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NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:09 pm
by reindeer
The second attempt at Thomas Jefferson's NAREN: Just What Is It that Makes Him So Different, So Appealing? will be held on February 20, 2010. The field will be capped at 24 teams, so we'll have four round-robin brackets of six in the morning and then rebracketing into another four of six for the playoffs.

We'll also be reading packets from TIDUS during lunch. It will be $5/player; you can post here or email us if you're interested.

Register at http://activities.tjhsst.edu/quizbowl/tjiat.php, and questions can be emailed to us at [email protected].

Field (12):
Gonzaga
Longfellow (2)
Maggie Walker (2)
Mercersburg
RM (2)
The Hirsch and Wallace School for Chaperoned Children
Whitman (2)
Walter Johnson

Fees:
$60 per team
-$5 for the first functional buzzer set
-$10 for any subsequent buzzer sets
-$5 for the first staffer
-$10 for any subsequent staffers

Distribution:
4/4 History
4/4 Lit
4/4 Science
3/3 Art
2/2 RMP
1/1 Geography
1/1 Social Science
1/1 Trash

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:29 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
Good luck to all teams attending. We'll be at NAQT States in Wilmington.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 7:58 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
We'd love to attend this. Tell your supervisor that we'll have a non-Caulfield adult with us the entire time at this tournament if we do attend.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 8:09 pm
by Adventure Temple Trail
Due to a panoply of conflicts, GDS will not be attending this.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:18 pm
by The King's Flight to the Scots
RyuAqua wrote:Due to a panoply of conflicts, GDS will not be attending this.
Yeah, us too.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 02, 2010 9:46 pm
by Angry Babies in Love
We may send a B-team to this, but we have a taping that day, so RM A probably won't be there.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 11:59 am
by wexs883198215
WJ should be able to make this.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:37 pm
by reindeer
Krona (comics) wrote:Tell your supervisor that we'll have a non-Caulfield adult with us the entire time at this tournament if we do attend.
She says that will be fine, but she wants "assurance (in writing)" that the adult will stay there all day.

In related news, she's also requested that, when you sign up on the site, all schools provide the name of an adult who will be staying for the entire tournament. Sorry for any inconvenience all of this causes.

This is now less than two weeks away; please register!

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:38 pm
by at your pleasure
Is it the same password as last time, or is it separate?

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Mon Feb 08, 2010 7:42 pm
by t-bar
Dave Breger wrote:Is it the same password as last time, or is it separate?
While we have the old registration information, we'd rather get positive confirmation from teams that can definitely make the new date, so the new registration is independent of your previous registration for the January 30 date. Therefore, it doesn't matter if you use the same password as before.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:07 pm
by lagazzaladra
Hi guys, so this tournament is in a week, and as of now, we have exactly ZERO teams officially signed up. Obviously we would like more than zero teams to attend this tournament, so if you've expressed interest here, it would really help us out if you could officially register (the link is posted above in the first post in this thread) so that we at least have an idea of how many teams will be showing up.

Again, we hope many of the teams we saw at TJIAT and the initial attempt at NAREN, as well as other teams who expressed interest in our tournaments previously, will consider attending this Saturday. We'd love to see you there.

Edited to remove a bit about the set.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:20 pm
by at your pleasure
Consider Whitman registered pending a good idea of how many teams we can bring.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 13, 2010 11:42 pm
by Blackboard Monitor Vimes
I know our coach was hesitant to register because there were zero teams...he is currently out of town, but if some other people register we can probably get back to you Monday or Tuesday.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 1:03 am
by Howard
Unfortunately, our It's Academic taping that was scheduled for the 13th has been moved to the 20th, making us unavailable. I was hoping this date would have been better for us.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 5:13 pm
by wexs883198215
Most teams kind of need to actually get together to make sure people can go, so I'm sure that number will go up by a lot once everyone gets back to school

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 12:53 pm
by Fr. Ken Meehan
Gonzaga has paid for the previously-scheduled tournament and I hope we can attend this one, but I have to wait to meet with my kids if we ever get back to school this week. Sorry to keep you waiting like this for a few more days.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 7:58 pm
by jbarnes112358
Glad to see a few teams starting to register. We are trying to hold together two teams for this. Our A team will be missing our top two scorers, and our B team will be all freshmen. I guess this was not the best weekend for this tournament, for us and a lot of other people. So it goes.

What would be your minimum number of teams to actually run this tournament on Sat.?

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 8:35 pm
by reindeer
jbarnes112358 wrote:What would be your minimum number of teams to actually run this tournament on Sat.?
We'd like to run this with whatever field we have, though of course a larger one would be ideal. 10 (with a house team if necessary) might be a minimum, but again I don't anticipate us cancelling this.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:16 pm
by reindeer
Registration tomorrow will be from 8:00 to 9:00; I think there will be registration for an SAT practice test around the same time, so make sure you follow the signs for this instead. It'll be in the same place as usual, though, and we're the ones with the donuts.
There will be two round-robin brackets of six in the morning (for five prelim games), then for playoffs the top six and bottom six will each have another five-game round robin. We're also reading tossups from TIDUS during lunch ($5 per player); tell your first-round moderator if you're interested.
If you paid on 1/30 and didn't get reimbursed, you don't need to pay again. Otherwise, checks should be made out to TJHSST, c/o Jean Stevens.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Fri Feb 19, 2010 10:28 pm
by Down and out in Quintana Roo
reindeer wrote:The Hirsch and Wallace School for Chaperoned Children
This is my favorite team name of the year, i think.

Anyway, good luck to everybody tomorrow. Sorry we can't be there. Wish us good fortune at our NAQT state tournament instead.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 11:36 am
by reindeer

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:44 pm
by t-bar
Gov beats Walter Johnson 330-245 in a one-game final to win.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 5:59 pm
by reindeer
Final standings:
1. Maggie Walker A
2. Walter Johnson
3. Whitman A
4. RM A
5. Chaperoned Children
6. RM B

Thanks to everyone who came or staffed, to Donald Taylor for helping us out with history, and to the snow for stopping well in advance of today. Please note that the set is not cleared for discussion until the Robinson mirror on 3/27, but any specific comments/issues/etc can be sent to [email protected].

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:30 pm
by wexs883198215
Thanks to TJ for being quite efficient and having good readers all around. Congrats to Gov for being still very scary shorthanded and all other teams.

I thought the bonuses were kind of out there at times and fluctuated a bit (especially in the later rounds), but those are small quibbles for a really solid set.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:34 pm
by Unicolored Jay
Hey Issac, what was the unspecified inanimate object?

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:52 pm
by at your pleasure
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Hey Issac, what was the unspecified inanimate object?
A pet rock awarded as a neg prize at RM fall and since known variously as "Buzzer Rock" and "Theodore".

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:54 pm
by at your pleasure
The tournament was efficiently run and the set was good. That's all I really ask for from a tournament. Also, congrats to gov and WJ, and of course TJ for putting on an excellent tournament.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 6:56 pm
by Twelve Doors of Mali
Dave Breger wrote:
Judy Sucks a Lemon for Breakfast wrote:Hey Issac, what was the unspecified inanimate object?
A pet rock awarded as a neg prize at RM fall and since known variously as "Buzzer Rock" and "Theodore".

This was not actually the Unspecified Inanimate Object. The Buzzer Rock has been notably neglected off late, and so this was a pack of cards.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 7:10 pm
by Nine-Tenths Ideas
wexs883198215 wrote:Thanks to TJ for being quite efficient and having good readers all around. Congrats to Gov for being still very scary shorthanded and all other teams.

I thought the bonuses were kind of out there at times and fluctuated a bit (especially in the later rounds), but those are small quibbles for a really solid set.
I agree with this post. The bonuses were pretty wildly different in difficulty, but otherwise it was a good set.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2010 8:35 pm
by Angry Babies in Love
Is this set open for discussion or is it being mirrored somewhere? I think it was pretty good overall; a few weird bonus difficulties and a couple tossup difficulty cliffs. EDIT: NEVER MIND

(edit: corrected punctuation)

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:13 am
by pfeffernuisance
Hey TJ,
Deepest regrets that we, the GMU club, weren't able to come mod like we wanted to. Our tournament ran that same day (finishing about 3 hours after yours, it must be noted). Congrats on running a great tournament, from what I've heard through emails and the forums.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 2:45 am
by dtaylor4
A Bad Film Starring Jay Mohr wrote:Is this set open for discussion or is it being mirrored somewhere? I think it was pretty good overall; a few weird bonus difficulties and a couple tossup difficulty cliffs. EDIT: NEVER MIND

(edit: corrected punctuation)
If you talk about the set (especially the tossups), you better watch your back at the NSC. Just sayin'.

Re: NAREN Rescheduled (2/20/10)

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 5:55 pm
by Angry Babies in Love
dtaylor4 wrote:
A Bad Film Starring Jay Mohr wrote:Is this set open for discussion or is it being mirrored somewhere? I think it was pretty good overall; a few weird bonus difficulties and a couple tossup difficulty cliffs. EDIT: NEVER MIND

(edit: corrected punctuation)
If you talk about the set (especially the tossups), you better watch your back at the NSC. Just sayin'.
I wasn't planning to. But thanks for the feedback.