Trojan Academic Tournament (NK-VA 10/22/16)

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Trojan Academic Tournament (NK-VA 10/22/16)

Postby MDUCK » Tue Sep 13, 2016 8:44 am

This is the general announcement for the Trojan Academic Tournament. This will be a high school academic quiz bowl tournament, to be hosted at New Kent High School, New Kent, Virginia, on Saturday, October 22nd, 2016 from 8:30am to about 5pm.

Location, directions & parking:
The tournament will take place New Kent High School, 7365 Egypt Road, New Kent, Virginia. Teams are asked to park in the main parking lot located off of Egypt Road. All teams should enter the school through the main entrance.

Questions:
The tournament will be using the NAQT IS-159a tournament set.


Format:
This tournament will use the tossup/bonus format. A round will consist of 20 tossups with correct tossup answers earning a team a bonus in which it can earn up to 30 additional points, usually broken into three questions each worth 10 points. The bonus questions do not bounce after one team answers incorrectly. There will be no math calculation tossups; this does not preclude bonuses requiring math calculation or tossups or bonuses on mathematical concepts. Teams will be seeded to preliminary groupings before being reseeded based on record. All teams will be offered a minimum of 9 games. Trophies will be awarded to the top teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top individual scorers.


Registration & fees:
Base fee: $70 per team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $5 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control unit and eight activators all work). There is no limit to the number of systems you can bring. If bringing a buzzer system that plugs into a control unit with a modular connector, such as a telephone plug, you must provide tape with your system if any latching tabs are broken. Failure to do so means you cannot claim the discount.
Staff discount: $10 off school's total fee. This could be a coach, parent, or student who is not playing. Team-provided staffers will keep score for various games. Volunteer staffers must stay through all the games (except finals) in order to receive credit for their school. There is no limit to the number of staffers you can bring.
Travel: $10 off the school's fee for every 150 miles traveled one-way from your school's address to New Kent High School, according to Google Maps.
Early Registration discount: $10 off the schools fee if registered by October 2nd, 2016
Minimum fee: The minimum fee is $0. You can bring enough buzzers and staffers to eliminate your fee, but you cannot have a negative fee.

To register for this tournament, you must e-mail me at mduckworth@nkcps.k12.va.us with the number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you intend to bring, an email address where you can be contacted with details, and a cell phone number belonging to someone who will be attending the tournament, so that we can track you down if you are running late. Feel free to share this announcement with any schools that you think would be interested in attending.

Method of payment:
All teams must pay by the day of the tournament. We prefer to accept payment in person right before the tournament starts, but we will accept checks by mail ahead of time if required by your school. Teams who do not pay by the day of the tournament will be charged a $25 penalty and will have two weeks to pay their total amount before we start mailing letters to your school administration about it.
We can accept cash, personal checks, or checks from a school, school district, or quiz bowl club funds. We have no ability to process purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or any other forms of payment. Bringing forms of payment outside of the three listed will be considered nonpayment and subject you to the $25 late payment penalty.
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Re: Trojan Academic Tournament (NK-VA 10/22/16)

Postby MDUCK » Mon Sep 19, 2016 12:35 pm

The tournament has now been Gold Certified by PACE. This means that the top 20% of teams will qualify for the national high school quizbowl championship, the PACE NSC on the weekend of June 10th-11th.



Field Update - Cap of 14
Teams/Buzzers/Staffers
Dinwiddie- 3/0/0
HSoBX-2
Norfolk Academic Guild-4/1/0
McLean-1/1/0
Maggie Walker-3/1/0


Total
13/3/1
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Re: Trojan Academic Tournament (NK-VA 10/22/16)

Postby MDUCK » Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:22 pm

Congratulations to Maggie Walker for clearing the field and winning the 2016 Trojan Academic Tournament. McLean High School finished as runner-up and Homeschool Out of the Box rounded out the top 3. Many thanks to Andrew Feist, Matt Weiner, and Cody Voight for moderating.

Stats can be found at:
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... s/prelims/
http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournament ... /playoffs/
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