ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

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ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Tue Jul 22, 2014 10:36 pm

This is the announcement for the 6th iteration of the Quaker Academic Competition at the University of Pennsylvania. The tournament will take place on January 31st, 2015.

Questions / Tournament Format:
We will be using HSAPQ Tournament 53 for this tournament. These will be power-marked regular difficulty questions, so we encourage teams of all skill levels to attend.

We will endeavor to maximize the number of guaranteed games for all teams in attendance. In doing so, will use brackets and an ACF style final. All games will run in accordance with ACF rules (5 seconds to buzz, 5 seconds to answer, and 5 seconds after the end of a bonus part).

Nationals Qualifications:
QuAC VI has been awarded a Platinum NSC Affiliation. As a Platinum Affiliated tournament, the top 25% of teams, rounded up, will qualify for the PACE NSC.

Registration:
We will use the following fee structure:
$70 for first team
$50 for each additional team
-$5 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced staffer
-$10 for every 200 miles traveled
Minimum fee per team: $30
To register, please contact me at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu with the number of teams you plan to bring as well as any discounts you plan to claim.

Logistics:
Registration will be between 8:15 and 8:45AM in the Hall of Flags in Houston Hall. Games will be played starting at 9:00AM in Williams Hall.

Current Field (teams, buzzers, moderators)
Manheim Twp (4/2/0)
Wissahickon (4/2/1)
Charter (4/4/0)
William Tennent (2/1/0)
Springfield Twp (1/1/0)
PALCS (1/0/0)
High Tech (3/2/0)
"Deep Green" (2/1/0)
Emmaus (2/0/0)
PRISMS (1/0/0)
Saint Joseph (2/2/0)
Pingry (2/0/0)
Central Bucks East (3/2/1)
Henderson (1/0/1)
Lehigh Valley Academy (1/0/0)
Gunston (2/1/1)
Mountain Lakes (1/2/1)
Total: (36/18/5)
Cap: 36 teams

Wait list (In the order they were received): (4/0/0)
West Windsor Plainsboro North (3/0/0)
Quince Orchard HS (1/0/0)

Interested:
Great Valley (2/0/0)

Feel free to contact me by email at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu or on the forums if you have any questions. We're aiming for a large tournament this year so please email us as soon as possible to register. We hope to see you in January!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Tue Sep 09, 2014 2:09 pm

This tournament has been awarded a NSC Affiliation. As an affiliated tournament, the top 15% of teams, rounded up, will qualify for the PACE NSC.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Thu Oct 30, 2014 2:04 pm

The cap for this tournament has been set at 32 teams. Please email me as soon as possible at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu if you're interested in registering.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by Edward Powers » Tue Nov 11, 2014 5:08 am

Sarita,

I just sent you an email registering 2 teams and 1 buzzer system for St. Joe's of Metuchen. Hopefully you received it.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Tue Nov 11, 2014 11:14 pm

This tournament has reached capacity at 32 teams. However, I encourage you to continue to send me emails at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu to express interest or register for the waitlist, as we may expand the field.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Sun Dec 28, 2014 4:11 pm

The set for this tournament has been finalized. Contact me at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu with any questions.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Tue Dec 30, 2014 4:13 pm

We could potentially expand the field if we had more staffers volunteer. So please contact me at sjamil@sas.upenn.edu if you're interested!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:22 pm

This tournament has been expanded to 36 teams. The original announcement will be updated as details are confirmed.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Tue Jan 20, 2015 5:39 pm

Note that QuAC VI has now been awarded a Platinum NSC Affiliation. As a Platinum Affiliated tournament, the top 25% of teams, rounded up, will qualify for the PACE NSC.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:44 pm

We are looking for two more team to fill the field after a drop, since the waitlist teams are unable to attend. Please contact me immediately if you're interested.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Tue Jan 27, 2015 9:16 pm

All teams and staffers should have just received an email from me with final details. Please contact me if you have not.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by Lo, Marathon Ham! » Sat Jan 31, 2015 5:57 pm

We'd like to thank all the staffers and the UPenn quiz bowl team for hosting such a well run tournament. We can't wait for next year's edition!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by Antrobus63 » Sun Feb 01, 2015 12:27 am

I second that!
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by Monstruos de Bolsillo » Mon Feb 02, 2015 5:46 pm

This was a really fun tournament to attend, and we are happy to get the experience playing some of the best teams in the region. Thanks to Penn for hosting.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by Masked Canadian History Bandit » Tue Feb 03, 2015 1:40 pm

ICYMI, stats were posted Sunday night:

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/

Feel free to PM/email me with corrections, and I'll post updated stats after this weekend.
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Re: ANNOUNCEMENT: QuAC VI (1/31/15) @ Penn

Post by sarita » Wed Feb 04, 2015 1:20 pm

Thanks everyone for attending QuAC VI! You should have all received final confirmation of payment from me via email by now. Please contact me if you have any questions or comments about the tournament. If you have stats corrections, please contact Patrick as described in the post above this.
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