Kentucky 2016-17

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Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Wed Jul 06, 2016 11:45 am

August 27: Glasgow Scottie Invitational (Glasgow)

September 3: (Labor Day Weekend)
September 10:
September 17:
September 24:

October 1:
October 8: Casey Young Memorial Tournament (Louisville)
October 15:
October 22: Cambell County Middle School Classic (Alexandria)
October 29: University of Kentucky Fall Championship (Lexington)

November 5: Dunbar Bulldog Tournament (Lexington)
November 12: KAAC JV Challenge (Various Sites); Edmonson County Wildcat Challenge (Brownsville)
November 19: WKU Hilltopper Invitational (Bowling Green)
November 26: (Thanksgiving Weekend)

December 3: Class Act High School Invitational (Louisville); Johnson Central Invitational (Paintsville)
December 10:
December 17:
December 24: (Christmas Weekend)
December 31: (New Year's Weekend)

January 7: Fleming County Academic Tournament (Flemingsburg)
January 14: Rotary International Academic Challenge (Madisonville)
January 21: Southern Kentucky History Bee and Bowl (Glasgow)
January 28: KAAC Districts (Various Sites)

February 4:
February 11: Eastern Kentucky History Bee and Bowl @ Johnson Central (Paintsville)
February 18: KAAC Regionals (Various Sites)
February 25: Class Act Middle School Invitational (Louisville)

March 4: Kentucky NAQT State Championship (Bowling Green)
March 11: KAAC State Finals (Louisville)
March 18: Kentucky State History Bee and Bowl (Paintsville)
March 19: Louisville Spring Academic Tournament (Louisville) [Note: This is a Sunday]
March 25: Sky Captain Spring Invitational (Danville)

April 1:
April 8:
April 15: University of Kentucky Spring Championship (Lexington); KQBA Middle School State Championship (Louisville)
April 22: National History Bee and Bowl (NHBB), Washington, DC; Danville Admirals Pre-Nationals Invitational (Danville)
April 29: NAQT Small School National Championship Tournament (SSNCT), Chicago, IL

May 6:
May 13: NAQT Middle School National Championship Tournament (MSNCT), Dallas, TX
May 20:
May 27: NAQT High School National Championship Tournament (HSNCT), Atlanta, GA

June 3:
June 10: PACE National Scholastic Championship (NSC), Chicago, IL
June 17:

Italics indicates Middle School events
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:40 pm

Gonna go ahead and post what I know since I won't be able to get the calendar up until next week most likely:

Glasgow is hosting their season kickoff tournament again on August 27. Louisville is (tentatively) hosting our fall tournament on October 8. Kentucky is hosting their fall tournament on October 29. WKU is hosting their fall tournament on November 19.

Anybody else that is hosting a tournament this year should feel free to post in the thread, and I'll add to the calendar when I can.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby FCPanther » Sun Jul 31, 2016 1:24 pm

Fleming County Academic Tournament will be January 7, 2017. We plan on using pretty much the same format and HSAPQ's VHSL set.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:58 pm

The annual fall high school quizbowl tournament at the University of Louisville has been renamed the Casey Young Memorial Tournament. Casey was a quizbowl player at both Simon Kenton and UofL who passed away over the summer. The tournament will be held on October 8 on UofL's campus, and will use NAQT IS-159A.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby rajeevn7 » Tue Sep 06, 2016 9:50 am

Pre-season predictions?
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Wed Sep 21, 2016 3:47 pm

Quick note: NAQT State will be on March 4 at a location to be determined. KQBA will announce more details soon.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:11 pm

The announcement for this year's Goldenrod Cup is posted. The next event is the Casey Young Memorial Tournament at the University of Louisville on October 8. We are still accepting tournaments for affiliation this year, so if you have a high school event you are planning but just haven't announced it yet, let us know soon. Last year we had record participation by Kentucky teams in pyramidal quizbowl tournaments, the number of which has stabilized in recent years. I think Kentucky quizbowl is moving in a very positive direction and hope this year is an even more smashing success!
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Fri Oct 14, 2016 2:21 am

I am thrilled to see some new tournaments this year, but having two tournaments in the same half of the state on the same day isn't ideal for anybody involved. I would encourage hosts to check and see if the dates for their tournaments do not conflict with something already announced, because it won't be easy to draw a good field if there is a conflict.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby FCPanther » Thu Dec 01, 2016 1:45 pm

Field update for the 19th Annual FCAT

Fleming Co. x2
Johnson Central x2
Daviess Co. x1
Dunbar x3
Ft. Thomas Highlands x1
Paintsville x2
Simon Kenton x2
Campbell Co. x2
Bishop Brossart x1
Ashland x3
Raceland x1
Woodford Co. x3
Danville x1
Manual x2
Russell x2
Glasgow x1
Rowan Co. x1

As usual we will be using HSAPQ questions in a modified Governor's Cup format. (40 toss ups with single part bonuses, bounce back will be in effect. No powers or negs)

Entry fee is $70 for the first team and $35 for additional teams. We require teams to bring a reader or scorer and a working buzzer system.

Everyone gets a minimum of 6 matches. Morning prelims will be used to seed afternoon pools.

We will seek PACE affiliation (no work yet but it hasn't been a problem in the past).

We are capped at 32 teams, and quickly approaching our limit. Interested parties should contact me at kent.grannis@fleming.kyschools.us
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Scottietodd » Tue Dec 06, 2016 11:12 am

The Southern Kentucky History Bowl will now be on January 21st. Thanks!
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby FCPanther » Fri Dec 16, 2016 11:37 am

FCAT field update:

Fleming Co. x1
Johnson Central x2
Daviess Co. x1
Dunbar HS x3
Ft. Thomas Highlands x1
Paintsville x2
Simon Kenton x2
Campbell Co. x2
Bishop Brossart x1
Ashland x3
Raceland x1
Woodford Co. x3
Danville x1
Manual x2
Russell x2
Glasgow x1
Rowan Co. x1
Henderson Co. x2
Ballard x1

Based on Goldenrod Cup standings and last year's State Governor's Cup this may well be our strongest tournament yet.

We do plan on using our hybrid NAQT/Governor's Cup format (20 toss ups per half with single part bonus. Bounce back rules do apply).

That puts us as cap. If need I can open a wait list.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby FCPanther » Tue Jan 10, 2017 3:01 pm

Congratulations to Dunbar High School on their 2017 Fleming County Academic Tournament championship.

Dunbar won a half match play in to earn the final spot (over Campbell Co.) in the championship pools. From there they managed victories over: Daviess Co., Henderson Co. (A), and Ashland (A) on their way to a championship showdown with Glasgow.

Final standings for the varsity division:
1. Dunbar (6-1)
2. Glasgow (6-1)
3. Henderson Co. A (6-1)
4. Danville (5-2)
5/6. Daviess Co./Russell (A)
7/8. Simon Kenton/Ashland (A)
9. Campbell Co. (A)
10. Henderson Co. (B)
11. Raceland
12. Ballard
13. Highlands
14. Rowan Co.

Also: congratulations to Dunbar's B and C teams for their championship and runner up finishes in the "B" division of the FCAT.

Despite the weather we had a total of 22 teams that braved the frozen tundra of Fleming County for the 19th annual FCAT.

Thanks to all participants and especially to our volunteer workforce.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Tue Jan 31, 2017 8:49 pm

The Kentucky Quizbowl Alliance is excited to announce the details for our high school and middle school state championship tournaments in 2017:

The NAQT Kentucky State Championship for high school teams will be March 4 on the campus of Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, KY. Logistical information can be found in the tournament announcement thread, teams may register on the NAQT website, and questions can be directed to tournament director Matthew Riggle at wkuquizbowl (at) gmail (dot) com

The KQBA Middle School State Championship will be April 15 at Noe Middle School in Louisville, KY. Logistical information can be found in the tournament announcement thread, teams may register on the NAQT website, and questions can be directed to tournament director Jason Thompson at jason_thompson (at) twc (dot) com

We look forward to the best high school and middle school teams in Kentucky competing for these titles, and also continue to watch with interest as teams finish competing for the Goldenrod Cup over the next three months.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:06 am

UofL will be hosting the Louisville Spring Academic Tournament on Sunday, March 19.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby AKKOLADE » Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:17 pm

I think it's a good thing that Dunbar and duPont Manual's chokehold on the title of the best team in the commonwealth has loosened. Though part of this is because Dunbar and Manual seem less interested in attending tournament than they were five years ago, teams like Woodford County, Henderson County, Glasgow, Danville, and Campbell County are stepping forward. If teams like Raceland-Worthington, Madisonville North Hopkins, Simon Kenton, Russell, and Daviess County can join them, Kentucky will be a state that's competitive well beyond what it "should" be by demographics.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby FCPanther » Thu Apr 06, 2017 2:01 pm

I know it's very early but I did want to go on and announce that Fleming County High School is planning to host the 20th Annual Fleming County Academic Tournament January 6th, 2018.

More details will be available in the fall, but we plan to keep things pretty much the same. 32 team cap, toss up/bonus/bounce back. Single part bonuses. Prelims used to reseed the playoffs...the standard format that we've used for the last several years.

We will also seek Goldenrod Cup and PACE affiliation when the time comes.

Until then, have a great remainder of the school year,
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Rococo A Go Go » Mon May 01, 2017 1:04 am

SSNCT went very, very well for Kentucky teams: Glasgow defeated Danville in the Traditional Public School final, while Raceland-Worthington finished 5th and Russell was tied for 8th.
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Re: Kentucky 2016-17

Postby Scottietodd » Wed May 10, 2017 10:40 pm

Please mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Scottie to be held at Glasgow High School on Saturday, August 26th of 2017. Lots more info to come later.
(It's really the 4th one, but I don't know how many remember the first attempt back in 2012 :smile: )
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