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Vanderbilt BELLOCO mirror, 10/4/14

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2014 9:37 pm
by Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin
This is the general announcement for the 2014 Vanderbilt University Fall Kickoff Tournament mirror, a between-novice-and-regular-difficulty high school quizbowl tournament, to be hosted at Vanderbilt's Buttrick Hall, 2400 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37212, (and Stevenson 4309 auditorium) on Saturday, October 4th, 2014. It will use this year's EDIT: BELLOCO set. Your Tournament Director will be Daniel Laky ([email protected]), but I will be handling registration/recruitment as usual.
Registration will begin at 8:00 AM, the first round by 9 AM, and the tournament will hopefully finish by 5 PM.

Location and directions:
The intro meeting and post-lunch individual scorer awards will be in Stevenson Hall 4, room 4309 (across from Buttrick Hall). The tournament will take place in Buttrick Hall, 2400 Vanderbilt Pl, Nashville, TN 37212, approachable easily from I-440's exit 1A onto West End heading north, or I-40's exit 209B on Broadway heading South towards the Medical Center, or just from Charlotte Ave. to West End heading towards the West side of campus near the roundabout near Kirkland Hall. Note: you can't actually park near Buttrick Hall, but you can drive up close to it (for drop-off) via West Side Row off 24th Ave S which will put you behind Rand dining hall with a 2 minute walk to Buttrick Hall. Stevenson is right across from Buttrick Hall, so no worries there.

Is limited, so I've linked the campus map: ... pusmap.pdf as well as the Medical Center parking map: ... %20Map.pdf. These should give adequate guidelines for parking and locations. Tip: I'd suggest parking in either the Terrace Place or Wesley Place garages, which are about 7-10 minutes from Buttrick Hall, but free and likely large enough, as opposed to the reserved lots that surround the area.

This tournament will use the 2014 BELLOCO set, written by head editor Sameer Rai and Bellarmine players and reviewed by experienced Bellarmine alumni.. Questions are 20/20 format with 20 tossups in a round accompanied each by a 3-part, 30 point bonus, and tiebreakers. There will be negs, but no powers.

We have Platinum-level PACE Affiliation.

Preliminary brackets will be seeded and then playoff brackets will be determined based on record. All teams will be offered a minimum of 9 games, double-elimination (liable to change as well with moderator count). Rounds will not be timed, but no round should be longer than 30 minutes. Statistics will be kept in full. Trophies will be awarded to the top (likely three) teams, and book prizes will be awarded to the top five individual scorers. The Vanderbilt team reserves the right to cap the field based on moderator availability. The current cap is 24 teams.


Base fee: $60 per first team, $50 per second team and so on. There is no limit to the number of teams who can attend from one school, but schools sending more than two teams are strongly encouraged to provide a competent staffer. This will change if we get more than 15 or so total staffers.

There will be
[list]a $15 discount for experienced staffers who can moderate,
a $5 discount per buzzer with no limit on buzzers (until we reach 15 buzzers or so), and
a $5 discount for every 100 miles traveled one-way according to Google Maps.[/list]
The minimum fee is $40.

This tournament is open to any HS (including JV) teams; we may have a separate JV division if there are enough teams, but don't count on it. We will email and contact as many teams as possible, however, if you feel that you didn't get an invite and deserve one, just e-mail us at [email protected] or post here or contact me. (We are still contacting teams!)
Once you confirm that you are coming, you should e-mail us at [email protected] with:
1. The number of teams, buzzers, and staffers you can bring.
2. A phone number for a coach/chaperone/captain that will be there with you on the day of the competition.
3. An email address where you/your coach can be contacted for further details or changes.

We prefer payment on the day of, but feel free to send checks to us ahead of time (Email us for the address to send the check to!) All teams must pay by 10/4/14. Cash, personal checks, funds from an organization, or checks are all fine. Purchase orders, credit cards, Paypal, or anything else that we can't process will not be counted as payment and you will have to pay late fees of 25$. All checks must be made out to "Vanderbilt Quiz Bowl". If you need a pre-tournament invoice or W-9 form in order to have a check written, you must let us know by September 1st, so that we can send you the paperwork in time and so your payment can be on time.

Team size:
The maximum number of players on any one team is 6. Chances for substitutions always occur after Bonus 10 in each round (half-time), and if your moderator doesn't ask you, just briefly tell them the name of the player(s) you are substituting in/out. Each player may appear on only one team's roster throughout the day, and we will keep stats as such.

Neither breakfast nor lunch will be provided. However, here's a list of places, from fast-food to sit-down, that are open during lunch break which will likely be around an hour. Note: these are NOT in order of distance from Buttrick Hall, and some are about a 15 minute walk, but Jimmy John's, Moe's, and Quiznos, San Antonio Taco Company, Panera, and Subway are closest to Buttrick Hall.

Along West End
Taco Bell
Five Guys
Jason's Deli
Jack in the Box
TGI Friday's
Jimmy Johns
PF Chang's
Bread & Company
J. Alexander's

Along 21st Ave S
San Antonio Taco Company
Mellow Mushroom

Please email me if you have any further questions. I'm looking forward to seeing a wide variety of teams from Tennessee and surrounding states on the 4th!
Rohan Nag
Member/Logistics, Vanderbilt Quiz Bowl

Current field: 18 teams/ 24 total, 9 buzzers, 3 moderators
Central High (Knoxville) (TN) [1,2,0]
Central Magnet (TN) [1,1,0]
Cookeville (TN) [1,0,0]
Ezell-Harding (TN) [1,1,0]
Fairview (TN) [1,0,0]
Germantown (TN) [1,0,0]
Glasgow (KY) [1,0-1,0]
Henderson County (KY) [1,0,0]
Hume-Fogg (TN) [3,1,1]
L&N STEM (TN) [2,1,1-2]
Merrol Hyde (TN) [1,0,0]
Springwood (AL) [1,0,0]
St. Bernard Prep (AL) [1,0,0]
USN (TN) [2,2,0]

Re: Vanderbilt FKT mirror, 10/4/14

Posted: Wed Aug 13, 2014 2:39 pm
by Warren Nolen
Springwood School in Lanett, AL would like to enter one team in the high school division. Please send tourney info to the following email: [email protected]
Warren Nolen

Re: Vanderbilt BELLOCO mirror, 10/4/14

Posted: Fri Oct 03, 2014 12:39 am
by Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin
Because we just found out that FKT has not been finished, this is now going to be a BELLOCO mirror, which should not affect any of the teams attending this tournament (nobody attending has played BELLOCO).

There won't be any powers, but there will be negs.

Since we have 18 teams, we'll start with three prelim brackets of 6 teams each (5 games), rebracket into 3 new brackets of 6 teams each (top 2, middle 2, bottom 2 of each prelim bracket- we'll carry the repeat game over from prelims) (4 games), and then we'll have final games as necessary.

Re: Vanderbilt BELLOCO mirror, 10/4/14

Posted: Sat Oct 04, 2014 10:16 pm
by Chimalpahin Quauhtlehuanitzin
Congratulations to Ezell-Harding, which defeated Hume-Fogg A in a one-game final to win our BELLOCO mirror today! Glasgow was third, and Germantown was fourth. Olivia Kiser (Glasgow) was the top scorer with 112 PPG in the prelims. Stats: ... all_games/, which don't reflect the final standings.

Ezell-Harding, Hume-Fogg A, Glasgow, Germantown, and Central Magnet have qualified for the National Scholastic Championship held by PACE, for which all the details are listed here:
Thanks to all of our moderators, guest staffers/moderators, and teams for coming out!
Edit: Unfortunately, the club randomly assigned teams to prelim brackets, which is not a decision I played any part in. My sincerest apologies for that.