Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

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Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:30 am

The Columbia University Quiz Bowl team is pleased to announce the Columbia Fall Tournament, which will be held on Saturday, October 6, 2018, in Columbia University's Hamilton Hall. Along with our spring tournament on February 23, this tournament is part of the fourth 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.

Questions: The questions for this will come from a housewrite called WHAQ III. Information on this set can be found here. Practice questions that are similar in style and content can be found here.

Tournament format: Morning check-in for this tournament will run from 8:00 to 8:45 AM. The introductory meeting will then follow, and the first round will start as soon as possible afterwards. All teams will be guaranteed at least 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.

Tournament Division: We will be dividing all tournaments in the Columbia Cup series 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.

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. We reserve the right to change a team's division. For example, we will ask a team with a nationals all-star player in the Standard division to join the National division instead.

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 not open until September 5th, 2018 and will close on October 1st, 2018. 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.

When registering teams for the Columbia Fall Tournament, you can also opt to register some or all of those teams for the entire series of tournaments in the Columbia Cup. Doing so will save you at least $20 per team, as compared to registering those teams for each tournament separately. However, this discount can be received only when registering for Columbia Fall Tournament.

Tournament fees and discounts:

The following table is a summary of the entry fees for this tournament and the Columbia Cup:

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*New schools are defined as schools in NY, NJ, or CT that have not attended a quiz bowl tournament at Columbia University before the 2018-2019 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.

All entry and registration fees must be paid either in advance or during morning check-in. If you are registering teams for all tournaments in the Columbia Cup series, the entire registration fee must be received by the morning of the Columbia Fall Tournament. If the upfront cost for registering for the Columbia Cup is a burden for your team, please let us know and we can offer financial assistance.

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:

Jackson Christian Painter
2489
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 October 6! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at quizbowl@columbia.edu.
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Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:07 pm

Due to scheduling conflicts, this tournament has been rescheduled to October 13, 2018. All relevant information on this post and the tournament website has been updated.

Due to schedule changes in the college quiz bowl circuit, this tournament has once again been rescheduled to October 6, 2018.
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Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:05 am

Registration for this tournament is now open and will last until October 1st. You can register on our website's registration page.
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Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Sun Sep 09, 2018 7:35 pm

Field (As of 10/4/2018)

National Division:(16/18)
Darien x2
East Brunswick
Gotham
Greens Farms
High Tech x2
Hunter x2
Ithaca
Lakeland
Livingston
Saint Joseph
Southold x2
West Egg

National Wait List

Standard Division:(24/24)
Bard
Bronx Science
Cardinal Spellman
Dalton
Darien
East Brunswick
Gotham
Half Hollow Hills x2
High Tech x2
Hunter x2
Island Trees
Ithaca
Livingston
Mountain Lakes x2
Preston
Southold x2
Trinity x2
West Egg

Standard Wait List
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Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by Simon de Montfort » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:20 am

Thank you to everyone who came to today's tournament. We hope you enjoyed it. Congratulations to Ithaca A for winning the Nationals Division, and congratulations to Trinity A for winning the Standard Division.

Stats have now been posted and can be found at the tournament database page here.

Information about Columbia Spring will be coming in December. Stay tuned for that. We hope to see you all back at Columbia in the near future for some more quiz bowl fun.
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Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by AKKOLADE » Sun Oct 07, 2018 9:36 pm

This is the 2018-19 High School Set Feedback Form. This is used to return feedback on the question set you played to the team that put the set together. Meaningful, constructive feedback from those that were at this tournament, whether as a staffer, coach or player, is welcome via this form.
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Re: Columbia Fall @ Columbia University (10/6/18)

Post by 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Oct 08, 2018 8:45 am

Thanks for playing the WHAQ III set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2018 WHAQ Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2018 WHAQ Discussion" and join it)
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Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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