GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

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GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Postby cat » Sun Jul 30, 2017 12:26 am

The Maggie L. Walker Governor's School for Government and International Studies is pleased to announce Governor's School Academic Competition (GSAC) XXV, the newest and twenty-fifth incarnation of our long-running tournament. The tournament will take place at Maggie Walker on Saturday, December 9th, 2017. The field cap is tentatively 24 teams. Please contact me at catherine.y.qian@gmail.com or mlwgsquizbowl@gmail.com if you have any questions or comments, or post below.

Each team is guaranteed a minimum of 9 games. Teams can be a maximum of six people, four of which may play at a time. Substitutions are allowed at the half. If you plan on bringing more than six players, please register a second team. EDIT: We've received Platinum Certification from PACE, so the top 25% of teams will qualify for the National Scholastic Championship in Reston, VA!

Location
The tournament will take place at Maggie L. Walker Governor's School, which is located at 1000 N. Lombardy Street, Richmond, VA 23220. Parking will be in the school lot, and the school should be accessed through the Elizabeth Street entrance.

Question Set
The question set used for this tournament will be written by current members and alumni of the Maggie Walker team and head edited by Anuj Kotak. The tournament follows a 20/20 format. The distribution and other information can be found on the mirror requests post.

Registration:
Please send an email to either catherine.y.qian@gmail.com or mlwgsquizbowl@gmail.com that includes the following information:
1. Your school's name
2. The number of teams, buzzers, and moderators you will bring
3. A name, an e-mail address, and a phone number for a contact that can be reached on the day of the tournament
4. If you would like an invoice, please let me know.

Fee structure:
Per team: $70
Functional Buzzer Discount: $5
Travel Discount (150+ miles): $10
Staff Discount (please only volunteer a competent staffer): $10
Minimum fee: $45

Food
One of the best perks of GSAC is that we provide all teams attending with a free breakfast! During lunch, we may sell pizza and drinks, but there are many excellent eateries within walking or driving distance of Maggie Walker.

Mirrors:
We are also looking for prospective mirror hosts of GSAC XXV across the country. The set contains 14 rounds, the last two of which are slightly more difficult (regular-plus) and are set aside for finals. The mirror fee is $12 per team, and the set will be available from December 9th until the end of the season. Please contact me if you are interested in hosting a mirror. Information and current mirror sites can be found at on the mirror requests thread.

We hope to see you here and look forward to you playing the set! Please share this with any teams you think may be interested and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or comments!
Last edited by cat on Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:22 pm, edited 3 times in total.
Catherine Qian
Maggie L. Walker Governor's School '18
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Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Postby cat » Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:35 am

I am pleased to announce our tournament has received Platinum certification from PACE! This means the top 25% percent of teams at GSAC XXV will qualify for the PACE National Scholastic Championship to be held June 2-3, 2018 in Reston, VA (near DC)!
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Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Postby cat » Sat Sep 09, 2017 5:28 pm

Current Field (teams / buzzers / staffers)
Richard Montgomery (1/4/0)
Cosby (2/1/0)
Russell (1/1/0)
Dorman (2/2/1)
Georgetown Day (2/0/0)
Enloe (1/1/0)
Langley (2/2/0)
Midlothian (1/1/0)
NKA Homeschool Collective (1/0/0)
Montgomery Blair (2/2/0)
McLean (1/1/0)
Norfolk Academic Guild (3/1/0)
Western Albemarle (1/1/0)
Cave Spring (3/1/1)
Early College at Guilford (1/0/0)

Total (24/17/1) as of: November 21, 2017
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Catherine Qian
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Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Postby cat » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:20 pm

With just under a month to go before the tournament, I encourage teams to register soon! Our field is currently 11/24 full and it looks like we have teams from 5 states and DC already registered, so this should be a great opportunity for teams to play new competition.
Catherine Qian
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Re: GSAC XXV Main Site - Richmond, VA (12/9/17)

Postby cat » Tue Nov 21, 2017 9:55 pm

Our field is now full! Thanks to everyone who's registered. Teams may still send in registrations but will be placed on a waitlist in order of date registered.

As we have done in past years, we would love to be able to expand the field if possible, so waitlist teams that are able to provide a moderator will be given priority. Additionally, if you're in the Richmond area and would be interested in staffing please email me.
Catherine Qian
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