University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHSAT)

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University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHSAT)

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The University of Kentucky’s Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce the University of Kentucky Spring Championship, a high school quiz bowl tournament we are hosting on our campus in Lexington, Kentucky on Sunday, March 9th, 2014. The tournament will begin at 9 a.m. in the White Hall Classroom Building and should conclude no later than 5 p.m. Registration will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m.

We will be using the questions written for the Yale BHSAT.

The tournament will consist of preliminary rounds of round robins between small groups of teams, which will then be re-bracketed into groups of similar performance in the preliminary rounds. We will do everything we can to guarantee each team at least seven games of play.

Each match will consist of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses. Teams may be made up of up to six players. Four players may play at a time for a team. Teams with less than four players are allowed. Once a player is assigned to a team’s roster at the start of the tournament, those players cannot be moved between teams.

The top four teams will receive plaques or trophies for their performance. We will also recognize the highest scoring individual players. The University of Kentucky Spring Championship will also pursue affiliation as a qualifying tournament for the 2014 PACE NSC.

Alec Kamas will be the Tournament Director and Allison Murner will be the Assistant Tournament Director.

We are going to limit our field to 24 teams at first. This is to ensure we have enough moderators to support our field. As we recruit more staff, we will expand the field as we are able to. Until then, we will have a waitlist, from which teams will be admitted into the field. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Entry fees
  • The base fee is $80/team.
  • The minimum fee $40/team.
  • There is a $5 discount per working buzzer system
  • There is a $10 discount for traveling over 200 miles.
  • There is a $15 discount for each experienced moderator you can provide for the tournament; before claiming this discount, please contact us.
  • If your team has not played an independent pyramidal tournament between September 1, 2010 and September 1, 2013, you automatically qualify for the minimum entry fee of $40.
To register for this tournament or if you have any questions, email us at [email protected].
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHS

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19 of 36 spots reserved

Field:

Ammad Mansoor (KY)
#29 Dunbar A (KY)
#190 Dunbar B (KY)
Dunbar C (KY)
#17 Farragut A (TN)
#40 Gatton Academy A (KY)
#141 Glasgow A (KY)
Griffin Ray (TN)
Harrisburg A (IL)
Harrisburg B (IL)
Henderson County A (KY)
Loveland A (OH)
Mercy Academy A (KY)
Model Lab A (KY)
Model Lab B (KY)
Oldham County A (KY)
Sayre A (KY)
Shelby Valley A (KY)
Shelby Valley B (KY)
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We've had our first registration!
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I know it's a long way away, but do keep in mind that this is happening the first day of Daylight Savings Time.
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We've received platinum certification from PACE, so the top 25% of our field (or the top bracket, if we go that route again) will qualify for the 2014 PACE NSC!
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We're up to 11 teams now, with the addition of two teams from Memphis' Bolton High School!
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We're up to 14 teams with the registration of two teams from Harrisburg and one (for now) from McCracken County!
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We're going to be making a big push on recruiting the next few weeks. If you're interested, please register for this tournament.
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We're up to 21 teams. I'll work on expanding our field cap to 36 after I hopefully take my last block exam tomorrow (or else will be iced in my house).
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We've expanded our field cap to 36 teams!
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This is still happening! Sign up!
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We've had some shuffling around of registrations and are currently at 20 teams.
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A final field update. We're have 20 teams with six from the top 200 as well as two incredibly talented solo teams. It should be a lot of fun.

I'm excited to see everyone tomorrow!
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHS

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We hope you enjoyed the BHSAT set, and we welcome your comments. If you are interested in providing your thoughts about specific questions or about the set as a whole, please join our discussion subforum by going to the Control Panel, selecting Usergroups, finding "BHSAT 2014 discussion," and hitting "Join selected". Those who don't have an account and/or don't want to post there should feel free to email [email protected] if they have any questions, comments, concerns, or errors to note. Thanks!

EDIT: OOOOOPS. Haha, well, err, all my copy and pasted good wishes in advance.
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a day early grace :)
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Congratulations to Gatton Academy for winning the second University of Kentucky Spring Championship! They defeated Dunbar A in the final 390-185. Griffin Ray defeated Farragut A 360-285 to take third place, and Ammad Mansoor beat Oldham County thanks to converting the last tossup of the tournament to take 5th place with a 275-240 win.

Complete stats are now up. I'll be adding a round report and trying to reorder the team standings sheet to reflect the final standings.
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 3/9/14 (BHS

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Congratulations and thanks to Fred for managing to salvage whatever weird bracket nonsense was going on and to everyone we played, particularly Dunbar, Ammad, and Farragut, for some riveting games of quizbowl.

Also, I note that in the stats, Glasgow appears to hail from the great state with abbreviation "A."
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Yeah, not sure how that happened. Gonna fix that today I hope.
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