Location: University at Buffalo North Campus (directions can be found at http://www.buffalo.edu/community/visito ... north.html). We will have rooms in Capen Hall, Norton Hall, and Talbert Hall.
Question Set: We will use NAQT set IS-107. Thus, questions should be accessible to a wide range of abilities within the high school circuit.
Tentative Play Structure is as follows:
- General, round-robin play
- Probably prizes for 1st & 2nd Place teams, and top individual scorer. Possibly prize for top JV team (all first-year players)
- Base Team Fee: $60
- Buzzer Discount: -$5
- Staff: -$5*
- Experienced Reader: -$10
- Distant Team: -$5/150 miles (by Google Maps)
- Minimum Fee: $30 (approx. break-even point for us)
Invite other schools! I'm aware of a large Masterminds circuit in Buffalo, Rochester, and Syracuse, as well as several smaller "Scholastic Bowl"-style leagues. Since Masterminds, I believe, uses NAQT questions, such teams should be a great fit.
Also, we're working on a partnership with the University Honors College, and we're trying to finagle a free lunch for attendees. Otherwise, there is an assortment of restaurants on the UB campus, in the Student Union and the Commons, which offer good food at a reasonable price. UPDATE: We weren't able to make this happen. Sorry!
Teams (Tentative, Probable, and Confirmed)
Pembroke (1 definite)
Clarence (2 definite)
Buffalo City Honors (1 probable)
St. Joseph's Collegiate Institute (1 definite)
Mt Morris (1 definite)
Nichols School (1 definite)
Amherst (2 definite)
Niagara Catholic (1 possible)
Questions? Contact me (Zach Pace) at [email protected]
Also, visit our website: https://sites.google.com/site/ubacademi ... /bull-bowl. Please register via email, and see the link at the bottom of the page for directions.
Edit (6/1) - Location
Edit (6/2) - Distance Discount ($5/150 miles)
Edit (6/4) - Plea for registrants
Edit (7/20) - Date and packet confirmation
Edit (7/27) - Packet set number change
Edit (7/31) - Fee structure
Edit (9/2) - Initial List of Possible/Probable/Confirmed Teams
Edit (9/16, 9/25, & 10/9) - Teams Update