Sagacity XIV (11/17/18) [IS-179]

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Sagacity XIV (11/17/18) [IS-179]

Post by Quantity of Books v. Kansas » Sat Jul 28, 2018 8:45 pm

Pitt Quiz Bowl is excited to invite you to our 14th annual high school academic quiz bowl tournament, Sagacity. The tournament will be hosted at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA on Saturday, November 17, 2018 from 9:00 AM to about 5:00 PM. Registration will run from 8:00 AM to 8:30 AM, so teams should arrive before 8:30 AM. The specific schedule is dependent on field size and will be distributed at the tournament. Sagacity XIV has been designated as a gold NSC qualifier. This qualifies the top 20% of teams for the PACE NSC on the weekend of June 8-9 at the Hyatt Regency Reston outside of Washington, D.C..

Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions at emd105 (at) pitt (dot) edu.

Questions & Format:
This tournament will be using NAQT set IS-179. Any team who has previously played IS-179 is ineligible for this event. We will be using timed NAQT rules.

Registration & Fees:
The field cap has been reached as of 10/31/18. We will take teams on standby with no guarantee of competition. Teams will be added to the tournament in the order in which they were registered. The form to register is here: https://goo.gl/forms/jFckEkxfF28SjYVb2. Once you have submitted the form, there is no further action needed on your part in order to be officially registered. You will receive periodic email updates from us after you have registered.

Base Fee:
  • +$70 per team to your school's total fee for the first team registered
    +$60 per team to your school’s total fee for the second team registered.
    +$50 per team to your school’s total fee for the third team registered.
Buzzer Discount: -$10 to your school's total fee for each fully functional system. A fully functional buzzer system is defined as follows:
  • A buzzer system that clearly indicates which player has buzzed.
    The control unit and at least 8 activators work, including lights on either or both of the 8 activators and control unit.
Staff Discount: -$10 to your school's total fee. This can be a coach, parent, student, or other person who is not playing. Volunteer staffers must stay through all games (excluding finals).

Travel Discount: -$10 to your school's total fee for every 150 miles traveled one-way from your school's address to the Cathedral of Learning, according to Google Maps.

New Team discount: -$30 for the first team from a school that has not played at a pyramidal weekend quizbowl tournament (IU competitions do not count against this) since September 1st, 2015

Method of Payment:
All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from school, school district, or quizbowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders or credit cards, but we will accept Venmo. Bringing forms of payment outside of the aforementioned methods will be considered nonpayment

Checks should be made out to "Pitt Quiz Bowl" We can provide invoices in advance to teams that need them as well as a mailing address (available on request).

Location & Parking:
The address of the Cathedral of Learning is 4200 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. We recommend parking in the Soldiers & Sailors Memorial parking lot which is located at 4101 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15260. To enter the Cathedral, walk down Bigelow Boulevard and cross at the permanent crosswalk.

We hope to see you in November!

Field (32/32)(teams/buzzers/staffers):
Chartiers Valley High School (1/1/0)
Hampton High School (2/1/0)
Sharpsville Area High School (1/0/0)
State College Area High School (2/2/0)
Apollo-Ridge High School (1/0/1)
Taylor Allderdice High School (4/1/0)
John Marshall High School (2/0/0)
Central Catholic High School (2/1/0)
Bishop Canevin High School (1/0/0)
Morgantown High School (1/0/0)
North Catholic High School (2/0/0)
Westmont Hilltop High School (2/2/1)
Pine Richland High School (1/1/0)
DuBois Area High School (1/1/0)
Penn Hills High School (2/1/0)
Saegertown Jr. Sr. High School (1/0/0)
South Side High School (2/1/0)
Northmont High School (1/1/1)
Kane Area High School (2/0/0)
Winchester Thurston (1/1/0)

Standby (2/x) (teams/buzzers/staffers):
Winchester Thurston (1/0/0)
Shady Side Academy (1/1/0)
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Re: Sagacity XIV (11/17/18) [IS-TBA]

Post by Important Bird Area » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:23 pm

Quantity of Books v. Kansas wrote: This tournament will be using an NAQT IS set. We will update this post with the set number as soon as it is assigned.
This is currently scheduled to be IS #179.
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Re: Sagacity XIV (11/17/18) [IS-179]

Post by Quantity of Books v. Kansas » Mon Nov 19, 2018 1:06 pm

State College B took first place on Saturday, with Allderdice A in 2nd and State College A in 3rd. Thank you to everyone who came out!

Results:
http://hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/51 ... standings/
Emily Dickson
Downingtown East, '17
University of Pittsburgh, '21

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