HSW Invitational (1/12/08) @ High School West (Dix Hills,NY)

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HSW Invitational (1/12/08) @ High School West (Dix Hills,NY)

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The Brainstormers of Half Hollow Hills High School West are proud to announce the Fourteenth Annual Hills West Invitational. The tournament will be held on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at Half Hollow Hills High School West, 375 Wolf Hill Rd., Dix Hills, NY 11746.

We will permit teams of up to four members and a maximum of two alternates. Pricing for the first team from a school is $90 and $80 for each additional team. We will allot a $10 discount to teams that bring a buzzer system. Registration is due by mail December 17th. You may also register by emailing [email protected] with the specified information. Please call Mr. Alan Blayne at (631) 592-3200 for further information.

The tournament consists of 9 rounds: four warm-up rounds and five single-elimination playoff rounds for the top 32 teams. Rounds will consist of the following four sections:
- Warm-up Round: toss-up questions worth 10 points each
- Toss-up Bonus: questions worth 30 points each
- Lightning Round: 10 questions worth 10 points each, with 10 point bonus for answering all correctly
- Catch-up Round: toss up questions worth 20 points each
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Post by Golran »

I hope to attend with Ward Melville, looking forward to another great tournament with such random lighting round topics as "A category about nothing" which featured Seinfeld 2 years ago, and the Pokemon category 2 years ago, as well as the Family Guy category last year. Are these lightning rounds house-written?
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Post by Ondes Martenot »

i think the bergen county academies will be attending, probably with 2-3 teams
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dinoian wrote:I hope to attend with Ward Melville, looking forward to another great tournament with such random lighting round topics as "A category about nothing" which featured Seinfeld 2 years ago, and the Pokemon category 2 years ago, as well as the Family Guy category last year.
Not to mention the tossup on Finding Nemo that came up something like 4 times. But the Pokemon lightening round was excellent.
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Kellenberg will be attending.

The Lightning Round that beats out all of these was most definitely Let's Kick It! '06.
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Can we get a field update?
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...por favor?
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Are we not getting a field update because the only teams attending are Bergen County, Kellenberg and us (Ward Melville) are the only ones attending? Those are the only teams I saw posting on this forum, and with no posts by HSW, those are the only schools I know are attending....
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Post by btressler »

The year we went there were 70 teams, so I imagine that you can expect a similar field.

The "locals" on Long Island, save Kellenberg and HHH West, don't seem to travel much, so they may not read the board.
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Last year there were over 100 teams. I expect similar numbers this year, 80-100 range. There are a TON of teams in the NYC Metro area that do not post on here.
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88 teams from 40 schools participated.

After 4 prelim rds, 32 teams made the single-elimination playoffs.

(1) H. Greeley C d. (32) White Plains B
(2) Kellenberg A 570 d. (31) Kings Park B 150
(3) H. Greeley A d. (30) Harborfields A
(4) Seton Hall A 540 d. (29) Kellenberg C 180
(5) Bergan Ct. Acad A d. (28) Ward Melville B
(27) Ward Melville A d. (6) Edgemont A
(7) Syosset A d. (26) Ward Melville C
(8) Kellenberg B 455 d. (25) Lenape Valley A 155
(9) Commack A d. (24) Cold Spring Harbor A
(10) Smithtown E A d. (23) Valley Strm S A
(11) White Plains A d. (22) Half Hollow Hills E A
(12) Great Neck N A d. (21) Seton Hall B
(20) Bergan Ct. Acad B d. (13) St. Anthony's B
(14) Edgemont B d. (19) St. Peter's Prep A
(18) H. Greeley B d. (15) Smithtown W A
(16) PlainviewOB JFK A d. (17) Lawrenceville A

(1) H. Greeley C d. (16) PlainviewOB JFK A
(2) Kellenberg A 420 d. (18) H. Greeley B 280
(3) H. Greeley A d. (14) Edgemont B
(4) Seton Hall A d. (20) Bergan Ct. Acad B
(5) Bergan Ct. Acad A d. (12) Great Neck N A
(11) White Plains A d. (27) Ward Melville A
(7) Syosset A d. (10) Smithtown E A
(8) Kellenberg B 335 d. (9) Commack A 255

(8) Kellenberg B 280 d. (1) H. Greeley C 245
(2) Kellenberg A 425 d. (7) Syosset A 180
(3) H. Greeley A d. (11) White Plains A
(4) Seton Hall A d. (5) Bergan Ct. Acad A

(4) Seton Hall A 370 d. (8) Kellenberg B 200
(2) Kellenberg A 320 d. (3) H. Greeley A 240

3rd place game:
(3) H. Greeley A 350 d. (8) Kellenberg B 180

Championship:
(2) Kellenberg A 330 d. (4) Seton Hall A 260
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Post by The Infanta »

As always, this was a fun tournament. Sure, the questions had a few kinks, but the atmosphere was very friendly and the 60 sec. rounds were a blast (although, as I mentioned on Saturday, I feel cheated out of Geoffrey Rush in the "Actors Initially" category).

I have only one quibble: did we really need what seemed like seven moderators per game to scorekeep/reset?

Props to SHP for being the worthy opponents they always are. Looking forward to next year!
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I assume its ok to discuss questions since it doesn't appear it is being mirrored.

Was anyone annoyed by the wording of the Chernobyl question? It seemed to be asking for the town closest to the reactor that was completely deserted/radiated (Which is Pripyat) yet the answer was the name of the reactor itself.
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