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Dorman Cav Challenge, 01.17.15, Spartanburg SC, HERMES Set

Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2014 11:37 am
by thomasgnd
The Dorman Quizbowl Team is pleased to announce its 25th Cavalier Challenge, to be held on Saturday, 17 January 2015 on our campus at 1050 Cavalier Way, Roebuck SC 29376. We are conveniently located at I-26 exit 28, the intersection between I-26 and US-221 just south of Spartanburg SC.

The event will mirror the HERMES set, written by the quizbowl team at Richard Montgomery High School. We will track powers, though not negs, for teams, though not individuals, bonuses will not bounce, and games will consist of 16 tossups followed by 3-part bonuses.

We will not cap this field, and it has reached between 70 and 120 teams throughout its history, making it one of the nation's largest quizbowl events. Round-robin groups will be contested in morning rounds, after which a rebracket will take place, followed by round-robin play for the championship. A final or advantage final will be played if necessary. We will offer trophies to the champion, runner-up, and third- and fourth-place teams.

The cost per team will be $75. To insure maximum efficiency of operation, we ask that teams stay on campus for lunch, which will be prepared and served by our parent association at a cost of $5 per student and free for one adult per team. Concessions will also be available for purchase throughout the day.

Registration will take place at the school's front desk from 7:30-8:40am, followed by a brief coaches' meeting at 8:45am. Games will begin, whether or not all teams have arrived, at 9am. The lunch break will occur as close to noon as possible, and the tournament should end by 5pm, if not earlier.

Paper invitations will be mailed to schools in our general area of SC, western NC, northern GA, and eastern TN in late August or early September and again in early November. If you are not in this area but would like to receive an invitation, please respond to this post, send me a private message on this site, or email me at [email protected]. Alternately, you may register, express interest, or voice any questions via any of the three above-listed options.

We look forward to hosting a great event and will happy to greet you in Upstate South Carolina!

Re: Dorman Cav Challenge, 01.17.15, Spartanburg SC, HERMES S

Posted: Sun Aug 31, 2014 2:48 pm
by thomasgnd
The registration form for this event is now attached here. If you wish to register, please fill out a copy and email it to [email protected] If you prefer, you may also print a copy and mail it to:

Dorman High School
Attn: Geoffrey Thomas
1050 Cavalier Way
Roebuck, SC 29376.

We look forward to hosting you in January!

Re: Dorman Cav Challenge, 01.17.15, Spartanburg SC, HERMES S

Posted: Thu Nov 20, 2014 5:40 pm
by thomasgnd
Registrations continue to come in for the 25th Cavalier Challenge. We have no cap on this field, and we would love to host as many of you as would like to come. We can promise you a positive experience, as Dorman can now boast a quarter century of hosting quizbowl events.

See you in South Carolina on January 17!

Re: Dorman Cav Challenge, 01.17.15, Spartanburg SC, HERMES S

Posted: Tue Jan 20, 2015 2:11 pm
by thomasgnd
Congratulations to Chattahoochee A and Dunbar, the varsity and JV champions of our event.

Stats are posted at

As always, we enjoyed hosting everyone, and we look forward to a great field at next year's 26th Cavalier Challenge, to be held at DHS on Saturday, 16 January 2016.