On March 25th, the State of Mississippi NAQT Championship will be held at Itawamba Agricultural High School. We have been assigned questions set IS-166 for varsity and MS-22 for JV. The competition is open to all schools in Mississippi. We are capping the tournament at 24 with 16 spots reserved solely for varsity and 8 for JV. (flexible as varsity teams will be given preference). It is a “first-come-first-serve” acceptance policy.
Official rules can be found at https://www.naqt.com/downloads/rules.pdf
tournament can qualify the top 15% for NAQT nationals as well as small school nationals. Several schools have competed nationally within the past 5 years, and we want this to grow. It only helps in the nation’s view of the academics in Mississippi if we are consistently competing against the elite from around the country. We want quiz bowl to be a source of pride within all of our schools and within our state, and that is why we are glad to see a true state championship being held yet again.
With that said, I encourage all schools with a quiz bowl team to sign up as soon as possible:
Location: Itawamba Agricultural High School, 11900 Hwy 25 South, Fulton, MS 38843
Tournament Director: Chris Johnson, firstname.lastname@example.org
How to register: BEFORE March 17th; e-mail the accompanying registration form to the tournament director. Payment may be mailed or brought on the day of the event.
Cost: $65 per team; $5 discount per working buzzer set; $10 discount for over 100 miles travelled per Google maps (Minimum cost is $50 per team).
Awards: Trophies for 1st-4th place; Medals for individual top 8 high point scorers varsity (All-State) and top 4 (JV )
Game play: Registration will start at 8:00 with a coaches meeting at 8:30. The first game will start at 8:45.
Teams will be seeded in pools according to each team’s point per bonus in their 2016-17 NAQT competitions (if a team has not competed in a NAQT tournament this year, they will be seeded at random). There will be a min of 2 pools to a max of 4 pools depending upon the number of teams competing. Each team will play 5 preliminary games and then all teams will be seeded (determined by record, points per game, points per bonus and will include JV teams) in a single-elimination tournament (complete format will be determined by the total number of teams registered and is subject to change at the state tournament TD). All stats will be kept and tallied throughout the competition and uploaded to naqt.com
Lunch: Due to the timing of the game play, we will sell pizza (2 slices) and drinks (soda and water) at lunch for $5. When you register, please notify us of any dietary restrictions and needs. We will do our best to accommodate.
Suggested hotels: We have a Holiday Inn Express and a Days Inn at Fulton.
Extras: . We will also have a hospitality room with coffee and snacks for the coaches along with selling snacks for team members.
2017 NAQT State of Mississippi Championship at Itawamba AHS
March 25, 2017
School address: ______________________________________________
Contact information: e-mail- ________________________________________________
School phone- __________________________________________
Coach cell- _____________________________________________
Teams registering: A-team _____ Team members (max of 6) (please include grade level):
B-team _____ Team members (max of 6):
JV ______ Team members (max of 6):
Buzzer systems: ____________ Cost: # of teams ______ x $65= ___________
# of buzzer systems ___ x $5= -(_________)
Distance driving discount $10= -( ____)
Total cost = _______________________