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Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Tue Oct 20, 2009 1:29 pm
by Guybo
I wanted to formally announce that Livingston HS will once again host an Academic/Quiz Bowl tournament this school year. The tournament will be held on Saturday, March 6, 2010 and will use NAQT IS-90 set. Please mark this date in your calendars. We are looking forward to seeing many of you from the NY/NJ area and beyond this year.

Re: Livingston (NJ) NAQT Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Thu Nov 05, 2009 8:18 pm
by Guybo
To add, the tournament is now officially a PACE affiliated event. Registration forms will be emailed out just before the December holiday break.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 6:12 pm
by raysaagar
Livingston High School is hosting its 2nd annual March Madness NAQT Tournament on March 6, 2010. To register or ask any questions, please email me at [email protected] (or post questions below). We are able to use most of the rooms in the school to play, so we are really limited by the number of buzzers and moderators we can get. This tournament is PACE affiliated.

Questions
We will be playing NAQT Packet IS-90 using standard NAQT rules.

Tournament Format
The tournament will run from approximately 8:30 to about 5 PM. Depending on the number of teams entered, the format will be about 5 to 7 round robin preliminary games followed by a single elimination playoff series for the top 16 teams as well as a consolation bracket for the next 16 teams.

Fees
+$80 per team
+$70 per additional team.
-$10 for each working buzzer system
-$10 for each experienced moderator provided
(max $30 discount per school)
Any other discounts will be on case-by-case basis, please contact Coach Rabner or I via email.

Food
As we did last year, a fabulous bagel/juice/coffee breakfast will be provided for everyone. We will also be selling food throughout the day and ordering pizzas for lunch. There are local food places for anyone who wants to leave the building

Field (teams, buzzers, moderators)
(all teams that have currently replied as attending will be listed here)
UPDATED FEB 28, 2010
Half Hollow Hills HS West (2,2)
Woodbridge (1)
West Essex (2,1)
St. Andrew's HS (1?)
East Brunswick (2)
North Babylon (2,2)
Newark Academy (2)
North Shore (2)
Bergen County (3,1)
Jonathan Dayton High School (2,0,1)
Glen Rock (3)
Chatham (2,1)
Colonia (1)
Bloomfield (2,1)
Westfield High School (1)
Delbarton (1,1)
Gov. Livingston (2)
Millburn (2,2)
Ridgewood (??)
Pingry (2)
St. Peter's Preparatory School (2)

This totals to about 37 teams (excluding Ridgewood and SHP). Hopefully we'll have around 40 or so once the final number comes in.

Please let us know if you will be able to attend as soon as possible but, please, no later than March 1. As soon as you know you will be attending, please email or send the forms back to us.
The registration form is attached to this post and is also available via email or here.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:04 pm
by Edward Powers
Saint Joseph's of Metuchen would like to register 2 teams, 1 buzzer & 1 moderator. We will remit a formal registration to make this official ASAP.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:05 am
by raysaagar
sounds good, I will update the field in a little be to update the current registrations that we have received.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Fri Feb 12, 2010 10:45 pm
by raysaagar
Bump: The field has been updated as of 2/12/10.

The tournament registration deadline is in 2 and a half weeks, the tournament itself is in 3!
We can hold around 50 or so teams depending on the number of buzzers and mods, so please register soon!!

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:39 pm
by Edward Powers
Unfortunately, Saint Joseph's has to withdraw from the field---I just discovered that half of my players on both teams have a major conflict with the State Championship Chess Tournament being held on the same day. So sorry about this---I hope you have a great field and a great tournament.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Feb 27, 2010 8:52 pm
by raysaagar
Alright, sorry you guys can't make it!

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:36 am
by SHP Pirate
Provided that you have not yet reached your cap on teams, SHP would like to register. (Please tell Mr. Rabner that I am sorry for the delay. My wife and I had a little girl a few days ago!) I will e-mail him on Monday.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 12:39 am
by raysaagar
Alright. I will probably post a field update tomorrow afternoon.
Do you know how many teams/buzzers SHP will probably bring?

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:54 pm
by raysaagar
sorry for a double post.

The field has been updated, there are now 37 teams. Once we get final numbers, it appears that there will be more than 40 teams here.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sun Feb 28, 2010 11:56 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
That's a heck of a lot! Hope it all goes well. Good luck to everybody attending.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 6:23 am
by Guybo
Just to let all know, we are VERY SHORT in terms of the number of buzzers we need to run this tournament properly. From what it seems, we need as many as 8 buzzer systems in order to have enough for Satuday. Any competing team who can scrounge one or more up or even a team not coming who could lend us some for the day, it would be appreciated. Thanks.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 12:57 pm
by RhsQuizBowl
Hello! Sorry for the late notice... Ridgewood would like to register one team, with one buzzer system and a moderator. I'll fill out the official form as soon as I can!
Thanks!
Phoebe Salzman-Cohen

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:17 pm
by BroNi
Kellenberg would like to register. We will bring 3 teams, 1 moderator, and at least 4 buzzers. OK?

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 2:45 pm
by Guybo
Sounds good, Brother Nigel. I'll put you down on our list. As many buzzers as you can bring would be great. If you know anyone else in local towns who wouldn't mind lending system(s) for the day, too, we'd pay them for the buzzers (as you know from a previous post, we are desperate!). Paramus Catholic and Ridgewood HS also registered today.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 7:26 pm
by johnsona
St. Andrew's should have 2 teams registered and we will be bringing a buzzer system after all.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 9:46 pm
by Edward Powers
Guy,

Saint Joe's cannot come, but I do have 2 buzzer systems I can lend you. Will anyone be there on Saturday between 7:30 & 8:00 AM? If so, just post your address---I'll use my GPS system to get there and drop them off. Then I'll pick them up in the afternoon towards the end of the tournament. I must arrive by 8:00 the latest because my freedom this weekend got me drafted to do work at SJHS between 9 & Noon. But I can help with the buzzers earlier in the AM if you still need some.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:52 pm
by raysaagar
I think most of the team will be there by then, but Mr Rabner and I should be at the high school by 7- 7 30 to set up.
The high school is at:

30 Robert H Harp Dr
Livingston, NJ 07039

map can be found at: http://www.livingston.org/1532207101623 ... NodeID=300

I didn't update the field again, but right now I'm posting a number update:
Teams: 46 (to last year's 41)
Buzzers: 19+2 (last year had 25)

Still short on buzzers it seems.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Mon Mar 01, 2010 11:59 pm
by Edward Powers
Fair enough---I will bring 2 buzzer sets sometime before 8 AM.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Tue Mar 02, 2010 10:28 pm
by SHP Pirate
Put SHP down for 2 teams, 2 buzzers, and 1 moderator. I MAY be able to bring a third team and a third buzzer. I will e-mail Mr. Rabner tomorrow morning with details.

- MTZ

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 4:58 pm
by Edward Powers
Any news on how this tournament developed today? Prelims? Playoffs? Top 4? Championship Match? Champion?

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:03 pm
by raysaagar
We're currently at the Semi-Finals right now.
Seton Hall A v Bergen
Millburn A v Kellenburg A

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 5:35 pm
by Edward Powers
Thanks for the update.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 6:17 pm
by raysaagar
Congrats to Seton Hall A for a very narrow defeat over Kellenberg A in the Finals (275 - 270, power on the last question)!

More updates to follow as I upload all the stats.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 7:23 pm
by kevmschmid
Today went really well. Awesome job organizing everything; it all ran smoothly.

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2010 11:32 pm
by raysaagar
Thanks to everyone for coming out to the tournament today!

A BIG thank you to all those who helped moderate and put up with us throughout the day. And thanks for bringing those buzzers!
Everything went basically like clockwork down to the final rounds.

Congrats to all teams and a good job to everyone who played today. Hopefully people enjoyed the Olympic theme of the day, the Germans (Seton Hall) beat the Russians (Kellenberg) in an intense gold medal match. The game was just about neck and neck till the last question with a difference of 5 points at the very end.

All the stats for this tournament are posted here.

I uploaded the stats 5 minutes after the finals but drove home and crashed on the couch, so sorry for the "delay." I think I beat Princeton's time for results though...

Saagar

Re: Livingston (NJ) March Madness Tournament - March 6, 2010

Posted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:03 am
by johnsona
Many thanks to a very well run tournament. Our team had a lot of fun! Congratulations to SHP!