The Grapes of Smath @ NCSSM - Durham, NC (11/12/2016)

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The Grapes of Smath @ NCSSM - Durham, NC (11/12/2016)

Post by dragonx47 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 8:24 pm

The North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics will be hosting the inaugural "The Grapes of Smath" tournament on Saturday, November 12, 2016. This is a high school Quiz Bowl tournament that will take place from 8:30 to 4:30 p.m. The tournament is open to any high school team(s) that wish to attend who have not played the set.

Affiliation: The tournament will be mirroring the Harvard Fall Tournament XI set. We are also PACE Platinum Certified, meaning that the top 25% of teams at our tournament will qualify for the PACE National Tournament in Chicago in June.

Format: The competition will be nine rounds, and each team is guaranteed the full nine rounds. We’ll decide on the exact playoff format once we see how many teams are signed up. All rounds will be played according to NAQT procedures, with 20 pyramid-style tossups and corresponding bonuses. We will play with powers and negs, but there will be no bouncebacks on bonuses.

Registration: To register, please e-mail Kevin Zhou at zhou17k@ncssm.edu with the number of teams, staffers, and buzzers you wish to bring, and an e-mail address where we may reliably contact you. Soon after, you will receive a confirmation email along with a packet of information regarding the tournament.

Fees: The fee per team will be $65 for the first team, and $60 for each team thereafter. There will be a $5 discount for each fully functional buzzer system that has a control box and eight buzzers, and a $10 discount for each staffer. The minimum fee is $40 per team.

The fee will be paid in person on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to "NCSSM SCSSI".

Teams: 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 half-time substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day—no switching between the A and B teams, for example. Teams may also play shorthanded with fewer players.

Food: Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided by the tournament. However, 9th Street is a 20 minute walk and has a variety of food options.

We hope to see your team at The Grapes of Smath!
Kevin Zhou
ex-Raleigh Charter Quiz Bowl Class of '17
Captain of NCSSM Quiz Bowl Class of '17

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Re: The Grapes of Smath @ NCSSM - Durham, NC (11/12/2016)

Post by dragonx47 » Sun Oct 16, 2016 6:56 pm

I would like to announce that the Grapes of Smath has been granted PACE Platinum Certification, meaning that teams that finish in the top 25% will qualify to participate at the PACE National Tournament in June.

Also, a Field Update(10/16/2016):

Raleigh Charter(4)
Carrboro(2)
Thomas Jefferson Classical (1)
Richmond Senior HS (1)
Eagles (2)
Early College at Guilford A (1)
Johnston County Early College (1)
East Chapel Hill (3)

Total Teams: 14
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Re: The Grapes of Smath @ NCSSM - Durham, NC (11/12/2016)

Post by dragonx47 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:31 pm

Thanks to everyone who came out today for making The Grapes of Smath a success. Congratulations to Early College at Guilford A, East Chapel Hill, Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, and Carrboro for qualifying for the PACE National Tournament in June. A special congratulations to Early College at Guilford A for winning it all!

Stat Reports:
Prelims - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
Playoffs - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /playoffs/
All Games - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... all_games/
Kevin Zhou
ex-Raleigh Charter Quiz Bowl Class of '17
Captain of NCSSM Quiz Bowl Class of '17

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Re: The Grapes of Smath @ NCSSM - Durham, NC (11/12/2016)

Post by UlyssesInvictus » Sun Nov 13, 2016 2:50 pm

Hope everyone enjoyed the set! 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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