Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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LASA will host a mirror of the Fall Novice Tournament in Austin, TX on Saturday September 12, 2009. Since this tournament is meant to introduce new and less experienced teams to pyramidal questions, players who have participated in either NAQT HSNCT or PACE NSC will not be eligible for this tournament. Players who have participated in other formats of quiz bowl, even at the national level, are eligible to participate.

The base fee will be $40 with a $10 discount for working buzzers.

The tournament will consist of a round-robin in the morning and a single elimination playoff in the afternoon to determine the winner. Rounds will consist of 20 tossup-bonus pairs with no powers or bouncebacks.

Interested teams or anyone with questions should contact LASA Quiz Bowl coach Jason Flowers at [email protected]. Field updates will be posted as teams register.
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Hmm, turns out that this conflicts with an ACT test date =/
And I'm the only senior on our team not taking the ACT
And I suck at quizbowl.

I'm gonna try to get a couple of underclassmen to come to this with me. Our coach seems receptive to that. I'll try to be more definite within a week or so.

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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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It would be especially great if you could bring underclassmen since the idea behind this tournament is to get new people who will hopefully keep Klein coming to good tournaments in the future.
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Yeah, you're right. I guess TQBA events will be the first competitions for my other team members

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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Update on Klein: Yeah it looks like we pretty much can't come. 4 of my teammates are taking the ACT and I have a debate tournament. Don't think we have enough other members yet that we could still send a team, really sorry.

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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Field update:
  • 1. Fort Worth Country Day (1)
    2. Cistercian (1)
    3. Seven Lakes (1)
    4. LASA (2)
    5. Westlake (1)
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Field Update:
  • LASA (2-3 teams)
    St. Johns (2-3 teams)
    YES Prep (1)
    FWCD (1)
    Cistercian (3)
    Seven Lakes (1)
    Westlake (1)
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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12 teams from those 7 schools came.
LASA beat Cistercian in the finals. Both were 9-1 in prelims.
I'll post stats soon.
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Stats are here.

Since we did rebracketing after lunch, the standings aren't entirely accurate. Final standings are like this:
1. LASA B
2. Cistercian A
3. St. John's Red
4. Seven Lakes
5. St. John's Black
6. Cistercian B
7. LASA D
8. Cistercian C
9. LASA C
10. Westlake
11. Fort Worth Country Day
12. Yes Prep
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Could you enable round report on the stats?
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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AlphaQuizBowler wrote:Could you enable round report on the stats?
They have been, they're just not updated yet.

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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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So how was the set?
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Journey to the Planets wrote:So how was the set?
Quick reminder that any response to this needs to be nonspecific, as there are a number of mirrors to follow. Thanks, folks.

Edit: If you do have specific criticisms that you think can help improve the set for those future mirrors, please contact one of the editors or overseers privately and let us know. Thanks.
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Reaction to the set was generally positive. It was not without its problems (mainly repeats, some bonus variability, and minor grammar issues), but for the most part, it fulfilled its purpose. Just about every topic was canonical, significant, and accessible. The questions, while intended for low-level players, did a good job of differentiating the better teams. I don't know about the rest of Texas, but I can tell you that just about everyone at LASA would go with this over an A set any day.
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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logicisgood wrote:Reaction to the set was generally positive. It was not without its problems (mainly repeats, some bonus variability, and minor grammar issues), but for the most part, it fulfilled its purpose. Just about every topic was canonical, significant, and accessible. The questions, while intended for low-level players, did a good job of differentiating the better teams. I don't know about the rest of Texas, but I can tell you that just about everyone at LASA would go with this over an A set any day.
You should definitely contact the editors with those issues (especially repeats), as this set can be improved before future tournaments.
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Re: Fall Novice at LASA 9/12/09

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Please, contact me with anything you want to say about the set. My email is [email protected]
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