Page 1 of 1

Richard Montgomery's Tourney (Rockville, MD) - April 17 '04

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:11 pm
by HenryV
Announcing Richard Montgomery High School's "Rumble on the Pike" Quiz Bowl Tournament...

WHAT: "RUMBLE ON THE PIKE" Quiz Bowl Tourney

WHERE: Richard Montgomery High School, in the heart of Rockville, MD

WHEN: April 17, 2004

WHO: 36 teams - Sign up now to secure your space!

COST: $40 for the first team; each team additional team will receive a $5 discount; $5 discount for each working buzzer system

CONTACT: [email protected] (Seth Samelson, Tourney director) or [email protected] (Mr. McKenna, RM coach)

REGISTER: Either go to the URL below, print and fill out the form and send it to RMHS, OR e-mail the two contacts with the information in the below URL

FORMAT: Visit: http://www.synthetic-time.com/semirando ... yflyer.pdf

Go to: http://www.synthetic-time.com/semirando ... yflyer.pdf
for all the details and to print a registration form

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:17 pm
by Seths
[I posted a similar announcement a few minutes before, and MLafer removed it. This particular post is now without purpose. Cheers.]

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:19 pm
by MLafer
I moved the other one before I read your post. Oh well. Looks like all of the relevant information is in this post. If not, let me know.

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:37 pm
by Marcel Duchamp
WJ will be there with at least 1 team, i hope 2. Should be good practice for the taping the week after...

Posted: Mon Mar 15, 2004 11:58 pm
by Wildcat
So State College, Richard Montgomery and potentially the University of Deleware will all be having a touri that weekend. These major tournis in the mid-atlantic all have to be in the same weekend?

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 12:12 am
by mrblinux
Blake will be there with at least one team, hopefully two. Unless I am mistaken, didn't Delaware move to April 3?

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:42 pm
by Seths
Delaware's tournament did indeed move to April 3.

Posted: Tue Mar 16, 2004 8:49 pm
by Howard
I'm short on student commitments, but I'm sure we'll be there.

Posted: Thu Mar 18, 2004 7:33 pm
by shylar
hammond will be there with at least two if not three teams. perhaps we will bring a boom box and play ride of the sneetches or eye of the lorax, or something like that....

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 9:30 am
by Seths
There's been some question about the format for the tournament, so I'll do my best to address those issues.

The first half of each game will consists of 5 categories of 5 toss-ups each. These will be shortish (3 lines in Word or so) but not buzzer races: each will have multiple clues in order of decreasing difficulty. The second round will be 10 longish (5-6 lines) pyramidal tossups with unrelated bonuses. Question difficulty is probably around the level of NAQT Invitational. Many among ye don't like biography toss-ups: by my count, only about 25% of the tossups we've written so far ask for real-life people. So, hurrah.

Anyway, here's who's signed up so far. I expect that ER will sign up soon. And can someone from TJ tell me if they're coming? Your coach gave us some indication that you all might at UVA. Thanks.

Hammond 2
Bullis 2
BCC 1
McLean 2
Blake 1
Walter Johnson 1
Edmund Burke 1
Blair 2
Churchill 2
Whitman 2
Paint Branch 2
Rockville 1

Questions? email me at [email protected]
Want to sign up? email our coach at [email protected]

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:07 am
by No Sollositing On Premise
We're definitely going, and we're opening this tourney to all members, so we'll probably send upwards of four or five teams, I think.

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 5:53 pm
by NRScout98
Make that 5 or 6 TJ teams, so far 22 people have signed up I believe.

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 6:36 pm
by Wildcat
Howard-Were you planning on signing up your team?

Posted: Tue Mar 30, 2004 10:18 pm
by Howard
I'd like to attend, but I'm still short on commitments. Unfortunately, it's the day after prom and I'm left with only one commitments and a few probablys. If I can turn the probablys into commitments, then I'll ask to see if they can add us, but at this time, I don't want to register and possibly take someone else's spot. In any event, our team will/would be far from our A team, and we're not very deep.

Posted: Sun Apr 11, 2004 7:22 pm
by bigmac
Here is the updated list of registered teams. A few other teams (QO, ER, GDS, and Howard) have expressed interest , but we have yet to receive a final word on them. There is still space available.

TJ 6
Magruder 1
Damascus 1
Hammond 2 (or 3?)
Bullis 2
BCC 1
McLean 2
Blake 1
Walter Johnson 1
Edmund Burke 1
Blair 2
Churchill 2
Whitman 2
Paint Branch 2
Rockville 1

The field looks strong; the tourney should be a blast.[/quote]

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:05 am
by benji
when should we get to Richard Montgomery for the tournament on Saturday?

Posted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 11:06 pm
by bigmac
Add ERA and B, QO, and School Without Walls to the list posted above. Heck of a field. We are still waiting on GDS, but only because we have one spot remaining after a few eleventh hour cancellations. Blake B, Blair C, and WJ B will also be joining the party.

As all of the coaches should know after an email sent earlier this week, teams should register between 8 and 8:20. Donuts will be provided so as to make the hour seem later. The rules meeting is scheduled for 8:30 with play to begin at 9. Feel free to bring theme songs.

Unless we get some serious changes tomorrow, I will post tentative prelim brackets in the PM if anyone is interested.

Posted: Sat Apr 17, 2004 4:22 pm
by Wildcat
Edit: sry.....real results posted