Bergen (NJ) Junior - Oct. 24, 2015

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Bergen (NJ) Junior - Oct. 24, 2015

Post by jonpin » Tue Oct 06, 2015 11:12 am

On behalf of the Quiz Bowl team at the Bergen County Academies, I wish to extend an invitation to the fifth annual Bergen Academies Junior Academic Competition, a quiz bowl tournament for junior- or middle-schoolers. This competition will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2015 and is a perfect opportunity for your school’s Gifted and Talented students, BrainBusters team, or any collection of interested students to work together in competition against other middle schools in the region, show off their knowledge, and learn new facts. Last year’s competition featured 27 teams from three states, and was won by Middlesex Middle School of Darien, CT.
The games of the competition will be in “tossup-bonus” format. Two teams of four students each will attempt to buzz in to answer a tossup, with a correct answer earning points and the opportunity for the answerer’s team to hear a bonus. On bonuses, a team will have the opportunity to discuss as a group before giving an answer. A game will consist of twenty tossups and however many bonuses are used, and will take approximately 35 minutes. Teams will play roughly 4-5 games in the morning, followed by a lunch break and playoffs.
The registration fee for this tournament will be $75 for the first team from a school, and $60 for each additional team. A team may consist of up to six students, with four competing at one time (substitutions will be permitted at halftime and between games). Included in the registration fee, BCA will provide a breakfast of bagels and juice before the competition begins, one pizza per team for lunch (additional pies may be purchased), and trophies and medals for the high-performing teams and students. Each school is required to have an adult (either teacher or parent) with each team at all times. Note that teams are to register by school, not by town or school district. Students are eligible if they have not yet completed eighth grade.
National Academic Quiz Tournaments will be writing the questions for this event. NAQT is an established and reputable quiz bowl company which has been writing tournaments for more than 15 years. No other tournament in New Jersey will use these questions (set MS-15) at any point in the 2015-16 school year. Sample tossups and bonuses from a previous NAQT middle school tournament are included with this letter. The top 15% of competing teams will qualify to attend NAQT’s Middle School National Championship Tournament, to be held in May 2016 in Atlanta, GA.
If you have any questions about this tournament, please contact me at bergenquizbowl@gmail.com. If you would like to register, please e-mail me with all the details so requested no later than Monday, October 19. We hope you choose to attend our tournament!
Jon Pinyan
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Re: Bergen (NJ) Junior - Oct. 24, 2015

Post by jonpin » Sat Oct 24, 2015 5:12 pm

Congratulations to Middlesex Middle School of Darien, CT for defending not just their championship but also their second-place finish from last year, as they claimed both berths in the final at today's 5th Annual Bergen Academies Junior Academic Championship. Tenafly Middle School fielded both teams in the third place game, and thus earned the Bergen County Championship. Full preliminary results are available at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3359/ and full playoff results will be posted later in the weekend.
Jon Pinyan
Coach, Bergen County Academies (NJ); former player for BCA (2000-03) and WUSTL (2003-07)
HSQB forum mod, PACE member
Stat director for: NSC '13-'15; NHBB '13-'15; ACF '14, '17; NASAT '11

"A [...] wizard who controls the weather" - Jerry Vinokurov

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