I would like to cordially invite all of you to the Waylon Jennings Memorial Tournament, to be run by me, Paul Nelson, at Ohio State on May 12. This tournament will serve as a pre-nationals tuneup for teams from Ohio and other states. DCC A and Culver have expressed interest, and I am seeking top teams from other states. For those of you planning to attend NASAT at Ohio State in June, this will give you a great opportunity to explore the campus and the Columbus area before the big event.
My goal is to have one of the most competitive fields in the nation going head-to-head in time for the crucial nationals season. Any team from any part of the country who has qualified for a national tournament is more than welcome to come. This tournament will use NAQT's Division II College Sectionals set, which is one difficulty level below HSNCT, so the questions will be a good challenge, just like the field. Rounds will be 20/20 untimed, with powers, negs, and no bouncebacks.
Depending on the final field size, teams will be bracketed for preliminary rounds, followed by a rebracket for playoffs after lunch. More details will be announced at a future time.The field will tentatively be capped at 16 teams, with expansion dependent on finding sufficient numbers of capable staff. Space will be limited, so I recommend signing up immediately.
$65 per team
-$5 for a working buzzer (one per team).
-$10 for an experienced moderator.
-$10 for teams traveling more than 200 miles one way.
Payment: Cash or check on tournament day is preferred. Other arrangements are perfectly acceptable.
To register: Just email me here at firstname.lastname@example.org
. If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. I'm always glad to hear from quizbowl people!
I look forward to seeing all of you in Columbus in May!