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2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu Jan 15, 2015 8:10 pm

HSNCT is once again in Chicago on May 29-31 - the weekend after Memorial Day. The field is here.

Missouri teams registered
Branson
Hallsville
Helias
Hickman
Liberty North
Park Hill South
Rock Bridge A
Rock Bridge B
Savannah
St. Joseph Central
St. Pius X

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Princeton
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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Jeffrey Hill » Thu May 21, 2015 7:12 pm

Cross-posting from hsquizbowl:
naqt.com wrote: NAQT is pleased that its 2015 High School National Championship Tournament will showcase the first quiz bowl match in which a computer goes thumb-to-thumb against a team of humans.

On Saturday evening, a team of researchers will debut its computerized question-answering system (QANTA) in a tossup-only competition against four NAQT staffers. Unlike other question answering systems that are allowed to see the entire question at once (e.g., IBM Watson of Jeopardy! fame), this system decides when it has enough information to answer a question and is thus able to handle quiz bowl-style tossup questions.

Prior to the exhibition game, Jordan Boyd-Graber and his colleagues from the University of Colorado and the University of Maryland will describe the state-of-the-art machine learning research that went into the system and how interested students can get involved by using and improving the open-source system. Jordan is himself a former quiz bowl player for Caltech and Princeton.

The talk will start at 8:00 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom with the exhibition game to follow.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by L-Town Expatriate » Thu May 21, 2015 7:20 pm

At least two of the human players have ample Jeopardy! success, including the lone survivor of the board from Hell last March.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Thu May 21, 2015 8:15 pm

I for one welcome our new robot overlords.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 11:11 am

Going into lunch, Hallsville A is 3-1, Rock Bridge A 2-2. I only have partial record for the others since the stats seem to be a bit behind. Which for 272 teams it's a miracle they're this far along!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 11:23 am

Savannah is 3-1 after an OT win. Their one loss came in a very close and well played game against perennial WUHSAC attendee, Ransom Everglades A.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 11:51 am

Hickman 3-1, Helias 2-2. All MO teams have one win.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 12:34 pm

Rock Bridge B, St. Joe, St. Pius, Branson, and Park Hill South all at 1-4 and one more loss eliminates them. Liberty North at 2-3.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 1:41 pm

Per Jeff's twitter: Helias 3-2, RB A 2-3

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 2:17 pm

Savannah and Hallsville 3-2, Hickman 4-1!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 2:34 pm

With a 5 point win Helias goes to 4-2!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sat May 30, 2015 2:50 pm

Hallsville at 4-2. Park Hill South now eliminated with their fifth loss. St. Joe, Liberty North, Rock Bridge B and St. Pius still on 4 losses at last update.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by L-Town Expatriate » Sat May 30, 2015 4:37 pm

I've been helping with the liveblog all day: http://tinyurl.com/2015hsnctprelims

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Mickey0R0urke » Sat May 30, 2015 5:50 pm

Hickman and Hallsville are both 5-4 heading into their last prelim rounds. Good luck, guys!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Mickey0R0urke » Sat May 30, 2015 5:52 pm

Helias finished 5-5, from what Jeff said online. I also believe every team from Missouri won at least one game. Great job representing our state, everybody!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Mickey0R0urke » Sat May 30, 2015 6:07 pm

Hallsville finished 5-5. I'm still waiting on results from Hickman's last game.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Mickey0R0urke » Sat May 30, 2015 6:38 pm

Hickman won their last game, and have made the HSNCT playoffs! Hallsville, Helias and Savannah all finished 5-5 on the day. Great job, everybody!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sat May 30, 2015 6:47 pm

Hickman is the only Missouri representative in the playoffs after winning a must-win game 255-190.

Hallsville 5-5, 299.6 ppg, 18.07 ppb
Savannah 5-5, 238.9 ppg, 14.33 ppb
Rock Bridge A 5-5, 211.1 ppg, 13.66 ppb
Helias 5-5, 187.6 ppg, 14.68 ppb

Rock Bridge B 4-6, 162.1 ppg, 13.15 ppb

St. Joseph Central 3-7, 178.7 ppg, 11.57 ppb
Liberty North 3-7, 169.0 ppg, 10.88 ppb
Park Hill South 3-7, 147.7 ppg, 10.41 ppb
St. Pius X 3-7, 113.2 ppg, 9.83 ppb
Branson 3-7, 97.7 ppg, 8.73 ppb

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Jeffrey Hill » Sun May 31, 2015 6:57 am

Maybe I missed it but I didn't see a stats link in this thread. http://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-te ... nt_id=5700

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sun May 31, 2015 8:29 am

Hickman won its first playoff game. All games for them are must win. Two more wins and they receive a trophy!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by scphilli » Sun May 31, 2015 9:24 am

Hickman lost their second match to Collins Hill 300-190 to finish tied for 53rd I want to say? (Math is hard.) They finish at 7-5. Excellent run y'all and good job to all teams this weekend!

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Post by scphilli » Sun May 31, 2015 2:23 pm

Also congrats to Evan Heronemus of Savannah for finishing 22nd out of 1386 competitors individually thus earning all star honors!

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by Jeffrey Hill » Mon Jun 01, 2015 7:30 pm

Another huge congratulations to William Gentry from St. Joseph Central, who finished #41 individually with 63.29 points per 20 tossups, making him not only the second highest scoring individual from Missouri, but also the top freshman Rising Star! I don't believe any of the top 30 overall tournament All-Stars were freshmen, so that should make William the top freshman in the nation at HSNCT!

Exactly 150 individuals finished with at least 40 points per 20 tossups heard. Other Missourians finishing in the top 150 individuals were Jared Lockwood from Hallsville at #46 with 60.99 PP20, Will Graff from Park Hill South at #121 with 43.72 PP20, Alex Harmata from Hickman at #131 with 42.06 PP20, Tim Haynes from Liberty North at #140 with 41.38 PP20, and Robby Schmidt from Rock Bridge A at #149 at 40.10 PP20.

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Re: 2015 NAQT HSNCT - May 29-31 in Chicago

Post by socalcaptain » Thu Jun 04, 2015 8:04 am

Looks like William's performance earned him a nomination for 9th grade player of the year at the National Quizbowl Awards!

Congratulations, William!

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