HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Hello all,

Due to the cancellation of our remaining physical HFT mirrors, Harvard College Bowl is pleased to announce an online mirror of the 14th annual Harvard Fall Tournament on Saturday, May 23rd, 2020.

Logistics:
The tournament will be held on discord. Round 1 will start at 10 AM EDT, and players should aim to be on the server by 9:45 AM.

Registration:
A field cap of 24 teams is being set, though we may change this depending on interest. Team sizes are capped at 4 players. We will have a first-come, first-served waitlist if there are more teams than our field size.

Kelvin Li will be the tournament director. To register, email [email protected] or post in this thread. Please include "HFT Online Mirror Registration" in the email subject, and specify the number of teams. Registrations are not complete until we respond in some fashion saying so! Team rosters are not required to register, and you can alter your registration at any point before the drop deadline with no penalty.

Fees:
Tournament fees are as follows:
$60 per attending team
$30 per single player team

Teams dropping out after 10:00 PM EDT on Friday, May 22nd will still be responsible for the entirety of the fee, even if no longer attending (we will make exceptions for valid emergencies at our discretion). The preferred method of payment is to Venmo @K-Li--1. If you need to pay by another method, please indicate so in your registration email and we will work out details. Invoices will be provided upon request.

Regarding Cheating: Many of you are probably aware of the recent controversies regarding cheating at online quiz bowl tournaments. Although we hope this is obvious, do not attempt to cheat at this tournament. If we find strong evidence suggesting any player or team has cheated at this tournament, we will inform you coach and/or the relevant quiz bowl organizations. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Field/ Number of Teams
Wayzata / 2
Stanton College Prep / 1
Newport / 1 solo
Penn Manor / 1
St. Marks / 1
TAG Magnet / 1
Salunga School / 1
Mira Loma / 1
TJ Classical / 1
Ladue / 1
Enrique Trastamara Military Academy / 1 solo
Plano West / 1
Mounds View / 1 solo
Carmel / 2
Ithaca / 1
Hotchkiss / 1
Chattahoochee / 2
Scarsdale / 1
Barrington Station (MS) / 1
Lowell / 1
TOTAL / 23
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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Hello,

I would be willing to staff or moderate for this tournament. I have done MWT and I am fine either scorekeeping or modding. My email is [email protected]. Thank you!

Sincerely,
Rohan G

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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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TJ Classical would like to register a team.
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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Thank you to all teams who have already registered! As we've reached our soft field cap, we're excited to announce that we will be expanding the field once we reach 20 total teams. Make sure to sign up if you are interested in playing.

Edit: Field has been expanded to 20 teams.
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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Regarding Cheating: Many of you are probably aware of the recent controversies regarding cheating at online quiz bowl tournaments. Although we hope this is obvious, do not attempt to cheat at this tournament. If we find strong evidence suggesting any player or team has cheated at this tournament, we will inform you coach and/or the relevant quiz bowl organizations. Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.
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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Hi! Hotchkiss would like to register a team. Thanks!
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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Re: HFT XIV Online Mirror (May 23rd, Closed)

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Thank you to all teams who played! Ithaca went undefeated in the playoffs to clear the field. Stanton College Prep took second by winning a tiebreaker against St. Mark's who placed third. Full playoff results can be found here: https://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/6 ... ebreak%29/.

Top scorers from the prelims include:
  1. Aadi Karthik: 105 ppg
  2. Raymond Wang: 99 ppg
  3. Connor Mayers: 83 ppg
  4. Ned Tagtmeier: 78 ppg
  5. Eric Yin: 68 ppg
We did not give out book prizes, unfortunately

Players, if you have any feedback about the tournament (about questions and/or logistics), please join the private discussion forum or email us at [email protected]

Finally, a big thank you to all of my staff for helping run this tournament even though school ended last week. This tournament could not have happened without your enthusiasm, skill, and willingness to support each other throughout the day.
Kelvin Li
Harvard '21
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