CMST III Available for Hosting

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CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby Deckard Cain » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:00 pm

The 2012 Collaborative Middle School Tournament will be available for hosting from February 18, 2012 until April 7, 2012. There is no fee to use this set of questions at your middle school tournament. This tournament is written and edited by members of the high school and college quizbowl communities.

This set will consist of 10 rounds of 20 10-point toss-ups and 20 three-part, 30-point bonuses, plus tie-breaker questions. Each set of 20 questions consists of (note that x/y means x tossups and y bonuses):

5/5 Social Studies:
1/1 American History
1/1 European History
1/1 World/Ancient History
0/1 American Government
2/1 Geography

4/4 Literature and Language Arts
2/2 American and British Literature
1/1 Juvenile Literature
1/1 Other Literature and Language Arts

5/5 Math and Science
1/1 Life Science
2/1 Physical Science
1/1 Astronomy
1/1 Mathematics (Theory)
0/1 Mathematics (Computation)

2/2 Fine and Performing Arts
1/1 Visual Arts
1/1 Auditory Arts

4/4 Additional Topics
1/1 Religion
1/1 Mythology
1/1 Current Events
1/1 Popular Culture or General Knowledge

Tie-breaker questions will be taken from any of the above categories except popular culture.

For an idea of what our final packets will look like, please download the 2010 and 2011 iterations of the tournament.

Bids should be e-mailed to Matt Chadbourne at mwchadbourne at gmail dot com and include:
-The name of the school(s) interested in hosting, and the name(s) and contact information of coach(es) serving as prospective tournament directors. High school and collegiate hosts may have players serve as prospective tournament directors in lieu of or in addition to coaches. We do not require previous experience.
-The prospective area from which you would draw teams (e.g. single school, single district, municipal area, state). We are happy to have multiple sites in close proximity, so long as the addition of one site will not severely impact the field of a second site.
-The date(s) on which the tournament would be held. Bids to use these questions for league play are welcome; however, we will give preference to schools that wish to host a weekend tournament.
-Fee structures. Since there is no fee to use these questions, we suggest a base entry fee of no more than 70% of the normal fee in a school’s area.
-Your prospective plan for reporting statistics to the CMST team. We do not require individual statistics; however, we do require win-loss record, team points per game, team tossups answered, and team bonus conversion (bonus points earned per bonus controlled) for each team.
-An estimated maximum field size.
-Anything else you consider relevant to our consideration of your bid.

While it is not vital to bid acceptance, we would like to see hosts provide the following:
-In some areas it is customary to bring one team with more than eight players and have many students rotate playing. We believe that it is a more fun experience if all students play most of the time. We would like hosts to suggest to participating schools that they split their contingent into multiple teams, each with no more than eight players, and offer large “multiple team” discounts as incentives to do this. However, we understand that staffing and room constraints, as well as the number of chaperones available for a particular school, may make it unfeasible for some hosts to mandate this.
-We would like hosts to provide the greatest number of meaningful games for all teams, and are happy to assist hosts in devising a format to that end. We suggest that the top preliminary teams advance to a round-robin playoff bracket, and that consolation matches be set up for non-playoff teams that are interested in playing more questions.

Any questions concerning bidding or the tournament itself should be e-mailed to Matt Chadbourne at mwchadbourne at gmail dot com.
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby Deckard Cain » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:02 pm

List of tournaments using CMST III:

March 10
Chattahoochee High School (Johns Creek, GA)

March 17
Barrington Middle School - Station Campus (Barrington, IL)

March 31
PORTA High School (Petersburg, IL)

April 14
The Early College at Guilford (Greensboro, NC)


Undetermined date:
Missouri University of Science and Technology (Rolla, MO)
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby Rountree » Mon Jan 02, 2012 10:32 pm

Matt et al.,

Is there any possibility that the CMST would be available a week before the February 18th start date?
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby Deckard Cain » Tue Jan 03, 2012 5:29 pm

RountreeCHS wrote:Matt et al.,

Is there any possibility that the CMST would be available a week before the February 18th start date?


At this point, it is unlikely that the set will be finished and ready for use before February 18.
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby Rountree » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:06 pm

Deckard Cain wrote:At this point, it is unlikely that the set will be finished and ready for use before February 18.

No worries. February 11th would've been almost perfect for us to host, but I completely understand. Thanks for checking!
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby cvdwightw » Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:49 pm

Just a reminder that this tournament is still available for hosting in any area that doesn't already have a host.

This tournament is 95% written but we'll need a couple of weeks to do a good editing job, so unfortunately we will not be able to deliver packets before February 14. The last date that we allow for hosting is April 7, as we want to post the packets publicly roughly 2 weeks before MSNCT.

I look forward to Matt getting bids from both repeat and new hosts.
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby Deckard Cain » Fri Feb 10, 2012 2:24 am

CMST is pleased to announce that we have extended the hosting window by one week; we will now accept bids to host through April 14.

We are still seeking bids for any region not currently served by any of the existing sites. Feel free to email me with any questions or to submit a bid.
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby CSQuizJags » Mon Mar 19, 2012 11:15 am

I emailed and sent a PM to you about using these packets for the Clarke County MS Championship on March 31st. Please get with me ASAP to know if this is ok. Thanks!
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Re: CMST III Available for Hosting

Postby drshoema » Sat Apr 14, 2012 8:39 pm

Is this set of packets now available somewhere for download?

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