University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BHSAT)

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University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BHSAT)

Post by TylerReid » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:20 pm

The University of Kentucky Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce the fourth annual University of Kentucky Spring Championship, a high school quiz bowl tournament taking place on our campus in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, February 27th, 2016. The tournament will begin by 9:00 AM in Whitehall Classroom Building and we hope to conclude no later than 5:30 PM. Registration will take place from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

We will be using questions from the 2016 edition of the Bulldog High School Academic Tournament (BHSAT) written by the Yale quizbowl team.

The tournament will consist of preliminary round robins between small groups of teams, which will then be re-bracketed into groups of similar performance in the preliminary rounds. Depending on interest, the field may be split into two divisions to ensure that every team has an enjoyable and competitive experience. The exact structure will be determined once we have a better idea of how many teams we will have, but we hope to provide each team with at least nine games regardless of tournament size.

Each match will be untimed and consist of 20 tossups and 20 bonuses. Teams may consist of up to six players. Four players may play at a time for a team, and teams with less than four players are allowed. Once players are assigned to a team’s roster at the start of the tournament, those players cannot be moved between teams. We will be using both powers and negs, and bonuses will not bounce back.

This tournament has received platinum certification from PACE, meaning that the top 25% of the field will qualify for the 2016 PACE NSC. We will also award trophies to the top four teams as well as recognize the highest scoring individual players.

We are initially limiting the field to 36 teams to ensure that we have enough staff. As our staff expands we will raise the cap on the field, but until then we will have a waitlist. Registration is on a first come, first serve basis.

Entry fees:
  • The base fee is $80 for the first team from a school, and $60 for all additional teams from that school.
  • The minimum fee is $40/team.
  • There is a $5 discount for each fully functioning buzzer system you can bring.
  • There is a $10 discount for traveling over 200 miles.
  • There is a $15 discount for each experienced moderator you can provide. Before claiming this discount, please contact us.
  • If your team has not played an independent pyramidal tournament between August 1, 2012 and August 1, 2015, you automatically qualify for the minimum entry fee of $40.
If you require hotel accommodations, Clarion Hotel Lexington is offering a special $89 room rate for Friday and Saturday, February 26 and 27. This rate is currently only available until February 12th and applies to a limited number of rooms though, so if you are interested, make reservations as soon as you can! You can find out more about the hotel on their official website, http://www.clarionhotellex.com/. To get this discounted rate, just call and ask for the UK Quiz Bowl rate.

If you have any questions or would like to register for the tournament, please email us at [email protected].
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BH

Post by TylerReid » Wed Sep 30, 2015 3:21 pm

Current Field as of 2/11/16 (16/28):
Andy's Hecarim by Falconet
Culver Academies (IN)
Danville
Detroit Catholic Central (MI) (3 teams)
DuPont Manual (2 teams)
Glasgow (2 teams)
Henderson County
Highlands
Paul Laurence Dunbar (2 teams)
Simon Kenton
West Jessamine

Interested (2):
L & N STEM Academy (TN)
Madison Central
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BH

Post by TylerReid » Thu Nov 19, 2015 6:16 pm

After sending out the initial invitations over the past hour we're already up to 6 teams registered! If you're interested in attending, have any questions, or would like to register, feel free to contact us!
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BH

Post by TylerReid » Mon Dec 07, 2015 3:52 pm

The University of Kentucky Quiz Bowl Team is happy to announce that Clarion Hotel Lexington is offering a discounted rate for teams attending the UK Spring Championship that would like hotel accommodations. You can find more details in the announcement post. Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to register!
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BH

Post by TylerReid » Mon Jan 18, 2016 6:30 pm

We're up to 12 teams with a few more interested with a little over a month to go until UK Spring! If you have any questions or would like to register, feel free to contact us!
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BH

Post by TylerReid » Mon Feb 08, 2016 11:44 pm

We're now just two and half weeks away from this year's UK Spring Championship, and there are still some spots in the field for more teams to register! Feel free to contact us to sign up or ask any questions.

Also, as a reminder, the discounted rate at Clarion Hotel Lexington can only be claimed until February 12th, so if you plan on taking advantage of that offer make sure you make your reservations by this Friday!
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Re: University of Kentucky Spring Championship - 2/27/16 (BH

Post by TylerReid » Sat Feb 27, 2016 8:36 pm

I'd like to thank everyone for coming out to UK Spring today! We had a lot of great individual and team performances and several great matches as well!

Congratulations to Detroit Catholic Central A for finishing 1st after defeating Andy's Hecarim by Falconet in the first game of an advantaged final! Also, congratulations to Rohin Devanathan for finishing as the top scorer both during the prelims and throughout the entire tournament!

You can find full stats at http://www.hsquizbowl.org/db/tournaments/3290/.
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