BHSAT XIX (3/27/2010) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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BHSAT XIX (3/27/2010) at Yale (New Haven, CT)

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Yale Quiz Bowl is pleased to announce that Bulldog High School Academic Tournament XIX (BHSAT) will take place this year on March 27, 2010. BHSAT annually features a number of top teams from around the country. As in the past, the questions will be written and edited by members of the Yale Quiz Bowl team according to mACF guidelines. Question difficulty will be suitable for teams preparing for national tournaments later on in the year or for those seeking a moderately challenging tournament.

Registration will begin at 8:30 AM with the first round beginning by 9:30 AM. Though it is difficult to know when exactly the tournament will end, it is safe to assume sometime in the early evening around 5 or 6PM. The tournament will be held on Yale's campus- the final building location will be sent out as the tournament day nears.

The fee schedule for the tournament is provided below. Please make checks payable to: Y. Student Academic Competitions (Please do NOT make checks out to Yale Student Academic Competitions).
Base fee: $90
Registration received by January 22, 2010: -$10 per team
Working buzzer system: -$5 each
Moderator: -$5 each
Additional teams: -$5 each
(-$5 second team, -$10 third team, etc.)
Minimum fee per team: $60

Electronic PDF copies of the questions are also available for $15 per set. Question orders sent by March 27, 2010 will be filled the day of the tournament.

If you would like to register your high school or have any questions about BHSAT, please do not hesitate to contact [email protected]. We hope that you will join us on March 27th for the 19th rendition of BHSAT on Yale’s campus in New Haven, CT.

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Yale will also entertain inquiries regarding the the hosting of BHSAT at mirror sites.
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If you are interested in registering your high school for BHSAT XIX, please email [email protected] with the number of teams, buzzer systems, and moderators that your school plans to bring.

The early registration discount deadline has been moved to Friday, January 22, 2010. Try to get your registration plans finalized by then!
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Do you have previous years' questions online somewhere, or only for sale?
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Previous years' questions are not available online, but if you would like a copy, that can be arranged.
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Final reminder- the early registration discount deadline is only a few days away on Friday, January 22, 2010!

Those interested in registering your high school for BHSAT XIX should email [email protected] with the number of teams, buzzer systems, and moderators that your school plans to bring.
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The current field stands as follows:
Suffield Academy
Housatonic Valley Regional HS
Simsbury HS (2)
New Milford HS
Newtown High School (2)
Norwich Free Academy
Kellenberg Memorial HS (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Hunter College HS

And a final reminder: if you would like to register and qualify for the early registration discount, please contact [email protected] by this Friday!
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Latest field update as of 2/25/2010:
Suffield Academy
Housatonic Valley Regional HS
Simsbury HS
New Milford HS
Newtown High School (2)
Norwich Free Academy
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
E.O. Smith HS (2)
Cheshire HS
Kellenberg Memorial HS (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Hunter College HS
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
Williston Northampton School
Ward Melville HS

If you would like to register, please contact [email protected]. Spots are still available.
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Any updates as to the field and/or more specific details? Will there be computational math, and will the editors of this set be the same as last year's?
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As of 3/21/10, the field is as follows:

Suffield Academy
Housatonic Valley Regional HS
Simsbury HS
New Milford HS
Newtown High School (2)
Norwich Free Academy (2)
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
E.O. Smith HS (2)
Cheshire HS
Southington HS (2)
Greens Farms Academy
Kellenberg Memorial HS (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Hunter College HS
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2)
Williston Northampton School
Ward Melville HS
Northampton HS
Bellows Free Academy
St. Joseph HS

Final tournament logistical details will be sent out to all coaches/contacts within the next few days once the field is finalized- few changes are anticipated, but they are possible.
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lchen wrote: Will there be computational math, and will the editors of this set be the same as last year's?
There will be some computational math at this year's BHSAT. As for editors, we have a mix of last year's group and newer additions.
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Registration is now officially closed. The 28 team field stands as follows:

Suffield Academy
Housatonic Valley Regional HS
Simsbury HS
New Milford HS
Newtown High School (3)
Norwich Free Academy (2)
Sacred Heart Academy (2)
E.O. Smith HS (2)
Cheshire HS
Southington HS (2)
Greens Farms Academy
Kellenberg Memorial HS (2)
North Babylon High School (2)
Hunter College HS
Williston Northampton School
Ward Melville HS
Northampton HS
Bellows Free Academy
St. Joseph HS
Seton Hall Preparatory School
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Aaron wrote:Registration is now officially closed. The 28 team field stands as follows:

Bellows Free Academy
Which BFA is in the field, St. Albans or Fairfax? I would guess the latter, but I'm a bit shocked either way. Neither has competed outside Vermont before.
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Any results? Stats? My kids attended with a parent, so, I am as curious as everyone else not in attendance.
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It was a playoff double round robin between Seton Hall, Kellenberg, St. Joe's and Hunter in the top bracket, and in the end St. Joe's beat Kellenberg twice, who had beaten Hunter once and lost the other time. The final round of the double-round robin was essentially the final, for due to a lack of packets the team that was leading by one over the others was the auto-winner. I think that the final order was Hunter, St. Joe's, Kellenberg, and Seton Hall.
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Thank you, Zihan. And my Captain sent me a text confirming that Hunter defeated SJHS twice, SJHS defeated both Kellenberg and SHP twice, but he did not seem to know that Kellenberg and Hunter split their matches. So Hunter was first with a 5-1 record in the playoffs, SJHS was second with a 4-2 record, but the two unknown match results between SHP and Kellenberg make 3rd & 4th place still unclear. Can anyone else help with those results? And, what of the remaining playoff brackets? Can anyone help?
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Edward Powers wrote:Thank you, Zihan. And my Captain sent me a text confirming that Hunter defeated SJHS twice, SJHS defeated both Kellenberg and SHP twice, but he did not seem to know that Kellenberg and Hunter split their matches. So Hunter was first with a 5-1 record in the playoffs, SJHS was second with a 4-2 record, but the two unknown match results between SHP and Kellenberg make 3rd & 4th place still unclear. Can anyone else help with those results? And, what of the remaining playoff brackets? Can anyone help?
I believe SHP was 0-6 and Kellenberg was 3-3. Anyone from Yale care to post stats and/or official results?
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kcommo wrote:
Aaron wrote:Registration is now officially closed. The 28 team field stands as follows:

Bellows Free Academy
Which BFA is in the field, St. Albans or Fairfax? I would guess the latter, but I'm a bit shocked either way. Neither has competed outside Vermont before.
Bellows Free Academy Fairfax attended this year.
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The stats for the preliminary rounds can be found here:

http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... mstandings
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Did Ward Melville drop last minute? When I last spoke with people (on Monday), I thought they said they were going!
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Golran wrote:Did Ward Melville drop last minute? When I last spoke with people (on Monday), I thought they said they were going!
Yes- they never showed up the day of the tournament.
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After five prelim rounds in which teams were split into one of four brackets, each with six teams, teams were re-bracketed into brackets of four teams each for double round robin play. In the top playoff bracket, Hunter HS finished ahead of runner-up St. Joseph HS with only one close loss to Kellenberg A.

Playoff stats can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... fstandings

Prelimin stats are located here: http://sites.google.com/site/ysacyale/b ... mstandings
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A shame about these playoffs brackets. Cheshire had one real loss on the day and it eliminated them from championship contention, even though their PPB was higher than their preliminary bracket champion in their grouping. They didn't lose another game in the afternoon, save for their "forfeit" where i assume they had to leave early or something. This is why rebracketing by selecting a team or two as "wildcard" qualifiers is nice, since it gives more teams like this a chance to play against the best teams at the tournament. As it was, Cheshire didn't play a single match against Hunter, Kellenberg, or St. Joseph's... and Seton Hall went 0-6 against them.
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Yeah, maybe a crossover format where the top two, middle two, and bottom two in each group play the six teams from the other divisions in the same tier. That way the top 8 teams all play each other and no team is eliminated by a single loss. Takes the same number of packets and provides more variety of opponents.
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