WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

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WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Thu Jul 12, 2012 11:25 pm

The Washington University Academic Team is excited to announce the fifteenth annual WUHSAC, to be held at Washington University in St. Louis on Saturday, February 16th, 2012. Teams coming from outside Missouri should note this is Presidents' Day Weekend so you can have an extra travel day!

I'm Sean Phillips, and as per the unanimous decision this week of the WUAT board, I'll serve as tournament director for this this year's tournament. The set is for the first time since the first WUAT not in any way a house written event. Rather it is a mirror of Yale's BHSAT event which Mr. Matt Jackson is rather graciously letting us mirror and slightly upping his timeframe to write and edit so we can run a much better set than in previous years, and we are looking forward to a tournament that will run more smoothly than ever.

To sign your team up for WUHSAC XV, please e-mail me at seanqb1982@gmail.com. For those of you who have my hotmail address please do NOT use that. It is in the interest of a smooth registration that I have everything centrally located and timestamped and therefore would greatly appreciate if in lieu of responses here being accepted as registrations, you simply email this gmail account with a note in the memo line. Teams will be signed up on a first-come, first-served basis. The field will be updated in this thread as registrations are received. If the field fills up before you can sign up, please allow us to waitlist you as well; in such a large field there is an appreciable chance that one or more teams will cancel.

WUHSAC's general rules will be similar to last year's:

Rules
•20 tossups and bonuses per game
•no computational math
•no negs
•no powers
•bouncebacks on bonuses

Format
•Up to a 36-team field
•Bracketed round robin prelims
•Re-bracketed round robin playoffs
•four-team superplayoffs and final if needed

Fees for the tournament will be as follows:
•$10 per school plus $65 per team
•-$5 per fully functional (eight-player) buzzer, up to $15 off per school
•-$15 per experienced staff volunteer

This year, I'd like to ask everyone interested in staffing the tournament to let me know well in advance of the tournament, by e-mailing me at seanqb1982@gmail.com or replying here. This will include both those volunteering on behalf of a school and others. Keeping track of staff for a tournament of this size will be almost as big a deal as keeping track of the field in preparation for the event. Thank you very much for your help!

As in previous years, we expect that some number of top-finishing teams at WUHSAC XV will be invited to this year's PACE National Scholastics Championship, also to be held at a place and date to be determined. WUHSAC will provide a useful opportunity for teams and staffers to visit and become familiar with the NSC format before NSC.

If you have any further questions, please e-mail me or reply here. We look forward to seeing you at WUHSAC XV!
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Jul 20, 2012 12:51 am

Field (33/36)

Hallsville (2)
Oakville (3)
Tuscumbia (1)
Rock Bridge (3)
Clayton (3)
Ladue (4)
Parkway Central (2)
Villa Duchesne (1)
Ransom Everglades (FL) (4)
Jefferson City (1)
Brookfield (1)
Mehlville (1)
Pilot Grove (1)
New Haven (1)
Paul M. Dorman (SC) (1)
Parkway West (2)
Helias (2)
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:16 pm

Tournament field edited to add Clayton HS.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Aug 17, 2012 10:07 pm

Field edited to add Ladue.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Mon Aug 27, 2012 11:19 pm

Added more Oakville teams and Parkway Central. Field now half full. Or half empty. Kinda depends on my mood.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby merv1618 » Tue Aug 28, 2012 11:14 am

Jeremy Gibbs Paradox wrote:Field edited to add Ladue.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GD3VsesS ... lated#t=4s
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Tue Sep 04, 2012 12:08 am

Added Villa.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:14 pm

Added more registrations.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:59 pm

Added three new teams I'm excited about. Almost full y'all!
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby RountreeCHS » Mon Nov 12, 2012 3:55 pm

As the Texas Invitational (originally scheduled for this weekend) has now been moved to the following weekend, Chattahoochee would like to express its strong interest in this event. I would like to say we are 100% going, but as this event is more than 3 months away, that is nearly impossible. However, please let me know if/when I need to make a decision. Thanks!
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:03 am

Updated to add the registration of Paul M. Dorman High School from South Carolina.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:40 am

Updated to add Parkway West.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:50 am

Added a few more including Helias.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby RountreeCHS » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:09 pm

Any updates for this tournament? Chattahoochee still wants to come, but we have not heard anything via email in about 3 weeks and nothing has been posted in almost 2 months.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Dr. Loki Skylizard, Thoracic Surgeon » Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:10 pm

According to this thread, the field is full with four teams on the waitlist as of January 26..
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby RountreeCHS » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:03 pm

Fred wrote:According to this thread, the field is full with four teams on the waitlist as of January 26..

The MO Quizbowl site is blocked at my school so I will have to look at it when I get home. I spoke with Sean via email about 3 weeks ago and he said we were in, but, like I mentioned before, I have heard nothing from him since then and nothing has been posted here in regard to the field. Thanks for checking, Fred.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:35 am

Yes, so sorry to be behind on updates. I will have the current field on both sites as of tomorrow (There have been MANY changes.) and the details regarding where you need to be that day were just finalized today. In short all teams need to be in Louderman 458 at 8:15 am for registration. Louderman can be found on this map:

http://admissions.wustl.edu/SiteCollect ... ap2012.pdf

And it occurs to me as I try to access this link it might not work. I will try to get a working map to each team BEFORE the weekend is over. Again apologies for lack of updates, but please understand there wasn't anything to update. If you have further questions please by all means send me an email. I can respond very quickly by phone all day.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Feb 01, 2013 1:34 pm

Thank you for your patience. Current field:

Field (30/36)

Hallsville (2)
Oakville (3)
Tuscumbia (1)
Clayton (1)
Ladue (2)
Parkway Central (1)
Ransom Everglades (FL) (3)
Brookfield (1)
Parkway West (1)
Helias (2)
Chattahoochee (GA) (1)
Trinity (1)
Bolton (TN) (3)
Priory (1)
SLUH (1)
Eureka (1)
DCC (MI) (1)
Marquette (1)
Parkway South (2)
Webster Groves (1)
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:43 pm

Current field updated. If you need, this is a color map. All yellow zones and metered parking are free on that day.

http://parking.wustl.edu/parkingmap_2010.pdf
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:08 pm

Field is updated and current. If any team would like to add an extra squad to get us up to 32, I would be more than happy to accomodate as I would like to get it to where we can do 4 brackets of 8 teams with as few byes as possible.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Fri Feb 15, 2013 4:53 pm

WUHSAC is now MSHSAA approved.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby merv1618 » Fri Feb 15, 2013 5:47 pm

Jeremy Gibbs Paradox wrote:WUHSAC is now MSHSAA approved.

How the heck did you manage that
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Sat Feb 16, 2013 1:55 am

merv1618 wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Paradox wrote:WUHSAC is now MSHSAA approved.

How the heck did you manage that

By filling out a form and following protocol.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby armitage » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:33 am

Prelim stats. (thru Rd 7) Please note that there are some issues like Ladue B's Mukund still being listed as "Ibhan Kulkami" (apologies to both, I can't figure out how to change SQBS rosters after the fact) and the presence of some phantom players. Unfortunately this is my first time using SQBS, so there may be a host of other issues; feel free to let me know if anything conflicts egregiously with your records.

Thanks Ladue A and DCC for an exciting final. Hopefully all you out-of-staters will consider making the trek up/down again next February!

edit: full stats can be seen here, hopefully indefinitely. They'll be transferred to the database some time from now.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Matthew Jackson » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:46 am

Huge thanks to Sean Phillips, the WUAT board, and all the volunteer staff who made this early use of BHSAT XXII a reality and a success. Congratulations also to Ladue on their victory, and to DCC, Chattahoochee, and Parkway West for their hard-fought placings.

I will be gathering a list of fixes or changes so that future mirrors of the BHSAT set, including the main site in two weeks, can use a set with fewer rough edges. In particular, I'd like to encourage players and coaches who attended this site to join the "BHSAT 2013 Discussion" subforum on the Quizbowl Resource Center and share their thoughts. I also welcome comments on errors or problems privately at <matthew.jackson@yale.edu>, preferably with "BHSAT" in the subject line of the email.

As a sidenote, I'm having a rather difficult time getting a full stat report of all games played by all teams all day at this tournament, which I'd like to be able to get to. Which switches do I have to toggle on the WUSTL stats page to make this happen, and will the migration to the DB also convert the stats to SQBS?
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby christino » Sun Feb 17, 2013 3:05 pm

RyuAqua wrote:As a sidenote, I'm having a rather difficult time getting a full stat report of all games played by all teams all day at this tournament, which I'd like to be able to get to. Which switches do I have to toggle on the WUSTL stats page to make this happen, and will the migration to the DB also convert the stats to SQBS?

I can't speak for Gordon or anyone else involved with WUStL, but I believe you should be able to get aggregate stats from all games (plus the order of finish for teams that did not make superplayoffs) if you select Phase: Playoff, Carry Over: All, Cross Over: Yes, and Tiebreakers: All Games. Selecting Phase: Superplayoff should give you the aggregate stats and standings for the top 4 teams.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby armitage » Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:59 pm

Transferred stats are now available here.

edit: Sorry about that, they should have the correct placement order now.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Mon Feb 18, 2013 12:59 am

I first want to thank everyone for coming to this event. This was one of the best fields from top to bottom we ever had and I enjoyed interacting with each and every one of you. I want to think the staff, the WUAT people, specifically Gordon, Richard(him especially for being my assistant and dealing with the administrative nightmares of WUSTL), and Charlie, my hired guns, Jeff Hill, Jacob O'Rourke, and Brandon Daake and the SEMO crew. SEMO just became an entity this year and if they host hs events next year I encourage you to go there. They are here and for real.

I want to thank teams for putting up with the late running morning. I am sorry lunch was as late as it was. I am looking into ways to remedy that. I want to thank all the teams that traveled from great distances whether from central MO or Miami. You all help make this awesome.
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Re: WUHSAC XV (February 16, 2013)

Postby Jeremy Gibbs Paradox » Wed Feb 20, 2013 10:41 am

The following teams qualify for PACE NSC from this event: Ladue A, DCC, Chattahoochee, Parkway West, Ransom Everglades A, SLUH, and Priory. Information has been sent to PACE and PACE should be contacting those teams soon.

Congrats to all!
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