CAAT III on November 21, 2015--Centralia, MO--CALI mirror

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CAAT III on November 21, 2015--Centralia, MO--CALI mirror

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Centralia High School is pleased to announce that we will be hosting the Third Annual Centralia Autumn Academic Tournament on Saturday, November 21, 2015 at Centralia High School in Centralia, MO. We will be limiting the roster size to six players per team, but we encourage you to bring multiple teams to maximize playing time for all of your players.

This tournament is a regular difficulty event that plans to use CALI question set. Information about the composition of the set can be found here ... 09&t=17412

Games will consist of 20 tossups with three-part, non-rebounding bonuses. There will be 15-point "powers" for correct answers given at an early enough point in the question. There will also be five-point penalties for the first incorrect interrupt of a question ("negs").

The exact schedule for the tournament will depend on the final field size, but teams should expect to be divided into preliminary pools that will each play a round robin, followed by a re-bracketing into championship and consolation pools. If the field fills, all teams should expect to play 10 games, ending around 4:00, with any necessary finals and tiebreakers following.

Pricing for this tournament is:
• First team from a school: $70
• Subsequent teams: $60 each
• Experienced moderator: -$20 (we will have to approve the moderator before we give the discount, so email the host about this before bringing your moderator to the tournament)
• Buzzer discount: -$5 for each fully-functional buzzer system, maximum of two (must work for 8 players to receive the discount)

The field is limited to the first 18 teams to register. If the field fills, additional teams will be placed on a waitlist; if a registered team drops, waitlisted teams will be contacted in the order registration requests were received to fill the available spots.

To register, email me ([email protected]) with the number of teams you plan to bring and any discounts you will be using. Please note that you are not officially registered until you receive an email confirming that your registration was received and accepted.

We anticipate that this tournament will be affiliated with PACE, meaning that at least the top 15% of the field will qualify for the PACE National Scholastics Championship, also to be held at the Hyatt Regency O'Hare in Chicago on June 4-5, 2016. We have qualified our top 25% at each previous CAAT.

We hope to see your teams in Centralia on November 21st. If you have any questions, please let me know.
Ryan Kennedy
Centralia Quiz Bowl