ASCII One (December 12th, 2009) at Arcadia High School, CA

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ASCII One (December 12th, 2009) at Arcadia High School, CA

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Arcadia Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce:

ASCII One (Arcadia’s Southern California Introductory Invitational)


LOCATION: Arcadia High School, 180 Campus Dr., Arcadia CA 91007

DATE: The tournament will be held on December 12th, 2009. Check-in begins at 8:30 am, and the first round should begin around 9 am. Schedules will be distributed at check-in. Check in location is TBA.

FORMAT: The tournament will be using the Fall High School Novice Tournament set. The set has been written by experienced high school and collegiate players, is written for novice high school players. The tournament will, for the most part, adhere to NAQT Rules. Each round will be run as untimed, 10-question halves, with a preliminary round robin followed by reseeding based on results from the round robin phase. Seedings in the individual sub-brackets will be determined by the overall win-loss record.

ELIGIBILITY: This tournament is intended to be a novice tournament, and thus is open for all players in their first or second year participating in quiz bowl who did not score over 10 PP20TU at the 2009 NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC. If you are not sure about your eligibility, or do not fall under those guidelines If you are in your third or fourth year playing quiz bowl and would still like to play, email me at [email protected] . Eligibility will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis.


PRICING STRUCTURE:
Base fee = $65
-$10 for each team after the first
-$10 for teams traveling more than 90 miles, according to Google Maps (From your school to our school, no rounding up)
-$10 for teams that have not competed in non-NAQT tournaments since 9/1/08
-$10 for each fully-functional buzzer system with 4 working buzzers, teams may bring more than one buzzer

Minimum fee = $25/team

Please make checks payable to: Arcadia High School Quiz Bowl. Please do not make a check out to any other person or entity. Checks or cash will be due at the start of the tournament during registration. Should your team not be able to provide the payment at this time, and would like to send their registration fee in advance or later, please contact the Tournament Director at [email protected] to make the proper arrangements.

We are setting a registration deadline for Wednesday, December 9th, 2009. Any registrations received after 11:59 on December 10th, 2009 will be subject to a $10 late fee.

PRIZES: Prizes will be offered to the top teams, as well as to the top individual scorers.

REGISTRATION: The tournament director will be Alex Wang. The advisor of this tournament will be Mr. Christopher Schultz. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Alex Wang at [email protected] with the following information:


1) Your school's name
2) Coach (or representative) name and e-mail address
3) The number of teams you are bringing
4) The number of buzzer systems

Updates about the tournament will primarily be through the Southern California High School Quiz Bowl listserv; in addition, they should also be posted online on the tournament announcement section on hsquizbowl.org.

Information regarding places to eat, directions to the school and directions to local eateries will be provided to all registered teams.

If you have any questions about any of this, please e-mail Alex Wang at [email protected]

Thanks and hope to see you December 12th,
Alex Wang
Tournament Director, ASCII One
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Re: ASCII One (December 12th, 2009) at Arcadia High School, CA

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Current Field:
Rancho Bernardo x3
Diamond Bar x2
San Dieguito x2
La Jolla x3
Tustin x1
Santa Monica x2
Arcadia (house) x1

Total: 14
Cap: 14
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If I can get a ride, I will staff this fine tournament. Also, I think that you should reevaluate the 10 PP20TU limit and instead let this be open to everyone in their first and second years.
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We (most likely) will not require additional staffers, however, if need arises, we will contact you.

If a player scored over 10 PP20TH, we're afraid they might dominate the field and prevent other players from gaining more experience. However, if we don't have enough teams playing, we may add in that revision.
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Irwin R Schyster wrote:We (most likely) will not require additional staffers, however, if need arises, we will contact you.

If a player scored over 10 PP20TH, we're afraid they might dominate the field and prevent other players from gaining more experience. However, if we don't have enough teams playing, we may add in that revision.
From a cursory search of the HSNCT results, I find two players that are rising sophomores that would be excluded, assuming their schools sent teams. Please, use common sense.
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I agree with what Donald says. Also, individual statistics aren't flawless indicators of skill level; and players that are marginally better should be winning games anyway.
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We will still be evaluating players who aren't eligible but still want to play on a case-by-case basis.

Also, how do you find who's a rising sophomore from the HSNCT stats?
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Irwin R Schyster wrote:We will still be evaluating players who aren't eligible but still want to play on a case-by-case basis.

Also, how do you find who's a rising sophomore from the HSNCT stats?
The top five freshmen...
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We have discussed it and will amend the eligibility guidelines to include all first or second year players, but after that, players in their third or fourth years will still be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Email me at [email protected] if you have any additional questions.

The top post has been edited to reflect this decision.
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Irwin R Schyster wrote: The set has been written by experienced high school and collegiate players, is written for novice high school players.
So what questions will be used exactly?
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The Fall Novice Set, I do believe.
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Irwin R Schyster wrote:FORMAT: The tournament will be using the Fall High School Novice Tournament set. The set has been written by experienced high school and collegiate players, is written for novice high school players.
Yeah, Fall Novice.
Although David, you probably shouldn't be coming to this. This is meant for novice players, and you're...not novice. Theres really nothing to stop you, but please use personal judgement.
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George and I can staff for this. Unless you change the date or we get snowed in.
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We are setting a registration deadline for Wednesday, December 9th, 2009. Any emails sent to me after this 11:59 p.m. Wednesday night will be will be subject to a $10 late fee. This has been reflected in the original post.
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December 10th is a Thursday.
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Fixed.
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How's the field?
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Scroll up.
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SAMO's most likely sending one team, maybe two. I can let you know for sure on Monday...

EDIT: or Tuesday, my guy flaked on me- sorry
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Sorry to anyone else who wanted to send teams, but we are now full.
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*edit* Full Write Up:
Congrats to La Jolla B. who went undefeated in the top bracket to take first place. Second place was Rancho Bernardo B, and third went to La Jolla C. (Teams were sorted by record in final bracket, then record in preliminary brackets). David Hu, a sophomore playing solo, and Diamond Bar A in their first tournament narrowly missed the top bracket.

Although this was labelled as a "novice" tournament, there were a few teams that contained people that most wouldn't consider novices (through no fault of the aforementioned people). They technically fell under the requirements we gave, however, next time (if there is one), we will try to make sure that qualifications are better written. We apologize for the confusion this caused.


Stats can be found here
Prelim: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
Finals: http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings
Combined (Prelims+Finals): http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings



Once again, thanks to everyone for coming and supporting Arcadia Quiz Bowl!
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And what about the packets?
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Right now, I'm not authorized to distribute the set. Once all the tournaments using them are completed and they are posted online, I will either send you that link or email you the set.
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LucasBrown wrote:And what about the packets?
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=7928

See my most recent post at the bottom.
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The set can be found here.
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