Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17

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Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11/17

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:00 pm

Hello everyone,

I, Jacob O’Rourke, my assistant director, Sean Phillips, and the Washington University Academic Team are pleased to announce that Washington University in St. Louis will be hosting a fall invitational tournament on November 11, 2017. We will be using the Maryland Fall question set; more information about the set can be found here.

Logistics information will be made available once the semester begins. This tournament will be seeking to be a qualifier for the 2018 PACE NSC.

The fee structure is:
Base Fee: $70 per first team from a school, $60 per each subsequent team from a school.
Staffer Discount: $15 per staffer.
Working Buzzer Discount: $5 per buzzer (your system must allow for 8 people to play at any one time for us to use it for the discount).
Distance Discount: $5 per 100 miles (one-way, as determined by Google Maps).

This tournament’s field will be initially capped at 24 teams. After the initial field fills, we will expand the field by 4 teams (so first we will expand to 28; then to 32, although it depends on our staffing situation) until reaching a final field of 36 teams.

We are allowing for direct entry for the first two teams from a school. A third team from a school (C team) will get the first spots on the waitlist for expansion. Any further teams (example: D or E teams) will be placed on a separate waitlist and allowed into the field 10 days before the tournament date, pending available space in the field (so you will know by November 1st).

Registration
To register, simply email myself (Jacob O'Rourke) at jacob.orourke.7@gmail.com and tell me how many teams, buzzers and staffers your school will be bringing.

I look forward to seeing everybody on November 11th!
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Fri Jul 14, 2017 3:04 pm

Field (36/36):
-Washington [2 teams, 4 buzzers, 3 staffers]
-Southwestern Piasa (IL)* [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 2 staffers]
-Living Word Christian [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Hermann* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Orchard Farm* [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Fairfield (IL)* [1 team. 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Miami Valley (OH) [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Francis Howell [1 team, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-New Haven* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Carbondale (IL) [2 teams, 2 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Louisiana* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Clayton [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]
-Parkway Central [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-MICDS [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Ladue [3 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Webster Groves [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Lutheran St. Charles [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Glasgow (KY)* [1 team, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-CBC [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Helias [1 team, 2 buzzers, ? staffers]
-Hannibal [2 teams, 1 buzzer, 1 staffer]
-Northwest [1 team, 0 buzzers, 0 staffers]
-Granite City (IL) [1 team, 2 buzzers, 1 staffer]
-Warrenton [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-Arcadia Valley* [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-Marquette [1 team, ? buzzers, ? staffers]
-Henderson County (KY) [1 team, 1 buzzer, 0 staffers]

Teams marked with a * are eligible for the small school title.

Waitlist:
-Parkway South
-Eureka
-Thomas Jefferson IDS A
-Washington C
-Thomas Jefferson IDS B

Further Teams Waitlist:
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Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sat Jul 22, 2017 5:44 pm

We're a third of the way to our initial field cap, so make sure to email me and register if you want to attend this tournament!
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:43 pm

We're now halfway to the initial field cap. Make sure to email me if you want to attend this tournament!
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sun Jul 30, 2017 3:37 am

We're making our first field expansion from 24 to 28 teams. There are now 9 spots in the field.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:55 am

We have enough staff to expand to 32 teams, so the field has been expanded to 32.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Mon Aug 21, 2017 4:15 pm

We've made our final field expansion to 36 teams, so there are currently 5 spots left in the field.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Sat Aug 26, 2017 8:21 am

The field has been filled! All subsequent registrations will be placed on a waitlist.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:32 pm

We've been awarded platinum qualification status by PACE, which means that the top 25% (the top 9 teams) will qualify for the 2018 National Scholastics Championship, which is on June 2nd-3rd at the Hyatt Regency in Reston, VA.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


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Re: Washington University Fall Academic Tournament III-11/11

Postby 1992 in spaceflight » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:25 am

I'm pleased to announce that we will be awarding a top overall small school award at this tournament! Any school that meets the PACE criteria for a small school is eligible for the title. The PACE criteria for a small school is:
PACE wrote:a school with fewer than 700 students in 10th through 12th grades that is a public school and has a non-selective admission policy. Please note that non-selective is not the same as non-magnet. Eligible schools are schools from systems where every school is a specialized center and students may choose to attend any school.
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present); HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017)
Formerly: Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10


"And here we are as on a darkling plain, Swept by confused alarms of struggle and flight, Where ignorant armies clash by night."
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