Southern California NAQT State Championship

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Southern California NAQT State Championship

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This is the preliminary announcement. Don't blame us if everything changes. Or do but don't tell us.

Caltech will host the NAQT State Championship on April 18th, 2009. We'll cap the teams if it looks necessary.
It will be held in Baxter. It will start PROMPTLY with registration at 8:30am, game time at 9am.
We will read 20/20.

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Second Team: $50
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You mean SoCal state championships.
It may not look like it, but we do play quizbowl up in NorCal.
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laserphaser wrote:You mean SoCal state championships.
It may not look like it, but we do play quizbowl up in NorCal.
Yeah, this is right, unless the NorCal state champs was canceled or something. Mods, please change the title to reflect it.

Nice to finally have someone from NorCal HS on the boards.
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Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

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Just a heads up (even though Caltech kids help out with SO too), Science Olympiad's state competition is on the 18th as well. This may cause conflicts for some players involved in both events. I don't know your schedules, but....yeah. Just something to consider if you can find another suitable time still.
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Due to a number of cancellations and unforeseen Caltech obligations, the date is changing for the Socal HS State Champs tournament.

Coaches! Please email me/respond with your vote of which date to hold it if you plan on attending:
April 11th
April 25th
possibly May 2nd, but this is getting very close to other tournaments and HSNCT.

Sorry for all the confusion,
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Date has been changed to April 11th!

Faith Shuker-Haines is now the TD. Contact her at:
fides (at) caltech (dot) edu
if you want to register or ask questions. I will forward any messages I get to her.

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Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

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Can we get a field update?
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Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

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Arcadia 4
NoHo 2
Polytechnic 2
Tustin 2
SaMo 2
RB 3
University 1
= 16 teams so far

Carlsbad has expressed interest
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Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

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Why is neither Torrey nor La Jolla coming?
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Our coach just doesn't want to go up to LA. She said one more trip, and we picked SCIENCE!
Yeah I know it's lame, but oh well.

G'luck everyone
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Kai told me everybody from LJ is on college tours or something of that nature. And can we get a prospective schedule for Saturday? Sorry, but our coach isn't going, and he sort of left us all to our own devices...
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Show up by 8:30 at the latest. Play till dusk?

Email Faith
fides (at) caltech (dot) edu
for actual info.

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Re: Southern California NAQT State Championship

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RB A over SaMo A in a one round tiebreaker. For realsies stats to follow.
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That's some really impressive P/B conversion. Nice job. Numbers like this make me excited to see the national tournaments in May to see how these sort of teams compare to the East Coast behemoths we have over here.
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Can someone explain why Poly B apparently left halfway through the tournament and North Hollywood B apparently got subsumed into the A team halfway through? I don't have the time to do TWAIN-like reconstruction on these stats right now, but I'd appreciate some description of the format so I can figure out why teams had wildly varying numbers of games.
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I think Poly B just had to leave, so during the rebracketing they just put a sign of some sort to symbolize where PolyB would have stood had they not left.

Concerning NoHo, apparently one of the A team members and one of the B team members had to leave, so instead of forcing A to play with 3 people and B to play with just one, someone approved of the merger.

Also, for some strange reason [maybe he forgot he wasn't going by that alias], Travis of NoHo A decided to call himself "The Trout" again [as he had for almost every other tournament this year] for his last two games.
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^^ That is exactly correct Tracy.

People leaving/switching names actually throws a big kink in the system, contrary to popular belief. So that's what we get.
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