New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

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New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:26 am

Hey everyone,

I'm pleased to announce that Harvard will be hosting the first NAQT Regional Championship for New England on April 6, 2013. We will be using IS-126, with 20/20 untimed rounds. Unlike other state championships, this tournament can be viewed as a "combined state championship" in the sense that qualification procedures for HSNCT will proceed as if we were running a separate tournament for Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut at the same time. So the top 15% of the field will qualify, but the top teams from each state who have not already qualified will also qualify. Other than that, you can expect a normal tournament where preliminary bracket seeding will not be affected at all by what state your team is from, and naturally, the rest of the tournament will also not be influenced by the name of your home state.

The fee structure for this tournament will be as follows:

First team: +$80
Each additional team: +$70
Buzzer discount: -$5
Experienced staffer discount: -$10
Staffers should be familiar with NAQT rules and should be able to read quickly and clearly.

To register, you can email Graham at gmoyer01 at college dot harvard dot edu. Please indicate how many buzzers and staffers you can bring. The field is capped at 30.

Field (12):
Abby Kelly Foster Charter (MA) - 1
AMSA (MA) - 1
Belmont (MA) - 2
Brookline (MA) - 2
Lexington (MA) - 2
Sharon (MA) - 2
E. O. Smith (CT) - 2

Buzzers (6):
Abby Kelly Foster Charter (MA) - 1
AMSA (MA) - 1
Belmont (MA) - 1
Brookiline (MA) - 2
E. O. Smith (CT) - 2

Moderators (2):
Abby Kelly Foster Charter (MA) - 1
E. O. Smith - 1
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by rpirrie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 1:11 pm

Hello--
E. O. Smith will be fielding at least 2 teams.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by jessbowen » Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:18 am

AMSA will come with one team and one buzzer.

I'm sure I'm not the only one who competes with other activities among my students but this year has been awful. Lots of my students also participate in Speech and Debate and nearly every tournament this year seems to bump up against a major speech competition. April 6th is their state championships. Anyone else having this problem? So frustrating! I'd like to bring two teams, but I can't see it happening right now.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by BrownerMagic » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:44 pm

Lexington is interested in sending at least two teams.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by hanbarasu95 » Sun Mar 17, 2013 7:06 pm

Sharon is interested in sending at least 2 teams. However, our advisor will not be able to meet us in time for registration due to her other commitments at the time. Thus, would it be possible for us students to check in alone?
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Sun Mar 17, 2013 11:32 pm

Yeah, that's fine. As long as the team shows up ready to play we're okay with anything, really.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by hanbarasu95 » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:59 pm

Sounds good. And what time will it start, and are there any updates on where we should meet initially? Also, it would be helpful if I could know roughly what time it will be over. *Just to plan logistics.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by rpirrie » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:45 am

Hello--
Just hoping we can get a field update. As part of this, I can tell you that E. O. Smith will bring 2 buzzers and 1 reader. Thanks.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:08 am

I'll update the field when I hear back from Graham and/or when I get internet access to my computer (I'm on my phone right now). We're on spring break until Monday so communication's been slow.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by misterwooleybrown » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:17 pm

Brookline High school (MA) would also like to register at least 2 teams. BHS will be able to bring two buzzer sets.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:02 am

I've updated the field based on posts in this thread, and you'll get a more accurate update soon.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by TheKingInYellow » Sat Mar 23, 2013 9:19 pm

Field (14)--as of 4/4/13
Abby Kelly Foster Charter (MA) - 1
AMSA (MA) - 1
Arlington (MA) - 1
Belmont (MA) - 2
Brookline (MA) - 2
Lexington (MA) - 2
Sharon (MA) - 2
E. O. Smith (CT) - 1
Weston (MA) - 1
Hingham (MA) - 1

Buzzers (6):
Abby Kelly Foster Charter (MA) - 1
AMSA (MA) - 1
Belmont (MA) - 1
Brookiline (MA) - 2
E. O. Smith (CT) - 2
Weston (MA) - 1

Moderators (2):
Abby Kelly Foster Charter (MA) - 1
E. O. Smith - 1
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by hanbarasu95 » Sun Mar 31, 2013 6:00 pm

Hi! Could you tell me what time the tournament will start on Saturday, as in what time check-in is? And also, will our school be able to qualify for PACE from this tournament?
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by Important Bird Area » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:02 pm

Could someone from Harvard please let me know where we should send packets for this tournament? Thanks.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:31 pm

bt_green_warbler wrote:Could someone from Harvard please let me know where we should send packets for this tournament? Thanks.
Sorry, I just emailed you.

We'll try to start the tournament at 9:15, so teams should be at Sever Hall shortly before 9.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by rpirrie » Tue Apr 02, 2013 5:44 pm

Hello--hoping for a last update to the field. Thanks.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by Adventure Temple Trail » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:30 pm

How did this go?
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Sun Apr 07, 2013 3:51 pm

Lexington A cleared the field, making them Regional and Massachusetts state champions. Sharon A and E. O. Smith tied for second. Stats are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/

Thanks to everyone for coming out to play.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by hanbarasu95 » Sat Apr 27, 2013 1:02 pm

Hello! I was wondering who to get in contact with if my school needed a receipt for the tournament? I have tried emailing a few people who were in charge but have received no response.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by gyre and gimble » Wed May 01, 2013 4:57 pm

Could you try sending the email again? It might have been sorted into spam or I might have accidentally deleted it, so I'll keep an eye out for it this time. All I really need is the email address to send the invoice to, though.
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Re: New England NAQT Regional Championship at Harvard (04/06/13)

Post by vgundlah » Wed May 08, 2013 11:32 am

I was promised a receipt for the tournament on April 6th for which I paid cash for two teams from Sharon High School. I have requested the receipt four times via email. I still have not received a receipt. This is ridiculous!!!!! I cannot be reimbursed by my school without a receipt. Please send me a receipt!!!!!! v_gundlah@sharon.k12.ma.us
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