Goddard Memorial Academic Tournament 10/14/17 Mt. Vernon KY

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Goddard Memorial Academic Tournament 10/14/17 Mt. Vernon KY

Post by herbie.brock » Fri Feb 24, 2017 5:54 pm

Robert H. Goddard Memorial Academic Tournament

Where: Rockcastle County Middle School, Mt. Vernon, KY
When: October 14th, 2017—Registration is from 7:30 to 8:30 AM EST
Cost: $70.00 per team, $10 discount if providing two experienced moderators, $10 discount for out-of-state schools
Registration deadline: Midnight Friday, September 29th, 2017
Register at https://goo.gl/forms/lgcXH0ly7upWMAeq2

Quick Recall is very similar to Quiz Bowl and is Kentucky's standard event. If you are unfamiliar with the rules of Quick Recall, they can be viewed here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quick_Recall

Written Assessment consists of a 50-question subject-area test where the highest scores are awarded.

One session of Written Testing
Awards given for top ten test scores in each subject (MA, SC, SS, LA, AH)
At least six rounds of Quick Recall
Awards given for the top four Quick Recall teams
Overall champion named based on Quick Recall and Written Testing scores
Points structure from KAAC
Each team will receive points individually. For example, Rockcastle A’s and Rockcastle B’s points will not be combined. They will be considered as if each team is a different school.

Why should you attend?
Early opportunity to play against formidable opponents
Quick Recall and Written Assessment opportunities
Six rounds of Quick Recall guaranteed
Can enter multiple teams to ensure experience for all players
Tournament T-shirts included with registration fee (4 per team registered) (additional shirts can be purchased for $8 each)
Seeding and grouping allows for play with teams at your level (experienced or beginning)
Central location of Mt. Vernon
1 hour from Lexington
2 hours from Louisville
2 hours from Covington
2 hours 15 minutes from Bowling Green
2.5 hours from Ashland
1.5 hours from Hazard
Top ten testers in each subject are recognized

Written Assessment Procedures
Each participating team may enter 3 students in each of the following written assessment areas: Arts and Humanities, Language Arts, Mathematics, Science, and Social Studies. Each student will be allowed to take only one test as there will be only one testing session. At the time of your arrival, please check with our registration desk and notify them of any changes made in your registration form. Testing numbers may be assigned at this time. Any student not registered by 8:30 will not be eligible for the testing session. The testing session will begin at 8:45 AM and conclude at 9:35 AM. All tests will be occurring simultaneously. All students will stay in the testing room for the entire testing time.

Quick Recall Procedures
Quick Recall matches will begin at 10:00 AM. Three preliminary rounds will be played to establish rankings. The teams will be seeded and placed into pools with teams with similar records for at least three more Quick Recall rounds. All teams are guaranteed at least six rounds of Quick Recall. At the end of the second set of pool play, the teams with the highest records from the two top pools will play in the Quick Recall Championship Match which will take place immediately before the awards ceremony.

Match rules will follow all Governor’s Cup guidelines
The decisions of all room officials will be final
Seeding after the preliminary rounds and rankings to determine placements at the end of the tournament for Quick Recall will follow these criteria in order:
Win-loss record in pool
Head-to-head record
Average first-half points (in all rounds played)
Coin toss

*Additional rounds may be necessary depending on the number of teams in competition.

Officials and Equipment
All schools participating must provide at least one EXPERIENCED moderator AND a functioning buzzer system with laptop if needed. High school students may be used in any official capacity. Middle school students may serve as spotters, buzzer operators, or scorers. Also, additional persons to act as scorers and spotters would be greatly appreciated. SCHOOLS PROVIDING A PRE-APPROVED ADDITIONAL EXPERIENCED MODERATOR WILL BE SUBJECT TO A $10 REGISTRATION FEE WAIVER (ONLY ONE WAIVER PER SCHOOL).

Register at https://goo.gl/forms/lgcXH0ly7upWMAeq2
Registration will end at midnight on Friday, September 29th, 2017. Remember, online registration is important, but I will honor the registration of teams who have submitted their checks and invoices on a first-come first-served basis.

In the event that certain students on your registration form are unable to attend, substitutions can be made on the morning of the tournament. TO COMPLETE YOUR REGISTRATION AND RESERVE YOUR SPOT IN THE TOURNAMENT, please complete the attached invoice and send it along with your check made payable to the RCMS Academic Team to Herbie Brock, Rockcastle County Middle School, 945 W. Main St., Mt. Vernon, KY 40456. If you need directions, contact us and then the information will be forwarded to you. If you have any questions, call or text me at 859-200-3258 or email me at herbie.brock@rockcastle.kysschools.us

We are requiring that each team enclose a non-refundable check for $70.00 with their registration form. In the event that your team cannot compete in the tournament, you will be mailed a packet containing all written assessment tests and quick recall question sets. Also, enclosed in this information you will find an invoice that may be filled out and given to your school secretary or finance clerk to help in the payment process.
The field will be capped at 24 teams. Spots will be reserved once checks are received by mail.
Schools will be permitted to register a maximum of two teams.
If space permits, schools may register a third team in the weeks leading up to the tournament.

Overnight Lodging
Below you will find a suggested hotel, Econolodge in Renfro Valley. It is less than two miles from the school. The owners are parents of former students of mine and they will give you a special room rate of $72 if you mention that you are staying for the Middle School Academic Team Tournament on behalf of Mr. Brock.

*Weekends in October tend to fill up quite quickly due to activities at Renfro Valley, so to ensure you have a room at any hotel, especially Econolodge, you should reserve your rooms early.

Econolodge, Renfro Valley
Address: 1375 Richmond St, Mt Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-4621
Herbie Brock
Rockcastle County Middle School

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