PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

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PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Postby kcommo » Wed Oct 05, 2016 8:39 pm

The Vermont-NEA Scholars’ Bowl is excited to announce it will be running its annual Pre-Holiday Academic Tournament (PHAT) on Friday, December 2, at South Burlington High School in South Burlington, Vt. This year's tournament will mark PHAT's 10th anniversary, so we hope your school will consider joining us as we look to surpass last year's record field of 70 teams. By far the largest tournament in New England, PHAT has typically attracted schools from Vermont, New York, New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

This year's tournament will be played on NAQT question set IS-161A. Please note, this is the same set that will be used at the Darien Invitational in Connecticut in November, so schools should plan their schedule accordingly.

Our tournament format will follow official NAQT rules (http://www.naqt.com/rules.html), including timed rounds. The schedule will include eight rounds of matches and, if the number of teams allows it, all teams will play in every round.

If there is sufficient interest, we will run a separate novice bracket for less-experienced players. Teams in this bracket will be ineligible for the overall championship but will play all their games against other teams of newcomers, including separate playoffs. The novice bracket is primarily intended for freshmen and sophomores, though upperclassmen may participate if they are not part of your school's regular varsity lineup and they have not played in a tossup-bonus tournament prior to this school year.

The entry fee is $35 per team for out-of-state teams and schools will be initially limited to a maximum of two teams, varsity and/or novice. Additional teams will be accepted if the number of rooms and readers allows it, with preference given to schools that can bring extra volunteers to help read matches and/or keep score.

To simplify the registration process we are taking sign-ups via Google Form. Vist the following link to submit your information: https://goo.gl/forms/yUN6Z0rx07WhhTWc2

The registration deadline is November 29th.

Interested teams should note that participation might require them to leave school early. Check-in will be held from 3:50 to 4 p.m. and matches will begin as close to 4:15 p.m. as possible. The competition will end at approximately 9:15 p.m.

A dinner break will be included in the schedule and the host team from South Burlington is organizing a pizza pre-order at a price of $20 for a large pizza, four sodas and four desserts. However, pizza will not be sold on the day of the tournament so schools not participating in the pre-order will be responsible for bringing their own food or visiting one of the several nearby restaurants. To place a pizza order, fill out this Google form: https://goo.gl/forms/J7nMTzmfvS4uxngS2 .

Because we are unable to hire readers for this tournament, the coaches of all participating teams will be expected to moderate matches so that we can keep all teams playing in all rounds. We will have a quick rules meeting to go over the basics and answer questions, but if you are new to NAQT format please familiarize yourself and your team with the rules (http://www.naqt.com/rules.html) ahead of time. Also, if you know of anyone (players' parents, teachers, former players, etc.) who might be willing to volunteer to read matches or keep score, please let me know and invite them to come. The more staffers we have, the smoother things will run.

We also ask teams that have buzzer systems to bring them along to help us make sure we have buzzers for every room.

Finally, please note that all payment is due on the date of the tournament and that we do not accept purchase orders. Checks should be made out to the Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl.

If you have any questions or you cannot register using the Google form, please contact me at kcommo (at) scholarsbowl (dot) org.
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Re: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Postby kcommo » Tue Nov 01, 2016 2:46 pm

Registrations for this event are generally late arriving, but here's a list of schools that have officially registered as of 11/29:

Mt. Mansfield (VT): 2 varsity
Champlain Valley (VT): 3 varsity, 2 novice
Mt. Abraham (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Essex (VT): 2 varsity, 2 novice
Missisquoi (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Northampton (MA): 1 varsity
Crown Point (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Lamoille (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Colton-Pierrepont (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
John Stark (NH): 3 varsity
Emma Willard (NY): 1 varsity
Schuylerville (NY): 1 varsity
Portsmouth Christian (NH): 2 varsity, 1 novice
Burlington (VT): 2 varsity, 1 novice
Spaulding (VT): 2 varsity
Middlebury (VT): 3 varsity, 2 novice
North Country (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
BFA-St. Albans (VT): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Ticonderoga (NY): 2 varsity, 1 novice
Westport (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
South Burlington (VT): 3 varsity, 1 novice
Plymouth (NH): 1-2 varsity, 1 novice
Rice (VT): 1 varsity, 2 novice
Winooski (VT): 2 varsity
Queensbury (NY): 1 varsity, 1 novice
Cabot (VT): 1 varsity
Montpelier (VT): 2 varsity
BFA-Fairfax (VT): 1 varsity
Hanover (NH): 2 varsity
Total: 46-47 varsity, 23 novice

I should also note that we've received PACE Gold certification, so the top 20 percent of the varsity field will qualify for PACE NSC.
Last edited by kcommo on Tue Nov 29, 2016 8:09 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Postby troyharris » Sun Nov 20, 2016 10:28 pm

Hi Kevin,
We will have 3 teams from Plymouth Regional. I expect to have an A and B Varsity and a novice team, but I will talk to Jay tomorrow to try to iron out the details.
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Re: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Postby kcommo » Mon Nov 21, 2016 5:34 pm

OK, Troy. Thanks for letting me know. And glad to have you guys on board.
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Re: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Postby kcommo » Sat Dec 03, 2016 3:29 am

We had 70 teams from 29 schools compete. Essex A won the varsity bracket, edging Northampton A 280-270 in the final. Middlebury A finished third.

Champlain Valley D was the novice champion.

I've started on the stats, and hopefully will have them posted by Sunday.
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Re: PHAT X (12/2 at South Burlington VT HS)

Postby kcommo » Mon Dec 05, 2016 1:13 pm

Stats are now posted on this site and on our Scholars' Bowl website: http://www.scholarsbowl.org
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