2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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The date of this tournament has changed from 12/18/21 to 2/12/22

Hello everyone,

JP Stevens is announcing Bird Hole I, a novice tournament which will take place online on Discord, February 12th, 2022. The packet set we will be using is CERES viewtopic.php?t=25055 and the field is currently capped at 24 (may be increased if there is a lot of interest and enough staffers). The tournament is going to cost $80 for the first team and $70 for any additional teams (maximum 4 teams for now). Discounts for staff will be $20 dollars, depending on if they are accepted (see the form below). Please note that as this is a novice tournament, we request that teams made up of experienced players don't attend. (Please read the eligibility rules below)

The preferred payment method is Venmo. More information about how to pay for the tournament, along with the schedule will be given closer to the date.

To register, please fill the form: https://forms.gle/nPowi6YUsyjiMmmFA If you have any questions, contact me at [email protected]
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Re: 2021 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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The field cap is currently at 24

Teams, Staffers (3,1) :
High Tech (2,0)
Troy (1,1)
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Re: 2021 JP Stevens Bird Hole I, Registration form

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Please note: Staffers will be accepted based on experience with moderating/scorekeeping online tournaments. If you are unaffiliated with a team, you will be paid $20. (Teams with an affiliated staffer will receive a discount of $20.) More information will be given later for those staffing. Please fill out the form for each individual staffer: https://forms.gle/6e5bWs5rMwEvzTJ36
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Re: 2021 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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Eligibility:
to clarify, all novices attending must meet the following eligibility restrictions:
  • they have not scored 50 ppg or more at any high school tournament
  • they have not averaged 2 p/g or more at any high school tournament
  • they have not played on a team that has placed in the top 25 of any year of MSNCT
  • they have not played on a team that has reached either playoffs of any year of HSNCT or the top half of any year of PACE
The TD reserves the right to remove players who do not meet these requirements. If there are more questions regarding eligibility, please email the TD.

Other:
Many teams attending likely know about JP Stevens’s shortcomings in tournament running last year and we appreciate your faith in our organization to attend our tournament this year. To ensure that we will run a smoother and more well organized tournament, we have taken the following measures
  • preparing our club members much earlier and more in depth. We have began training our members three months prior to the tournament itself
  • being much more conservative about the field cap. Last year, we had a field of 42 teams and this year, we will maintain our field of 24 teams
  • having a decisive method of bracketing and breaking ties, preventing extended delays after prelims
  • advising our club members to be extremely wary of cheating and know how to act upon any suspicion or allegations
  • being willing to pay players and advisors from outside our club with more experience
  • anncouncing specific ramifications to dissuade club members from irresponsibly showing up late, not showing up, or leaving too early
  • choosing not to use any scoring bot to prevent overwhelming our moderators/scorekeepers and causing technological issues
  • thoroughly preparing our discord server to ensure that there will not be any privacy issues between channels
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Re: 2021 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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Why were eligibility rules defined 3 weeks after the announcement of the tournament, and after 25 teams signed up? Also, is there an NAQT page for this tournament - I couldn't find one.
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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This tournament is not using NAQT questions and has a form to fill out for registration (thus, it is unlikely to have an NAQT page).
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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njsbling wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:35 pm This tournament is not using NAQT questions and has a form to fill out for registration (thus, it is unlikely to have an NAQT page).
The tournament was going to use NAQT questions and advertised the tournament as such until the NAQT hosting privileges were revoked.
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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Hello,

I was wondering if there is still staffing positions open for this tournament or if I can sign up to staff because I probably am not able to do novice division.

Thank you for your time.
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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you can certainly sign up to staff!
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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david1mill wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 7:31 pm
njsbling wrote: Mon Nov 08, 2021 5:35 pm This tournament is not using NAQT questions and has a form to fill out for registration (thus, it is unlikely to have an NAQT page).
The tournament was going to use NAQT questions and advertised the tournament as such until the NAQT hosting privileges were revoked.
Correct, NAQT wanted an official school advisor, while we have an unofficial advisor.
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

Post by dennisyang1 »

Is this tournament region restricted? Also, do the eligibility rules include novice high school tournaments?
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Re: 2022 JP Stevens Bird Hole I

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Answered via email, but I also wanted to post it here, the tournament is not region restricted, but keep in mind that it will run in EST. As for the eligibility requirements, they are for regular high school tournaments, though we ask teams to keep in mind to not send experienced players to a novice tournament to not discourage any new players.
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