Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

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Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Wed Aug 22, 2012 2:12 pm

*This is the full announcement for the Quaker Bowl--10/13/2012*

The Academic Team at The Early College at Guilford is pleased to announce that we will host the 4th Quaker Bowl on Saturday, October 13, 2012. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM. The tournament is open to any high school team that wishes to attend.

The tournament will take place on the Guilford College campus, in Greensboro, North Carolina. The opening meeting will take place in Dana Auditorium (subject to change), and the matches will take place in King and Duke Buildings on the campus.

AFFLIATION AND QUESTIONS: We will use NAQT Invitational Questions, particularly NAQT set #IS-118. The tournament will serve as an unofficial NAQT event, and as such, the top 15% of the field will qualify for the NAQT High School National Championship. We are also looking to affiliate with the PACE National Tournament, and tournaments run or co-run by The Early College at Guilford Academic Team have been certified as gold tournaments for four straight years.

FORMAT: We are looking to host a tournament with 28 teams. The teams will be divided into preliminary brackets, and then will be rebracketed into playoff brackets. More information about the exact format will be released as we get closer to the date, and may change due to the number of teams, etc. Each team will be guaranteed to play 9 games. In the event that fewer than 28 teams register, the format will change accordingly. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top eight individual scorers. Each match will consist of 2 un-timed halves, with each half consisting of 10 buzzer tossup questions. We will have powers and negs at the Quaker Bowl, but no bouncebacks on bonuses. ***There will also be no computational math tossups at this year's Quaker Bowl. We will leave in computational math bonuses. ***

REGISTRATION: To register, please e-mail me, Paul Smith, at ecgquizbowl AT gmail.com with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you want to bring, and e-mail address where we may contact you. You may also register using our online system on our tournament website: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/vie ... E6MA#gid=0
Soon after you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation e-mail and a packet e-mailed from The Early College at Guilford Academic Team containing the official rules, directions, parking and dining information (all materials which will also be provided on the day of the competition). Again, registration fees may be mailed in advance for a discount (with the registration sheet) or paid at the tournament. Checks should be made out to “The Early College at Guilford.” For the purposes of tournament organization, our registration will run until October 5th—please send in your registration information by that date.

FEE STRUCTURE:
Base fee: $75 for first team. We will initially only take one team per school until September 21st. Please indicate in your registration that you’d like to bring multiple teams, and we will let you know if there are open spots after September 21st for 2nd teams. (Note of clarification: the cost will be $50 for additional teams.)
Buzzer discount: $10 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control box and eight activators all work)-maximum of two buzzer systems
Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, student who is not playing, etc. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games not involving the team with which they are affiliated. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (except finals) in order to receive credit for their school. You may have only one staffer count for your discount.
Early payment discount: $10 off school’s total fee. If you submit your payment before the date of the tournament, we will take off $10 from your school’s fee.
Travel discount: $15 off school’s total fee for traveling over 150 miles (as determined by MapQuest).
Minimum fee: The minimum fee is $0 (you cannot have a negative fee)

METHOD OF PAYMENT: All teams must pay on or before the day of the tournament. We would prefer that you send in your payment before the tournament, but will also accept payment in person right before the tournament starts. Teams who do not pay on or before the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it. We can accept personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or Quiz Bowl club funds. *** In particular, our administration has stated that we cannot accept cash this year for accounting reasons. ***

HOTELS: We are in the process of making a deal with local hotels. Please contact Paul Smith (e-mail below) if you are interested or would like a hotel.

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time, with no exceptions. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only three players. Teams consisting of fewer than three players may not play without my express prior permission.

FOOD: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. The Quaker Village shopping area is within walking distance of the tournament, and we will be working closely with the eating establishments in this shopping area to offer deals to teams competing in our tournament; maps and suggestions will be provided at the tournament and in e-mails sent to the teams before the tournament.

We look forward to seeing your team at the 4th Quaker Bowl!

Paul Smith
Tournament Director, Quaker Bowl III
ecgquizbowl AT gmail.com

EDIT (9/28 at 8:49 AM): Clarified comment about price for additional team.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012

Post by amonian » Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:07 am

smithp5 wrote:Please indicate in your registration that you’d like to bring multiple teams, and we will let you know if there are open spots after September 21st for 2nd teams.
Does this mean that schools will only be allowed two teams at a maximum?

Thanks,

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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012

Post by smithp5 » Fri Aug 31, 2012 9:04 pm

Ashwin:
Based on previous experience, we will most likely be able to accomodate more than two teams from a school, but would like to make sure each school gets a chance first.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 1:45 pm

The Quaker Bowl has been certified as Platinum by PACE, which means that the top 25% of teams (rounded up) will qualify for PACE NSC (in addition to HSNCT). Updates will also be made soon about the current field.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 2:04 pm

Field: (24 teams, 13+ buzzers)

*Grimsley (1 team, 1 buzzer)
*East Chapel Hill (3 teams, 1 buzzer)
*Enloe (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
*Raleigh Charter (3 teams, 2 buzzers)
*NCSSM (5 teams, 1 buzzer)
*Northwood (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
*Bassett (1 team, 1 buzzer)
*Southeast Guilford (1 team, 1 buzzer)
*South Caldwell (1 team, 2 buzzers)
*Elon School (1 team, 0 buzzers)
*Page (2 teams, 0 buzzers)
*Hickory Ridge (1 team, 2 buzzers)
*Green Hope (1 team, 0 buzzers)

EDIT: 10/12/2012 at 11:30 AM
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by Red-necked Phalarope » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:22 pm

Have y'all had any luck reaching out to any of the Forsyth County high schools? East Forsyth was the only one that played anything besides the county format when I was there in the early 00s, but I'd have to hope at least a couple of them could gather enough interest to drive 30 minutes for a tournament.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:43 am

Brice:
Forsyth County has traditionally been tough, but we've tried some outreach that way. Having a tournament at Wake Forest again this year will probably help revive (or activate) some of that area.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by brownhope » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:50 pm

Just clarifying that Green Hope is not bringing any sets of buzzers.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:57 pm

@Inan: Got it--thank you!
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 2:55 pm

Stats posted through 5 preliminary morning matches:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1099

Teams are currently in playoff brackets. Top 8 (by W/L then PPB) were divided into two top playoff brackets of 4 and are in a round robin. Middle 8 and Final 8 were divided in the same way. Cross-matches will then follow the three afternoon round-robin rounds.
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 6:10 pm

Thank you to everyone who came to Quaker Bowl!

First place: Raleigh Charter A
Second place: East Chapel Hill A
Third place: NCSSM A
Fourth place: NCSSM B

These teams have qualified for the HSNCT.

Stats and more details will posted later tonight. Once stats are posted, please send me an e-mail at ECGQuizBowl at gmail dot com. Thanks!

Thanks again!
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Re: Quaker Bowl--October 13, 2012 (Greensboro, NC)

Post by smithp5 » Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:14 pm

Full Final Standings for Quaker Bowl 2012:
(1) Raleigh Charter A
(2) East Chapel Hill A (ECH = East Chapel Hill throughout stats)
(3) NCSSM A
(4) NCSSM B
(5) Enloe A
(6) South Caldwell A
(7) Raleigh Charter B
(8) NCSSM C
(9) NCSSM D
(10) Green Hope
(11) East Chapel Hill B
(12) East Chapel Hill C
(13) NCSSM E
(14) Raleigh Charter C
(15) Grimsley
(16) Enloe B
(17) Northwood A
(18) Bassett
(19) Page B
(20) Page A
(21) Hickory Ridge
(22) The Elon School
(23) Northwood B
(24) Southeast Guilford


Final Stats for Quaker Bowl are here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/1099/

(Note #1: For the sake of clarity, playoff bracket names were changed to A1, A2, B1, B2, C1, C2, etc..)
(Note #2: We did have a team leave early. That team's matches were counted as forfeits in the final standings.)

I apologize for a couple of delays throughout the day, but I think the 9 rounds went smoothly and there were some exciting final round matches. Hope to see you again next year!
Paul Smith
Coach, The Early College at Guilford

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