Prison Bowl VII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/22/14)

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Prison Bowl VII @ Hunter College High School, NYC (3/22/14)

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Hunter College High School is pleased to announce the seventh annual Prison Bowl on Saturday, March 22, 2014. Hunter is located in a brick castle at 71 E 94th St between Park Ave and Madison Ave in Manhattan, New York. The tournament will be directed by Marianna Zhang and Sarah Hamerling, who can be contacted at hchsqb at gmail dot com. We look forward to seeing you in March!

Registration
Registration will occur via this Google Form. No other form of registration will be accepted, including but not limited to emails, chats, and snail mail. After completing registration, a confirmation email will be sent shortly to the email provided.

Registration will open on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 6:00 pm. The last day to register is Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Until January 15, up to two teams from a school will be officially placed in the field; additional teams will placed on a waitlist.
EDIT (1/15): Schools may now register any number of teams.

Teams are limited to 6 players each.
The field is currently capped at 36 teams 42 teams. If we hit 36 42 teams, a waiting list will be formed.

EDIT (3/16): The field cap has been raised to 42 teams. See below post for details.

Question Set
Prison Bowl VII is a regular difficulty set written by Hunter and the University at Buffalo. For an idea of the difficulty, see previous Prison Bowls. Computational math is not part of the distribution, which is as follows:
- 4/4 Literature
- 4/4 History
- 4/4 Science
- 3/3 Arts
- 2.5/2.5 Religion, Mythology, Philosophy
- 1/1 Social Science
- 0.5/0.5 Geography
- 1/1 Trash and Current Events

We're hoping to see Prison Bowl mirrors all over the the country! Email us at hchsqb at gmail dot com if you are interested in hosting.

Tournament Format
The tournament will be around 10 untimed rounds of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses. The tournament will be run on ACF rules; in short, there are negs but no powers or rebounding bonuses. Teams will be bracketed for round-robin prelims, then re-bracketed for round-robin playoffs. If necessary, an advantaged final will be played. The final tournament format will be determined when the field solidifies.

Check-in will start at 8:00 and run until 8:45. Please arrive before 8:30 so you can catch our breakfast of bagels and tasties and we can get round 1 started around 9:00. The final playoff rounds and award ceremony will conclude around 6:00.

Fee Structure
$80 for the first team from a school
$70 for each subsequent team
-$5 for each working buzzer set
-$10 for each experienced staffer
$40 minimum fee per team

We accept checks made out to "HCHS Quiz Bowl" and cash. We prefer checks to be brought on the day of the tournament, but you can also mail them before the tourney date c/o Colleen Hennessy at 71 E 94th St, New York, NY 10128. Travel discounts and special circumstances can be negotiated on a case-by-case basis with the tournament directors via the comment section in the registration form.

Transportation and Food
Hunter is easily accessible by the 6 train stop at 96th and Lexington as well as the m1-4 buses along Madison and m96 crosstown bus along 96th. There is a drop-off area for buses in front of our school along the west side of Park. Cars can park at Majestic Car Park on the north side of 94th between Park and Lex.

A balanced breakfast of bagels and beverages will be provided in the morning. For lunch, there are eclectic eateries to explore in earnest along Madison; we will provide you with a map.

Field (36 teams out of 42 field cap, buzzers, moderators)
Bergen County Academies (NJ) (3, 1, 1)
Bethlehem (NY) (1, 1, 0)
Charter School of Wilmington (DE) (2, 2, 0)
Dorman (SC) (1, 0, 0)
Gotham (1, 0, 0)
High Tech (NJ) (1, 0, 0)
Irvington (NY) (2, 2, 1)
Ithaca (NY) (3, 1, 2)
Kellenberg (NY) (1, 4, 0)
Livingston (NJ) (3, 2, 0)
Mountain Lakes (NJ) (2, 3, 1)
North Babylon (NY) (2, 2, 0)
North Shore (NY) (2, 0, 0)
Ridgewood (NJ) (2, 0, 2)
St. Joseph's (NJ) (2, 2, 0)
Trinity (NY) (1, 0, 0)
West Egg (4, 0, 1)
Wheatley School (NY) (3, 2, 0)

Waitlist (0 teams, listed in order registration was received)
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Apologies for the delay. The registration form is up now. A reminder that while you may register as many teams as you'd like at this point, only the first two teams will enter the field and the rest will be placed on a waitlist until January 15.
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At what time do you estimate the tournament will be done by? I very much want my team to participate, but it's a bit of a hike and I need to know what by time we could expect to be back.
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We expect the tournament to finish by 6:00pm.
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Teams from the waitlist have now been entered into the field, bumping our field up to 30 teams. There are only 6 spots left where our field cap currently stands, so I encourage schools to register promptly!
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Prison Bowl has now been platinum-certified by PACE, so the top 25% of the field (top 9 with a field of 36) will qualify for PACE NSC in DC in May! There are only 4 spots left before we reach our current field cap, so I encourage interested schools to register promptly.

EDIT (3/17): 11 teams will qualify with the new field of 42.
EDIT (3/20): And we're back to a field of 36.
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Can West Egg add a second mod?

EDIT: if more outside mods are needed, I think we may be able to provide another one.
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czheng0708 wrote:if more outside mods are needed, I think we may be able to provide another one.
Thanks for the offer, but we're set for now. We'll keep it in mind if our staffer situation changes.
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The field has reached its cap of 36 teams, and additional teams will be placed on the waitlist. It's very likely that teams drop as we approach March, so I encourage schools to register and occupy a spot early in the waitlist.
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As a heads-up to waitlisted teams, we're considering raising the field cap from 36 to 40 or 42 teams. In the interest of ending the tournament at a reasonable time, any expanded field format we consider would not add extra rounds. We're working on the reservations for additional rooms, and we'll keep the community posted. We expect to be able to make a decision by Sunday.
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We are pleased to announce that the field cap will be raised from 36 to 42 teams. Wheatley A-C, Scarsdale, Gotham, and Bergen C are now in the field.

EDIT (3/20): Ignore the below format, it's defunct now! For our current 36-team format, see this post.


Prelims will be round-robin in 7 brackets of 6 teams. The top 12 teams from prelims by placement within bracket and then PPG will advance to the top playoff tier of 2 equal brackets of 6 teams. In other words, the top team of each bracket advances, plus 5 wildcards by PPG from the second-place teams of each bracket. The next 6 teams from prelims will become the next playoff bracket, and so on.

Playoffs will be round-robin in each bracket of 6 teams. After that, the top 2 teams in each top tier bracket will play a crossover game, which will be the 1st and 3rd place games. Subsequent final placements in the top tier will be determined by PPG.

In total, teams should expect to play 10-11 games. This format should allow us to keep our original end-time around 6:00pm in the interests of our distant friends.

I realize the format has some complexity, so please email me if you have any questions or concerns.
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Hi Marianna,

If another team drops, West Egg would like to bring a 4th team.
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We still have 1 spot open in the field. We're hoping not to run any byes or house teams, so let me know if you're interested in sending another team.

EDIT (3/21): Field is closed at 36, we're all set now.
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Scratch my penultimate post with the convoluted format.

The field has closed at the magical number of 36, so teams can expect the following format.
Prelims: 5 games in 6 brackets of 6. The top 2 teams in each prelim bracket will qualify for the top tier of 2 brackets of 6. Subsequent teams will enter a playoff bracket of 6 with teams of the same placement, so 3rd place teams will form their own playoff bracket, 4th place teams their own playoff bracket, and so forth.
Playoffs: 5 games within brackets of 6.
Finals: The top 2 teams from each top-tier bracket will play a crossover game for 1st and 3rd place respectively.

In total, teams can expect to play 10 games until 6:00, and the top 4 teams will play 11 games until 6:45.
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Prelims are finished; afternoon rounds have just begun. Teams were sorted into brackets based on record, broken by PPG within bracket. Marinara Zhang and Sarah Hamerlinguini are the two playoff brackets, each with 3 first place and second place teams from prelims. First, second, and third place will be determined by crossovers between the Marinara and Hamerlinguini brackets after a full round-robin.

Marinara Zhang (playoff bracket)
High Tech
Bergen B
Ridgewood A
West Egg A
Charter B
Ithaca A

Sarah Hamerlinguini (playoff bracket)
North Babylon
Dorman
Bethlehem
Charter A
St. Joe's A
Livingston A

Albert Pad Tai (prelim 3rd rank bracket)
St. Joe's B
Mountain Lakes A
Ithaca B
Kellenberg
Livingston B
Gotham

Bread Morden (prelim 4th rank bracket)
Ridgewood B
Irvington A
Bergen A
Livingston C
Bergen C
West Egg C

Swathi Chakrapanini (prelim 5th rank bracket)
West Egg D
Wheatley A
Wheatley C
North Babylon B
West Egg B
Mountain Lakes B

Sophey Hoagie (prelim 6th rank bracket)
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Wheatley B
North Shore A
North Shore B
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Prelim stats have been posted here. See Sarah's post above for playoff rebracketing.

Jack Mehr from St. Joseph's in the In Praise of Shadow Sneak bracket was our top prelim individual scorer with an astronomical 96 ppg. Our next six individual scorers were Sean McBride from High Tech with 91 ppg, Michael Wang from Mountain Lakes A with 70 ppg, Nathan Chow from Livingston B with 68 ppg, Joe Levano from Kellenberg and Chris Hillenbrand from Gotham each with 66 ppg, and Esther Sun from Ridgewood A with 65 ppg. Congrats to these players!
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http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... etail/#t13

Is something in error here? It seems odd that a team can have 21 tossups when there were 20 TUH.
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This Urn Is So Grecian wrote:http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... etail/#t13

Is something in error here? It seems odd that a team can have 21 tossups when there were 20 TUH.
I'm gonna go out on a limb and say they got 11 or 12 tossups and somebody just mixed the numbers up during stats entry.
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Some quick results of the crossover:
1. Charter A
2. High Tech
3. St Joseph's A
4. Charter B

We're going to fix the prelim stats tonight and tomorrow. Playoff stats will be up soon as well.
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We'd rather take more time to put up more complete and accurate stats, so I've taken down the prelim stats previously posted and we're aiming to get completed stats up around midweek. Apologizes for the delay.

I'd like to remind teams that the set isn't clear until May 19, when the last mirror concludes. I encourage players to join the Prison Bowl VII private group (User Control Panel on top left > Usergroups > Prison Bowl VII) to discuss the set. If you'd like to discuss the set privately, we'd love to hear your thoughts on the set at hchsqb at gmail.
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Updated prelim stats have been posted here. Please email us at hchsqb at gmail about any errors or typos. Playoff, crossover, and combined stats will be posted by midweek.

We deeply apologize to Kellenberg, which should have advanced to the top playoff tier in place of West Egg A, but was relegated to the 3rd place bracket due to a stat error in the control room.
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Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there.
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Chunky Sean wrote:Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there.
Yea, the final score was 570 to 100. I have down 420 bonus points over 16 TUs for 26.25 ppb. Not sure why you guys have half of that.
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Chunky Sean wrote:Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there.
Thanks, this has been fixed.
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Apologizes for the delay. Afternoon games including crossovers and combined stats have been posted. Attached are the morning and afternoon schedules to help you navigate. Please let us know at hchsqb at gmail if you spot any errors.

Finishes in the top tier brackets are below. 1-4 were broken by crossover games. 5-12 were broken on bracket placement and PPB. Congrats to these teams again!
1. Charter A def High Tech (430-250)
3. St Joe's A def Charter B (380-260)
5. Dorman
6. Ridgewood A
7. Livingston A
8. West Egg A*
9. Ithaca A
10. North Babylon A
11. Bethlehem
12. Bergen B

*Due to a stat error, West Egg A advanced in place of Kellenberg from prelims.
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serasuna wrote:
Chunky Sean wrote:Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there.
Thanks, this has been fixed.
Same error in the combined file. Also, Our bonus total against North Babylon was 280 with final score was 390, and the stats for Mohan and Naman are switched for the Bethlehem match.

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shady jawn wrote:
serasuna wrote:
Chunky Sean wrote:Hi. It appears our match against West Egg is wrong. The final score according to our sheets was 570 to 100 not 360 to 100 and our ppb was definitely not 13.12 in that match. Just wanted to point that out. Not sure why that mistake is there.
Thanks, this has been fixed.
Same error in the combined file. Also, Our bonus total against North Babylon was 280 with final score was 390
This has been fixed.
shady jawn wrote:the stats for Mohan and Naman are switched for the Bethlehem match.
Please PM me the pseudonyms used by each player. As noted in the team detail file, we were forced to guess individual stats for the majority of your team for most of the tournament.
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