Caltech Quiz Bowl: Technophobia Jr.

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Caltech Quiz Bowl: Technophobia Jr.

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Caltech Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce the TECHNOPHOBIA JR high school tournament.

DATE: Saturday, November 14th, 2009

LOCATION: Baxter Hall

PARKING: On the California Lot of Caltech

SCHEDULE:
7:30 A.M. – 8:30 A.M.: Registration Period (All teams must be accounted for by 8:30 A.M. PST)
8:30 A.M. – 9:00 A.M.: Rules Meeting / Moderator Meeting
9:00 A.M.: Tournament Play

FOOD:
Breakfast: We will feed you.

Lunch: Lunch is available at Lake Avenue.

ELIGIBILITY: Anyone who pays the entrance fee is eligible to play in this tournament. All players and substitutes-alternates must be high school students (9th-12th grade).

FORMAT: NAQT Invitational Set IS-88, untimed rounds will be played.
PRICING STRUCTURE:
Team Discounts
Base fee = $100 per team
-$5 for a fully-functional buzzer system (Must have four working buzzers on both sides)
-$10(n-1) multiple team discount, where n is the number of teams from
your school, for all n (-$10 second team, -$20 third team, etc.)

School-wide Discounts
-$20 New School Discount (must not have played in any competition sanctioned by NAQT between the current date and July 1, 2005.
-$10 for a moderator or staff member (The TD has the right to accept or reject the moderator and also reserves the right to withdraw the discount retroactive to payment.)
Minimum fee (per team) = $75

If you have difficulties paying for the tournament, please contact me. Also, please make all checks payable to “Caltech Quiz Bowl”.

REGISTRATION:
The TD for TECHNOPHOBIA JR is Alan Lin ([email protected]). You may also contact me, Marino Di Franco ([email protected]).
If you are planning to come, please e-mail either one of us with:
1) Your school's name
2) Coach (or adult representative) name and e-mail address
3) The number of teams you are bringing
4) The number of buzzer systems and any other discounts you wish to validate

If you have any questions, please e-mail us.
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Re: Caltech Quiz Bowl: Technophobia Jr.

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dude, SAMO's in (A Team definitely, probably at least a B Team too)...

EDIT: Check that, we're throwing in a C Team too, just for good measure
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Arcadia's interested.
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Rancho Bernardo's in. In all probability, we'll be sending one team. It's looking like that team will involve only one player... are there any discounts for that?
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No
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The current field is:

Rancho Bernardo (1)
Torrey Pines (1)
La Jolla (3)
Santa Monica (3)
Polytechnic (1)
Arcadia (3)

We would like to conduct timed rounds, so we are offering an additional -$5 discount for each timer. In addition, we are still looking for more experienced moderators, so the moderator discount has been increased to -$20.
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We want your teams to come so please sign up early! I think we have been good hosts in the past and there is no parking fee so you save $10 for each car you bring.

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marinozagor wrote: FORMAT: NAQT Invitational Set IS-88, untimed rounds will be played.
alanlin wrote: We would like to conduct timed rounds, so we are offering an additional -$5 discount for each timer. In addition, we are still looking for more experienced moderators, so the moderator discount has been increased to -$20.
Why the change? I'd prefer it if the rounds were untimed, because the number of questions read during a timed round in a SoCal tournament is going to vary a lot. Like, A LOT. I don't know, maybe Caltech has a lot of pretty awesome readers, but seeing as you guys are still looking for "more experienced moderators" and considering that some of the "experienced moderators" you pick up might not actually read clearly and quickly at the same time, I think it would be a good idea to keep it 20/20 untimed.

Just my 2 cents, feel free to point out that I'm wrong and there's a very good reason for having timed rounds.
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At last year's Technophobia, if I remember correctly, they tried doing timed rounds. Instead, they fell short on timers, and in the end, timers were not used at all.
However, the room I was in used a timer for the first round, causing some confusion.

Anyways, I agree that timed rounds are a bad idea.
As long as moderators can read at a not-completely-snail's pace, half an hour per round on NAQT is not unreasonable.
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Personally, the only advantage I see to timed rounds is that you play more tossups if you're lucky enough to have a solid moderator. Sadly, that's not always the case. The 20/20 format is just much more consistent...
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I'm also in favor of doing untimed rounds, since the moderators at HSNCT will get through at least 20 tossup 90% of the time, anyway.
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Since several people seem to feel strongly about this, we will not be doing timed rounds. Accordingly, there is no longer a timer discount.
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Current field is:
Rancho Bernardo (1)
Torrey Pines (1)
Hart (1)
Polytechnic (1)
La Jolla (3)
Santa Monica (3)
Arcadia (3)


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Current field is:
Rancho Bernardo (1)
Torrey Pines (1)
Hart (1)
Polytechnic (1)
Edison (2)
La Jolla (3)
Santa Monica (3)
Arcadia (3)

We have room for 1 more team. please email Alan by Friday if you want that team to be your own! We will meet at 8AM in Baxter 25, not the lecture hall because it is in use during the morning. Because this room is a bit smaller than the normal lecture hall, but should hold almost everyone.

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Also, please park by Beckman Institute Auditorium, it'll be closer
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Unfortunately, Torrey Pines had to drop out at the last minute, so our final field is:

Rancho Bernardo (1)
Hart (1)
Polytechnic (1)
La Jolla (3)
Santa Monica (3)
Arcadia (3)
Edison (2)

Again, we will be meeting in Baxter 25 for registration, NOT the lecture hall as in the past. Furthermore, although the original post indicated parking in the California lot, there is also a closer parking lot accessible from the intersection of Del Mar Blvd and Michigan Avenue. Parking is still free. We hope to see everyone tomorrow!
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Post by gyre and gimble »

Sorry for the drop. I don't know what happened myself but I was a little disappointed.
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La Jolla A took the round robin tournament undefeated, leaving Santa Monica A in second and Arcadia A in third. Noted accomplishments include an impressive play by the solo RB team and a fresh Hart team.

Full stats to be posted very soon to http://quizbowl.caltech.edu
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Team W L
1 La Jolla A 13 0
2 Santa Monica A 12 1
3 Arcadia A 10 3 0
4 Arcadia B 9 4 0
5 RB 8 5
6 Polytechnic 7 6
7 Arcadia C 7 6
8 La Jolla B 6 7 0
9 Santa Monica B 6 7
10 Edison A 6 7 0
11 La Jolla C 3 10 0
12 Hart 2 11 0
13 Santa Monica C 2 11
14 Edison B 0 13
Full results on the webpage.
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