CSI X (10/24/15) @ Cave Spring MS (Roanoke, VA)

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CSI X (10/24/15) @ Cave Spring MS (Roanoke, VA)

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I am happy to announce our 10th annual Cave Spring Invitational (CSI) will take place at Cave Spring MIDDLE School in scenic southwest Virginia. The high school is hosting the ACTs that morning but we managed to secure the middle school location for this tournament. We've scheduled our tournament for October 24, 2015.

AFFILIATION: The top 15% of the field will qualify for the HSNCT held by NAQT. We are also a platinum level qualifier for the PACE National tournament at the end of the season. The top 25% of the field will qualify for that event.

QUESTIONS: We have secured IS-148 for our tournament from NAQT. NAQT rules will apply and you can see samples of their questions at http://www.naqt.com. All computational tossups will be removed from each round.

FORMAT: Our field cap is 24 teams but we reserve the right to expand the field should we find enough moderators. We're trying to guarantee at least eight (in the past years, we've managed ten) rounds of competition but depending on the field and what the majority of teams want, we can try to accommodate by doing more rounds. Trophies will be given to the top three teams and we usually award the top ten individuals with some sort of prize. Neg King/Queen award is also available. We also have other contests going on throughout the day that kids can participate in and win prizes.

REGISTRATION AND FEES:
-The fee structure is as follows:
Base fee: $70 per team. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school.
Buzzer discount: $5 off school's total fee for each fully functional system (control box and eight activators all work; max of 2 buzzer systems)
Early registration: $5 off if you commit a month before the tournament date (September 24)
Travel discount: $15 off school's total fee if you have to travel more than 150 miles as determined by Google Maps.
New team discount: Teams that have never been to the CSI or NCIS may receive a 50% discount on their first team registered (any additional teams from that school have to be brought in at full price).
Minimum fee: $35

TEAM & ROSTER SIZE: There may be a maximum of six players on one team's roster, up to four of whom may play at one time. There will be no exceptions to this rule. If you bring more than six players, you must register a second team to have all of them play. There is a halftime substitution opportunity in each game. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day-no switching from the B team to the A team, etc. Teams may also play shorthanded with only three players.

FOOD: As always, we will provide a simple breakfast, free of charge. We have been providing a simple lunch consisting of pizza, fruit, chips and a drink for lunch at a reasonable price.

HOTEL: We are trying to get discounts to nearby accommodations for schools who may want to spend the night. If you need more information, please feel free to contact me about suitable lodging.

COACHES CHALLENGE: Any coach/adult/reader not affiliated with Cave Spring HS is eligible to play. Top winners will some sort of prize to recognize their achievement. The format will be similar to last year, where all contestants do a 20-25 question worksheet at the time of registration. The highest qualifying scores will compete in a short buzzer match after lunch and before playoff announcements.

STUDENT CHALLENGE: We offer a side event in the morning for any high school player to participate in. Students will be show a slideshow of various scenes, all revolving around a theme, and are asked to identify as many as they can. The highest score will be rewarded with a prize during the individual awards.

If you have any questions or wish to register, feel free to contact Bob Powers at csquizbowl <at> gmail <dot> com. We look forward to seeing you all here.
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Re: CSI X (10/24/15) @ Cave Spring MS (Roanoke, VA)

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Registered (19 teams):
Rappahannock County (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Honaker (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Patrick Henry (Roanoke) (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Blacksburg (3 teams, 1 buzzer)
Rockbridge County (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Virginia Episcopal School (1 team)
Hidden Valley (2 teams, 2 buzzers)
Christiansburg (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Rustburg (2 teams, 1 buzzer)
Norfolk Academic Guild (1 team, 1 buzzer)
Carroll County (1 team)
Patrick County (1 team)

Interested:
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Re: CSI X (10/24/15) @ Cave Spring MS (Roanoke, VA)

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I am pleased to report that PACE has awarded us with a platinum certification for our tournament. The top 25% of the field will automatically qualify for the PACE NSC on June 4th and 5th of next year in Chicago.
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Re: CSI X (10/24/15) @ Cave Spring MS (Roanoke, VA)

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We've reached our first field cap of 18 teams. We are now expanding our field to 24 as we've found some extra rooms and moderators. I think this is about as far as we can stretch this weekend so if you want to register, I would do it as soon as possible to make sure that you are playing this Saturday. If we have more than 24 teams, we'll start a wait list at that time.
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Re: CSI X (10/24/15) @ Cave Spring MS (Roanoke, VA)

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Congratulations to Christiansburg for winning the CSI held this past weekend. They had a back and forth match with Blacksburg A in the finals where it came down to the last question. With Christiansburg on top with Blacksburg A in second, Hidden Valley A placed 3rd to round out the teams that have qualified for the HSNCT held later this season. Rockbridge County B finished in 4th place while Rockbridge County A finished in 5th to round out the teams that have qualified for the NSC held later this season. Stats can be found here: http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3168/. The final placements of all the teams are down below. We hope everyone had a good time and we want to wish you luck with the rest of your season. If you have any comments about the tournament, feel free to send them to me. Thanks!

1. Christiansburg
2. Blacksburg A
3. Hidden Valley A
4. Rockbridge County B
5. Rockbridge County A
6. Virginia Episcopal School
7. Hidden Valley B
8. Blacksburg B
9. Blacksburg C
10. Rustburg A
11. Norfolk Academic Guild
12. Patrick County
13. Rappahannock County A
14. Patrick Henry
15. Rappahannock County B
16. Honaker B
17. Honaker A
18. Rustburg B
19. Pick Up Squad *
20. Carroll County **

* Pick Up Squad was a team comprised of substitute players we had to form in order to even up the field.
** Carroll County was defaulted to last place as they left halfway through playoffs and had to forfeit the rest of their matches.
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