Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

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Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Thu Jun 05, 2008 10:14 am

Raleigh Charter would like to announce (tentatively) a new fall tournament. Questions will be sourced, and we know not yet whence. Details will be announced as questions are secured, but we'll Swiss-pair this one too, since our software is pretty darn versatile with formats.

Hopefully I haven't infringed on anyone's tournament/packet name. Our mascot is the phoenix, and I wanted to play with that.
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by ragnarok2012 » Thu Jun 05, 2008 5:15 pm

Does the name of the tournament indicate its question category? I think some of my teammates would be very interested in a all humanities tournament.

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by Kyle » Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:43 am

Eric, if you're looking for questions to use for a tournament scheduled for the same day as Harvard's house-written high school tournament, you should consider talking to Andy (andy.watkins2 [at] gmail [dot] com) about running a mirror.

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Sat Jun 07, 2008 2:32 pm

Kyle wrote:Eric, if you're looking for questions to use for a tournament scheduled for the same day as Harvard's house-written high school tournament, you should consider talking to Andy (andy.watkins2 [at] gmail [dot] com) about running a mirror.
Thanks--good idea.

And to anyone--no, it's not an all-humanities tournament. How can any tournament be any good without any science? :grin:
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by Mechanical Beasts » Sun Jun 08, 2008 12:33 am

rchschem wrote:
Kyle wrote:Eric, if you're looking for questions to use for a tournament scheduled for the same day as Harvard's house-written high school tournament, you should consider talking to Andy (andy.watkins2 [at] gmail [dot] com) about running a mirror.
Thanks--good idea.
Hey, I'm the Andy in question, and
rchschem wrote:And to anyone--no, it's not an all-humanities tournament. How can any tournament be any good without any science? :grin:
I'm in love.

Seriously, though, consider mirroring us. We'll talk specifics later, obviously.
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Fri Jun 20, 2008 8:20 am

Confirmed. This is now a Harvard mirror.
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by mrsbear1024 » Wed Aug 06, 2008 3:04 pm

Is this an invitational, or open to any interested school? Sara Baker, Christian Academy of Knoxville

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Post by Susan » Wed Aug 06, 2008 6:36 pm

Hi, Sara! Could I ask you to put your name and affiliation in a .sig file, as laid out in this post?

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Wed Aug 06, 2008 9:03 pm

mrsbear1024 wrote:Is this an invitational, or open to any interested school? Sara Baker, Christian Academy of Knoxville
Totally open, Sara. We'd be happy to have you. You can contact me off list for travel options.

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Tue Oct 21, 2008 8:51 pm

Tournament name now changed to the Bonfire of the Manatees. Too many people thought this was a humanities only show despite its Harvard Fall mirror-ness.

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Sun Oct 26, 2008 9:45 pm

Field Update (11/8/08)

Early College of Guilford 3
Jordan Matthews 3
Andrews 2
Chapel Hill 2
East Chapel Hill 2
Nash Central 2
Providence Day 2
Robinson 2
Cardinal Gibbons 1
Greensboro Day 1
John Holmes High School 1
Johnston County Middle College 1
Northeastern 1
Pasquotank County HS 1
Richmond County 1
Rocky Mount 1
St. Mary's 1
Western Harnett 1


At 28 teams, the field is now closed. I am still waiting to hear from a couple of teams who have previously expressed interest. If you can bring a buzzer, please let me know. Very few team have mentioned buzzers at this point and we're in need. Remember that there is a $10 buzzer discount!

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Mon Nov 10, 2008 12:36 pm

Threadbump.
rchschem wrote:Field Update (11/8/08)

Early College of Guilford 3
Jordan Matthews 3
Andrews 2
Chapel Hill 2
East Chapel Hill 2
Nash Central 2
Providence Day 2
Robinson 2
Cardinal Gibbons 1
Greensboro Day 1
John Holmes High School 1
Johnston County Middle College 1
Northeastern 1
Pasquotank County HS 1
Richmond County 1
Rocky Mount 1
St. Mary's 1
Western Harnett 1
Cave Spring (VA) 1


At 30 teams, the field is now closed. I am still waiting to hear from a couple of teams who have previously expressed interest. If you can bring a buzzer, please let me know. Very few team have mentioned buzzers at this point and we're in need. Remember that there is a $10 buzzer discount!

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Sat Nov 15, 2008 12:34 pm

Prelim results here; playoff results here.

1. Cave Spring
2. Early College of Guilford
3. Greensboro Day
4. Robinson A

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by DrakeRQB » Sun Nov 16, 2008 9:41 am

Actually, Rocky Mount took us out in the quarterfinals - they were 4th.

We had a good time, and would recommend Raleigh Charter's tournaments to anyone.
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by kamikaze » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:31 am

DrakeRQB wrote:We had a good time, and would recommend Raleigh Charter's tournaments to anyone.
Ditto. Kudos to Eric for running a smooth tournament. The electronic scoring has always fascinated me. Kudos to all the teams we played. There is a lot of talent in NC, especially Early College A and Greensboro Day. They gave us a run for our money and not to mention, they all look so young. Are they sophomores and/or juniors? If they are, they'll be tough to beat in years to come.

I know I can't talk about them but I'm looking forward to hearing the discussion about Harvard packets. Especially the difference between the 7a-11a and 7-11 sets.
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by Fucitol » Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:13 pm

Just an observer who noticed Andrews A's 40 bonus conversion against Cave Springs...
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:07 am

Glacierguy1 wrote:Just an observer who noticed Andrews A's 40 bonus conversion against Cave Springs...
Well, that's just weird. The program won't let you give more than 30 for a bonus, so that's some kind of coding burp. I'll let the author know. Thanks.

Edit: I found two more instances of ppb errors; we're looking into that.

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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by Allez Cuisine » Mon Nov 17, 2008 10:29 pm

Which program are you using?
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Re: Bonfire of the Humanities - 11/15/08, Raleigh, NC

Post by rchschem » Tue Nov 18, 2008 10:04 am

Allez Cuisine wrote:Which program are you using?
It's a custom job that uses computers in each match room networked with a mother ship that tallies all results, pairs the next match, and posts the stats. The stats output looks just like SQBS, but apparently there's some kind of bonus tallying error for losing teams in some matches. One of our former players' parents wrote it.
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