Mellon Bowl XIV, Pittsburgh - 10/29, IS-160

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Mellon Bowl XIV, Pittsburgh - 10/29, IS-160

Postby Silverman » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:00 pm

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl will host Mellon Bowl XIV on its Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, October 29, 2016.

Questions: NAQT set IS-160.

Format: Standard NAQT Format (https://www.naqt.com/rules.html), but rounds will be 20 tossups, untimed. [EDIT: we're actually using timed rounds, as normal.]

Nationals Qualification: The top 15% of the field will qualify for NAQT's HSNCT. The top 15% of small schools will qualify for NAQT's SSNCT. This tournament is a PACE Gold qualifier, so the top 20% of teams will qualify for PACE NSC.

Field Size: There is an initial soft cap of 16 teams, with potential to expand to a hard cap of 28 pending staff.

Registration: To register, please email me at ssilverm[at]cmu[dot]edu with the number of teams, buzzers, and moderators you plan to bring. Registration will close on Friday, October 22.

Fees and discounts:

-First team: $75
-Additional teams: $65 each
-Buzzer system: -$10 each
-Moderator/scorekeeper: -$15 each

Minimum fee per team: $40. Buzzers must be completely functional to receive discount; moderators should be experienced.

Payment: Please make checks out to "Carnegie Mellon University". We prefer to be paid with cash or check on the day of the tournament; please email if you need to make other arrangements.

Schedule: Day-of registration will be from 8:30 to 9:00 am, with round 1 starting by 9:30. Number of rounds and playoff/finals format will be determined by the field size. Logistical information will be provided to registered teams.
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Re: Mellon Bowl XIV, Pittsburgh - 10/29, IS-160

Postby Silverman » Sat Sep 03, 2016 1:01 pm

Field as of 10/19/16 (teams/buzzers/staffers):

Alagar Homeschool (1/0/0)
Allderdice (3/2/0)
Boardman (1/1/1)
Central Catholic (1/0/0)
Hampton (1/0/0)
Indiana (2/0/0)
Kane (2/0/1)
Keystone Oaks (1/1/0)
Shady Side (2/1/0)
South Side (2/1/0)
State College (2/0/0)
Westinghouse (1/0/1)
Winchester Thurston (2/1/0)
Yough (1/0/0)

Total: 22/7/2
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Re: Mellon Bowl XIV, Pittsburgh - 10/29, IS-160

Postby Silverman » Fri Oct 21, 2016 5:30 pm

The field is now closed and a logistics email has gone out. Let me know if you're registered but did not receive it.
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Re: Mellon Bowl XIV, Pittsburgh - 10/29, IS-160

Postby Silverman » Mon Oct 31, 2016 11:37 am

Congratulations to Alagar Homeschool, who went undefeated to win the tournament. Winchester Thurston A took second.

Full stats are here: https://www.naqt.com/stats/tournament-t ... nt_id=7528

Thank you everyone for attending, and we hope to see you at a future tournament!
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