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WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by aestheteboy » Sat Oct 04, 2008 10:58 am

Walter Johnson High School would like to invite all interested teams to its third WJIAT (Walter Johnson Invitational Academic Tournament) to take place on February 14th, 2009. It will feature awesome, well-edited pyramidal questions in 20/20 format, house-written by Hunter and WJ (that means that you, unfortunately, can't go to both WJIAT and Prison Bowl).

The individual prizes and the neg prize will be something unique and possibly hand-made by myself to match the Valentine theme. That alone should be a reason to come to this tournament!

Tournament format:
5 prelim games with however many brackets of 6 (and cross-bracket games) as we need. Either one or two brackets of 6 for playoffs, depending on the final field. If we do two brackets, which is probably more likely, we'll do cross-over games for finals and placement. All teams that do not make playoffs are going to be invited for more games, either consolation round-robin or single-elimination.

Possible schedule:
8:15-9:00 - registration/rules
9:00-12:00 - rounds 1 to 5
12:00-1:00 - lunch
1:00-4:00 - rounds 6 to 10
4:00-5:00 - tie breakers and finals, as necessary

Fees:
$60 for each team
-$10 for each buzzer system
-$10 travel discount for each 100 miles
minimum fee per team: $40

If you have any questions or would like to register, please e-mail Daichi Ueda at (izumickk@hotmail.com).

Registered (26-27):
Gonzaga
Whitman (1-2)
GDS (2)
Shady Side
Caesar Rodney
Richard Montgomery (2)
Montgomery Blair (2)
Longfellow MS
TJ (4)
Howard
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Centennial
Eleanor Roosevelt
Langley
Gov
Yorktown
St. John's
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Calvert Hall

Expressed Interest:
St. Stephens and St. Agnes
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by chatt_r » Sun Oct 05, 2008 10:18 pm

No discount for multiple teams?
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Post by aestheteboy » Mon Oct 06, 2008 11:14 pm

It's negotiable, maybe, if you're school's name is Charter.
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Post by btressler » Tue Oct 07, 2008 10:35 am

aestheteboy wrote:It's negotiable, maybe, if you're school's name is Charter.
The date is probably not good for us. For the past couple of years the second Saturday is February has been the TV tournament date for our (mid-size schools) bracket.

Do we know when Prison Bowl will be?

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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Nov 26, 2008 4:55 pm

Just looking at old tournament dates posted and saying that CR will attend probably either this tourney or the one held at Gonzaga a week earlier, likely. It doesn't conflict with the "Comcast" tournament Bill referenced, as we end up playing on the third weekend of the month-long shindig.

So, keep info posted.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by aestheteboy » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:33 pm

This is a reminder that this tournament is indeed going to take place. If you guys are thinking about coming to this tournament, please feel encouraged to register soon or express your interest here.

Reasons to come to this tournament: awesome questions (and I mean it. edit: Guy means it, too), great logistics, wonderful individual prizes, generous discounts, most likely a strong field, and, above all, Kuo-Kai Chin.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Sir Thopas » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:36 pm

aestheteboy wrote:Reasons to come to this tournament: awesome questions (and I mean it),
way to put us on the spot daichi
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Post by wexs883198215 » Sun Jan 04, 2009 11:42 pm

Way to put that guy named Kuo-Kai Chin on the spot =_="
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by hftf » Sun Jan 11, 2009 4:39 pm

Way to put great logistics on the spot, dude man.
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Post by wexs883198215 » Tue Jan 13, 2009 6:10 pm

Good news!
WJIAT is now PACE affiliated!

Anyways, 2/14 is coming up quickly, so please email Daichi at izumickk@hotmail.com to register or ask questions

even "expressing interest" is good!

A more formal invitation with a lot more detail will soon be out if some lazy people get to work.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by intothenegs » Thu Jan 15, 2009 8:00 pm

James Monroe is expressing interest- most likely one team and one buzzer set, if we can get funding.
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sat Jan 24, 2009 12:14 am

Thanks for the e-mail, Daichi. We're going to try to go but don't mark us down for anything but "interested" yet.

One issue may/will be the time... when do you expect things to be over? Playoff format? How many matches? I'm thinking we would really need to leave no later than 4:30.
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Post by aestheteboy » Sun Jan 25, 2009 3:19 am

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:One issue may/will be the time... when do you expect things to be over? Playoff format? How many matches? I'm thinking we would really need to leave no later than 4:30.
I've updated the first post with the tournament format and schedule that we have so far. We'll try our best to be done with the first 10 rounds by 4:30. We've been able to do that the last two times we ran our tournament with NAQT questions, although with Prison Bowl, it may not be so easy.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Sun Jan 25, 2009 4:20 am

I've updated the first post with the tournament format and schedule that we have so far. We'll try our best to be done with the first 10 rounds by 4:30. We've been able to do that the last two times we ran our tournament with NAQT questions, although with Prison Bowl, it may not be so easy.
With the assumption that this tournament will be well run, I have no fear that you guys will be able to get it done before that time, which is good news in regards to CR being able to attend. I'm fairly confident that we will be able to go now, its just pending some final commitments from the other A team members, and the continued permission of certain individuals who may have expectations for certain other individuals on Valentines Day.
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sun Jan 25, 2009 11:04 pm

Just in case you didn't get my e-mail (can never be too safe), we'll definitely be bringing at least one team, possibly two. So officially mark us down for one team but make sure a slot is open for a second, if they choose to come.

We can bring one buzzer set as well. And myself as a reader, since i would love to moderate.
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Post by Tower Monarch » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:45 pm

So, I will play this tournament (probably solo, maybe w/1-2 Cosbyites) if Quint Carr shows up. People who know him, make this happen.
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Post by Lapego1 » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:30 pm

Tower Monarch wrote:So, I will play this tournament (probably solo, maybe w/1-2 Cosbyites) iff Quint Carr shows up. People who know him, make this happen.
If it's iff, then you can make this happen by playing.
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Post by Tower Monarch » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:47 pm

Lapego1 wrote:
Tower Monarch wrote:So, I will play this tournament (probably solo, maybe w/1-2 Cosbyites) iff Quint Carr shows up. People who know him, make this happen.
If it's iff, then you can make this happen by playing.
Nice catch, Dr Barnes would be proud; for the record, it was a typo.
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:55 pm

Daichi, i can confirm that we can only unfortunately bring one team with us, and even that one will have one or two replacements. But CR A will be there with our two best players and we'll try our best.
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Post by wexs883198215 » Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:54 pm

2/14 is coming up fast! After the undoubted success that was Prison Bowl, enjoy the same awesome question set by signing up.

EDIT: missed a kinda important word
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Post by jbarnes112358 » Mon Feb 09, 2009 7:11 pm

Maggie Walker would like to register one team (sans buzzers). Thank you.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Tower Monarch » Mon Feb 09, 2009 10:50 pm

jbarnes112358 wrote:Maggie Walker would like to register one team (sans buzzers). Thank you.
Any word on the members of this team??
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Tower Monarch » Tue Feb 10, 2009 11:07 pm

So, as it appears Quint will not be playing for Gov this weekend, is the opportunity available for a reincarnation of "Quint and Cameron A"?? I will note that this is hardly a "superteam" by any definition, so the question is really will small "open" teams be permitted. If the answer is yes, I can also provide a staffer (efficient in scorekeeping, fine but less experienced at reading) in the form of my mother (alas, no license). Let me know and I will attempt to convince him.
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Post by Terrible Shorts Depot » Wed Feb 11, 2009 11:32 am

Shady Side will only have one team. Sorry if this causes any problems
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Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:40 pm

Will this be certified as a "platinum" qualification tournament by PACE in all likelihood (as was Prison Bowl II) since it's using the same question set as they were? I guess that won't be determined until after it's finished, but i was just curious.

Also, will tournament stats be compiled by Taft? Or some other (likely inferior) system?
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Post by Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Wed Feb 11, 2009 1:54 pm

that won't be determined until after it's finished
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by aestheteboy » Wed Feb 11, 2009 4:11 pm

Tower Monarch wrote:So, as it appears Quint will not be playing for Gov this weekend, is the opportunity available for a reincarnation of "Quint and Cameron A"?? I will note that this is hardly a "superteam" by any definition, so the question is really will small "open" teams be permitted. If the answer is yes, I can also provide a staffer (efficient in scorekeeping, fine but less experienced at reading) in the form of my mother (alas, no license). Let me know and I will attempt to convince him.
Here's the thing: you are a very good high school player, and so is Quint. I would probably rank a team of you two somewhere around 5th at this tournament. I don't think it would be fair for us to let an open team fill a potential playoff spot, so we can't have Quint and Cameron A as an official team. However, you should still plan to come anyway . . . read for us, play on a scab team if we end up needing one, play on Q&C as an exhibition team (i.e. not eligible for the top playoff bracket; we won't ask you to pay, of course), coach Gov, or just fool around in the stat room. It should be fun.

We'll use SQBS.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Tower Monarch » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:37 am

aestheteboy wrote:I would probably rank a team of you two somewhere around 5th at this tournament. I don't think it would be fair for us to let an open team fill a potential playoff spot, so we can't have Quint and Cameron A as an official team. However, you should still plan to come anyway
play on Q&C as an exhibition team (i.e. not eligible for the top playoff bracket; we won't ask you to pay, of course)
While I enjoy the randomly high placement when we would have to play well to be top 8, I have received Quint's approval to do this exhibition option. We will be there. Thank you, Daichi.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Angry Babies in Love » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:56 pm

With all the construction and whatnot, what entrance is the best for us to go in at?
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Post by aestheteboy » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:11 pm

rmgeokid wrote:With all the construction and whatnot, what entrance is the best for us to go in at?
Our front entrance is open. I think you'll manage to find out how to get in.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by TheKingInYellow » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:23 pm

Does the fourth player on Maggie Walker have any negs? Is this school for real?
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Post by wexs883198215 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:29 pm

He went 6/2, and I often ask that question myself =)
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by master15625 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:15 pm

So, there were only three playoff matches? Where will the questions from these tournaments be posted?
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by grashid » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:25 pm

master15625 wrote:So, there were only three playoff matches? Where will the questions from these tournaments be posted?
I don't think it has been updated. And probably on the quizbowlpackets.com site in a day or two.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by wexs883198215 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:33 pm

There were 5 playoff rounds (round robin) for two brackets, and a 6th game for placement followed.

We will have full results soon, but we got kicked out of the school by 6 because....we only had the place for that long.

I'll try to make sure they're up tonight

And yea, probably on quizbowlpackets.com in a day or two

Brief Results: Congratulations to Gov for winning our tournament and TJ A for taking second place 2nd. Gonzaga played James Monroe for third place (I'm not sure who won), and GDS A beat Whitman A for 5th place. I think TJ B and Shady Side played for 7th.

Again, more complete and um certain results will come
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by aestheteboy » Sat Feb 14, 2009 7:42 pm

WJIAT is now over. Congrats Gov.

I expect to have the full stats up tonight.

Thanks for coming today, and I hope you all enjoyed the tournament. Please refrain from discussing the questions just yet since I believe there is a mirror. Please feel free to post any comments or criticisms about the tournament itself though.
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Post by wexs883198215 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:00 pm

2/21 is the Triton Bowl, so I think we're free to discuss after that date.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Tower Monarch » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:19 pm

This was a great question set and rather well-run tournament. Just a couple comments on the posted prelim stats: Quint and I played as "Cameron" and "Quint", respectively and I enjoy how Tommy and Greg did so well while hearing no TUs in their round against Richard Montgomery, though I'm afraid that's impossible. Again, good times, and hopefully the first of many more episodes in the chronicles of (returned) Quint Carr.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by wexs883198215 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:23 pm

Okay, final placings

1. Gov
2. TJ A
3. Gonzaga
4. James Monroe
5. GDS A
6. Whitman A
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by wexs883198215 » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:27 pm

sorry about the 0 toss-ups heard thing that is in so many places in our stats. I was under the impression that it would be automatically set to 20 due to a very wise overseer of mine. Apparently he was wrong.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Angry Babies in Love » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:30 pm

wexs883198215 wrote: 9. RM A (match not played, since at least one team left)
Whoa sorry about bailing, we were too tired to care about placement.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Down and out in Quintana Roo » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:39 pm

I have to get going in a minute but i just wanted to make a quick comment that we really enjoyed coming to this, the questions were generally very well-written (albeit with some too-long bonus clues), and i loved reading like always.

We did pretty decent it seemed (13th before consolations or something?) so i'm happy with that.

I'll take a longer look at things tomorrow. Just wanted to thank Daichi and Co. for a nice day.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Tower Monarch » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:43 pm

Caesar Rodney HS wrote:We did pretty decent it seemed (13th before consolations or something?) so i'm happy with that.
Yeah, these guys did well. I am wondering why they were not the team to be bumped up to the top playoffs when our team was removed as they probably would have fit better among the 9-11 teams than the 14-16 ones.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by hftf » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:00 pm

The tournament report and statistics for WJIAT 2009 are now available at http://myishi.orgfree.com/wjiat/wjiat_2009/. [I apologize for the pop-up advertisements, so prepared to get annoyed or use your favorite pop-up blocker.] The five preliminary rounds, five playoff rounds, five playoff rounds including the final round, and the consolation rounds are all updated as of 8:00 pm. If you find any errors or inaccuracies, please tell us so that we can do what we can to fix it.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by closesesame » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:20 pm

Thanks to WJ for an awesome tournament. Congrats to Gov for an impressive performance, including some great bonus conversion. I was also rather impressed by Chuhern and James Monroe; it's great to see schools that weren't part of the quizbowl circuit before really step it up and be major players. It was also great to play teams like Caesar Rodney and Shady Side who we haven't really ever played before (at least not with our full A team). Hunter, we're still waiting...

I should note for anyone who is interested in the results of this tournament that our literature/miscellaneous East Asian stuff player Josh Hahm left early, leaving us (TJ A) with only 3 players for the 10th round vs. James Monroe and our final vs. Gov. It was a little taxing to play short one player while sick, but that said, the tournament was definitely worth it. The questions overall were good. There were some issues that I noticed in terms of the order of bonus parts, the difficulty of bonuses in the playoffs, and some repetition, but that said, I liked most of the set.
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Post by intothenegs » Sat Feb 14, 2009 9:51 pm

Yeah, I'd like to echo Naren in saying that this was a great tournament. It was efficiently run and the questions were for the most part, fantastic; the readers were good, too. Congrats to Gov and TJ on their excellent performances today, and to WJ and Hunter for producing such a high quality set.
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Re: WJIAT (2/14/09) at Bethesda, MD

Post by Self-incompatibility in plants » Sat Feb 14, 2009 10:14 pm

I as well would like to say this was an excellent tournament, and, even though I came today sick with a fever, that I genuinely enjoyed participating in it. The questions, as a whole, were excellent (regardless of the fact that I did worse today than I have done all this year). EVERY moderator we had was great, I don’t have a single major complaint about any of the moderators we had. Also, of course, Daichi and the rest of WJ did a great job in running this tournament, so thank you Daichi and crew for a great tournament!

I would also like to thank Cameron for his compliments; they are greatly appreciated, especially from such a good player. Cameron, you and Quint were very impressive, and, even though I agree it was fair that you did not play in the playoffs, it is unfortunate that you were unable to do so and see how well you guys would do against the other truly good players there today. I would also like to say that it too enjoyed playing Naren and the rest of TJ A today, as well as Shady Side, for the first time. Both teams were great fun to play against, and those matches were truly enjoyable, and I truly hope we will get to play you guys again (though I next time hope the scores will be a bit closer).
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