PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006

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PARFAIT 2: October 14, 2006

Post by DanTheClam » Sat May 27, 2006 6:07 pm

Princeton College Bowl is pleased to announce that PARFAIT 2 will be held Saturday, October 14th on the lovely Princeton campus. PARFAIT is an MACF academic tournament open to all teams affiliated with a college and other teams at my (almost certainly granted) discretion.

This year's PARFAIT, unlike last year's, will be entirely house-written. Hence, there will be no packet submission expected of any of the teams. The distribution will be roughly the same as last year's, and on a per-packet basis is intended to be:

20% Literature
20% History
20% Science
4% Religion
4% Mythology
4% Philosophy
8% Fine Arts
8% Social Sciences
4% Geography
4% Trash
4% Our Choice

This is of course rough and there will be some packet-to-packet variation, but this is what we're aiming for. Difficulty will be approximately the level of last year's edition, which is to say, harder than ACF Fall, but not much harder.

As there is no packet submission, we've slightly raised the fees for PARFAIT 2:

$120 base fee
$100 per additional team
-$10 per buzzer system
$80 minimum per team

As before, travel discounts are available for teams planning to travel a significant distance to attend. If you fit that qualification, contact me and we'll come to an agreement.

To register or to ask any questions about the tournament, e-mail me at dbenedik (at) princeton (dot) edu. Also, if you're interested in hosting a mirror of PARFAIT or submitting a freelance packet, please do e-mail me.

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Post by ezubaric » Tue Jun 13, 2006 5:58 pm

So far, both Caltech and Tulsa will be mirroring the event. I'm sure more info will follow; it would be nice to have an upper Midwest mirror as well.
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Post by ezubaric » Tue Sep 05, 2006 9:01 am

Just a reminder to contact Dan if you're interested in attending PARFAIT. It should be a great tournament to kick off the QB year in the Midatlantic region.

Cheers,

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Post by DanTheClam » Tue Sep 12, 2006 9:33 am

The field so far for PARFAIT 2:

Maryland (2)
UVA (2)
VCU (1)
Freeburg (1)
Rutgers (1-2)

Several other teams have expressed interest as well. Shoot me an e-mail at dan at princeton dot edu to register.

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Post by DanTheClam » Wed Sep 20, 2006 4:14 pm

With the tournament two and a half weeks away, here is our current confirmed field:

Brown (1)
Delaware (1)
Florida State (1)
Freeburg (1)
Maryland (2)
Penn (1)
Rutgers (1)
UVA (2)
VCU (1)

If you told me 1-2 teams and you're listed as 1 here, well, that's because this is the confirmed list. Let me know as soon as possible if you intend to bring more teams than are listed here, as we are capping the field at 14 teams.

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Post by ezubaric » Thu Oct 05, 2006 10:07 pm

We currently have fifteen teams (although Dan would have to tell you who they are). A schedule of 15 teams sucks, though, so it would be great if we could get one more.

Contact Dan if you want to come (or if you can bring an extra team)!
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Post by DanTheClam » Fri Oct 06, 2006 5:00 pm

Our field for PARFAIT II is now full at our desired number of 16 (not the above-mentioned 14). Here's the field:

Brown (1)
Columbia (1)
Delaware (1)
Florida State (1)
Freeburg (1)
George Washington (1)
Maryland (2)
Penn (1)
Rutgers New Brunswick (2)
Rutgers Newark (1)
UVA (1)
VCU (1)
Villanova (1)
Yale (1)

I'll be sending out details next Wednesday, but as a quick note, the tournament is being held in the Frist Campus Center, and should have the following format: two 8-team brackets will play a round robin, after which there will be a crossover bracket for the top and bottom halves. After that, a final of 1-2 games will be played, unless one team is 2 games clear of the rest of the field. See you all on the 14th!

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Post by Nathan » Mon Oct 09, 2006 3:01 pm

What is the planned start time?

This will affect which train I have to catch...

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Quick Results

Post by ezubaric » Sat Oct 14, 2006 10:16 pm

Brown defeated VCU in a final and won the tournament. Rutgers, VCU, and UVA were all tied for second place; VCU got the spot in the finals by virtue of best PPG. The final standings were:

1. Brown
2. VCU
3. UVA
4. Rutgers

Thanks to everyone who came, helped, etc. More results, thanks, etc. later.

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Post by solonqb » Sun Oct 15, 2006 2:16 am

The Caltech mirror had 10 teams gather from throughout California. Stanford A led by Eric Smith romped through the round robin undefeated (8-0, due to USC's midtournament departure), with UCLA taking second and UCI A taking third. Eric Smith led the individual scoring, along with Dwight Wynne from UCLA in second place and Jerry from Irvine A in third. Standings will be posted shortly. Overall, the tournament ran smoothly and we'd like to thank everyone who came out and helped make it a success.
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Question Distribution

Post by QB-dinosaur » Sun Oct 15, 2006 6:14 am

Were the packets randomly distributed using a computer program or were they done by hand?

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Re: Question Distribution

Post by ezubaric » Sun Oct 15, 2006 3:11 pm

QB-dinosaur wrote:Were the packets randomly distributed using a computer program or were they done by hand?

Willie
The packets were mostly assembled by hand, and then the order of questions within individual packets was done by a program.

Hopefully Dan should be able to post final results soon.

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Post by DanTheClam » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:19 am

My apologies for the slowness. At the moment, I only have preliminary stats, which are available at

http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/parfait ... dings.html

Complete stats should be posted later today.

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Post by ezubaric » Mon Oct 16, 2006 11:48 am

We also would love to trade the packet set! E-mail me at

jbg -AT- princeton.edu

To swap questions.

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Post by DanTheClam » Tue Oct 17, 2006 11:39 am

Full results are now available at:

http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/parfait ... dings.html

I was missing a single scoresheet from Round 11, the game between Delaware and Columbia, so that one round is missing, but stats are otherwise complete.

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Post by btressler » Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:15 pm

DanTheClam wrote:Full results are now available at:

http://www.princeton.edu/~cbowl/parfait ... dings.html

I was missing a single scoresheet from Round 11, the game between Delaware and Columbia, so that one round is missing, but stats are otherwise complete.
Actually you are missing Delaware v GW in round 11. The score was Delaware 100, GW 80.

You are also missing the Columbia v Villanova match.

The Brioche bracket collectively went something like 21-11 in the playoff phase.

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