Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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The Montgomery Blair High School Quiz Bowl Team would like to announce the inaugural Blair Bash on Saturday, March 19, 2011. This year’s tournament will be a mirror of WUHSAC written principally by the Washington University in St. Louis Academic Team.

Location:
Montgomery Blair High School
51 University Blvd. E.
Silver Spring, MD 20901

Time:
Registration starts at 8:30
Rounds start at 9:00

Food:
Breakfast will be provided. For lunch, there are several options within walking distance.

Price:
$60 for the first team
$50 for each additional team
-$5 for buzzers
-$10 for competent staffers
Minimum fee per team of $40.

Registration:
Send an email to [email protected] if your school would like to register containing:
1. Your school’s name
2. The number of teams you want to register
3. The number of buzzers you will bring
4. If you are not the team coach/sponsor, the name and email of your coach/sponsor

You should get a reply confirming your registration and fee. Registered teams should bring a check payable to Montgomery Blair High School on the day of the tournament.

Field (13):
Magruder (2 teams)
Springbrook
Churchill (2 teams)
Quince Orchard
Whitman (2 teams)
Richard Montgomery (2 teams)
Archbishop Spaulding
Good Counsel
Thomas Jefferson
Paint Branch
Registration will close Monday, March 14th.

Interest:
BCC
Walter Johnson
Robinson
Olmsted Falls, OH

If you have any other questions or would like to staff this tournament please email [email protected].

Thanks!

Edit: corrected email - please resend your registrations, sorry
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your topic wrote:3/15/11
in your post you wrote:Saturday, March 19, 2011.
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What exactly is the date?
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Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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I would assume the 19th, since that's actually on a Saturday.
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Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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The 19th, sorry.
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Yay for tournaments in Montgomery County! We will send teams to this, I'll send the registration at some point in the future.
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BCC is very interested
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WJ can probably still get a team to this, but I will be at the county science fair, which is on the same day.
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Quince Orchard is interested.
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Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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This tournament is now 6 weeks or so away. Nothing urgent but if you've already sent in a registration, the address originally listed was incorrect and I would appreciate it if you could resend it to the new address, [email protected].

Thanks
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Robinson is interested... we hope to register soon if player schedules are clear that weekend.
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Olmsted Falls, OH is considering this.
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Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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jgalea84 wrote:Olmsted Falls, OH is considering this.
It would be so cool to see all the Olmsted Falls people again! I went to ACE at Campbellsville and got to know a bunch of the members of your team, all nice people.
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This tournament is 2.5 weeks away. We currently have 11 teams registered and are expecting more.
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I am sorry to inform you that GDS cannot attend this tournament. Should I send an e-mail as well?
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Re: Blair Bash - 3/19/11 - MBHS

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Registration will close Monday the 14th. We will then send out reminder/confirmation emails on Tuesday.
jlchockey94 wrote:I am sorry to inform you that GDS cannot attend this tournament. Should I send an e-mail as well?
You don't need to. I've removed you from the list.
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With the addition of Paint Branch and TJ, our field is now full.
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I'm still figuring out my weekend, but, if I'm around, would it be alright for me to show up and help out as a staffer?
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Actually, disregard the above, I'm not going to be around, as it happens. Apologies for cluttering up the thread.
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Will the set have powers?
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theflyingdeutschman wrote:Will the set have powers?
No. We're too lazy to go through the set and power mark everything.
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Also, are there no negs or bounceback bonuses?

EDIT: I wonder because both of these uncommon practices were in effect in St. Louis
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theflyingdeutschman wrote:Also, are there no negs or bounceback bonuses?

EDIT: I wonder because both of these uncommon practices were in effect in St. Louis
I was rather disappointed that these happened at the WUSTL site. However, since I'm in charge, there will be negs and no boucebacks on bonuses. I've screwed this up many times reading in Missouri.
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joel22 wrote:
theflyingdeutschman wrote:Also, are there no negs or bounceback bonuses?

EDIT: I wonder because both of these uncommon practices were in effect in St. Louis
I was rather disappointed that these happened at the WUSTL site. However, since I'm in charge, there will be negs and no boucebacks on bonuses. I've screwed this up many times reading in Missouri.
There is nothing wrong with there not being negs, or with rebounding bonuses. These aren't "uncommon practices," there are other circuits besides D.C., get over yourselves.
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There's nothing wrong with not having negs or having bouncebacks, but there's nothing wrong with exercising a personal preference against them in the role of TD either. For what it's worth, good moderators messing up bouncebacks is an actual problem (though one that disappears with experience, but the initial effect is still there), so that's a legitimate logical point to make that decision as a TD.
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Bouncebacks do take a additional amount of time that is non-negligible. If you have faith in your moderators - like PACE does for the NSC, as an example - then it's a fine thing to do, which certainly doesn't discredit any results.
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Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
joel22 wrote:
theflyingdeutschman wrote:Also, are there no negs or bounceback bonuses?

EDIT: I wonder because both of these uncommon practices were in effect in St. Louis
I was rather disappointed that these happened at the WUSTL site. However, since I'm in charge, there will be negs and no boucebacks on bonuses. I've screwed this up many times reading in Missouri.
There is nothing wrong with there not being negs, or with rebounding bonuses. These aren't "uncommon practices," there are other circuits besides D.C., get over yourselves.

I agree that no negs and bouncebacks aren't necessarily bad, but you don't have to get all defensive. I have played in maybe 20 tournaments and only one had those features. In no way was I trying to offend the you or the other circuits, and I am sorry if you feel that way. I am only a sophomore and I regrettably have not had the joy of playing quizbowl in every state.
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Just a reminder that this is happening this Saturday. Registration will be at 8:30 in the 210's hallway. Park on the Colesville Road side and go in those doors. Signs will be posted. Games will begin promptly at 9 in the 210's hallway (The near part of the second floor) regardless of whether both teams have arrived. This is because we have been told by the Blair administration that we must be out of the building at 4 or we will owe a significant amount of money. For day of tournament emergencies, please call me at 301-518-5594.

Thank you in advance for arriving promptly.

Edit: Changed registration location.
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joel22 wrote:we have been told by the Blair administration that we must be out of the building at 4 or we will owe a significant amount of money.
With this in mind, what is the planned bracket structure/game schedule for the day?
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t-bar wrote:
joel22 wrote:we have been told by the Blair administration that we must be out of the building at 4 or we will owe a significant amount of money.
With this in mind, what is the planned bracket structure/game schedule for the day?
We have 12 teams so we're doing pools of six in the morning, lunch, then four-team playoff brackets. Every team will play eight games. We may have an actual final of some sort if time permits. We have 11 packets. Mostly, we're trying to run the most efficient tournament possible.
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We have 11 packets.
WUHSAC played 12 rounds and had enough for finals and replacements on top of that...
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Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
We have 11 packets.
WUHSAC played 12 rounds and had enough for finals and replacements on top of that...
We cut some questions that were particularly terrible. Also the last few rounds had quite a few repeats and we scavenged these for replacements.
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Changed registration location. Apparently out coach changed his mind without telling me. Park on the Colesville Road side of the building.
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RM A got first, QO and RM B tied for second, but that was broken by ppb in favor of QO, and Whitman A came in fourth. The tournament was well run and the questions weren't bad at all.
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joel22 wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
We have 11 packets.
WUHSAC played 12 rounds and had enough for finals and replacements on top of that...
We cut some questions that were particularly terrible. Also the last few rounds had quite a few repeats and we scavenged these for replacements.
Just to note, WUHSAC did not have three packets of particularly terrible and/or repeat questions.

Anyway, any comments on the set can be sent to [email protected].
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Charbroil wrote:
joel22 wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
We have 11 packets.
WUHSAC played 12 rounds and had enough for finals and replacements on top of that...
We cut some questions that were particularly terrible. Also the last few rounds had quite a few repeats and we scavenged these for replacements.
Just to note, WUHSAC did not have three packets of particularly terrible and/or repeat questions.
So this dude Joel cut three packets worth of questions for no reason at all?
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Crazy Andy Watkins wrote:
Charbroil wrote:
joel22 wrote:
Jeremy Gibbs Freesy Does It wrote:
We have 11 packets.
WUHSAC played 12 rounds and had enough for finals and replacements on top of that...
We cut some questions that were particularly terrible. Also the last few rounds had quite a few repeats and we scavenged these for replacements.
Just to note, WUHSAC did not have three packets of particularly terrible and/or repeat questions.
So this dude Joel cut three packets worth of questions for no reason at all?
No, my point was that not every question in all three packets was particularly terrible and/or a repeat question.
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We took the good questions in those packets and used them to replace questions that were sub-par in the previous packets. The packets didn't suddenly evaporate, they simply were scavenged.
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