guilford
02/13/10
02/20/10 Belles' Bowl, St. Mary's School
02/27/10 Right Triangle Open, Raleigh Charter High School
03/06/10 Western NC Shootout III, South Caldwell High School
03/13/10 NCOAST (State Tournament), The Early College at Guilford
03/20/10
03/27/10
04/03/10
04/10/10 Hoggard Tournament (16 team limit!), Hoggard High School
04/17/10
04/24/10
05/01/10 SAT Date
05/08/10
05/15/10
05/22/10
05/29/10
06/05/10 SAT Date
06/12/10
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Post by rchschem » Wed Jul 08, 2009 8:12 am

Word is there will only be one year-long season of Brain Game this year on WRAL. This means 24 matches instead of 18, with the playoffs in the spring. Budget cuts.

This leaves more opportunities for you to attend traditional quizbowl events without conflict. Also, WRAL is aware of our announced schedule and is attempting to accommodate NCATA by arranging Brain Game taping dates away from our events. We'll see - TV production schedules are juggernauts, but it's nice they are making the effort.

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Post by ProsperoSMS » Fri Jul 10, 2009 2:36 pm

Have you heard dates for any BG prelims? I'm wondering if I missed a message...
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Post by rchschem » Fri Jul 10, 2009 5:39 pm

They haven't finalized the taping schedule (as of this earlier this week) yet, but will send out the requests as soon as they do. I suspect it will be easier to get a date as there will likely be the same number of teams applying for more opportunities.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Mon Aug 17, 2009 11:17 am

The Bonfire of the Humanities will use an as yet unassigned HSAPQ set for the tournament on Nov. 14. If you are concerned about the level of difficulty at last year's tournament, this should not be a problem. We will have entirely new problems this year, I promise.

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Post by rchschem » Thu Aug 20, 2009 7:09 am

I have added the Tar Heel Cup, Sept. 26, to the calendar above, suitable for printing.
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Post by rchschem » Tue Sep 15, 2009 10:11 am

The Brain Game taping schedule has been released. If you're interested in playing, contact the producer at braingame AT nc.rr.com. There is only one season this year, with only 4 fall taping dates, and playoffs in the spring.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:16 am

(crossposted from the Tournament Announcement page, but with more NC details)

The second Bonfire of the Manatees tournament will be held at Raleigh Charter High School, in Raleigh, NC, on November 14, 2009. This tournament is open to any and all high school teams.

We will be using an HSAPQ set. Prelim round play will be Swiss-paired in real time; teams will play 7 prelim rounds. The top 4 teams will advance to a round robin playoff. We expect all teams to play through the first 7 rounds regardless of record or likelihood of advancing to the playoffs, as early departures hose the ranking system. We are adding one more round to give more teams more chances to play in the earlier rounds, but reducing the number of playoff teams as a counter to that. We appreciate that some of our teams come from several hours away.

Costs are $60 for the first team and $50 for each additional team from a school. A $10 buzzer discount will be given for each working buzzer (max $20).

Currently, we have teams from Early College of Guilford, Early College Academy, Pasquotank County HS, Robinson, Greensboro Day, Johnston County Middle College, and Richmond County registered. Registration will remain open until the Thursday before the tournament (Nov. 12).

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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by AlphaQuizBowler » Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:09 pm

Anyone in North Carolina interested in coming down to Alpharetta to play our JV tournament on October 31? As far as I can tell, it's the nearest Fall Novice mirror.
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Post by rchschem » Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:56 pm

I'll pass it around. Us and Robinson are usually the only teams that travel that far. We're also still waiting to hear when (and if) Duke will hold the Celebrity Shoot mirror, which is often around that time.
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Post by rchschem » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:22 pm

The Bonfire of the Manatees is now PACE (ch-ching) affliliated. Finishing in the top 4 will earn you a berth at the PACE NSC in Fairfax in June.

Registration is still open for the tournament. The field is at a slightly disappointing 15 right now.
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Post by AKKOLADE » Wed Oct 14, 2009 12:36 pm

rchschem wrote:Finishing in the top 4 will earn you a berth at the PACE NSC in Fairfax in June.
If the field draws 20 to 39 teams. If less than 20 attend, two would qualify; if more than 39 attend, eight would qualify.

Also, if the tournament is certified gold, two additional teams qualify (in addition to the # qualifying per how many teams attend); if it's platinum, four additional teams qualify.
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Post by rchschem » Wed Oct 14, 2009 1:49 pm

Thanks for clarifying.

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Post by rchschem » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:08 pm

The NCATA website has been updated (sorry, I kind of forgot it) with the current tournament schedule and results, including stats for THC and Speedway.

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Post by azngod1992 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:10 pm

I hope everyone enjoyed this year's rendition of Duke's Celebrity Shootout. I would like to thank everyone who came for attending and would like to welcome everyone back to next year's Celebrity Shootout.

Duke is thinking about hosting a tournament sometime next spring, with either a HSAPQ or NAQT set. However, we have yet to decide whether 1) this will occur and 2) if it will, when exactly and 3) what question provider we will use (HSAPQ or NAQT). Any input to date and/or question provider from you guys will be greatly appreciated.
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Post by rchschem » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:26 pm

You can see the calendar above. The dates are current, except that NCOAST is moving to 3/13 instead of 3/20.

edit: didn't read my own calendar.
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Post by ProsperoSMS » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:36 pm

Are you talking about RTO or NCOAST? I thought NCOAST was changing, but 2/27 is the RTO date?
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ProsperoSMS wrote:Are you talking about RTO or NCOAST? I thought NCOAST was changing, but 2/27 is the RTO date?
You're right, and I read and wrote the wrong date. I have fixed it.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by SpauldingQB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:04 pm

So judging from the calendar, it looks like there's room for a season-ending tournament just before break (12/12 or 12/19) would teams be interested (or able, for that matter, I know it's a bit out of the way) in coming to Wilmington for a regular NAQT tournament? I imagine Raleigh teams could make it pretty easily, but charlotte kids may have more trouble... =/ anyways, this post is really just to gauge interest before we put in an order. (as per all NAQT tournaments, top 15% would qualify for nationals.)
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SpauldingQB wrote:So judging from the calendar, it looks like there's room for a season-ending tournament just before break (12/12 or 12/19) would teams be interested (or able, for that matter, I know it's a bit out of the way) in coming to Wilmington for a regular NAQT tournament? I imagine Raleigh teams could make it pretty easily, but charlotte kids may have more trouble... =/ anyways, this post is really just to gauge interest before we put in an order. (as per all NAQT tournaments, top 15% would qualify for nationals.)
Any chance I could sell you on the New Trier Varsity set? It'll be available for 12/19 at $12/team (significantly less than an IS set), will be slightly harder than an IS set, and (assuming you meet other requirements) will make you an NSC qualifier.
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Post by rchschem » Mon Nov 09, 2009 3:55 pm

SpauldingQB wrote:So judging from the calendar, it looks like there's room for a season-ending tournament just before break (12/12 or 12/19) would teams be interested (or able, for that matter, I know it's a bit out of the way) in coming to Wilmington for a regular NAQT tournament? I imagine Raleigh teams could make it pretty easily, but charlotte kids may have more trouble... =/ anyways, this post is really just to gauge interest before we put in an order. (as per all NAQT tournaments, top 15% would qualify for nationals.)
RCHS will be at Maggie Walker in Richmond on 12/12, so we're out.
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Post by SpauldingQB » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:32 pm

hmmm 12/19 then? although that might be cutting it too close to winter break...well if it works out it works out, if theres not enough demand, so be it. (also, @new trier, that sounds like a great deal. what lvl do you think theyd be, HSNCT or a bit below that?)
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Post by jonah » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:35 pm

SpauldingQB wrote:hmmm 12/19 then? although that might be cutting it too close to winter break...well if it works out it works out, if theres not enough demand, so be it. (also, @new trier, that sounds like a great deal. what lvl do you think theyd be, HSNCT or a bit below that?)
I would say similar to HSNCT in difficulty, but more ACF-like in style and distribution. Shoot me an email if you're interested; I'd love to get the set mirrored in the Carolinas.
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Post by godwinqb » Mon Nov 09, 2009 9:50 pm

is NCOAST on the 13th of March? I know the SAT is that day, as well as Wilmington and Charlotte regionals for Science Olympiad. If NCOAST is the 13th, it's unlikely that Hoggard could go due to these conflicts
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godwinqb wrote:is NCOAST on the 13th of March? I know the SAT is that day, as well as Wilmington and Charlotte regionals for Science Olympiad. If NCOAST is the 13th, it's unlikely that Hoggard could go due to these conflicts
We were all set for 3/20 and then a conflict with the site arose. Sorry about that--we were trying to accommodate everyone, and that usually turns out to be impossible.
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Post by SpauldingQB » Tue Nov 10, 2009 5:21 pm

Ok, judging from other coach's responses it looks like 12/19 is going to work out better than 12/12. In addition, some new teams from the Carteret county area (who have, sadly not been playing "Good Quiz Bowl") have expressed interest, so for the sake of expanding the circuit etc. etc. it looks like a HSNCT level packet is probably not a good idea (and, frankly, aside from RCHS and a few other teams, most NC schools would probably find them too difficult as well.) Eric, is there anyway I can get in touch with other coaches from around the state (in particular the eastern half of the state) since it looks like only 3 or so are actually active on the boards?
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Post by rchschem » Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:29 pm

SpauldingQB wrote: Eric, is there anyway I can get in touch with other coaches from around the state (in particular the eastern half of the state) since it looks like only 3 or so are actually active on the boards?
Through the NCATA group. I'll also forward you some mailing lists. I assume you have a different email now--send me your address.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by friendswithdave » Tue Dec 15, 2009 7:55 pm

This thread seems to have lost steam. Does anyone know if there is still going to be a Tournament in the Wilmington, NC area on 12/19? If so, more details would be welcome.
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Post by rchschem » Wed Dec 16, 2009 9:39 am

I sent Sam my contact list but my guess is that with most school systems starting their winter break and many dealing with exams that the date has no traction. We seem to have a place for a December tournament in NC should anyone be interested in providing one.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by godwinqb » Wed Dec 16, 2009 3:15 pm

yeah I sent out some emails but very little interest was shown, probably due to time constraints. look for us to have a tournament in late spring, though. there seems to be very little between NCOAST and nationals in may, so we'll probably pick a date somewhere between those two
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godwinqb wrote: between NCOAST and nationals in may
This would be great.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by godwinqb » Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:32 pm

Okay so I looked at all the weekends between NCOAST (3/13) and NAQT nationals (5/29) and the best dates for hoggard to host a tourney were 4/3 and 4/10. slight conflicts exist for both dates; the 3rd is towards the end of our spring break and the ACT is on the 10th. however, those are the two dates on the table. if anyone is interested in attending and has a preference for one date or the other, please let me know. we hope to have a specific date determined and all necessary information available by January 15th.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by friendswithdave » Fri Jan 01, 2010 4:37 pm

Gregg, Easter is on 4/4, so turnout on 4/3 could be very light with many people travelling on Easter weekend.
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By the way, thanks Gregg for the PM!
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by godwinqb » Sun Jan 10, 2010 2:17 pm

I have posted the announcement for Hoggard's season-ending tournament (April 10 in Wilmington, NC) under the tournament announcements thread. check it out!
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Post by rchschem » Fri Jan 22, 2010 8:24 am

Reminding everyone that the Right Triangle Open will be held Feb. 27 at Raleigh Charter. In the past this has been a mid-march tournament but this year the calendar seems to have jumped up a month.

The tournament uses a three-part format: directed team category questions in the first part (one each to a team and then a tossup, a la PLQB), a 15 question themed worksheet, and a 10 TU/bonus section.

I am trying to respond to the feelings of the field and holding back on my fetish with designing progressively weirder match schedules and instead offer this: 5 Swiss-paired rounds before lunch, one after, and then a single elimination playoff among the top 8 teams (or 16, depending on field size). Teams will be seeded for the playoffs on the basis of rankings at the end of regular play (the Swiss system sorting everyone out automatically). There will be no consolation rounds (unless some remaining teams want to play the questions while they wait). Stats will be collected for both the prelims and playoffs.

Fee Schedule:

$55 for the first team, $45 per additional team, with a $10 per working buzzer discount (no limit).

This generally runs faster than the Bonfire tournament because of the nature of the questions and that our staff is better trained in the spring.

Contact me if you want to register: egrunden AT raleighcharterhs DOT org.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by Zip Zap Rap Pants » Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:21 am

Let me take this opportunity to shamelessly advertise my baseball-entitled tournament to a baseball-loving state: The Chris Ray (as in, the pitcher) Memorial Open will be on 3/20, which is the week after NCOAST since that was moved up one. It's at the College of William and Mary which, for research triangle area teams, is 3-3 1/2 hours away. Okay I know that's far but you'll probably be eligible for the 200 mile travel discount (if it's close just ask me) and there are plenty of good hotels to stay at in Williamsburg. Finally, if you have to spend the night, it's a great place to take your team for a little R&R and sightseeing with Colonial Williamsburg right next door along with Busch Gardens and a Ripley's Believe or Not museum. Plus, speaking of baseball, you can watch some pretty good Tribe games at Plumeri Park any day Friday-Sunday against UMass (tickets are from $5-$7). Highlight of the pre-season: can former football standout (at WR and QB) RJ Archer match his performance on the mound as he switches sports for the spring of his senior year?

I want to grab some NC teams because 3/20 is also the date of Delaware's Blue Hen invitational, so the Maryland teams that would normally come from 3 hours away will probably be there. Details can be found here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=9392, spread the word!

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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by limehouse » Tue Feb 09, 2010 10:38 am

Has anybody heard if Salisbury is doing a tournament in April?
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Mon Feb 15, 2010 8:23 am

Right Triangle Open Field Update (crosspost)

Schools/Teams/Buzzers

Field Update (2/15)

School/Teams/Buzzers

Early College at Guilford 3 1
Cobra Kings 2 1
Johnston County Middle College 2
Jordan Matthews 2
Pasquotank County HS 1
Richmond County 1 1
TJ Classical 1 2
Greensboro Day 1
Chapel Hill 1
Nash Central 1 1
Carrboro 1 1
Enloe 1

There's still plenty of space left and plenty of time to register!
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Fri Feb 26, 2010 8:32 am

At Saturday's RTO I will have data for coaches and players to evaluate in order to pick the members of the 2010 NCATA All-Star team. I've put together the results of all the tournaments in NC this year for which I have individual stats (Bonfire, Speedway Shootout, Tar Heel Cup, Belles' Bowl) by player. These will be available at checkin so that you can hopefully see some of these players play if you've not seen them before. We'll be voting as we did last year, by instant runoff--you'll rank your top 8 players 8-1 (whether they are statistically the top 8 or not) and I'll tally all the votes by rank to find the top 8: the player with the most points is #1.

I will post this information on the NCATA website for evaluation and put a copy of the ballot there as well, and I will promote this through the listserv.

It's too bad we had two tournaments wiped out by snow, but at least we have the 4 we have.

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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by SpauldingQB » Sun Feb 28, 2010 1:07 am

Congratulations to the Cobra Kings for winning, and to Raleigh Charter for hosting, what I hear was an thoroughly enjoyable tournament.

UPDATE on Hoggard Invitational:

BIG NEWS: This tournament will likely now be a mirror of Yale University's famous high school tournament, BHSAT! (Bulldog High School Academic Tournament)

mACF format, regular high-school difficulty, 16 team cap, but if >10 teams sign up it will still be held with a different bracketing style to fit the field.

Field Update!
The following teams have expressed interest in attending (according to people who I asked about it)

Raleigh Charter High School (two teams?)

W.G. Enloe Magnet School (two teams, maybe three)

Hickory Ridge High School (at least one team, I hear)




email Gregg Godwin at zepimpja@gmail.com to register,
email me, Sam Spaulding, at samuel.spaulding@yale.edu for questions about format, question type, etc.
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Mon Mar 01, 2010 8:27 am

Also, registration is ongoing for NCOAST, on March 13 at Guilford College. This is the state tournament, and it is an open tournament, so there are no qualifying events. Just come and play.

All we ask is that you bring a coach/player/assistant who is willing to read or score for matches, as staffing will definitely be a challenge.

Fees:
First Team: $60
Additional teams: $50
Buzzer discount: $10 per working buzzer, limit 2

Source is NAQT; as such you are subject to their eligibility rules.

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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Tue Mar 09, 2010 1:22 pm

Results for the Western NC Shootout, held at South Caldwell on 3/6:

Quarters
Patton over Freedom B
Freedom A upsets Cave Spring (by 10)
Hickory Ridge over Bassett
Robinson over T Jefferson

Semis
Patton over Robinson
Freedom A over Hickory Ridge

T Jefferson over Freedom B
Cave Spring over Bassett

Final
Patton over Freedom A
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Re: North Carolina 2009-2010

Post by rchschem » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:13 pm

NCOAST Registration is now closed. The field is as follows:

School/Varsity Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
Raleigh Charter 4 4 2
Greensboro Day 2 1
Northeast Guilford 2
Robinson 2
Early College Academy 2 1
Jordan Matthews 2 1 2
Richmond County 1 1
Cobra Kings 1 1 0
Early College at Guilford 1 1
Green Hope 1
NCSSM 1 1 1
Weddington 1 1 1
Porter Ridge 1
Carrboro 1 1
Broughton 1
TJ Classical 1 2
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