DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

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DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by anastasia84 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:16 pm

Thanks Justin for maintaining the date claim thread last year!

I"ll be managing the calendar for quizbowl events in the DC Metro area for the 2018-2019 cycle. I will be including college tournaments so that colleges hosting high school tournaments can work around those - note that not all of these tournaments are open to high school teams. If you would like to add an event, please make a post in the thread below, send me a private message on the forums, or email me at chaudrey84@gmail.com. If you can include the type of question set you're using (NAQT IS, IS-A, housewrite, etc.), that would also be very helpful. For college tournaments, please distinguish between ones that are open to high schools and ones that are not (I will assume they are open to HS unless otherwise specified).

Red: NHBB events
Orange: National championships
Green: NAQT regular season events
Purple: Novice tournaments
Magenta: College tournaments (open to high schools)
Light Blue: College tournaments (closed to high schools)
Black: Regular season, non-NAQT high school events
Asterisks after event indicates tentative date

September 1:
September 8 (ACT):
September 15:
September 22: JHU High School Novice (IS-178A)
September 29: Virginia Tech Fall Kick-Off*, EFT @ UMD

October 6 (SAT): JHU Collegiate Novice (IS-177)
October 13: JHU Fall (IS-179), Steele Memorial Invitational 2 @ Honaker (FONS IV)
October 20: Penn Bowl, Fall Invitational @ Georgetown (IS-A)
October 27 (ACT): EFT @ Virginia Tech

November 3 (SAT): Cav Classic @ UVA, ACF Fall
November 4: Centennial Tournament (IS-A)
November 10: Sun God @ JHU, Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament 3 @ Gate City (IS-175A), Cave Spring Novice (SCOP Novice 9)
November 17: Cave Spring Invitational*, TJNAT (IS-175A)
November 24:

December 1 (SAT): Winter Invitational @ Georgetown (WHAQ III)
December 8 (ACT): GSAC @ Maggie Walker, B.E.A.R.C.A.T. 2 @ Virginia High School
December 15: Richard Montgomery Winter Novice (SCOP Novice)
December 22: (Winter Break)
December 29: (Winter Break)

January 5: Tornado Invitational 2 @ Richlands
January 12: TJMST, Blacksburg High Academic Invitational (CAST)
January 19: Northern Virginia NHBB @ TJ (B-set)
January 26:

February 2: JHU Winter* (HFT)
February 9 (ACT):
February 16: Cave Spring NCIS*
February 23:

March 2:Terrapin, National History Bowl Capital Region Championship @ Centennial HS
March 9 (SAT): PIANO @ JHU
March 16:
March 23:
March 30: ILLIAC @ JHU

April 6: Blue Jay Bowl @ JHU (IS-183)
April 13 (ACT):
April 20:
April 27:

May 4 (SAT): TJIAT (Spartan Housewrite)
May 11:
May 18:
May 25:

June 1 (SAT):
June 8 (ACT):
June 15:
June 22:
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by anastasia84 » Thu May 17, 2018 2:20 pm

JHU would like to claim the following dates:

High school tournaments
September 22: JHU Novice (IS-A)
October 13: JHU Fall
February 2: JHU Winter (IS) *tentative, depending on ACF Regionals
April 6: Blue Jay Bowl (IS)

College tournaments
October 6: Novice
November 10: Sun God * tentative, depending on ACF Fall

EDIT: changed College Novice to Oct 6, JHU Fall to Oct 13 to avoid conflict with Penn Bowl
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by EricChang5 » Thu May 17, 2018 4:15 pm

Virginia Tech would like to reserve the following dates:
September 1 - Virginia Tech Collegiate Novice (FST)
September 29 - Virginia Tech Novice (HS Novice Set)
October 27 - Virginia Tech Fall (HS)
December 1 - Virginia Tech Winter (HS)

as tentative tournament dates. I'll update the post once we decide on sets and more logistics. Thank you so much!
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Post by ansonberns » Thu May 17, 2018 5:16 pm

Can some distinction be made between college tournaments that are open to high school teams and ones that are not?
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by anastasia84 » Thu May 17, 2018 5:29 pm

ansonberns wrote:Can some distinction be made between college tournaments that are open to high school teams and ones that are not?
Good point - original post has been edited to reflect this. I'll assume college tournaments are not open to HS teams unless otherwise specified.

EDIT: are open* to HS teams unless otherwise specified
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by swimmerstar » Thu May 17, 2018 5:32 pm

Aren't most college tournaments open to high school players?
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by anastasia84 » Thu May 17, 2018 6:56 pm

swimmerstar wrote:Aren't most college tournaments open to high school players?
Yes! Sorry, I've fixed the post accordingly.
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by cat » Mon May 21, 2018 12:55 am

Maggie Walker would like to claim Dec 8 for GSAC
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by kamikaze » Mon May 21, 2018 6:00 pm

Cave Spring High School would like to tentatively reserve November 17th and February 16th for our CSI and NCIS tournaments, respectively.

I assume February 23rd will still be the date of the VHSL State tournament, correct?
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Post by eseifte1 » Wed May 23, 2018 1:58 pm

Centennial High School would like to request the following dates:
SUN November 4: Centennial Tournament using NAQT "A" set
SAT March 2: National History Bowl Capital Region Championship
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by kiwikoalabear » Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:03 am

TJ would like to request the following dates:
> November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, TJNAT
> January 12th for TJMST
> May 11th for TJIAT

Edit: typos, date change for TJIAT, revised novice tournament name
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by 1.82 » Sat Jun 23, 2018 2:10 pm

kiwikoalabear wrote: > November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, NAQT (Novice Academic Quiz Tournament)
Please don't call your tournament this.
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Post by Banned Tiny Toon Adventures Episode » Sat Jun 23, 2018 7:08 pm

1.82 wrote:
kiwikoalabear wrote: > November 17th for our inaugural novice tournament, NAQT (Novice Academic Quiz Tournament)
Please don't call your tournament this.
seconded: please don't intentionally mislead novices...
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by Reesefulgenzi » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:23 pm

The University of Virginia would like to claim November 3rd for Cav Classic.
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by kiwikoalabear » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:13 pm

A few updates:
> TJNAT will be run on IS-175A
> TJIAT, intended as a pre-nationals tournament, will be run on Spartan Housewrite. We will use PACE format (20 point powers, 0 point negs,
bounce backs) in anticipation of the actual event.

Updated update:
> TJMST will be run on MS-27
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by Charlie and Lolcat » Fri Jul 13, 2018 8:57 am

According to the VHSL, the "First Level Deadline" is January 26, the "Next Level Deadline" is February 9, and State is February 23, presumably at William & Mary.

Due to the VHSL's latest realignment, the "First Level" may consist of a Regional championship or an optional District one based on local geography. The "Super Regional" events seem to be optional, as some Regions had a "Next Level" championship, while others just sent a Regional Champion straight to State, bypassing the other round. Whether Scholastic Bowl Regions have a Super Region is determined on a Region-by-Region basis, and is optional, unlike in Debate and Forensics.

I couldn't find anything from the VHSL or NAQT indicating which packets will be converted into the VHSL format and thus ineligible for use in Virginia.
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by mithokie » Fri Jul 13, 2018 2:02 pm

Charlie and Lolcat wrote:According to the VHSL, the "First Level Deadline" is January 26, the "Next Level Deadline" is February 9, and State is February 23, presumably at William & Mary.

Due to the VHSL's latest realignment, the "First Level" may consist of a Regional championship or an optional District one based on local geography. The "Super Regional" events seem to be optional, as some Regions had a "Next Level" championship, while others just sent a Regional Champion straight to State, bypassing the other round. Whether Scholastic Bowl Regions have a Super Region is determined on a Region-by-Region basis, and is optional, unlike in Debate and Forensics.

I couldn't find anything from the VHSL or NAQT indicating which packets will be converted into the VHSL format and thus ineligible for use in Virginia.
For Regions using the Super-Regional format, the most common date for the Region Tournament will likely be 1/19 with 1/26 reserved as a back-up in case of snow. The exception will be for the regions that are small enough geographically to pull off a non-Saturday tournament. (My region stretched from Bassett HS to Charlottesville HS, which is about 3 hours drive between the farthest schools). Super Regionals will most likely be scheduled for 2/2 with 2/9 as a back-up in case of snow.

For Regions that don't use the Super-Regional format (and therefore quite possibly keep the second best team in the state from advancing out of their own regions... grr... stop doing this regions), Regionals will likely be scheduled for 2/2 with 2/9 as a back-up. I don't know what the First Level is considered for those regions.
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by Carolus Magnus » Sat Jul 14, 2018 3:51 pm

The Southwest Virginia Academic Team Alliance (SWATA) would like to claim the following tentative dates for our 2019 circuit:

* October 13th -- Steele Memorial Invitational 2 at Honaker (potential alt. date Oct. 20)
* November 10th-- Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament 3 at Gate City (alt. date Nov. 3)
* December 8th-- B.E.A.R.C.A.T. 2 at Virginia High School (alt. date Dec. 15)
* January 5th-- Tornado Invitational 2 at Richlands (alt. date Jan 12)

Alternate dates have been listed because we are still a few months out, but the 1st date listed is the most likely date for each event-- especially in December/January, when the threat of Appalachian snow constantly looms.

As in years past, these tournaments will be open exclusively to teams from Lee, Scott, Wise, Dickenson, Buchanan, Russell, Washington, Smyth, Tazewell, Grayson, Bland, and Wythe counties as well as the independent city of Norton. SWATA coaches have agreed to expand the footprint to now include Carroll County and the city of Galax. SWATA maintains this "border" due to geographic and financial limitations which usually prevent the majority of our region's teams from traveling 4+ hours to Richmond, Charlottesville, the Tidewater, or the DC-Metro area.

While some teams from outside the footprint have been inquiring about future participation, we still feel that this circuit's primary goal is to provide accessibility for teams with a limited capacity for travel. However, there has been serious discussion about running a 5th tournament which would feature an expanded footprint (if not 100% open); nothing set in stone yet, though.

Question sets have yet to be determined, but due to the recent overlap in NAQT and VHSL questions, we expect the 4 tournaments to feature both NAQT and housewritten sets.
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Post by J. Young » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:27 pm

Can this thread be stickied and last season's be archived?
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Post by Galstaff, Sorceror of Light » Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:14 am

J. Young wrote:Can this thread be stickied and last season's be archived?
Ask and ye shall receive.
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by anastasia84 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 2:41 pm

JHU will be using the following sets:

Novice (9/22): IS-178A
Winter (2/2): IS-179
Blue Jay Bowl (5/6): IS-183
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Post by mithokie » Thu Aug 09, 2018 3:18 pm

Blacksburg High School will be hosting the Blacksburg High Academic Invitational V on January 12, 2019. We will be mirroring CAST.
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by Carolus Magnus » Fri Aug 10, 2018 4:19 pm

Honaker will be mirroring the Fort Osage Novice Set (FONS IV) for the Steele Memorial Invitational II. We can also confirm now that SMI will be held on October 13th, and the Legion Memorial Invitational Tournament III is confirmed for November 10th.
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Post by shrayo » Thu Aug 16, 2018 4:51 pm

Georgetown will be hosting our Fall Invitational (IS-A set) on Oct 20th and our Winter Tournament (WHAQ III) on Dec 1st
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Post by EricChang5 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 2:19 pm

Update: Virginia Tech is no longer hosting our Sep. 1 Collegiate Novice tournament. Sorry for any issues.
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Post by mcasey6410 » Fri Aug 24, 2018 9:14 am

Looking for dates for any possible VCU tournaments... have always enjoyed those tournament opportunities
and would love to see some dates for next year.

Thanks!
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by Technomario » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:45 pm

Just to clarify the Virginia Tech tournament on 9/29 is the Virginia Tech Fall Kick-Off and the October 27th tournament is a separate tournament with a name and set TBD. Sorry for the confusion
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Post by kiwikoalabear » Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:29 pm

In light of the It's Ac! schedule, we have moved TJIAT to May 4th.
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Post by srawhizz » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:16 am

LMIT III at Gate City HS November 10 will use IS-175A.
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Post by Technomario » Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:11 pm

Update on Virginia Tech's 10/27 tournament, We will be hosting our mirror of EFT that day instead of a high school tournament. The field is open to both High School and College teams.

Our announcement can be found here:
http://hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewtopic. ... 13#p349813

UPDATE: We have moved the tournament to 11/10
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Post by jsprouse » Sun Oct 21, 2018 1:04 pm

<t>Cave Spring Middle School would like to reserve November 10th for our Cave Spring Novice Tournament for high school. We will be using the SCOP Novice 9 set.</t>
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Re: DC Metro 2018-2019 Date Claim Thread

Post by Technomario » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:50 pm

Due to a possible football reschedule Virginia Tech will have to cancel our High School tournament on December 1st. Sorry for the inconvenience.
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