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Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

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Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Sun Nov 17, 2013 9:57 pm

The Ladue Academic Team is pleased to announced that we will be holding the fourth incarnation of the Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) on Saturday, April 5, 2014. We hope to attract many teams from across the state and perhaps some out-of-state teams as well. This tournament has been Platinum Certified by the Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence, so the top 25% of teams will qualify for a bid to the 2014 PACE National Scholastics Championship, which will be held on Memorial Day Weekend, May 24-25, in Reston, Virginia.

As the MSHSAA District tournaments occur the week after, this is a perfect opportunity to tune-up ahead of time, and is also one of the last contests before the conclusion of the regular quizbowl season. So, if you want to get in one more fantastic tournament, go ahead and sign up!

For questions, we will be writing our own high-quality set, the exact details of which can be found below.

Entry Fees:
First team from a school: $70
Second, third, etc teams from the same school: $65
Buzzer discount*: $5 per system
Staff discount*: $5 per staff member.

*Buzzers and staff are on an as-needed, first-come, first-serve basis. When registering, please detail how many staff and/or buzzers you may be able to bring. As the tournament approaches, we will let you know whether they are needed or not.

Any payment mailed in advance should be addressed to Patrick Quinn, 1201 S. Warson, St. Louis, MO 63124, though it is also fine to pay on the day of the tournament. Please make all checks out to "LHWHS Attn: Patrick Quinn".

We are setting a tentative field cap of 24 teams. There is no maximum to the number of teams each school may bring. We will likely be able to expand if there is enough interest, but until that point, we will accept teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. If our field fills, we will be able to guarantee every team in attendance at least 10 games, if not more. Fields can fill fast, so sign up soon to reserve your slot! To register, please send an email to laduequizbowl@gmail.com

SET DETAILS:

A copy of last year's set can be found at http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/591/ and the 2012 set at http://www.quizbowlpackets.com/58/ -- this year's set will be similar in nature to these.

We will be shooting for a very high tossup conversion throughout this tournament, so the answer lines to tossups will be relatively easy. The questions will be pyramidal in nature, so they will be excellent for play between any level of team attending this tournament. Each round will consist of 20 tossups and 20 non-rebounding thirty-point bonuses. There will be powers, so any correct buzz before a pre-specified point in the question will earn 15 points (contrasted with the usual 10), and there will be negs, so any early incorrect buzz will cost your team 5 points. The distribution of the tossups and bonuses will be as follows (each number is how many tossups and how many bonuses, so 4 History means 4 history tossups and 4 history bonuses per packet):


4 History
4 Literature
4 Science
2 Religion & Mythology
1 Math (Non-computational)
0.5 Philosophy (1 tossup or 1 bonus per round)
0.5 Social Science (1 tossup or 1 bonus per round)
1 Art
1 Music
1 Geography
1 Current Events
1 Trash (Pop Culture and Sports)
1 extra question

As you may have noticed, the total is 22 tossups and bonuses per match. The extra tossups and bonuses will be used as replacements or tiebreakers if necessary. If further tiebreakers are needed, we will have extras on hand. Upon completion of the tournament, we will distribute copies of the set to all teams in attendance. Specific questions about the set can be emailed to me at laduequizbowl@gmail.com


If you have any questions, or wish to register, please email laduequizbowl@gmail.com. We hope to see you here at Ladue on April 5!

--Ben Zhang, LIST Tournament Director
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:00 am

Field: (as of 03/09/2014)

CBC (1)
Clayton (2)
De Smet (2)
Eureka (1)
Hallsville (2)
Hannibal (1)
Helias (2)
Marquette (3)
MICDS (2)
Notre Dame (1)
Oakville (1)
Orchard Farm (1)
Parkway North (1)
Parkway South (2)
Pilot Grove (1)
Priory (1)
Schuyler (1)
Rock Bridge (4)
Webster Groves (2)

Total: 30 out of 30

Waitlist:

None
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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Wed Nov 20, 2013 4:52 pm

Spots are filling fast - only 5 remain after two days since the initial announcement, so get your registration in quickly! Also, if you can staff this tournament, please email laduequizbowl@gmail.com - we'd love to have enough staff to expand to 30 teams.

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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Thu Nov 21, 2013 5:05 pm

One spot left! If spots have filled up but you can bring a moderator, I can probably expand the field enough for your teams to enter.

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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Fri Nov 22, 2013 3:56 pm

It looks like I will have sufficient staff, so the field has been expanded to 30 teams.

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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Fri Dec 06, 2013 10:09 pm

The field has now closed. If you would like to be placed on the waitlist for the moment, you are more than welcome to email me with your registration info. If you can bring a moderator, please let me know - I'd much rather have these teams playing than not.

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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:11 am

This tournament has been platinum certified by PACE! Also, please get in touch with me if you can staff!

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Re: Ladue Invitational Spring Tournament (LIST) IV - 04/05/2014

Post by christino » Sat Apr 05, 2014 11:42 pm

Congratulations to Hallsville A, who defeated Oakville 475-160 in a one-game final featuring the top two scorers of the tournament. In the third place game, Rock Bridge A defeated Priory 355-225. These teams, along with Hannibal, Helias A, Helias B, and DeSmet A, have all qualified to the PACE National Scholastics Championship! More information can be found here.

Statistics for this tournament can be found at this link.

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