Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/25/10) at Esssex (VT) HS

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Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/25/10) at Esssex (VT) HS

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The Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl is delighted to announce it will be running the 12th annual Sue Pasco Opening Tournament at Essex High School in Essex Junction, Vt., on Saturday, Sept. 25.

This is our annual kickoff tournament -- a semi-formal event, featuring candy prizes, meant to serve as an introduction to the season for Vermont teams. We would, however, happily welcome any schools from outside the state interested in joining us.

We hold this tournament in conjunction with our league coaches meeting, and the format is dependent on the number of readers available. If we get enough volunteers, we will start during the meeting and play 8-10 matches about 20 minutes in length. If not, we hold some kind of collective competition during the meeting and likely run eight shorter matches once the meeting ends and the coaches can help moderate games.

This tournament will serve as an NAQT HSNCT qualifier, but to keep costs to a minimum, we're using IS-93A, a set from last season. Any school that has purchased or played on that set is ineligible to participate.

The tournament is free for all members of the Vermont Scholars' Bowl. We ask any out-of-state schools to pay $5 per team to help defray our question costs. The registration deadline is Sept. 21.

If your interested in registering or have any other questions, contact me, Kevin Commo, at [email protected].
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
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Re: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/25/10) at Esssex (VT) HS

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Looks like we're going to have a field of 10 or 11 schools and around 18 teams for SPOT on Saturday.

Here's the field as it stands:
Burlington, 2 teams
Hanover, 2 teams
North Country, 1 team
South Burlington, 3 teams
Mount Mansfield, 2 teams
Essex, 1-2 teams
Fair Haven, 2-3 teams
Middlebury 1-2 teams
Fairfax, 1 team
Lamoille, 1 team
Champlain Valley, 2 teams
Total 18-21 teams
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
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Re: Sue Pasco Opening Tournament (9/25/10) at Esssex (VT) HS

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Congratulations to South Burlington High School on winning today's Sue Pasco Opening Tournament. We had a field of 19 teams from 11 schools and SBHS recovered from a first-round loss to finish 8-1-1 (3-0-1 in the A playoffs) and win the tournament for the second time in three years.

Champlain Valley was 9-1 overall to place second and Middlebury, the only team to beat South Burlington, was third with an 8-2 mark.

We didn't keep individual stats, but team standings and scores can be found online here: http://www.scholarsbowl.org/pasco10final_standings.html

Finally, major thank yous to all the volunteers who helped read matches and keep score, especially the fun-loving Fair Haven parents and David Madden of historybowl.com, who made the trip up from New Jersey. They made things run very smoothly, and that's as much as any tournament director can ask.
Kevin Commo
Coach, Burlington (Vt.) HS
Tournament Director, Vermont-NEA Scholars' Bowl
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