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Moon Pie (TM) Classic (4/28/07) at UTC (Chattanooga , TN)

Posted: Fri Feb 02, 2007 2:02 am
by Your Genial Quizmaster
The UTC Academic Trivia Association will host our 9th annual Moon Pie (TM) Classic on Sat., April 28, 2007. This will be a one-day academic quizbowl tournament, held on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga.

Note: The name Moon Pie is a registered trademark of Chattanooga Bakery, Inc. Not only have the fine folks at Chattanooga Bakery granted us permission to use the name, but they also supply us with certain marshmallowy prizes/welcoming gifts.

THE BASICS: 1) We will have two divisions, based on experience level, with the same questions used for both divisions. Question level should therefore be easy to moderate by current circuit standards.
2) Packet submission is expected of all teams, with partial packet provisions for first-year teams and for additional teams after the first two from any given school.
3) Base fee is $100 per team. Discounts can be earned to bring that all the way to $0. Maximum fee with penalty is $160.
4) The tournament is designed for collegiate teams, but we will accept open teams, space permitting.
5) The Moon Pie Classic will be followed on Sun. 4/29/07 by the RC Cola trash tournament (details to follow separately.)

Full details follow below..

SCHEDULE: Registration will begin at 9 AM EDT 4/28/07, with announcements and schedule adjustments at 9:45 and tournament play beginning at 10 AM. Tournament HQ will be Grote Hall on the UTC campus; see directions below. We hope to be into playoffs by 7:30 PM and finished by 8:30, but experience has taught us never to make any promises on when we finish.

REGISTRATION: Our only pre-registration requirements are that you tell us:
- How many teams to expect
- In which division each team will compete
- How many buzzers and officials (if any) you expect to bring
Please e-mail this information to utcquizbowl [at] gmail [dot] com. Also, if your team includes players with disabilities or access issues, it will simplify things if you let us know in advance. That way we can take it into account when scheduling (building changes, etc.)

Payment, rosters, etc., can be handled on the day of the tournament. Payment is expected on tournament day unless arranged otherwise in advance. If you need an invoice or other official paperwork in advance, let us know and we'll be happy to oblige.

ELIGIBILITY: This tournament is designed for teams of current college students, with all players on a given team affiliated with the same university. If space permits, we will accept mixed-affiliation or purely open (i.e., non-collegiate) teams. However, the field is limited to 36 teams, and collegiate teams will be given first priority.

The tournament field will be divided into two divisions for separate play and awards. Division II will be limited to players in their first and second year of intercollegiate quizbowl play, with one extra year of eligibility allowed for players on teams from 2-year schools. (Note: due to the difference in formats, prior experience in College Bowl Inc., Honda Campus All-Star Challenge, or tournaments restricted to junior colleges will not count as prior experience when determining Division II eligibility.)

PACKET REQUIREMENT: We expect every team to submit questions. For most teams, this means a full packet of 25 tossups and 25 bonuses (see specifications below.) Teams where all players are in their 1st year on the circuit may submit a partial packet of 10 tossups and 10 bonuses; so can the third, fourth, et seq. teams from the same school. But even if you have never written questions before, we want every team to get the question-writing experience. Substandard questions that show effort will still receive the discount, regardless of whether or not we use them for this tournament. However, if we find evidence of plagiarism, that will automatically trigger the 60. no-packet fee.

Also note that every team's questions must remain blind to the other teams from the same school.

The success or failure of this structure to provide enough questions for Moon Pie will help determine whether UTC chooses to continue all, some, or none of its independent collegiate tournaments in 2007-08.

We will provide editing notes after the tournament, for any team that requests them at the time the packet is submitted.

FEES: Base fee: $100, assumes packet of 25 tossups and 25 bonuses meeting specifications below submitted by Sun., April 8.

Discounts: (Note that fees can be reduced to zero!)
- $20 for full packet received by Wed. 3/28
- $10 for half packet received by Wed. 3/28 (for teams that qualify for partial packet exemption only -- see above)
- $20 for each full-time official brought to UTC's high school tournament, the Dennis Haskins Open, on Mar. 3
- $20 for each original high school packet (25 tossups/25 bonuses) sent by Fri., Feb 23 (or -10 for partial packet of 15/15)
- $ 5 for working lockout buzzer system (one discount per team unless we're short of buzzers)
- $10 for competent full-time official [plus dinner at Provino's Sat. night if you can join us]
- $30 for teams making their first appearance at UTC
Penalties:
+ $20 for packet received Apr 9-16 (or for partial packet from qualified teams)
+ $40 for incomplete packet of at least 15/15 received Apr 9-16
+ $60 if no packet is received by Mon., April 16

PACKET SPECIFICATIONS:

DESTINATION: Your genial quizmaster Charlie Steinhice will serve as editor-in-chief. Since UTC hopes to field a house team, please send packets to SteinhiceC [at] comcast [dot] net, rather than the UTC team e-mail address listed above for registration.

DEGREE OF DIFFICULTY: We will have two divisions, based on experience level, with the same questions used for both divisions. Question level should therefore be easy to moderate by current circuit standards.
While not beginning with giveaway clues, most tossups should be answerable by most teams by the end of the question. Bonuses should be such that a novice team stands a good chance of getting at least 10 pts., a good team 20, and the best teams all 30 pts. If you’re just dying to ask something that’s pretty obscure, at least confine it to one bonus part. Anyone who would like sample questions, please let me know and I'll e-mail you some.

EXCLUSIVITY: We can't stress this enough: Packets must be unique to each *team*, and blind to all other teams including the others from your school. Since we may have mirror events scheduled elsewhere, questions must be original and blind to teams elsewhere in the country. Please do not play-test them online in advance.

FORMAT:
-- Please arrange questions separately by category. If you want to make life easier for us, separate tossups and bonuses, and use the order of categories below.
-- Please e-mail the packet as either an MS Word or RTF file, with the essential parts of the answer in bold and underlined.
-- Make sure the words “for ten pointsâ€

Moon Pie Classic 4/28/2007: field update #1

Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2007 10:29 pm
by Your Genial Quizmaster
The field for UTC's Moon Pie Classic so far stands at 15-16 teams (7 Div. I, 8-9 Div. II.) A list of expected teams follows below. (For info on the RC Cola trash tournament 4/29/07, see the Trash forum.)

But first, we have fee and packet deadline changes to announce:

The Moon Pie base fee is hereby officially dropped from $100 to $70, with all packet incentives/penalties still in force. This is what we had in mind all along, but we waited till after the on-time packet deadline passed. We wanted to see if the spectre of higher fees provided incentive for more teams to submit questions on time. Apparently it didn't.

Two teams got us questions before the discount deadline and thus will play for just $50 each, while the two that got their rounds in by the regular deadline will play for $70 each. There's still time to submit a round (or a half round, for qualifying teams) by the announced late deadline of 4/15, with a $20 penalty. We will also accept packets (full packets only) between 4/15 and 4/20 with a $40 penalty, *but only if you let us know by 4/15* so we know what to expect. Otherwise the +$60 no-packet penalty applies, meaning slacker teams may play for a total fee of $130.

Here's that field we promised. To register or for more information, contact us at utcquizbowl [at] gmail [dot] com.

Dalton State 1 (1 Div. II)
Georgia 3 (1 Div. I, 2 Div. II)
LSU 1 (1 Div. I)
Shorter 1 (1 Div. II)
South Florida 1 (1 Div. I)
UTC 1-2 (1 Div. I, possibly 1 Div. II)
Valencia 2 (1 Div. I open, 1 Div. II)
Virginia Tech 3 (2 Div. I, 1 Div. II)
William and Mary 2 (2 Div. II)

FIELD UPDATE: Moon Pie Classic at UTC 4/28/07

Posted: Wed Apr 25, 2007 10:44 pm
by Your Genial Quizmaster
As things stand now, here are the teams for this weekend's tasty
tandem of quizbowl events at UTC. If you see anything amiss, please
let us know at utcquizbowl [at] gmail [dot] com. There is still time
and room for additional teams to register (at the no-packet rate, of
course.) Since there is so much overlap between the two days' fields, I'm posting both fields here and on the trash discussion board as a courtesy.

Moon Pie Classic (academic tournament Sat. 4/28/07):
20 teams expected (11 Div 1 including two open teams, 9 Div II)

Dalton State 1 (1 Div. II)
Emory alums 1 (1 Div. I open)
Florida State 1 (1 Div. I)
Georgia 3 (1 Div. I, 2 Div. II)
Kentucky 1 (1 Div. I)
Louisville 1 (1 Div. II)
LSU 1 (1 Div. I)
Oxford College 1 (1 Div. II)
Shorter 1 (1 Div. II)
South Carolina 1 (1 Div. I)
South Florida 1 (1 Div. I)
UTC 2 (1 Div. I, 1 Div. II)
Valencia 2 (1 Div. I open, 1 Div. II)
Virginia Tech 3 (2 Div. I, 1 Div. II)

As always, we appreciate Chattanooga Bakery for giving us permission
to use their registered trademark, Moon Pie.


RC Cola (trash tournament Sun. 4/29):
17-18 (9 Div I, 7 Div II, 1 division unknown, 1 maybe for Div. I)

GRIZZLED VETERAN DIVISION
Emory alums
Georgia
Hendry et al
Less than Jake Gyllenhaal (Kilby et al)
Leach et al
LSU
Shorter
South Florida
Virginia Tech A

NOVICE DIVISION
Grappling Professionals Co-op (GPC)
Louisville
Ooltewah HS A
Ooltewah HS B
Soddy-Daisy HS A
Soddy-Daisy HS B
Virginia Tech C

ON THE BUBBLE, ONLY SLIGHTLY GRIZZLED
Virginia Tech B -- division TBA

MAYBE
Bush et al -- would be Div. I

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:30 pm
by Kilby
Brief Results

Div I:
1st: Virginia Tech A
2nd: Kentucky
3rd: Florida State
4th: UTC A

MVP: Seth Kendall (Kentucky)

Div II:
1st: Georgia B
2nd: Georgia C
3rd: Louisville
4th: Virginia Tech C

MVP: Nick Rolader (Georgia B)

More to come...

Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2007 9:33 pm
by trphilli
Kilby wrote:Brief Results

MVP: Seth Kendall (Kentucky)
Here's a name we haven't heard in a while.

RESULTS: Moon Pie Classic (4/28/07) at UTC

Posted: Thu May 10, 2007 11:16 pm
by Your Genial Quizmaster
Full results for the 2007 Moon Pie Classic are below. Congratulations to Virginia Tech A, which defeated Kentucky in a playoff for the Division I championship, and Georgia B, which won Division II. In Division I, Florida State took 3rd and UTC A was 4th. In Division II, Georgia B was 2nd, Louisville was 3rd, and Virginia Tech C defeated both Shorter and UTC B in a three-way playoff for fourth. Hats off also to an open team from Valencia for posting the day's best record in Division I.

It was almost poetic that Virginia Tech won, a positive note after the most trying month in the school's history. This was only the second UTC-hosted tournament won by Virginia Tech; their only previous win was at COTKU 1998, the first intercollegiate tournament UTC held. Ironically, in both instances, VaTech won by a narrow playoff victory over a Kentucky team with Seth Kendall. Georgia B's win was the first junior division win for UGA at a UTC event, and their only win in Chattanooga other than NAQT Sectionals in 2000.

Thanks to our reader corps: David Amis, Shannon Edmondson, John
Kilby, Dave Leach, David Moore, Chuck Pearson, Nikki Poarch, Toni Van Winkle, and anyone I may have left out; special thanks to Nikki for handling stats and logistics. Thanks for the questions to: David Moore, in his first tour of duty as editor-in-chief; Oklahoma, for major writing and assistance with proofing; Boston U., St. Olaf, and Ray Luo et al. for their packet contributions; and USC, for sharing questions from Ghetto Warz.

Also, hats off to William and Mary (which had to cancel) and Shorter
College, the two teams that sent packets by the first deadline.

Final team results:

DIVISION I
Team Name Division Win Loss Points Opp Pts Diff/GM
Valencia A I (open) 9 - 1 2545 1440 110.50
Virginia Tech A I 8 - 2 2455 1460 99.50
Kentucky I 8 - 2 2120 1620 50.00
Emory Alums I (open) 7 - 3 2750 1130 162.00
Florida State I 6 - 4 1750 1610 14.00
UTC A I 5 - 5 1215 1865 -65.00
Georgia A I 4 - 6 1525 1685 -16.00
LSU I 3 - 7 1330 1785 -45.50
South Florida I 3 - 7 1580 1905 -32.50
South Carolina I 2 - 8 1145 2155 -101.00
Virginia Tech B I 0 - 10 890 2650 -176.00

DIVISION II
Georgia B II 8 - 0 2140 570 196.25
Georgia C II 7 - 1 1165 825 42.50
Louisville II 6 - 2 1295 1000 36.88
Virginia Tech C II 3 - 5 655 1035 -47.50
UTC B II 3 - 5 700 895 -24.38
Magical Mystery Team II (open) 3 - 5 635 895 -32.50
Shorter II 3 - 5 685 1000 -39.38
Valencia B II 2 - 6 620 1115 -61.88
Dalton State II 1 - 7 560 1120 -70.00


Individual stats:

Player Team # 10 -5 Points Rounds PPG
Seth Kendall Kentucky 91 10 860 10 86
Chris Borglum Valencia A 82 15 745 10 74.5
Billy Beyer Florida State 83 22 720 10 72
Ahmad Ragab South Florida 72 27 585 10 58.5
Gerry Tansey Emory Alums 60 6 570 10 57
Nick Rolader Georgia B 47 6 440 8 55
Jacob Vannucci UTC A 49 10 440 10 44
Sarah Mahood Virginia Tech A 43 3 415 10 41.5
Bryn Reinecke South Carolina 43 3 415 10 41.5
Jay Ivey Georgia C 34 4 320 8 40
Noah Mink Georgia A 38 2 370 10 37
Mike Hundley Virginia Tech C 29 0 290 8 36.25
Matt Francis Louisville 28 0 280 8 35
Martin Davis Virginia Tech A 34 4 320 10 32
Lane Silberstein Valencia B 25 4 230 8 28.75
Steve Bahnaman Emory Alums 36 15 285 10 28.5
David "Thunder" Mayo Louisville 23 2 220 8 27.5
Ashley Rousselle UTC B 25 7 215 8 26.875
Jonathan Okon Georgia B 22 5 195 8 24.375
Daniel Whitman LSU 24 4 220 10 22
Michael Kearney Magical Mystery Team 19 3 175 8 21.875
Ruth Jackson UTC B 17 0 170 8 21.25
Mack Freeman Shorter 16 1 155 8 19.375
Paul Barnhill Georgia C 18 7 145 8 18.125
Nathan Smith Dalton State 14 0 140 8 17.5
Jude Melancon LSU 18 6 150 10 15
Patrick Guild Virginia Tech B 16 2 150 10 15
Colleen Cotton Georgia B 14 5 115 8 14.375
Clint Higginbothem Shorter 13 3 115 8 14.375
Wally Edmondson UTC A 14 0 140 10 14
Bryan Roper Virginia Tech A 17 8 130 10 13
Sean Platzer Valencia A 19 12 130 10 13
Eric Robinett Valencia B 11 2 100 8 12.5
Tom Hirsch Virginia Tech B 15 6 120 10 12
Solomon Stein Emory Alums 14 4 120 10 12
Katie Baehler South Carolina 13 2 120 10 12
Christy Magical Mystery Team 12 5 95 8 11.875
Megan Clancy Magical Mystery Team 11 3 95 8 11.875
Sally O'Rourke LSU 13 3 115 10 11.5
Arlo Lyle Georgia A 12 2 110 10 11
Catie Eisel Shorter 11 5 85 8 10.625
John Caudill Dalton State 9 1 85 8 10.625
Samantha Kaplan Georgia C 9 2 80 8 10
Adam Chin Virginia Tech B 10 2 90 10 9
Felicia Banks Dalton State 8 2 70 8 8.75
Paul Ruddle Georgia A 10 3 85 10 8.5
Jimmy Williamson LSU 8 1 75 10 7.5
Katie Widener Louisville 6 0 60 8 7.5
Alex Rice Georgia A 9 5 65 10 6.5
Krystin Fain Shorter 5 1 45 8 5.625
Fahid Hasan Virginia Tech B 8 5 55 10 5.5
Drew Lupton Georgia B 3 0 30 8 3.75
Brandon Olsen Virginia Tech A 3 0 30 10 3
Tiffany Massingill Dalton State 5 6 20 8 2.5
Skyler Kea Virginia Tech C 3 2 20 8 2.5
Sarah McCollum Louisville 2 0 20 8 2.5
Greg Kazaros Valencia B 2 0 20 8 2.5
Emily Neal Virginia Tech C 2 1 15 8 1.875
Lauren Smith Virginia Tech C 4 6 10 8 1.25
Yoshi Makino Georgia C 2 2 10 8 1.25