Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

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Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by tracyclee » Wed Nov 19, 2008 11:57 pm

Arcadia Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce:

Arcadia Carnal Embrace III


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

DATE: The tournament will be held on February 28, 2009. Check-in begins at 8:30 am in room F-9 [http://www.ausd.net/ahs/map/] and first round should begin around 9 am. Schedules will be distributed at check-in.

FORMAT: The tournament will be using NAQT IS-83. The tournament will adhere to Official 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.

As stated in the NAQT HSNCT (High School National Championship Tournament) qualification rules, the top 15% of the field will qualify for the HSNCT held in Chicago, Illinois.

ELIGIBILITY: All high school students are welcome to attend.

PRICING STRUCTURE:
Base fee = $80

-$10 for a fully-functional buzzer system (Must have at least four working buzzers on both sides) There is no limit to the number of buzzers systems a school would like to bring
-$10 for each team after the first
-$5 for each team traveling distances over 300 miles

Minimum fee = $60/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 tracy.lee.389@gmail.com to make the proper arrangements.


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

REGISTRATION: The tournament directors are Tracy Lee and Jacqueline Yue. The advisor of this tournament will be Mr. Albert Sylvia. If you are interested in attending, please e-mail Tracy Lee at tracy.lee.389@gmail.com 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 Tracy Lee at tracy.lee.389@gmail.com

Thanks and hope to see you February 28,
Tracy Lee and Jacqueline Yue
Tournament Directors, Arcadia Carnal Embrace III
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Matt Weiner » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:11 am

tracyclee wrote:ties will be broken by the following:

1) Head to Head W-L
2) Points per Tossup Heard
3) Points per Game
4) Margin of Victory
Hey, I think you should reconsider this. Your #2 and #3 stats are exactly the same thing since you're not using a clock, and #4 is just a less accurate version of #2. Head-to-head tiebreakers don't make any sense since you're double-counting a game. NAQT provides 15 packets in an IS set, so you should be able to play off any ties; if time concerns or a plan to use all 15 rounds on the schedule make that impossible, then the most fair tiebreaker stat within a round-robin is simply PPG. When comparing teams from different brackets, it's bonus conversion.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Deckard Cain » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:18 am

In addition, using margin of victory to resolve a tie between two teams with identical PPG seems backwards to me, since it would reward the team that scored the same number of points against a weaker set of teams.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by tracyclee » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:20 am

Oh, thanks very much. We pretty much just copied last year's announcement and hadn't considered that. :D I'll change that ASAP!

Hey, we're improving all the time.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Thu Nov 20, 2008 12:26 am

*ahem* Neiman....
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by ntan » Thu Nov 20, 2008 2:01 am

don't hate alex, that announcement was written at like 5am, so cut me some slack alright? anyway, if you're in the socal area, I do encourage you to attend, last year's tournament was, according to several accounts pretty well run (it ran ahead of schedule too..which i'd imagine is a rarity in the quizbowl world). and if you're from outside the area consider attending not just for the questions and some of socal's best teams, but for the glorious 50-60 degree "winters" we have in sunny california :grin:
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Thu Nov 20, 2008 9:47 pm

and SuperSmash in the bye rooms.

Along with the mall's food court (which has a McDonald's, Great Khans, Johnny Rockets, Cheesecake Factory, among others),
El Pollo Loco, Carl's Junior, Jody Maroni's Sausage Kingdom, Tapioca Express,
99 cent store, etc.

all within walking distance
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Auroni » Thu Nov 20, 2008 10:08 pm

al3xWal3x wrote:Tapioca Express
i approve
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Ike » Sun Nov 23, 2008 10:18 pm

Out of curiosity,
is the title of this tournament a reference to a Thomas Pynchon limerick from Gravity's Rainbow?
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Siverus Snape » Sun Nov 23, 2008 11:06 pm

I'm pretty sure it's from Tom Stoppard's play Arcadia. The play opens with a sustained joke about carnal embrace as either sexual intercourse or hugging a side of beef.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Deviant Insider » Mon Nov 24, 2008 12:04 am

I was hoping it was a Jimmy Carter reference, but Siva probably is right.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by tracyclee » Mon Nov 24, 2008 1:14 am

Yeah, it's in reference to Tom Stoppard's play. Since we're from Arcadia...it's somehow immersed itself into our curriculum.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Commodore » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:58 pm

so what kind of cereal do you guys want?
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Fri Nov 28, 2008 1:41 am

You have no right calling yourself Commodore if you don't even get that question
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Kaisuopai » Sat Nov 29, 2008 6:54 pm

I'm pretty sure La Jolla will be attending with two teams, but I'll have to confirm. Hope more teams show up this time than last year, though since we won our only undefeated tournament here, I'm not complaining D:

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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by failbait » Mon Dec 01, 2008 12:14 am

Commodore wrote:so what kind of cereal do you guys want?
Was the name Admiral taken?
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by fudGez:) » Sun Dec 07, 2008 1:21 am

Nope. You can take it if you want.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by tracyclee » Tue Dec 23, 2008 12:40 am

Don't forget to sign up officially. Like, please email me with your official registration information. Please.

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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Wed Jan 21, 2009 9:53 pm

bump

email tracy plox!
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by tracyclee » Sun Jan 25, 2009 2:52 am

Hey, guys! Carnal Embrace is now PACE affiliated! Now you have even more incentive to sign up. :D
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by tracyclee » Tue Feb 24, 2009 12:25 am

Field update:

St. Andrew’s Episcopal: 1 team
Edison: 1 team
Pasadena Polytechnic School: 3 teams
Hart: 1 team
Tustin: 1 team
Beckman: 1 team
La Jolla: 2 teams
San Dieguito Academy: 1 team
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Sat Feb 28, 2009 4:23 pm

After 6 rounds, Edison is in the lead with a 5-1 record, followed closely by La Jolla's A and B teams.

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings



*edit* FULL STATS UP.
La Jolla B beat Polytechnic A in a tiebreaker for third place, thus double qualifying La Jolla for HSNCT and NSC




also, george is not sexy.
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by AKKOLADE » Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:41 pm

al3xWal3x wrote:*edit* FULL STATS UP.
La Jolla B beat Polytechnic A in a tiebreaker for third place, thus double qualifying La Jolla for HSNCT and NSC
Do you mean second place?
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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Wed Mar 04, 2009 2:07 pm

FredMorlan wrote:
al3xWal3x wrote:*edit* FULL STATS UP.
La Jolla B beat Polytechnic A in a tiebreaker for third place, thus double qualifying La Jolla for HSNCT and NSC
Do you mean second place?
err...technically, it DID decide third place also...but I meant...

La Jolla B beat Polytechnic A in a tiebreaker for second place.


Thanks Fred.









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Re: Carnal Embrace III (2/28/2009) @ Arcadia High School, CA

Post by Joe Romersa » Thu Mar 05, 2009 2:32 pm

Stats WITH the tiebreak

http://results.scobo.net/SQBS.aspx?org= ... =standings

note that La Jolla A was technically first place, but when I entered in the tiebreak, La Jolla B had the better record.
so the final standings are actually

1) La Jolla A
2) La Jolla B
3) Polytechnic A
...


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