Paul Laurence Dunbar High School
in Lexington, Kentucky
, will be hosting the first Dunbar Academic Fall Tournament
on October 24th, 2009
. This tournament is a PACE NSC qualifier so the top four teams at this tournament will qualify for nationals since our field will consist of 20 teams. If more teams sign up, more teams will be able to qualify for PACE NSC. If you would like to register for DAFT, just send an email with "DAFT" in the subject line to my email address (it's at the end of the post). If your team would like to just express interest in attending this tournament, please let me know about that also.
List how many teams and how many buzzers you will be bringing.Questions
Each round will consist of 20/20 pyramidal 7 line tossups with three part bonuses
Sample Questions: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/forums/viewto ... 44#p141944FormatTossup/bonuses with neg 5’s, no powers, and no bouncebacksBracketed round robin
format in both the morning and afternoon rounds
We intend to use 5 packets in the morning and 5 packets in the afternoon which should guarantee every team at least 10 roundsFee Structure
Base fee: $70 for the first team
and $50 dollars for any subsequent teams
from the same school.
Buzzers: Each school should bring at least one working buzzer system if possible. Each additional working buzzer system will result in a discount of $5.
The number of times a school can qualify for the buzzer discount will equal the number of teams it brings. Each team from a school will have a maximum buzzer discount of $5.
Travel: -$10 for every 200 miles traveled by a team one way
according to Google Maps (no rounding up). This means if School X brings 10 teams then all 10 teams will receive the travel discount. We encourage out of state teams, especially those in Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia, Indiana, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas, to make the trip to Lexington
. I know Michigan teams
could make the trip to Lexington since I know I’ve seen DCC teams at Russell tournaments.Mirrors
Please let me know if you would like to mirror this tournament (email below). Regions with blanks obviously indicate the lack of a mirror so far. We’re open to multiple mirrors in various regions as long as they’re not in close proximity. Mirror fees will be $10 per team attending a mirror. Questions will be ready for use by October 1st.
Mirrors with questions marks are in various stages of being officially confirmed.NorthwestWestSouthwestMidwestLiberty
in Kansas City, Missouri (October 31st, 2009
in Chicago, Illinois (October 17th, 2009
)NorthNew EnglandBergen County Academy
in Hackensack, New Jersey (December 5th, 2009
in Fairfax, Virginia (October 17th, 2009
)FloridaField - 19 teams and 13 buzzers (Dunbar has 3 working buzzers)
Danville Bate (2) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee
Detroit Catholic Central (2) - 2 buzzers - $90 fee
Grayson County (3) - 1 buzzer - $170 fee
Madisonville North Hopkins (1) - 2 buzzers - $65 fee
Paintsville (3) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee
Pike County Central (2) - 1 buzzer - $120 fee
Portland (1) - 1 buzzer - $60 fee
Woodford County (5) - 1 buzzer - $270 fee
Any questions regarding DAFT? TD contact below
I'm an idiot. If you would like to register for DAFT, just send an email with "DAFT" in the subject line to my email address
. List how many teams and how many buzzers you will be bringing. (I'll copy paste this part to the top of the post)
Edit 2:Mirror fees will be $10 per team attending a mirror
(I'll copy paste this part to the "Mirror" section of the announcement)
I've been notified by Fred Morlan that this tournament is now a PACE NSC qualifier.
(Copied and pasted to the top of the post)