University of Kentucky Fall Championship (10/13/18)

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University of Kentucky Fall Championship (10/13/18)

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The University of Kentucky Quiz Bowl Team is pleased to announce the sixth annual University of Kentucky Fall Championship, a high school quiz bowl tournament taking place on our campus in Lexington, Kentucky on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The tournament will begin by 9:00 AM in the White Hall Classroom Building and we hope to conclude no later than 5:30 PM. Registration will take place from 8:00 AM to 8:45 AM in the second floor of the White Hall Classroom Building.

We will be using the WHAQ III set by the Washington High School (MO) and Miami Valley High School (OH) quiz bowl teams.

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.

We will be seeking PACE certification, and in the past our tournaments have received platinum certification, meaning that the top 25% of the field qualified for NSC. We will also award trophies to the top four teams and recognize the highest scoring individual players.

We are initially limiting the field to 28 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 $70 for all additional teams from that school.
• The minimum fee is $50 per 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 (one way).
• 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, 2015 and August 1, 2018, you automatically qualify for the minimum entry fee of $50 per team.

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 Fall Championship (10/13/18)

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Update: The tournament is still on! As of right now, we have 25 teams signed up:

Middlesboro A & B
duPont Manual A-C
Ashland Blazer A-C
Paul Dunbar A-C
Fleming County A & B
Pulaksi County
Charleston Catholic A & B
Daviess County
Henderson County
Glasgow A & B
Simon Kenton
Adair County

Only five spots left, so contact us soon if you would like to compete!
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Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship (10/13/18)

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Re: University of Kentucky Fall Championship (10/13/18)

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Thanks for playing the WHAQ III set, everybody! As the set is not clear, please join the "2018 WHAQ Discussion" private group if you want to discuss the set. (Go to your user control panel, click on usergroups, then find "2018 WHAQ Discussion" and join it)
Jacob O'Rourke
Washington (MO) HS Assistant Coach (2014-Present); MOQBA Secretary (2015-Present), AQBL Administrator (2020-Present)
Formerly: HSAPQ Host Contact; NASAT Outreach Coordinator (2016 and 2017); Kirksville HS Assistant Coach (2012-2014); Truman State '14; and Pacific High (MO) '10

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