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DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:41 am

First, shout-out to Eric, who was fantastic for managing the thread last year!

I'll be maintaining the calendar for quizbowl shenanigans in the DC Metro area for 2016-2017. I'm also including local college tournaments so that any colleges hosting tournaments for high schoolers can work around those (and for my own sanity) - note that not all of the college tournaments listed permit high schoolers to compete. If you want me to add an event to this list, email me at mshang1@jhu.edu, message me privately on the forums, or make a post in the thread below (with the latter preferred). If you could also include the type of question set you're using (NAQT IS sets, IS-A sets, housewrite, etc.), that would be very helpful. Happy quizbowling, everyone!

September 10 (ACT) -
September 17 -
September 24 -

October 1 (SAT) - VTACO @ Virginia Tech, NAQT Collegiate Novice @ Georgetown (IS-161AC)
October 8 - Early Fall Tournament @ UMD
October 15 - VCU Fall (IS-158), Redbud Invitational @ Honaker High School (IS-157A)
October 22 (ACT) - Penn Bowl @ UPenn, Trojan Academic Tournament @ New Kent (IS-159A)
October 29 - Johns Hopkins Novice (IS-159A), VOLDEMORT @ Virginia Tech (SCOP Novice 7)

November 5 (SAT) - ACF Fall @ UMD
November 6 (Sunday) - Centennial Fall (IS-161A)
November 12 - Cavalier Classic @ UVA (IS-160), Legion Memorial Invitational @ Gate City HS (IS-161A)
November 19 - Terrapin XXIX @ UMD*, CSI XI @ Cave Spring (WHAQ)
November 26 (Thanksgiving Weekend) -

December 3 (SAT) - VCU Winter (IS-162), NHBB @ Thomas Jefferson (C-set)
December 10 (ACT) - GSAC XXIV @ Maggie Walker (GSAC XXIV)
December 17 - Richard Montgomery Fall Novice Tournament (HSAPQ Novice)
December 24 (Christmas Eve) -
December 31 (New Year's Eve) -

January 7 -
January 14 - WHAQ Mirror @ Georgetown, Inaugural Bulldog Invitational Tournament @ Tazewell (IS-158)
January 21 (SAT) - VCU Spring (IS-163A, LIGHT-40)
January 28 - Christiansburg Tournament (NAQT IS-set)

February 4 - NAQT Sectional Championship Tournament (SCT), NHBB @ Thomas Jefferson (B-set)
February 11 (ACT) - JHU Winter Tournament (IS-162), Metro-Richmond Invitational @ New Kent (IS-161A)
February 18 - ACF Regionals @ VCU, TJMST @ Thomas Jefferson (SCOP MS 7), James Blair Bowl @ William and Mary
February 24 -
February 25 -

March 4 - NCIS @ Cave Spring (IS-164), NHBB Capital Region Championships @ Centennial, NHBB VA State Championships @ UVA, Mountain Vista Open @ Lord Fairfax CC in Warrenton (IS-165A)
March 11 (SAT) - Maryland NAQT State Championships @ UMD, LIST VI Mirror @ Virginia Tech, POMMSS Mirror @ Gar-Field

March 18 -
March 25 - TJIAT @ Thomas Jefferson (BASQT II)

April 1 - Richard Montgomery Spring Tournament (LIST VI), Virginia NAQT States @ UVA, NHBB @ River Hill (B-set)
April 8 (ACT) -
April 9 (Sunday) - JHU Blue Jay Bowl (IS-164)
April 15 (Passover, Easter Weekend) -
April 22 - ACF Nationals, National History Bee and Bowl (NHBB), Washington, D.C.
April 29 - NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), Chicago, IL, National Science Bowl, VCU Season Finale, Harvard Fall Tournament @ Georgetown

May 6 (SAT) -
May 13 - NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT), Dallas/Fort Worth, TX
May 20 -
May 27 - NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), Atlanta, GA

June 3 (SAT) -
June 10 (ACT) - PACE National Scholastic Championship (NSC), Chicago, IL
June 17 -

Red: NHBB events
Blue: National championships
Green: NAQT regular season events
Purple: Novice tournaments
Magenta: College tournaments
Black: Regular season, non-NAQT high school events
Asterisks after event indicates tentative date
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Re: DC Metro Date 2016-2017 Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:47 am

VCU will likely be hosting HS tournaments on October 15 / December 3 / February 18 / April 29. (the latter 3 dates are pretty definite; the first is mostly definite). Our 2016 dates will be using NAQT sets; our 2017 dates are TBD on the set.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 11:52 am

After taking a moment to admire Cody's lightning-fast speed, Johns Hopkins University would like to reserve October 29th and tentatively February 4th and April 8th (depending on when SCT and MUT are, respectively) for its novice (fall) and two regular (winter, spring) tournaments.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 2:58 pm

UVA would like to reserve November 12th for our annual Cavalier Classic tournament, which will be run on NAQT IS-160, and March 18th for the Virginia NAQT State Championship, which will be run on IS-166, the official NAQT State Championship set.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 3:32 pm

After perusing last year's Date Claim Thread more thoroughly, I've put Centennial down for Sunday, November 6 for their annual fall tournament. If Dr. Seifter could just let me know what number A set they'll be using, that would be excellent.

Also, word on the street is that GSAC will be on December 10th this year, so I'll put that on the calendar until someone tells me otherwise.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 4:20 pm

Yup, GSAC XXIV will be on the tenth of December.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 6:45 pm

Beevor Feevor wrote:UVA would like to reserve November 12th for our annual Cavalier Classic tournament, which will be run on NAQT IS-160, and March 18th for the Virginia NAQT State Championship, which will be run on IS-166, the official NAQT State Championship set.


Kiddo, I know the tournament's been at UVA for a long time, but you really shouldn't reserve a date explicitly for States before bidding's even opened.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jun 13, 2016 9:32 pm

The Laughing Cavalier wrote:
Beevor Feevor wrote:UVA would like to reserve November 12th for our annual Cavalier Classic tournament, which will be run on NAQT IS-160, and March 18th for the Virginia NAQT State Championship, which will be run on IS-166, the official NAQT State Championship set.


Kiddo, I know the tournament's been at UVA for a long time, but you really shouldn't reserve a date explicitly for States before bidding's even opened.


Whoops, solid point! When I emailed Chad Kubicek about reserving tournaments, I included a request for VA NAQT States, and his reply did not mention any issue with our reserving the tournament so early. However, you're certainly right about procedure; that date is withdrawn until official confirmation from NAQT. Thanks, Sarah!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Jun 15, 2016 8:42 am

New Kent will be hosting our Trojan Academic Tournament on October 22nd and the Metro-Richmond Invitational on January 7th.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Jun 16, 2016 11:04 am

Virginia Tech will be hosting our annual HS novice tournament on Oct. 1 using the SCOP Novice 7 set. Thanks!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Sun Jul 17, 2016 7:08 pm

Georgetown will host a mirror of the Harvard Fall Tournament on February 25.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Tue Jul 19, 2016 1:44 pm

Christiansburg High School would like to reserve January 28, 2016 for our first hosted tournament.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Tue Aug 02, 2016 2:11 pm

I've just updated the list with the question set numbers from NAQT. If you see any glaring errors (or any non-glaring errors), please let me know.

Also, JHU would like to move the date of its winter tournament from February 4 to February 11.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Aug 05, 2016 8:46 pm

Cave Spring HS would like to tentatively reserve November 19th for the CSI XI. We are also looking into mirroring a housewrite for that tournament as well. We'll also be hosting the NCIS VI sometime in the early part of 2017 but we need to wait until we get back to the school before we can lock in a date for that. I'll post again when we have further details about it.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Aug 17, 2016 4:42 am

Honaker High School will be hosting an NAQT tournament, The Redbud Invitational, on October 15th, using set IS-157A.

However, registration will only be opened to teams from Wythe County over to Lee County at first, in an effort to spur up more quiz bowl participation on the far corner of the state. If turnout becomes an issue, registration will be opened to non-local teams with 1-2 weeks left before the tournament date.

Interested teams outside of the local area (even outside of VA) can email me at charliejperkins[at]gmail[dot]com and I will start up a wait-list.

We will have an initial cap of 18 teams with the possibility of expansion to 24 if enough staff are made available.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Aug 17, 2016 1:30 pm

Tazewell will bring two teams and one buzzer system.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Aug 17, 2016 2:44 pm

Richard Montgomery would like to tentatively reserve December 17th for a mirror of HSAPQ Novice and April 1st for a mirror of LIST VI.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Aug 18, 2016 7:14 am

After some issues arose, Virginia Tech is planning on hosting VTACO (house-write) on Oct. 1 and our Virginia Tech Novice (using SCOP Novice 7 questions) on Oct. 23 (Sunday). Thanks and sorry for the mix-up.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Aug 18, 2016 9:54 pm

Hey sorry again, but I made a mistake in my last post. The Virginia Tech Novice Tournament (using SCOP Novice 7) will be on October 29. Thanks!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Aug 19, 2016 4:21 pm

In cooperation with the Southwest Virginia Academic Team Alliance (SWATA), Gate City High School will host the Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament on November 12th.

Format of the tournament, including registration and cap/expansion, will follow Honaker High School's The Redbud Invitational. Registration will initially be offered only to schools Wythe County-Lee County, have a possible invitation extension, a cap of 18 teams, and right to expand at 24.

The question set is TBD. We are looking at either a NAQT IS set or SCOP Novice 7 mirror. I will update once we have made a decision.

Thank you!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Aug 24, 2016 12:08 pm

Tazewell will bring two teams and one buzzer system.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Sun Aug 28, 2016 3:04 pm

Update: The Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament at Gate City High School November 12 will use NAQT set 161A.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:20 am

A couple of things:

* First, we would like to update our CSI announcement with a link to our tournament posting (viewtopic.php?f=1&t=18975). We also will be using the WHAQ housewrite.

* Second, we would like to announce our NCIS date for March 4th. We'll be using NAQT IS-164 for that tournament. It will also hold a middle school division, if anyone is paying attention to that kind of stuff here in this forum.

* Third, it might be important to put the VHSL dates on this calendar as there seems to be a lot more tournaments happening in January and February. For example, the VHSL State tournament is on February 25th, which may hurt the turnout at the HFT @ Georgetown. The Conference deadline is January 28th and the Regional deadline is February 11th, if anyone is curious.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Sep 15, 2016 11:43 pm

Georgetown's mirror of HFT is being moved to March 18.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Sep 22, 2016 1:14 pm

NHBB will host the Capital Region Championships on March 4th at Centennial; there are a few other sites waiting on finalized details, and I'll get those updated here ASAP.

Have a great season, everyone!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:27 pm

TJ will be hosting two NHBB tournaments: one on 12/3 on the C-set and one on 2/4 on the B-set.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Tue Oct 25, 2016 5:44 am

12/3 is the date of VCU Winter. Please do not host an NHBB set on that day.

Also, it is likely that we will be moving our VCU Spring BOB tournament to January 21 due to Regionals being on the 18th.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Oct 28, 2016 12:08 pm

Tazewell High School will host the inaugural Bulldog Invitational Tournament on Saturday, January 14.

Interested teams/coaches may contact me by email.
More information is posted at this link:
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19286


Tom McAvoy
Tazewell High School
Scholastic Bowl Coach

tmcavoy@tazewell.k12.va.us
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Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:06 am

Georgetown will host a mirror of WHAQ on January 14.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Nov 04, 2016 1:10 pm

I can confirm that VCU is moving VCU Spring from February 18th to January 21st.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Nov 23, 2016 5:45 pm

Virginia Tech would like to host our mirror of LIST VI on February 11. Thanks!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Nov 30, 2016 5:26 pm

UVa will be hosting NAQT States on March 18th, 2017. We would also like to plan for potentially hosting a middle school tournament sometime in the spring, which will not conflict with LATTE on February 25th.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Sun Dec 18, 2016 9:15 am

3/4/17 Mountain Vista Open @ Lord Fairfax CC in Warrenton, IS-165A has been announced by their coach but hasn't yet been included in the calendar.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jan 02, 2017 11:32 pm

TJ is hosting TJMST (SCOP MS 7) on 2/18, and TJIAT (BASQT II) on 3/25. Thanks!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Jan 04, 2017 10:21 pm

The College of William & Mary will be hosting a high school tournament, the James Blair Bowl, on the 18th of February, and the Tribe Trash Tournament on February 24th, after the VHSL tournament on that date.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Jan 06, 2017 1:15 pm

Due to weather concerns, the Bulldog Invitational Tournament has been postponed until Saturday January 14th.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Jan 11, 2017 3:07 pm

New Kent would like to host our Metro-Richmond Invitational on 2/11/17 since it was postponed due to weather.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Jan 23, 2017 10:12 am

Virginia Tech will be moving our tournament date (Virginia Tech Winter - Mirror of LIST VI) from 2/11 to 3/11. Thanks!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Jan 26, 2017 12:22 am

If you can't make to NHBB's Northern Virginia tournament at TJ next Saturday, you're in luck: we will be hosting B Set at River Hill HS, just up the road in Clarksville, Maryland, on March 18th. You can now register for the tournament. Thank you!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:35 pm

Irreligion in Bangladesh wrote:If you can't make to NHBB's Northern Virginia tournament at TJ next Saturday, you're in luck: we will be hosting B Set at River Hill HS, just up the road in Clarksville, Maryland, on March 18th. You can now register for the tournament. Thank you!


That is an extremely figurative road

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Mon Feb 13, 2017 6:16 pm

JHU will be moving the annual Blue Jay Bowl from 4/8 to 4/9.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:32 am

UVA will be moving NAQT States from 3/18 to 4/1 due to room scheduling conflicts. While this conflicts with RM's LIST VI mirror, Virginia teams can still attend the VT mirror earlier in the month, so we figured that it'd be the least catastrophic date to move to.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Feb 16, 2017 10:44 am

The Tribe Trash Tournament has been cancelled due to logistical reasons.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Fri Feb 17, 2017 3:07 pm

The Spring THAW tournament has been cancelled due to lack of competitors.

Tom McAvoy
Tazewell High School
Scholastic Bowl Head Coach
Yu-Gi-Oh! Club Sponsor
Chess Club Co-Sponsor
Mathematics Department
tmcavoy@tazewell.k12.va.us
276.988.6502
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Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Wed Mar 01, 2017 8:59 pm

Hey what happened to Mountain Vista?

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Mar 02, 2017 2:29 pm

I believe the post is awaiting moderator approval for an edit regarding a field update.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Mar 02, 2017 3:42 pm

Indeed it was, and it has been, and it's visible again.

Just a reminder, especially to newer posters: It's a good idea to make your "field update" a separate post from the initial announcement. That way you can edit the field update and just that post will go invisible until approved*, whereas if you edit the first post of a thread, the whole thread will be hidden until it's approved.

*-This is to prevent things like an account making an apparently-useful post, getting it approved, and then editing it and replacing it with spam. This has happened in the past!

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:15 am

Hello everyone, as the link to our tournament on April 1st isn't up, I'm posting the link here. viewtopic.php?f=1&t=19735&p=327810&hilit=richard+montgomery+spring+tournament#p327810

Please contact us as soon as possible to ensure this can actually happen! If the field is too small, we may have to move the tournament, but we need you all to email us so we can take the field into account.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Please update the schedule to reflect that Georgetown moved its HFT Mirror to 4/29 from 3/18, according to their tournament announcement.

Re: DC Metro 2016-2017 Date Claim Thread

Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Please update the schedule to reflect that Georgetown moved its HFT Mirror to 4/29 from 3/18, according to their tournament announcement.
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