Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY)

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Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY)

Postby mriggle » Thu Aug 25, 2016 6:33 pm

I am happy to announce the seventh annual Hilltopper Invitational Tournament, to be hosted on the campus of Western Kentucky University on Saturday, November 19th. This is our traditional fall tournament, open to any interested high school teams. We hope to have a competitive field of teams from Kentucky and middle Tennessee (and perhaps beyond!) once again this year.

This year, we are mirroring Harvard Fall XI (details about the set here). Format will be standard 20/20 quizbowl, with powers/negs and non-bounceback three-part bonuses.

Location and Time:
Nearly all of our past tournaments have taken place in Cherry Hall, and there is a good chance that will remain true for this one. I will update this area once we determine the location for certain.

Regarding time, we would like teams to arrive between 8:00 and 8:45 AM. Our opening meeting will occur at 8:45 or immediately following the arrival of all teams, whichever comes first. Round 1 will begin no later than 9:00 AM, probably 5-10 minutes after the opening meeting begins. Please note that Bowling Green is located in the Central Time Zone, so make plans accordingly. Lunch will occur at roughly noon, probably after Round 5.

Field Size:
I am going to initially set a soft field cap of 20 teams, but if we have sufficient demand and the staffers to handle that demand, I will raise the cap accordingly. I am also going to limit schools to two teams for now, but schools may indicate conditional interest in bringing more teams, which will be handled via waitlist.

Base fee: $70 for a school's first team
$60 for each subsequent team
Discounts:
Buzzers: -$5 per working system
Moderator: -$10 per moderator (check with us first)
Travel: -$10 per 150 miles (one way)
Minimum fee: $40 per team

Payment:
We will accept either cash or check on the morning of the tournament. Further instructions (along with an invoice) will be given upon registration.

Registration:
Please send an email to wkuquizbowl@gmail.com, and indicate the number of teams you plan to bring, as well as any discounts that apply.

Any other questions may be posted in this thread, or you can shoot us an email. I look forward to seeing everyone on November 19th!
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Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

Postby mriggle » Mon Sep 12, 2016 1:41 pm

Field:
Adair County (3 teams)
Danville (1 team)
Daviess County (1 team)
Gatton Academy (2 teams)
Glasgow (2 teams)
Grayson County (2 teams)
Henderson County (2 teams)
"Lewis and Clark" (1 team)
University School of Nashville (1 team)
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Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

Postby mriggle » Sat Nov 19, 2016 10:28 pm

Here's a quick recap of the day: "Lewis & Clark" came out on top with a 10-0 record to claim first place, edging out Henderson County A at 9-1. Daviess County claimed 3rd.

Full stats will be posted later tonight or tomorrow. Thank you to everyone who came, and everyone who helped out!
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Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

Postby The ChatSack Triple-Play » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:36 pm

To Jason, if you're reading this: I finally got my comeuppance for playing in a ridiculous Gatton A-Gatton B match at a WKU tournament -- by having to read for a ridiculous Gatton A-Gatton B match at a WKU tournament.
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Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

Postby Scottietodd » Sun Nov 20, 2016 1:47 pm

Glasgow enjoyed the Hilltopper Invitational as always! It is a great tradition for us with set routines. Arrive at tournament, compete in tournament, forget our buzzer systems, eat at Mellow Mushroom, find out we left our buzzers, inconvenience WKU staff (Matthew) to retrieve buzzers, and then home!!
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Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

Postby mriggle » Sun Nov 20, 2016 6:16 pm

Stats have now been posted:

Prelims
Playoffs
Combined
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Re: Hilltopper Invitational VII (11/19/16, Bowling Green, KY

Postby UlyssesInvictus » Mon Nov 21, 2016 1:11 am

Hope everyone enjoyed the set, and congratulations to the winners! This is just a reminder not to discuss the set publicly, as there are several mirrors planned, and to join the private discussion group instead. You can find it through these insructions:

UlyssesInvictus wrote:Thanks! As a lesson to anyone who hasn't used usergroups before, you'll have to

- Go to your User Control Panel.
- Select the Usergroups tab.
- Check the "2016 Harvard Fall Discussion" group and apply for membership, which I need to approve manually. If you don't have a full name associated with your account, I won't approve you.
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