The WKU Academic Competition Club will be hosting the first annual WKU Spring Novice Tournament on March 17, 2012. This will be a tournament aimed at academic teams in Kentucky and Tennessee, although we'll welcome any team who wants to play. As a novice tournament, it will be limited to newer players and teams with less experience. The eligibility guidelines are as follows:
1) All middle school teams are eligible
2) All high school teams consisting of only freshmen and sophomore players are eligible
3) All teams from high schools who have never attended a quizbowl tournament before are eligible, including teams with juniors and seniors
4) Teams including juniors and seniors are only eligible if those players have never attended an quizbowl tournament before
5) If you have a team that does not meet these guidelines, yet you still feel qualifies as a novice team, please contact us and apply for an exemption
Nick Conder will be serving as the Tournament Director for this event. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.orgLocation:
Cherry Hall, Western Kentucky University (Bowling Green, KY)Questions:
$70 per team. There will be a $20 discount for bringing a moderator.
Because we're offering such a large discount, we prefer you bring a moderator, although providing a scorekeeper will allow you to receive a $10 discount if you are not able to. Every school that attends must bring a buzzer system. Registration:
Please email me or Brian to register for this tournament. We'll need to know how many teams you are bringing and if you are bringing staffers. The field will be capped at 18 teams. We must have confirmation of attendance by March 15th, 2012, or else you will not be allowed to participate. If and when the field is full, additional teams who wish to register will be placed on a waitlist and will be moved into the field if teams drop. Any teams who drop after March 12th are required to pay a $20 drop penalty.
Teams are encouraged to pay before the tournament if they wish, please contact us for information on how to do so. We accept cash or checks, and while we will take purchase orders if that is the only way you can pay, we prefer one of the aforementioned methods of payment. Format:
The morning will feature round robin pool play, with teams grouped into 3 pools of 6 teams each. After lunch, teams will be re-bracketed into 3 pools of 6 based on morning performance. An 11th round may be played to determine placement for places 1-4, and trophies will be given to the top 4 teams. Registration will take place from 8:00-8:30 with a coaches meeting at 8:30. Teams need to be at the tournament no later than 8:25 for things to run on time. This tournament will use powers and negs, because it is an NAQT set. We will use NAQT rules, with the exception that we may have untimed (or at the very least longer than 9 minute) halves.Staffing:
If attending teams can bring a competent moderator it will allow us to keep from using anybody who is not qualified to read, as we had to do at some past tournaments. Most schools should have older students who are able to read but not eligible to play, so please get them to come help out. Teams will receive a $20 discount for bringing a moderators, and a $10 discount for bringing scorekeepers. A member of the WKU Academic Competition Club will be appointed Staff Director and will be training all staffers on how to moderate and scorekeep properly from 8:30 until the tournament starts. Any complaints about moderators and/or scorekeepers should be made to this person, who will have the power to relieve staffers of their duties or re-assign them.
To register, coaches can e-mail me at email@example.comField
Columbia Central (TN)
Madisonville North-Hopkins A
Madisonville North Hopkins B