Livingston HS (NJ) New Year's Novice 2020

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Livingston HS (NJ) New Year's Novice 2020

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Hello everyone!

I am pleased to announce that Livingston HS, in Livingston, NJ, will be hosting a novice tournament on Saturday, January 11th, 2020.

SET: We are going to be using PSACA - Three Rivers, by the Pennsylvania State Coaches Association. More information about the set is available here: viewtopic.php?f=109&t=23019&p=361905&hi ... ca#p361905

TEAMS: However, we are going to have a minimum 16 teams by December 13th and 20 teams by the 20th to run the tournament, and a soft cap at 24 for now and, if sufficient demand warrants and we are able to secure sufficient readers and buzzers, will up the number of teams to 36 with a hard cap of 48 teams. Initially, I will take a cap of 3 teams per school and, by December 11, approximately one month before the tournament, will put all additional teams per school into the field. For the moment, all teams beyond 3 from a single school will be put on the wait list.

ELIGIBILITY: This is a novice tournament, so eligibility is limited to players in their first or second year of high school quiz bowl, not including single-subject tournaments like NHBB or Science Bowl. We are also limiting eligibility to players who have NOT attended PACE NSC, HSNCT, or MSNCT. If you have played middle school quiz bowl extensively, please use your own judgement, as this may be unsportsmanlike (we suggest volunteering to moderate instead!). Email us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns about eligibility.

ROUNDS: We are planning on a round robin of preliminary rounds in the morning (depending on number of teams) followed by lunch and then playoffs to follow for all. We aim to let each team have at least 10 rounds.

START TIME: Check in/registration between 8 - 8:30 with a moderator meeting at 8:30 and a welcome at 8:45 with round 1 to start at 9:00. We aim to be done with the tournament between 5:00 - 6:00.

FOOD: A great, high quality bagel (with butter and cream cheese) and orange juice breakfast will be provided free of charge. We will be selling pizzas in the morning (order them that morning upon arriving to check in) at approximately $14 per pie.

FEES:
$60 for the first team
$50 for each additional team from the same school
Discounts of $10 for each EXPERIENCED moderator (as needed) and $5 for each buzzer set (as needed)
Minimum fee of $25 per team.

HOW TO REGISTER: Registration will constitute a TEAM COACH/ADVISOR filling out the following Google Form:


This confirms your attendance and registration as well as how many (if any) buzzer systems and/or moderators you will be able to bring. Our email is [email protected] which you can use for any further inquiries. Information/field updates will also be posted and updated on this hsquizbowl.org forum here so please check/monitor this. Please understand that posting on the forum does not constitute officially registering nor any official communication with the team. Email is the best way to communicate any possible concerns or questions.

PAYMENT: Please make all checks out to "Livingston High School" and either bring with you to the tournament or mail to the below address at my (Guy Rabner) attention. Please try to make sure that payment is in by tournament time. If you require a pre-tournament invoice in order to have a check cut, please let us know ASAP or by January 6th, so that we can send you the invoice in sufficient time.

Livingston High School is located at 30 Robert H. Harp Drive, Livingston, NJ 07039-2634. We're close to major interstates and only a 1/2 hour drive to Manhattan.

Looking forward to seeing you in January!

Guy Rabner
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Sorry, the link wasn't posted!

Here it is: https://forms.gle/KhduynXJVzNPq1bdA
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This post is reserved for field updates:
Teams/Buzzers/Moderators
Marlboro: 2/0/0
Jonathan Dayton: 2/1//1
Ridgewood: 2/1/1
Hightstown: 2/1/0
East Brunswick: 4/2/3
Tower Hill: 2/0/1
Teterboro: 1/0/2
Edison: 4/0/0
Millburn: 3/2/3
Morristown Beard: 2/2/1
River Dell: 2/1/0
Neptune: 1/0/0
"Foxcroft": 1/0/0
Tenafly 1/0/1
West Essex 2/1/0
Randolph 1/0/0
Choate Rosemary: 3/1/1
House: 1/6/6
Total: 36/18/19


WAITLIST:
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Just a quick update on the field: The tournament will run if we have 16 teams by Friday, December 13th, so get your registrations in now!
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The tournament will be running - we hope to reach our soft cap of 24 by tournament time! We could use some more buzzer sets, so please email us at [email protected] or send me a PM if you would like to bring one!
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We have reached our soft field cap of 24, any further teams will be put on a waitlist.
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We have expanded the field to 30. If we receive a couple more signups and more buzzer sets, we will expand the field to a hard cap of 36.
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Hello, River Dell Regional High School can bring a second team along with an experienced moderator.

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We are currently at 31 teams, so please feel free to register! We will likely put a hard field cap at 36 teams.
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Well, our inaugural Livingston New Year's Novice has come to a successful close. Congratulations to all the teams that came, especially our new teams for joining the game! A big thank you to our moderators and scorekeepers who came to help, allowing us to finish by 6.

Congratulations to Millburn A for taking 1st, East Brunswick A for taking 2nd, Hightstown A for taking 3rd, and East Brunswick B for taking 4th.

Full stats are here: https://stats.neg5.org/t/N0XNxxUly/livi ... -standings

Thank you everyone for coming, and we hope to see you around the circuit and next year!
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