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Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Aug 26, 2013 7:25 pm
by eseifte1
This is our first announcement for the Centennial High School Tournament in Ellicott City, Maryland to be held on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM (one day after the SATs).

For our 9th annual tournament, we will be using NAQT set IS-131A. This question set is an INTRODUCTORY set written to accommodate new players, so this tournament will be ideal for teams new to quiz bowl or new members of established teams. These questions can also help to hone rapid buzzing skills for more experienced teams and players.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, even the most experienced teams. Like last year, we are planning to have a novice field composed of teams with 9th and 10th graders or teams of any age new to Quizbowl and a varsity field composed of experienced teams. The novice field will have its own trophies but will not be eligible for the NAQT and PACE championship tournaments. Obviously teams can elect to participate in the varsity regardless of players' age and experience. We are using this format in order to avoid the 660 to 10 scores in mismatched contests that are frustrating for all involved.

We will seek NAQT and PACE qualification and keep you posted on our rating.

Like last year, we are expecting all teams to stay for the rounds after lunch, and we will require reregistration at lunch to verify afternoon participation.

Registration will begin at 8 a.m., and we will provide our traditional breakfast banquet. For those teams wishing to stay on site for lunch pizza will be sold at registration.

We will have a coaches/parents' round during lunch with fossils/minerals as prizes, the proceeds of which will be donated to the Howard County Special Olympics.

The cost for teams participating in the tournament is $70 for the first team and $55 for each extra team from the same school. Teams can bring a working buzzer for a $10 discount (but only one buzzer set per team entered).

Centennial High School is located at 4300 Centennial Lane, Ellicott City, MD 21042

To register, e-mail [email protected] with the number of teams, buzzers, e-mail address, and telephone number where we can contact you on the day of the tournament in case of inclement weather. Feel free to share this announcement with other teams that might be interested in attending.



Eric Seifter
Coach, Centennial High School

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2013 4:55 pm
by eseifte1
The Centennial tournament has received Gold certification from PACE: this means that the top 20% of the varsity bracket teams will be eligible for the PACE National Tournament in the DC area in May. The top 15% of the varsity bracket teams will be eligible for the NAQT National Tournament.

This tournament will be held on Sunday December 8, 2013 at 8:30 AM (one day after the SATs).

For our 9th annual tournament, we will be using NAQT set IS-131A. This question set is an INTRODUCTORY set written to accommodate new players, so this tournament will be ideal for teams new to quiz bowl or new members of established teams. These questions can also help to hone rapid buzzing skills for more experienced teams and players.

Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend, even the most experienced teams. Like last year, we are planning to have a novice field composed of teams with 9th and 10th graders or teams of any age new to Quizbowl and a varsity field composed of experienced teams. The novice field will have its own trophies but will not be eligible for the NAQT and PACE championship tournaments. Obviously teams can elect to participate in the varsity regardless of players' age and experience. We are using this format in order to avoid the 660 to 10 scores in mismatched contests that are frustrating for all involved.

Please see our first posting for details on cost. To register, e-mail [email protected] with the number of teams, buzzers, e-mail address, and telephone number where we can contact you on the day of the tournament in case of inclement weather. Feel free to share this announcement with other teams that might be interested in attending.

We will update our roster on the next posting.

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Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 8:48 pm
by eseifte1
We will update the rosters on this posting.

JV/Novice:
Manheim Township HS - 3
Manheim Township Middle - 1
Easton HS - 1
Walter Johnson HS - 1
Stonewold Quizbowl Alliance (Middle) - 1
Wakefield HS - 1
Burleigh Manor Middle - 4
Longfellow Middle - 2
Robinson HS - 1
Robinson Middle - 1
Atholton HS - 1
Washington Latin - 2
Oakland Mills HS - 1
Eleanor Roosevelt HS - 1
Langley - 1
Maret - 2
Independence School (Newark) Middle - 1
Quince Orchard HS - 1
Richard Montgomery - 4
Hammond - 1
Archbishop Spalding - 2
Severna Park - 1
Glenelg - 1
Howard - 1
Long Reach - 1
Mt. Hebron - 1
Old Mill - 1
Poly - 1
Wilde Lake - 1
St. Anselms - 1

TOTAL: 42

Varsity:
Phoenixville HS - 2
Manheim Township HS - 1
Walter Johnson HS - 1
Camp Hill HS - 2
Glenelg HS - 2
Robinson HS - 1
Oakland Mills HS - 1
Eleanor Roosevelt HS - 1
Langley - 1
Blake - 1
Bullis - 1
Wilde Lake - 1
Quince Orchard - 1
Blair - 2
Hammond - 1
Gonzaga - 1
Archbishop Spalding - 1
Severna Park - 1
Arundel - 1
Mt. Hebron - 2
Mt. St. Joseph - 2
River Hill - 1
Richard Montgomery - 1
South River - 1

TOTAL - 30

GRAND TOTAL: 72

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 7:56 pm
by eseifte1
In view of the large number of middle school entrants, we will offer fossil prizes to the middle school team that places highest in our tournament.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Nov 10, 2013 6:33 pm
by eseifte1
With the impending Thanksgiving holiday in less than 2 weeks, we are closing registration on Friday November 22. We have 59 teams registered at this point and we will cap around 64. We will institute a wait-list after November 22 to account for the inevitable dropouts at the last minute.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2013 4:27 pm
by eseifte1
We have completed our field with 72 teams:
42 on JV and 30 on Varsity.
With 2 weeks to go we will institute a waiting list for the expected and inevitable cancellations.

WAITING LIST:
1. St. Anselms - 1 JV preferred
2. South Lakes - 1 Varsity preferred

We will update the waiting list on this posting and our roster on the prior posting as needed.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2013 3:04 pm
by Byzantium1453
How is the possible inclement weather going to affect the tournament? I assume it will begin as scheduled, but will the threat of snow and ice shorten it? Hopefully the storm has no impact, this was a fun tournament to attend last year.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 2:46 pm
by The Stately Rhododendron
After HCPSS cancelled the tournament after prelims, trophies were given out based on PPB Manheim Town Ship A "won" with 24.86PPB, OM got "2nd" with 24.79 PPB, and WJ got "3rd" with something around 24PPB.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 6:57 pm
by eseifte1
You can find the novice stats at this link -http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... __results/

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:05 pm
by eseifte1
You can find the varsity stats at this link - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... y_results/

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 7:42 pm
by eseifte1
A big thank you to all the teams, coaches, and volunteers who braved the elements today to attend our tournament. Although we had to end the tournament after 5 rounds, we hope that everyone had an enjoyable time, and that the ride home was not too onerous. Congratulations to Varsity Teams First Place Manheim Township A Second Place Oakland Mills A, Third Place Walter Johnson A, Fourth Place Quince Orchard A, Fifth Place Montgomery Blair A, Sixth Place Richard Montgomery A, Seventh Place Langley, and Eighth Place Montgomery Blair B. You can go to the HS Quizbowl Centennial post for a link to all the statistics. As far as we're concerned all 8 teams should qualify for NAQT based on a 60 team field. PACE would look at the top 5 teams from a 24 team varsity bracket. However, since we were unable to complete the tournament NAQT and/or PACE might not consider it official, but we will appeal this if it occurs. Congratulations to Novice teams First Place Richard Montgomery B, Second Place Richard Montgomery C, Third Place, Quince Orchard B, Fourth Place St Anselm;s A, Fifth Place Longfellow Middle School A, our top middle school team, Sixth Place Severna Park B, Seventh Place Independence Middle School, and Eighth Place Manheim Township C. Seeabove for the link to the statistics.
Again, thanks so much for coming. It would have been very difficult to find a date to reschedule this event, and we weren't sure up until the last minute just how bad the weather would be. Hope to see you at upcoming tournaments and that you arrived safely home.
Eric and Sara Seifter
Centennial

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 11:05 pm
by Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong Cham
Mr. Joyboy wrote:...based on PPB Manheim Town Ship A "won" with 24.86PPB, OM got "2nd" with 24.79 PPB, and WJ got "3rd" with something around 24PPB.
And Blair A actually had the highest PPB of all at 24.93 but was dropped to fifth thanks to a less-than-stellar performance against Manheim Township A.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 1:25 am
by Important Bird Area
eseifte1 wrote:As far as we're concerned all 8 teams should qualify for NAQT based on a 60 team field. ... However, since we were unable to complete the tournament NAQT and/or PACE might not consider it official, but we will appeal this if it occurs.
The top eight teams from this event will indeed qualify for HSNCT.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:00 pm
by eseifte1
Would our 9th team (by record 3-2 and PPB) qualify also with 58 teams + 2 scabs?

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:38 pm
by TheFifthMan1
eseifte1 wrote:Would our 9th team (by record 3-2 and PPB) qualify also with 58 teams + 2 scabs?
I sure hope so! Technically by NAQT rules the top 15% qualify, which means the top 9 teams qualify. My team, Phoenixville, 9th team, was oh so close to being 5th or 6th by record and PPB but lost a game on the final tossup to another qualifying team. Looking at the stats, there is a clear drop-off after 9th place, so I think we should. So basically, I'm inclined to think yes, but my team is anxiously awaiting the official answer to the same question!

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 2:54 pm
by eseifte1
I have contacted Chad Kubicek of NAQT regarding our ninth spot eligibility. Awaiting his official response.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 3:21 pm
by eseifte1
Fighting Bob wrote:
Mr. Joyboy wrote:...based on PPB Manheim Town Ship A "won" with 24.86PPB, OM got "2nd" with 24.79 PPB, and WJ got "3rd" with something around 24PPB.
And Blair A actually had the highest PPB of all at 24.93 but was dropped to fifth thanks to a less-than-stellar performance against Manheim Township A.
I feel for the Blair team. Robbed of the round-robin by the weather, they could have won the tournament. This is why we do an afternoon round-robin; clearly bracketing played a role. When 6 varsity teams dropped out the morning of the tournament , Blair and Manheim (2 stellar teams) wound up head-to-head.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Mon Dec 09, 2013 6:07 pm
by Apostolic Prefecture of Kompong Cham
eseifte1 wrote:You can find the varsity stats at this link - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... y_results/
These appear to have overwritten last year's stats (and been posted to the database listing for the 2012 tournament.)

EDIT: And the same thing for the novice division.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:06 pm
by eseifte1
The correct location of the Varsity stats can be found here - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... standings/.

The correct location of the JV Novice stats can be found here - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... jv_novice/.

Sorry about overriding last year's results.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2013 10:40 pm
by Important Bird Area
eseifte1 wrote:I have contacted Chad Kubicek of NAQT regarding our ninth spot eligibility. Awaiting his official response.
Confirming that ninth place will indeed qualify for HSNCT.

Re: Centennial Tournament - December 8, 2013 (Ellicott City,MD)

Posted: Wed Dec 11, 2013 4:55 am
by fett0001
PACE confirms that this tournament is still gold certified and will qualify the top 5 teams.