PACE NSC 2007 registration information

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PACE NSC 2007 registration information

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This is an update to the previous thread regarding registration procedures for the 2007 NSC.

The date has officially changed now to Saturday, June 9, and Sunday, June 10, 2007. The host campus is still the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

ENTRY FEES
Base fee is $450 per team
Buzzer system discount is $25 per fully functional system (minimum of 8 working activators)
Automatic qualification discount: -$50
Early payment discount: -$20 for checks postmarked before May 1
Note: Schools who do not qualify for the 2007 NSC for the first time until April 1, 2007 or later may claim the early payment discount until May 15.

The automatic qualification discount applies on a per-team, not per-school basis. Specifically, if you are bringing two teams and your A team automatically qualified and your B team did not, then your discount is -$50; if both your A and B teams automatically qualified, then your discount is -$100.

All other discounts apply to your school's total fee, after the fees for each individual team have been calculated and summed. Minimum entry fee is $350 per team.

A list of teams who have automatically qualified so far may be found at http://www.pace-nsc.org/qualified.html or http://www.hsquizbowl.org/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=3273 .

The entry fee will include access to all NSC questions that have been used in the 1998-2006 competitions. On or about May 1, we will release the NSC 2006 question set to teams that pre-registered for the NSC by that time. Requests for the 1998-2005 set can be made to Dr. Chuck.

All proceeds go towards projects that PACE supports, including financial sponsorship for the http://www.hsquizbowl.org forums, our efforts to generate a quiz bowl handbook, and a summer workshop for question-writing and reading.

MAILING ADDRESS
Checks should be made payable to Partnership for Academic Competition Excellence or PACE or PACE NSC.

Please have all checks delivered care of David Bykowski
9106-B Town and Country Boulevard
Ellicott City, MD 21043


AT-LARGE/WILD CARD TEAM REQUESTS (to Dr. Chuck)
Wild card applications may be filed at any time between now and May 1, to Dr. Chuck at [email protected] . Wild card bids filed before April 10 will be evaluated by April 15 in order to allow teams to take advantage of the early registration discount. Wild card bids filed between April 10 and May 1 will also be evaluated, but teams will not be eligible for the early registration discount.

Slots will be awarded on a rolling admissions basis.

All wild-card requests must include:
* Contact information (name of coach/contact, email address, mailing address)
* Brief summary of results, including tournaments played, tournament directors' contact information if results are not posted on hsquizbowl.org .
* Brief statement on their teams' goals and how participation in the NSC will help towards those ends. (I'm not looking for anything more than a paragraph or two.)
* All information requested from automatic-bid teams.

AUTOMATIC BIDS (to David Bykowski AND Dr. Chuck)
All teams that wish to pre-register and claim their spots for the 2007 NSC need to provide the following:

* Contact information (name, email address, mailing address).
* Number of teams to be registered.
* Rosters of the teams (up to 6): include
  • full name of each player and each coach,
    year completed by the end of the 2006-07 academic year (9-12),
    male/female,
    previous NSC's competed [for accounting of 3rd and 4th year players],
    and college where your senior members will matriculate.
* Number and type of discounts claimed (buzzers)
* Names of any additional people who will attend from your group (additional non-playing students, parents, teachers, administrators, etc.).

Additional information may be requested at a subsequent date.

BENJAMIN COOPER ACADEMIC AMBASSADOR AWARDS (to Patricia Southard)
Please contact Patricia Southard at [email protected] if you wish to nominate anybody for the Benjamin Cooper Academic Ambassador Award or Young Ambassador Award. The deadline for nominations is April 1 so that an announcement can be made on or around May 1.

PACE Late Qualifying Tournaments

PACE will be producing a pristeen set of questions for tournaments to be held on April 21, April 28, or May 5 in various regions of the country. This will be the last opportunity to automatically qualify for the 2007 NSC, as well as a chance for teams who are already planning to attend the tournament to get some experience playing on the NSC format.

We have arranged for the following locations to host this event, and are seeking additional hosts that may be interested.
  • Brown University
    Florida State University
    UCLA
    University of Minnesota
    University of Texas
    Virginia Commonwealth University
    Wayne State University
Announcements for these competitions will be made separately under Tournament Announcements on the hsqb board.
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If you are attending and have a Facebook account, here is a link to the event.
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As I told you awhile ago Dr. Chuck, we plan on coming, but I need an invoice showing that we're bringing two buzzer sets and that we were registered early.

Thanks
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Dave is sending invoices out in the near future if you haven't gotten one.
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General timeline of events (tentative, locations TBA)

Friday
Late Evening: Staff orientation meeting (for those inexperienced with NSC format)

Saturday
7:30 to 8:45 am: On-site registration and set-up
9:00 to 9:45 am: Staff meeting
9:15 to 9:45 am: Welcome and Team Meeting
10:15 am: Anticipated start of Round 1
11:00 am: Round 2
11:50 pm: Round 3
12:40 pm Lunch break
2:00 pm: Round 4
2:50 pm: Round 5
3:40 pm: Round 6
4:30 pm: Round 7
6:00 pm: preliminary round tiebreakers
7:30 pm: Announcements as needed

Sunday
8:00 am: Announcements as needed
8:15 am: Round 8 championship group
9:00 am: Round 9
9:45 am: Round 10
10:30 am: Round 11
11:15 am: Round 12
12:15 pm: Round 13 Consolation playoff as needed
LUNCH BREAK
1:30 pm: Playoff round tiebreakers as needed and all-star ballots due.
2:15 pm: Round 14 semifinal round and consolation final
3:00 pm: Round 15 championship final round
3:50 pm: All-Star Game
4:30 pm: Awards ceremony
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Just to answer future questions, there are several restaurants in Ann Arbor that are open for lunch that are within walking distance of the tournament site. We should be able to provide a list and a map as we get closer to the weekend of the tournament.
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Hi,

As a student here at U of M, I thought I'd post this link (thanks to Geoff for the recent retooling of our site): http://www.umich.edu/%7Euac/mac/faq/part2.html

If anyone has any questions about the area, let me know!
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Thanks Andy.

Also, teams who have a confirmed registration as of May 1 should have received an email detailing instructions to access the 2006 NSC questions.
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A note to all interested in the 2007 NSC:

Several major updates have been made to the PACE website, including more detailed information on getting to and around Ann Arbor, a tentative schedule, and an updated list of registered teams. Please feel free to e-mail myself or Tom Chuck if you have a question that is not answered on the website.
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Further update for 2007 PACE NSC participants:

The tournament schedule has been updated to accommodate the likely preliminary round set-up of 9 rounds rather than the 7 rounds that were listed previously. As a result, we will start registration, the team meeting, and round 1 slightly earlier than listed previously. Please make a note of this.
Dave Bykowski
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Michigan '02
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Director, JROTC National Academic Bowl Championship

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