Feb.2 Culver Academies (IN) V and FS Tourneys (IS124/IS123A)

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Feb.2 Culver Academies (IN) V and FS Tourneys (IS124/IS123A)

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Culver Academies are proud to announce our 2012 High School Quizbowl Tournaments! The Ninth Annual Culver Academies Varsity Invitational and Eighth Annual Frosh/Soph Tournament will be held on February 2, 2013. These tournaments, using NAQT IS-124 (Varsity) and IS-123A (Frosh-Soph), will feature two or three separate divisions:

I. Varsity AA: Large Public and Private Schools (using IS-124)
II. Varsity A: Small Public Schools (if there are enough Varsity teams to have a separate division for small schools... if not we may play off a small school champ HSNCT style) (using IS-124)
III. Frosh/Soph (using IS-123A)

If there is a second Varsity division, Large Public and Private Schools will have the option of entering B or C teams in the Varsity A division as exhibition teams (i.e. they will be ineligible for the championship bracket). Tiny private schools might be allowed to play in the Small School Division at the Tournament Director's discretion.

Field size is limited to 36 Varsity and 18 Frosh/Soph teams for a total of 48 teams. Assuming we have 18 teams in a division, we will divide teams into three balanced six team round robins, and then re-bracket for the afternoon in to a Championship and a Consolation bracket of six teams each, with everybody playing four more games after lunch against the teams they have NOT faced in the morning, which would result in nine games for all teams. After the Championship round robin is finished the top two teams would face off in a (potentially) advantaged final.

Each team will be guaranteed a minimum of eight games, with round robins being held in the morning and playoff round robins being held in the afternoon. The Registration Fee is $70 per team, with a discount of $10 available if you bring a buzzer system, a $10 discount/team if your school is more than 150 mi from Culver, and a $20 discount per team if your school is more than 300 miles from Culver. Good moderators are sought for this tournament- we will pay each moderator $50 for the day (cash or registration credit for a team).

To guarantee your spots, please post here or e-mail Phil Blessman at blessmp [at] culver [dot] org by January 15 2013, indicating your school's enrollment and the number of varsity and/or Frosh/Soph teams you would like to bring. We look forward to welcoming you to Culver Academies for our Quizbowl tournaments! If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at any time!

P.S.: We have substantial housing available at the campus motel at a cost of $20 per two-person room. Lunch in our dining hall is pretty good, AYCE, and only $6 per person. Breakfast and dinner are also available to teams staying overnight at a cost of $5 and $7 per person respectively.

FINAL Field Update (as of 02/01/13):

Varsity (8 teams):
Culver, IN
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
Kalamazoo Christian, MI
Kouts, IN
Pioneer, IN
South Bend-St. Joe, IN (x2)
White Cloud, MI

Frosh/Soph (12 teams)
Culver, IN (x3)
DCC, MI (x3)
Harrison, IN (x2)
Kalamazoo Christian, MI
Kouts, IN
North Miami, IN
White Cloud, MI
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Field has been updated above. Looks like a solid mix of Michigan and Indiana teams- we are looking forward to hosting everybody! As things stand we have 10 Varsity and 12 Frosh/Soph teams. Assuming these numbers hold, I am planning on playing a full round robins for Varsity and bracket FS into two groups of six with the top three advancing to the PM Championship bracket and bottom three advancing to the afternoon Consolation bracket for three more games in the PM for a total of eight games for FS. If anybody else wants to add, please let me know ASAP.
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Slight downward adjustment from 22 to 19 overall teams. Anybody else still interested, please register ASAP.
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Mr. Blessman how will you format the varsity division if the current field holds?
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I will be playing frosh/soph if this field holds...
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FINAL FIELD ABOVE (AND BELOW): Eight teams in Varsity will play full round robin, then re-bracket top 4/bottom 4 with carryovers for a total of ten games (plus advantaged final, if necessary). Ten teams in Frosh/Soph will play full Round Robin for nine games (plus advantaged final, if necessary). WE DESPERATELY STILL NEED READERS FOR THIS TOURNAMENT! If you are interested, please email me ASAP at blessmp (at) culver (dot) org We pay $50 plus lunch plus gas (and could even provide overnight housing if you come today).

Varsity (8 teams):
Culver, IN (x2)
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
Kalamazoo Christian, MI
Pioneer, IN
South Bend-St. Joe, IN (x2)
White Cloud, MI

Frosh/Soph (10 teams)
Culver, IN (x2)
DCC, MI (x3)
Harrison, IN (x2)
Kalamazoo Christian, MI
North Miami, IN
White Cloud, MI
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Last minute field adjustment:

Varsity (8 teams):
Culver, IN
Indianapolis Bishop Chatard
Kalamazoo Christian, MI
Kouts, IN
Pioneer, IN
South Bend-St. Joe, IN (x2)
White Cloud, MI

Frosh/Soph (12 teams)
Culver, IN (x3)
DCC, MI (x3)
Harrison, IN (x2)
Kalamazoo Christian, MI
Kouts, IN
North Miami, IN
White Cloud, MI

We'll play a full round robin and Top 4-Bottom 4 re-bracket for Varsity for a total of 10 games, and Frosh Soph will play in two groups of six with a re-bracket in the afternoon in to Top 6 and Bottom 6 for a total of 8 games.
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