Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

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Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Tue Aug 26, 2014 11:58 pm

Carnegie Mellon Quiz Bowl will host Mellon Bowl XII on its Pittsburgh campus on Saturday, November 1, 2014.

Questions: NAQT set IS-140. Each school in attendance will receive a complimentary hard copy after the tournament.

Format: standard NAQT format, with the exception that rounds will be untimed with 20 tossups each.

Nationals Qualification: The top 15% of the field will qualify for NAQT's HSNCT. The top 15% of small schools will qualify for NAQT's SSNCT. This event is a PACE gold qulalifier, so the top 20% of teams will qualify for PACE NSC.

Field: The cap is 24 teams.

Registration: To register, please email me at nadig[at]cmu.edu with the number of teams, buzzers, timers, and moderators you plan on bringing. Note that bringing any or all of these is highly encouraged but not mandatory. The last day to register will be Friday, October 24, so that we can finalize the schedule and staffing assignments.

Fees are as follows:
- First team: $70
- Additional teams: $60 each

The following discounts are available:
- Buzzer systems: $10 discount per system
- Experienced moderator / scorekeeper : $15 per staffer.

All buzzers and moderators must be in good working condition in order to receive discounts. The minimum fee per team is $40.

Payment: we prefer to receive checks on the day of the tournament. However, if you need to send payment ahead of time, please contact me to arrange this. Please make checks out to "CMU Quiz Bowl."

Schedule: On the day of the event, registration will take place from 8:30 to 9:00 AM, with round 1 beginning no later than 9:30. We expect all teams to play about 10-11 rounds; we will not be running elimination playoffs. We will not be providing lunch. Full logistical details will be sent to registered teams about one week before the tournament.

Hope to see you there!

FIELD (20 teams):
Chartiers Valley (2)
Hampton (1)
Hubbard (1)
Indiana Area (3)
Keystone Oaks (2)
Manheim Township (4)
Saegertown (1)
State College Area (2)
South Side (2)
Warren G. Harding (1)
Westinghouse Academy (1)

BUZZERS (10):
House (3)
Hampton (1)
Keystone Oaks (1)
Manheim Township (2)
State College Area (2)
South Side (1)

STAFF:
Hampton (1)
Keystone Oaks (1)
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:21 pm

Mellon Bowl is now a PACE Gold Qualifier. The top 20% of the field will qualify for NSC.
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Fri Sep 05, 2014 8:53 pm

We're already halfway to our initial field cap, so don't wait too long to register!
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:16 am

We have reached our first field cap of sixteen teams. I will put additional teams on a waiting list until I can secure enough staff to expand. Teams that can provide competent moderators or buzzer systems will have priority on the waiting list.
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Sun Oct 05, 2014 11:09 am

We have expanded to 18 teams. Further soft caps will be at 20 and 22, with a hard cap at 24, all pending acquisition of more staff.
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Fri Oct 10, 2014 12:52 am

Just two more spots left!
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Sun Oct 19, 2014 12:59 pm

We are switching to untimed 20-tossup rounds. I have updated the original post accordingly.

Also, with some cancellations, we still have four open spots.
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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

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Re: Mellon Bowl XII, Pittsburgh - 11/1, IS-140

Post by Ndg » Sat Nov 01, 2014 8:01 pm

Final stats have been uploaded. An undefeated State College won after narrowly defeating Hubbard, 315-305, in the final round of the playoffs.

State College, Hubbard, and Manheim Township have each qualified a team for HSNCT. Those three plus Hampton have qualified a team for NSC.
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