Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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MIT will be hosting the Northeast mirror of Penn Bowl on Saturday, October 19.

The tournament set will be entirely house-written by the Penn team, so no packet submission is required. See Penn's announcement for more details about the set. In addition, please note that no open teams will be permitted; all players on a team must be enrolled at the same school.

We will be using the same fee structure as the main site:
Base fee: $120 per team
Working buzzer discount: $10 each
Approved moderator discount: $15 each
Travel discount: $15 (more than 200 miles one way according to Google maps)
We can accept payment on the day of the tournament in the form of cash or checks made out to "MIT Quiz Bowl Team".

To register, email me at [email protected] with the number of teams, buzzers (if any), and moderators (if any) you are bringing, as well as a cell phone number at which we can contact you on the day of the tournament. Posts in this thread will be considered expressions of interest, but you must email me the preceding information to be considered officially registered. We'll set a field cap of 16 teams for now, to be expanded upon confirmation of sufficient staff.

Check-in on the morning of the tournament will run from 8:30 to 9:00 AM in room 6-120, which is located on the first floor of MIT's Building 6. Games will start as soon as possible after everyone has arrived, and will take place in the nearby Building 4.

For teams unfamiliar with traveling to Boston, you should know that while MIT is easily accessible by public transit, parking on campus is extremely limited. There is a small parking lot at 139 Massachusetts Avenue (on the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street) that several teams have used in the past; other information about parking is available here. On public transportation, take the Red Line to the Kendall/MIT stop, which is marked along with building 6 on this map.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Registered:
Boston College (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Brown (1 team)
Dartmouth (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Harvard (3 teams, 6 buzzers)
MIT (1 team)
Northeastern (1 team)
Rochester (1 team, 1 buzzer)
UMass Amherst (1 team)
Wellesley (1 team)
Wesleyan (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Yale (3 teams, 2 buzzers)

TOTAL: 16 teams, 12 buzzers
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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This is coming up in three weeks, and I have yet to receive a single registration. Michigan Fall at Brown filled up over the course of a day or two, so you definitely want to get your registration in sooner rather than later.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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t-bar wrote:This is coming up in three weeks, and I have yet to receive a single registration. Michigan Fall at Brown filled up over the course of a day or two, so you definitely want to get your registration in sooner rather than later.
Amherst will probably send 1 team, but I can't absolutely confirm anything yet.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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With the registration of Wesleyan, we have reached our field cap of 16 teams. Teams that register from now on will be placed on a waitlist. I'll see if we can recruit enough staff to expand the field, but no promises yet.

UPDATE: Amherst has dropped out, so our field is once again open.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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We're back at 16 teams, so the field is once again full. I haven't gotten much interest in expanding the field; if anyone else wants in, the earlier you speak up the more likely it is I'll be able to find the staff to let you in.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Dartmouth C has dropped out, so we have one open spot in the field. Email me soon if you want to claim it!

EDIT: Northeastern has claimed the spot.

EDIT: Wesleyan B has also dropped out, so we once again have a free spot.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Stats at lunch: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... ounds_1-5/. Boston College has left, so the remainder of their games will be forfeits.

EDIT: Full prelim stats: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/. The ties were broken on half-packets, with the results (1. Wellesley, 2. Harvard C, 3. Dartmouth B) and (1. Harvard B, 2. UMass, 3. Yale B). The top four teams from each bracket will cross over, while the bottom teams (minus Boston College) will do the same.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Yale A beat Harvard A in the second game of an advantaged final 280-270 on the last question, winning both the overall and undergraduate trophies. MIT finished third and was the top DII team. Playoff stats will be up later tonight.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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BC, you're like 6 miles away. Pretty sure you didn't need to leave after three rounds.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Grams's Go-Go Boots wrote:BC, you're like 6 miles away. Pretty sure you didn't need to leave after three rounds.
Especially considering they'd already played their three toughest opponents.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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I just want to thank MIT for hosting a great event, Yale A for an excellent final three matches, and to everyone who played. I do have some things to say about the set, though I'll do so when I have time. Also props to Matt Jackson for that 10/1/0 statline against Brown. Like damn.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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Combined statistics (not including half-packet tiebreakers): http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /combined/.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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t-bar wrote:Yale A beat Harvard A in the second game of an advantaged final 280-270 on the last question, winning both the overall and undergraduate trophies. MIT finished third and was the top DII team. Playoff stats will be up later tonight.
For what definition of DII here is a team featuring Neil Gurram eligible?
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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MLafer wrote:
t-bar wrote:Yale A beat Harvard A in the second game of an advantaged final 280-270 on the last question, winning both the overall and undergraduate trophies. MIT finished third and was the top DII team. Playoff stats will be up later tonight.
For what definition of DII here is a team featuring Neil Gurram eligible?
He has not played ACF Nationals:
http://acf-quizbowl.com/documents/official-acf-rules/ wrote:12. For collegiate tournaments that recognize high-finishing teams and/or individuals of “Division II” status, a “Division II” player is:
12.1. At ACF Fall and Regionals, and any other collegiate tournament except ACF Nationals, any player who meets the definition of “undergraduate” and has never played ACF Nationals
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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I also want to thank MIT for hosting a great tournament and for all the other teams who made this tournament so much fun! It was our first tournament both as a club, and a school, and we all had lots of fun playing against you guys!
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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t-bar wrote:Yale A beat Harvard A in the second game of an advantaged final 280-270 on the last question, winning both the overall and undergraduate trophies. MIT finished third and was the top DII team. Playoff stats will be up later tonight.
I just want to point out that the stats say we lost 280-220. It seems like 50 points of bonuses are missing since our bonus conversion for that round is a lot lower than our bonus conversions for all the other rounds?
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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gyre and gimble wrote:
t-bar wrote:Yale A beat Harvard A in the second game of an advantaged final 280-270 on the last question, winning both the overall and undergraduate trophies. MIT finished third and was the top DII team. Playoff stats will be up later tonight.
I just want to point out that the stats say we lost 280-220. It seems like 50 points of bonuses are missing since our bonus conversion for that round is a lot lower than our bonus conversions for all the other rounds?
I think Stephen is right about this. If you get a chance within the next few days, correcting their score would be great.

Thanks for running this tournament - that was certainly one of the wildest finals experiences I've been a part of, and the preceding day was fun too. In the future it might be good to think about ways to keep the length of rounds down across rooms - some rooms were pushing 45+ minutes every round, which meant the bottom bracket got out around 7 PM from an 11 round schedule - but that shouldn't take too much alteration. I've found that the best way to keep overall tournament speed going is to tell moderators in the week before the tournament that they should aim for finishing each round in 30 minutes, and/or have the control room encourage them to keep things moving with each scoresheet submitted if they're running behind. Insofar as teams are talkative between questions or moderators are giving >5 seconds to answer or staffers allow dead time between questions, those are things to avoid as well.
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Re: Penn Bowl at MIT (October 19, 2013)

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The stat corrections I have received have been fixed. Please let me know if you find any more corrections.
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