All Quiet on the Eastern Front (HFT XIV Mirror), 11/16/19

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All Quiet on the Eastern Front (HFT XIV Mirror), 11/16/19

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East Chapel Hill will be hosting a high school tournament on Saturday, November 16 (11/16/2019)

Location:
East Chapel Hill High School: 500 Weaver Dairy Rd, Chapel Hill, NC

Set:
Harvard Fall XIV, which is a regular plus difficulty set (harder than IS sets and easier than national tournaments).

Format: Tentatively, preliminaries will consist of 5 rounds of round robin play, with playoff rounds being a round robin in a smaller bracket based on preliminary performance (your team would play everyone else in that smaller bracket).

Registration Fee:
$60/team

Discounts:
Working buzzer system: -$10
150+ miles one way distance from East to your school: -$10
Experienced staffer: -$10
Minimum fee/team: $40

Team/Roster size:
Each team can have six players registered for it with only four playing at a time. Substitutions are permitted at halftime. Teams can play shorthanded should they choose. Anyone registered to a particular team cannot switch to another team in the tournament, including between A and B teams from the same school.

Dining Options:
Food will not be provided at the tournament site, but there are some options both at a short walking distance as well as the Timberlyne shopping area with all sorts of restaurants/fast food places, which is a short drive up Weaver Dairy. We can provide information about nearby food places if teams need it.

Awards:
Trophies will be awarded to the top 2 teams after playoffs and the top 10 individuals during preliminaries will receive book prizes

If you would like to register, email [email protected] with the name of your school, the e-mail to be used for contacting you, how many teams you would like to register, if you are bringing buzzers, and if you have any applicable discounts.

Middle school teams can also sign up if they want, but be forewarned that as this is high school regular plus, the questions are harder than MSNCT playoffs.

On the day, payment can be made by either cash or a check made out to ECHHS Quizbowl. Check in will start at 8:15 and there will be an intro meeting at 8:45 with the goal to have a 9:00 start. Thanks, and we’re hoping to see you there!
Ewan Mitchell
Smith MS '16, East Chapel Hill HS '20

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Re: All Quiet on the Eastern Front (HFT XIV Mirror), 11/16/19

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This tournament has now been designated as a PACE Gold qualifier, which means the top 20% of teams will qualify for the PACE NSC (a national championship), which will take place at the Hyatt Regency O’Hare near Chicago on June 6-7.
Ewan Mitchell
Smith MS '16, East Chapel Hill HS '20

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Re: All Quiet on the Eastern Front (HFT XIV Mirror), 11/16/19

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Hi everyone! Here's a quick field update:

(Number of teams/buzzers/staffers)

Early College at Guilford: 2/0/0
NCSSM: 3/3/0
Athens Drive: 2/0/0
Raleigh Charter: 5-6/4/0

Make sure you let me know if you haven't signed up yet and want to attend!
Ewan Mitchell
Smith MS '16, East Chapel Hill HS '20

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