Mort Walker Invitational @ Mizzou (2/11/12)

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Mort Walker Invitational @ Mizzou (2/11/12)

Postby alexdz » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:41 pm

Hello coaches,

We are excited to announce that the University of Missouri Quizbowl Club will be hosting the third annual Mort Walker Invitational, our annual ACF-style event, on February 11th this year. Last year this tournament was incredibly competitive, with Clayton defeating Ladue in the finals, and we hope to see an even more impressive field this year.

We are using questions that are being written by the quizbowl team at Ohio State University for this event. Because this tournament is using the ACF format, that means there will be 20 tossups worth 10 points each with -5 point penalties for interrupts, and non-rebounding 30 point bonuses. There will not be powers.

We will be giving out trophies to the top 3 teams, and if we have enough small schools, we will give an award to the top placing small school team. We will let public schools with 500 or fewer students in grades 10-12 be considered for small school awards.

This tournament will be using a rule where each team can have a maximum of 6 players. If you have more than that, do not feel hesitant signing up an extra team so that every player gets more opportunities to participate in games. Ladue has registered an E team at MU events, so there certainly are no problems with schools bringing many teams.

We are going to have a maximum field size of 24 teams. Teams will be registered on a first come, first served basis. When the field fills, we will form a waitlist in case anybody drops. If the field fills, we will be able to guarantee teams an 11 game schedule. I think it needs to be noted that the interest in our events has been pretty overwhelming this year, and I literally expect us to hit 24 teams within a day of this announcement going out (25 teams registered for our December tournament in a day, and this event already has some spots that have been taken), so if you want to attend this tournament, you should probably register immediately, because we will not be expanding the field size.

Entry Fees
First team from a school: $70
Additional teams from the same school: $60
Buzzer system discount*: -$5 per system per team, up to $15 off.
Scorekeeper discount: -$10 per team that brings a scorekeeper the morning of the tournament. This can be a coach, parent, or any other person attending who isn't playing. We will provide the scorekeeper with a breakfast and lunch.
Moderator discount: -$30 per experienced moderator that a team brings to the tournament. We specifically request you let us know about this well in advance of the tournament, and will reserve the right to choose our moderators. If we end up with enough staff, we may not offer this discount. We will be offering a breakfast and lunch.
* In order to receive the buzzer system discount, the system must be fully functional for 8 players.

To register, please email us at mizzouquizbowl@gmail.com with the name of your school, how many teams you wish to enter, and the best way to contact you with any questions.

Our tournament has been certified by the Missouri Quizbowl Alliance, a statewide group promoting high quality quizbowl. Criteria for certification include pyramidal questions, a guarantee of six rounds minimum per team, and other factors that MOQBA considers valuable for high quality quizbowl. Details on MOQBA and its certification procedures can be found online at moqba.org.

This tournament will be giving bids to the 2012 PACE National Scholastics Championship out to the top 4 teams, and potentially up to 6 teams can get bids if we get approval from PACE. This year, PACE is being run in St. Louis at Washington University on June 8th and 9th, making this the most accessible national championship event ever for Missouri teams. As such, this is a GREAT chance to get your team a bid if you are interested in attending.

Don't hesitate to respond early, and if you have any questions, be sure to let us know. Our campus will also be hosting the Missouri NAQT Qualifier tournament on March 3rd, and the Pre-Nationals Tournament and Singles Championship on May 19th. We also recommend you look into attending other MOQBA events, which can be found on their website at http://moqba.org/calendar/.

See you at Mizzou in February!

Jacob Billingsley and Alex Dzurick
Tournament Directors
Alex Dzurick
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Re: Mort Walker Invitational @ Mizzou (2/11/12)

Postby alexdz » Mon Nov 21, 2011 6:41 pm

Field (24/24)
Updated: 11/21, 12:45 pm

4 - Rock Bridge
1 - Edmond Memorial (OK)
1 - Oakland Jr.
2 - West Jr.
2 - Columbia Independent
2 - Fatima
1 - Smith-Cotton
2 - Clayton
1 - Hallsville
1 - Oakville
2 - Tuscumbia
2 - Fulton
2 - Hickman
1 - Kickapoo

Waitlist
1 - Kickapoo B
5 - Ladue
1 - Villa Duchesne
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Vice President, Missouri Academic Coaches Association
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Re: Mort Walker Invitational @ Mizzou (2/11/12)

Postby Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-TN) » Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:54 pm

Ladue A beat Rock Bridge A (minus their top scorer) 470-110 in game 1 of an advantaged final to take home the first place trophy yesterday! Clayton A beat Helias to place third.

Alex is still working on breaking down the stats further, but you can find the prelims and combined stats here - http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/879/

Just so people are aware, the format we used was 4 pools of 6 for the prelims, then breaking the teams into 3 broad 8 team tiers, which were then divided evenly between pools of 4, and then played cross bracket games between each other for the last 2 games. The consolation brackets had some errors in teams being plugged into the wrong brackets that we were too late to stop, but which really didn't affect the outcome of the tournament, and the teams were fine with it, so just be aware of that.

Also, during the prelims we had a photojournalism student at MU (big journalism school for those who don't know) drop by and take these pretty cool looking action shots during the game between Hickman A and Rock Bridge A, which are the two local public schools: http://www.columbiamissourian.com/stori ... mpetition/
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