2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

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2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby Loungeact » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:36 pm

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased to invite your school to compete at our winter quiz bowl tournament, which will be held on Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, in Columbia University's Hamilton Hall. This tournament, in addition to the fall tournament hosted on October 8th and our spring tournament on March 4th, is part of the second-annual Columbia Cup series of tournaments hosted at Columbia University. More information about the Columbia Cup, as well as a copy of this announcement and further details about the tournament, can be found on the Columbia Cup website.

Nationals: Teams finishing in the top 25% of the National division at this tournament will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship sponsored by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, which will be held in Chicago on June 10th and 11th, 2017.

Questions: The questions for this tournament will come from the WHAQ set written by Washington High School and Hickman High School in Missouri. More details about the set can be found at this link, and practice questions similar to these can be found at http://www.quizbowlpackets.com.

Tournament format: Morning check-in for this tournament will run from 8:00 to 8:30 AM. The introductory meeting will then follow, and the first round will start as soon as possible afterwards. All teams will be guaranteed around 8 or 9 matches, depending on the final number of teams attending. Most teams should be done at around 4:00 to 4:30 PM at the latest.

New in 2016-2017: This year, like our Fall Tournament, we are dividing our Winter tournament into a National division, for teams with highly experienced and competitive players, and a Standard division, for all other teams. Please note that this is not a Varsity/JV split – you are encouraged to register varsity teams in the Standard division if you feel like that will be a better fit for them. For now, we are capping the National division at 18 teams and the Standard division at 24 teams, though the exact numbers may change if demand for one is much higher than demand for the other.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have already registered teams for all three Columbia Cup tournaments, you do not need to re-register them using this form. Teams that you register using this form will in addition to the teams you already registered for all three Columbia Cup tournaments.

If you have a team that you registered for all three Columbia Cup tournaments, and would like to switch the team's division for the Columbia Winter tournament, please email quizbowl@columbia.edu with your request.

Teams: Each school may register as many teams as they would like in either division or in both divisions. Each team's roster may contain no more than six players, four of which will be playing at any given time during a game. You are encouraged to register novice and JV teams as well in the Standard division. In addition, we encourage schools to register additional teams instead of putting alternates as 5th or 6th players on existing teams.

Registration: To register for this tournament, please fill out the registration form on the Registration page of the Columbia Cup website. We will email you to confirm your registration promptly. Please note that registration for this tournament will close on November 30, 2016. Before registration opens, we encourage you to gauge the availability of the students on your team, so that you know how many teams to register once registration opens.

Tournament fees and discounts:

Base fee: $70/team
Base fee for new schools*: $45/team

*New schools are defined as schools in NY, NJ, or CT that have not attended a quiz bowl tournament at Columbia University before the 2016-2017 school year.

There are also discounts for bringing buzzers and staffers, or being a participant in Regional Quiz Bowl. In addition, we also offer financial assistance for schools in need of it. Please see the fees and discounts page of the Columbia Cup website for a more complete overview of fees and discounts.

Payment: All entry and registration fees must be paid either in advance or during morning check-in.

If you are paying by check, please make it payable to "Columbia University," with "Quiz Bowl" on the memo line. We will also accept cash on the day of the tournament. If you are mailing a check in advance, we recommend that it be sent no later than two weeks before the tournament, and the check should be mailed to:

Huzefa Diwan
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70 Morningside Drive
New York, NY 10027

We wish you the best of luck this upcoming season, and hope to see you at our Morningside Heights campus on December 3! If you would like to register or have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact quizbowl@columbia.edu.
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby Loungeact » Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:48 pm

Field: (as of 11/27/2016)

National Division:

Erewhon (1)
Bergen (1)
Bronx Science (1)
East Brunswick (1)
High Tech (1)
Hunter (2)
Kings Park (1)
Livingston (2)
Long Beach (1)
Mather High (1)
Middlesex County (1)
Mountain Lakes (1)
North Babylon (1)
St. Joseph (1)
Trinity (1)
West Egg (1)

Total: 18/18

Waitlist:
Columbia High
Mather B

Standard Division:

Ardsley (1)
Bergen (1)
Bridgewater-Raritan (1)
Bronx Science (1)
Cardinal Spellman (1)
East Brunswick (2)
Great Neck North (1)
High Tech (1)
Hunter (1)
Kings Park (2)
Livingston (1)
Mountain Lakes (2)
North Babylon (1)
Preston (1)
St. Joseph (1)
Tenafly (2)
Trinity (3)
West Egg (1)

Total: 24/24
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby The Polebarn Hotel » Tue Nov 22, 2016 10:11 pm

Could we please have a field update?
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby Antonio777100 » Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:39 pm

One question: Will there be powers at this tournament?
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby NBQuizbowl » Thu Dec 01, 2016 6:45 pm

Antonio777100 wrote:One question: Will there be powers at this tournament?
Yes "The tossups in the set will be powermarked and will run from 5 to 6 lines before the powermark is applied. The bonus parts will be no longer than two lines long." I found this on the forum page for the set that will be played. viewtopic.php?f=109&t=18660
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby jonpin » Mon Dec 05, 2016 10:36 am

Is there a private forum for discussion of the set?
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby Important Bird Area » Mon Dec 05, 2016 12:12 pm

jonpin wrote:Is there a private forum for discussion of the set?


Yes. Select "2016 WHAQ Discussion" from your user control panel.
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:40 pm

bird bird bird bird bird wrote:
jonpin wrote:Is there a private forum for discussion of the set?


Yes. Select "2016 WHAQ Discussion" from your user control panel.


Yeah. Sorry for not posted my standard spiel yesterday-I worked a 9 hour shift and didn't really want to think about quizbowl once I got home. Everyone who requested access should be approved now.
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby luke1865 » Tue Dec 06, 2016 9:14 pm

Will stats for this tourney be up soon?
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Dec 09, 2016 4:57 am

luke1865 wrote:Will stats for this tourney be up soon?


Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/)
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby jasongg17 » Fri Dec 09, 2016 1:22 pm

The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
luke1865 wrote:Will stats for this tourney be up soon?


Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/)


My understanding is that it's finals week at Columbia, so the stats delay is pretty reasonable.
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Dec 09, 2016 2:09 pm

jasongg17 wrote:
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
luke1865 wrote:Will stats for this tourney be up soon?


Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/)


My understanding is that it's finals week at Columbia, so the stats delay is pretty reasonable.


Hah, whoops. I meant to include something like that on my post as well. Guess that happens when you're posting near 3 in the morning.
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby jonpin » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:17 pm

jasongg17 wrote:
The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi wrote:
luke1865 wrote:Will stats for this tourney be up soon?


Looks like the Standard Division's prelim stats are up. Nothing other than that, though. (http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/4104/)


My understanding is that it's finals week at Columbia, so the stats delay is pretty reasonable.


According to Columbia's academic calendar, finals still haven't started (classes ended yesterday and finals start on Friday). Presumably morning stats for the nationals division exist, since they were used to create schedules for the afternoon, and those can be uploaded in a matter of minutes, even if no stats were being entered at all during the afternoon.
As it stands, I still don't know where my teams finished in the standings. Does anyone know who won the tournaments?

Hopefully things will go better at the Spring tournament.
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby lumosityfan » Tue Dec 13, 2016 6:50 pm

I know that Hunter beat High Tech by something like 300 points in the final and I believe (I think) that High Tech won in the Standard Division. Also, I talked to the Columbia e-board and they said that stats will be up probably by tonight!
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby luke1865 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:40 pm

Are nationals playoff stats going up, or are they not available for some reason?
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Re: 2016 Columbia Winter Tournament - December 3, 2016

Postby Zef » Sat Dec 17, 2016 2:17 am

luke1865 wrote:Are nationals playoff stats going up, or are they not available for some reason?



We do have the stats for national playoffs, and we hope to get them uploaded today.
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