26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/17/15

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26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/17/15

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You are cordially invited to enter your academic team in the Twenty-sixth Annual Walton Academic Challenge. The competition will be held on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at Walton High School in Marietta, Georgia.

Each team will play a minimum of five (5) matches during the preliminary competition. A round will consist of sixteen (16) toss-up and sixteen (16) bonus questions with the “bounce back” rule in play. Thirty-two (32) teams will advance to a single-elimination play-off based upon overall record (win/loss). Ties will be broken by average points and, if necessary, a coin toss. Each play-off round will consist of twenty (20) toss-up/bonus questions. We will be using NAQT IS-147A, which should be a set appropriate for a variety of experience levels.

A nonrefundable registration fee of $65 is required to enter your team. If you bring a qualified reader, then your registration fee will be $60. If you sign up with the intent to bring a reader and then fail to do so, your team will be assessed the $5 fee the day of the tournament. Each registered team is entitled to a set of questions after the conclusion of the tournament. The registration fee and paperwork MUST BE RECEIVED BY FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2015 to reserve your team’s place in the tournament. Multiple teams are welcome. The registration fee increases to $75 for schools registering after this date. Last year, the tournament was capped at 42 teams (due to the amount of available readers), so please make sure to get your entry in as soon as possible!!!

We will have a lunch break during which your team may go off campus. There are many restaurants within a 3 mile radius of the school from which you may choose.

I have attached the registration form to this post.

For further information please contact: Matthew Edelstein, Tournament Director
School: (770) 578-3225 (Voice Mail - 538)
FAX: (770) 578-3227
Email: [email protected]
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Re: 26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/17/15

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The Field (as of 10/1/15):

Blessed Trinity - 2
Brookwood - 4
Calhoun - 1
Campbell - 1
Chattahoochee - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekview - 1
Dodgen MS - 1
Eastside - 1
Etowah - 2
Farragut - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside (of Columbia Co.) - 1
Lithia Springs - 1
Newton - 1
North Atlanta - 1
North Cobb - 1
Ola - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Smiths Station - 1
Westminster - 1

Expressed Interest
Chamblee - 1
Creekside - 1
Lakeside (of DeKalb Co.) - 1
Wheeler - 1
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Re: 26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/17/15

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teams are 4 players or 5?

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Re: 26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/17/15

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5 Players per side (alternates are okay with subs at halftime and/or between matches).
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The initial registration deadline has now passed. We currently have 42 teams confirmed/in the field and 2 teams on the waiting list.


The Field (as of 10/12/15)

Alpharetta - 2
Blessed Trinity - 1
Brookwood - 3
Calhoun - 1
Campbell - 1
Chamblee - 1
Chattahoochee - 2
Collins Hill - 2
Creekside - 1
Creekview - 1
Dodgen MS - 1
Eastside - 1
Etowah - 2
Farragut - 1
Johns Creek - 1
Kennesaw Mountain - 2
Lakeside (Atlanta) - 1
Lakeside (Evans) - 1
Lassiter - 1
Lithia Springs - 1
Marist - 1
Newton - 1
Norcross - 1
North Atlanta - 1
North Cobb - 1
Northview - 1
Ola - 1
River Ridge - 2
Roswell - 1
Smiths Station - 1
Woodstock -1
Wheeler - 2

Waiting List (in order of when contact was made)
Northview B?
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Re: 26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge - 10/17/15

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The 26th Annual Walton Academic Challenge has now concluded.

We'd like to congratulate this year's final four:

Champions - Alpharetta A
Runners-up - Johns Creek
Third Place - Northview
Fourth Place - Chattahoochee A

We hope that everybody had a good experience. We are looking forward to hosting the 27th Annual Walton Academic Challenge next October!
Matt Edelstein
Coach, Walton High School
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