TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)

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TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)

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The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is pleased to announce the Thomas Jefferson Novice Academic Tournament (TJNAT) on October 10th, 2020. THIS TOURNAMENT WILL BE HOSTED ONLINE - SEE BELOW.

QUESTION SET:
The tournament will be using IS-193A, a question set produced by NAQT. This will be a good opportunity for new teams to play introductory-level questions.

TJNAT's current field cap is 30, but this may be increased depending on staffer availability. We will be limiting registrations to a maximum of 3 teams per school. Please sign up by 10/3/2020. Teams will be limited to at most 6 people, so schools planning to bring more than 6 students should register another team. During the rounds, up to 4 students are permitted to play at any given time, and up to 2 students can sub out at halftime. Teams may have fewer than 4 people. Teams dropping out after 10/6/2020 will still be responsible for the entirety of the fee, though exceptions may be granted in extreme situations.

ELIGIBILITY:
All students on a team must be from the same school (no “open” or “chimera” teams allowed). Only teams based in Virginia, DC, and Maryland may attend TJNAT, as has traditionally been the case. If you are not from these states but would like to play (i.e. PA, WV, NC, DE), please email us at [email protected] - we may grant exceptions.

Any player who has more than two years of high school pyramidal Quizbowl experience or has attained greater than 25 PPG at a high school national tournament (HSNCT, PACE NSC) is not eligible. Any player part of a school who is in their first year of playing pyramidal, non-VHSL quizbowl is automatically eligible and able to redeem a new school registration discount. We ask that experienced teams use discretion when creating rosters, and we reserve the right to request rosters in order to check eligibility as well as decide whether players count as novices (considering the absence of national tournaments).

Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions about eligibility!

Rules against cheating and misconduct will be strictly enforced at this tournament. We reserve the right to remove anyone suspected of cheating or misconduct from the tournament. We will also notify coaches and relevant quizbowl organizations about any such acts. If you suspect anyone of cheating, please contact a TD.

We do not tolerate any form of misconduct. If you are threatened or feel in any way unsafe at this tournament, please reach out to a TD or staffer and fill out this quizbowl misconduct form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... Q/viewform.

LOGISTICS:
Due to the current health crisis, this tournament will be conducted entirely online through Discord. After payment is received, we will send the link to the Discord server. All players/coaches should join the Discord server at least a day before the tournament. The first round will start at 9AM EDT, but participants should aim to be on the server by 8:45.

FEES:
Registration fees per team:
$70 for schools that regularly participate in pyramidal quizbowl
$45 for schools that are new to pyramidal quizbowl

DISCOUNTS:
-$10 per each competent staffer (staffer discounts may run out if many staffers sign up)

Minimum registration fees:
$50 for schools that regularly participate in pyramidal quizbowl
$25 for schools that are new to pyramidal quizbowl

Registration fees must be paid through Paypal - the address will be emailed to you upon registration. Please send one payment per school. When making your payment, please note your school’s name and “Registration Fee” in the memo line. Please turn in your payment at least three days before tournament day.

SIGN UP HERE:
https://www.naqt.com/go/register/11825

Please direct any questions to the Thomas Jefferson Quizbowl officers at [email protected]. We hope to see you in October!
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Re: TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)

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The field cap of 24 teams has been reached - however, please continue signing up via our NAQT link. Registrants will be added to the waitlist automatically, and if there are enough teams interested in playing, we will increase the field cap.
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Re: TJNAT 2020 Online (10/10/20) (HS-Closed)

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We have raised the field cap to 30 teams. If there is enough interest to raise the field cap further, we may do so.
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