SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Greetings to new players and to coaches with new players on their teams!

Hunter College High School (71 East 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues) will be hosting its 8th annual fall novice tournament on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This tournament will use the SCOP Novice 9 set.

For questions and/or concerns, email [email protected].

Eligibility
This is a novice tournament, so eligibility is limited to players in their first or second year of playing high school quiz bowl. This does not include single-subject tournaments like NHBB, National Science Bowl, Ocean Bowl, and Bible Bowl. To create a level playing field, we are also barring players who have attended either PACE NSC or NAQT HSNCT. Please use your own judgement when deeming yourself a novice (e.g, if you are a middle school quizbowl veteran, playing in this tournament may be unsportsmanlike; please volunteer to moderate instead!). Email us if you have any questions or concerns about eligibility.

Registration
To register for this tournament, fill out this form with how many teams, buzzers, and moderators you are bringing:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1QpPYVI ... sO1yp8rgaQ

We will try to email you back with a confirmation and an invoice as soon as possible. Our initial field cap will be 24. Further teams will be added to the waitlist, and the field cap can be expected to rise if that is needed.

Fee Structure
Registration fees are the same as last year's:
$55 for the first team from a school
$45 for each subsequent team
-$5 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator

Minimum fee for schools bringing n teams = $25 x n

Further discounts (such as for travel) can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the tournament director.

We prefer payment through a check made out to HCHS Quiz Bowl on the day of the tournament. If this is absolutely impossible for any reason, we will also accept cash.

Question Set
The SCOP set is novice difficulty. More information including its distribution (which does not include computational math) can be found in the set's forum post, linked here: http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 09&t=21195.

Please do not discuss the questions played at this tournament until this year's set is cleared by the writers.

Tournament Format
Tournament games will follow standard ACF rules of untimed rounds consisting of 20 tossups and 20 three-part, 30 point bonuses (without bouncebacks). There will be powers and negs (+15 points and -5 points, respectively).

The tournament itself will consist of bracketed round-robin prelims and rebracketed round-robin playoffs, the details of which will be decided and announced after the field is determined. Depending on field size, teams should expect to play anywhere from 8 to 11 rounds. We'll have trophies for top teams and book prizes for top scorers!

Registration and breakfast will be ongoing from 8:00 am to 8:45 am, with the first round beginning at approximately 9:00 am and the tournament ending at around 5:30 pm.

Transportation
Our school is located at 71 East 94th Street, New York, NY, 10128, between Park and Madison Avenues. It is very close to the 96th Street stop on the 6 train line, and is also accessible via the 96th Street stop on the Q line, located on 2nd Avenue. We can also be reached by the M1-4 buses along 5th and Madison Avenues, M101-103 buses on Lexington and 3rd Avenues, and the crosstown M96 and M106 buses along 96th Street. Look for the large, red castle-like building. There is a bus drop-off area at our school on Park Avenue, and cars can park at Majestic Car Park on 94th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues.

Please note that Hunter is located in the center of the incredibly dense urban jungle that is Manhattan. Teams have encountered parking troubles during tournaments with especially large fields, so here is a list of other nearby car parks in case the curb around our school and Majestic Car Park are crowded:

Gallery Garage Corporation (>1 block away, 94th and Madison)
Icon Parking Systems (~2 blocks away, 94th and 3rd)
Icon Parking Systems (~3 blocks away, 95th between 2nd and 3rd)
Garage Management Company (~3 blocks away, 94th between 2nd and 3rd)

Food
For breakfast, we'll provide juice and some top-notch New York City bagels, and release teams for about an hour to explore the numerous local eateries for lunch. We'll provide a map detailing these.
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Field (teams/mods/scorekeepers/buzzers):

West Egg (2/3/0/0)
Bard (1/0/0/1)
North Babylon (2/1/1/3)
Cardinal Spellman (2/0/0/1)
Urban Assembly School for Criminal Justice (1/0/0/0)
Saint Joseph (1/0/0/0)
High Technology (3/0/0/0)
Marlboro (1/0/0/0)
Townsend Harris (2/0/0/0)
East Brunswick (5/4/0/2)
Kellenberg (2/3/0/2)
Tenafly (1/0/0/1)
Ridgewood (4/0/0/0)
Gotham (1/0/0/0)
4 House Teams
TOTAL: 32 teams

Field closed
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Field now up to date (10/8)
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Field updated again (10/13). The field cap is yet undetermined, but we are relatively close to it
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Absolute max field cap is 33. We are almost there! Field updated most recently 10/16/2018
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Field closed at 32 teams.
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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For teams driving to SCOP, please be aware that a large storm is headed our way and plan accordingly! Please be safe.
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Re: SCOP Novice, 10/27/18, Hunter College High School, NYC

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Great tournament, everyone! Stats are up at http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/5257/. Thank you all for being very cooperative with our schedule changes during the day and for showing up on time despite the weather!

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